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|I get to sort worm castings with Noah. He loves picking out the worms and we talk about things like "can the worm hear? See? Feel?" and Noah laughs and says that they can feel what he's saying through his fingers.|
Our car is quite small, so today was my Christmas when my mom said she'd help me pick up some dumped car tires with hers. We got 5, though we did feel like criminals because that's a lot of tires. I know there's some debate over whether tires are really good to use as planters, and I mainly focus on the fact that they're extraordinarily durable, and that strong, healthy, organic, local happy plants grown in something otherwise polluting is surely better than eating food I'm not sure about grown in China (yes, our garlic is from China??!).
|We moved two chairs to be in amongst all the plants, and tonight the three of us sat there. Eli trying to eat poisonous leaves, and Noah.... I'm not sure what Noah was doing.|
I loved this slide show A House of the Clouds for a vision of a house that is totally impractical and beautiful.
Check out this website about the construction of a load-bearing straw bale house. I loved the pictures and just poking around to be inspired.