• 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

  • FALLING BEHIND

    LATE!!! Just finished the newsletter… I know, it’s a bit overdue! So, check out the latest (late)FEBRUARY issue of our newsletter… Tasks seems to continually pile up in an endless stream of ‘to do’s.’ So, we will have to start prioritizing certain tasks and chores and starting crossing items off

  • LIVE SIMPLE — GO BROKE?

    We are eating our fill of broccoli, radishes, snow peas and salad and we are even still eating winter squash! Meals consist of veggie or winter squash soups or veggies on rice. Each meal is accompanied by a fresh, delicious salad and homemade biscuits. The salad mix is awesome! Over

  • PATHWAYS TO URBAN PERMACULTURE

    “The proverb ‘the bigger they are, the harder they fall’ is a reminder of one of the disadvantages of size and excessive growth. The proverb “slow and steady wins the race” is one of many that encourages patience while reflecting a common truth in nature and society.” ~ David Holmgren