January 19, 2017
We've been living in San Juans since May 2016 and we've found our people here, really truly amazing people. Dave is working on a passion project to become a heritage heirloom grain grower and value added producer of some amazing better than 'organic' locally grown products. For a day job he's considering a number or executive directorships for non-profit and quasi-governmental agencies. However, he's staying true to his core beliefs that life should be more people and community focused and generally more simple and back to basics in this quickly evolving world we live in. That said he regularly turns down job offers for corporate endeavors locally and in the city, holding out for a true passion project to fund the farm.
It's not easy living on the fringe, it's almost like crossing ocean many a day and night docked here on the break water of Port of Friday Harbor. It's damn rough out here to say the least. During the last big NE blow we had over an inch of frozen sea water on the dock and Lightspeed was encapsulated in a sheath of salty ice, yep it takes alot of cold and strong winds to blow frozen salt water all over your boat! Good thing I upgraded our heating system last summer with a hydronic heater to supplement our forced air heater plus a few electric space heaters. Looking forward to the day when I can build us a net zero passive solar home... on land.