Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not so sure about this system

So, thinking about doing our "camping cabin" very scaled down and wondering about composting toilets. This one the "Incinolet" actually incerates the waste, you have to use a liner each time you use the toilet, then burn, each burn takes about an hour and a fan runs to cool and blow off odor. First thought it brings to me is "YUK". Second, what to do if power is out? Lastly, well, seems like it uses a fair amount of power just by itself. And heck where do I find all these liners, what if I run out of liners what can I use, what if the fan malfunctions, what if what if what if... Further, the cost of the toilet alone is about $1800 just for starters. This isn't really the "scaled down" approach I'm thinking about.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We're pretty darn interested in this area

Photo copied and pasted from their website

Saturday, August 15, 2009

checking in....

Ok, time for a quick checkin. It's been sooo busy at my new little store this summer that time has just flown by. The store is doing well, our lavender is doing well, we're doing well - what more could I ask for?

As for the pineapple... it's not doing so well. We could not manage to get it started growing, thus making us think maybe you can't grow pineapples in Montana. So, on to the next adventure, we will continue our search for property in Hawaii to grow those pineapples on. We leave in October to begin our search.

We dream of finding a property that we can eventually vacation rental out to share with all of our friends and family.

I'll keep you posted.