Burpless Sheep?



This Is Lovely--Enjoy!


Real Health, Real Nutrition

http://www.acresusa.com/magazines/archives/0904AndersenInt.htm [interview with Arden Andersen]

Capitalism at Sunrise Theater, Sou. Pines

At the Sunrise Theater, Downtown Southern Pines
Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love StoryCapitalism: A Love Story

November 27-30 Weekdays at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30

Documentary • PG 2 hr. 7min.

Starring: Michael Moore

What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent. Today, however, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings.

Michael Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal and 14,000 jobs being lost every day.


The Upchuck Revolution Invites You


Salatin Takes Heinz Award


Dec. 10, Moore Co Planning on PUD, Area A

[From Save Our Sandhills (SOS) Attendance Dec. 10 important!]


Subject: Ventures “Pine Forest” subdivision between Highway 211 and Highway 73 in West.

Where will water come from with a 15- to 20-year timetable for total buildout?

Will water from other counties still keep flowing?

What happens during droughts?

How will herbicides and pesticides be kept from seeping into Nick’s Creek?

How will traffic be handled on local roads?

What are the real facts concerning the wastewater treatment plant – its safety, odor, maintenance?

In Cumberland County, documented problems have occurred. The Moore County Public Works has only recently developed standards and has no practical experience.

With so much area allotted for houses, businesses, roads, and golf courses, how will animals have corridors and native plants flourish?

This project is huge. It is 1,799 acres, of which 1,623 are being requested to be rezoned. This includes Nicks Creek, ultimately part of Carthage’s and Whispering Pines’ water supplies, which runs through the middle of the entire property from west to east, with small tributaries feeding it throughout the property. In all, a great deal of wetlands abound, all of which are crucial to the welfare of birds and other wildlife, as well as to rare and unusual native plants.

Planned are two separate communities – a resort hotel and residential community with a neighborhood retail center, as well as a gated residential community. These communities will include:

• Up to 890 residential and/or hotel rooms
• 2 championship golf courses and a short course
• Golf clubhouses for each course
• A resort spa, conference center, and fitness center
• A retail and office center.

Please attend the Planning Board meeting on December 10 at 6 P.M., Moore County Historic Courthouse – 2nd Floor

To learn more about Save Our Sandhills, please see www.saveoursandhills.org, call 910-235-3862 or 910-281-5271, or request a brochure at P.O. Box 893, Pinehurst, NC 28370.


Syngenta Goes on the Attack

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/11/25-7 [Agribusiness on the attack means they're feeling threatened. So this is good news, Folks! Happy organic Thanksgiving to you!]


Running for NC Senate, Kenneth Lewis

Meet Kenneth
As a business lawyer in North Carolina for more than 20 years, Kenneth has been helping to create jobs and greater economic opportunity for all of North Carolina’s citizens. Kenneth’s clients have spanned the industries which have propelled the state toward its #1 business climate ranking* for seven of the past eight years. These industries include manufacturing, domestic and international distribution, high technology, and alternative energy.

Not content to forge progress only from the confines of his office, Kenneth has volunteered for and served organizations that promoted entrepreneurship and job creation, responsible lending, low income housing and community development, reproductive health issues, expansion of health insurance, healthcare delivery, early childhood development and advocacy for children’s issues.

Forging a New Path Forward
Having worked closely with businesses, government and social entrepreneurs, Kenneth understands the goals, needs and challenges of each. Many see these groups as having competing interests and goals. But Kenneth understands that continued progress in our country and in North Carolina requires that these groups work together toward a single vision — securing real and lasting prosperity for all. Kenneth has the experience, the ideas and the energy to find the common ground that will keep North Carolina and our country moving forward. As a business lawyer, that’s what he’s done for the past 22 years --- help parties with different interests and perspectives find ways to succeed together by focusing on their common interests.

Kenneth has also been active in North Carolina politics throughout his life, at the grassroots level and in advising and supporting candidates. His decision to run for the United States Senate comes on the heels of his extensive work with the Obama presidential campaign. This work involved fundraising, grassroots voter registration and early voting drives, outreach for the national campaign with state political leaders and more.

