Sustainable SW Blogs
I'm sitting in a cafe in Durango right now. Minutes ago I was chatting with a girl at the table next to me, we just met. She was putting together a few things I revealed about myself like that I'm from T or C, NM and wrote a book last year. She looked at me curiously and asked, "Is your book The Good Life Lab?" "Yes!" I answered in surprise. She bought the book for her mom last year. Her mom loved it. I decided to read this as the universe's way of reminding me to remind you, that The Good Life Lab is a great holiday gift.
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Success! Finally passed the 400° mark with a solar oven. Outside temperature in the shade rose from 40° to 52° while I preheated the oven for 2 1/2 hours. When I loaded the pot with 2 cornish game hens and 2 sweet potatoes the temperature dropped from 405° to 325°. Cooked the meal for 2 hours mostly at about 350°. 44,57,37,0,C
Our gardening season may be over but our friends over at Carbon Economy Series still have some interesting programs coming up. Here is their next one.
Carbon Economy Series presents:
Friday Night Talk
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Speaker: Doug Fine
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Two years of worldwide hemp research that led to the book Hemp Bound.
Full Day Workshop
November 22, 2014
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Time: 9 am-5 pm
• Latest development in hemp industry
• Panel discussion with industry leaders and trade experts
• Networking sessions.
For more info go to: http://www.carboneconomyseries.com/location/dougs-fine-workshop/
A Live Event With Doug Fine
Could it really be true? Seventy-seven years of prohibition of one of humanity’s longest-utilized and most useful plants is ending? It is true. And just in the nick of time. Humanity desperately needs a natural fibers-based replacement for petro- and chemical-plastics, GMO-based foods, and fossil fuel-based energy. Hemp is that replacement: two years of research by bestselling author Doug Fine shows that anything petroleum, chemicals and GMOs can do, hemp can do better. We’ll learn how to make it happen in the ground and in the economy.
We have had a few surprise freezes this week. This big one hits on Sunday night when we will drop into the teens. I've been covering our raised beds with plastic and cotton sheets. The hot crops below have been okay, but any tomatoes sticking out felt the freezer burn. Tonight is expected to have a low of 19F with windchill. As long as our kale, beets, green onion and chard keep producing I'm happy.
1 Corinthians 13:4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. 5 It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
A friend out here got tired of looking at his old tin quonset hut garage and asked me if I would like the job of painting it. Just happened to have a brand new Wagner Paint Crew sprayer that I bought before I moved here and has never even been taken out of the box. Easy to use and works like a charm. Four hours and five gallons later - over half of the original job is done. He likes it so much, he wants me to do the inside as well. I don't remember why I bought it in the first place, but it finally came in handy. 55,72,34,0,B