I noticed the same. Yet it is impressive the things that are being
done in the "third world", things that the rest of us should be
adopting and learning and practicing, for the obvious reasons.
Treading softly upon the Earth is not that difficult with some
Here is a great site that I have posted before that bears mentioning
On a bit of the same note....the neighbors had a garage sale today and
I wandered over, more to chat with John and Carolyn than anything, and
found they had a two bikes for sale, remnants of their now grown
children. I picked up two lower-end Trek bikes and two extra wheels,
front and rear, with new tires, for a hunnert bucks for both, one of
the bikes has been refitted with aftermarket front shock fork and rear
Weekly, I check the local metals recycler, which is just a dump site
for anything mostly metal, and which is also on my rounds of places to
be scavenged (Robbie hasn't ever complained) and have picked up quite
the assortment of bike parts. Revival of one of my old obsessions and
kind of irritating to Lovey, when I don't keep things out of sight.
My Irish window guy Mick has given me access to old windows and I
intend to stcok up on them to make teepee style row covers to extend
the seasons...rigid row covers.
Funny thing ain't it, how easy it is to shift over into a third world
state of mind and how this so easily meshes with gardening in an
"We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the
earth as its other creatures do." - Barbara Ward
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