Sunday, October 30, 2011

Repurposing the Wood Shed

Moved all the wood out for winter and now taking measurements & figuring out how to re-purpose this west facing, attached woodshed into a greenhouse. This is going to be fun, and very useful since come February I need to start seedlings.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fedge line work...

Just came in from working on a "fedge" line that will hopefully protect the main vegetable / chicken area from being ate up by deer. Currently using Boysenberry, Marionberry, Loganberry, Golden Raspberry, and 3 varieties of raspberry which transition into a huckleberry hedge-line. The idea is that one side I can gather food from, the other side deflects the deer away giving them a corridor to the road and my neighbors property.

Huffington Post article a lie.

Let me first state, my sincere condolences to the family of the child that died from smoking plastic in Pittsburgh and couldn't survive a double lung transplant.

Now let me explain, and show the full article. Huffington Post, part of AoL, part of Time Warner News Corporation just utterly failed with regards to medical marijuana, marinol, and just general reporting in general.

Here was the head line.

Pa. boy, 13, ill after smoking synthetic pot, dies

Well, that was partly true.

Here is the article.

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania eighth-grader who became ill after smoking synthetic marijuana and had a double lung transplant has died.

The boy smoked the fake marijuana out of a plastic PEZ candy dispenser. The chemicals in the drugs caused extensive damage to his lungs. Brandon was put on a respirator in June and had a double lung transplant in September.

The boy's mother says anti-rejection drugs he'd taken since the transplants weakened his immune system and made him unable to fight a recent infection.

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a law outlawing such substances in Pennsylvania a few days after the boy smoked the substances. The ban took effect in August.

I would be all over this article if it was marinol that actually killed the child, but it wasn't. The marinol or what ever fake marijuana was used is not the issue here, it's smoking plastic that is, the same plastic our food comes in & everything else lately.

Think about it.

In over 11,000+++ years of use, no human has ever died from Marijuana (C. Sativa) it is literally just not possible.

Then again, in that same time span all food used to be organic and good for you, in the last 60 years we reversed that too.

Again, think about it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Still Harvesting Around Here...

Today I am out gathering more apples, huckleberries, and you know it, more eggs! Woohoo! I look forward to a few years from now when the trees planted in these next years also start bearing fruit. It's going to be busy busy busy around here and I will be healthier for it.

Sustainable Sawmilling?

I know lots of Lumberjacks, they all think I am insane. They tell me there are more trees now, but I point out a desert is still a desert. So how can we all make this sustainable for our children's, children's, children's, children's, children's, children's, children.

Well, I was over at the PRI today reading over older documents when I came across this going on at Edenfarm.

Sustainable Portable Milling

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Up to 20 million tons of tsunami debris headed for Bandon & Chareleston

Prepare for a garbage deluge.

An estimated 5 million tons to 20 million tons of debris sucked into the ocean during Japan's massive tsunami is due to hit U.S. shores, University of Hawaii scientists say. The wall of water struck in March, so that means the garbage should be here -- sometime in 2014.

Hey, it takes a long time to cross the Pacific Ocean if you’re a couch. Or a fridge. Or a piece of a house. Or a Coke can.

All this material is going to be radioactive, don't get your hopes up on getting a 'clean' new fridge or the like. I wonder how and if the Coast Guard is going to protect our waters & food supply from this incoming, preventable danger.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ahhh, A Country Moment

It was just moments ago when I started helping my wife lay down to go to bed when she noticed our rescued dog growling. My wife then noticed a rabbit dart under the dresser next to where the our dog's bed is.

Long story short, instead of dinner, we decided to let it go in the wilderness. Time for sleep.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My PDC cancelled...

Life sometimes blind sides you on a Tuesday morning over coffee. That's how I learned about a death in the family that kept me from starting my PDC. I did get to find out a family member saved 154 souls in the NYC harbor the day of 9/11.

This month has been extremely difficult for me, but I did manage to plant some garlic, as well as a new apple tree "Cripps Pink"

Monday, October 3, 2011

Starting My PDC!!!

I am nervous and happy at the same time. While discussing weather or not our countries prison systems should apply Permaculture to the grounds and have the inmates work the premisses my wife surprised me with, "How would you like to get your PDC?" I was floored with happiness.

I thought this was an unattainable goal, but we found an online accredited course through the Permaculture Research Institute forums. I can only say I am beaming with happiness.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

One Million Pounds of Food grown on 3 acres!

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then I wonder how many words this is worth.

Wait for video, it's worth it.