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Learning to live life in Accord with Nature is the single most important action anyone can take to restore the planet.

Life and Death in Accord with Nature

Life and Death in Accord with Nature

Life and Death on the Farm

Natural Farming and My Flock of Rhode Island Reds

Life

Three years ago, after I had established most of the perennials that I was intending to purchase in, I decided that it was time to bring in some chickens. Of course it wasn't entirely an easy decision to bring new life onto the farm. We are all vegetarians here, but we eat eggs and when it boils down to it, I believed that chickens would be a net gain for the soil fertility. There was also the hope that they would reduce bugs, particuarly ticks, the only bug I really care about, and that they would provide a modicum of entertainment during the dull times. 

Watching the chickens grow from little puffballs of golden feathers to big unruly birds was a pleasure. We started out with 16 birds, that is, 1 rooster, and 15 hens. For over a year they pecked away the grass, and grasshoppers, and lived the normal lives of a completely free range chicken flock. In the summer the chickens couldn't keep up with all the greenery and bugs, although certain changes to the landscape were clear, but it was in the winter that their impacts were the clearest, as they consumed and composted nearly everything they would want over the span of about half an acre. They dug some holes and exposed plenty of dirt but ultimately they didn't destroy the land, as chickens cooped in a small aread always will.

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Spring Update


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Spring 2016

When I started my website a little over a year ago I had a definite vision of what I wanted it to be. I have held true to what I am trying to accomplish but I have hit a few road blocks where I believe some extra knowledge will assist me with building what it is that I want to build. So I am currently very occupied with learning what it is that I need to know. I have several articles ready to go but my focus has been pretty single pointed towards the larger aim of this website.

I would love to be able to stay on top of everything but I have built the scope of my website to the point that if I can't spend my full attention in my leisure time on the maintenance and updating of it then I will fall behind in various ways. This is why I have enabled registration on the various parts of my website, so that anyone who wishes to use the tools of the internet to promote natural causes, they may do so here.

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The 12 Core Permaculture Design Principles

The 12 Core Permaculture Design Principles

Permaculture Design Principles

What is Permaculture?

In 1978 Bill Mollison along with student David Holmgren combined the ideas of permanence and agriculture to create Permaculture. Their seminal book Permaculture One created a movement which continues today.

Permaculture is a discipline that uses natural principles to usually create ecological systems. Permaculture can be used to reduce the negative impacts of humans on their environment. Central to the aim of permaculture is the notion of caring for the earth, caring for people, and the returning of surplus to both people and earth, this is often referred to as 'earth care, people care, and fair share'. There are 12 core design principles in permaculture, and when you govern your design with them, using them to help supply your needs, you are well on your way to living in Accord with Nature.

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Build Build Build

Build Build Build

Today | Free Form | Building

I am getting closer to completing the original idea of Accord with Nature and that is the passing of the baton from my beliefs to that of the eco mass known as nothing. Know it as something. That is, know it as the Accord with Nature. 

Accord with Nature is the belief that humanity has gone too far from natural principles, even too far from human nature. And we all see it: The destruction wrought by humanity all around us. And so I build build build, but mostly dream. And I get these ideas, like how to fix it (the world). And I am working on it, and we will have it. It is so detailed, and yet so simple. Do that which Accords with Nature, and stop doing that which does not. But how can we know? 

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The Annual Revisitation of American Stupidity

The Annual Revisitation of American Stupidity

Annual Bison Cull on Tap

Crticial Update on Bison Slaighter - 2/6/2016 - National Parks Service looking for comments on Bison Slaughter, ACT NOW Comment period closes Feb 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Give your heatfelt love for life and bison, but here are some stock comments you might want to consider, from Defenders of Wildlife:

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Prince Ea Stands for Trees, Do You?

Prince Ea Stands for Trees, Do You?

Accord with Nature Stands for Trees!

AwN | I am always on the lookout for actionable ways to protect the earth. I am a bigtime believer that people have the power to save the earth with personal actions, but it is not all that we can do. There are uses for money that can also help immensely. It is my belief that people need to lessen their burden on the earth so that they do not cause destruction while perpetually fulfilling their needs. But for many people who cannot physically, emotionally, or economically, remodel their life so that they don't destroy the earth, sometimes the simple act of giving to a cause has a higher value than anything else that can be done. I have written the past about 'effective altruism' and I think it is a very important topic. If we wish to give money, but then give it in a less than useful way, we have at best not really helped, and at worst we could be contributing to the destruction of the planet. On the other hand some charities are so useful that giving to them can actually have a positive effect. It seems to me that this charity has that kind of positive potential.

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Zika, GMOsquitoes, and Tdap Vaccine | Theories and Facts

Zika, GMOsquitoes, and Tdap Vaccine | Theories and Facts

Zika, Vaccines, and Microcephaly

The zika-virus story is catching public attention with its recent excursion into the United States. Now having been identified in at least 13 states, including several northern states, though the transmission of zika has not yet happened in those states. The symptoms of zika are a little misleading because generally the course of the illness is similar to a cold, (aka not a big deal). While it certainly seems as if there is a lot of fear mongering going on surrounding zika, it does have one major risk associated with it, and that is, supposedly, microcephaly. Microcephaly has stricken Brazil over the last year and it's indication (small head/brain) in infants does have a correlation with the zika virus, though causation and even association have not been entirely forthcoming.

On the other hand there is also a correlation with far more literature behind it that is not really being reported on. The Tdap vaccination was recently added to the schedule for pregnant women. Vaccines all have side effects, and there have been cases throughout their history where they have been downright destructive, in fact far more commonly than most people know. 

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Eagle Takes Out Drone | Police Demonstration

Anti-Aircraft Bird

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