Category Archives: Permaculture

This Weekend’s Work

Saturday… Bring on the Army! The visit from the city earlier in the week lit a fire under my butt. So I called on some of those priority fixes… Stabilize The Cottage by finishing the south back wall with siding … Continue reading

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After Shoveling Poop for Four Hours…I’m Pooped!

Life is a series of adjustments and compromises. I really wanted to finish the 4×5 section I had started on the outside southwest side of the foundation and put in my two bags worth of mortar and three hours of … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage, Lasagna Gardening and More

Work on The Cottage We had a productive couple of days this past weekend. On Saturday, we worked out in the yard for several hours, took a break, and then worked on it some more in the early evening. We … Continue reading

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Rental House Moonscape – Before And After

It has been more than a week since we were shocked to discover widespread destruction and damage to our old house (now a rental) in Belton. After over ten years of love and dedication, along with thousands of hours (and … Continue reading

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A Like-Minded Thinker

Check out this video of Mark Shepard at Permaculture Free Press. He recently put out a book Restoration Agriculture in which he promotes his trademarked management technique – STUN – which stands for Sheer, Total, Utter, Neglect. The concept being … Continue reading

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3,400 Feet of STUFF and the Great Challenge

Yes, I’m still moving stuff, still unpacking, and still organizing. Despite the piles of boxes emptied, we still have more to move – and all of our yard stuff as well – but I’m bound and determined to have an … Continue reading

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Miami County Farm Tour

Last Saturday was an AMAZINGLY beautiful day for the Miami County Farm Tour. Our second year in a row at this event, it was a delight. We saw five new locations – and were sad to realize we couldn’t make … Continue reading

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How Cuba Survived Peak Oil – Movie and Discussion

This past Saturday I attended a screening of “How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” at UMKC. The room only had about ten people in attendance. It is a shame the room wasn’t full, because the lessons that one tiny island country … Continue reading

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Justice Is Not Only Blind, But Immune to Common Sense

I just ran across this newsbite, and while over four months old, it still has me incensed. A man is facing over $5,000 in possible fines for growing too many vegetables on his 2-acre tract. And this is after he … Continue reading

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Bioswales – Making Rain Work for You

I learned a while back that our property was built over the site of an old creek. This made a stunning amount of sense to me, since every time we receive a truly heavy rain (usually in the spring) the … Continue reading

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