Good Morning Nature Lovers. Spring is coming in hard and fast. It’s time to plan adventures and sow seeds. This will inspire you to do both.
Hippie Lives in a 180 ft tall Redwood for ~2 years So Loggers Don’t Chop it Down
Whether you love or hate trees, this story is pretty neat.
In 1997, 23 year old Julia “Butterfly” Hill climbed atop a 1,000+ year-old redwood tree in protest to protect the old-growth forest that was being logged at the time in Humbolt County, California. The Specific tree was called “Luna” and was over 180 feet tall.
What she thought would be a week or two of “tree-sitting” turned into TWO F*CKIN’ YEARS.
The logging company eventually backed off, the “tree sitters” made their point, and that tree along with many others like it, are still protected today. If nothing else, the takeaway is:
One person can (and will) make a difference
Grit is important when getting things done
Community is Important - she couldn’t have done it without her supporters
Read more of her story here:
Speaking of Dirty Hippies, Have you heard of Thru-Hiking?
Apparently, there are a group of people called “thru-hikers” who live mostly off the grid out of a backpack for months on end to complete some of the longest Hikes you’ve ever heard of…I’m talking THOUSANDS of miles ya’ll…
If you are crazy enough to think this looks fun then learn more about it on this awesome YouTube Channel called Kyle Hates Hiking as well as this website
Big Box Stores Now Sell Pretty Solid Greenhouses
A few years ago I decided to build a greenhouse in my backyard and the painstaking process left me unhinged. But for the size I wanted, it was cheaper to buy the lumber locally, frame it up, and put polycarbonate panels on it.
Now, Big Box stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, and even Harbor Freight have an awesome selection of greenhouse kits that anyone can buy. Where were these two years ago?
Benefits of Greenhouse in the backyard:
Lengthens the growing season (Early spring germination and into Fall/ Winter)
Doubles as a Sauna if you shut the vents
Everyone thinks you are really cool
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We built our second greenhouse last spring from a Home Depot kit. We needed something that would withstand the massive amount of snow we get here and both of them are still doing fine. Even in the greenhouses, our growing season is short: late May - October, but the greenhouses extend it by 2 months, easily. https://loveoffgrid.substack.com/p/greenhouse-2