Dedicated to reviving the lost art of self-reliance.

:( November 29, 2012

1 day a week for 21 weeks straight I have dedicated my self to laboring to make this project happen ON THE WRONG PLOT OF LAND!!!  I can not even convey the stream of emotions I have gone through since I discovered the mistake.  It all started because I was attempting to get the project site on the map on and it was showing up in the “wrong place”….or I have been in the wrong place.  I am not arrogant enough to assume that I know more than google earth so I looked into things.  It took a few minutes to track the right page down and then I had to open internet exploder because I couldn’t look at the plot maps online using google…anyway when I looked at the deed and looked at the plot maps I could clearly see I was in fact in the wrong.  I wasn’t sure what to do so I gave Pug a call.  You all might remember him from the post Neighbors.  He’s the guy that offered to help with getting a driveway in.  He is also a builder and as soon as I told him I could tell it kind of blew his mind.  He got off the phone long enough to take a look at some plot maps himself and sure enough I am supposed to be directly across the street from Pug, not down the street.  Bottom line is the lady from the real estate office made a mistake when she showed me the plots and then again when she marked the plot for me.  You know this is one of the things I was worried about.  I still have the e-mail I sent her asking her to please meet me out there because I wanted to make sure I was certain which plot it was before closing.  We talked on the phone later and she told me she had marked it with pink tape for me and that I shouldn’t have a problem finding it.  You can see the bits of pink marking tape in some of the early blog pictures.

On the good side I have friends getting involved and we will be having a work party there this Sunday to try to get as much of my stuff as possible moved to the correct plot.  The real estate lady says she will “get it right” and I am trusting her that she will do so.  If you can lend a hand let me know.  The property is in Ravenel on Fox Dr and I should be there by 11am.  Many hands make light work!


Neighbors November 24, 2012

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I was out working on the land today and one of the neighbors, “Pug”, stopped by.  He is a builder so of course I told him about having plans drawn up and what the idea is for the garden cottage.  Then I asked him about having a driveway put in.  I figure it isn’t fair to have people over and them not even be able to pull in from the side of the road.  I asked him how much it would be and he said “We don’t charge neighbors.”  This is exactly the sort of community feeling I am looking to grow.

I say this all of the time but I’m not sure I’ve ever blogged it before.  I am overwhelmed by the amount of community support I am getting for this project already.  The people living in the neighborhood where the property is are great.  The support from local non-profits is amazing.  The support from my massage clients is awesome.  The support from random people in the Charleston area is super.  The support from family and friends near and far is priceless.  Thank you Pug and everyone else who is making this such a great experience for me already.


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Work party November 23, 2012

I will be out at my property this Sunday 11/25/12. I’m not sure exactly what I will be doing but a friend wanted to come over and hang out with me for the day so I thought why not make a party out of it. I have brush mounds that still need covered, wood that needs to be cut, split, and stacked to dry and an idea for a greenhouse from french doors and old windows that I have. I’m not sure exactly what time I will get out there but it will be before noon. If anyone wants to ride out with me let me know. I live in North Charleston and the property is in Ravenel on Fox Dr. It is easy to find and impossible to miss but let me know if you need directions.  You can leave a message here or message me on facebook November 21, 2012

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November 18, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 10:33 pm

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Town & Country Gardening

For those that are not regular readers of my Tiny Blog, I live several miles down a gravel covered dirt country road. Sometime life in the country is unforgiving and harsh.

I have a neighbor that is now 87 and still farming and ranching everyday. In order to protect his reputation I will call him Old Man Brown.

Mid July this past summer we were have a slight heat wave, each day the temperature was creeping up, 110, 112, 115 and on that day my tiny thermometer was hitting 118 degrees. It was so hot that I noticed that the lizards were carrying sticks.. more about lizards and sticks another time.
Anyway, I was out of both ice and tea. In the southwest during the summer being unable to make a glass of sweet ice tea is a serious condition. I headed to town to resolve this ice tea…

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More Than Honey – new movie

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 7:55 pm

This should be good 🙂


A new movie looking at the destiny of the honeybee and ourselves.  It just came out in Germany, where I saw it.  Amazing footage inside of the hive.  I highly recommend it!!!! Although I am not sure when it comes to the US.  Let me know when you see it.  I would love to bring it to Rockland!

Here is the link to more information and the trailer:

“With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees — spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia — more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.”

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