Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
grape tree and pod corn
wandering around the back yard in a gentle rain ( another .13 of an inch...4.07 this month according to the back yard weather station ) and having a look around...yes those are grape leaves in the elm tree and they are sheltering nascent grapes...i am still somewhat agog at the work that plant has done over the last few decades to colonize the tree...looking forward to another harvest in september...fern's pod corn is in the community garden and it's in my yard and doing just fine in both places...we will see about squirrels ( and the newly found raccoon living in a tree in the yard ) later...bottom photo is one of four stands of th e elentless jerusalem artichokes out there...this is the "official" one in that it was intended...two of the others are simply a failure to eradicate and the fourth is the "natural rainfall only" as opposed to "water as needed" harvest result experiment...it's alive out there and that's what keeps me interested.
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.