cult of diesel

So we joined a cult…  we bought a diesel car.  a vw jetta TDI to be exact.  why?  well this one gets up to 50 mpg when driven properly.  you should be able to run this on bio-diesel which is renewable even with all its byproducts and problems.  as joel salatin says, farming is the...
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Vinyl

So here’s a real lesson on being vigilant about awareness and not taking it for granted that you can just go out and buy safe, usable products (or that you should necessarily buy something you can make, even if you could take for granted that it were safe). Lewis mentioned last week that he picked...
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wrapping our heads around farming

years of scheduling complicated productions and pipelines may prove to be completely useless as a farmer, but at least as a learning exercise it sure helped us wrap our heads around planting seeds.  Which is intricately related to green house square footage, row feet in the garden and most importantly getting some mixture of food...
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indoor compost, a visit from ARK, and recycling

we took some old recycling containers and used them to get our indoor compost going with the help from some carbon sawdust from the stable.   so far we are generating a grocery bag of trash per weekend – not terrible considering we are mid move and unpacking like crazy. ARK came to visit today and...
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Cargo

right now we are shopping in the city and bringing up what we need.  i guess backpacks are a regular sight around here with the Appalachian train trail just a few miles away – including its own metro north train stop.  this week we came packed with hardware including a 73″ window shade movie screen. ...
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