Tiny House Update II

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Tons of snow in downstate New York and none up here in the Champlain Valley (aka the “banana belt”). Despite the crazy weather and lack of snow, this has allowed work to keep on progressing in the tiny house. A lot has changed since my last tiny house update. DIY slab wood shelves Even though […]

Winter Gardening Tips for Your Zone

Here in the Adirondacks, many businesses and people seem to close up shop in the Winter and the same goes for the garden. Well just because the temperatures are dipping doesn’t mean you can’t get a harvest of fresh veggies all year round. Elliot Coleman, in the “Year Round Harvest,” reminds us that growing heirloom […]

Paperwork, Permits and Patience

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Fund raising for our recent micro-loan campaign on Kiva Zip was nerve-racking and exciting at the same time. In comparison to the work we now have ahead of us, the fund raising now seems the easy part. In order to have enough “dough”  to start paying back our Kiva Zip loan, we “knead” (sorry!) our […]

The Power of Social Finance

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Money… No matter how you feel about it, it is a necessary asset in bringing an old farm back to life. But when I received a call from Lauryn at Kiva Zip, I was exposed to the power of social finance and it’s exciting possibilities.   Finding “dough” to build a bread oven Our first […]

Super Harvest Moon Eclipse

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It was an evening in September that marked a special event in the night’s sky. Something we won’t have the opportunity to see again for another 18 years. Coming next in 2033, a super harvest moon will again combine with a lunar eclipse On the 27th, we were transfixed and glued to the sky. Some […]