Welcome!

A big WELCOME to all of you coming over from the NY Times!  It’s really sweet to have you here.  I thought I’d put up some more recent pictures of the outside of our home for you.

We’ve been in our home for 3 years now!  The roof is filling in nicely.  It’s planted mostly with varieties of sedum, but that big plant in the middle is a lavender!!  I want to put a few more of those up there.  They seem to do very well!  And see that huge bush climbing up the side of the house on the left?  That is one of our fig bushes!!!  If the squirrels are willing to share, we might just get our first figs this year!  Woohoo!

The patio, walkway, and wall are all settled in (this was a new addition last summer).  The periwinkle is filling in nicely around the stepping stones.  We also have a patch of Chocolate Mint growing here.  The kids love add it to cookies and smoothies, or sprinkle them on top of ice cream.  Yum!

The roof has color throughout the whole year.  Flowers in the spring and summer and colorful leaves in the fall and winter.

This picture is from earlier this spring.  The roses were here on the land when we moved.  Every spring we make a new batch of rose petal jam and in the fall we gather the rose hips for medicine!

Thanks for visiting!

5 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. I’m so happy that I stumbled across your house through the Nauhaus website! I work for an environmental non-profit called ECO in Hendersonville, NC. We do a green home tour every year (mid August) and I think your home would be a perfect addition! Please visit our website eco-wnc.org and fill out an application or contact us with questions.

  2. Katie, that sounds fun!! But, then I’d have to clean the house and weed the gardens :-)))

  3. Richard Flatau gave me your name and an article about your house. I live in Oklahoma and we are in the early stages of building ours (still cutting and debarking trees). I am also using “building with cordwood in the South” for a school paper. Any tips you have on what you learned about building in the south versus all of the cordwood information from the north would be greatly appreciated and helpful. Glad I found your blog, looks like our families have a lot in common.

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