Thursday, May 2, 2013

On Food


  Here's a short interview with Valclav Smil . (Hat tip to Bob and Mark)  He's a smart no nonsense guy, whose written about 20 books on energy

"DQ: When I hear a company talking about sustainable agriculture, how should I understand them?
A: You should laugh at them… You laugh at these people who tell you they are sustainable. Where did the trucks come from? Where did the aluminum irrigation pipes, the engines that are pumping the water from the Ogallala Aquifer… How does all that happen? That happens by the sun shining on it?

Today’s American farming is ‘’sustainable’’ only as long as there are incessant flows of fossil fuels to make and power the machinery it uses, to synthesize fertilizers and pesticides and to pump all that irrigation water. Behind every morsel of bread, fruits or meat is a large amount of transformed fossil fuels"


Some info on the bee situation


Last year, we did a bunch of canning and freezing, but this year I thought I'd focus a bit more on drying.  It takes a lot less energy. here's some good in for

De hydration

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