The past few day has rather blindsided me to be honest. I found out about the ridiculous homesteading copyright yesterday at about 11am, I was informed by you and other readers. I personally think that the claims the Drevaes family has tried to assert are ridiculous. I also feel that the copyright will soon be revoked, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has helped several people lawyer up and they have a very good track record.
The point is, I became aware of this after my posts were made, had I known about the controversy, the post would not have been made. The upshot of it all is that there have been some interesting conversations done in the comments. To delete the post would be to delete the comments and conversations.
So I invite you to continue reading the blog and would love to hear your thoughts.
Many of you know in addition to loving Tiny Houses, I have an interest in sustainable food systems, I see these things as very interconnected. Now Path To Freedom’s Urban Homestead is looking to start a sustainable village, where, dare I say, Tiny Houses just might find a home. Check out this video.
So I have talked before about Path To Freedom, which is this awesome urban homestead just barley outside of downtown LA, where they grow tons of food, have goats, bees and chickens. Then last night I was flipping channels and came upon a show called “you’re cut off”. Where the premise is women who are very pampered, depended on a benefactor, and completely disconnected with reality are cut off financially. These are women who spend over a half a million dollars a year, just on clothes. Well in this episode, they took a trip to the urban homestead to see how less is actually more. It gives an interesting perspective from both extremes: the less is more and the more is more schools of thought. click the photo below and go to the site to check it out
So I have been inspired by the folks at Path To Freedom. While I don’t ever think I will go as far as they do, I really want to bring in allot of things that they do into my life. I have recently just installed a new raised bed, which I planted Lima Beans, Snap Peas, Mustard, Spinach, Rosemary and Lavender. I of course want to expand this, but I will have to wait till next season.
The next thing I tried to do is to have chickens. I wanted 3 Hens to get my own eggs, after researching, choosing a coop design, finding out where I can get chickens the Home Owners Association shot me down.
Apparently someone had hatched 50 chicks from eggs for an activity with their kid, then realized “aww crap I have 50 chickens” and let them go amuck in the neighborhood. Needless to say, the Home Owners Association were jaded and my hands tied.
Just tonight I tried baking my own bread, with aspirations of never needing to go to the grocery store and knowing what was in my bread, I was excited! As it turns out this excitement was justified!
These are the first three loafs I made myself, a lil odd shaped, but they tasted so good!
Even better, it takes only 4 ingredients, all of which you might already have and are really cheap to get anywhere. I found this great recipe that is stupid simple and taste great too! The best part is from start to finish, it took 4 hours including proofing, rising, etc.
I actually made this!
I had a bit of trouble with the dough being so sticky then I found the video below. So basically use the recipe and directions at this website here. But incorporate the techniques of the video below to overcome the stickiness. The final product was below, nothing fancy, but for a first time it doesn’t look bad and it tasted amazing!