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    Intolerance for Food Intolerance

    I am afraid I have to rant now… I know many people who are unable to eat many things that were previously not considered to be allergens. Some I know have a reaction to all fruits, all vegetables or all grains. It seems lately everyone is allergic to something, and some people seem to be allergic to everything. I agree that this is crazy and wrong, but apparently not for the same reason that other people think this is crazy and wrong. We have this backlash of angry articles pointing out that it is not possible to be allergic to these foods, that it is not any healthier to not…

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    Gross Happiness Production

    Future Farm is online. Literally, we finally got our satellite internet hooked up so now I can blog about Future Farm again! Not a lot of farming going on at Future Farm yet. We have been living at Future Farm for 2 weeks now. I spent the first week in Florida on a work trip, which was tough because I wanted to be at the farm unpacking and prepping for gardening season (which essentially starts NOW). Then this week it literally rained all day every day for the entire week, which I guess was just as well because I had to be at work. The weekend finally got here and the ground is waterlogged,…

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    No Poo in Soft Water

    If you’ve been following my blog you know we recently moved to the Mississippi Gulf coast. Everything is in transition while we search for our future farm, including my hair. While my hair generally does well in a humid coastal setting, it does not seem to like the soft water we have here.  I have been reading that it should actually be easier to go from No Poo to water only washing when the water is soft, but I have found that while I No Poo about the same amount (1-2 times/week), I have to use the vinegar rinse more often to keep my hair from feeling to dry. This…

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    In Search of Future Farm

    If it seems like I’ve been silent lately, it is because all of my projects have been on hold for a life changing choice. My husband and I decided to move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to be closer to family and buy our dream farm. So we picked it all up and moved. Of course it was much more difficult than that sounds. Now we are living in a rental with our fur babies. We did manage to find local honey at the flea market and the Claiborne Hill carries some local produce. We need to find an egg source. There is not recycling pick-up. It is not very bicycle friendly…

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    No Poo Convert

    I realize you can’t quite see his hair here, but we’re at French Quarter Fest, so his hair was looking good. Looking good! Just a short note for those of you who are considering No Poo. Lots of people are interested in the fact that I don’t pay for high priced shampoo. Very few people are ready to make the change and convert to No Poo. My husband finally gave in to No Poo. He kept using regular soap on his hair, which anyone knows will dry it out. It was terrible! He was looking like Albert Einstein. Finally his mama said something, cut his hair short and he said he…

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    You Don’t Say?

    This is a log of what I overhear while riding the Yuba Mundo. With the noodle Look mommy is she going swimming? No, I don’t know what that noodle is for. – mom and little boy Look at that thing coming! – highschool kids coming out of the coffee shop Would you take a look at that? – old man in a minivan Silence, accompanied by a look so confused it would be mistaken for constipation – little boy Smiling and waving – lady being pushed in her chair along surf drive You know you got something sticking out there? – guy on Quissett campus, completely serious Without the noodle…

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    Ask Me About My Noodle!

    What if you could combine your daily commute with daily exercise while saving money and participating in an educational social project that helps protect other people? The 3 Foot Noodle social experiment is fun and super effective!   Cars slow down and go around it Even angry drivers don’t get close enough to touch the noodle, which is reassuring on the road Driver’s AND passengers notice it, I’m definitely no longer invisible on the road Most drivers now wait to pass on tight corners and hills Pedestrians notice, point and talk about it (I can hear you getting curious) People are constantly asking me about my noodle, which gives me the opportunity to share…

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    Two Months Without Poo

    It has been TWO MONTHS since I put shampoo on my head and I feel great. My hair looks good! I need a hair cut and I have a few split ends, but that is because I’ve been letting my hair grow since last summer in preparation for a wedding up do. I’ve noticed there is new growth! You might be tempted to think that my hair is breaking off or falling out, but I can tell you I am losing a lot LESS hair every day than I ever did while using shampoo. I believe those little baby hairs are regrowth. My hair is growing back! I have very…

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    Noodle Methods

    Methods for the 3 foot noodle experiment. What you will need One brightly colored noodle (I got mine for $1 at the local Dollar whatever) Something to affix it to your bicycle (I’m using a bungee) Permanent marker/electrical tape Ruler Optional 2 foot dowel rod/thin piece of wood Optional shiny/reflective things Methods If you have a 3 Feet Please jersey or T-shirt, wear it. This will help explain to vehicle drivers what you are trying to illustrate/request. You can also demarcate each foot and label them to help demonstrate the point of the noodle.  Attach the noodle firmly so it does not blow backwards while riding or fall off the…