Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, May 4, 2015
bees, berries, alfalfa, and "wild" corn
comparing photos of the mason bee house from saturday ( top ) and today ( second photo ) the difference tells me there are bees at large,,but i'm damned if i can find any...yet...the bees are up and so is the long awn spring wheat ( why does everyone hear "weed" when i say i have wheat up? ) in the third photo ...to go along with the intermediate wheat grass...the fourth photo is small alfalfa that will turn into bigger alfalfa ( fifth photo ) to help out the alfalfa leafcutter bees when their season starts later this month ( i get to load those reeds with bee cocoons...look for a blog about how clumsy i am then )...want raw materials for nests if i want to produce replacement bees...the wild strawberries are almost in full bloom ( sixth photo ) and there are seven teosinte plants up and around...more seed ears if things go well...more as soon as i find a bee.
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.