straw bale house

Journal

June in Texas

The weather is shifting to blazing, summer hot.  The nights aren’t cooling down enough to offer much relief.  In summer it’s often high 90s (Fahrenheit) from dusk till dawn.  This is my least favorite season in Texas.  In the daytime, I’m not bothered so much.  But hot nights make me restless.  It isn’t fun to […]

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Recipes

The King of Coleslaw (Dave’s Spicy Slaw)

Dave & I made a video of him creating his spicy coleslaw. You can check it out HERE. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this coleslaw.  It’s delicious and you should try it today! The citrus & serrano peppers are KEY ingredients.  Also, the resulting coleslaw very much depends on the way you process the ingredients…finely chopping […]

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Journal

A Month Off – MOVED Into the Straw Bale House

I’m back after a month off. I  accomplished a lot during the blog hiatus. We are officially living inside the straw bale house now.  It’s beyond wonderful. No more living with a cold wind blowing through the walls.  No more sharing our space with all manner of insects, rodents, and reptiles.  We are OUT of […]

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Journal

Much Too Wasteful

“Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone — those that are now, and those to come. Existence flows past us like a river: the “what” is in constant flux, the “why” has a thousand variations. Nothing is stable, not even what’s right here. The infinity of past and future gapes before […]

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Farm News

Here is the latest goings on at HTF. CHICKENS We experienced a loss- (see this post).  One of our roosters bit the dust. New life is also springing forth.  Huey (the recently deceased) may soon be a father.  We have had a Buff Orpington hen sitting for about 3 weeks.  One of our “wild” girls is […]

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Journal

Treasure Hunt

We have begun our hunt for materials.  In building our house we are hoping to use salvaged material as much as possible. The internet is being utilized to help in our search.  We’ll see what results that yields.  I am optimistic.  I will be reporting on this as things progress. We are planning a 900 square foot house. In addition there will […]

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