Apparently, the black widow spider that lives under the cupboard during the day doesn’t just spin a hopeful web under the chair in the summer kitchen at night, before retreating again at […]
The Dangers of Voodoo Farming
There’s something about chemical agriculture that is so pervasively attractive to the modern mind that it looks for its cultural properties even in organic farming methods. A sustainable organic farming method balances […]
Bycatch is all that stuff in the sea that deserves its own life, is caught when fishers are trying to snag something or other, and is thrown back overboard dead. It’s a […]
Build An Earth for Wasps? Now’s the Time!
Right in this season, right now, sales of wasp-killing products are peaking, as the yellow jackets drive everyone away from eating outdoors. It can be freaky, especially when the nests are right […]
Sustaining the Okanagan 10: 24 Apple Pies
We know who makes the best summer apple pies. Here she is, the summer pie maker. She was born in Russia 220 years ago. Look how young she looks in my garden. Here […]
Corn is Fun
The starlings love corn. Humans walk along the ridge line and trample ancient mosses, before coming down and eating corn. Turtle Mountain Whee!
A Bad Spring for Ants
Here are some apple blossoms, sweet as can be.Here are some after the weaver ants got at them. They eat out the core to get at the nectar. Bees are gentler about […]