Growth is a double edged sword. Unchecked, growth can be cancerous and destructive. It is this type of ceaseless expansion that has put our society into the precarious environmental and financial positions in which we currently find ourselves. On the other hand, growth can be regenerative and life-giving. Following a forest fire or a bitter winter, the first green shoots to emerge from the earth bear witness to the earth's ability to restore life in the wake of disaster.

My goal for this blog is pretty simple and open-ended: I want to document and share with family and friends my efforts to incorporate an ever increasing degree of self sufficiency, voluntary simplicity, and environmentally-conscious design into my life as a would be urban homesteader.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Tomatoes come rolling in...

My tomato plants are starting to do their thing (which is good, because everything else is taking its' sweet time). Here are a few of the ones that are ripening up so far: left to right, Silvery Fir Tree, White Currant, and Beam's Yellow Pear

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