Reflections on December, 2015

Snow is the only redeeming quality that winter’s barren landscape has to offer. It blankets the naked ground in a magical sort of way. We got some snow around the very last couple days of December, which was otherwise fairly mild. We also got ice and wind and downed power lines and felt so grateful […]

Reflections on November, 2015

November sends chilly breezes across the landscape as the winds shift and begin to blow from the cold north instead of the warm south. I always imagine the cold places the wind is originating from when it blows up my jacket and sends chills throughout my body. Maybe the cold rocks of some North […]

Reflections on October, 2015

Living in an off-grid situation makes one resilient, creative, and open to utilizing resources in a way that most people might never imagine. It makes one more independent and less reliant on external inputs. It also makes one sincerely appreciate the very on-grid occupation and practice of modern dentistry. Some off-grid folks are so gung-ho […]

Reflections on September 2015

Reflections on September 2015: A Roof Over our Heads

This month marks a very important turning point in H.O.M.E. Farm’s history and development. We have officially moved into our earthbag home! It’s primitive, with the wind still freely blowing throughout the room, and dirt floors, and crickets wandering around underfoot. Nevertheless, we have our […]

Reflections on June, 2015

Ode to my Mother

June of 2015 was bittersweet. The weather was not like last year’s June. It was much milder. Warm days and cool nights and the typical Oklahoma insect population had not begun to annoy us yet. Work on the house was steady for the first few days and then we celebrated our […]