Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

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“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

Visiting the Eco Stars of Swanton

This past Sunday we headed north to deliver rain barrels to Swanton Elementary School. Despite the rain on Sunday, it felt great to be on the road, even if for only a couple of days. We were also eager to test some of our new gear – our Hilleberg tent, Ortlieb panniers and bags, our Kleen Kanteen bottles, some new clothing for Kai and our MSR XGK-EX stove [Read More…]

Rain Barrel Tour

Kai giving my bike a tune up

We’re off to Swanton, Vermont!

 

Kai recently sold a couple of rain barrels to Swanton School and we’re going to deliver them by bicycle to Mr. Acanfora’s Sixth Grade class on Monday morning. We’re super excited to have an excuse to take some time off for a quick weekend tour. Leaving tomorrow, we’ll meander our way up [Read More…]

Let It Rain!

Barrels in Our Garden

Kai reclaims food grade barrels and constructs stand alone or daisy-chained units. He offers free and sustainable local delivery (by bicycle, of course!). 10% of profit donated to Blue Planet Project, an international civil society movement to protect the world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privitization. [Read More…]

The Beginning (Sort Of)

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” ~ Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

Originally, we had hoped to be on the road in the spring or summer of 2010 but last July, once we reviewed our financial situation along with all of our other personal goals we wanted to accomplish [Read More…]