This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.
You can send me questions too, which if they are of a general nature, I can post to this Old99 blog.
Old 99 Farm, week of Dec 3 2017
Hi out there, we’re still here. Cami did wonderful job running the farm while I was away at the Bionutrient Food Assoc annual conference. Check it out, lots of content for growers/gardeners of highly nutritious food at their website
A cow got in the backdoor of the Greenhouse last week, chomped a lot of greens, so we’re short for a while. Still lots of meats, eggs. Tomatoes over for the season.
Here are some provocative quotations from my reading in the past week.
-Climate science isn’t a set of dominoes or a house of cards; it’s a towering structure built on a strong scientific foundation.
-It’s certain that the increasing energy burden of bitcoin transactions will divert progress from electrifying the world and reducing global carbon emissions. In fact, I’d guess it probably already has.
-Humanity is decades behind schedule on counteracting climate change, and every action in this era should be evaluated on its net impact on the climate. Increasingly, bitcoin is failing the test.
-Republicans have been cast into a growing civil war between mainstream conservatives, Tea Party-inspired libertarians, and the xenophobic and misogynistic groundswell that Trump has proven expert at tapping into. These schisms reflect genuine divisions in the Republicans’ voter base—and the Mercers, the Kochs, and the Adelsons are adept at exploiting them.
Ian and Cami