The buildings on the farm, including staying dry, staying warm in winter and cool in summer, and maintaining the infrastructure that keeps the buildings working smoothly. This includes any production of energy on the farm as well as water management.

Staying Warm; Firewood 5

Amanda and I read a haunting piece on AlterNet recently entitled 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Paupers. The whole piece is worth reading, but the part that informs today’s post is about the necessity of finding a reliable way to keep warm: “You won’t even want food much […]

Saving Every Drop of Water We Can 4

This is that curious and exhausting stage of our lives during which Amanda and I effectively live in two worlds. Most of the week we work at our desk jobs, she teaching students at Samford University and I helping people survive divorce. Most Friday and Saturdays, though, we work at […]