[permaculture] Weird weather was Re: American Permaculture Association Standards Board?

Bob Waldrop bob at bobwaldrop.net
Fri Jul 10 23:56:15 EDT 2015

Koreen I hear you on changing rain patterns.  Four years of drought all 
over Oklahoma and now we're flash food city just about everywhere.  June 
was our wettest month since records began in the 19th century. July is 
also abundant rain.  I'm not complaining but I wonder what the next year 
will bring.  One rainy year is not a new normal.

We've also had a discussion on a social media site for my neighborhood 
(186 of my near neighbors are on it , within a rectangle roughly 20 
blocks by seven blocks) about the lack of pollinators.  Only a couple 
people reported normal or more than normal pollinators, everyone else 
wasn't seeing much.  I haven't seen much.  This is the first year I've 
not seen any Cardinals, the Blue Jays are greatly reduced, and haven't 
seen any of the yellow breasted birds (not sure what they are), and not 
many robins. Plenty of small brown birds. Haven't seen the raccoon for a 
long time. Don't see as many possums as we used to.  I live about 20 
blocks form downtown OKC, in an older neighborhood, and we've had quite 
a possum population and a few raccoons.  But not so many now as previously.

Obviously there's room for observer error but even so it is hard to know 
what it adds up to.  So, I am just doing the best I can to maintain 
fertility, increase diversity, persistence, resilience, and build 
community.  And of course hope it will be enough.

Bob Waldrop, Okie City

On 7/10/2015 10:35 PM, Koreen Brennan wrote:
> Actually, Permaculture Magazine has more likes.
> https://www.facebook.com/PermacultureMag?fref=ts
> I like Jono's model, but I think we could use more organization, not just
> because of this which is frankly not a good enough reason, but because of
> how much more we could get done. I think we get a bit complacent sometimes
> once we get our own homesteads going and work is coming in, and the fruit
> is ripe. That is wonderful! And if my fruit was ripe I might be getting
> pretty comfortable right now too, but I can't help but think about how my
> rain patterns are changing and what that might mean, and that makes me
> think about the advantages of getting out of our rocking chairs or our
> fields a bit more than usual perhaps, and doing some organizing.  Some of
> us are going to be more interested in that than others.
> Best, Koreen
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:56 PM, Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net> wrote:

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