Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown

My visit to Lake Georgetown was another one of those unexpected stops in which I ended up somewhere completely different than the previous night’s plan. No matter, it worked out just fine. I… Continue reading

Jacobs Well, Texas

Jacobs Well is a karstic spring within Cypress Creek south of Austin, Texas that is popular for swimming and cliff jumping. Bright blue in color, the 12 foot diameter spring descends over 30… Continue reading

Hamilton’s Pool Preserve

Hamilton’s Pool is a gem of a spot in the Texas hill country that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. The natural pool lies at the bottom of a steep… Continue reading

Pace Bend State Park, Lake Travis

The first few days after Psych Fest I hung around the Austin area mostly reading but as the following weekend approached I headed west to Texas Hill Country, starting with the Lake Travis… Continue reading

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Austin Psych Fest

The weekend of Austin Psych Fest is literally my favorite weekend of the year since pretty much all of my favorite bands gather in one place for three days and four nights. Held… Continue reading

The Old Mill, North Little Rock, Arkansas

On my way to the Austin Psych Fest I stopped in North Little Rock for a couple days to visit Daniel who recommended we see The Old Mill, a reproduction of a 19th… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 18: Building a Seed Table

Another way to start seeds outdoors or get seedlings started earlier than they might otherwise be planted directly in the ground is to use a seed table. Similar to the ideas behind green… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 16: More Planting, a Little Building, a Little Dismantling, and a Walk Around Nickajack Lake

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee: Over the past few weeks temperatures have moved in the direction of being consistently in the 70s with a lot of sun. And so in addition to… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 15: Shed Construction

As part of building the homestead my WWOOF hosts acquired a metal shed to hold tools and possible double as an office work space. Fellow intern Daniel and my host Jonathan did much… Continue reading