Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
It's starting to look like Luchia's eggs are not fertile as they should have hatched. I looked back over the blog and it was July 29th when the 4th egg was laid. She began setting 2 days later. Gestation time is 23 days. Sigh. Poor Luchia, she's been so faithful for no reward. Perhaps the boys are too young or just respect their mother too much to engage in fertilzing eggs. I guess if I want to be a producer of peacocks I'm going to have to bring in new blood.
It's 8:30 in the morning and I came in my head wet with sweat after working a couple hours weeding and in general little farm chores. It's been a long hot summer.
Nice page for a desert garden. http://www.desertrootsfarm.com
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
They call it a journey, starting with little things they accomplish until it has become something quit significant in accomplishment. I love this series of tapes and hope you do to. They are in the following blogs.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Here are two video's part 1 and part 2 that show how to make a simple biodigestor for methane gas. It is low tech and inexpensive although labor intensive. It can provide cooking fuel if you have manure from animals. English version can be had by going to website on the beginning of the video.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I sold at the Farmers Market today for the first time in my life. Here they have what they call a bumper crop booth, so besides the regulars who try to grow something to sell on a weekly basis they have a booth where locals can bring in their bumper crops and sell ocassionally. I took in some watermelons and they sold quickly. I then had money to buy some other locally grown produce like yard long beans, english cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, chilies and grape tomatoes. It was fun talking to all of the other gardeners and I learned what to grow if I'm thinking about selling in the future. I'm so excited, my first Farmers Market.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Here is a video that has the life of a young couple living in Panama doing the permaculture lifestyle. It's a little long but it seems to me they have a beautiful life.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I found some more resources for sustainable living.
http://sustainableroute.com/ has some videos. I could not watch them but I listened to several of them and found them informative. Under each film they have web pages to the people they are interviewing.
http://www.millisonecological.com/ is a project in Prescott Az that is interesting. They are using rainwater and grey water resources and developing a neighborhood that is devoted to sustainable ways.
http://www.hopedance.org/ has a bi monthly paper that is mostly local to the central California area but has many articles on sustainabil
http://www.RyanlsHungry.com/ has a lot of videos that are interesting and informative.
Hope there are some who are working on sustainable projects and would love to hear from you.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Very good video about self sufficient living in the city.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Here is an underground house that is made of rebar and ferro cement. It is passive solar. I don't see a water catchment system which would reguire hauling water if it is off grid or some other water catchment. It appears the water tank uses gravity flow as it seems to be higher. Thought I'd share this one for those thinking of building perhaps underground for ideas.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Here us a Youtube about growing food in old frig's . I'm doing some of this. His drainage holes are a good idea, although here in the desert the soild dry's out fast. It keeps rabbits, gophers, chickens and other critters out of the garden too. Like his set up. Thought it is worth sharing.