Ben & Hope’s latest cartoon info-graphic tracking our progress (zoom)
The pastures are starting to green up and look wonderfully lush. The animals are loving it. Yesterday Hope and I planted about an acre of pumpkins as well as beets and turnips which will be food for the pigs come late fall and winter. Our soil used to be poor, thin and not very fertile. Typical northern mountain soil. One of the great things about having livestock is they improve the soil with their manure and urine. The sun shines, the rain falls, the plants grow, the animals eat the plants and about 80% returns back to the pastures as organic matter which improves the soil for the next round of growth. We also plant legumes like clover to suck nitrogen and carbon out of the air that adds more organic matter and natural nutrients so we never have to buy fertilizers. It is all part of the natural cycle of life. It works.
We’re down to under 48 hours on the Kickstarter project. We’re getting to that point of last chance to adjust pledges and rewards choices as well as making sure you have the extra $20 included for any international shipments (Goodies only). Don’t forget about the option to add the book or DVDs, to add bacon to meat packages as well as to add the commemorative patch and T-shirt which can be added to any shipping packages.
Update: Stickers! As requested, you can get two stickers instead of a patch. Just add the $5 per set to your pledge and then when survey time comes I’ll ask if you would like the stickers or the patch.
Hope did a cameo appearance of the cartoon character Gronk from Katie Cook’s comic series ‘Gronk‘ which you can read on the web and in her books. Look carefully to see if you can find Gronk…
Outdoors: 68°F/53°F Cloudy, Some Rain
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/66°F
Daily Spark: Perfection: to strive but never attain.