Friday, February 18, 2011

The Drama regarding Urban Homesteading

It had to happen eventually, I suppose. Everyone wants to have copyright or trademark over *everything* these days. But a REALLY well-known family in the Urban Homesteading movement were the last people I thought would do this - read about the whole sad, unfolding drama at the LA Blogs and OC Weekly. Read the comments too, they are also very informative. It has a LOT of peoples' danders up, and affects the Urban Homesteading movement as a whole.

Got the story via Reddit, again (thanks Reddit for keeping us in the loop). :)

EDIT: An update, as of Feb 22.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Driving snow yesterday, just blowing all day, sideways. Windchill in the -20s (Celsius) We have had a CRAZY amount of snow this season - it's been a little hard to take, some days. :)

But tonight, a beautiful moon and a little clear sky was a welcome sight.

Friday, February 04, 2011

During and After

During the storm...

After the storm...

The sun was only spotty afterwards, but I was glad to see it!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


I don't like to throw big snow storm terms like that around, because we do (or did) get a lot of snow in these parts in the winter. But this storm is over 3,200 km wide, which is crazy huge, so I think we can safely use that term. :)

It is NUTS out there! This morning, after the result of the mini-storm that hit us last night:

And now, taken about four hours after the first photo:

Casey LOVES the snow, this is totally her favorite season. But even she wanted to come in, when she couldn't see too far through the flakes anymore. :) She got covered in a matter of moments.

Oh well, time to sit tight and wait for this to blow over - and then the shoveling, oh the shoveling!