• Capitalism
  • Understanding the Greater Depression

    Want to get a better foundational understanding of the Greater Depression that we have now entered? Here are a few blogs I’d suggest you read every day or at least a few times a week. Sites which focus on the economic system specifically:Chris MartensonThe Automatic EarthThe Market Ticker Sites which discuss a broader range of […]

  • Conservation
  • Homesteading Self-reliance

    Thanks to the folks at Irreguar Times for their mention of our permaculture project. Something I wanted to respond to was this excellent point: Most of us will choose not to move to the woods like Denny (and given the size of our population, most of us can’t), but we can try to apply his […]

  • Conservation
  • Forest Garden Update

    This is the second food forest which is just 60 feet from my front door. Trees and bushes planted thus far: 1 peach, 2 plums, 2 red currants, 2 black currants, and 2 gooseberries. Also planted a few native bee balm. Next spring I’ll be expanding it with an apple and a couple paw paws […]

  • Conservation
  • Garden and Harvest Update

    I’ve been enjoying a continuous stream of tomatoes, yellow squash, lettuce, arugula and cucumbers since early August. I’ve also had a few zucchini but not nearly as many as I would have liked. The same goes for bell peppers… I’ve gotten a few of those, maybe 10 or so but not as many as I […]

  • Conservation
  • Food Forests

    As the summer has begins to move into fall I continue to learn about forest gardening, permaculture, and ecological gardening. Reading a variety of books and websites as well as hands on work in our own gardens, I’m developing a much better understanding of these ideas. I’m no newbie to gardening and have been doing […]

  • Climate Change
  • Chainsaw

    I finally have a chainsaw that works thanks to a my dad who has loaned me his. It really works. It does not stop running every 2 minutes and with a sharp blade/chain it cuts through logs like soft butter. Anybody that knows me or anyone who has read this blog for awhile knows how […]

  • Capitalism
  • 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 […]

  • Climate Change
  • The great eggsperiment

    I’ve mentioned before that a part of our plan here is to have chickens which are, of course, an essential ingredient in almost any permaculture design. Not only do they provide eggs and meat (not for me!), but also manure, warmth for plants in an attached greenhouse, feathers, and they help weed/till the garden as […]