Tuesday, September 19, 2006

odds and ends (and beginnings)

Posting will be light this week. I'm headed to the Community Solutions conference on Thursday and currently my family is a bit under the weather here at the Acorn Ranch. Speaking of which acorns are coming into season. I just finished reading Stalking the Wild Asparagus in which Euell Gibbons estimates more calories have come from acorns during human history than from grain. Regardless of whether or not that's true it is that time of year, time to collect the prevalent little nuts. If you want to try your hand at cooking acorns check out Stalking or click here for a review of the process that includes another strategy- letting others eat them first.

For those of us looking for more information and inspiration concerning living more sustainably we have a new site to visit. Farmlet is the documentation of Kevin and Rebecca's journey towards a more self sufficient way of living. This couple is growing a 5 acre farm in northern New Zealand with the hopes of living a lower impact lifestyle. They also describe their project as "conscious" which I think hits the nail on the head. If only individual citizens of this planet (especially those in the U.S.) would take responsibility for the way they live. Farmlet has invited us to share in the process. I recommend you take them up on the offer.

Matt over at Fat Guy on a Little Bike has recently joined forces with Groovy Green but has his own stuff too. Born to be Wild or an even more recent post about his Visit to an Apple Orchard should serve as a good introduction. I'm looking forward to working with him.

Steve at Deconsumption revisits his Timeline for the Unfolding Crisis. More reading at peakoil where Ibon posts Losing Faith in Peak Oil's Transformative Power. And if you're looking for a more upbeat selection its happy 4 year farmiversary over at Pocket Farm. Me? I'm just happy to be feeling a bit better. What a wonderful new perspective always seems to reveal itself after my health is temporarily taken from me. That and I feel a little delirious.

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