Time marches on, regardless of floods, famines, fires, and fools. (and yeah, it's seriously scary how many other links are available to put there...)
We've reached the middle of 2008 already. The growing season seems to be barely begun, but Friday June 20 is the Summer Solstice- half the year's sunlight will be gone by.
Time for The Whole Planet Picnic. We're having our usual one, which means a big bonfire. It's a cold year; the heat will be welcome. And we're not wasting anything- the wood is in the way, and actually we're adding some excess pines to it this year specifically to generate some available potash- fertilizer. Can't afford to buy it- but we can harvest our own. The bonfire ash will be carefully swept up when it's cool, and put on our crops, which need it badly.
The whole exposition on what and why can be found here, in the posts for last year's huge event.
It's a community building event, we hope. And community may be where most of the hope lies.
Please consider hosting a Picnic of your own, for your own neighborhood. Spice is busy making phone calls to roust folks out of their ruts. Wish you all could join us!
Time to relax- a little, anyway, and just watch the fireflies and kids; listen to the frogs and the nighthawks. Anyway.