Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
openeing, closing, leafing
1.48" of rain ( 3.7592 cm )today has had some impact...that and warmer temperatures and lengthening days have added movement to the back yard...that grape bud from a few days ago is unfurling a bit quicker ( top photo )...but the blooms on the wild strawberries were all closed ( second photo )...no pollinators to attract perhaps ( no sign of mason bees yet either )...or just protecting the blooms...either way as furled as the grape leaves are unfurled...the "wild and weedy" corn ancestor ( third photo ) has developed a third leaf on several of the plants which is encouraging...the peas and beets ( fourth and fifth photos ) are looking more like peas and beets these days...and one of the extremely sprouted spuds i planted nine days ago has begun to leaf out as well...so far so good as they say...still want to see some bees...
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.