Good morning! My solar oven is now once again pointed at the sun. (I just now turned it around to optimize the morning rays, as I was using it in afternoon-oriented mode yesterday to heat some water to clean a greasy pan. Heated the water right in that same greasy pan, easy peasy!)
A friendly couple from California passed by yesterday and commented on the oven and the landscaping. We had a nice chat.
￼I may bake some soda bread later. The tourists are in town for Biketoberfest and I like to maximize the fun / educational function of my house on its corner lot. We get a lot of foot traffic here.
When I was a kid, I vaguely remember seeing or reading about some transparent mini house that was set up on a very busy street corner like in NYC or something.
The idea was that the occupants going about their everyday lives would be observed by passersby. I kind of feel that way about my house — although obviously my house doesn’t have transparent walls. The “transparent” part is all along the sidewalk, and if I’m outside doing stuff I’m sort of like a human ant in an Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm (ha ha, remember those?)!
Behind the scenes, my little 1950 block house provides a cozy refuge for three people (or however many people are here at any given moment).
Outside, along the sidewalk, it’s a low-footprint-living demonstration site on a busy street corner, casually showing ideas for cool fun practical thrifty green living.
And here you can see pics of my publicly viewable outdoor food prep area. I am tucked away on my front porch, yet in view of passersby.