A New York State of Mind

I know I left off writing about our time in Vermont but I just don’t know where to start telling the story of our time at Root ‘n Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs, NY. Slaughtering chickens? Chasing piglets? Building fences? Cheech and Chong? Yo-Yo Ma? Hands down, the best part of our stay were […]

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TMI: Our First Days in Ecuador

We landed in the southern Ecuadorian port metropolis of Guayaquil on a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. We had reserved a rental car so that we could travel up the coast in a leisurely fashion, exploring the many gorgeous beach towns where and when we wanted. However, we had heard many, many warnings against driving in Ecuador: […]

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Which Way Do We Go?!: Expat Prep

People keep asking us what we are doing so I will try to catch us up! After our last farm stay in Louisiana, we wandered back towards California in order to be home for the holidays. We spent a wonderful couple of holiday months in LA with family and friends and lots and lots of […]

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How Can I Write About Sustainability When the World is Imploding?

I have been trying to figure out what to write next for quite some time. I like sharing our travel stories and information we’ve learned about farming, sustainability, permaculture and food. No, actually, I love it – especially when readers respond with wonder, advice and gratitude. It makes me hopeful; like we are actually doing […]

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Gettin’ Cozy With Thermal Mass

Greenhouses help to extend the growing season on farms across the United States and around the world. However, controlling the interior climate is key as plants have a hard time withstanding extreme temperature shifts. This means many farmers spend significant amounts of resources on energy to heat and cool. At Millsap Farms, greenhouses are critical and Curtis […]

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Earthship Amazing

Wanna see something super cool? Michael Reynolds began designing “radically sustainable” homes in a community just outside of Taos in 1971. Since then, his innovative, self-sufficient whimsically designed Earthships have cropped up around the world. Not only does the Earthship model find five ways to re-use captured rainwater, it utilizes both the sun and the earth […]

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