Reflections on August, 2017

green august porch swing

Welcome back to the homestead, readers. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Our pastures are as green as my birthstone, the emerald, and it’s been this green all month. A birthday blessing just for me! I think we surpassed August’s rainfall average in the first week. And our spray-foam-elastomeric-coated-pallet roof is […]

Why Build with Earth?

“In a bitter irony, “modern” homes not only threaten the health of the planet, they threaten the health of those they are intended to shelter.” ~Dan Chiras, author of The Natural House First, a Look at Conventional Homes:

“Modern” home with modern storm damage.

Mother Earth’s Wear and Tear

The third little piggy built […]