Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, September 2, 2016
dense yellow #2
purchasing supplies for a raised bed i am constructing for ramps ( more on that tomorrow ) took me by the big box stores this morning so i stopped by the industrial field and had a look from a little different viewpoint...i went to the side of the field where the rows begin/end and had a look...among other things that i found were five closely spaced plants with five closely spaced ears...i looked down the row at ground level ( which sort of belies the filled look the field has when you look at the tops of the plants...there's actually a lot of open space down there ) and saw some "weeds" cropping up...i also noticed something i hadn't before..straw...there's a lot of straw on the ground and it is doubtlessly there to damp down "weeds"...the fifth photo is of the ground on the seventh of last month and i see no straw so i am wondering if it was put down recently 9or if i am just seeing it now because of a different approach to the field...and while we are on the subject of the soil's surface let's bear in mind my fondness for well turned support roots.
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.