Friday, May 13, 2011

The Willie Pad

A fellow Vansteader, Walking Onion, sent me an email letting me know what he's been up to. He built a docking station for Willie (The Willie Pad)! It is just way too awesome for words! You have got to see this!!!

Check it out here:

If you'd like to read more about Walking Onion, here are links to other posts:

Walking Onion, thank you for letting me share your Willie Pad on Vansteaders... you continue to amaze and inspire me.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April Photo Wrap-Up

April in Washington is amazing!
1) Daffodils
2) Cherry Blossoms
3) processing Dandelions for Dandelion wine
4) Rhododendron
5) painted the deck
6) the greenhouse is very green
7) more Cherry Blossoms
8) pot of Daffofils on the deck
9) homebrew (spiced cider and ale)
10) three stories on the vermiculture bin and seed starting area above
11) more Daffodils
12) more Rhodys
13) the fields are turning green
14) the potatoes are planted
15) the greenhouse again
16) more Cherry Blossums

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Photo Wrap-Up

1) grinding sprouted wheat
2) Spring flowers have sprung
3) built a new raised strawberry patch
4) made yogurt in a thermos
5) made a bee-safe wasp trap for the greenhouse
6) made a strawberry bucket with an old pot and hole saw
7) we got our rocket stove from Stovetec and the canner fits!
8) radishes are ready
9) working on hand sewing a new apron
10) Dad and I made a new raised garden bed next to the house... "The Kitchen Garden"
11) The vermiculture bin (the squirmin' Hermin Hotel) is doing very well with all 2000 of its guests... I'll try to get an update posted soon.  There have been many developments.
12) Started making sourdough bread (with Selma the starter)
13) The greenhouse is much greener
14) Selma the sourdough starter now lives in the fridge and gets fed once each week
15) the radish planter
16) cherry blossoms are everywhere in town (Port Angeles, WA)... the trees at the ranch should be in bloom any day.

I also tilled a lot this month... the big garden is just about ready to plant!

I hope everyone had a great month!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Urban Homesteaders Day of Action, the 2nd

Tomorrow is an urban homesteader's day of action. Please visit the "Urban Homesteading" tab above to learn more about the issue.

The Take Back Urban Home-steading(s) Action Day event can be viewed here.