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Chicks-Red Layers

Posted by Rosette on April 23, 2015 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

My daughters and I hatched out 26 chicks in our old-fashioned turn it yourself incubator.

We live on a city lot and need to sell them before the neighbors find out :-)!

These are a Rhode Island Red/Leghorn cross, so as one buyer said, "They will lay out the wazzoo"

Hatched date April 7

Straight Run

$3 each…

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Mutating Within

Posted by Rick Dubrow on April 17, 2015 at 6:23pm 0 Comments

I’m 64 years old now. Beyond 60, the youth of old age.  Approaching retirement; defining retirement; exploring succession planning.

What will A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio look like during, and after, Cindi and I extract ourselves from the helm.  Will this extraction be slow or sudden? Will we reduce our hours along a descending, straight line, or along a series of steps leading from fulltime to zero? Great questions, ones we’re discussing daily.  But this…

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Pulverized, Ground-up Civilization

Posted by Rick Dubrow on March 16, 2015 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Dust permeates our indoor environment.  It’s everywhere, some of it natural – dead skin, soil, pollen, dust mites.  Some of it unnatural - chemicals, pesticides, rubber, herbicides - all these and more comprise the dust inside our homes and places of work.

What many people don't know is that toxic chemicals are brought inside all the time, simply by wearing your shoes indoors, or from your pets coming in after romping around the yard.  We…

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Anonymous Resistance

Posted by Rick Dubrow on February 12, 2015 at 11:14am 0 Comments

All too often it can prove edgy to speak your mind.  I get that. Your values surface to the tip of your tongue but you hold tight for fear that you’ll expose a part of yourself at odds with your co-workers; at odds with your spouse, church or employer.

“Do I dare speak up?”

How do you decide?

The answer requires a slight detour.  Let’s focus on an unintended consequence of our military-industrial complex:  the steady loss of…

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Welcome to Transition Whatcom's Community Networking Site!

This is a community networking site for those interested in helping us achieve our vision of resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County with a local food supply, sustainable energy sources, a healthy local economy, and a growing sense of vitality and community well-being.

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We aim to unleash the collective genius of our community to find the answers to this momentous question:

For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we...

Dramatically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
Significantly increase resilience (in response to peak oil);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

The goal of Transition Whatcom (and all Transition Initiatives) is to create a long term Energy Descent Action Pathway, a blueprint- by the community, for the community- of how to significantly reduce energy use and yet provide for our basic needs in times of energy scarcity.

 

Transition Initiativesmake no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and to start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

(Why Transition, Peak Oil, Climate Change, Economy, Peak Everything)

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Jean Kroll posted an event

Roving Garden Party at Celt's Garden

April 28, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Directions: 1 block N of the Fairhaven Library, tee intersection of 12th and Knox. Nearest I-5 intersection is Exit 250, take Old Fairhaven Parkway west, turn north at 12th St and follow 12th up the hill as it splits off from the arterial at Mill St.Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Bring your favorite shovel, fork, hoe or other basic hand tool. 90 minutes gardening and the rest hanging out on the deckwatching the sunset and eating.Food: Beer, wine, cider. Vegetarian soup, salad, bread, snacks, cheese,…See More
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Practical Permaculture Introduction weekend at Inspiration Farm

May 16, 2015 at 10am to May 17, 2015 at 5pm
Sat.-Sun. May 16th & 17th $150A fun filled Permaculture Immersion Weekend will provide practical ways to design a integrated living system that is self regulating, abundant and resilient. Weather you are on an urban lot or a farm homestead, energy, water, soil building, animal systems, food production and preservation systems, diverse income streams are all important to you. Presentations and discussion in the morning, site tour and hands on with guilds, soil building and integrated systems…See More
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Dick McManus shared David MacLeod's group on Facebook
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Dick McManus commented on David MacLeod's group TW Book Study Group
"The bottom line the threat of terrorism is and has not been anything to worry about!   What was a big deal was …. AWOL Bush Lied us into the Iraq and Afghanistan wars  parts 1 to 4.  I can only post six pages at a time…"
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Dick McManus commented on David MacLeod's group TW Book Study Group
"Would you stop drinking the water if 2,300 medical research doctors said it was contaminated with radioactive rat shit, and 15 medical doctors saying it was safe to drink?     Well the same logic applies and we have 2,300 architects…"
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Dick McManus commented on David MacLeod's group TW Book Study Group
"I also check out my book about 9/11.  9/11 Truth Seattle https://www.facebook.com/groups/134985036652870/ Pilots for 9/11 Truth https://www.facebook.com/groups/411408289019106/ The war on science is related to this.   9/11 -…"
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Dick McManus commented on David MacLeod's group TW Book Study Group
"Ok study my 2,000 pages of Unpopular US History. my online book   SOME UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE U.S. - a work in progress http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SomeUnknownUSHistory/messages You should skip the CIA Table of Organization that I put at…"
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Dick McManus joined David MacLeod's group
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TW Book Study Group

A group dedicated to studying books related to Transition issues - developing knowledge in the Head that can be put into action by the Hands or reflected on, providing encouragement and motivation from the Heart.See More
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Inner Transition sans frontières!

About a year ago I started hosting on line conversations for people involved with Inner Transition in different countries.

Resilient Urban Systems: Where We Stand Now and Where We Need to Go

This paper draws on case studies from across the globe to assess the current innovative approaches that cities are undertaking to make their infrastructure systems more resilient in order to better cope with future uncertainties.

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about the stunning increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and what can be done about it.

On the Commodification of Human Discovery

Free Knowledge is a welcome survey of alarming impacts of IP law and also valuable introduction to some salutary alternatives.

Tossing and Turning: Our Disturbed Soils and Troubled Sleep

Missing from our understanding has been how the deep dreams of the soil ultimately nourish our own, and how our reckless pattern of disturbing our soils eventually disrupts our ability to sleep as well as the capacity of our sleeping bodies to dream themselves anew.

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