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Late Winter in a Temperate Urban Oasis

This noon sees me seated within the warm and glowing sphere of our Jotul woodstove. Although our 1918 built farm cottage has a modern propane furnace, we leave the thermostat set on 55 F, and rely upon, and prefer, the … Continue reading

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Winter at an Urban Oasis

  2015 has just slid in, under the closed front door; liked the woodstove’s gentle warmth, and decided to stay awhile… Each December, at Barefoot Permaculture, we  have a 2 weekend sale and open house : “Clay & Straw”, during … Continue reading

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Urban Oasis Mid-Summer 013 Musings…

  A soft, Sunday morning, gentle patter of July rain. During early hours 4/10” fell onto a soil already softened from an unusual first 10 days of just under a foot of rain. At the time of this posting (24 … Continue reading

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A Time of Harvests, Birds, and Bears

The growing season has come and gone… almost. For the first time in many years, November is upon us and there has been no killing frost: we still have basil, bananas (yes! bananas), figs, nasturtiums, and moonflower in leaf and … Continue reading

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