The goats and pigs do entertain each other. We move the pigs often, but on Saturday we moved them and their house way on the other side of the field. It took awhile and the goats would have done it differently, but the pigs are so happy literally digging up their new digs!
Community members recently got together to add automatic ventilation to our “Mark Ward” recycled glass greenhouse. Peter installed a louver on the west side, and Lynn and TJ installed a fan on the east side. The fan operates off a thermostat and will automatically come on when the greenhouse gets too hot. This will… [Read More]
Four households form the chicken club. Today was Lynn’s day, and she got a full assortment. One of the ladies is still holding out, but we still have enough to feed all of us each week. This is a particularly sweet group. Nobody seems to get picked on.
*from “The Amish use tech differently than you think. We should emulate them.” by By Jeff Smith, The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2020 It can often feel as if modern life does little to encourage healthy connections between people. The logistics of making a living and meeting core family needs combined with dispersion of extended families… [Read More]
I grew up in New Mexico and one of the many things I miss is the spicy, traditional food. In October in New Mexico you can smell the wonderful aroma of green chiles being roasted in the open air. And on feast days, the Navajo pueblos and in many households throughout New Mexico you will… [Read More]
It was a March 25 snowfall, but the resourceful ducks found a swimming hole.
She took her sweet time (and she is sweet), but our Wellsummer is now laying beautiful eggs. The speckles come off if you wash them, same with the blue eggs. Curious!
We humans bring our backgrounds and baggage to whatever communities we find ourselves in – whether that’s a workplace, spiritual or activist, or even a book group. This is especially true in co-housing, as our very intention is to build community by interacting more closely with our neighbors than in a traditional neighborhood. We join… [Read More]
Luckily we didn’t have any turkeys or chickens this winter, so nobody was hurt when the powerful winds tore the roof off of our winter home for turkeys and/or chickens. Our new flock of chickens are due any day now. When they’re big enough, they will live in a more portable chicken tractor for the… [Read More]
Ben Brock Johnson’s NPR article about cohousing