Hop Along Jasper

Hi Everyone. I’m baaack! Sorry I’ve been away. It wasn’t you, it was me. I took a break from the blog this summer and it’s the first time I’ve done that since we started the blog in about 2005. It was a variety of things, but mostly that I’ve been spending an...

Back in the Saddle

So I’m back in the garden, growing food … but on a much scaled-down version of my former manifestations. My theme song is “Back in the Saddle.” The Areosmith version.     I think it’s a remake of a cowboy song by Gene Autry, but I remember playing it … a lot...

Chickens in Business Suits

In Michelle’s and my continual reinvention of ourselves economically, I am about to embark on the most exciting business pursuit yet! We’ve run our own businesses for 30 years, done electronic publishing, published awesome books on renewable energy and sustainable...

Channeling My Inner Horse Whisperer

I’m one of those people who has a way with horses. I’m terrified of them, and they know it. I love horses. Or rather I love the results of their hay consumption and how it helps build my sandy soil. So I do spend some time around them. I was thinking about horses...