Gardening an Ecological Approach by Fred Montague 

I finished the amazing Gardening an Ecological Approach earlier this week and went back to work out the "Earth Season Circle" and associated circle garden. The goal is to mark last and first frost dates and max. sun angle solstices and equinox. Above is a Wolfram Alpha calculator for Sun Angles see page 60.

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Winter Carrots 

From the snow covered garden...

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Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink 
Backcountry chat gave me a goal to design a homemade sports drink, Gatorade(tm) clone.

32oz Water
1.5 Tbsp Pure Cane Sugar
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1.5 Tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Tbsp Lemon

per 8oz
Gatorade - My Recipe
Calories: 52 - 53.4
Sodium: 110mg - 145.9mg
Potassium: 30mg - 30.1mg
Carbs: 14g - 14.1g

Here is a link to the calculations and several example recipes: Google Docs Sports Drink Sheet or download as Excel

Note you can play with the quantities of ingredients (atleast the ones I built out) and mix to your taste.

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Albion Solar Beer Can Chicken Basin 

Superior from Albion Basin

Beer Can Chicken in a dutch oven in a solar cooker

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Easter Pie 2008 

The Cocco Family Easter Pie 2008. Check out the new photo sequence on how to make Easter Pie and Recipe

Check out the snow! The weather pushed the party inside this year.

Here is Holly and her Mom in the garage converted to dinning room to seat the crowds of pie eating friends.

Ethan Riley & Jordan

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