Saturday, January 24, 2009

adventure in oneonta

Today we met Annie of Edifice Rex! This woman is building her house from the ground up, using passive solar design and lots of salvaged materials, among other hip, green approaches. Here is a shot of her and Lee, discussing smart building versus stupid building:


And here are the kids, standing at the spot where the spring and the creek converge:


Once home, Lee was inspired to start a Yahoo group called Blount County Earth -- a place to share information, resources and ideas for residents of Blount County, Alabama, specifically creative/alternative building, farming and other sustainable living practices.

So cool to meet blogfriends. Turns out we were both at the Cowboy Junkies show at Sloss Furnaces waaaaay back in the day. I like it when the world is small and friendly.

I'll close with a gratuitous shot of recently gathered eggs, which are now being made into huevos rancheros for a late-night snack:



6 comments:

mountainmelody said...

How cool!

edifice rex said...

Hey!! Very cool to have met ya'll. we must have some cookouts and such. I need to get over there and check out that Yahoo group.

Heather said...

Love the shot of the kids in the brook. We need more country in our lives. We live through you until then.

countrypeapie said...

Hey MM! Hope you are having a wonderful time overseas. Look forward to seeing the evidence on your blog!

Annie, you are afreakinmazing. That's right, I have coined a word to describe you. And one day I might ask for permission to base a novel on the switchman story. Just a heads-up. ;)

Hey Heather! I haven't had a chance to leave a comment on your blog because I've been too busy reading it! I'm trying to make my way back to the beginning. You and Jeff are just goofy in love. What a wonderful thing. :)

Rurality said...

Isn't Annie something?! I keep saying I've got to get her to teach me to weld. :)

countrypeapie said...

Hey Karen! Watch out -- next thing you know we'll be over at your place taking pictures of soap!