Say Cheese!

So here goes my very first cheese making adventure! My heat doesn't work so well, so maintaining a steady temperature when it's only 10deg or so outside is proving to be quite a challenge. For that reason I decided to begin with the most basic farmers soft cheese, just for practice in heating/cooling, and using... Continue Reading →

Cultures and Fermentation!

I spent last week in Ohio, visiting my Grandparents. Of course I had a whole list of things to do whilst there; write a blog post, read two books, do more research on building materials, catch up on letter-writing, and back up my computer, among other things. Of course I got sidetracked on my very... Continue Reading →

Design basics, amid holiday survival.

My days  are currently spent in the hubbub of the Christmas-time retail world. The evenings are chilly, and it's dark long before I get home. Most days it's hard to re-center my mind, from selling gourmet dog supplies to doing research and laying out plans for low-cost building and agriculture in a distant place. These... Continue Reading →

The Begining.

The journey has begun; even before I shift an inch from my current abode. Mentally, I have already swooped down upon the sunny island of St Croix, to dig and build, to grow and cook, and to seek the harmony of a small, simple, sustainable life. Already, layers of sketches cover every available surface of... Continue Reading →

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