Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Puget Sound


We just flew in from Washington state and boy my arms are tired. Seriously. And my legs and my back and my neck. How can sitting in an airplane make my body hurt so much? It's like I fell down a flight of stairs in Seatac before coming to a stop in Albuquerque.

Anyway, they say a picture is worth a thousand words which is good because I have about a thousand pictures to share and only a handful of words in my brain. But I'm going to try to put together something coherent because I really want to share our trip with you before I get busy with my everyday humdrum and miss my chance.

Friday, July 3, 2015

S'mores: Our Only Beacon of Hope in a Post-Apocalyptic World


A few years ago we built an horno (a.k.a. earth oven) in our back yard. I can't remember exactly what made us want to built it in the first place, if it was intended to be an extension of our kitchen, if we thought it would be a nice feature in the yard, like a big, unmovable fire pit, or if it just sounded like a fun project to try (probably a little of all of these things). Regardless, for years we studied designs and tips in books, mostly back-to-basics and urban-homesteading manuals and even a few post-apocalyptic survival guides.