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I’m Not Alone Here

Jackie Wheeler agrees that Locavorism seems harder in the (desert) West, as she writes in High Country News. Phoenix must be a far tougher growing area than where I am in the Inland Northwest, and I’ve had my fair share of … Continue reading

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Checking out skills…from the Library

One of the big lessons I’ve learned over the past year is the value of knowledge, skills, and some specialized equipment in trying to shift to a more local and sustainable means of obtaining food. It’s a terrible loss when … Continue reading

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Back on the Home Front

I will write more about our travels another time, and perhaps in another place. If so, I promise to post a link. Meanwhile, it’s time to write about “here” again. Since our experimental garden plot failed earlier this summer, we needed a new … Continue reading

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So Far, No Good

Well, the hubub around the non-purchase of a vehicle has settled down and we’re back to where we were. So, where were we? Right, the garden. About that… If booming seed sales (up over 20 percent and more) and the number … Continue reading

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Opening Day

Some opening days are marked ahead of time on the calendar, like for baseball or fishing season. Others are less specifically noted, but make themselves apparent nonetheless. When the air has a certain crispness to it, and breakfast goes off … Continue reading

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Look what I found!

Spring has finally arrived in The Great Northwest, at least for now. I’ve been busy trying to crawl out of the winter doldrums and also trying to re-balance my schedule and life so that I can do everything that I … Continue reading

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Making Adjustments

Believe it or not, I’m still here. Lots of things have been happening; so many, in fact, that I haven’t had time to sit and write about them. Well, I’m blowing off the research, the bill-paying, the budget-fixing, and the … Continue reading

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