Another month is gone

Another month is gone. Time flies when you’re having life.

I don’t know if I’m cut out for this blogging stuff. It’s kind of like talking to yourself but someone you don’t know is listening. I guess if I don’t answer my own blogs it’ll be ok.

After many years of not having a garden I finally began the process of turning dirt into food this weekend. I’m going to start small but in the back of my mind I see a small organic farm in the making. We’ll see. Time is always an issue but with all the trappings of modern society I can probably keep it watered and weeded long enough to get some sort of food out of it. Once that’s accomplished I have to refresh my canning skills, if you can call “that” skills.

If anyone actually reads this some of you will probably wonder “why organic?”. Simple, organic practices are sustainable. I’m not a doomsday believer but I like the idea (or illusion) of self-sufficiency. I work in the oil industry. I don’t think that we are anywhere near “peak oil” and I think that the higher prices that we see are market driven and not demand / supply driven. However, my increasing understanding of  how poor the quality of the food in stores is, how tenuous the supply chain is, and how utterly dependent we are on petroleum and petrochemical products drives me to become more self-sufficient. Our vehicles, the packaging we throw away every day, literally everything you see in front of you or that touches you is associated with petroleum or petrochemical products.

About Michael Lloyd

I was born in Odessa, Texas and raised everywhere else. I have four grown children and four grandsons and a granddaughter that I love dearly. I love photography. I've been making images since I was 8. I enjoy restoring vintage electronics. I love being around other photographers. I enjoy sharing what little I know about the craft of photography with anyone that is interested. Life is good.
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