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Location of Jim and Peg's Habitat Home, High In The Mountains Of Southern California
Introduction We are a car-free retired couple living in a small 950 sq ft mountain cabin on less than 1/4 acre at 6,750 ft elevation. The native plant habitat we established on the property now exceeds 100 species and we grow organic vegetables on a small portion of the yard. In our continuing efforts toward simple, sustainable and rewarding lives we bid our last car "Good Riddance" in January of 1997. Earth Home Garden represents what we love in life; our bountiful planet EARTH and all her natural diversity; our cozy little cabin HOME and the family it has sheltered for 29 years; and the GARDEN around us which nurtures so many native creatures and helps feed us as well. It's our PLACE TO BE........... ***NOTICE*** Unless otherwise stated, all photos and text posted here are the copyrighted property of Jim Otterstrom, who hereby grants permission to re-print or re-publish his work, freely, for non-commercial purposes, so long as it is un-altered and credit is given. See the Creative Commons license at bottom of page.
Favorite Movies David Attenborough's The Private Life Of Plants, The Blue Planet-Seas Of Life, Koyaanisqatsi-Life Out Of Balance, Powaqqatsi-Life In Transformation, Naqoyqotsi-Life As War-America Is Test-Driving The Future, Grapes Of Wrath, The Corporation, The End Of Suburbia-Oil Depletion & The Collapse of The American Dream, Distorted Morality-Noam Chomsky, Modern Times-Charlie Chaplin, Salt Of The Earth (banned during the McCarthy era), Slaughterhouse Five, Frida, The Motorcycle Diaries, Finding Forrester, The Wonder Boys, The Never Ending Story, and many more.
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, Hank Williams, John Prine, Doc Watson, David Grisman & Anyone, The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Merle Travis, Stephane Grappelli, Pearl Django, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, The Wailin' Jennys, Gabby Pahinui, Bob Brozman, David Lindley, R. Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders, Van Morrison, Chris Smither, The Baguette Quartette, and, so many more.
Favorite Books John Muir - The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books, Henry David Thoreau - Walden, Rachel Carson - Silent Spring, Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac, Daniel Quinn - Ishmael, Edward Abbey - Desert Solitaire and The Fool's Progress, E. O. Wilson - The Diversity Of Life, David Quammen - The Song Of The Dodo, David Ehrenfeld - The Arrogance Of Humanism, David James Duncan - The River Why and The Brother's K, William R. Catton - Overshoot, and, like the other categories above, too many more to list, but you get the idea.