© 2011 Joshua Stark
Man-oh-man, it is hard to get back on the blogging horse. I'm trying, though.
A quick update on my urban agrarian "stuff" (that's my articulate English for you right now):
Last week, we lost a duck. Our first loss, she was found lying in the duck run, not a scratch on her. Not naming them doesn't make it any easier - and, our 4-year old daughter named her posthumously, anyway. So, we said good-bye to Sarah. I still miss her.
Just prior to that, our dog, Irma, suffered what I was sure to be a life-ending stroke - but which the vet described as "old-dog vestibular syndrome." Basically, they get extremely dizzy for a couple of weeks, but get better. the sweetheart is slowly recovering.
I've built a first iteration of a fence for the raised beds, which the two remaining ducks quickly overcame. I will now build something more robust - more river reed! Working with round pieces, though free, is more cumbersome than working with flat or squared pieces. Perhaps I should split the reed... I knew I wrote in this blog for a reason (that just came to me)!
And last Saturday, we bought a used Toyota Prius, which will save us a significant amount of gas money. It was also fun to calculate our new carbon footprint over at coolcalifornia.org.