My Normal Life of Doom
Sometimes I feel like I'm living 2 lives at once. One life is in the here and now, raising my son to be as successful and happy as possible if business as usual continues. The other is trying to prepare my family, friends, and community as best I can for either sudden or protracted collapse of industrial civilization. It's a mad, mad world.
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Curly top virus
   Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:04 pm
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Curly top virus

Permanent Linkby General Doom on Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:04 pm

All my beautiful pepper plants seem to have curly top virus. At least that's what I think it is. I'm so disappointed, because based on what I read there's not much I can do about it at this point, and I was so looking forward to those peppers. I planted 20 different varieties, carefully selected and nurtured from seeds. They were doing great until they got about a foot high. Now all the top leaves are tiny and curly, and the plants have stopped getting bigger. Grr!

On the plus side, we do have a lot of baby cucumbers going. But my husband and son both love peppers, and I was planning to try to sell some at the co-op, too. Guess I'll have to focus on pickles instead.

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About Me

Permanent Linkby General Doom on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:49 pm

Ramblings from the site owner.

I'm a woman in my late 30s. I have a husband and a young son. I have never been an average American, but that's another (long) story. However, I didn't realize what a predicament our species and the planet was in until shortly before I gave birth to my first and only child. I learned about peak oil after becoming interested in current events books during my pregnancy. Fast Food Nation led to Mad Cow USA. Then I read The Party's Over. That was my "red pill" experience. The "red pill" refers to a scene in the popular movie The Matrix. I, along with many other folks in the peak oil scene, find it an apt analogy for how I felt when I learned about peak oil and what it might mean.

Since then I've learned about all kinds of doom, and learned a lot about various ways of trying to cope with it. I spent several years as a volunteer on a popular peak oil site,...

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