Tag Archives: sustainability

Shift, Part 2

I’ve been living with an income decrease for almost 6 months now. I prepared for the “eventful” decrease with the help of one of my sons who has some financial savvy. I’m on a scary end of this financial learning … Continue reading

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edge of transformation

Climate change is rearranging our seasons here in the high desert. Maybe our autumns are lasting longer. Spring and summer are merging into a short spring and a longer summer. I can’t say that summer is hotter, but it’s longer … Continue reading

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farming the desert?

No. Not really. Yesterday I received a couple of messages on Facebook about “farming the desert.” I think it may have been because I have been posting internet links concerning California’s current and long-lasting drought. More than one inquiry that … Continue reading

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dry and more dry

Deserts are roughly a quarter of the land on this planet. They tend to expand at the edges. Currently some of our earthly deserts are expanding. Would it surprise you to know that roughly 40% of humanity lives in arid … Continue reading

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observe and interact

Nearly a year ago, I said I was going to write about permaculture design principles on the farm and in my life. It’s taken me a while because life can eat us up. I’ve been continuing to think about it, … Continue reading

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of wild grapes

Trying a new grape in the back. It’s called Roger’s Red. It’s a hybrid between California wild grape (Vitis californica) and our everyday grape of commerce (Vitis vinifera). I have already planted the wonderful Mojave wild grape (Vitis girdiana). It … Continue reading

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California fires, landscapes, and traditional ecological knowledge

Fire season in southern California used to begin late in summer, maybe right before autumn. Last year our first fires came before June. Every year over the last decade they’ve been arriving earlier. Last week, mid-May, San Diego was on … Continue reading

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