All over (especially in Asia), people are celebrating the Lunar New Year with family. Vivi and I will be in Anjeong for the long weekend holiday, and so will the snow. Definitely more snow here in the countryside than in Gwangju city.

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No Snow During Christmas,But We had a “White Lunar New Year” This Year.

It’s the year of the Rooster, but I’ve got dogs on my mind. If you’re interested in rescuing a dog from overseas, let me know, and I’ll get you connected with the local organizers. You can also buy a 2017 Calendar to help raise funds for the efforts. See the Anjeong Chingu facebook group for details.

This Jindo is benefiting from a Dog-Walking Service that I’ve started providing for the dogs of Anjeong. I call him Rohan. He’s named after a character from a sci-fi story in the Dangerous Women collection.

Preparing for the holidays means lots of trips to the market, and making deliveries to friends and family.

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Our Himang “off-grid” sight is still at the proposal stage. It will be late February before we get official permission to place a container house up on “Himang Hill”. Here is one image that is inspiring our imagination.

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Our container house would be half the length and half the height of this image, but I like the South-facing greenhouse concept, and PV solar panels. Our tiny house would not be tied in to the electric grid, so we would include a battery bank. Some other aspects we are looking at are solar hot water, compost toilet, rainwater collection for water supply, and constructed wetlands for waste-water management. The RMH (Rocket Mass Heater) design for a super-efficient wood stove is something that I’ll be working on during the holiday. I hope to show off a demonstration next to the Gazebo party using the recently acquired fire-bricks.

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