Humans are used to being observers. Looking at whatever we want, with impunity, as we are at the top of the food chain. So, it’s good to find out how the […]
Two days ago, I suggested that the former grassland hillsides of the Okanagan Valley (now large, private expanses of unproductive and water-wasting weeds), an area at least equal to the 100s of […]
Or when claiming it for your own new home. Either way, be street smart and stick together. You’ll be ok.
100 Sustainable Paths for the Okanagan: 19 Currently, agriculture in the Okanagan Valley is industrial, in keeping with colonial models from 1858, when water was diverted through Nlaka’pamux villages in the Fraser […]
Worm your way into the heart of a calendula, that’s the ticket. Don’t be shy. Apparently, it’s now a thing.
Culture is a powerful thing. Here is some earth, laid bare by a plow, in preparation for seeding in the spring. In the past, it has been used to grow tomatoes. This […]
When glaciers lay in the valley, rivers ran along the side of the ice, high up, 170 metres above today’s shore. They tell a tale still of eddies, currents, and washed-out and […]
Busted! The new landscaping staff stealing a bite at work on the front yard while I was up on the hill and teaching me again that an interface works both ways. Doe […]
Where water is, there is the absence of water. There is always water, hidden in life. There is never water hidden from life. Even in the absence of water, there is water. […]
Ah, the ripening grass of Autumn. Yes, but this winter will be a hunger winter. Most awns and glumes are empty of seed. They look find, but the vast majority are empty. […]