Saturday, May 31, 2014


Saturday, May 24, 2014

March against Monsanto

Janelle and I had a great time attending our 3rd annual March against Monsanto walk on Saturday, it was a stunning day and it was just great to see hundreds of healthy like minded people out on a beautiful day. So many good speakers and I always love the performances by the Raging Grannies.
I'm really hoping to get more involved in a career that offers me something related to food security or sustainable minimalism/consumption. I just see how much happier (albeit also stressed from school work) the wife is now that she is transitioning from a career in a sterile (pun intended) "big" health system to something with a more holistic approach.

I got to get me a better camera to bring out...ah well

I also wanted to say that I had a great time helping out at the Jon Janzen nature centre's composting ....centre? it was overcast and kind of rainy but I got to speak with several people about compost and pretty sure I convinced one guy to get out there and do it.

Friday, May 23, 2014


I enjoy sitting outside and listening to big fat bumblebee's doing it with my trees

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tiny home visit

Janelle and I had the distinct pleasure of recently visiting Turtle Island Tiny Homes in Calgary over the weekend. As some of you may know (or likely not as we've been kind of hermit-y for the last year) we've been toying with the idea of really truly downsizing our first we toyed with the idea of a small cabin...then maybe an RV...then we fell upon the Tiny Home movement which seemed to combine the best of all the options.

Getting to see a tiny home in the flesh was great for us to really move around in it and ask the builders a tonne of questions. It really got us inspired and could be something we can see ourselves doing in the next 18 months.

Some good points were also brought up during it...I want to of course try to build this all environmental hippy like with wool from organic sheep for insulation...but it was somewhat casually mentioned by the builders (and I'm paraphrasing) that the financial cost of going totally "green/enviro/pretentious" could mean you'd be living in a more conventional house for a longer period of maybe the poor hippies that are doing it are right to just jump in as quickly as you can.


Janelle and I had the pleasure of attending a Verge Pemaculture 1 day intro session in Calgary over the weekend. 

Despite is being super cold to sleep overnight in the parking lot we had a great time. I found Rob to be a good teacher who was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about this topic. 

I've already booked off the time this fall to take his two week class but am not 100% positive it makes financial sense....still something that very much interests me to get out of this office done work....just feel my life energy slipping on away. 

The strongest sentiment I took away from the class was that it's not enough to be "sustainable" or "minimal impactful" but that we need to all be act as good stewards to the land we live in...we have the capacity to exist in a positive impactful way...

 Someone came into work today totally sick as as dog...could barely speak but he said he couldn't afford to miss work...and I got to say I kind of understand it on some levels...I took a week off about 4 weeks ago and still feel like I am catching sad is that..