2-6-12, Monday

It turned out to be a horrid weekend to set up a booth at First Monday.  The wind about blew our tent/canopy down, and it was super cold.  We still drove out there Saturday and Sunday, pointlessly.  Then we came home.  But we got a bunch of stuff accomplished at the homestead.

On Saturday i finally got all the leaves into the amaranth bed.  It really needed to be mulched, and the leaves will break down and actually add nutrients to the soil.  i’m not sure what’ll go into that bed this spring.  i won’t do quite as much amaranth as last year.  i ended up using 5 big bags of leaves, some of which already were decomposing and look more like rich black soil than leaves.


The yards really needed some work, and ihad all those onions to plant.  On Sunday  i planted them along the fence-line in the side garden behind where i did the peas until i got too cold.  But i still have  tons more to get in the ground.  i’ll do them in front of the peas, and in a raised bed with nothing in it beside the porch.  The onion bulbs are quite small, so when sowing them, make sure to leave enough room between them.  i stagger them along a row.

This is a yellow onion bulb.

Last night i made most of hat using a round knitting loom, and also started a pair of fingerless gloves out of the yarn i made the scarf with.  Then i ran out of yarn.  Must go to Michael’s today.  i ran out of the yarn i’m making my blanket with too.  But first Kyla and i both have adjustments at the chiropractor, and we do exercises afterwards using a long stretchy rubber band type rope thingy.  Then i’m also going back to visit the friend that is helping me with the internet marketing.  i’m having issues with facebook and google+.  In return for his help, i’m assisting with the garden.

i was going to update the garden Guide today, but it looks all jacked up.  i hadn’t noticed until i went there to add this month.   The pictures aren’t where i put them and it’s all cluttered. So i’ll fix it before i post the February update.

On a different note, I wish people were more aware of what is going on in our global government.  The UN is out of control and plan to enforce a global tax.  Go to this article written by Paul Joseph Watson (a great journalist) http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-wants-world-tax-to-help-the-poor.html.  This entire concept is so against my entire philosophy of self-sufficiency.

Last week i mentioned Sprouted Bread.  Even though i don’t have the Excalibur back yet, i’m still going to walk through sprouting wheat berries and making super nutritious bread out of it.  i’ll just use my old Ronco dehydrator to dry the wheat berry sprouts.  So today, we’re putting a cup of hard red wheat into a cup of water, and letting it soak for 10 hours or so.

And one last thing, everyone just check this out.  Super cool: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/03/pf/states_currencies/index.htm?iid=GM

Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important: how to live and how to die. ~ John Taylor Gatto

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