Outdoor Shower

For all those coming to visit... I have some excellent news.  Our outdoor shower is set up, so no fears of spotting naked bathers on the driveway if we don't know you're coming.  The local wildlife is also pleased with our new found modesty!
Here it is..

You might be asking yourself... where do you get a shower curtain that big.... well, I'm glad you asked.  It's actually a canvas painting tarp that we got at the hardware store.  I had to cut in half and sew it back together to make it skinny and long, instead of a huge square.  Then I added big grommets to the top to put hooks through.  The poles are obviously from the property and we had the rope lying around.  Overall I think the whole thing cost about $20.
So grab your favorite biodegradable soap (or borrow some of ours)  cause' there's nothing like showering with the birds chirping and the sun shining.

May Book ~ The Kind Diet

Well, let's catch up on some reading again...
For May I read "The Kind Diet" by Alicia Silverstone.  Normally I'm not into anything written by a celebrity but this one got such good reviews I decided to check it out anyway.  I actually think she did a great job.  She had lots of good info, lots of Dr.'s backing her up, and I was inspired.  Nice.  She has a website that's really good in case you can't get your mitts on her book: The Kind Life Website 

While I'm not a vegan I would say after reading her book I might qualify as a quasi-vegan.  I'd say I'm now vegan about 90% of the time.  But lets face it.... cheese is from cows, and that's a hard drug to drop.  I also love my cream in my coffee in the morning.  Other than that I have cut out pretty much all my other animal products.  I feel pretty darn sweet.  If I could just break the cheese addiction....

Happy Summer Solstice!

Trusting all enjoyed the longest day of 2010.  We didn't dance around Stonehenge or anything but we did have a killer day at the beach! 

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
2 tbsp. veg oil

Measure and mix all dry stuff in a big bowl.
Whisk together wet stuff!
Add to flour mixture and stir just until blended.
use 1/4 cup per pancake in a nice hot greased pan.
Serve with maple syrup, pecans, and whipped cream.

Change is good

I think there are two types of people... those who thrive on change... and those who resist.  I fall into the "thrive" catagory!

As such...we just updated our art truck photos so please have a look!

No Waste shopping at Bulk Barn

I recently viewed a video on Facebook of a supermarket that creates no waste.  All of the containers are reusable and you simply fill, use, ...