Monthly Archives: July 2014

Storm

I probably wont be doing any cooking today!

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RCR – The Noble Path

Fukuoka’s attitude to Permaculture and to its founders’ – and here I include David Holmgren too and his later work on energy descent – is expressed in the last lines quoted in the last post: Scientific, practical human knowledge and … Continue reading

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Further Clarification between Permaculture and Natural Farming

Perhaps it will be useful to explore further the differences between Permaculture and Natural Farming because it seems very few people adequately appreciate the chasm between them. This may well be for perfectly good reason – that Natural Farming resists … Continue reading

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What is the difference between Permaculture and Natural Farming?

The last post might seem entirely disconnected from practical reality, but I wonder if these words below help. They stand squarely for what we have done to the world and what a new perception might look like. Bill Mollison says … Continue reading

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RCR – What has been given to us?

We must carry an iron yoke with no hole, It is a slight matter, the curse is passed on to our descendants; If you want to support the gate and sustain the house, You must climb a mountain of swords … Continue reading

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Some Practicalities

I like to seed fruit trees wherever I go, and began here at the chapel peak my first year with several hundred seeds. However, I did not expect the wild boar to be quite so successful at finding and eating … Continue reading

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Summer

Summer comes almost as a surprise at Chapel Peak. Oh there are days, sometimes as early as March, when the air becomes dense with heat and the light incandescent. But they are just days. In May the power of the … Continue reading

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Break

I’m away for 10 days or so, but will return to posting regularly after that, perhaps describing a little more of the day to day life here at the NFZC at Chapel Peak.

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RCR – Words, Words, Words!

Polonius: What do you read, my Lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. It is 450 years since the birth of Shakespeare, but nothing in those years seem to have changed our attitude to words. We can also go back to Dionysius … Continue reading

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Changes

I have changed the ‘Header’ of this blog from a generic photo of cherry trees in blossom to a view from Chapel Peak to Alt Garrotxa and the Pyrennees beyond and I have changed the subtitle of the blog from … Continue reading

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