Monthly Archives: April 2013

Yurt Adventure #2: Cooking for Gail

For my second Yurt Adventure I’m cooking Paleo for my girlfriend Gail for three weeks.  She suffers from fibromyalgia, and a few people on the Paleo forums have seen substantial improvement with that condition by going Paleo.  I’d been working … Continue reading

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Gods of the Junkyard, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

The Problem: The Metro is Squeaking.  The Squeaking is Annoying. The Plan: Remove Alternator Adjustment Arm Straighten Alternator Adjustment Arm Replace Alternator Adjustment Arm Adjust Belt Tension Enjoy squeak-free Metro when hauling yurt 100 miles to Bryan a few days … Continue reading

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Vehicle Expenses

In my last post I wanted to know how much it costs to operate my Geo Metro and Yamaha Vino in a year, so I could compare it to alternative methods of getting around.  I turns out that with Mint.com, … Continue reading

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Tax Office Nightmare Spawns Dreams of Being Carless

I’ve been pursuing a steady decrease in gas consumption pretty consistently since I started driving.  I started with a Mazda RX-7 (16 mpg), then had a Dodge Neon(25ish), a Mazda 626 (25ish), a Ford Escort (30ish), a Honda CR-V (23ish, … Continue reading

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Signing Up for Seed Savers!

Now that we have our wicking beds ready to plant, it’s time to renew my Seed Savers Exchange Membership. Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.  An outfit more Part of the Solution … Continue reading

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Wicking Beds Complete!

After weeks of work, our wicking beds are done! Here is the story in pictures! Testing the liner to make sure it holds water. I used two layers of recycled billboard vinyl, plus 4 layers of 3 mil plastic sheeting … Continue reading

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Rained Out!

I was so determined to get the fucking beds done today that I actually spent almost an hour kneeling in a wet bed in a light drizzle using a 120V drill to attach the liner. However, after watching a video … Continue reading

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