one or two more days and the first round of
major plantings will be done.
strawberries are coming along nicely with
a few dozen already appreciated by me, the
birdies, and a mystery critter probably
related to a chipmunk (but i didn't get a
good enough look at it to know for sure).
today was a rain day, ran a few errands
and picked up the inter-library-loan of
_the Rebel Farmer_
by Sepp Holzer. quick
it is much more of the history and various
wrangles with regulators and people (including
his father). i'm rather amazed the guy stuck
with it through everything (Chernobyl being only
one of those). i liked it better than the later
work cited before (_Sepp Holzer's Permaculture_).
still i think the two books have gaps that
are rather large if you are someone trying to
figure out what he means by his descriptions
of aquaculture and a few other things. they
are only covered in passing (the second book
is stronger on describing the various animals).
a real systematic description with more
diagrams would help.
still, overall, and even if i think some of
his ideas are a bit odd, i like his appreciation
for plants and animals, diversity, trying things
and generally just doing it, including being
willing to help others (even in far off lands).
oh, and while at the library i was able to
check out google earth engine which uses landsat
images from 1980s to now to show how land uses
have changed around the planet. the series of
images of clearing the rainforest in South
America reminded me of the growth of bacterial
cultures on a petri dish. and the drying of
the Aral Sea... wow...