Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Adventure, New Blog

A few weeks ago, I had a life-changing conversation with two of my kids, which has resulted in a new direction for me:  I'm going to build an off-grid house with my own hands (and my kids' hands, and whoever else wants to help). 

It wasn't until after this conversation that it occurred to me what an appropriate project this is for the "green" year that I'm in.  Not just because of the association of green with environmental sustainability, but also because of it being the color of the heart chakra, and this is a project very much from my heart.  I've wanted to do this for years, and for a variety of reasons, now is the time.

I was originally thinking I would blog about this journey here, but soon realized it needs its own space, so I have started a new blog called Home Sweet Hive, and just published my first post. In building a new physical structure, I will be simultaneously build a virtual structure for it.  I hope you'll check it out.


  1. Oh my, this is monumentally exciting! Heading straight over to check this out.

  2. Thanks, Tess! As you know, such a project as this definitely goes against the grain, so your support means a lot to me.

  3. How exciting! I'll be checking out the new site:)


  4. What a unique (and quietly amazing) undertaking! Count me in, I'll be watching.

  5. I will be very interested to see your progress, and will check out your new blog in a second. Oddly, my son has been talking about us going off grid for a while. Very exciting for you, and what courage you exhibit!

  6. Postie - Yay! Thanks. It's not so unique where I live as it would be somewhere else, which makes it an easier thing to consider doing.

    Eryl - I don't know if I would have the courage if my desire wasn't so strong. Thanks for following!

  7. oh, lucky you! I mean lucky in the way that you'll have tons of work ahead of you, but such satisfying, ultimately nourishing work.

    I've dreamed of something like this for years - and it looks like years more of dreaming at this point. Nice to be able to live vicariously, through your project, though. :)

  8. Yes, neighbor, TONS of work. I definitely have no rose-colored glasses about this or any aspect of the project, but the "satisfying, ultimately nourishing" part is exactly the point. Thanks for your support!

    Don't stop dreaming - and if you want to come out and help, you're more than welcome to :)

  9. thanks! There are several interesting things I'd like to do in New Mexico (including the Traditions in Western Herbalism conference), it just never seems to happen with kids activities/school vs. my husband's bizarre overseas schedule. But I so appreciate the invite. If I end up being able to come out and sling earthbags, I'll let you know!



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