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Tough Off-road Trailer in Australia

"Hello Loyd,
How are you? Have a look on this link, you will like it.
Welcom in Poland whenever you want.
Wish you all the very best.
-Julien Croisier"

Sun, Wind, Surf and Sauna All At Once

"Spring is a great time to be outdoors -the weather is warming up, but you still aren't hit by the oppressive summer heat. Unfortunately, in most places, it's still too cool to head over to your nearest natural body of water and take a dip. Of course, if you have a Saunalautta, you might not feel that way. That's because the delightful creations feature a fully functional sauna so you can cool down and heat back up, or go the more traditional route and build up a good sweat before jumping into the the icy waters below..."

Sent by Jon Kalish.
Click here.

Guisepi Lives in a School Bus and Serves the Community and Tea

"Joe “Guisepi” Spadafora has been living in, building, traveling around in and serving free tea out of his converted short school bus for more than 6 years. This mobile free teahouse is a community building project and a living example of low-environmental-impact, high-social impact, small-scale, DIY, low-cost living. The bus itself is around 100 square feet but packed with all the essentials for living..."
Click here.

Caught 15 lbs. Night Smelt Last Night/Knocked Down by Wave

I went out last night with my new fishing guru, Kirk Lombard, netting night smelt. These are beautiful little fish. They come in to sandy beaches after dark during the quarter moon to spawn and there we were with our triangular nets (based on a Native American design). We hit it! I ended up with 16 lbs. Gonna fry some up for lunch. Only thing is, as I was rinsing them off, a rogue wave knocked me over—soaked to the skin, waders and all. This was like 9:30 PM, but I was so stoked I didn't care. Changed into dry clothes and off to home with my bounty.
   If you live in the San Francisco bay Area and are interested in fishing—or getting fresh fish—here's his website: http://www.seaforager.com There was a long article on him in the SF Weekly here.
I just read a really nice article he wrote on the Wiyot Indians of Humboldt county here. The guy can not only catch fish, but write!

You Got Me Dizzy by Jimmy Reed on Grooveshark

New Mountain Bike Park To Open in British Columbia May 10th - Sick!

"Hi Lloyd,
Here is the link to the project Dylan & Coastal Crew have been working on the last year or two...a new year round mountain bike park in Sechelt, overlooking Sechelt inlet, beautiful location, amazing ride!
Joanne/Roberts Creek"


Wonderful Morning/Blue Jay in the Office

There was something about yesterday morning. I don't know if it was wind dying down or phase of moon or planetary alignment or Spring rains making hills richly green, but it was exquisite. I'm not a fan of merely clear skies and warm sunshine (Isn't it a beautiful day? -- No it's not). But this was a California blue-sky, verdant green growth, good smelling fresh morning. Just a socks knocker-offer.
A blue jay — actually a California Scrub Jay — somehow got into the office and was knocking things over trying to escape and I caught him. He calmed down after a while and seemed copacetic in my hands. (I've practiced getting the right non-threatening grip with chickens; when you hold them gently and firmly, they relax.) Regarding me with an inquisitive eye — they're highly intelligent birds, members of the corvid family, as are crows and ravens. When my grandson Maceo returned from a walk with his mom, we let him go. He flew up to the roof, regarded us for a moment and then took off for his wild world.

Wind River Custom Homes, Chattanooga, Tennessee

"…More and more people are chasing after the American dream and they are falling into loads of debt because of it. With our business we would like to offer families and individuals a way to downsize and become more financially stable without giving up comfort, style and design. If this is a lifestyle that peaks your interest, my wife and I, along with each of us at Wind River Custom Homes would love the chance to work alongside you, develop a relationship, and help you build a home that fits your needs. Feel free to email us with any questions or project ideas you may have! - Travis Pyke"

Building a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening

"Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.
   Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.…"
On Treehugger, click here.