Sure looks to be a nice place to settle down, make new friends and enjoy life Microbeman
Love the color of the house, same color as the one I lived in texas. Ristras hanging made the color pop
They were much older but a washer and dryer on the porch sans bitchin tiles, poor people had only cement. .
You are living in style brother!
So hows the garden doing these days?
Curious as to what local materials you have found to be useful that are new to you.
Dried sage brush for example. Have you considered using something similar for a carbon source? peat replacements?
Any new and interesting facets of living hot and dry? I can only imagine joint pain would be less in warmer (hotter) weather.
( at least I hope that is true in your case.)
Last question, does the area where you are at have a spring cacti and flower bloom? Would love to see some hillside pics of the local flora Nothing that google earth could recognize tho, one thing to remember when one is running from the law, no identifiable landmarks!