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Hurricane Season Is Here

Hurricane Season Is Here

Hurricane season is here!  We got an early start with Tropical Storm Alberto recently when it dropped around 12 inches of rain in our mountains over the span of a couple of days.  Did a pretty…

New Farm Listing

New Farm Listing

This new farm listing just north of Asheville is a beautiful spot for a family farm, retreat or bugout location.  Its easy to reach, yet very private and rich in resources.  There are more than…

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

Water water everywhere!  That’s how its been the past few weeks, then we got hit with numerous inches of rain from Tropical Storm Alberto.  Caught everyone by surprise.  It just parked over the…

Solar Forced Air

Solar Forced Air

Did you realize you can heat your house with solar forced air?  Yes, it is true (to a certain extent).  Basic physics teach us that hot air rises, and if you can capture hot air, then funnel it…

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants and the Grasshopper

In today’s mail, I had a flyer from Emergency Essentials with a foldout recounting Aesop’s fable, “The Ants and the Grasshopper”.  You older folks will remember it, but the younger ones among us;…

Hot in Hawaii

Hot in Hawaii

Things have gotten hot in Hawaii of late.  You can’t watch the evening news without seeing the amazing video of the creeping lava flows engulfing entire neighborhoods.  How quickly one’s daily…

Silence Is Golden

Silence Is Golden

When the power goes out, silence is golden.  What do I mean by that?  Last week due to high winds, our power went out for about seven hours.  We live in a rural area with no houses in view, but…

92 Acres Near Lake Lure

92 Acres Near Lake Lure

We just listed a great 92 acres near Lake Lure located just about a half hour from the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  This property is ideally suited for a private retreat, homestead, or…

Cape Town’s Day Zero

Cape Town’s Day Zero

If you’ve not yet heard of Cape Town’s Day Zero, do a google search or just read about it here in USA Today.  “Day Zero” is the day government officials in Cape Town, South Africa estimate the…