• HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

    Of what? And for what purpose? How can we become more self-reliant this week? These tough questions are hard to answer about ourlifestyle & attitudes that have been instilled in us from the unceasing pressures and bombardments of our “programmed” modern culture. Here’s another question —How many things do we

  • RESISTENCE IS FERTILE

    Hey! They can’t do that. That’s my food–my life–they’re messing with. They have gone too far now; somebody has got to stop these guys! These were my angry reactions when I heard that US biotech corporations were bent on introducing their freak creations—GMOs–into the food supply. They will do this

  • ODDS & ENDS

    We are trying to track down some plastic food grade barrels for rainwater collection. We found a guy on CalMAX (California Materials Exchange: Classified Re-use Ads. This site offers some really neat stuff — sometimes wish we had a truck to go and pick it all up!) who sells used

  • ODDS & ENDS

    We are trying to track down some plastic food grade barrels for rainwater collection. We found a guy on CalMAX (California Materials Exchange: Classified Re-use Ads. This site offers some really neat stuff — sometimes wish we had a truck to go and pick it all up!) who sells used

  • COMPOST & SOAP

    TEA TIME… COMPOST TEA TIME The guys are getting ready to start brewing some compost tea today. Compost teas, are gaining increased attention as a crop protection tool for the control of foliar diseases and as an inoculant to restore or enhance soil microflora. Here are some related links: Compost

  • COMPOST & SOAP

    TEA TIME… COMPOST TEA TIME The guys are getting ready to start brewing some compost tea today. Compost teas, are gaining increased attention as a crop protection tool for the control of foliar diseases and as an inoculant to restore or enhance soil microflora. Here are some related links: Compost

  • “WE ARE THOSE WHO LIVE WHAT WE BELIEVE”

    Yesterday was a very busy day! We spent much of the afternoon planting seeds and re-potting seedlings. In the morning, we were visited by Blair Philips and Deanna Moore of CommonVision.org of Santa Cruz, Calif. It’s a real pleasure to get to meet people who are trying to actually make

  • "WE ARE THOSE WHO LIVE WHAT WE BELIEVE"

    Yesterday was a very busy day! We spent much of the afternoon planting seeds and re-potting seedlings. In the morning, we were visited by Blair Philips and Deanna Moore of CommonVision.org of Santa Cruz, Calif. It’s a real pleasure to get to meet people who are trying to actually make

  • MUSHROOMS

    “Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.” ~ Thomas Carlyle ~ Now that the weather is warming up, we are starting to harvest button mushrooms from the growing boxes that we placed in our cellar. It took awhile for them to start coming up as it was

  • WASTE NOT

    “The proverb “waste not, want not” reminds us that it is easy to be wasteful when there is an abundance but that this waste can be the cause of later hardship. “A stitch in time saves nine” reminds us of the value of timely maintenance in preventing waste and work