#7 House completed. Oct 2. Dear friend Doug skims finishing touch of American Clay onto masonry heater. Victory declared!
#6 Solar Home Tour. Oct 6. Welcomed 45 (or was it 145?) into our off-grid, photovoltaic, solar hot water, rainwater harvest, composting toilet, masonry heated home.
#5 Move in. Mar 17. After the earliest 80 degree day in history, we slept our first night in Home the Land Built.
#4 Grand Celebration. Sep 22 120 family, friends and neighbors bless our home with laughter, singing, eating, hiking, sawing…
#3 Finished Novel. Mar 31. Written every morning since 2004---same year we bought the Land---the characters of the Corridor finally confessed all. Editing and publishing in progress. Easter???
#2 Prairie grows up. 2012 Apparently rooting down, down, down since seeded in 2007, the prairie finally raised itself sunward. Acre upon achingly beautiful acre.
#1 Linda doublehip replacement. Nov 7 We moved here to engage the Land. Her arthritic, bone-on-bone hips stopped her. No more!!!