the gathering place for my rants and raves and discourses on the movement to sustainability based on the excesses of others
the Trash vitae
Trash is the editor-in-chiefof an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializesin books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others. This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world
I have been thinking a lot lately about affordable housing and small house living. I see alot of videos and posts about single people and even small families crammed together in miniscule abodes that over time will prove unsustainable. Why not use another alternative. During the post ww2 era mobile homes became the fad for youngins and the retired set. They are somewhat energy inefficient but for useability they are a wonderful affordable alternative. The Trash homestead is centered on an old 1970something double-wide (roughly 1400 sq feet). Granted it has its flaws but for the price of a newer car I have 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an exterior garage area. While its not a mini house and its def not a mcmansion it is an obvious alternative for the green-minded.
ol Trash has been busy this week in the labs. On Friday I did some work in the lab and then went over and did some freelance work for one of my clients. When done I went over to the 420 celebration where this pic was taken . I met up with an online buddy and we enjoyed the ritual together.
I came home to a dinner of pizza and a fresh fruits and veggie salad that the mrs and our daughter made. Delicious.. Saturday was spent working in the garden and today we are going to celeb earth day with a BBQ and some relaxation. I planted a bed of collards, red cabbage, bok choy and kohlrabi. yumyum. We also picked up some cheap petunias and geraniums to add color. oh boy. I DO LOVE SPRING.
the lilacs are almost in bloom .. a sure sign of spring. Work is continuing around the homestead on bed prepping and garden cleanup. The collards have sprouted as have the sweet peas and lettuces. Time to start some other stuff in the garden. Joy Joy. Son called yesterday that he had scored 4 boxes of real hardwood flooring from the dumpsters and wanted to know if I wanted. Of course I do. Gave him some gas money and enjoyed an evening with son, my wife and I . Good people, good smokes and conversation. Evening enjoyed. Happy Easter
Spent the week real busy in the lab. Working hardly on many different projects and listening to some great podcasts. Comic Book Men, Rudy Rucker and Survival Podcast. 2 of which you can find links to the sites on the left. They make for some entertaining and motivational listening. The weather has been warm to hot this last week so extra watering has had to take place. I hooked up the hose last weekend in order to nourish the soil and i am also experimenting with using the dead leaf detritus as mulch. So far so good. We planted a cuppla rows of beets, radishes and collard greens and turnip greens in some of the beds. I do not want to go hog wild yet as snow and cold weather is still possible. But planning goes forward. After the dry spell of video podcasting that I have been experiencing over the past few months I am almost ready to start up again. Should be be coming with the advent of the spring season. Hopefully soon after Easter I should have the studio reformulated and ready to go.