Category Archives: water

vegetables are boring

– or at least not interesting enough to keep posting photos of them on a regular basis. The subject of kitchen gardens and sustainable small-scale agriculture, however, is endlessly fascinating. We have just emerged from an intense two week Plein … Continue reading

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marking time with compost

We’re waiting on Charles and his tractor to plough le grand potager at Sue’s. I’ve boxes and trays of plantlings that need to go in – watermelons and pumpkins, peas and beans, and 25 sweet corn. But with her L-shaped … Continue reading

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The new diggers

The struggle to build a durable irrigation scheme for the kitchen-garden has been brought to a temporary halt . . . by rain. It’s the first we’ve had for many weeks, and should last  for several days it seems. It’s … Continue reading

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Water

Every week around Wednesday on The Oil Drum.com the editors invite a guest to propose a topic that addresses some practical aspect of the Peak Oil situation. This week it was a guest post from Sharon Astyk (TOD reader jewishfarmer). … Continue reading

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wells and water restrictions

We live in an arid landscape. This is our village huddled at the foot of the biggest of the Corbieres Hills. It has just a small stream running through it, but many wells. Our house is the big building at … Continue reading

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