The Fire

Excuse my finger in the way

Bear with me while I’m still in the middle of processing this. It’s also quite long. The Timeline of Events Friday, September 25th, Tom was getting the patio cleaned up. We were planning a birthday barbecue the following afternoon for Junior’s 18th birthday. I got home from work at 1:55pm. I usually get out of…

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Our Soil Analysis Part 2 – Where We are Going and How We are Getting There

Our last post we discussed the results of our last soils analysis. This was our graphical analysis: Well, where should we be? And how should we get there? Let’s work left to right. Organic Matter Optimum for clay loam: 3-5% We are currently at 2.6% so we have some work to do to increase the…

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Halloween that is a little more green

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  {we heart it}   It is approaching quickly!  I am talking about Halloween, one of the funnest holidays of the year.  It is also one of the most wasteful.  This year, may be a good time to switch up and start some new Halloween traditions or maybe revisit some from your childhood, like handmade…

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The Crash x2

Some of you may have noticed that the blog has been kind of, well, slow with content. I haven’t really been posting much lately. For that I apologize and I will explain why and why you may be having some issues with the site. Last year I had a website issue and lost a huge percentage…

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Michael Pollan for $12

For the last several years I’ve been wanting to see Michael Pollan speak, but usually it’s at a swanky center for way too much money. We did get a chance to sit in on one of his classes at UC Berkeley for free, which was awesome, but that was not a typical setting, obviously. But…

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The New Normal

  A great TEDx presentation on using livestock to reverse desertification and climate change. Except for 4 years while I was away at college, I’ve lived pretty much my entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even when I was in college I still was living near the California coast, albeit more in Southern…

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Putting a Value on That

Recently I tagged along with my mom to the grocery store. She was in town visiting and she’s a fantastic cook and was planning on making an amazing meal for her best friend who she was staying with. It wasn’t just any grocery store, though. We were entering the yuppie-hippie grocery store. A full third…

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