Now to install one patch on the roof, complete the installation of our two cranking roof vents, and to apply the first layer of something called "SnowRoof," an expandable (read that to mean: seasonally effective with expansion and contraction), insulating, as well as sun-reflecting roof paint. This stuff is awesome and only cost me about … Continue reading Installing roof vents and a reflective roof paint.
Well, how did we seal all those holes from the previous owner's shoddy RV install? How did we cover up every breach from all the rows of seats bolted into the floor? You'll find out in this article LET ME TELL YOU. First, I wanted to get something substantial over the holes in the floor … Continue reading Sealing holes, breaches, ensuring few insects enter unnoticed…
As stated in the previous post, we began building by making Cedar 'X's. The reasons for this are that we keep wildlife in mind, looking far into the future and planning for the fences' eventual decomposition far in the future. Barbed wire, though quick to install, is a huge hazard for wildlife, whether you continue … Continue reading Continuing work on the Buck Fence. (A more in-depth process review.)
So, now we are building a fence to enclose an upper pasture. The reason this fence style was chosen is to that it will rot away in the future, rather than leave dangerous barbed wire all over the place (humans are so inconsiderate...!) So, here we are, tons of cedar posts ready … Continue reading Cedar “X” style fence.
So, what have we been doing since the last post? Other than enjoying our adorable doggies? 1. Removing things that are in our way, and cleaning. This includes the propane water heater, all the vinyl flooring and the screws which-will-not-be-turned (turn, damn you!), the driver's seat, the instrument/electronic panel and all its little … Continue reading Step 2: clean and paint that bus!
Well, the opportunity presented itself, and we were fortunate enough to be able to capture it. We bought a bus! Its a 1989 GMC B6000, with a Wayne chassis. The engine is a Chevrolet 454 V8, 6.0L (366 cubic inches), with an Allison transmission. It is considered a medium duty vehicle. I'm beyond stoked! Plus, … Continue reading New Project: Living Space: Bus.
Yes. A millions times yes, and we are working on one now!
As part of a contract job, my WWOOF host Jonathan was requested to design and construct a worm bin composting system and to document the process for a blog post. Worms are excellent composters and soil builders; the worm castings they create (also known as vermicompost) are nutrient-dense and wonderful soil conditioners. In addition, the liquid “compost tea” that is produced can be drained from the bottom of the compost and is outstanding in its ability to suppress fungus as well as being a perfect low-strength fertilizer for seedlings.
The small-scale worm bin system we constructed is perfect for composting kitchen scraps and can even be kept indoors. We built a two bin design in order to be able to easily harvest the compost out of one bin by drawing the worms to the other bin with food though a simpler one bin design is more common and may be…
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Packrats, known to science-savvy folks as woodrats, are notorious for getting into ill-frequented areas of your home or surrounding buildings (or maybe your car, or maybe even your Tiny House...) and creating what is called a midden. It is basically a pile of sticks, bones, and other materials collected from the surrounding twelve feet or … Continue reading Packrats and neighbor-friendly release strategies.
Can you feel it? The warmer air mixed with cool rain, and day time past 4:00pm. Yep, it's comin! Spring is on it's way. It's a such a refreshing feeling, a feeling unlike any other season. I can feel it deep inside my being as if my life force energy is being recharged. Awaken oh … Continue reading Transitions
Its gluten-free! I got the recipe out of "How Can it Be Gluten Free" by America's Test Kitchen. All around, super awesome book for gluten-free cooking of all sorts. We've made the chicken pot pie (aka Gone in Minutes...), biscuits, and some really remarkable pie crust, which we then turned into pumpkin pie. YUM. Now, … Continue reading Birthday cake.