Monthly Archives: February 2014

Too Cold to Build, Time for a Political Rant

I have heard that there is great discord, division and polarization in our politics these days. I would disagree with this, and give the following examples of broad agreement within today’s body politic. (1) Things are in bad shape, and … Continue reading

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Realistic Progress

Recently a friend asked what I realistically expected to accomplish this year. The list of things I would like to get done is a long one, and far more than could reasonably be done with the available resources. The list … Continue reading

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Come on Spring!

It is cold outside. Well below seasonal averages, I am told. The seventeen different forecasts all predict a significant warming trend with many variations. All of the homesteaders out there are getting fidgety. They are fingering their seed packets and … Continue reading

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Paying the Heat Bill

When we were searching for our ideal homestead property, a high priority (just under low land price) was having a good firewood supply. Keeping the house warm is not a frill, so dependence on big oil is not just expensive, … Continue reading

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