• Natural
  • A Nice Surprise

    I was out on a walk this morning and discovered this beautiful patch of green along the ground. From a distance I thought it was moss but as I got closer I could see that it was too tall. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen this before. A really beautiful plant! Edit: The mystery is […]

  • Capitalism
  • Abyss Indeed

    Exactly. In his latest post, The Abyss Stares Back James Kunstler writes: In the broad blogging margins of the web that orbit the mainstream media like the rings of Saturn, an awful lot of reasonable people have begun to ask whether President Obama is a stooge of whatever remains of Wall Street, with Citigroup and […]

  • Capitalism
  • Getting through this

    I thought I’d direct folks to this fantastic post at The Automatic Earth regarding the costs of homes in relation to personal income and the role of banks in removing wealth from our communities. Some interesting points there about the end of a functioning capitalist system as well as a sensible, community-based approach to dealing […]

  • Horticulture
  • Beeeeees and other updates

    Yes indeedy. The hive and various bits of equipment arrived yesterday. I’ll get that set-up and painted in the next week or two. The bees will arrive sometime mid April. Sweet!! I’ve started flats of broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, and kale. I’ve ordered four hardy kiwi vines which will arrive sometime in mid March to […]

  • Living Simply
  • Buddy and the Girls

    A little video of the five chicks being born, nothing fancy. Jake asked me to name the new rooster so I’ve called him Buddy. Such adorable little critters. Technorati Tags:Food, Food Production, Global Depression, Great Depression, Homesteading, Living Simply, Natural Resources, Self Reliance

  • Living Simply
  • A Life in Transition

    My niece Emma wanted to contribute a story and I told her I’d happily post it. I come down to the Lake about every other weekend. It is a great place to be. Sometimes I here my mom talk about the memories that she had at the Lake. In the summer my family and I […]

  • Community
  • Good old days…

    My good buddy Brandon recently sent me an mp3 of his work in progress audio documentary of Free Radio Memphis. Loved listening to it and thoroughly enjoyed the rush of memories. That was a fun time…. well, the getting arrested was not so fun but everything that came before that. Take the wayback machine to […]

  • Living Simply
  • A Boy and his Chickens

    My 13 year old nephew is home from school today. He’s not sick, he’s observing his first batch of chicks as the hatch from their eggs. Actually the first one hatched late last night. The remaining four will probably hatch today. I adore my nephew. I mean, how do you not love a kid that […]

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic ice shelf set to collapse

    Ugh. Antarctic ice shelf set to collapse due to warming: A huge Antarctic ice shelf is on the brink of collapse with just a sliver of ice holding it in place, the latest victim of global warming that is altering maps of the frozen continent. ‘We’ve come to the Wilkins Ice Shelf to see its […]