For Instant Spring, Just Add Water

It’s spring everywhere! After a drought, the few bursts of rain have brought everything to life. For instant spring, just add water. The creek is flowing. The ponds are full. Mallards are paired… Continue reading

Score Another One for Homeschooling

We homeschool, but on the books we’re public school students. We run our homeschool through an independent study charter school, Ocean Grove. In exchange for meeting with an Education Specialist once a month… Continue reading

Our New Neighbors

Work on The Shouthouse 3.0 continues. Update coming soon, including why version 2.0 didn’t work, either. In the mean time, I wanted to share some exciting (for us, anyway) shots we captured with… Continue reading

Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse: Part One

You lose a lot of battles but you just have to win one more than you lose. That’s all there is to winning.” — Roxanne Quimby, Burt’s Bees founder So we need a… Continue reading

The Power of Sitting Still

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find… Continue reading

How to Make a Simple Composting Toilet

The following has been rated PG, Pretty Gross, by the Mainstream Potty Association of America. You’ve been forewarned. The kids and I slept in sleeping bags in the dome for the first few… Continue reading