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Japan’s Electric Trains

Japan’s Electric Trains

Japan’s Electric Trains:  I just returned from a two week trip to Japan.  It was actually my fifth time there as I’m married to a missionary kid (“MK”) who was born there, as was her father, and…

A Little Time Away

A Little Time Away

Its been a very busy first half of the year, so I’m taking a little time away.  Won’t be writing anything for a few weeks as I visit my wife’s old stomping grounds in Japan.  Its a much needed…

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming soon we’ll be introducing a grouping of modestly priced properties that have a lot to offer the homesteader or those simply looking for a rural building site.  These properties consist of…

Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants

Invasive plants such as Kudzu aren’t anything new in these mountains, but one in particular is especially disturbing.  As I write this post, I have a mild case of Poison Ivy.  Its a real…

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;…