I just finished watching Geof Lawton's first lecture "Patterns" when you sign up for The Permaculture Circle.
That helped a lot as I was trudging through that section of Permaculture, the Designers Manual and seemingly missing something of great significance.
Here is his brief overview.
What is pattern? Pattern is a form created by pressure between two mediums with an intrusion one way or another to create a form. Pattern is an event, and it is everywhere. It is in the sky above you, the soil below you and the landforms in front of you. The shapes that form the hills, the wind on the water and the growth of a tree are all connected via patterns from the micro to the macro.
There are only a few pattern form types, but there is an infinite number of patterns in size and slight imperfections. For example, the same pattern that is on a snail shell can be seen on a fern growth and even a spiral galaxy. The form is the same, but the variation is infinite. Patterns formed by growth and flow include waves, streamlines, cloud forms, spirals, Lobes, branching patterns and scatters. All spiral growth patterns have the same mathematical formulation known as the summation series which is represented in the Fibonacci equation. Patterns formed by shrinkage and lateral tension are called nets and include shrinkage and packing shapes.
The core model of pattern events is the tessellation pattern. All pattern forms can be found in this pattern."
Someone on BYAP commented about having an overstocked fish tank like I did for most of the year.
Yes a bit of a pain to keep up with that many fish, hehe almost as troublesome as those damn tomatoes. This Spring or Summer depending on if when we get the our rental house re-leased for 2019. That income stream producer is up for maintenance while we're between tenants. Hopefully with some minor improvements it'll rent for a few more dollars this go-around.
The plan is to continue the greenhouse across the same side of the house. With time I should be able to double and re-double the media bed volume. Also want more room for filtration. I'd like to have a 250 gallon (946 liters) tote as a MBBR (moving bed bio reactor)and make room for that dual air-lifted SLO cone-bottom RFF I recently made. :)
Yes we're getting better every day. I got to get away and in the forest last week a couple times. Once I marked 150 New Mexico dwarf Mistletoe http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/infestation-of-dwarf-mistletoe-in-jemez-mountains-underestimated/article_895fd4ae-2a7c-59b0-9171-c60a65d05ea9.html I can't remember if the area has gotten larger since I first noticed the infestation, but it is on most of the Ponderosa Pine trees in a 1/4 acre area now.
Second chance on life:
It feels really liberating going from a prognosis of some as yet unknown form of autoimmune disease to an allergy to eggs!
Doctors often aren't what we hoped they were; healers.
I just received the results of broad spectrum urine analysis:
Wow super enlightening, not only is the allergy to eggs and dairy confirmed I believe it accurately diagnoses many of my aliments, from frequent kidney stone creation, acne as well as autoimmune like responses to any type of yeast. The good gut bacteria has been knocked back to a point where it is in minority to bad bacteria.
Bad bacteria occurs when food we eat is un-digestible and it basically rots instead of being consumed by our cells.
This makes so much sense to me I think the placebo effect will work in my favor.
I still don't understand all I know about this.
For my next feat, I will require a volunteer from the audience! Perhaps this tiny ad?
Heat your home with the twigs that naturally fall of the trees in your yard