THE NITTY GRITTY'S

Biodiesel

There’s a great quote from one of our readers which I saw posted on the PTF forum: “Living abundantly starts with the nitty-gritty basics and attention to detail!”

Here’s a photo of our first batch of REAL biodiesel after the washing process. Never thought we’d “oooh and ahhh” over some grease – but it sure looks “sweet” as JD exclaimed. Now we have 30 gallons of biodiesel that Kalib (the chemist) wants to do some testing on to determine the quality of this batch.

PATHS ARE MADE BY WALKING

“Do not go where the path may lead go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Ralph Waldo Emerson

This year is going to be a journey into the unknown. We’re having quite a lotof brain sensory overload these days trying to learn new skills and techniques – boy what we would give for someone just to give us a hands on demo! Reading “how-to’s” is one thing but putting the concept into practice for our location or needs is another. Right now there are so much “to do’s” on the plate it’s hard giving each of the tasks enough time.

You should see what we come out of the library with these days! The friendly librarians comment, “well looks like you all are into ‘fill-in-the-blank’ now” as we borrow stacks of books on carpentry, plumbing, sustainable living, natural home and so forth.

REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE

Right now, we may have some possible candidates for workshops. So far spinning, weaving and dying classes are in the works (besides the biodiesel). Still hoping for a reply from the soapmaker.

About the workshops and such, if you or anyone you know would like to participate we are looking for:

Wanted: “Ripples” in the pond of hope and regeneration

Would you like to share your knowledge and skills with others?

Wanted: Skilled and knowledgeable persons to give workshops, classes or lectures on…

Subjects: Permaculture, sustainable, regenerative and holistic principles, integrated pest management, natural gardening practices, candle making, papermaking, rug braiding, weaving, spinning, plant dyes, recyclable arts and crafts, recycled hardscape, natural home and beauty care products (lotions, essential oils, etc.) and more!

Where: Path to Freedom — a living, sustainable resource center

Contact: Send us a brief “resume” of what you do, duration of session(s), and fees that you require by email or snail mail

ANNOUNCING THE NEW PTF EVENT CALENDAR

March 7 th BIODIESEL MIXIN’ MIXER RELOADED

March 14th SEED SWAP

See what’s happeningnext month for time and details.  

Spread the word and come on down…. (Please RSVP as space is limited)

EMAIL WOES

For some reason, we haven’t gotten any (nadda!) emails (not even spam) since yesterday afternoon – there seems to be a glitch in our server provider.

ATTN: So, if anyone has emailed us, you can understand why we haven’t been able to contact you back. Or, please email us again just in case your email got lost.

Weather Report: Warm and gorgeous (but extremely dry)

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