The Family Who Serves Together, Makes Change Together
The story of Kenneth’s family echoes the story of the American dream — it’s a story of hard work, reliance on education to achieve success, and a belief in serving the broader community. Kenneth’s parents were the children of sharecroppers from North and South Carolina. Despite their meager beginnings, his parents, through hard work and sacrifice, found educational opportunities. His mother became a schoolteacher and his father a minister and college professor. Kenneth’s parents demonstrated their commitment to community through their service. During the turbulent 1960’s his father served as president of an interracial and inter-faith organization that worked on reconciliation and healing of past divisions, and was a founding board member of an anti-poverty program.

Inspired by prominent lawyers like Thurgood Marshall and Julius Chambers, who were working to create change in the 1960’s and 70’s, Kenneth decided to become a lawyer. After graduating from Duke University and Harvard Law School, he turned down offers from prominent law firms across the country, and returned to his home state of North Carolina to be part of its growth into a more dynamic and prosperous state.

During his career as a business lawyer, Kenneth has been a partner in two of North Carolina’s largest and most prominent law firms. He also co-founded and ran a small law firm. That firm’s mission was to provide high quality legal services to a broad array of clients who might otherwise be unable to afford such services, including a nationally recognized Small Business Administration lender and one of the state’s largest nonprofit developers of award-winning affordable housing.

Kenneth, 47, is married to his wife of 20 years, Holly Ewell Lewis, who is a graduate of Duke and the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business, and is a former marketing executive at Sara Lee. They live in Chapel Hill with their three children, Evan (15), Marshall (14) and Maya (9). Continuing in his family’s tradition of service, Holly and their teenage children tutor at-risk students at a local elementary school, and the entire family volunteers at a food ministry at their church, Asbury Temple United Methodist Church in Durham.

Hmmmmm. . . .

"In short, we are prepared to die in order to live a life that is killing us." ~ Keith Farnish

Meet Stan, the Energy Guy



Amigo, Can You Spare a BTU?



Collective Living in Transition Times


Make Your Own Cleaner



Rooster's Wife tonight, Nov. 21

It's the last Saturday before Holiday overdrive !

Kick back and relax before you have to start cooking on the back burner !

The original Shotgun Party trio met in a little Texas dive bar in 2006. They got their start performing weekly at Austin's own Continental Club. Sparks flew and now Shotgun Party, the Austin based trio, really knows how to fire up a crowd! Their original songs are beautiful and timeless drawing influences from early blues, country, bluegrass and depression era swing. Katy Rose Cox's fearless fiddling is simply virtuosic. Miss Jenny Parrott's gorgeous vocals and addictive songs will bring you to your knees. ...and introducing Shotgun Party's newest member, Andrew Austin-Petersen on show-stopping upright bass! With tight harmonies and lively stage antics, Shotgun party will leave you with a smile ear to ear. Don't miss 'em!!

Nothing like LIVE music to get your energy level back to where it should be! Come on down to Poplar Knight Spot and have a lively visit with these fine folks from Austin, TX. Ben's chili will warm you up. Goodies from the Bakeshop will keep you sweet. The music and community will do you good and help you some too ! It's your last chance to see the terrific print work of Denise Baker.

Dem Women Christmas, Dec. 5, Carthage

Democratic Women of Moore County HOLIDAY PARTY
Saturday, December 5, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, McDonald Building in Carthage
RSVP Sybil Ryan by Friday November 29th, 215-9018 or email sylory@pinehurst.net

You are welcome to bring your spouse or a guest, just let Sybil know. The party will be a pot luck dinner. If you have not signed up to bring a dish please let Sybil know what you plan to bring. There is a liquor permit so you may bring beer or wine.

And please bring a donation for Moore County Dept. of Social Services for Foster Children's Christmas gifts, it will be much appreciated. Checks made to MCDSS are tax deductible. Please include Foster Children’s Christmas gifts in the memo section of the check so it will go to them.


