Water!

The thing I thought through the least. The thing I took for granted the most. By weight, it constitutes an average 60% of the human body (as well as most land-roving animals). It’s a vital nutrient to the life of every cell of our bodies. Decades ago, when I began a path into the realm…

Composting Hacienda

It’s been just a year now since we moved full-time into our simple red yurt. With that is a year of kitchen compost, humanure from our composting toilet and lovable loo, as well as hay and manure from our increasing animal inhabitants. Based on a design in The Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins, we’ve erected a composting…

A Day In the Life — Dryer Decay

It’s hard to believe there is time for it, but I actually have a full-time job OTHER than homesteading on Yurtland. Few friends and family realize what I spend my days doing when I’m not tending to ducks, chickens, dogs and cats, wrangling water, cutting down trees, fetching firewood, etc. Well, that is pretty much…