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  • Jeesh, what a slacker!

    I know. Been ages. I think I’ve gotten into the habit of updating facebook rather than my blog! Bummer. I think I might try to redirect my routine to the blog first and the facebook second. I’ll figure something out. Anyway, I hope and plan to spend more time around these here parts. So, Happy […]

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  • First Friday Fredericktown

    I’ve been working with the Fredericktown Revitalization Initiative for the past two years and one of our latest projects, in cooperation with the local Chamber, is First Friday. Fredericktown does not have much going on in terms of public art shows or poetry so we’re going to remedy that with First Friday which is a […]

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  • Hugelculture Beds!

    Hugelculture Beds! Originally uploaded by Geek in the garden. The Hugelculture beds are coming along and almost ready for planting. They’ve got a layer of soil and manured straw from the chicken coop which was all put on this past fall. I’ll add another layer of soil and then get them planted with lettuce, spinach, […]

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  • Seedlings!

    Seedlings! Originally uploaded by Geek in the garden. I started my seedlings about a month early this year. Normally I’d just now be starting tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. This year I got them going the second week of February. The soil I’m using is also a bit richer in nitrogen content thanks to some aged […]

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  • MacProductive

    I don’t do this often here on my personal blog but every so often I drop a plug in for the freelance work I do as MacProductive. Most of the work  I do is website design or FileMaker Pro database development which is perfect for my life in my little cabin as I can do […]

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  • Sad, Sad, Sad

    Well, I’ve got some sad news to report. For me personally, actually, it is far beyond sad. Though it is not decided yet it is looking like our land is to be sold off which will mean the end of my little homestead project. My dad will be meeting with my uncle and aunt on […]

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  • Finally, some cool

    What a summer it has been. Hot, hot, hot. I just adore climate change. Yes, yes, I know we cannot attribute the heat of any one particular summer to climate change but I mean, really. Records have been broken all over the planet. You can believe what you want, for me, I’ll attribute it to […]

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  • Darn it

    Apprently I had comment moderation turned on and did not realize it till today! I think I must have turned it on sometime last summer though I don’t remember doing it. Anyway, got lots of comments posted that I would have responded to. Most notably the comments to my post about killing the dogs last […]

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  • 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 […]