On August 28th, we had the thunderstorm from hell. Lightning lashed, thunder boomed, and we all cowered in the cabin as the forces of Nature roared with wild violence around us.
We’re still here! Sometimes I think that’s pretty amazing.
Time whirls by, suddenly 2022 has come to its end, and here we are in the early days of 2023. I’m posting a few photos to bring the blog up-to-date on some of the happenings at the homestead.
It’s been several months since last I posted on our blog site. To those who follow our blog, I apologize. This spring, we chose to undertake a large project – to clear land and plant a permaculture food forest. We were probably more than a little overly optimistic about what we would be able to accomplish. As a result, I had to make some choices about what things would get done and what things would have to go on the back burner. Unfortunately, our blog ended up on the low priority list. We are finally slowing down, and here is an abbreviated summary of our spring spent clearing and planting trees …
I came across the Aspen Proposal a day or so ago in one of my web browsing moments. It resonated very strongly with me, and I can agree with all of the points that it raises. We all need to consider what we are doing to this planet, our home, and how we can ensure that the generations to follow, and all the other living organisms that share this planet with us, still have a place worth living in for the millennia that are to come. This proposal, a global vision for the future, is meant as a place to start the discussion about the type of future we want. I am posting it here so that we can all begin that discussion. Please share it if you feel that is can help the necessary engagement with the future that must come.
Did you think that last summer and this winter were a bit abnormal? Well, you weren’t the only one …
Sadly, my mother passed away gently on the 19th of January, almost nine years and a month to the day since the passing of my father.
Is anyone out there still have trouble with concepts like “climate change” and “global warming”?
My appointment with my optometrist back in October led to a referral to see a specialist in Comox on November 12th. This appointment applied some interesting technology to my eye problem, and finally provided some resolution (ha ha).
So here’s the permaculture design project for the food forest at our home in Port Neville (called Tir Ceòlmhor).