Well, friends, I've been here three weeks, and it's about time I fulfill my promise and start blogging about my adventures. I live in a little cabin with a large comfy bed, a sink which comes from a rainwater cistern, and a large sampling of spider and beetle-life. Because I'm tired right now, I'll write more later about my experiences so far and give a synopsis and a few pictures.
Some examples of skills, experience, and knowledge gained so far:
- Chickens may be happily toted from spot A to spot B by placing them one on top of another--upside down--in a roomy bag.
- I can now fix the throttle cable in a lawn mower.
- Brakes are overrated. Our beater doesn't have any, and I can (kind-of/not-really) drive it without killing anyone.
- I can hoe like a pro.
- I have used a real machete. From Brazil.
- Yogurt is very easy to make.
- Through careful scientific research, I can confirm that insects compose the majority of life on earth.
- Some weeds are yummy.
- I am no longer afraid of spiders, june bugs, or the dark.
My outdoor kitchen.
Call me Thoreau. The water cooler is quite festive, don't you think?
My favorite lunch: poached eggs on a bed of salad greens and fresh dill. Oh, and wine.
This is the view out of my outhouse. Mornings often mist and fog.
I live at the top of this hill.
One of the house gardens. The damn deer constantly sneak in despite 10 foot fences.
My shower below the guest house.
A view down to the pond.