Building An Earthship In Darfield, B.C.

We are a family of five living in Darfield, BC.
Our house is six hundred square feet in total and we are feeling cramped.

We have decided to build an earthship!

So starts the adventure ...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We're Back!!!

We just returned today from paddling the Bowron Lakes Circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park. What a week! We were hassled by a black bear on the first night (he was pretty aggressive, but a few of the non scared-sh**less of our party got great photos!), shot the rapids (some of us), got rained on, saw lots of other wildlife like moose, osprey, loons, otters. We got rained on some more, met other people, (did I say we got rained on???). We saw swamps and waterfalls, paddled the silty Cariboo River and the kids were great whether they were paddling solo in the Pungo 120 or doubling up with Chris and me in the tandems.

My brother Tom, and his wife, Steph and their friends hit a deer on the way home last night and totalled their truck. We took the kids to Barkerville on the way out and ate burgers, fries and Blizzards in Quesnel until we were stuffed! I think we had a more enjoyable evening!

Took lots of pictures and videos (stay tuned over the coming week). We came home to a bountiful garden (thanks Mickey Kinloch and the Schilling family for looking after it, our lambs and chickens). The hens are laying about a dozen eggs a day and the lambs are looking fatter. The next week will see us doing mounds of laundry and cleaning kayaks and equipment as well as canning and drying garden produce AND getting back to tires. I have numerous emails to respond to from prospective volunteers. Please be patient with us!

It's good to be home and have clean hair and underwear :) !

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