Monthly Archives: June 2014

Another Night Visitor

One of the things I felt I should try when I moved to Chapel Peak 2 years ago was to live here without a dog or a cat. More than anything else this was because I wanted to allow the … Continue reading

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Zen Farming

I have resisted using ‘Zen Farming’ for quite some time. However, it seems like common sense to begin to use this phrase to reach out to people. Indeed, it might even be more useful to adopt the phrase ‘Zen and … Continue reading

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Synergistic Agriculture Principles – A Lecture by Emilia Hazelip

https://vimeo.com/m/26635225 Password: Seedzen Here’s a link to Emilia’s very informative lecture on her Synergistic Agriculture inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka and offered as the most ecologically sustainable vegetable growing for home and market/ truck gardens. Hopefully this hour long video will … Continue reading

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Le Culture de Ble d’Hiver par Marc Bonfils

Le Culture du ble d’hiver par Marc Bonfils Here is Marc’s definitive work and his agricultural testament which will only gain in importance as the continued destruction of soil creates infertility on modern farms. There is knowledge and passion in … Continue reading

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RCR – World as Earth

What is really being said? That this is the time at the end of the ways of taking things. The end of systems. The end of religions that are bound to a form through words, the end of philosophies that … Continue reading

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Zen and the Written Word

Every 2 weeks or so, at about sunrise, I walk an hour to the nearest village to catch the only bus to the nearest town to do my shopping. Unfortunately the bus does not make the return journey for several … Continue reading

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Marc Bonfils

Marc Bonfils is a French agricultural researcher whose work, through the late Emilia Hazelip’s organisation, Las Encantadas, I have made available on this website. Perhaps best known for his work on cereals grown in a cover crop of white clover, … Continue reading

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A Night Visitor

It looks very much like I had a visitor last night, which might well explain why I have not seen or heard the rats over the last few days. Last year I caught sight of a small weasel, which had … Continue reading

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RCR – Who Am I?

There have always been those who leave everything behind in order to respond to the call. Once we called them monks and nuns and they gave up their lives to God.  But whatever name is applied there is one thing … Continue reading

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Rats, Bats and Great Tits

I moved back into my summer house last week, as I have done for the last 2 years. It has no windows, no walls, simply a roof that keeps me somewhat dry when the summer storms come – right now … Continue reading

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