A friend was at a farm stand and called to see if I wanted apples. Do I! A bushel, please! I got all McIntosh. They were utility apples but they all looked impeccable to me! I’m dehydrating 1 peck (1/4 bushel), which takes about 6 hours. I just finished canning 1 peck in apple sauce. […]
The Earth Oven series: foundation base hearth thermal mass first drying fire and door arch insulating layer and chimney Patching up, and first pizza! Today we worked on the oven again. Rain threatened but never materialized. It made for a warm, overcast day, just perfect for some more or less hard outdoor work. First we […]
Yesterday my friend R and I carpooled into Medford to see Rob Hopkins speaking at Tufts University. We walked into the crowded room and someone called, in a British accent: “I know you!” I turned and there was Rob Hopkins. He had recognized me from our “just get going” segment in the movie In Transition 2.0. We […]
We tested that today. Maybe they just need to get used to it.
In the last few days I’ve come across no less than three children (all 8) who think babies are born by being cut out of their mothers’ bellies. That adds to the child who, a couple of months ago, said this to Amie, who immediately set the record straight. What with all her exposure, from […]
ALMOST FIVE YEARS OF RIOT! This is the Riot for Abundance for the months of August and September 2013, for the three of us. Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers! Gasoline. Calculated per person. Though I feel like I’m driving a lot more due to an uptick in activism-related trips, we […]