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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sustainable living

Where I really wanted to go for our 10th anniversary was Inn Serendipity.
I first read about the place in the local newspaper and then discovered their web site. They are a local B&B just across the border in Wisconsin, maybe 15 miles away.
I wanted to go but never got around to booking it. The more I thought about it I realized it wasn't worth staying overnight so close to home. What would we do with ourselves all day? Not as if we haven't seen these sights before! :-)
So I hope to soon email the owners to ask about a visit.
The place sounds awesome.
The owners fled their corporate jobs in Chicago and bought a farm here in the late 90s. They are off the grid, running fully on solar and wind power. They grow most of their own food and buy locally for the rest. What really interested me is they converted a corn crib into a solar greenhouse and are growing tropicals such as bananas, avocados, and coffee.
I am currently reading one of their books, Rural Renaissance, which was available through our library system. The inn owners and authors are Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko.
All those interested in modern homesteading, hobby farming, and green living should check out their web site - http://www.innserendipity.com/inn/innserendipity.html .

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