Sunday, July 31, 2011

peak oil - bring it on!

Today I am especially looking forward to peak oil because:


a) I just saw a cool documentary about Cuba and urban agriculture and it would appear that life without cars and pesticides and herbicides and agricultural chemicals is going to be awesome. Decentralized, local, organic and fresh for all!

b) The average Cuban lost 20 pounds as a result of eating less and better food, walking more and riding bikes.




c) sooner the oil runs out, sooner I can get a donkey.

10 comments:

small farm girl said...

I think I'll get a donkey too. :)

dixiebelle said...

Did you see The Power of Community? My husband was impressed that they still maintained their health care system, but I wondered about the increase in deaths & disease related to the crisis, ie. related to malnutrition, or to power going out during operations, or no petrol for ambulances etc. I don't think the doco we saw talked about that in specifics!

But otherwise, yes, the end of the Oil Era could bring about a lot of good things... it's just the transition period that worries us, I guess that's why we are Survironmentalists!

dixiebelle said...

(BTW, love the cartoon... in my case, the sooner I can get some Nigerian Dwarf Goats!!)

Greenie said...

I love donkeys! And ive been meaning to tell you hoe impressed am that you're growing asparagus from seed! That's so clever Gx

alison@thisbloominglife said...

I knew a very cranky donkey once and am still emotionally scarred. I have been sorely tempted by farmgirlfare's creatures though...never say never.

outdoor products said...

I can't wait for Peak Oil too! I hope the internet stays around though. Hmm.. maybe MIRC chatting will make a comeback! Gotta stock up, however...

The Duck Herder said...

Donkey friends for everyone....although I think I might lean towards a LLAMA or two as well....because then I can spin and crochet all that lovely fleece.......

Dixiebelle I THINK that the little film said that even with all those changes, life expectancy didn't go down at all in Cuba which is pretty amazing. And there are/were more schools, more universities especially in the regions away from the city.......

Oh Greenie - don't be impressed! Asparagus is easy peasy - just don't ask me to grow carrots.......

Marla said...

I have a donkey. His name is Eyore because I am nothing but original. He loves belly rubs, nose kisses and tortillas.

The Duck Herder said...

Well who DOESN'T love belly rubs, nose kisses and tortillas?


Trust MARLA to have a donkey.

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