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I'm curious if other people have ideas to align our home, garden, and life with the beauty of nature.

The cappilaries that carry our life blood look like the the rivers that carry mother earth's life blood.

Anyone seen a solarcell shaped like a the sun or the color of a leaf? :
 
                            
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OK, I'll reply to my own post. Today I harvested and cleaned TeePee Poles of BLM property. Lomakatsi Restoration Project goal is to thin this forest to improve forest health and selectively cut to restore balance in the forest.

A problem that occurs with pole peeling is that they move around and it is difficult to hold them in place while using the draw knife. Amazingly a couple tripods tied together as you would a teepee holds the poles in place as the bark is removed.
 
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not sure it's on topic - but we've been peeling tipi poles too! Knocking the little knots off with a hatchet and peeling the bark with a drawknife. We have a 20 foot tipi. The folks that sold it to us are coming by on saturday and we're putting it up!
 
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Maybe the thing to do is to come up with stuff that is aligned with nature. 

And maybe it isn't just IS/NOT - maybe something things are pretty good and some things are much better.

Kinda like how using feather meal is better than using a chemical fertilizer.  But using a polyculture with N-fixers is even better. 

 
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speaking of feather mill...the morgan farm where i get my dairy doo is now recycling feathers into soil amendments, as well as worm castings, all kinds of other natural things as well and they are certifying that everything they sell now is completely organic and that no bioengineerd items or hormones are used in the beef or horses the manure comes from..etc..

i'm really getting more blessed every time i hear more about what this place is doing..taking waste materials ..real waste not made up waste like the pulp people do..and using it to replenish our earth..sure they charge..but i'll support them..they are trying to do the right thing where not many people are..around here...anyway.
 
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jam43 wrote:
I'm curious if other people have ideas to align our home, garden, and life with the beauty of nature.



plan paths and walkways through natural tendencies.

let lawn areas exist in whatever multitude of species it desires.

plant or cultivate native species for landscape plants instead of finicky outsiders.

view insects and spiders, reptiles and amphibians with respect not fear .they are some of her hardest workers. walk around a spider web don't go after it with a broom

 
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