Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Spring Garden is blooming!

Yes, you can grow things even while fulltime RVin'!  Ok, so it's not quite harvest time yet and it's not a crazy abundance of food, but once the vine'y plants start growing - well, ya just never know! 

We've tried this over the winter and got Broccoli and Romaine!  Mmmm!  So, far we've inspired other families to do this in the campground we're at!  I'm not an expert, but a homeschool family, which means we are learning as we go! 

Before we left our stick home, we had just started learning alot about getting back to basics, like traditional gardening, container gardening, vertical gardening, aquaponics, hydroponics, canning, making our own laundry soap, windex, dog shampoo, etc.  (The only thing I haven't figured out yet is to how to make my own beloved Pine Sol!!)  I learned soooo much from!

I wasn't as upset about leaving our home for 20 years as I was leaving all these things behind that I thought I couldn't do on the road.  It was seriously one of the only things I was depressed about!

So, I started out with a plant or two and then it grew to 16 containers, slightly burdensome to travel with, but POSSIBLE!  Recently, I came upon and even better way to travel with more veggies and more space!  The Topsy Turvy!  I can hang them up in the shower or even in our hallway when we travel and outside when we stay awhile!  I love that!

Ok, so now I have my 'container' gardening thing taken care of!  Our next project is AQUAponics!  A protein and veggie source that take care of each other!

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.”  Richard Bach  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Reality Show Opportunity

Got this email this week: 

I AM casting families who live full-time on the road for a possible reality show!
You can see a partial list of my credits at

I am also attaching my company Bio.

I am looking to develop a show about a dynamic, interesting family that lives life full time on the road. We're employing a variety of casting techniques to make this happen - including internet searches and reaching out to various living-on-the-road families.

Would you mind very much answering a few preliminary questions?

1. What made your family decide to give it all up for life on the road?

2. How many members are in your family? What is everyone's ages?

3. Do you plan on and/or are currently expecting any additional children?

4. How do you financially support yourself on the road?

5. How long have you been living on the road?

6. What are your biggest challenges?

7. What are the best parts of living on the road?

Do you have any photos of your family you feel comfortable sharing with me? Or better still, video?