Monthly Archives: August 2015

Going Public II

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

On our way home from Seattle we stopped at a feed store to pick up chicken feed and I needed to stretch my legs so I walked around the store listening to really bad country […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment|

Abundance: CBP Photo Gallery

Photos from around CBP.
































Fire, Smoke & Dust update

This Friday is all about smoke from the massive fires burning just under 100 miles due NW of us, one fire is now the size of the City of Seattle.

This picture was taken at 4:36pm pdt and shows how bad the smoke must be 90+ miles from us at its center.


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By |August 21st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Micro Climates

I can’t emphasize enough how important micro climates are to achieving successful outcomes, especially for those of us who inhabit Cold Semi- Arid and Arid Climates. The myriad of challenges are enormous and the Talus Garland, invented by Nature, provides multiple solutions.

Talus Garland Communities
Kyle Chamberlain calls himself a practical naturalist and in our humble […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Oh all right I’ll Bite

As a Chef and someone who has worked in the restaurant and catering business for 30 years I am floored at the total disconnect Americans are capable of in their daily lives.

Why did I have to walk by my partner’s screen and see this headline:
The crippling problem restaurant-goers haven’t noticed but chefs are freaking […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments|

Three Seasons and a Dust Storm

As I said in the last post, It’s becoming clear to us that Eastern Washington State now has four distinct seasons; Autumn, Winter, Spring and Smoke & Dust.
Apparently I missed this headline earlier in the year:
Forecast: Dust storms and wildfires ahead for Central and Eastern Washington
By KEPR Staff & KIMA Staff Published: Mar 18, 2015 at 10:29 AM […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Blog|3 Comments|

Climate change and shade new update

It’s becoming clear to us that Eastern Washington State now has four distinct seasons; Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Smoke & Dust. We’re experiencing the latter right now. I’ll post a link to this after I’m done taking pictures today.

I’ve chosen to post this article in its entirety which includes a map showing the progression […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Biomass…It’s Amsome!

Mike Reynolds of Earth Ship Biotecture says the key to success is “wanting what no one else wants and not wanting what everyone else does”.

We live near a small town that likes to cut down its trees and shrubs often which is a strange thing considering we live in the desert where trees haven’t […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment|

Deer Deer Deer

My favorite winged friend, a small purple house finch, spent the summers of 2012 and 2013 singing his beautiful song: jibber jabber jibber jabber…beer beer beer, at least that’s what I thought he was saying. It could have been deer deer deer. Either way I miss him and hope he’s ok somewhere or at […]

By |August 9th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment|

Espoma Award

The black dot in the background is our 21 acre property. A postage stamp of biological diversity and abundance in a sea of pesticide laden mono-crop Agricide. You can’t imagine the affect this kind of bleakness has when you’re just starting to regenerate a property. We filled out the form but never thought we […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment|