Posts tagged “massachusetts

The thing about tiny houses

Posted on February 24, 2015

Seth and I went to an open house this past weekend, courtesy of the Greater Boston Tiny House meetup group.  Chris Page finished building his house this past fall, based on the Minim house plans, and he invited 24 strangers to traipse through it throughout the day. We arrived late for the 10:30 start, breathless, navigating our way through piles of snow in a quiet neighborhood.  When we closed the door behind us, the chatter ceased for a moment and we introduced ourselves.  Then everyone talked again, all at once, asking questions and giving answers.  And without a second thought we were friends. I don’t know how these things happen. How does a common passion lead to instant community? But by the end of…


Posted on July 13, 2013

It still amazes me that I have a garden and it is growing.  Tomato plants!  Peas!  Zucchini and basil and squash.  Two months ago it was a square of dirt and now we have a jungle of tangled vines that might produce produce.  Is anyone else amazed by this? It would help if I kept things in better shape, I’m sure.  I pulled five five-gallon buckets’ worth of weeds out of five raised beds.  That seems like an awful lot for one 16’x25′ piece of land. Still.  My little patch of earth is producing sugar peas and wee baby cucumbers and wee baby eggplants.  I pulled carrots and chives and dug up some garlic this week.  I transplanted a few Thai basil plants so…