Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgivings Misgivings

Last weekend we enjoyed the Coastal Carolina "Thanksgivings Misgivings" in Awendaw SC. We enjoyed the company of good friends, beautiful buses and delicious food and drink. Saturday I had fried turkey for the first time, and I have to say, I didn't taste the difference! I guess my Mum is just that great of a cook! :)
On the way, just after 15 miles of woods, Lenny started to shutter and cut off as we coasted into a fast food lot. We thought, fuel pump/filter?? We had him towed to the event location, arriving after dark, and hoped to have him fixed up and on the road by Sunday. My dad brought me a fuel pump and filter from the parts store on his way to the event saturday. The filter was wrong, and the pump was different but workable, so after Trey worked 2 hours on intalling the pump, the Bus still won't start up right. We are thinking the filter may be clogged, but can't tell until we get a new one on it. So we had Lenny towed back to Aiken from Charleston utilizing both Trey and my AAA accounts (100 free miles each). So this thanksgiving we are thankful for AAA!
Backing Lenny into the spot

Visit from a cute guest!
Lenny & Sprout

LinkCarole working on her Yes We Can Campervan on their trip across the US to bring awareness for MG~ Myasthenia Gravis
Lenny and Wanderlust


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lenny's trip to an organic farm in N.C.

We spent last weekend visiting best friends on an organic farm in Efland, NC. The farm's main focus has been grass fed beef, pork, free range chickens and eggs. Recently my friends have started a multi season garden, and are also building a greenhouse to have more produce and herbs. We got to learn a lot about organic farming methods and eat delicious meats and greens.
Instead of pesticides they use very fertile soil, sometimes spray soap/water mixture... and that's about it. They use electric wire that they can move around to allow the animals to graze in different areas, allowing the rest to grow back more fertile than before.

Great Pyrenees dogs guard the chickens, goats and pigs

Mule guards the cattle

Goat's view

Chickens move around the field to fertilize the earth

Pig & the Billy goat

Baby chicks in their insulated home
It was these friends that motivated me towards living a farm life 2 years ago; after visiting them on the dairy farm they lived and worked on. I hope the next area we move to will have more organic farms I could intern on, because that kind of hard work is the only kind that really makes sense to me.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A common Sight... and my new Etsy shop

This is a common sight when updating my blog...
Lobster will do anything for attention! Today I cleaned up Lenny and got him ready for a trip to North Carolina this weekend. We will be going to Charlotte, then to visit friends who live on a farm in Efland.
I also finally created an Etsy shop to sell my art & crafts~ check out Tha Blue Room, to do your Christmas shopping and support Lenny's travels. I have been thinking of doing a new paint job soon, as there is more rust cropping up.
Thanks for reading, I know its been a little boring as of late, as far as Lenny goes. I've been sticking around the house becoming a master bread maker. Stick around, Lenny has a lot more travel in his future.