Thankful

Today I returned to the pines where we milled the lumber for our house. Most of the logs and branches we left on the ground have been claimed for firewood or smaller building projects. Our four-foot wood chip pile has been reduced to a few inches to fill chicken coops. The stumps have been burned,…

Bamboo

Now that I’ve “finished” our house, I’m looking for opportunities to build others while I have momentum. Today Daniel and I hiked up a mountain to retrieve bamboo for his house, which took all my momentum. We didn’t go the whole way up because Daniel had drug the bamboo part of the way down on a…

Monday Market

On Mondays what we locals refer to as “The Station” transforms from a scene resembling a western movie ghost-town into hubbub of commotion that resembles a western’s non-ghost-town. There is lots of activity, many folk arriving from out of town and the occasional street brawl.

Spectacle

This week we’ve had some internet trouble so we haven’t been able to blog, but we are operational for now. I’ve reduced my housework to half-ish days so that I can get back out in the community. Our community is currently enthralled by the excavator widening our road and fulfilling a campaign promise. The road will…

Moved

After yesterday’s rain delay, the weather was good enough today for moving. Barely. We had spurts of lugging in between downpours. We sloshed in the mud plenty, but thankfully no spills. We got the essentials transferred from one house to another including beds, mosquito nets toothbrushes and, because it’s Friday, everything necessary to pull off…