TROUTS LATEST PHOTOS
December, 2007 - Issue #79
In which Bob and Camille enjoy a nice, quiet month in their new home.
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
The sunset from our front porch.
SHARING FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP
Jessi stops by with fresh produce on a Tuesday. For only ten dollars a week, Piedmont Biofarm supplies us with a large bag of groceries. Link and Camille take a look Hungry Planet, Peter Mentzel and Faith D'Aluisio's photographic journey into the kitchens of thirty families in twenty-four countries. Peter and Faith visited each family and at the end of their stay, took their portrait with a week's worth of their groceries.
AND COMMUNITY - THE PITTSBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE
Oh what fun! That's Lindsey and Caleb on the Piedmont Biofuels float. We love a parade and this was a good one on December 2. For more photos, go to Pittsboro Parade.
IN HOUSE FOOD PRODUCTION
Tempeh incubates in the cooler while oyster mushrooms fruit over the hot tub.
Greg rallied the troops to take advantage of some free wood and they went to work cutting it up and hauling it back to the Co-op to be split for firewood. That's Simon pausing to watch Greg oil up his chainsaw.
Frankie clowns around with some mushroom bits he found in the wood pile. He and Matt Steiman came down for the weekend and were nice enough to join the group.
LEISURELY STROLLS AROUND OILSEED
Camelina and the 'Stick House' from the field to the north west. The chickens enjoy some scraps from our kitchen.
Sunset always looks good at Oilseed.
We are really tucked in back here. This little roads dead ends at a fence unless you are on foot, in which case you can keep walking to Camelina. The full moon sets early in the morning on December 24.
Mrs. Claus looks disapprovingly at the deer munching the herb garden in front of the house next door, while Mr. Claus continues to celebrate his good fortune at being rescued by Bob and reunited with his lovely wife. Bob found Santa face down on Industrial Park Drive, cleaned up his face, loaded him into the back of the car and brought him home. He appeared to have been on a bender since finishing his Christmas duties.
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
"No matter that a deadly sharp can be fashioned from virtually anything found on a plane, be it a broken wine bottle or a snapped-off length of plastic, we are content wasting billions of taxpayer dollars and untold hours of labor in a delusional attempt to thwart an attack that has already happened, asked to queue for absurd lengths of time, subject to embarrassing pat-downs and loss of our belongings." - Patrick Smith, a commercial airline pilot, from his piece, The Airport Security Follies for the New York Times opinion column, "Jet Lagged, Navigating the Unfriendly Skies "
"The sense of community and the experience of intergenerational solidarity are literally priceless, in that no amount of money can buy them; moreover, life without them is bleak indeed - especially during times of social stress." Richard Heinberg from his book, "Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines"
"When America's just-in-time supermarket resupply system wobbles, and the Cheez Doodles disappear from the WalMart shelves, few Americans will have a Plan B." - James Howard Kunstler
"If we don't see quick action from the federal government we will sue the federal EPA." - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
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