Thank you, friends and readers, for celebrating this makeshift life with me.
- I have a few important posts that I refer to as The Fundamentals of Making Shift. They include:
- What Is Making Shift? This is really the starting point for everything in my blog. It is the "why?" behind all of my projects and ideas.
- Opting Out of Consumerism and, in a similar vein, Our Stuff Owns Us
- Creating Community in Your Neighborhood: The Why and How
- Butchering Homegrown Chickens- This post is a lot more fun than you might imagine. Really.
- Sometimes It Takes a Village... To Make Dinner
|Roasted homegrown carrots|
- My most popular post of all times is A Simple Greywater System For the Washing Machine. I described how I moved my washing machine
outside and turned it into a greywater system with the wash water watering
nearby plants. I talked more about greywater-appropriate detergent, bleach and
fabric softener in a follow-up post.
|Watering the fig tree with greywater|
- One of my favorite things to write about is how to create community. Basically, how can we create a sense of community where we live, with the people we have around us? If this is interesting to you, too, then check out these posts:
|Camping in the backyard with friends|
- In December my article "Creating a Resource Inventory for Your Homestead" came out in From Scratch magazine. You can read it right here by clicking on the magazine below. My article is towards the end on page 86. I was really excited to be included in this new magazine, which is about to celebrate its first birthday.
- I have posted several times about building animal housing with scavenged materials.
|Homemade chicken tractor #1|
- And I will end with a few of my personal favorites
- Goats in the House (Literally)- Just for the record, after those first few days we put the goats outside and they have stayed there through much colder temperatures!
- Recycled Family Christmas
- Eating Homegrown Chicken: The Unfamiliar Parts
- The Joys of Old Sewing Machines
- Cloth Napkins Every Day
Clementine the Nigerian Dwarf goat