Show notes for the podcast about fiber and farming.

A podcast with updates on projects that are Finished, Nearly Done, and Just Begun. Enabling Dust will be flung and garden and animal updates will be discussed. Occassional episodes are Field Trips to see the farm, garden and old farm house where this all takes place.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ep 113 - Visiting the animals and family philosophy

A visit with the farm animals and then a discussion about family philosophy in an industrial age. (The beginning is a bit blurry, but it gets better. Sorry!)

Book: Depletion and Abundance by Sharon Astyk.

KSF Shop Update of autumn bags and batts


  1. I relate wholeheartedly to your assessment of "staying put." My husband and I have been living on a farmette for 10 years. We have outgrown our land. We own our land, at least, but we are now on a fixed income. What a treat. We raise sheep and chickens, and they no longer pay for themselves, but - they're our sheep and chickens! We are both east coasters - as in coastal coasters, and now we live inland with so many little animal friends that we never see our ocean any more. Winters here (NoFla) are nicer than summers for work outside, for gardening, for plain old breathing. There are so many other places that might be "better" for us, but, frankly, we are old now. The effort to build a house or a barn or a shop is just too much at this stage of the game. Isn't that crazy? I never thought that I would feel this way. I always thought I would be in the prime of my life. (And here we are in the middle of remodeling!) GAH! So. What can you do? Pare it all down. Work on living, caring for the land and animals, making stuff to sell, all that jazz. Take a gig now and then (we're musicians), paint a painting, sell a story. And hope there's another 200K miles on the ol' truck, and that the well doesn't run dry. We both still enjoy working hard - manual labor is not just for dummies, as you know...I mean, is there anything more centering than being on your hands and knees in the garden? But eventually, people start dying. First the parents, then the friends, then, holy hootis, the kids. And that is the real life adjustment that drives a stake through the heart, much more so than worrying about your children being separated by age at day care. Oh well. Anyway, just wanted to commiserate a little bit, and give you some kudos...for doing a life that suits you!

  2. I really didn't intend this to be a series of posts about comic book animals. Really! I planned on the two posts and that was going to be it. But I just discovered that Marvel Comics is doing a series of variant covers with their characters as animals. It's part of their new "Marvel NOW" launch, and it's a new twist on the characters. Here are some of my favorites. guinea pig names