Saturday, June 23, 2012

Food Doesn't Come From Stores

source: Lauren Nassef//New York Times

And an unrelated update on the outright attack on attempts to protect our environement. Its a sort of depressing list of failed and passed bills from our House of Reps. that makes it pretty clear that business trumps protection.  Read more varietal media and Vote, dagnabit.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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The Master asked: "Do you smell the mountain laurel?"
     "Yes," replied the student.
     "There," the Master answered. "I have held nothing back from you."

Zen Mondo

(A mondo is a dialogue between a teacher and pupil, essentially a scripture in Zen Buddhism.)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Too Cool

I've been excited about shipping container houses/structures before...but this is really upping the ante. Buy a container that contains all of the ingredients to build a house, an office, a studio, a spa, whatever one could think of. Me thinks it is a good way to use a big container.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Community on the Rise

Now that the Farmer's Market is goin' on, I'm bound to be heckled at least once a week by this character, Mac the Knife.

 Esty is as glad as I am to see Uncle Adam again.

Kids snacking at the community garden in Thomas, WV. Hopefully they will be able to add some fresh 'maters to their snack.

In other news, I've been trying my (clean) hand at hatching chickens. I've got a very simple still air incubator (with about 20 eggs in it), and have about a half dozen eggs that the Buff Orpiingtons are sitting on....the Buff Brahmas have been seen sitting on the same clutch. That's what I call teamwork. I hope to get purebred Brahmas but will likely have  a few mixed OrpiBrahmas, maybe even a Rhode Island Brahma as it seems the neighbors chickens may have been laying eggs in my coop. Probably because of the great furnishings that my girls have...ha. If I have any luck I'd like to try to hatch some guineas and bantams. Oh what fun on the funny farm.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Whoa, Baby!

Not that often that Esty looks this clean. Minus the tatt. We kept it on for her great grandpa.

This is the most organized garden I have ever planted. I hope it works out.

By the way, the Taste of Tucker Farmer's Market has begun. As of now it is every Saturday from 10am-2pm in Davis, at the biggest sand pit in town. By the North Fork Watershed building. Where the coffee shop once was (and one plans to come?). The Market is on Fakebook but its really only in Davis. There will soon be a market on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm in Parsons, at Mill Race Park. And it sounds like there will also be some food for sale in Davis, at the same location, on Friday evenings from 3pm-5pm. Will keep people posted on those opening times.

Support local farms. Eat well and smile.