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: http://flickr.com/photos/35090117@N05/collections/
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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My family moved to our homestead a year ago. We just celebrated the end of 'a year of firsts'. An amazing and inspiring year.
Israel Proves the Desalination Era is Here - One of the driest countries on earth now makes more freshwater than it needs.
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Scientists document wild African birds and local tribesmen teaming up together to hunt for honey. Using special hails and chirps to communicate both ways, the Honeyguide birds lead the way to hidden beehives, and the Yao tribesmen of Mozambique share the sweet spoils with their feathered friends
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Solar Impulse: The End of Jet Fuel Pollution? | solar-powered aircraft produced in Switzerland which covers long distances leading the way to sustainable air travel
1/2 of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests - The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit & veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate & leaving people hungry
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A little over a year ago, we got two kittens: one all black, the other black with a white mark on his chest. Unfortunately, one of those disappeared in the night a couple of months ago. Since then, we have put the word out that we want more kittens, so that Whiskers can have a buddy.
Well, about a week ago one of my students brought me a box with two little cuties in it: one all black, the other black with a white mark on his chest!!
The kids are delighted and are doing a great job of looking after them. They make sure they have food and water, they play and cuddle them, and they take them outside several times a day to meet the other animals and get used to being out. They have even made them "houses", using our pile of leftover bricks (which will one day be put to good use!). Funnily enough, the kittens love these brick houses and the tunnels that connect them.
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- Paul Muni
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- More kittens
- Edward Young
- Anton Chekhov
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