Howdy. Been a while...
So much has been going on since I last posted a blog. Where to start? Well, life has been keeping things pretty interesting for sure. There have been big changes on the job front, on the project house, going to be starting with swap meets and farmers markets and some new adventures to talk about in this post.
I know I originally said that I was going to take last weekend off from posting and tweeting and be back on Monday. I apologize for not living up to that.
It has been said that excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink and I do agree with that.
Today we are continuing our look into permaculture. Most of the time, at least for me< it is viewed as a system for gardening and recycling. Turns out, it's about more than just gardening.
As I mentioned in the first post in today's series, I am taking a free online Intro to Permaculture Design being offered by Oregon State University. It is a 4 week course led by Andrew Millison and I am at the end of the 2nd week. The good news is that the class is self paced. I regret that I did not share this free course with you, but OSU has announced that the course will be offered again this October.
Hello and thanks for dropping by!! Last week I said I had some big news, well here it is. Today I want to talk about and unveil a new project that I am asking your help with.
My apologies for being absent these last few days. I have been dealing with the loss of a very close family friend who was like a nephew. I've known Dennis and his family for over 25 years now. My kids played with him and his cousins. We were also actors at his family's Western Theme Park, where we did 22 live action shows a day.
He was a happy go lucky sort, always quick to make you laugh and to help someone in need and to listen to their troubles while battling his own.
One of my fondest memories was the night he and I were feeding the stage horses in their corral and one of the newer horses Gizmo nipped him on the arm. Dennis turned to me, asked if I had seen that and what should he do. I said bite him back on the lip, half jokingly. He shrugged, turned around caught Gizmo and bit him on the lip. We laughed for a long time over that bite.
His life came to a tragic end this past week, the day after his 34th birthday. He was laid to rest yesterday. Dennis, you will be missed but never forgotten and I am glad you were part of our lives though for far to briefly!!
In this part about my choices, we will be discussing the animal selections and some of my future aspirations as well as market choices and funding.
The reasons behind ours...
In today's post I'll be answering some of the questions I've gotten in face to face contacts, emails and messages on Facebook and Twitter.
All of this weekends posts will pertain to the choices I made for the homestead including grow guides for the particular vegetables and fruits and for the animals I have and am thinking about adding.
We all do it at one time or another, some more often than others. I too am guilty and once in awhile it is beneficial to sit back and take your time before jumping into a new project or some undertaking. Sometimes it is not such a good thing as in this case.
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