Bread, breadier, breadiest…breadful?

It's three weeks to the day since I arrived on St Croix, beaten down from 30+ hours of flights and airports, feeling that it would take weeks to recover from such an ordeal. However, recovery of that nature was not to be, and instead I've been ever so hard at work. I've cleared my home... Continue Reading →

Rainbows and Roundness

It's been less than two weeks since I came "home" to St Croix, and much has already been accomplished. I have found a building site for my tiny house, cleared said site, and now re-filled the clearing with a huge mess of branches ensnared in a variety of vines which had to be trimmed from... Continue Reading →

We’ve arrived!

 It was a journey. 34 hours. BWI (Baltimore-Washington International Airport) was not the best place to have to wait 8 hours while the temperature rose enough to where Zada could fly. Miami, however, was great, and extremely canine-friendly - lucky, since we had to spend a whole 16 hours there! But finally, finally, we made... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Baltimore, Hello, St Croix

It's just a couple of days until I hit the ground on St Croix! This is an incredibly exciting time, after several months of plotting, planning, and (most of all) waiting. In between expelling the last unwanted items from my Baltimore apartment, I've been drawing out more detailed plans for the house, and continuing research... Continue Reading →

Painting the picture

So here's the end product of that recycled-grain bread. It was amazingly delicious with a tangy sourdough taste and a soft gentle texture. Meanwhile, I realized that I've yet to really talk about the property where my upcoming build and related projects will be happening. Oops, huh? Well my apologies, and I hope to clear... Continue Reading →

Snow day!

Baltimore is snowed in today; she doesn't want me to leave. Or for anyone to leave. It provides a  great chance to catch up on packing, paperwork, and cooking for the week. Left-over-grain bread is well on its way. That's bread made with left over cooked whole grains, in this case cooked barely, which is... Continue Reading →

Of Living, and Leaving

I shall ever remember Baltimore, the city where wigs lie in the gutter, disheveled as a small animal, discarded, forgotten. This thing, of momentary fashion, fad, beauty, torn away; what does it reveal beneath? Three weeks, and I shall be leaving. This new life, this different life, this very old life. Is the payment for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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