We moved here in June:
So what have I done?
I’ve been reveling in the astonishing beauty of this place, the tranquility of the land, recovering from an insanely stressful work project, and largely reclaiming my self as a healthy, rested forest creature. We sold the old house in September to some wonderful folks who will take good care of it. The big must-fix items (wood stove; insulation) have been taken care of. I’ve made a good dent in the honeysuckle, autumn olive, ailanthus, and buckthorn, and put in one garden bed which may or may not get enough sun. (We’ll see.) We’ve had family and friends to share the joy of this place, and to our delight, it makes them happy, too. I’ve slept, rested, done yoga, read books, and looked my sweetie in the eye every single day and we have together given thanks for this move.
And now I’m almost ready to start sharing some of the interesting aspects and puzzling questions about this house with the rest of the world. It’s a passive solar house, and I’d like to share with you some of the things about it that do work, don’t work, and might work. There’s so much passive solar theory out there – did you ever wonder how well it actually works? Well…I’ll try to live out loud a bit here to share that with you.