Margaret Beers Oliver's Blog – May 2009 Archive (7)

Finding a place to start! I really couldn't, so I decided to make one. There is only one post there now but it will grow.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 24, 2009 at 7:33am — No Comments

Greetings Earth Dwellers...

It was always a joke between my brothers and sisters and myself. It was from some old space invasion movie. Still doesn't it make more sense now? I like to think of myself as dwelling on the Earth. To dwell... to remain for a time, to live as a resident, to keep the attention directed upon, to speak or write about insistently.... got to love Webster! I am not certain what form this awareness of dwelling is going to take in the long run, but for now it is enough that I am becoming aware enough… Continue

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 22, 2009 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

water continued

So I have my feet a bit on steadier ground today. I made a donation to the River Keepers and found a local group to do some volunteer work with. I should at least feel a bit of the powerlessness go. I have alot of learning to do.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 21, 2009 at 2:47am — No Comments

Eyes opening

off topic I suppose. I was exposed to something that most in the U.S.A. seem to be unaware of . Water issues. I did not even know that we were exporting potable water. I didn't know much if anything beyond where it impacted me. That the well I had before moving back into town contained both viagra and birth control. I conserve, use limited grey water (as it isn't legal here) and have a rain garden. Beyond that I have no idea what I can do about any of this. I am gob smacked. Completely reeling… Continue

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 20, 2009 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The late spring snow missed us

So I got some yard work done and a bit of the raised beds assembled. I am hoping that this next week will have some nice days to put some seed in. I worry that anything I am wanting to grow that is spring is going to just be forgone this year. Next year I am going to have some hoop house set up. That should give me a good extended season. Ahhh..,. the dreams. I am still trying to find out anything I can about biodynamic gardening. I don't understand it much and the process makes me feel like a… Continue

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 11, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Honey bees...

are not here. I have dandylions, cherry, and crab apple blossom and no honey bees. I checked the cute little nest I put up for the carpenter bees and I have no one moving in there either, though that could be just that they haven't found it yet.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 8, 2009 at 11:56am — 8 Comments

I was wondering

if anyone has any experience with biodynamic gardening. I have heard some impressive yeild claims, but I don't think I have ever heard much about it.

Added by Margaret Beers Oliver on May 7, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

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