Vela Creations is an in-depth resource for off grid living. The site documents our research and experiences, hoping that they might help others interested in pursuing this lifestyle. This blog is designed to document our day to day experiences as we build our new, sustainable homestead. If you are interested in seeing more photos and videos, we have a flickr account at the following url:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pool Cover

A little update on the pool cover we've been using.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Concrete work done

This week saw all the concrete work for the barn finished.

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Barn Beginnings

Construction of the Food Web model system has now begun. It's exciting!

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Catching Rain

The barn now has a roof and gutters, and has caught some rain.

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Barn Frame

The frame of the barn is now up and welded in place.  Everything is now ready for the covering.

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Barn Pens

Now that the risk of freezes has passed, work has started back up on the Food Web barn.

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Pens done

The concrete work inside the barn is finished.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fermented Foods

We have recently bought a wonderful book, "Wild Fermentation - The flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods" by Sandor Ellix Katz, and Kimchi has come into our lives.

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