Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, August 18, 2014
six more ears
six more ears of maize have been done in by rodents...some are shredded ( and one in the second photo would have been hopi blue from seed grown in the old garden...we can still hope for some continuity but our chances are dwindling ) and a couple in the third photo are pretty much picked clean...depressing but not unexpected...this is why i mostly grow root crops at home...there are good ears left but i am not sanguine about their survival to human ready ripeness...there is a mix of good and bad in the garden..you can learn a lot about life out there...a universe in microcosm...okay...enough philosophy...time to research non-lethal squirrel control for next season...you have to be more determined than the problem or it wins.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.