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The site has five main sections: Off the Grid, Woods, Journals, Blacksmithing, and Gas Well Study.

Off the Grid
Living Off the Grid is a description of what we do in order to live without electricity and running water.
Cats is a quick look at some of our cat buddies over the years.
Buildings — Photographs of the Shack, Shop and House we built.
The Mystery Jar — We take a look at the Mystery Jar, is the label or the contents more important?
The Christmas Truck— Molly wrote this story in 2000.

Woods
The Seasons — We’ve collected some of our photographs to show the changing seasons on our farm.
Socks’ Frog Pond has
The Great Morel Hunt tells about Molly’s and George’s hunt for the Great Morel Forest, a semi-mythical place briefly seen in Spring 2000. We attempt to find it again.

Journals
Molly’s Journals
These are pages from Molly’s Journals kept during the 10+ years of our project. What it feels like to live off the grid.

Blacksmithing
Making a Latch is a description, with photos, of the steps we go through to make a Suffolk latch.
Making a Hinge is a description, like Making a Latch, that shows the steps we go through to make a Butterfly Hinge.
Making a Grip shows the process for making a Cabinet Grip.
Blacksmith's Blog Posts collects posts we created for the Horton Brasses blog in 2010 and 2011. There's information about the shop, what we make and how we make it, including links to two videos.

Gas Well Study
Gas Well Study portal page with links to YouTube videos and Gas Well Study Reports.
The Spill at Buckeye Creek has photographs and links to reports about the Marcellus flowback spill into Buckeye Creek in Doddridge county in 2009.
What Happened at Fernow is an examination of the massive vegetation and tree kill due to land application of liquid flowback and drill waste in the Fernow Experimental Forest.
Underground Injection Control documents and other materials for West Virginia class 2 waste disposal wells.

News
Our newest blog is here. Our blog for 2008-2012 is at sootypaws.livejournal.com.

 

 

Welcome to Sootypaws!

Off the Grid
Living Off the Grid is a description of what we do in order to live without electricity and running water.
Cats is a quick look at some of our cat buddies over the years.
Buildings — Photographs of the Shack, Shop and House we built.
The Mystery Jar — We take a look at the Mystery Jar, is the label or the contents more important?
The Christmas Truck— Molly wrote this story in 2000.

Woods
The Seasons — We’ve collected some of our photographs to show the changing seasons on our farm.
Socks’ Frog Pond has some photos taken during the late winter.
The Great Morel Hunt tells about Molly’s and George’s hunt for the Great Morel Forest, a semi-mythical place briefly seen in Spring 2000. We attempt to find it again.

Journals
Molly’s Journals
These are pages from Molly’s Journals kept during the 10+ years of our project. What it feels like to live off the grid.

Blacksmithing
Making a Latch is a description, with photos, of the steps we go through to make a Suffolk latch.
Making a Hinge is a description, like Making a Latch, that shows the steps we go through to make a Butterfly Hinge.
Making a Grip shows the process for making a Cabinet Grip.

Gas Well Study
Gas Well Study portal page with links to sections within the Gas Well Study portion of the website.
Underground Injection Control Class 2 Wells are used either for the disposal of oil and gas liquid waste or for the enhanced recovery of oil or natural gas.
Gas Well Study Site Visits has annual reports, environmental assessments, and individual well information.
YouTube Videos has information about select videos from the Gas Well Study YouTube channel.