Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Overpopulation - The Exponential Function

Why is finding solutions now for future problems so important?

Maybe this video will help people understand why we cannot wait for solutions. We simply cannot afford to wait. Pay special attention to the last part where he gives an example using bacteria in a jar.

Be one of the bacteria that sees the problem ahead of time.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

One Year...

April 2009 to April 2010...

It was April 15th, 2009 when I started the removal of the swimming pool on my way to creating this "one of a kind" system. All things considered it has gone fairly well. At the end of summer last year I had hopes of getting the fish for the large pond. As things turned out I was unable to obtain the type of fish I wanted without jumping through more hoops than I was willing.

So, I just bought a hundred goldfish and I will let them breed for the next few years until it is fully stocked. Goldfish get pretty big, much bigger than I would have imagined. The bad thing however, is that I will never eat one. So no fresh fish for dinner.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Showers...

Bring May flowers, so they say.

Well, it's not May. but April showers have brought out many April flowers. Here are some of my flowers that either are in bloom or will be in bloom this April. If this is what I have in April, I can't wait for May!

Almost all plants you see here were grown from seed.

Alyssum. A minty ground Cover that has been in bloom since February

Aptenia. Beautiful groundcover when in full bloom

Azalia. Hanging on for dear life because of disease, but it hasen't died yet. Nothing I treat it with has worked, so I have decided to leave it to it's own fate.

Bachelor Button. This plant has tried to take over my yard. It spreads seeds at a rate too fast to keep up with. Fortunately, they are easy to pull as weeds where I don't want them.

Blanket Flower have been in bloom all year, but starting to really take off now.

Borage. The bees are loving this plant here in early spring.

Calendula(Pot Marigold). A very flowery plant in early summer. Supposedly good to eat also.

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