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Comes with a view of the ocean! Be sure to check out the photo's of the inside.
Introducing the Solscape Earth Domes. These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean in New Zealand.
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+Trey Pitsenberger​ has great taste, especially in exotic barbecue recipes +Patrick Bonneville​ :)
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This is a great article that address people's concerns about GMO's, and their food. I found the following two paragraphs from the article especially helpful.   
 
"If you want farmers to reduce pesticide use in general, start supporting smaller, ideally local farms that are up-front about what kinds of pesticides they use, when, and why. Plenty of large companies and industrial farms have met the requirements to slap a “USDA Certified Organic” label on their products, so look for signs of a commitment to sustainability, rather than just looking for an organic label."
 
"If you have space for a garden, or even a few containers, growing your own is a great way to make a dent in your food footprint. (Don’t forget to look around you for community gardens, too.) There’s a learning curve, but gardening can open your eyes to how food is really produced, and the real problems farmers struggle with: you’ll find yourself dealing with weeds, insect pests, and challenges to fertilizing."
 
hat tip: +Joseph Moosman
Everyone from Chipotle to the Food Babe rails against genetically modified ingredients, and laws to label GMO foods are making progress in some states. But the laser focus on GMOs is misguided, because most of the concerns people raise about them aren’t really about GMOs.
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+Kimberley Wilson alrightee..
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It's not the size of one's villa that makes a man, or woman. 
 
"When Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was found dead in the sea off Cap Martin in the south of France, the local paper proclaimed that the architect was the worst-lodged tourist on the Côte d'Azur. This was true in some ways: in this land of swanky villas, the father of modern architecture spent summers in a wooden cabanon 12 feet square. The architect would have disagreed. "'I have a chateau on the Côte d'Azur …,'" he said. "'It's extravagant in comfort and gentleness.'"
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was found dead in the sea off Cap Martin in the south of France, the local paper proclaimed that the architect was the worst-lodged tourist on the Côte d'Azur
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This is a post I wrote about gardening during a drought.
Working at the nursery the other day I had a chance encounter with a group of young people who work for a state run organization. They are learning about the garden and how to grow food. They have started seeds, and came by to learn about the compost tea we make. Afterward I was told that just the other day the powers to be told them they cannot have a garden this year, due to the drought. I guess they will just have to buy their food f...
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+Armida Evony and that's why this time around seems different. So many people grow gardens for health, including mental health. We should not acquiesce our health and well being with the illusion that our small water usage makes us villains. 
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Behold The "Czerno Krimski"

The "Black Krim" Tomato originates from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea, near the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine. Soldiers returning home from the Crimean War, in the late 19th century, gathered these seeds and began sharing them.

A true 'beefsteak' tomato, since the fruits are both large with a very 'meaty' but with juicy firm, delicious flesh. A favorite out here on The West Coast for sandwiches, many say it's "ugly" looking. I find it intriguing, and pleasantly unlike the almost to perfect looking red tomatoes we see in the store. Besides, its flavor makes it well worth it's unique appearance.

They are not always easy to find in the grocery store so most people grow them to assure a steady supply during the summer, and fall. Since they are an heirloom type of tomato, the seeds can be saved and planted next season. It’s one of our more popular varieties at the nursery and our home where we can grill them on the BBQ.

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+Trey Pitsenberger I CAN VOUCH FOR THAT! 
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San Marzano, the best paste tomato

Considered by chefs as the best paste tomato in the world.  Compared to the Roma Tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic. Also, unlike the Roma Tomato  San Marzano vines are indeterminate and have a somewhat longer season than other paste tomato varieties. As is typical of heirloom plants, San Marzano is an open-pollinated variety that breeds true from generation to generation, making seed saving practical for the home gardener or farmer.

According to Wikipedia, "the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area that corresponds to the present commune of San Marzano sul Sarno. They come from a small town of the same name near Naples, Italy, and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius."

