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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New blog (like you don't have enough to read)

Buddhism and permaculture

With the high-ridge fog continuing at about 32F much of the time, I've been mostly doing plumbing and housework. And, umm, being a nuisance on the Internet. So this is an announcement of a new blog, which will consist initially of the buddhism/permaculture posts that appeared here late in 2013, and maybe go on from there. Here's the link, if ya wanna go there.

http://buddhismpermaculture.blogspot.com/

See also:

Toward a Buddhist/Permaculture Ethic for Smallholders and OthersBy Risa Bear
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An attempt to meld the Buddhist Eightfold Path with Permaculture's twelve principles as formulated by David Holmgren and others. By the author of Starvation Ridge.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fogged in

The neighbor's sheep.
Fog for the last two weeks, fog predicted for the next two, hovering around the freezing mark. I feel as if I've retired from farming and am spend my time, as you may have noticed, bringing my titles up to date at Stony Run Press, to meet the requirements for Amazon distribution.

The ducks have been banished from the garden, to their great dismay, and the chickens have been let in. There is some overlap but also some divergence in their dietary interests, so it pays to run both groups through, as it stirs and levels everything in preparation for building up the beds. 


 That's something we typically do in February, as shown from 2011:


Susannah the goose has begun laying eggs a month early. Maybe I should move up the schedule?

But there is another task to tackle first.

Pruning, 2011.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

homecomings update

This one has been reformatted, to take advantage of the eligibility for Amazon that's now on offer at Lulu, with the result that its print edition price is up; however the PDF and Epub remain as they were. And that's it for this series of posts. A small lifetime output, but one should always know when to stop yammering. :)

homecomings

Paperback, 229 Pages 
homecomings

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At the age of fifty-six, Risa sets out to find herself, having lived until that moment as someone else entirely. By the author of Starvation Ridge.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

New cover for iron buddhas

Iron Buddhas

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Iron Buddhas is a lightly fictionalized memoir of a woman's experiences tree planting and fire fighting in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. Stephanie Smith sets out from Georgia to Oregon in the winter of '75 seeking work in the woods. She finds that and more. By the author of Starvation Ridge.

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Epub $2.99






The price of the paper edition, alas, had to go up, but the epubs have not changed in price, and there is a blovel page containing the entire work. 'K?

Friday, January 10, 2014

New cover for Viewing Jasper Mountain

Viewing Jasper Mountain

Paperback, 163 Pages 
    
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A journal, with a chapter for each month of the year, of the author's thoughts during a year of living at Stony Run Farm, a small homestead in Oregon's Willamette Valley. By the author of Starvation Ridge.









This thing is a bit anachronistic by now, as it chronicles life in times now gone by (the late 1990s mostly) -- seasons were more predictable then than now. It's a compendium of some two dozen blog posts from the period, with seasonal and garden/homesteading observations and conjectures concerning things like simplicity and world peace. It shows my concerns about resource depletion and environmental justice, but touches lightly upon climate, if at all.

I think it's worth a read, though of course I am prejudiced.



Monday, January 06, 2014

Update to Collected Poems

collected poems

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These poems, collected for the first time, appeared in the books Desire for the Land and Lettuce in Winter, and in the journals Bellowing Ark, Sand River Journal, New Zoo Poetry Review, Lynx: Poetry from Bath, Aerious, Disquieting Muses, Ariga: Visions, Writtenmind, and Rockhurst Review. "Cityscape with Pink Rose" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. By the author of 100 Poems, homecomings, iron buddhas, Starvation Ridge, and Viewing Jasper Mountain.

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Epub edition is in preparation.

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