Monday, November 09, 2015


 beautiful stormy skies the other day
one of the resident bucks
we harvested rainwater!
 i'm still sore from moving all that rock. ugh
the buckwheat rises!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Plot plan submitted

Hang on tight! This ride is now departing. Pre-site inspection tomorrow morning.

The neighbors cleared out their old fence and are getting ready to put in a new one along the entire (shared) property line.

Saw some friends passing through town and had a nice visit.

I guess I missed a few days. What a whirlwind of activity. In the meantime, I've managed to get 9 bulbs of garlic in the ground, broken up into individual cloves, of course. a bunch of cover crop broadcast and lightly raked, and rained on! that worked out nice. I scavenged three truck loads of broken up concrete to use as fill and base for natural building projects such as cob oven. pruned the trees, but not completely. just enough to get the truck by the tree on the east side. scrounged 10 free tarps from the lumber yard. 9 were lumber wraps, which aren't really substantial but one was an actual grommeted tarp! Apparently there is a constant stream of these lumber wraps getting tossed out in the trash. Also found out that the Millyard does trusses, so I might have to get that done soon.

Oh, took the truck to a diesel mechanic in Eureka, its got at least 1200$ worth of issues, but is still running ok. I put in 5 gal of "soy release agent" which is how Renner's sells B100 biodiesel, into a separate container, which I poured (laboriously) into the tank. Something about California road and or fuel tax...I think the truck likes it. It was cold last night but this morning she fired right up without the recently encountered hard starting in the morning. Looked up doing ball joints on youtube. It seems totally doable.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fence down

Crank n yanker is gold!  Thank you BPF! Barbed wire rolled up.

Friday, October 23, 2015


Today I realized a dream I've had for over a year. Ever since going to Bayside Park Farm, I had my eye on this concrete bench. Its just like the ones in the skatepark, except this one has a broken foot.
I checked out the Tommy Gate website and their weakest model was capable of 1000 lbs. I did some rough math and figured this thing weighs 750 lbs. With some help from friends we slid it onto the tommy lift at an angle and that thing did its job! so now I have good weight on the rear wheels and a future skate ledge. Thanks BPF! But the dream is not complete until grindage occurs! gnar gnar
 ripples for miles

I picked up this huge tarp on the side of the road in Michigan. Its got a few clean cuts but mostly good!

evening stroll with HK

Thursday, October 22, 2015

put buckwheat seeds in the ground!

 Unusual helicopter carrying a bag (look close!)
 Dug up some nice looking topsoil around the dead tree with buried fencing, where the driveway will be so topsoil will have to be scraped off eventually.  Drove the soil out to the field and spread it out in a row. sprinkled buckwheat generously. sprinkled some in the pasture as well, continuing the line. hope to grow more seed
 resident great blue heron.

rain on sunday for four days! won't be driving down for awhile.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Here we go!

 A new chapter begins in our lives. We purchased a newly subdivided 3.45 acre lot in Humboldt County. I took this photo after the subsequent photos as you might tell from the weather.
looking back from the lot up the future driveway. I hope we can save that pear tree.
 looking south west
looking north west
 looking east from western edge (cows not included)
looking east from the north west corner
so its been a few days now and I got some free pallets and dropped them off the other day. As I unloaded them it started to rain lightly. That bit of moisture prevented the truck from having enough traction to make it back up to the road. So luckily today it dried out and after going to the dmv to register the truck (after I forgot about the appointment I made) I made this rickety camper shell stand. and shed the camper and drove up the slope. We need a driveway. Still waiting for plans to submit to the county. So ya, my life has become very busy after being not very busy for awhile.

Monday, September 21, 2015

resuming blogging? maybe

Stay tuned for exciting news as we embark on a new chapter. I think it will be worth documenting. So just to update, we are in Humboldt Co. Californeyeyay I still skate and have a permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton. I hold Terence Mckenna in high regard though I've yet to wrap my mind about much of his stories. Speaking of stories, I've been following Charles Eisenstein also. I've been immersed in Youtube. what a gift to humanity! I'm still Green politically and am on the fence but a little bit excited and hopeful for Bernie Sanders and the energy (political revolution) he is building. The world outlook hasn't really improved except for the fact that we're still here and able to do some things.  Obama made his allegiance to the corporate oligarchy pretty clear.  I still think he's been a Great Disappointment. I'm defintely trying to be skeptical about Bernie Sanders but...its...not easy.  I haven't gone back and looked but I feel like much of what Bernie and others are saying are what I said on this blog back in the day.  Which is to brag. yes. I should embrace it. Which is to say that it doesn't take a genius to have a little foresight. It takes a genius to communicate the expanded awareness in ways that reassure and motivate the awareness to grow.  But Charles Eisenstein insists that even the smallest gestures matter in this incarnation.  Is kindness making a comeback? 

Other interests include banned TED speakers Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake. Thanks TED!
People were building monolithic temples 12000 years ago at a place called Gobekli Tepe. Life just might include a feature only recently bring hazily referred to as morphic resonance or field. What if energy flows in fractals through dimensions? haha but seriously tho.

I'm still following Peter Joseph and the Zeitgeist movement.  They are still in the education phase.  Watch the Zeitgeist trilogy if you haven't already. A resource based economy sounds nice and quite possibly feasible even. 

I feel like I've increased my understanding of consciousness.  Consciousness is the ground of all being. From consciousness springs forth energy, matter and the rest. That we are conscious of our consciousness is what makes us especially complex and mysterious. Why did we have to go through this phase of brutality and separation? Why did we forget and why is an awakening still so unclear? Is it happening? Some signs say yes.  Maybe its only propaganda that says no. 

Lets try something new.  Our awareness of fundamental unity is growing. The way forward is easy, we must redesign in the light of a little more kindness and loving and caring but respecting diversity and unity. Thats was a hurdle for me. Yes, we are One! But you know what, we are individuals also. We are one AND we are individuals. How shall we proceed to become our greatest versions? (reference to Ralph Smart, aka Infinite Waters) The irony is I'm typing this in the comfort of our living room by myself. Indeed I've been withdrawn socially for almost a year, since I stopped going to the farm. 

I decided to take the people who've had near death experiences at their word and accept that death is not to be feared, but life should be lived while the gift is available. Folks like Anita Moorjani and Eben Alexander. Also Wayne Dyer, who is on the other side now, which is sad for us but I'm sure his death will be a great lesson for us as was his whole life, practically.

I think I'll start vlogging on youtube also but hesitant too. any help greatly appreciated! loving you