Jean, no worries, I am glad you are coming out of that cold fog, no fun :( I will leave your plums out and I have to go down South on Tuesday, so if you message me your address, I will just leave on your front porch. I think I mentioned before, there is an Apple Cider (Press) making party at the Center For Local Self Reliance, near your neighborhood, if I come I will let you know, you should go too, it would be yummy-fun. Oct 20th, 10-2pm.
Jean, I posted that plum message yesterday, I am getting up now to go pick some...there is a big tree in the backyard. It seems as if these type of plums are popular. If you dont mind coming up to Birchwood, come over anytime, just let me know and I will leave a red container out front or if you feel comfortable and you want more, just go thru the side fence door to the backyard. I will message you my address. We may go on a bike ride today, so we will be in and out.
Jean, your baked goods sound good. Feel free to bring out what ever you have at the time and we can go from there. Also I want to let you know that we will be harvesting a cow later next year if you want to put your name for some. I'm sure it will go fast if he isn't already spoken for. Sam Mignon (our cow) will be a year old in May.
Give me a call when you want to come out. 398-7061
We chop and drop weeds and mulch the beds down for the winter. Our chickens get lots of fresh greens as we move them often on to new ground. We do have some mulching and leaf raking that could be done. I would also be willing to trade for some of the pumpkin spice bread I heard about. Or other baked goods.
It all sounds wonderful! I milk on Mondays, so that's the best day to pick up if you want to get it freshest. Would you be looking for a quart at a time? I'd also be happy to show your friend the ropes. I usually milk around 8:00 or 8:30, and then spend an hour more with them grazing before sunset. Just have her get in touch and we'll work something out!
We live in the birchwood neighborhood, would you like to leave the egg cartons at the downtown co-op at the service desk? It's not as far to drive. If you let me know when you'd be leaving them there I would pick them up with a day or so. Or give me a call to arrange something else: 733-3541.
We put the rain barrel it a good spot but haven't hooked it up yet. We're kind of slow at some of these things.
I am currently reading a very well written book also entitled Dirt, by a geologist named David Montgomery, so I think that I will try and get to the film by the same name.
My presentation is naturally about 90 minutes, but can be edited to 60 or 45 as needed, although probably not less. It is all done with slides. I am currently taking geology 101 at Western and have been working with my professor, Scott Linneman, so have significantly improved the technical aspects of the presentation.
Would be happy to give a sample demonstration of all or part of the talk, if interested. Sandy
Hi Jean…. I have been involved in a couple of film showing endeavors. Someone else started the first one and I got involved in selecting films when he showed a film not reviewed. We put our heads together and decided one of us or someone we trusted had to review the film and that worked well. My feeling was we would lose people if the films weren’t worthy. And with the wealth of good films there is never a need. The groups I have been involved with have had optional potlucks a half hour before film time. Occasionally that may be dropped if it works better. An expert or someone capable of leading a discussion after is great. It works without as well. I have many films about food production, peak oil, barbaric resource extraction, as I call it, and many others.
You are welcome to borrow any and feel free to call if you want to see if i have some movie or movie on some subject.…. peggy 384-0861
Hi Jean... your film series sounds great....i have a copy of Blue Gold you are welcome to borrow. i schedule a film at the credit union for our Transition Ferndale group often once a month. i have an endless supply of relevant documentaries on many subjects and am happy to loan them. i have done a few reviews here but i am way behind. anyway i have many good, eye opening films about the place we find ourselves. peggy
Jean, your film series sounds great. The person to contact is Peggy Borgens. Peggy has been putting on film nights for a few years before she started organizing for Transition Ferndale. She also has films that she likes to loan out. She also makes videos of people demonstrating their skills, including Walter.
We post our events at Transition Whatcom and also Sustainable Bellingham. We stick to 2nd and 4th Tuesday gatherings. If you could use another time I'm sure we have some member who will attend.
I'm sure Peggy can answer all your questions. If there is anything else, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll look forward to meeting you in the future. Judith
I spoke with Steve Wilson for a while about this a few weeks ago. He mentioned that CLSR had some conversations about this as a goal, too. He did not say, however, any details. I think it would be great to talk face to face or on the phone about it. I see our efforts as being collaborative - and, as you might guess, there are several other folks in Whatcom County that are wanting to get it rolling again, too. The phase we are in is working on engaging the 4 existing colleges, developing a business plan and collecting teacher names and class descriptions.
Regarding using it as a fund raiser - according to those that ran it before, it barely covered the costs it took to run the school - and that is with the a considerable amount of support from WWU. This is one reason we want to make sure this is a community wide supported venture - we need to disperse the expenses and volunteer efforts. Collaboration could also help with elimiinating some redundancies. When Steve and I talked, part of our discussion was about how CLSR might fit together with what Transition Whatcom is proposing with re-birthing a free university.
Again, lets talk in person for ways we might be able to move forward together. 319-9092
Looking forward to hearing from you, Jean
Hi Jean! I'm so happy to see your smiling face here! Thanks for the volunteer work you are doing in our community! I look forward to eventually getting to enjoy time together in each others garden, and working together to bring people back into the garden!
May the Sept 09 auction party for the CLSR (Coalition for Local Self-Reliance) bring forth an abundance of generosity & joy! Hugs!