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Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Visitors to our cohousing neighborhood are occasionally curious about real estate in general in our region. I’ve gathered together facts and impressions as we begin 2013.

Where’s the interest? As has been widely reported, real estate sales nationally are on the increase. In New Hampshire, unit sales were up 22% at the end of 2012 . . . → Read More: Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Richard, Sage, Elsbeth & Catherine in Wyoming

In the almost five years that I’ve gotten to know Richard and Sage, who are Nubi co-founders and neighbors, I’ve often heard them refer to the Nubi project with both exasperation and love. I finally got a chance to ask them to reflect at more length on a . . . → Read More: Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?

Mary

“For a long time I have recognized that I had a set of values, but not a day-to-day context in which to live those values. I wanted my actions and behaviors to flow from my values. I’ve accomplished that goal within my family and myself, but I was looking to extend it into my . . . → Read More: Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?

Nubi Pig Club News & Holiday Recipes

When Ruth was an academic star at Princeton, U Michigan and MIT racking up degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering, classmates might have voted her many things, but person most likely to lead her neighborhood pig group is not one of them. Sometimes, however, smarts and perseverance are needed in unexpected roles.

For Ruth, the . . . → Read More: Nubi Pig Club News & Holiday Recipes

Heard on the Nubi path this week: Opportunities for learning?

Here are a few responses to the question: What opportunities for learning do you see for Nubi children?

Lara Neighborhood parent and professional play therapist

As a mom of a baby, Nubi counteracts isolation; I walk outside and there are people around the neighborhood to visit, or who stop by. And there are so many . . . → Read More: Heard on the Nubi path this week: Opportunities for learning?

7 Strategies for Raising Farm Animals Collaboratively

Farming collaboratively confers many advantages — the ability to assemble a large workforce, a range of skills and abilities to draw upon, shared capital expenditures, freedom to travel (rather than always being tied to the farm) — just to name a few. But it also has challenges. How do you split the work and the . . . → Read More: 7 Strategies for Raising Farm Animals Collaboratively

Heard on the Nubi Cohousing Path This Week – Farm Related Books & Films

Here are a few responses from Nubi residents to the questions:

What farming-related books or films would you recommend?

Todd

“I recommend a set of short stories called Pig Earth by John Berger. The stories are about peasant farmers in 20th century France. While Berger doesn’t use magical realism, the stories have an aura to . . . → Read More: Heard on the Nubi Cohousing Path This Week – Farm Related Books & Films

Thinking Like a Cathedral Builder

Interview with Todd Horner, CSA farmer, Nubanusit Farm Project

Can you capture the evolution of your involvement at Nubi?

My involvement at Nubi began by accident. I was working as an intern at a CSA in the neighboring town of Hancock. Some folks from Nubi approached the farmer of that CSA about doing some work . . . → Read More: Thinking Like a Cathedral Builder

Evolution of the Nubi Cohousing Farm

The farm at Nubi comes alive in early summer: dewy, early morning harvests, exuberant pigs moving to fresh ground, the scent of fresh cut hay. While farming has been a centerpiece of the Nubi vision from the beginning, its form and organization are works in process. Fortunately, the farm’s evolution has given rise to some . . . → Read More: Evolution of the Nubi Cohousing Farm

pollinator heaven

From the perspective of pollinators, bee balm and buckwheat seem to be hot commodities at this time of year. Highly popular. As the bee balm in our yard has been flowering, it’s received near constant attention from hummingbirds, bumblebees, honeybees, and this incredible moth that looks and behaves remarkably like a hummingbird (see photos). And . . . → Read More: pollinator heaven