Can’t you just taste it?

"If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth."


It’s nettle time again!

Just got home from hanging out with a few farmers. One of them was Joel Salatin. nbd.


are you a boy? your clothes are boy clothes.

are you a girl? your clothes are girl clothes.

are you outside the binary of boy and girl? so are your clothes.

did someone just tell you your clothes don’t match your gender identity? they are a trashcan and their clothes are trashcan clothes.

The cool thing about this is you can remove the word ‘clothes’ and insert the word ‘toys’ or ‘games’ or ‘jobs’ or…

…wait.  Any word.  Like pretty much anything at all.

Here on the wet coast, we start our peas in cells and plant them out. That way we lose far fewer to rot, slugs, birds and mice.

Mmm…leeks are perfect this year!



Look at this dirt


so much time went into making this EXPLETIVE dirt


some dirt even has ROCKS in it would you believe that


what happened to this dirt??? its got cracks and everything! woah

dirt is even sometimes put in piles


look at this dirt its yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Ugh dirt fangirls n boys r so annoying half these pics are soil


Naomi Klein A Canadian Perspective on US Media

Right on the money.

"If the government comes to your farm looking to interview you, lock the gate and tell them to make an appointment. The sooner we stop looking to government for our help and turn to our community instead, the better."
— Dan Fergusun, Dragonfly Farm


The health hazards of sitting

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.”

(via Washington Post)

There - that feels better.

I’ve been kind of busy, and what with the whole Ukraine thing taking over the news, I must admit I haven’t been paying proper attention to Arizona.  Totally thought it was some sort of news spoof thing going on down there.  But apparently this is real…wat tha faq!


Ruby Wraps with Grapefruit Dip - Beet and Brussels sprouts wrapped in fresh greens. Served with a savory grapefruit dip…RECIPE

Ruby Wraps with Grapefruit Dip - Beet and Brussels sprouts wrapped in fresh greens. Served with a savory grapefruit dip…RECIPE


Ruby Wraps with Grapefruit Dip - Beet and Brussels sprouts wrapped in fresh greens. Served with a savory grapefruit dip…RECIPE


Honoring Loretta Saunders by Annita Lucchesi

As news of Inuk student Loretta Saunders’ death sends waves of grief through indigenous communities across Canada and the US, I have been reflecting on her story and how best to honor her, or do justice to the violence she experienced and was fighting against. Many have remarked on the disturbing fact that Loretta Saunders was doing her academic work on the very same violence that would take her life, yet what is perhaps most disturbing to me about Loretta Saunders’ story is that she is not alone—it is not uncommon for women outspoken on these issues to not only be survivors, but, like Loretta, to go on to experience violence as well.

A large fraction of the people that are active in the movement to end violence against indigenous women and support survivors of violence are survivors themselves, or have relatives who are victims. These are women that have been battered, abused, violated, traumatized and re-traumatized, and they go through with the work because they are driven by the conviction that none of their sisters deserve to go through that too. They soldier through triggering materials and situations, they courageously provide knowledge and testimony, they bring their work home and their home to work (oftentimes caring for children at the same time), they hold people accountable in their communities even when it’s unsafe (from the mother who beat a would-be child rapist with a baseball bat, to the women who drove a man through the entire reservation while honking and yelling to everyone that he’s a rapist), they spend countless late nights working at the kitchen table, they learn the law like the back of their hand, they open up their homes and their lives to sisters who need support in escaping or healing from violence, they make incredible use of thin dollars and resources to do grassroots work in communities from Iqaluit to Nogales, they deal with the exhaustion and frustration and hurt and pain and grief that comes with this work, they have built and maintain networks of support and sisterhood that span colonial national boundaries and thousands of indigenous communities, and they put their minds, hearts, and souls into one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring assertions of love and solidarity that I have ever seen.