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Mae Baker
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Doing some research on photo voltaic systems
So, I have a degree in physics and some experience with electronics, but when I set up my solar power system (photo voltaic system) I payed more attention to the amount of money I had to spend and getting the best options available in my price range than se...

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Beating the Heat with an Extremely Efficient DIY Air Conditioner
So, I thought the wind would be enough to keep me cool, but with the dry air and the amount of work I've been doing outside I started to get very sick--signs of fatigue, dehydration, and heat exhaustion. I had to face the facts: I needed some way to cool my...

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Moving Back Home
My daughter explaining how her ground squirrel trap works.  So, I recently lost my job as a public school teacher (it's a difficult field to keep a position in right now), and my plan to move to Florida didn't work out, so I ended up moving back to my land ...

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The end of one adventure and the start of a new one.
I've been living in an apartment again for a few weeks now. I feel l so out of place here. I feel like a caged wild bird.  It feel so strange to do something as simple as turn on a faucet and feeling the hot water come out onto my hands. This life isn't me....

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Flood Waters and Drastic Life Changes....
On Tuesday of last week my life changed completely.... The temperature rose suddenly from around 20 degrees to about 50 degrees, it started to rain and all the snow melted rapidly. I walked through the muddy mess and headed to work on Tuesday morning at 6:0...

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Snowed Out
I came home from work the other day only to discover that the road to my house was completely burred in snow ranging in depths of 1.5 to 3.5 feet. It took me a few days to shovel all the snow off my road so I could finally drive home. My neighbor was much w...

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What Will Grow From the Ashes of My Past?
I was feeling quite sad last night.... Sometimes in life there is just too much heartache. It's not that I wanted to forget my past--I had so many happy memories.  I just want to forget that it was my  past--only because it can no longer be my future. I too...

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Winter Has Been Rough
Me and the snow drift So, it snowed a lot.  This is a picture of a 3ft high snow drift right on the edge of the hole I've been digging for my walipini.  For those of you who don't know a walipini is an underground greenhouse used for year-round growing. Thi...

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Remembering Good Times Last Summer with the Kiddos
Whenever I go home to my property so many things remind me of my children and the fun times we had together last summer. I eagerly look forward to being with them again next summer. Building rockets in my classroom. Launching rockets on our land. A jumping ...

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Living Full Time in the Desert
Not an actual picture of the night sky on my property, but my camera can't photograph it, but it looks amazing like this. So almost two weeks ago I transitioned from part time apartment living part time living in the desert in my motor home to living in my ...
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