“A feel like a wet seed wild in the hot, blind earth” – Dewey Dell Bundren

“A feel like a wet seed wild in the hot, blind earth” – Dewey Dell Bundren

It has been a major struggle to actually start blogging, because there is so much content I want to be available right away. None of it is, I have to do with a piece at a time. Like a wet seed wild in the hot, blind earth, this blog is full of potential which could just as well be realized as be destroyed by natural forces.

For an introduction, my name is Brad and I have the fortune of living in the Palouse region in Washington, with bounteous rolling hills holding the finest soil on Earth. But as those hills erode rapidly from conventional practice I make every experiment in sustainable systems here at the expense of the results I get to see.

I am both a professional and a hobbyist gardener with dreams of running a “one horsepower farm” in the future.

This blog will be used to discuss several things I am interested in, including but not limited to: vegetable gardening, decorative gardening, heirloom tulips and breaking a bulb to name after my lovely wife, hugelkultur, finely pruned square hedges, what a badass gardener-for-hire I am, no-till gardening, Ruth Stout mulch gardening, beekeeping, homesteading, historic agriculture texts, loss of soil carbon as a driving factor in erratic climate conditions,  water saving techniques, pasture livestock, etc.

I will be doing my best to get this going and include information about my unique gardening ideas and the academic journey I am on reading a cluster of old texts. I hope everyone enjoys and finds it informative, cause gardening in the intermountain region ain’t like other places, and there is not nearly enough content about it.

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