Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Saturday, November 7, 2009

North wind; No rain

It's a good week for friend visits. Robert and Susan from Willow Creek came by on their way to the Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi. We walked one of the Upper Bidwell Park trails on the day it was supposed to rain.
I had to get back early for this Comanche Creek meeting. The City of Chico is big on civility and so the process was very structured. This map, showing the Hegan Lane Industrial Park's continued designs on Comanche Creek was dismaying. The big woop is that they add a bicycle path to their road that is the same the voters put down in 2001, they just changed the name from Otterson Dr. Extension to East Park Ave. Extension...
Our friend Bill was also visiting from the East Side of the Sierra and Guthrie is here from Vermont. We will have a wonderful weekend here on the land with social, work day and meetings... There's lots good going on here at Riparia.

The summer garden is not only sprouting the cover crop it is going crazy with malva. Malva is a beautiful plant but it is very hard to pull out and not at all what I had intended for a cover crop. We'll stick the beautiful part here...

Lastly, the world is really irritating me. I'm being with my distress, feeling it coming in waves. Sensing deeper into it, into the energy of it instead of running out the "story." This political energy is a springboard for action for me. I will focus this week on getting the Goldstone report on Gaza accepted, watersheds and water, and war. I want to find a way to support returning veterans with traumatic brain injury and PTSD--and stop the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... with every cell that this northwind triggers. Peace to you. Peace to all peoples everywhere. Plan for the future and plan for peace.


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