Sunday, August 2, 2009

Marina's New Abode

Marina moved out yesterday. She and some college friends are renting a house in the five points area of Columbia. The house has five bedrooms, of which hers is the smallest - her choice. I think Marina must have the gift of peacemaking.

She begins her third year of college in a couple of weeks, having been accepted into the pharmacy program. She's happy to have found a house so close to campus, so she can ride her bike to and from classes. Marina's blogger name is HeyCordelia.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Our Barrel-Ponics Project

David spent a week working on the Hughey farm, learning about barrel-ponics and doing things like helping build fish ponds and washing out a zillion veggie oil barrels. In case you haven't heard about barrel-ponics - we hadn't until Colleen told us about it - it is aquaponics implemented with barrels, using fish and the nitrogen cycle to grow fruits and vegetables in a small space and with limited water. Travis Hughey invented barrel-ponics and is targeting it at third-world countries. For more information, see this explanation. When David left, Travis gave him some barrels and other parts to build a system at home, so Fred and David have a project now!