Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My '83 Mercian touring bike

Dave from Ordinary Bike Shop finishes the repairs and overhaul on my 1983 Mercian touring frame which was custom built in England. Ordinary Bike Shop supports local sustainable agriculture and farmers on bikes!

I am now road worthy. Here I come Europe!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Transporting compost by bike

Cafe waste... coffee, tea, egg shells, bread, and vegetable matter.
This trailer can handle hundreds of pounds of weight and so can the operator.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kim harvesting bat guano from an abandoned ranch house. Bat guano contains high amounts of nitrogen and phosphoric acid, an excellent plant food.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tierra y Libertad

Youth at Tierra y Libertad spend a Saturday afternoon with jack hammer, shovel, and determination to dig out a 5 X 5 foot hole. Cement-hard caliche is removed and replaced with flood plain soil mixed with compost - a necessity when planting non-native fruit trees.

A pomegranate finds a new home and welcomed with a drink of harvested rain water, straw mulch and compost.
The backyard garden.
The front yard garden.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring in the Sonoran Desert

Spring at the Muleshoe Preserve. Taking a break from farming to enjoy Arizona's wildflower fest. Yellow eye candy spills into life.