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And Behind Curtain Number 2…A New Car!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in blog, Featured, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 2 comments

Why we have been Looking for a New Car: Our 2008 Honda Fit is pretty awesome. Not only does it have the nice looking sport package, but it gets awesome gas mileage.

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Small House Living and Creating More Freedom

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in blog, Featured, Silver City, Small House Living | 0 comments

Small house living does not automatically create a lifestyle full of freedom. But with awareness and the decision to live deliberately, it can act as a great platform to freedom.

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Small House Air Conditioner – Using a Mini-split Heat Pump

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in blog, Building, Featured, Silver City, Small House Living | 0 comments

We live in the southwest corner of New Mexico at about 6,000 feet elevation. Our lower latitude combined with higher elevation creates "four gentle seasons", a fact the town tourism website loves to promote.

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Big to Tiny to Small – Our Journey

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in blog, Building, Silver City, Small House Living, Travel | 2 comments

We have been silent for awhile because we have been busy on another project…

We wrote a book! It chronicles the first half of our journey from our big house to our recently completed, perfect, small house. We will release it soon as a Kindle book so it will be downloadable at Amazon. We will post an update here when it is available online, so be sure to subscribe to the blog (using the box in the sidebar) if you would like to be notified.

How one couple radically changed their lives Continue Reading...

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Food Fun November

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in blog, Silver City, Travel | 3 comments

German Night in San Lorenzo – Tienda del Sol
November 9

We recently heard about a weekly ethnic food night over in San Lorenzo – essentially the Mimbres, due east of us.  The owners of the establishment are German and they serve German food every Wednesday.  Sounds fun…

We finally made it out and were the lucky recipients of the last plates of the German food.  Brian had spaetzel and schnitzel and I had had spaetzel with bratworst.  The bratworst were huge and one plate could Continue Reading...

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Continuing on the Continental Divide Trail off Hwy 90 S

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in blog, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 0 comments

We went on an extended hike this past weekend.  Craving the comfortable sandy path of the Continental Divide Trail off Highway 90 South, we decided to go back there and hike further in.

The trail climbed quite a bit and became increasingly rocky.  Trooper had to be dragged for most of the way up but he came down at a decent pace.

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Gomez Peak, a Race to Sunset

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in blog, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 0 comments

We decided, on the spur of the moment, to go on a hike after work.  We arrived at the Gomez Peak parking lot around 5:20pm and immediately set off up the hill.  We paused not at all to look at a trail map or to confirm if the gate would stay open late enough.  And we had the dog team.

We have hiked around the Little Walnut/Gomez area a lot ? most of our early photos before we started building took place in the parts of the Gila forest that we accessed on these trails.  But we had never Continue Reading...

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