Buy Quitter #8!"Quitter #8 is a quiet, elegant look at passing storms and coming sadness. In a lean and beautifully-written voice akin to Willa Cather (but all his own), Trace Ramsey shows us a tangled kind of life--deep-burrowed hurt, love and belief in (and need for) good creatures, a tinge of wildness in city blocks. A zine about depression and children and childhood and dreams, the eighth issue of Quitter (though brief) is one of the most substantial pieces of literary work in the Pioneers Press catalog. It's sweet, sad, good-hearted, and smart. We are honored to carry this zine." - Pioneers Press
Cricket Bread – Trace Ramsey
What is Cricket Bread?Bread made from crickets is a survival food in many places, a staple in others and a disgusting concoction in the "civilized" world. The discussion presented here details how I jump in between each of those cultures, destroying certain pieces as needed.
This is also a discussion about starting a family, the do-it-yourself lifestyle, being an anarchist and how the interactions I engage in promote community, friendship and mutual aid.
I am a small drip of New Blood in the Old Body...
“It was over a long time ago! It’s over, okay? Go home! Your cage is clean.”
Category Archives: circle acres
By now, if you are local, you know that Kristin and I left Circle Acres. The reasons are deep and involve many differences in ideology, communication styles and lifestyle choices. My sobriety factors very heavily in this move as does … Continue reading
Early last November, Kristin and I planted out four rows of garlic. Each row was one hundred feet long. Each clove was six inches apart on eight inch rows. For reference and arithmetic, that works out to about six pounds … Continue reading
Taking care of our 100 foot row of garlic has been of the utmost importance for Kristin and I. Garlic – good garlic – is a needed treasure in our lives. Grocery store garlic is for the birds so to … Continue reading
Adah and Kathryn have made friends with all the neighbors and have struck deals with many of them on various projects. Up in Jerry’s orchard they are planting popcorn and meal corn. I went up to help them spread manure … Continue reading
Things are sometimes difficult at Circle Acres. Just the fact that there are ten different people going in ten different directions at ten different times of the day is enough to make things a bit of a mess. Add two … Continue reading
A bit more than two years after moving to the land, Kristin and I have finally started the work to build a permanent home. What was once a plan for a totally new home in a different spot became a … Continue reading
I am not sure that “villagize” is an actual word, but I am going to use it anyway. I don’t know of another way to describe what has been happening out at Circle Acres over the last few months. New … Continue reading
Gray and the WWOOFers (Ricardo and Cecelia) harvested several rows of garlic from the back field. The garlic was bunched, labeled and loaded into our neighbors barn for drying. From there, the bulbs will be combed through for next year’s … Continue reading
My weekends have evaporated into something that I have yet to name. They have become something that I enjoy – warm, heavy with work and chores, meaningful in the way that objectives are completed. But at the same time, there … Continue reading