Feb 4, 2007

Man its cold!

-21 here and going down.
Burning up the firewood but the house is cozy 68.
My "porch" office is 57.

I gave my sister Gaia's Garden last fall and talk to her often.
She's got the message and has asked me to help her design a catchment system
and three year plan for her lot.
She lives in Grand Rapids,MN No snow, frozen septic systems and wells all
around. She has city utilities.

The little bug in her ear about climate change has cause her to pick up the
ques and signs in her area. She has heard last summer's drought is said to
continue this summer. Being a teacher, she has all summer off and she
spends most all of it in the yard. I am glad she has seen the light and
wants to make some preparations for the future. Her lot has all the right
facings and protected on the north and west by the garage and house, on
south side by a tall stand of pine.

I am going to do a remote basemap from aerial and topo maps. Send her a
blank sector map and get her started on observations.
Its like a multiple choice test where the answers to some question are clues
to others.

Keep tepid.


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