Well, my daughter Fern had her kidney surgery yesterday. It went splendid, and she's already home and recovering with lots of vegging in front of the computer with movies.
I was sick all last weekend, and going a bit crazy in my head because I wasn't able to get anything accomplished. Once I was feeling better, I set to work on a couple of projects that had been brewing in my head.
We ran out of toothpaste the other day, and since I watched 'No Impact Man', I have really been going crazy with the eco-movement. I also watched 'Food, Inc.' while I was sick, so that also spurred me on. I recommend both films, and if you have Netflix, they are both on instant watch. I don't know if it was the pregnancy hormones or what, but I cried a LOT watching Food, Inc. Especially the parts about Polyface Farms.
So to some pictures:
first, toothpaste, made with my friend Lois' recipe:
and the progress on the bike:
and lastly, the rain barrel I made at a demo put on by Sustainable 19125 the other night: