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Another bee

Late rain this year; there is water everywhere.  I like it, but it makes for a slow spring. Having a good supply of chicken manure makes for good compost.  Compost is really the stuff.  My recipe includes carbon and nitrogen and oxygen and heat and water.  The carbon comes from brown dead stuff like straw

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Another Bee

This happy little pollinator was buzzing in the meadowfoam at Hell’s half-acre, a unique area of serpentine substrate and brilliant springs.  A four-inch deep floral wave sweeps through this rocky ground each year, painting the swift passage of the season.

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Afluence and ecological ignorance

Poverty and ignorance are unfortunate, but affluence and ignorance is a deadly combination.  The control of resources that defines wealth allows for the creation of swift and comprehensive social and environmental change.  A person with a shovel can do 20 times as much work as a person with bare hands, and a person with a bulldozer

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Season’s dance

Another Earth Day gratitude for water gratitude for grass gratitude for the sound of rain and the green growing sweetness as the seasons pass The newt and the frog and the salamander are on the move from the damp underworld and secret mud places into the quick torrent of spring Balancing in beauty – a

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Old Nevada County Map from the interwebs

The American Surveyor Map store

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Change

Change happens quickly.  My daughter, Willow, and I butchered our first roosters recently.  Our neighbor needed to help us through the process because even though I have eaten probably thousands of chicken dinners, I had never done my own slaughtering.  My father remembers his father killing chickens and growing their food, but the last 100

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Permaculture Certification

Cool Green Certificate: This was an inspiring course, full of solutions for healing the sorry health of the planet, growing food forests and supplying our energy needs from the resources that are abundantly present in the natural forces that surround us. Design perspectives following the course of a single drop of water can positively affect

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Sticking around

One of the advantages of slow economic times is that they favor the tortoises, the builders who aren’t going anywhere or trying to make a quick buck and leave.  These days most of our clients are creating long-term relationships with their sites, planning to raise their children here if they are making homes, or to

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Class Information

The Surveying Course for the Real Estate Community as presented by Jon Hose and Stephen Hein Course Outline 2/17/10 Jon Research AP Maps  Corner Search  Record of Survey  Parcel Map  Subdivision Map  Deed descriptions  Sample Lot Line Adjustment   Stephen   Enhanced corner search   Encroachements   Easements   Land Division   Zoning & Land

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Jon being useful

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