Ming and I love permaculture, and we’re disabled. We’ve been talking for years about disabled permaculture. I made a zine in 2020 called permaculture for a pair, which is about disabled permaculture. We’re the only people we know talking about this concept, and we decided to change the name. We’ve newly coined the term Disabled… Read More »
Hello, thought you might like to see the garden in spring. Yes, it’s spring here, the flowers are telling me. Permaculture is my life, and gardening in the desert is a never ending journey of learning. The first surprise was the cauliflowers. Wow, how did I miss those? Suddenly, there they were. Small but brave.… Read More »
We went to a hydroponics store on Monday. It was a good field trip. I brought a clipboard and pen to write down info and prices. Just in case. But it was not how I expected. I didn’t write down anything, but I did take three informative handouts. Mostly the hydroponics store seemed for professionals,… Read More »
I have these two orange sharpies–one is neon orange, and one is pumpkin orange, but their caps are almost the exact same color. Wtf! I don’t like to be overly weird about spelling, word forms, or grammar, but it bothers me when people confuse breath and breathe. If my desk was a sculpture art… Read More »
Today I went to the garden to do some gardening, and there was a hawk by the first pond, eating something. I gave it some space. An hour later when I walked by that pond again, it was still there eating, or maybe it was eating something new.
Today P and I finished the Shiva mound for real. I made a commitment to come water every other day for two weeks, in hopes that will get our transplants through their vulnerable time. P showed me how to work the sprinkler, and we pulled some privets. Then we helped J muck out a quantity… Read More »
I’m so tired from gardening today that I can barely stay awake. My back aches from the shovel. When I close my eyes, I see dirt. I dug twice as many holes as the other days. I had a lot of energy, for some reason. But now it’s gone. Soon I’ll go to choir practice… Read More »
Today I dug lots of holes for more transplanting. It’s fun to work with P because we talk while we work. Also, it’s just a nice time of year in the garden: quiet, not hot, no mosquitoes. Just peaceful feelings in the afternoon light. I listen to roosters crowing in the distance, and squirrels scamper… Read More »