Perhaps a museum is for preserving valuable cultural artifacts of more than personal significance and which might otherwise not be available for purposes of public renewal. Things like this: Pumphouse on the […]
Ice Wine and a Riesling Fit for Kings
Ice wine and Riesling are both cold climate wines. For a riesling, let’s look at Cedar Creek, in Okanagan Mission. For ice wine, let’s go to the far north, in Vernon. If anything […]
Leisure Economy or Value Added Economy?
In the Okanagan, the economy is largely built around real estate development, which is built around people playing on water. Well, sort of: The Leisure Economy in November A summer culture waiting […]
What Season is This, Anyway?
Spring, of course! Take a look. Mid-November, and Spring Has Sprung in the North Okanagan A day before, these new weeds were sitting under three inches of snow. The snow will be […]
What is an economy? A form of management. The terms comes from ancient Greece. It concerns the management of an estate. What is an agricultural economy? Management of agricultural resources. Like this, […]
Up in the British Columbian Okanagan, we have just come through a civic election. Throughout the valley, the call was heard for responsible civic management, financial audits, and streamlining local governmental regulations […]
According to the old European story of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, this is the time of the year when the maiden earth descends to spend half a year with her husband […]
North America was renamed Turtle Island by the poet Gary Snyder, as a gesture of respect to the aboriginal cultures of North America. The term originated with the Iroquois tale of the […]
Breaking News: Earthquake: 1:09 a.m., November 18, 2011. Okanogan, WA! Perhaps for the first time since Mexican drivers drove cattle through in 1858 to feed the California miners who had trudged north […]
Cider: the Apple’s Soul
Apples are like people. Every apple seed gives a new individual. The only reason there is more than one tree’s worth of Golden Delicious apples is that the original tree has been […]