It's no surprise that people love things BIG! Homes, automobiles, and even food portions. Some people just have a drive to focus on consumption. What makes people act this way? That's the question I've often pondered. The only thing I can come up with is status. We all long to belong and be accepted. If [...]
After the drought we experienced in the summer of 2016 you will not hear me complain about rain. The storms that have provided the recent precipitation have sadly caused alot of damage in some areas. High winds and tornados are not something I can be thankful for. The rain however is something I am thankful [...]
Over six years ago I decided I was going to do some landscaping at my new home. I had never heard of permaculture design nor did I know just how awful my soil was at the time. It turns out a sandy hill void of topsoil comes with challenges. Adding to those challenges was the [...]
While riding home the other day I noticed something unusual off to the side of the road. It was a huge pile, no more like a mountain of leaves! They had been bagged and appeared to be headed for the landfill.
What did I want? A worm bin! My path to permaculture has lead me to appreciate what these little creatures can do. Worms help with fertility, proper moisture levels, soil aeration, bacterial and fungal inoculation just to name a few of their benefits.
I was impressed at the teamwork of all those individuals coming together to do the hard work regardless of their differences, that may separate them any other day.
Recently I lost my grandfather. He was a man loved by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Losing loved ones has kind of been a staple of life since an early age. Still I was in no way prepar… Source: Applying Permaculture Principle #2 to Life