The Hawk-Mo Hotwire

Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art

I’m Quitting Facebook & Blogging for a Year (But I Still Love You)

This story begins on New Year’s Eve. At Hawk-Mo, our tradition is to reflect on the year behind us and dream big for the one ahead of us. In the … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Fall at Hawk-Mo

We are welcoming the cooler nights and days, however we are not ready for the cold. We went camping at Smith Mountain Lake for my birthday, and came home to … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

August at Hawk-Mo

It’s Mom’s birthday month, which means that we celebrate whenever the mood strikes. Hank and I made an impromptu trip to the beach for some saltwater, sea breeze, sand, and … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Hawk-Mo = Bringing Burning Man Home

July has felt like a hard month around here. I’ve been focusing on the bad and totally losing sight of all the good, despite my efforts to avoid such things. … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s Call June the Month of Monumental Achievment

We are kicking some serious ass this month at Hawk-Mo. I don’t quite know where to start, so I’ll start with the biggest dealio: Two weeks ago mom and I … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Making Our Small Spaces Ever More Functional: AKA “Pimp Mom’s Kitchen”

While this crazy place we bought has got close to 1800 sq ft of enclosed living space, its really spread out and fairly dysfunctional. The space we actually live in … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Hazards and Delights of Eating Local & Homegrown

We ate scones for dinner tonight. Not scones and a salad, or scones and eggs, or even scones and meat. We just ate scones. At least these were the best … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Baby Chicks! Baby Ducks! Fish! Green Grass! Oh My!

We thought this place was gorgeous even in the brown of Winter, but now I think even an unbiased person might find some beauty around here. The green and blooms … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

February: A Month of Projects

I’m pretty sure this happened in January, but was never adequately celebrated. We reorganized the kitchen. Or more correctly, mom reorganized the kitchen and I, at times, provided a second … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Rainy Days

It has been raining since Sunday night almost non-stop. Today is Thursday. The earth is way past soggy. Our bottom land is now more like swamp – puddles, ponds, creeks, … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Shenanigans, Goat Shenanigans, Moving Shenanigans

Let’s start with the moving shenanigans and work backwards: This is like a game of dominoes. We set up RAGGEDedge enough to figure out that all the sewing machines and … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Life in Small Houses

I think we’re finally settling in to our new life in small houses. Today is the Solstice. A big day indeed. Here at Hawk-Mo it also marks the winding down … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

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