Living in an (Almost) Tiny Home

It was once thought that bigger was better. People were buying up these giant homes providing at least a 1,000 sf per person. The tables have now turned since the housing bubble popped. Tiny homes have become the new McMansion. People are protesting the monstrosities of the 4,000 sf home by living in 244 sf…

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I am NOT an Urban Homesteader

There is always somebody out there bitching about urban homesteaders. Usually it’s a woman bitching about other women that choose to grow vegetables and preserve their harvest. Sometimes it’s some dude bitching about urban homesteaders being elitist and out of touch because they don’t want to eat the corn-and-soy-laden-pseudo-food. Why don’t those stupid locavores just…

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When Technology Goes Away

Yes, it’s been over a week since my last blog post. No, we did not fall off the planet. Well, we did fall off of the world wide web though. Our internet went out last week. Since we’re probably the last household without smartphones we were cut off from the world. More so because we…

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Meatless —day

My guess is that the beef lobby hates us. If you hadn’t heard, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association FREAKED out when a USDA internal, online newsletter mentioned the words “meatless Monday.” Apparently that’s the equivalent of saying an incantation to bring Satan, himself, up from hell. We are those people that usually prescribe to Meatless Monday. And…

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Why I’ve Been Away

If you hadn’t noticed I haven’t been writing much on the blog lately and for that I apologize. The universe was against me for the last few weeks. It started with two of my coworkers being out on vacation for the same two week period. There are only 5 of us in the studio so…

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Soy Sauce and Apricots Did Me In

We’re about to enter our 22nd month of not buying food at the grocery store. The 22nd month. Nearly 2 years of avoiding processed food. I documented the first year over at our other blog, A Year Without Groceries, but have pretty much tapered off to a once a month cheese challenge post over there….

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