In the United States, San Marzano tomatoes are the genetic base for another popular paste tomato, the Roma Tomato.  The Roma is a cross between a San Marzano and two other varieties (one of which was also a San Marzano hybrid), was introduced by the USDA in 1955.
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+Trey Pitsenberger, once or twice a year our local organic store has Marzanos from Morocco. To be honest, those are even better than the ones from Italy. :-))
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Yes, I can stay awhile!
Stone cabin in Alpe Pianlino in Montesinaro, Italy. Contributed by Davide Bernardi.
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"Andrei Petrovich Ryabushkin, a genius of capturing the contemplative boredom of everyday scenes". What a great term "Contemplative boredom" is. It seems we're afraid of boredom., though It's through boredom that we find out who we really are.  Our deepest selves lie in that "contemplative boredom". Great post!
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Sunshine, a nature reserve, 2 tons of amphibians and a rather petulant six-years old on the way home. It was all right, I think.
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Riding The El Dorado Trail

Monica and I took our vintage 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers out yesterday to the El Dorado Trail. The trail has paved and unpaved portions, and we took the unpaved section from Mother Lode Dr. In Shingle Springs to The El Dorado Y at Pleasant Valley Rd., a distance of 8 miles round trip. The trail roughly follows the old Southern Pacific railroad tracks, with most of it single track, and plenty of ups and downs. It's an intermediate ride that left both of us feeling spent, but satisfied. 

We bought our bikes new in 1986, the first year Specialized made The Rockhopper model. Very rare bikes these days, they were state of the art back then. Monica's had been hanging upside down for the last decade, and mine was being used by my brother-in-law during that time. A couple of months ago we re-acquired mine and brought Monica's off the hangers. It's fun to be back up on the bikes, and extra fun to be able to enjoy these classics still. 
Monica and I took our vintage 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers out yesterday to the El Dorado Trail. The trail has paved and unpaved portions, and we took the unpaved section from Mother Lode Dr. In Shingle Springs to The El Dorado Y at Pleasant Valley Rd., a distance of 8 miles round trip. The trail roughly follows the old Southern Pacific railroad tracks, with most of it single track, and plenty of ups and downs. It's an intermediate ride...
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A trail! That's it. Nice idea.
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Sounds like the celebrations in the rural areas are more my style :-)
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Not at all :-)
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USE THE GARDEN AS A REFUGE FROM THE DIGITAL WORLD

At  MindBodyGreen, 9 reasons Gardening is the Ultimate Mind Body Workout. "According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is compared to “moderate cardiovascular exercise.” Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150 to 300 calories. This isn't just standing there watering the flowers, but weeding, digging, hoeing, raking and planting. And there's nothing like being at one with nature to help create a calming, relaxed state of mind while you let go of the pressures and anxiety of everyday life."

The calories burned is a nice benefit, but for myself the real pleasure of gardening is in the mind and soul. We are all so connected and digitized these days that is becoming harder and harder to become "mindful". By "mindful" I mean living in the moment, and taking notice or the world your in. Not worrying about the future or past, but just being. The garden should be a refuge from all the buzz, a place where you can reconnect with nature.

Leave the phone in the house and use the garden entrance as a doorway to another world. A world where you can focus on the moment, and let your mind take a break. Plus, you will reap the rewards of fresh, delicious, healthy food. 
At  MindBodyGreen, 9 reasons Gardening is the Ultimate Mind Body Workout. "According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is compared to “moderate cardiovascular exercise.” Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150 to 300 calories. This isn't just standing there watering the flowers, but weeding, digging, hoeing, raking and planting. And there's nothing like being at one with nature to help create a calming, relaxed state...
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Professor BJ Sears' Technological Rarities, 16 April 2015 < Auctions

Steampunk auction in just two hours. I need to come up with about 10,000 USD to purchase the Reddington's Phonelescope! +Dirk Puehl, grab the Wunderkammer checkbook under the jar of pickled Giant African Carnivorous Snail eggs I left on the bar counter.

"The machine was built by a mining engineer named Whispering Jack Reddington, who graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1899. Sears wrote that Reddington, a deeply religious man, was fascinated with the transmission and amplification of sound waves, and believed that the dynamic range of the human voice was divine."

"The scientific beliefs of the day were that light waves, like sound waves, needed a medium for transmission," wrote Sears. "Jack spent all his off-hours trying to alter what was called the luminiferous aether ('aether wind') that carried them. This was in complete contradiction to the early Michelson-Morley experiments. Jack’s belief was that using different wavelengths of light in the presence of the divine sound could slightly alter the aether itself and thus produce sounds never heard by man before."

http://www.wright20.com/auctions/2015/04/professor-bj-sears-technological-rarities


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I am a horticulturist by trade, and small garden shop owner. Enjoy writing, and have done so professionally for well over the last 20 years.  Excited about a wide range of subjects, and enjoy sharing with others.

I am willing to discuss religion from a historical point of view, I am not interested to hear people’s personal persuasions on god(s) or atheism. The same holds for politics. 


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