I didn't know where to put this so I decided it was basic and usefull. I hope you think it is. When I first started my systems in Dec of 09 I was to busy to record anything. That was my excuse…Continue
As my Montonegra winter renter always says "different question". He is 92. Here is my different question, What does sustainability mean to you and what are you doing to bring it to fruition ? This morning while collecting soursop fruit under the tree I had an epiphany ( a moment of sudden revelation or insight). "Sustainability is happening at my farm."
I am raising chickens both for the meat and for eggs. This sustains me but I must somehow sustain the chickens. I am raising…Continue
A while back I read a blog on this site called "What I Learned After The Storm". These words still ring in my mind "learn to grow 50 things people do not know are edible". I have repeated this often to people and to people who tour the farm. They have deep meaning to me. Permaculture says "a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. I have learned to grow many things people do not know are edible. I am not doing it to keep people from crashing my gates but to share with everyone what…Continue
Aloha everyone fronm the land of paradise. Everyone may not think it is paradise but to me it has been paradise since 1964 when my feet first toched Hawaiian soil. I can remember almost 60 years later the very feeling I had when I stepped down from the airplane "My soul said you are home". I left once for an extended period of time and regreted it for a lot of reasons. One my health went to pot (deterioated) but most of all I mourned for 14 years for Hawaiil. When I returned in 1998 my…Continue
Sounds like a strange name doesn't it? Actually it was a really big food thing combined with a sustainability event. We were given the honor of having a booth at this event. I t cost us $30.00 but that is because we were friends of the people who put it on. We took 4 of our small systems and a solar generator. We almost couldn't go because we had no source of electricity. God at the last minute reminded me that my friend had a solar generator with a battery. I knew she didn't like to…Continue