Just ask this Western Tanager, negotiating a perch without being hassled by a man in a kayak with a camera. Sheesh. No, seriously. Rebecca Solnit says so in her new book: See? […]
Here’s Kelowna’s explanation of their success at mitigating climate change. See that? 20% of sensitive ecosystem land is protected. Given that sensitive ecosystems make up 28% of Kelowna, and Kelowna covers 214 […]
Perhaps “leaf” is a biased word and we should set it aside. Here, for example are some aspen “leaves.” They are called “leaves” because the tree has “leafed out” or, rather its […]
Nice and sweet. But after 3 days in the fridge, these guys… That’s a new one for me. About 1-2 cm long.
There is a beautiful, simple understanding of plants: they have roots, stems, branches, leaves, flowers and fruit, in various combinations, but grape vines, like all the rest, are understood to grow from […]
It is possible to have a vineyard without weeds . Here on the hottest part of Germany’s Kaiserstuhl, the system is managed by drought, cover crops, and manure laid in a line […]
The best intentions don’t always lead to the best results. Placing a vineyard or orchard next to a wild environment so that both farmed and non-farmed environments can exist and the farm […]
Ah, German wine, German women, and German song. It’s in “The Song of the Germany”. The third stanza is about a blooming land and is used as the anthem. The second is […]
When machinery doesn’t exist, then you have to do the work yourself. Or do you? I’ve just come from a visit to the Upper Rhine… ….where herdsmen have guided travellers over the […]
Very small, really. But, yes, us. That’s the important thing.