Becoming Green, literally (or, the upside of constant satellite surveillance)

I find it easy to forget that there are little machines orbiting the earth taking photographs of…


Cluckingham Palace and the Rabble of Spring Plants

For a while we weren’t sure whether to call our new chook house Cluckingham Palace or not….


It’s raining pumpkins

It seems that the jack-o-lantern exists because when pumpkins proliferate they seriously know how to do it…


Earlwood Farm Presents Read before Burning

Do you remember the scene in The Day After Tomorrow in which Jake Gyllenhaal is burning all…


Put it somewhere random and they will make it a home [1]

Developing from the series of posts entitled “Build it and they will come”, which captures different kinds…


How to cook “Dutch Babies”.

“How to cook dutch babies” sounds like something out of a Grimm fairy tale, but it is…


Abandoned Buildings

At the height of summer we actually contemplated evacuating the wasps. Although they were minding their own…

The Politics of Dwelling PDX

Upon booking our trip to Portland lots of people told us that we would totally love it….

Baby Stan sitting atop the haul.


I’ve been putting off writing anything much on the blog for sometime because I have not had…


Build it and they will come (3)

This is a member of the deinopidae family, otherwise known as a net-casting spider. It has set…