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How To Dress Like An Ecovillager

The only rule about what you can and can’t wear here is that there aren’t any rules.  Still, many people who can’t make their home in the ecovillage would still like to bring the ecovillage to their home.  One of the ways that you can do that is by the way that you dress. Here are… Read more »

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Retreating and Advancing

I know that living here is better for my family.  We have more time together, a more relaxed pace, more time in nature and playing outdoors. Yet I can’t help but think of what I left behind. As a public school teacher, I knew that I was making a diference.  With over 100 students most… Read more »

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Candles, Seeds, and Routines: What We’ve Been Up To

So we have been back from a seven-week trip to see family for about a week now, and we’re settling into our lives again.  At first, it was sort of a rough transition.  You mean I have to wash all those dishes?  Did you just say that we are on our last humey bucket?  We need… Read more »

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Are We Living In A Blue Zone?

A few weeks ago, while visiting family in Spain, we got in a debate about which countries have the longest average life span.  After a little discussion about averages and medians, and some google searches to decide who was the winner of the the argument that I don’t remember why we started, I stumbled on… Read more »

How I’m Reacting To This Mess

So my first reaction was that I am glad that I don’t have to see students that are happy about this and deal with that mess. And my second reaction was that this plan of mine to take my kids and go as far away from mainstream as possible is not looking so crazy anymore. Then I… Read more »

The Environmental Stuff is a No-Brainer For Me

I was talking with a friend the other day about how excited I am that (maybe hopefully probably) a lot of people will be moving here between now and next Spring (a lot being eight adults by my last count).  She said that she just hopes that the village doesn’t lose sight of our environmental… Read more »

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Why I Haven’t Been Writing Much

So it appears that I have done that thing that many people do when they are writing a blog–start a blog, get all excited and write a ton, and then drop it for weeks or months.  I keep thinking that maybe I’ll write again soon, but then I don’t.  It’s a combination of a few factors–just general… Read more »

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Homeschool Co-op

So after a few meetings, changes of plans, and go-around check-ins, we have created a homeschool co-op! Like every other kind of collaborative effort, it has taken a lot of talking and some compromise, but I am so excited about this homeschooling year. This is the schedule that we have come up with.  It could… Read more »


My Thoughts on Co-ops

Like with pretty much everything else here, I am just scratching the surface of the whole co-op idea.  I am currently a member of two co-ops, am forming a third, and will soon be out of one of those co-ops. We have been eating in Skykitchen for a few months now, minus our trip back… Read more »

21st Century Parenting

We definitely moved here to have more time together as a family. In fact, I would say that was the main reason why I wanted to get out of the mainstream. But sometimes it feels like I spend the whole day hoping that the kids will find something to do somewhere else or be invited… Read more »

  • Hey, folks. We’re here!

    We arrived on February 5, 2016.  Only about eight to ten days behind schedule.  Lots to tell about what has happened since, what brought us here, and where we’re going next.