Nate and Ama have been visiting Factor e for the past few days after hearing about us through our WWOOF page. They are a great, very knowledgeable couple. They have been on the road visiting many other farms to find a place to settle down, and they shared their pictures and stories of travels with us. They shared their small library with us and we learned about rocket stoves and some diferent natural building techniques. They showed us a great book “Owner Built Homestead” written by Ken Kern, which we are looking into getting. If anyone wants to donate a copy you can email OpenSourceEcology at gmail.com. They contacted some of their friends including some musicians to help spread the word about OSE! They also helped build the Solar Cubicle, or Hexacube, for about $300!
Ama and Nate also designed a hay holder to help feed the goats, because the hay bale was getting trampled when put in the goat pen. Me and Ama built the goat feeder and documented some of the process.
They are leaving tomorrow morning, so we wish them well on their travels and hope they return someday!