Yesterday saw the end of our first batch of syrup making. Leah slaved away at the cooker and stove for what seemed like days on end. With the weather in the mid 50’s and lower 60’s for most of the week, the sap had stopped flowing but there was the risk of it spoiling on […]Read More Ding Ding Ding, end of round one
For whatever reason, this year has seen an explosion of Boletes in the area around the farm. At least 5 or 6 types of them have come up. These look to be Baorangia Bicolor Bolete. We haven’t eaten many yet. We ate what we are calling King Bolete the other day. Today we ate a […]Read More Fungus season
Leah came and got me yesterday with a note of panic in her voice. “I think the bees are getting ready to swarm!” she cried. Okay, so she wasn’t panicked or crying out. She just sort of said it with some concern. The image is what we found. We sent some messages around and got […]Read More Not hot bees
fine1 fīn/ adjective of high quality. “this was a fine piece of filmmaking” synonyms: excellent, first-class, first-rate, great, exceptional, outstanding, quality, superior, splendid, magnificent, exquisite, choice, select, prime, supreme, superb, wonderful, superlative, of high quality, second to none; More (of a thread, filament, or person’s hair) thin. “I have always had fine and dry hair” synonyms: thin, light, delicate, wispy, flyaway More noun very small particles found in mining, milling, etc. adverb informal in a satisfactory or pleasing manner; very […]Read More Everything is fine?
This article was originally published in Plant Healer Magazine last year. Street medic I am frequently asked why I still go to protests. This question surfaces in conversations about successful political actions – the assumption being that mass mobilizations in the U.S. are rarely the tools of change they once were. For me it doesn’t […]Read More A Social Justice Activist Preparing for Disaster
Currently, we are especially concerned with the chronic disaster that is caused by mountain top removal coal mining practices in the Appalachian area. These practices are causing air and water pollution, fear, and dislocation of communities in an area that has a history of poverty. I have seen black water, I have felt houses shake […]Read More Health Research