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The Enclosed Sustainable Ecosystems of Mezzacello

This is a new map I created this morning that highlights the general ecosystems of Mezzacello. What it cannot do is show you the directions and discrete ways each ecosystem plays into the others. There are the obvious ones like the manure from 5 influences the health of 4, and the wastes from 7 benefit …

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Producing Food and Eating as an Art

One of the benefits of Mezzacello is the the unique differences between Jim and I. The marriage of different perspectives on some of the things we already value. We find ourselves delving into aspects of things that we otherwise might not have. Jim enjoys the animal husbandry science, and culture of the farm, whereas I’m …

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The “Keeping Up With The Jones’” Effect

When you are doing something you’ve never done before you are doing something new. It’s easy to think that you are exactly where you need to be. What I mean when I say “Keeping Up With The Jones’” I don’t mean judge yourself by other’s standards; I mean knock yourself out of complacency. When you …

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