Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
the wheat bed looks a bit beaten down recently and while i am not entirely sure of why i decided to take some defensive measures...so with about twenty bucks worth of materials and a bit of time i installed a critter net around the bed...not so much to stop something from eating the grass...nothing much will evince any interest until seed heads form and ripen and then starlings will be the bigger problem...but to stop critters from walking across it or, worse yet, the cat deciding it would make a comfy bed for her while she is out oh one of her feral killing sprees...so i pounded some tomato stakes int the ground around the bed and and anchored the to screws i put in the frame with garden twine...then i zip-tied some netting around the stakes...it is a bit more than three feet high and should discourage critters while leaving me access to the bed and the tops of the ,stakes will do to festoon bird tape from as the wheat ripens..minimal work and temporary...nothing is permanent out there...not even the trees...we'll get to that in a later post...for now i think we're good on the wheat.
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.