Ida barreled through, giving us some wind and lots of rain, but all is well here.
Some of the transplants I was growing under the magnolia tree for our fall garden got pounded pretty badly, and some of the beans out in the garden don’t look too hot, but we got off lightly. New Orleans looks like a mess – tough times over there, and our hearts go out to everyone.
The rain did hold back our YouTube filming this weekend. We spent Friday putting in poles for a grape vineyard, then the rains came and kept us from running the wires for the grapes. I hope to get that done in the next couple of days.
I’ve been hitting the gym regularly since March of this year and deliberately putting on muscle bulk. Moving those huge poles was a good test and it felt awesome to throw them around.
On Friday evening I was a guest at The Black Sheep Summit and had a good time participating in their evening panel discussion of cryptos, self-sufficiency, technology and some of the scary stuff that may be coming down the pike.
In other news, my brother Brian and his family closed on their new homestead in rural Virginia and were able to get moved in. He’ll have some great videos coming soon.
On Saturday I got the final draft of Waterwise Gardening (Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition) from Steve Solomon and have started getting it ready for print. Good Books is fortunate to have him on board – the book is going to be life-changing for many people. We hope to release it in the fall.
I also got a new song written and roughed in that I’m very happy with. Once the final recording is done, we’re going to film a music video and release it on the David The Good Tunes channel. I have it storyboarded out already, and it should be a work of art. At least, that’s the goal.
Also, unrelated, I love this song and have been listening to it again this week:
This evening the rain finally stopped and Rachel and I filmed a video comparing annuals and perennials. She filmed it on the USSR-made 44-2 Helios lens, which is her new favorite. I should have that up on YouTube tomorrow morning. See you at the premiere.
I love that song too. I was blessed, in that it was part of the soundtrack of my childhood. My parents had good taste. So glad to hear you are all OK, despite a few unhappy plants. I look forward to watching your video.
Thank you, Laurie.
Hi david! all good?
i was wondering if you can send me the list of what of your books are available on ebook or digital formats since i live in Uruguay and is very complicated to get it paperback.
thank you for all the content you share man and your particularay way to do it,
you are very funny and full of warrior wisdom,
Thank you, Inti. I will email you.
Happy to hear you made it through okay!!
I’ve never heard of the Black Sheep Summit, but I’m always glad to find a new venue for like-minded people to share ideas. I’ll definitely bookmark that page so I can go back and watch the videos. It’s rare that I can actually get to one of these things in person but thank goodness for the internet, now I can watch most of them from home. The Rogue Food Conference is another one I have to get to one of these days. I feel like there are a lot of these “parallel structures,” as Vaclav Havel called them, popping up these days as people who are, for the most part, outside the modern mass psychosis, are trying to find each other.
Incidentally, have you ever been invited to speak at Homesteaders of America? I looked for you on their speakers list this year but was disappointed. That one I was actually at in person, and had you done a presentation I would have made a point to attend it.
Then I thought maybe it’s hard for you to get away with so many kids at home – I have trouble with just 3, but then I’ve never been asked to speak.