Monday, October 05, 2009

Sorry for the Delay!

I would like to apologize for the delay in posting in the "My Permie Homestead Unified Beliefs" series. I wrote the introduction to this series over two weeks ago, and circumstances almost immediately thereafter drove me to make the decision to move from the house I was living in and into a house with my friend Brian.  Moving is obviously an involved process, so I didn't have any time to write.

On the upside, the house I moved into is great, and my friend and new roommate Brian is great.  Mungo has a dog friend to play with too, and I think I can ask Brian to watch him for me while I am in Washington state taking my permaculture internship with the Bullock's, which was something I've been worrying about quite a bit.  Also, Brian is as motivated as I am to start gardening in the backyard here, and his parents are willing to help us purchase the materials we'll need to build a couple of very sturdy raised beds, in which I will probably try some square foot gardening with my newly acquired book by Mel Bartholomew.  I'll make sure to update frequently with pictures of the garden beds being constructed and plants being planted in them.

Now for a "business" item, I added a button on the right-side toolbar that you can use to call me!  I got an invite from Google Voice to try their service, and it included the ability to make it easy for you to get in touch with me using the blog.  You just click on the button, enter your phone number, choose whether or not you want to keep it private, and then Google Voice will call your phone and connect you to me.  Give it a try, I'd love to hear from you and talk about permaculture, homesteading, or whatever else!  This also gives me the ability to record calls (with your permission of course), and I am entertaining the idea of someday doing some interviews and posting them as podcasts.  This of course will depend on whether or not I develop regular readers who would be interested in hearing interviews about permaculture or homesteading.  And if there is enough interest, eventually I will pursue interviews with the biggest names I can get in touch with in the permaculture, homesteading, and self-sufficiency realms.  Please leave a comment to let me know if this is something that would interest you.

Finally, I just finished writing and editing the first part in the "My Permie Homestead Unified Beliefs" series, and that post will go live midday today.  I'm going to try to publish all 5 parts this week, but depending on how involved I get with constructing the garden beds, it may take longer.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi Kyle!

    I've played around with square foot gardening a bit, and even got interviewed about it by my local newspaper.

    It's a great system for small yards, and works very well with kids.

    I'm interested to read about your experiences!

  2. Hey thanks Darren! With all the delays from my other stuff going on, my roommate and I haven't gotten around to building our beds yet. I'm a little worried we're going to miss our window to plant some winter greens. But once I start the SFG I'll definitely be posting my efforts here on the blog. Thanks for reading!