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(Previous Post: Why We Need A Good Design: The Domesticated Human Or Sailing With Fritz) Staring Down the Triceratops: As I write this, piles of children’s toys surround me. My kids are play-fighting again, making mock karate moves, dancing like … Continue reading
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(Previous Post: Why We Need A Good Design: Frostbitten Twice Shy Babe) The Domesticated Human (or Sailing With Fritz): When I was nineteen years old I went on a sailing trip with a couple of my friends across Lake Michigan. … Continue reading
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(Previous Post: Man Against Nature) Frostbitten Twice Shy Babe This is me . . . or rather, this is my left foot . . . Notice that it doesn’t have toes. Nine years ago in the Adirondack Mountains of New … Continue reading
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Man Against Nature There are Squirrels in my yard that are pulling up the plants that I just planted, and burying their acorns in the pots of soft dirt where once stood a small rhubarb and potential Ginkgos and nut … Continue reading
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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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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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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