Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
surprises and issues
the season has its ups and downs...the mashua balnca in the first photo ( taken a few days ago when it was sunnier ) and its cousin the nasturtium are boomning along ( nowhere near one another after last season )...difficult as it may be to see the leaf cuutter bees have plugged a fourth tube in the nesting block ( third )...the dwarf syrian wheat in the fourth photo is about done and the emmer in the fifth is nearing...brussels sprouts are looking more like themselves ( sixth )...the egyptian walking onions are developing huge aerial bulbs ( seventh )...the zea family representatives, northern tepehuan teointe ( eighth ) and the maize in a bucket ( tenth )are both developing support roots ( ninth and eleventh respectively )...and the issue? i am grossly displeased by the continued presence of japanese beetles anywhere near my grapes and yams..they persist in diefiance of that displeasure...so i resort to neem oil...that battle continues.
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.