Wild Things Farm

  (Crab Orchard, Tennessee)
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Permaculture

I'm sure that some of you have heard this term by now.  In a nutshell, it's recycling, reducing waste, organic gardening, and being frugal.  Pretty much the way our grandparents lived and the way we should be living.  That's the concept I've been living by here on the farm, and I've been encouraging others to live this way as well.

We all need to know more about life and how everything is intertwined.  The more we know, the better off we'll be, because the more we know, the more we will want to be in tune with nature.  The more in tune with nature that we are, the better off everyone will be.

The other day I received an e-mail from a permaculture site that I subscribe to and I've listened to this song--oh maybe 75 times in the last two weeks!  It's my new favorite song.  It's really good....listen...and the video that goes with it is pretty good too, but I REALLY love the song.  Hope you enjoy it too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EU8sxOmRQbY

Peace.

 

Permaculture

I'm sure that some of you have heard this term by now.  In a nutshell, it's recycling, reducing waste, organic gardening, and being frugal.  Pretty much the way our grandparents lived and the way we should be living.  That's the concept I've been living by here on the farm, and I've been encouraging others to live this way as well.

We all need to know more about life and how everything is intertwined.  The more we know, the better off we'll be, because the more we know, the more we will want to be in tune with nature.  The more in tune with nature that we are, the better off everyone will be.

The other day I received an e-mail from a permaculture site that I subscribe to and I've listened to this song--oh maybe 75 times in the last two weeks!  It's my new favorite song.  It's really good....listen...and the video that goes with it is pretty good too, but I REALLY love the song.  Hope you enjoy it too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EU8sxOmRQbY

Peace.

 

 
 

Living lightly

Did you know that if everyone unplugged their clothes dryers ALL the nuclear plants could shut down?  Interesting........

laundryonrailwebIn the winter I hang laundry on the stairway railing, in the summer on the porch railing.  Haven't used the dryer in.....6 years?

 
 

Where do you fit in?

Over the past several years I've fed my passion for self-sufficiency by reading lots and lots of how-to, gardening, self-sufficiency, organic, and permaculture books.  Supplementing the bookreading with great videos on YouTube, magazine subscriptions, and workshops when available.

A question came up recently and I'm sorry I don't remember exactly where I saw it, but the question still burns in my mind:  "Are you a part of the problem or the solution?"  I asked my oldest son that question and of course he said "what's the problem?"   I responded "When asked that sort of question, what would you think the problem is?"  He started thinking.....and he actually came up with the correct question.

I challenge you to ask yourself this question during your daily routine....when you throw away a perfectly recyclable aluminum can or glass bottle rather than recycling it, are you part of the problem or the solution?  When you run your clothes washer and/or dryer and/or dishwasher with just a few items in it are you part of the problem or the solution?

I know everyone has their opinions about global warming, but as a farmer I live right in the weather and work with the seasons and each year it becomes more challenging.  I call it "global weirding" and am really ashamed at the mess my generation and the generations before me are leaving this planet for our kids and grandkids.  I don't know for sure, but I'd say that sucking all the oil out of the earth is like disabling part of our cooling system, as well as paving the surface so it can't breathe--

One person can change the world, but only if they practice what they preach and teach others to do the same.  It's an overwhelming job, but lots of somebodies have got to do it.

So, are you part of the problem or the solution?

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