Awhile back I wrote about the two four foot SFG boxes we built for our back yard. Well, it looks like Spring has finally sprung for real now and I thought I would give you an update on how that project is going.
Well, I had planned to share an interview with a local small business owner with you here today but unfortunately that hasn’t worked out yet so I thought I would share some of the tidbits that have been hitting my inbox lately instead:
Paul Wheaton shared:
A new video with Helen Atthowe comparing permaculture systems to organic systems and exploring economic issues.
(spoiler: far less cost with the permaculture approach!)
The Survival Podcast interviewed a very interesting lady yesterday named Lisa Majors. She and her husband Paul are building a home in Arkansas with a budget of $10,000 and intend to be done with it in about 2 years. They initially considered building an Earthship but after laying down a layer of tires and packing them they found it to be too labor intensive and came away from the experience with a whole new respect for the people who use that building method. This isn’t a tiny home either. Continue reading
It has been said that if you took 100 random people and put them on an island somewhere in the middle of nowhere and left them with enough provisions to survive for awhile until they could figure out a way to do for themselves then came back a year later you would find some sort of a working society going on.
A big thank you to my friend Erik Krouskop for turning me on to this guy’s series of videos on YouTube. There is a lot to be learned in useful bushcraft skills by subscribing to his channel.
Seriously? Does anyone really think the executives running Monsanto actually eat this stuff they are shoveling out there for the unwashed masses, a.k.a. US, to eat? Hey, my brother-in-law’s family doctor knows enough about this stuff to have his own hoop houses with his own organic food growing.
Once upon a time, several generations ago, this land was populated by the native tribes of North America and many of them planted a garden that came to be known as the “Three Sisters Garden” which provided the majority of the necessary nutrients to survive. What can we learn from these native ancestors of ours?
Well, one thing is for sure. If you’re going to try to make a living with artwork of any form, and I am sure many of our artist, dancer and musician friends can back us up on this, you better learn to live on very little money.