The Gold of Farming

The Word for the Day, this rainy morning, from Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water.  DOGEN ZENJI   Yes, it surprised us and… Read more »

Earthquake, Farming, and Light from Below

Serpent like line runs through lavender. She runs west of our home, severing irrigation pipes and alarming us more than a little!  In my imagination, she is a dragon who woke up writhing wildly in the early hours of Sunday morning. Believe me, we noticed her! The walls of our home twisted and everything in… Read more »

Wild Strawberries

Although the wildflowers are late and fewer in number this year, it is a very good year for wild strawberries. For whatever reasons, they have spread. This week when we spray the BC prep on a fruit day, we will include the wild strawberry patches! One of the flowering patches, easy to find with their… Read more »

Scheduling Spring Biodynamic Sprays

Using Thun calendar to schedule sprays on our work calendar. In March and April, I schedule our biodynamic sprays for the season using Maria Thun’s Sowing and Planting Calendar. In the spring we spray the aromatics with horned quartz (“501”) three times on moon sign flower days, once each in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The… Read more »

BC Prep and Radiation: Bring Balance in Hard Times

Photo Art by Bill Fulton               BC Prep and Radiation: Bring Balance in Hard Times In consulting with the Josephine Porter Institute this morning, I learned that calcium will help mitigate harm from any possible radiation coming our way. One way to get this is through the barrel compost,… Read more »