I have always been fascinated with the idea of repurposing buildings and other things to become tiny houses. Many rail lines don’t use cabooses anymore, but for some of those cabooses, that didn’t mean the end of the line, but a new beginning.
When Kathleen Jones retired and her daughters and grandchildren moved from their home in Boulder, Colorado, she decided to fulfill her dream of living in a tiny cottage on an island.
Artist and writer Cathy Johnson doesn’t live in a tiny house, but she loves the idea of tiny cabin getaways. She has one about 30 miles outside of Kansas City, where she lives in a suburban bedroom community.
We have had an unusually warm winter so far (I hope I don’t jinx that by writing about it) without any snow, we didn’t even fire up the woodstove for the first time until last weekend.
It’s that time of the year when we need to start stocking up on essentials. I’m running a bit behind this year due to what we’re calling our non-move back to the city.
But last week, I started to make some vegetarian red beans and rice on one of the last cold and wet days we’ve had.
I looked in my pantry and sure enough, I didn’t have any vegetable stock. (more…)