Cory Allan

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Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. This is one that has stuck with me.

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are. It will beat you to your knees and keep you permanently there if you let it”
“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”
“Now if you know what you are worth, go out and get what you are worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers, saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that, and that ain’t you. You’re better than that”

–Rocky Balboa

6 years ago
Is that The Tick?
7 years ago
Hello all, I'm going to be in Bratistalva, Slovakia early this August and I figure I'm too close to pass up an opportunity to visit the Krameterhof just a few hours' drive away for a day tour. I'm wondering if anyone on here who may have paid a visit could recommend a good place for local eats and accomodation or a bed and breakfast in the area to stay for either end of the road trip.

I don't speak the dialect, so I'll be relying exclusively on interpretive dance for communication

Much appreciated,
7 years ago

Caleb Worner wrote:. It works much better than pockets of coats and pants, and you'll see a significant decrease in the amount of lint in your seed mixes.

I dunno, I've heard lint makes an excellent growing medium :)
An excellent discussion on the whys and hows of fruit tree pruning.
7 years ago
Flawless for me - Firefox 35.0.1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Thank you for the plans!
I ran across this page while looking up a Tyler Durden quote, and I thought it may be of interest to those here, especially given the authors have relocated to Missoula.
An interview with these guys may make for an interesting podcast given the common ground between minimalists and permies.

BTW, here's the quote I was searching (#1 on the list), and many more from the movie Fight Club:

7 years ago

Paul, it's been a while since I've seen a new article from you (they are excellent potential permaculturist fly-paper, as I can attest), but this is an excellent topic for one, as I think it has great cross-over potential to a variety of audiences (who love food, cooking, kitchens, etc).

You could turn on a lot of minds on this topic.
7 years ago
Justin, sounds good.
regarding your apple tree, my girlfriend had plum and cherry trees in her yard that had never fruited after several years. I pointed out the fact that they were growing in grass, which will compete heavily for water and nutrients with the root zone of most fruit trees. I sheet mulched them last spring and started planting some guilds around them and they all fruited later that summer. Your situation may differ, as you have an old tree in need of revitalization, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

I get my comfrey online from a place near Lindsey, ON called Richters Herbs, However, they had a comfrey crop failure last year (no idea how - this is one tough plant) and it's now listed as DISCONTINUED. They told me a few months ago they expect to have comfrey back on the menu next year. This set me back a bit, as well, as I've had to resort to propagating the few I have established. I'm overdue in my plan this season to divide a plant or two for further propagation. If you're interested, I can send you a few root cuttings to get you started - they're the sterile Bocking 14 variety, so you don't have to worry about them spreading by seed. As luck would have it, I'm visiting my parents in Sarnia this weekend, so I can even drop them off at your door. PM me with your contact info if you're interested.