Westy Roadtrip

Just got back from a 1,300 mile trip on our 1983.5 Westy (Rusty). The trip took us up the West coast from Topanga Canyon, to Russian River, East through Yosemite, and South on highway 395 through Mammoth. Reason for the trip, you ask? It’s been 5 years since I married the most loving and creative…

Composting Toilet Installation

Finally installed a composting toilet What is a composting, or dry, toilet? Now, you might be thinking. “Is this one of those things like the port-a-potty at events, or bathrooms at campsites?” The answer is a resounding, no. Composting toilets have been around for ever. They are recycling devices; unlike flush toilets, which are disposal…


A Watershed is the total area of land from which water, sediments, and dissolved materials flow by gravity to a particular endpoint.

Water, drought and what I’m doing about it

Some of the books that are keeping me busy, and excited about the future!

As you might now, I’m passionate about water and our relationship with it. Through that, I’ve been involved in designing and installing Greywater systems for a while now. The more I learn, and the more people I meet, the more apparent it becomes that we need to approach the drought from as many, sustainable, angles as possible. I want to emphasize sustainable, because as Albert Einstein put it “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

Quotable – Vandana Shiva

Water is a commons because it is the ecological basis of all life and because its sustainability and equitable allocation depend on cooperation among community members. –Vandana Shiva