Author name: phalterman

My Top 5 Perennial Leafy Spring Greens – Plant Once, Enjoy For Years!!

Here are my 5 favorite perennial leafy greens!

Is anyone else anxious about spring? I always get REALLY excited about the first fresh, bright spring veggies out of my garden: spring greens.

Now is the time to start thinking about adding easy, low-maintenance perennial greens to your garden this year.

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Should We Rebrand “Fair Share” as “Future Care”?

The Sticky 3rd Ethic of Permaculture

Permaculture has 3 Ethics.  The first two – Earth Care, and People Care – are fairly self-explanatory and widely accepted.  The third ethic, however, can be contentious – evoking strong emotional responses.  

So do we call it “Fair Share”?  “Share the Surplus”?  Or a new phrase I’ve heard tossed around for the past few years, “Future Care”?  Why does it matter, and how does it impact our permaculture? 

Starhawk’s article introducing Future Care as a term:

Books on Social Permaculture

(affiliate links, I get a small commission if your purchase through them, but feel free to use your local library):

People and Permaculture by Looby Macnamara: 

Cultural Emergence by Looby Macnamara:

Regenerative Design for Changemakers :A Social Permaculture Guide

My Dragon Mitts Pattern

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Words from Trish

This week, I was able to join Angela in Florida for our first visit in two years.  We spent Little Hens birthday at Angelas Parents and her and the kids stayed overnight in My Husbands and Mine beach house. The weather has been brisk down her, but we had a blast.

Angela has asked me to post up that she has NOT abandoned her website, but will be back when she arrives home at the end of the month, but im sure chaos will ensue with her having to come home and re-acclimate to a real winter temperature and children being cooped up, ill guess she’ll be bak to blogging in February.

Until then, i have a few pics to share from our ventures together.

Little Hens Birthday

Backing up, and the joys of computer ownership.

Hello All, I am Trish.  I will be your guest author today and I want to talk to you about backing up your computer and the joys of owning a computer.

First off, who am I? I am one of Angela’s friends whom she has known since about 8th grade. When Ang went off to her College, We held tight our friendship and we tried to keep in contact as much as two people just out of high school can. Usually these bits of contact involved me trying to help her with her computer problems.

Today, this relationship continues.  I am the admin to her website as well as about 6 others, including my own company Lucky Lola studios, a wedding and portraiture company based in Columbus, Ohio.

This week, Angela, in dealing with ALL that’s going on in her world right now, seems to have lost her computer to the nastiest of all nasties in the computer world, Hard Drive failure.  (We are trying to get all her info off it currently, don’t despair yet, it might be repairable!)

Because of this, i wanted to reach out to all of her readers.

I personally believe that EVERYONE, in this day and age, should have a back-up system.  I truely believe that having an external hard drive is the best thing for all those digital pictures that we all take a million of.  If we were all honest with ourselves, we all know that 99% of all of our photos will never be printed.

But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important.

Here is a GREAT website for purchasing external hardrives. Newegg is where i purchase all of my parts. I highly recommend them, for their reviews, and purchasing.

Next on my list of things to discuss with you is your Virus Protection and your ADaware Protection.

Please dont be snow’d. They are NOT the same…

Since this is a HUGE post, i will not clutter up the whole page with the information… I would ask that you continue by clicking the “More” tag below.