Honeyhomesteading

Here it is. The post that’s been haunting me since Will and I decided to begin transitioning from Honeywwoofers to Honeyhomesteaders. If you remember, our original agenda was a six month honeymoon filled with travel, environmental education, farm fresh food, and a re-evaluation of our priorities. At one point it started to look like, financially,…

To the Mother(earth)ship!

“We think we want to build an Earthship.” “Cool…what’s an Earthship?” This is usually how the conversation begins when Will and I talk about building our own home someday. I became intrigued with the Earthship movement originally because of asthetic appeal- the opportunity for organic forms, the use of colored glass and plastic, the design…

Five Fabulous Florida Spiders

Back in Canada, my favorite cousin has been dying to see some pictures of the arachnids in Florida (just kidding, she hates me right now). The shapes, sizes, and colors are stunning- even if you just get a glimpse before running the other way. There are several very dangerous species of spiders here (four types…

Hippy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween we cooked up an American favourite- sweet potato pie. The potatoes (big, badass, and organic) had been dug from the garden about two weeks ago and were now perfectly cured. Will and I had never tried this kind of pie before and to be honest we thought it sounded kind of weird.…

Back to Our Regular WWOOFing Program

The brakes are on and the awning is out at Wildcat Creek Educational Center in Florida. Three weeks into our Great American Roadtrip we pause to get down and dirty doing some learning with our neighbours. Two other wwoofers greeted us on arrival, both Americans. They started off the fall/winter season a couple weeks earlier…

The Boneyard

The captain of the Coastal Expedition ferry must have had a good laugh as he dropped us off, along with 30 other unsuspecting tourists, at Bulls Island. Bulls Island is an uninhabitat barrier island in South Carolina, part of the 66,000 acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. We were there for the alligators, the largest…

Sweet Carolina

South Carolina, specifically Charleston and surrounding area, was never on my bucket list. I’ve talked to a lot of folks about travel and I don’t recall anyone gushing about the lowcountry the way they might about Vegas, or the Grand Canyon, or New Orleans. And yet it was almost love at first sight, and not…