• Living Simply
  • Weekly Garden Update

    I’ve been harvesting lots of produce from the kitchen garden: chard, lettuce, tomatoes, yellow summer squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. The basil will be ready soon as will bell peppers. I’ve also got lots of greens that should be ready for harvest in a couple weeks: arugula, kale and a few others. Other fall crops that […]

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  • Cabin Progress

    We made a bit more progress with the cabin this past weekend. Specifically I finished putting up the insulation and Greg put up the interior paneling and most of the trim. Next on the list is finishing the trim and then a sleeping loft and shelving. I’ve also got to decide if I want to […]

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  • Books for self reliance

    Interested in books about gardening and self reliance? Here’s a list to get you started: The Encyclopedia of Country Living – Carla EmoryHow to grow more vegetables – John JeavonsThe Soul of Soil – Grace GershunyGaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway and John ToddHow to Make A Forest Garden – Patrick WhitefieldPermaculture in a Nutshell – […]

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  • Zucchini and Cukes!!

    I moved into the cabin on May 23rd, so as of tomorrow 11 weeks. I started the garden on the 24th. It’s been slow going in the garden as I’ve only added a fairly small bit of compost and most plants and seeds were put in a bit later than normal. If I’d gotten it […]

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  • Growing into tomorrow

    Over the years I’ve spent countless hours reading, learning and speculating about the future of humanity and the planet we call earth. In my first years of college in 1988-1990 I first started learning about the human rights movement, alternative agriculture, and the budding american Green movement. I founded a Green local in my college […]