American Public Media's THE STORY.ORG has been running an excellent, multi-part expose' called good water. I strongly encourage everyone concerned about water to listen to the podcasts if time and…Continue
Anna and I just returned from Arizona. We went to Arizona to get away and to also try to get of glimpse of what permaculture/sustainability initiatives we could see while there. It is the start of…Continue
Eric & Anna Scott has not received any gifts yet
Eric and I are very proud of our two sons. They are kind, good humored and hard working young men. As parents, over the years we’ve done our share of the good cop - bad cop routine. The majority of the time I was the good cop and Eric was the bad cop. His most effective parenting strategy for the teen years was to tell the boys to “own your sh*t”. This technique covered the gamut from homework completion and chores around the house to major moral decisions faced by all…Continue
The goal for August was to spend the month preparing our food in new and interesting ways. We swore off the stove and grill. We don’t own a microwave. I melted the door in a tragic kitchen incident years ago and we just never replaced it. So we were left with fire, raw food and rocks.
When we planned these months almost a year ago we obviously didn’t take into account the monsoon weather of a typical Florida August. We had prepared fire…Continue
TP or not TP
Will barter for tech
TP or not TP was the question that started this month. November is “no waste” month. Our goal is to not put anything into the waste stream. Whatever comes into the house has to be recycled, composted, or reused. We began talking about what that would look like about a month or so in advance. After our experiences with…Continue
Sorry for the delay in posting. Currently, Anna and I are in the “harvest” time of the year at our jobs. Things have ramped up considerably and we have some catching up to do. We have been actively chipping away at our goals, keeping notes and hope to get caught up this month.
So… this narrative will be Volunteer Month from Eric’s perspective.
Anna took the bull by the horns…Continue