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Permaculture Photo Challenge - December 2019 - January 2020

 
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Since I had the lens already mounted and the sewing machine was standing there with the integrated lamp (which was converted to a 12V LED) making nice reflections on the metal…
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WRITING

So how does "writing" fit in with permaculture and my farm?

This is my garden journal. Nothing complicated. Truth is, this is the first year I've managed to keep one going the entire year. Previous ones were too complicated, thus I lost interest. I'm keeping this one simple. So far, it's working.
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I write down variety names, times planted, harvest dates and amounts, and comments.
 
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ALONE

Not much is ever alone on my farm. Everything is companioned in some way. But upon checking a recent sowing of Venice bean seeds, I discovered a lone seedling. Apparently the seed was bad, but one little one struggled to live and is actually doing fine. It's almost sad to see just one plant by itself.
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Young bean seedling.
 
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Su Ba wrote:WRITING
So how does "writing" fit in with permaculture and my farm?



I like it! I've been trying to think of something for writing, but so far I haven't been satisfied with any of my takes. It's one of the more challenging topics (which makes it all the more fun).
 
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SOLAR

 
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Leigh, it was a challenge for me too. I thought of plant labels, but that seemed pretty lame. But while writing in my journal after harvesting tomatoes  today, I had one of those "ah-ha" moments.

"Time" and "distaff" are up there on my list of challenging. Though I've got a silly idea going for "distaff".
 
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Su Ba wrote:...Though I've got a silly idea going for "distaff".


Then I'm looking forward to it! Distaff is a puzzle for me too. It's probably the only piece of spinning equipment that I don't have.
 
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TIME

'Tis that time time of year to peruse seed catalogs. No need to own a calendar. No need for a clock. When all those seed catalogs start arriving in the mail, it's December!!!
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alone: my tiny house from across treasure lake, Northern Kentucky and part of the banks development below it.  Terraces, elongated and individual tree planting terraces of fruit and nuts below towering burr and Shumard oak and sugar maple.

 
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TIME



Where would I be without my timer on a string? My neuro-atypically wired brain tends to be overly focused on the task at hand, so that I lose track of time. My timer is the tool that makes multitasking possible for me, especially when it comes to things like canning, cooking, and cheesemaking.
 
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'Halfway out of the dark'
Early this morning the sky was increadibly red!

 
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26-Night
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2-Comfort. I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds a nice warm bowl of oatmeal comforting. This one with cardomom and flax milk.
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Oatmeal. Comfort food.
 
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1-Tea. Hibiscus.
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Hibiscus tea.
 
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3-Warmth. Hot cocoa.
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WHITE



Found fox skull.
 
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ALONE



Last of my summer tomatoes, kitchen ripened.
 
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I was hoping for some snow in December, but no… So here is a photo from a mountain across the river (viewed from the house) taken on the 4th of December.
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Leigh Tate wrote:

Su Ba wrote:...Though I've got a silly idea going for "distaff".


Then I'm looking forward to it! Distaff is a puzzle for me too. It's probably the only piece of spinning equipment that I don't have.



hint: The word distaff has a lot of meanings other than the thingy that holds the fibre.
 
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r ranson wrote:

Leigh Tate wrote:

Su Ba wrote:...Though I've got a silly idea going for "distaff".


Then I'm looking forward to it! Distaff is a puzzle for me too. It's probably the only piece of spinning equipment that I don't have.


hint: The word distaff has a lot of meanings other than the thingy that holds the fibre.


Good clue! Thanks!
 
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PLASTIC-FREE



Could also be "leftovers."
 
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SAVE ENERGY

While I own a propane/electric guzzling clothes dryer, it sees little use. I save massive amounts of purchased energy by drying my clothes in my solar dryer --- a plastic covered old shed frame (a defunct Costco shed). Clotheslines work for others, by my climate is too humid to get clothes completely dry. I used to be dependent upon the dryer to get them dried the rest of the way.....I always had to dry them for five minutes in the dryer. But after building this solar dryer, I seldom ever use the propane dryer at all. That's a monster sized savings over just using a clothes dryer for drying!

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My clothes drying on hangers.
 
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A traditional ingredient in herbal spring tonics.
 
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12-Leftovers. It was taco salad, my no-cook go-to. Here's the beans and rice with a bit of avacado, ready for next time. In a repurposed salsa jar. I'm hoping next year my garden can supply my salsa needs. But I like these wide-mouth jars for leftovers and drinking.
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