Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rotting Flesh Perfume and Finding the Wilderness Among The Concrete

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Currently we live in suburbia, on the edge of where city meets farmland and eventually where farmland meets forests.  Usually edges in nature are rich places where there is a extreme amount of diversity and interaction among species.  You’ll find … Continue reading

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Manoomin Project Music Video

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“Ultimately as a farmer, I’m in the land redemption business . . .” –Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms at Calvin University 2012 A few posts back I mentioned the analogy of the conservationist and his axe that Aldo Leopold wrote about … Continue reading

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Learning to See (through a child and photography)

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A professor that I once had, talked of one of his friends that spent many hours of the days observing roses in bloom, because he wanted to understand what made them beautiful.  He would just sit there and stare and … Continue reading

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Greenhorns Sensing The Good Rain

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This morning the clouds moved in fast and we knew that the storm that was predicted a week ago was finally here.  Typical spring weather was now in season.  The odd days of 70+ degrees which we had experienced these … Continue reading

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Studying Nature From New Perspectives

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Intending to write on this topic later, I thought that these pictures might make a good lead-in into it.  Tom Brown, a primitive living and naturalist skills instructor told the story once of an incident with his mentor where his … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas, razing barns, and stargazing with an in-law

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Spring 2009, I had almost finished tearing down a massive 4,000 square foot barn in a city east of here.  I had survived a brutal winter in a camper and managed to stay warm sleeping in a 0 degree bag … Continue reading

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Spring Ephemeral Exploitation and The Pictures To Prove It!

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Spring Ephemerals are plants that exploit a niche in the forest between the time of snow melt and the leafing out of trees.  During this time of the year, sunlight is able to permeate the forest floor much more readily … Continue reading

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