OUR NEW FREAKING DOME!!!!!!

OUR NEW FREAKING DOME!!!!!!

Papa Byrd came down from the “Rabbit Hole” to the SU&GI this week to show us how to build a dome. It was so easy and fast that we’ve decided to build two more. The first one will be our main green house. Today we picked the site for the second one that will be a school house!! The third will be a second community cabin. These new additions are going to be incredible. We are still raising funds to cover the greenhouse. If you were waiting for the perfect opportunity to send $5, now is the time. 🙂

http://shutupandgrowit.org/ways-to-donate/

-CB

Tickens!!!

Tickens!!!

“Can I play with the Tickens?!?!?!?!?!” says our smallest resident as she points towards the chicken house. We like to oblige.

Last week we picked up 17 adorable pullets. This brings our total chicken count to over 30. They are awesome and have already begun free ranging. Sometimes they even follow us around. You can sponsor a chicken and name it by donating $10 or more. Click the picture to donate. Leave questions in the comments of this post.

Community Kitchen

Community Kitchen

The Kitchen is almost complete. It’s certainly operational. We are feeding multiple meals a day. It’s our most well used community space. We could use a bunch of pipe to run water directly to the kitchen, more large pots and other large kitchen gear. I hope when you come to see us that you bring your appetite!

-CB

Shit Truck

Shit Truck

We’ve been able to do so much with this awesome truck! Thanks for the kick-down, Matt! With every load of manure, we can grow a little bit more. This is literally, “getting shit done.”

If you’re interested in being awesome like Matt, you can help us actively defend freedom from consumerism too, please check out our “ways to donate” page. http://shutupandgrowit.org/ways-to-donate/

Thank you for your love and support!
-CB

        It has been a good year for the land; maybe the most productive year yet. Although we only grew on a half acre, we ate out of the garden all summer and are still growing some winter crops. A whole lot of amazing people came throughout the season and plugged in. Dreaming of hammy little piglets, we built a pigpen, but the goats happily have claimed it as their own winter homestead instead. The Lotus family brought one pregnant little nanny and bought two more so a herd is in the works! Our friend, Matt, handed us the keys to a farm truck and our awesome neighbor, David, gave us a tiller. Our lives became much, much easier after those two amazing donations! Currently, we are rebuilding the barn that fell in the spring, working on a new kitchen and a second outhouse.  We just got the word of free poop down the road so we will be bringing up truck loads to quadruple planting space and filling it with winter rye.  By next spring, we plan to build a green house and more shelter for people passing through. We hope that lots of people come out next spring and help us take this thing to the next level with growing tons of food and making this place even more bad ass than it already is!

Farm Truck Mission

WE GOT A FARM TRUCK! 2000 F-150! FOR FREEEEEE!! Now we’re capable of so many more things. We’re gunna get all the everything cleaned up, scrap metal run, dump runs, soooooo much dirt!! The entire Chicago truck mission went flawlessly. Better than we could have envisioned, for sure, and we’re tryin to keep that momentum going.