Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
sixteenth day of spring
the temperatures have turned sharply downward and the barometer is at 29.675" and says "rain"...actually when i came in from taking these photos it was beginning to flurry...there is now in the forecast...the asparagus in the back bed is coming along...slowly...but that is the way asparagus is...starts slowly and then suddenly the spears are a foot tall...the third through fifth photos are of emmer wheat beginning to take hold ( still nor real movement in the dwarf syrian...there may be issues )...the ramp in the sixth and seventh photos is deploying leaves...a few others are right behind...still not nearly enough have come up to suit me...there should be more...we will wait patiently...for a while ...the egyptian walking onions in the eighth photo are looking very robust and defiant in the cold...and the garlic at the bottom isn't shrinking either...it will warm up...spuds and yacon and mashua ( as well as nasturtium...but not in the same containers ) and in a month or so the relentless jerusalem artichokes will arise...then we know we have a season.
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.