May 1, 2008

Its time to move.

First of all, I'd like to thank spring for waiting until May for me to finish school.
Second, I am extremely happy to be done. For now.
Thirdly, there has not been a lot of talk on the forum lately.
I hope everyone is well. 
The economy is dismal with dismal prospects and dreary forecasts.
If you are going to do it, do it this summer. You know what I mean.
That forest garden, that perennial planting bed, those fruiting shrubs.
Get them in the ground ASAP.  If not in the ground,get them potted.
Start your Chickens or Rabbits.
Build that hoop house.
Plant that woodlot.
Buy a yard of mulch.
Turn that compost.
Get a bigger wheel burrow.
Surround your property with fruiting shrubs.
Get those vines up the trellis. Build a trellis.
Pipe in the rain garden, catch the water.
Build a Root Cellar. Plant winter squash, carrots and corn.
Buy the jars at sales and get ready to can. Pressure Cook.
Build a solar oven. Plant more fruiting shrubs.
Plant a corner orchard, dig a keyhole garden.
Over plant! Plant for those who can't.
Learn to make soap.
Send the forum photos.
Daniel Halsey
Permaculture and Polyculture Design
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children.
-Native American Proverb

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