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Death of Oilseed

This may be the last time I write about Oilseed Community. For years we thought Oilseed would die when the bulldozers came but that isn’t what happened. In 2001, when the original lease was negotiated, it opened up much-needed affordable housing and provided a revenue stream to support the broader community we call the Bubble. […]

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FARMERS ROCK

I recently became reconnected to an old friend, “The Small Farmer’s Journal” by way of a birthday present. Bob gave me a copy of Lynn R. Miller’s “Work Horse Handbook” and threw in a copy of a magazine I hadn’t seen since the seventies. As a subscriber to “The Small Farmer’s Journal,” I was obviously […]

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WE’RE NOT AMISH

We often say we’d be Amish without the religion because we admire their simple, industrious lifestyle. Not to mention their expertise in farming with animal power. We also think Quakers are pretty neat. Especially as regards their Peace Testimony. Over the years, many conscientious objectors have been Quakers. The tireless promotion of non-violence earned Quakerism […]

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SETTLERS OF OILSEED

Last night at 7:25, Bob reminded himself to bring his flashlight and I slipped my camera in my pocket. Then we picked up a pot of pasta and beans, headed out the door, and walked down the driveway to the house where Jessi, Ian, Greg and Jack live. The Sunday night potluck is one way […]

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LINK AND THE BONE HEAD

Link’s house mate, Simon has twice startled me by entering a room wearing a cow’s pelvis on his head. Masks don’t generally sit well with me and when Simon appears in this get up, It gives me the heebie jeebies. I try to pretend that it is just Simon in his bone outfit. I try […]