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Some of what I have to accomplish going forward

October 17, 2012

We are the guardians of three acres, some would say we own it, I know better.

We have probably a good acre behind our house that is a field that we mow at least once a week during the summer.  Seems horrible to think about now.

We are addicted to oil here in America and cheap oil has made us down right sensless in our use of it.  All I hear from neighbors and friends are their disgust in the rising gas prices.

I say it’s about time!  It seems the only way we will come to our senses is if it hits us in our pocket books.


This field is a good part of what I am converting to permaculture.  It seems like an insurmountable task at times, but I am determined not to mow it next year.

The huge oak tree and the large stand of sasafrass I particularly love and they are about to have lots of company!


From → permaculture, trees

  1. Nanc permalink

    But how will it impact our golf?!

  2. Hi, Micki,

    I have had problems trying to log in, so I’m trying again. Love your permaculture blog. If I have anything you wish to include, please let me know. I have native cedars from our centennial farm in Forester. I didn’t know it, but I have used permaculture for years on our back trails. ;o) Love, Aunt Mickey

    • Thanks Aunt Mickey! I would love some native cedar! See you were a permaculterist and didn’t know it.

      • Uncle Ron and I transplanted cedars years ago, and now, they are giants. There are all sizes of babies at the bottom of the hill. You and I could probably dig them, or perhaps your boys could help. Our centennial farm was homesteaded by my great-grandfather in the 1800s. A creek flows through it in a valley, and it’s on those hills the cedars grew. Earlier in the ’20s, they made their own beer and hid them under the cedars, because of prohibition. I have one of the bottles my dad dug up!

  3. OMG I love this story Aunt Mickey! Definately wiil come over and get some cedar! I know just where to put them!

  4. Eventually, all these gardens and smallholdings are going to link up and we will have Eden!

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