Reflections on June, 2017

boy in front of beans on trellis

It is the 30th day of June and I type this next to a window that frames a glorious rain which broke the pattern of heavy and hot humidity smothering us. The cool breeze, distant thunder, and soft drops of rain are the ultimate reprieve. Thank you, Mother Earth.

Our middle guy celebrated his third […]

Reflections on May, 2017

Cumulonimbus on the move

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I am serious; mothering is hard work. We have 3 children, 2 dogs, a cat, 9 chickens, 1 remaining guinea, and 35 cows to care for. Building a home with no electricity or plumbing, out on a windy prairie, and trying to keep everyone alive and […]

Reflections on April, 2017

Spray-foam application, professional-style!

April showers are no match for our homestead endeavors! We made some real progress this month. First and most importantly, we are totally and entirely waterproof! No more buckets to catch drips from the roof. No more hot black roof heating up the house in our long summers. No more flappy, degrading underlayment material up […]

Reflections on March, 2017

So maybe you’re not into reading about uterine contractions and placental encapsulation, but there is one thing you must know about the birth of Earthbag Build Oklahoma’s 3rd son. He was born in a round room of our earthbag home on 3-14-17, which, as any math nerd will tell you, is pi day. We used […]

Reflections on February, 2017

February 2017

Wow, talk about a short winter. I think we’ve had over 5 days of t-shirt weather and fewer than that number of freezing nights. I’ve noticed that my mood fluctuates according to the weather. On the days when it has felt like spring and even summer, I am full of energy and exuberant about […]