As many of you probably know by now, I have a keen interest in land restoration. God has created an amazingly vital, diverse, beautiful and resilient natural world for us to enjoy and learn from, and I want to assist, even if in a small way, to support that natural world to heal and thrive. And there is much healing to do, especially on land like mine that has been severely overgrazed and is now highly eroded and barren. Continue reading “Loving the Soil – Part 1: The Importance of Humus (Carbon Matrix)”
At the Understanding God’s Loving Laws Assistance Group, one of the principles we learned about was that of Economy. Apparently, God wants us to create economically (efficiently) with our time, energy and resources (and rewards us for doing so). Economy makes sense; to be economical is respectful to the Creator of all that is, and loving to ourselves as well as others and our environment. Continue reading “Learning to Garden God’s Way—The Economy of Perennials”
I have been intending to write a 2017 summary for some time now, but kept putting my time and attentions elsewhere. One thing about Arizona spring weather is that we get several days at a time when the wind blows hard enough that one does not want to go outside. This is one of those days, so it is a good time to write. Continue reading “2017 Summary”
The monsoon season is tapering down to a close. It has been a good one for some folks around here, but many of the good downpours seemed to have missed my little corner of the high desert. Continue reading “Clever, Clever God—Part 1, The Pond”
I am on the 17th week of a 20 week Permaculture Designers Certification Course given by Geoff Lawton of Australia, a highly experienced and passionate teacher who has helped to transform some really degraded landscapes, even deserts. Continue reading “Hope for the Desert”
So much of my energy this past year has been consumed by inner challenges and establishing a loving home for myself out of the partially-built, neglected remains of previous owners. But it feels like this coming year is going to hold some new energies. Continue reading “The Latest and The Land”
Even though I have been gardening and successfully composting for decades, there is always more to learn. I love what he says about deciduous trees. I look forward to planting as many as I can at my place. At least I have a start on the red worms. They are just about the only ones I have cultivated that are doing well at this point.
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