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Lauren Craig
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Raising Meat Sustainably: A Case Study for Sustainable Pork
Last week, we said “goodbye” to Kevin Bacon; the pig we’d raised for meat for over a year. He spent his entire time with us in what I’d consider to be nothing short of pig paradise. Each day, he had his fill of produce food scraps from a local grocery store...
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Culling Old Hens and Sustainable Transformations
Our beloved, hilarious crew of land-mates When out and about, it’s easier to tell people that we’re vegetarian. We’re not these days, but telling people that we don’t eat meat unless it’s local and has been reared ethically and sustainably is complicated an...
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Passive Food Production: Our Take on Back to Eden Gardening
We first heard about  Back to Eden Gardening  a couple years back after watching the  documentary  on YouTube. We felt like newborns opening our eyes to see our mother for the first time. No joke. Anyhow, we felt silly for not having considered this common ...
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Choosing a Life of Mindful Intention
Peeking out at our life from outside the blissful little bubble we’ve created for ourselves, I guess I can see why people might raise an eyebrow when they see us going out of our way to live the way we do. It’s true that we choose the most labor-intensive o...
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How to Plant an Osage Orange Living Fence: A Step by Step
We have a 2,000 linear foot property perimeter we need to fence off to prevent livestock from roaming onto our neighbors' land and upsetting them, however, we aren't made of money and cannot afford a conventional fence. Also, we don't want one. They take to...
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We're inching closer and closer to the finish line and will be creating our glass bottle wall, slip straw walls and finishing off our tire wall with adobe plaster! Wanna learn the skills alongside us? JOIN US in June!
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Earthship Bottle Wall, Slip Straw Wall and Adobe Wall Construction Workshop Days June 2016!
The time is finally here, my friends, for us to begin gearing up for constructing the circular bottle wall in our craft and play room, the internal slip straw internal walls, and the adobe finish on the tire wall of our home!  While it is difficult to know ...
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So apparently construction of an earthship home goes MUCH more quickly once the tire pounding is complete... Here's an update of our progress from October 2015 to May 2016!
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Serious Earthship Progress: October 2015 to May 2016
I've been grossly neglecting my duties as family earthship project blogger and so I present a gargantuan update via pictures and captions! Disclaimer : I (Lauren) am providing this update and am not particularly adept at technical, building jargon.  The rea...
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Sustainable choices are seriously addictive!  Here is a comprehensive list (with TONS of links) of the changes we've made as a family in the past 4 years.  These changes save us about $10,000 a year!
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