nancy sutton

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since Feb 22, 2010
Federal Way, WA - Western Washington (Zone 8 - temperate maritime)
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Recent posts by nancy sutton

Regarding the last post, the newspaper article, about the denial of rezoning....  I thought it was interesting that, apparently, some folks were afraid that the change would allow a future owner to 'develop' the property, i.e., Schultz's 36 cabins could lead to a lot more housing... and possibly be the camel's nose.  Schultz may have to come up with another money raiser... maybe allowing only  fewer temporary campers.... or do workshops, etc... something that is not permanent housing.  Or do a crowd-funding..... he's pretty creative!
1 month ago
Really enjoyed Jocelyn's and Paul's take on this astonishing chapter in US history... I followed in the newspapers in the 80's, and the docu really fleshed out the story.  (I always thought the Raj 'looked'.. not quite right).   Just want to say that the Bagwhan was preaching a variation of Hinduism, not Buddhism at all.  (Buddhism did originate in the Hindu philosophy, but took a distinct turn.... see the Wiki descriptions for the Q&D histories)   Thanks! :)
'Susan Pruitt.... way to go, girl!!  You remind me of another inspiration here... Tracy!! (among many I haven't run into... yet ;)    I 'know' a lot of this,... but I need to 'remember' it all the time!! lol    Thanks... I'll put your story where I can reread it often :)

Nothing like a 'good' story to implant a good lesson.
2 months ago
The wife sounds very depressed, self destructive, and taking it out on husband.  She won't take care of her health, is apparently controlling, and self-centered.  She needs to fix personal problems that probably preceded and have nothing to do with husband ... doubt anyone else can do it for her.  Good counseling might surface this for her to address, with or without husband.  That's all from one husband's perspective, however.  Btw,  I believe many a therapist has stated that 'in love/infatuation' is actually a form of mental illness... 'seeing what you want to see'... and reality will inevitably have to be dealt with.
2 months ago
I give Burnt Ridge 10 our of 10 points... it is my favorite mail order nursery!!   I much prefer to buy from them... best prices for quality plants, plus a very wide selection.  I got excellent advice the few times I called, and their online customer service is prompt and helpful.  BTW, as I can drive to the Olympia Farmers Market (an excellent market, worth the trip :), I have arranged to pick up my order there, and saved some shipping cost (they've had a stall at the market during their selling season).   Again... my fave! 
Watch the documentary that the Rhodes family made last year, touring farms, homesteads, large and small, in all 50 states.  It will be available to view, for free, for 48 hours, during the premier, April 14th.  Sign up to access...  : )

(You'll remember he's the 'Permaculture Ninja Chicken Master' : )

(could someone also post this on any other relevant the 'Homesteading'... and  ?? - I don't know how )
7 months ago
OK, Bryant, you made the 'mistake' of replying, so I'll add more :)  I love Rupert Sheldrake, another bona fide scientist who is heroically plugging away at the 'anomalies'.  And a recent book, 'Suggestible You', about science finally taking the astonishing power of 'suggestion, expectation and belief', i.e., the placebo/nocebo effect, seriously.  I love mysteries, so I love science, because taking them on is supposed to be its business!  And, it is also in the business of always disproving itself :)  "There is more in heaven and earth than is dreamed of in your philosophies, Horatio!"
(PS, I think the hubris of 'scientism' will be the downfall of legit research (along with selling out)... maybe the 'replication crisis' will lead to it's rehabilitation :)

Oh, and back on topic, a truly brilliant man (read Thomas Aquinas in original Latin, for pleasure ;) I worked for also had organic acreage, and used Biodynamic 'ashing' protocol to greatly reduce a weed ... I think it was knappweed or some thistle.  It seemed to work for him. 
7 months ago
Late to the game, but another scientist who's investigated paramagnetic rocks, insect communication, etc., etc. is Philip S. Callahan...written a few books, including "Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions: The Magnetic Life of Agriculture." 
7 months ago
For those powdered spices, like ultra-healthy cinnamon, stirring it thoroughly into the molasses, before adding other liquid, keeps it emulsified, i.e., not floating at the top.
7 months ago