Peak Oil Vignette 4 – Summer Harvest

I straightened up from the soothing task of weeding the rows of baby carrots, rubbing my back as I watched my daughter perched high in the peach tree across the yard. She was meticulous in easing the plump ripe fruit off the branches, gently shooing away the yellowjackets when necessary, obviously drawn to the sweet […]

April Fools

In the words of Seth Godin… Seth’s Blog: Exceeding expectations (or don’t bother) I couldn’t exceed my (or your) expectations, so I posted nothing. However, I was impressed with this article… Mayor unleashes goat program At a backyard press conference at city hall, Robertson, who made environmentalism a key component of his successful 2008 civic […]

City of Trail Reject Goats

[ad#125-right]The City of Trail closed down discussions of allowing pygmy goats within the residential areas of the City when council voted against changing the Animal Control Bylaw – (which look remarkably similar to the City of Castlegar’s  hmmm) in response to a request by a resident, Ms Marion Schramm. Only councilor Gord De Rosa voted […]

Goats on the Front Line of Weed Control

[ad#125-right]Many communities in the Kootenays face massive problems with invasive weed species, particularly along rural road shoulders and on the fringes of urban development. A recent article by CBC describes a study lauding the benefits of goats in combating this problem – which is likely to get worse with climate change.  The study, led by […]