• Permaculture
  • Homestead Life and Death

    It’s been a couple weeks since I posted a homestead update. I’ve had my first chicken deaths by predator.  Just over a week ago I lost two of my girls, I think to a fox. Whatever it was came out just before dark before I’d put the girls in for the night. I’ve since been […]

  • Uncategorized
  • The Economics of the BP Gulf Disaster

    The last three or so  paragraphs in the quote below are really fantastic. Really. The Automatic Earth: June 10 2010: BP, Forrest Gump, Mr. Bean and the White House: Matt Simmons knows oil. His ‘Twilight in the Desert’ is one of the best books on the topic, highly recommended. Simmons also knows finance; he’s, after […]

  • Climate Change
  • Some Climate Change Facts

    Irregular Times has a great post regarding the climate data from the NASA Goddard Institute. For those that like to pick one winter and pretend that it voids reality because it snowed and was cold, well, they’re wrong. Frankly it is pathetic that so many are so cowardly that they will do anything to continue living […]

  • Permaculture
  • Geek Gardening: A Wired Guide to Domestic Terraforming

    I was browsing through my RSS feeds this morning and come across this fantastic article in Wired which is basically about permaculture though they don’t use that word. Instead they discuss gardening as a process of careful design described as terraforming… essentially, permaculture. Excellent color design diagrams ranging from small gardens on apartment terrace or […]

  • Living Simply
  • Making my claim in the gulf

    I’ve not written about the oil spill here yet. But like many people it has been on my mind much of each day. Anyone that knows me will tell you how I feel about cars, lawn mowers and other machines that require oil to run. I truly detest them. My life here on the permaculture […]

  • Living Simply
  • Swale and Food Forest Update

    Last year I put in a swale and food forest on the north and east sides of my cabin. I planted the swale with comfrey, rhubarb, juneberry and yarrow with space between for annual veggies. This spring I seeded it with radish, chard, broccoli, kohlrabi, and cabbage. I’m pretty happy with the results thus far. […]