permaculture

This winter we've been working on a project that I believe would not only make 2017 awesome in terms of simplifying our lives, but would also be a cool project to share here. Since we knew were going to sell our townhouse and get another place, we carefully spent time defining what we really needed [...]

Last week I had my cousin over for lunch. It was the first time they've been to our new place here. We grilled some hamburgers and relaxed outside. While eating they noticed our rain barrel and asked about it. Having a rain barrel can be a smart move for the environment and your own wallet. [...]

As we continue our yard projects, I realize we're embracing permaculture as we're building up the garden and general layout. It's difficult to summarize, but I see it as a design process that attempts to mimic nature and build around systems instead of just looking at individual components. It's usually associated with yard/garden design, but it's more [...]