Fayetteville Symphony at SCC, Nov. 22

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
Sunday, November 22, 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW in the BOYD LIBRARY - $20.00
Pre-Concert Lecture 2:00 pm. prior to the concert. Free
by Professor Tim Haley

The Fayetteville Symphony will perform The Music of Dance and Romance. Maestro Fouad Fakhouri will premiere his new work “Tito.” The Symphony will also perform the “Hungarian Dances” composed byJohannes Brahms and “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor, composed by Alexander Borodin. The concert will conclude with Rachmaninov’s brilliant “Symphonic Dances.”

Pre-Concert Lecture at 2:00 pm prior to the concert in 125 Wellard Hall adjacent to Owens Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Professor Tim Haley will discuss the works to be played, their history and significance in the world of classical music.

Germaine Brandt Elkins
Associate Director of Foundation Outreach
Sandhills Community College
(910) 695-3706


Real Dirt, Fri. Nov. 20

Documentary Night at Raven’s Wing Healing Center
325 N. Page St., Sou. Pines

Friday November 20th, 2009
Center opens at 6:30pm
Documentary starts at 7:00pm

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Filmmaker Taggart Siegel paints a fascinating portrait of a man who refused to yield. By transforming his farm into an experimental haven in the late 1960s, John Peterson attracted hundreds of artists, hippies and other political radicals. But when the agriculture crisis of the late 1980s led to the farm's eventual collapse -- and his neighbors publicly branded him a devil worshipper -- most locals thought he'd call it quits. They were wrong.

Discussion afterwards for those who would like to stay!
Homemade snacks provided!

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the movie is scheduled to begin.


A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated!

Why Soak and Sprout?



Soulgrass in Aberdeen, Nov. 14

Soulgrass Rebellion, Sat., Nov. 14th, 8p.m.Poplar Knight Spot
114 Knight Street, Aberdeen

General admission $9. cash and checks at the door.

Little Picture BIG Sound !

Soulgrass Rebellion—a befitting moniker for the new Asheville-based band whose sound might best be categorized as an eclectic amalgamation of acoustic and folk with shades of bluegrass and a dash of funk. The group’s front man, songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Oso Rey, best describes the band’s music. “It’s where the two-step and the one drop meet: roots…reggae…and soul.” He defines Soulgrass Rebellion as, “…more than a band—it’s a movement—and we want our audience to have a stake in both.”

Soulgrass Rebellion started coming together long before anyone realized what was developing. About a year ago guitarist Silas Durocher began playing with Oso Rey at the Lexington Living Room songwriter series at BoBo Gallery in downtown Asheville. The two musicians became familiar with one another’s style and found they perfectly complemented one another. “We don’t play over each other… there’s a space where our collective sound meets and parts again,” explains Oso.

In late 2008, Brian Jones jumped in on drums and found his place beside Oso and Silas. Brian brought Justin Powell, a session bass player from Atlanta. The music emanating from the jam sessions at Bobo Gallery continued to evolve. By February 2009, the new group, Soulgrass Rebellion, had gelled and began preparing to officially arrive on the scene. Join the local scene at the gallery space of Poplar Knight Spot in lower Aberdeen, NC. One block east of US 1 on Knight St.

The show starts at 8. Right around the corner at the Aberdeen Cafe, Ben and Rose will be serving up their Saturday night fish fry, AND their terrific new menu. Stop in for your tickets, and get a coupon for $1. off each entree.Now serving beer and wine . Running late? Order a take out and bring it on to the Schpot.



November 16 Workshop: Facebook for Farmers: a Great Marketing and Educational Tool 7:00-9:00 pmAgriculture Building Auditorium Pittsboro, NC Register for this FREE workshop on-line at

http://ceres.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/Form.cfm?testID=8964 (Note: The workshop is NOT on-line, but the registration is!)

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop entitled Facebook for Farmers: a Great Marketing and Educational Tool as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Directions: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/workshopdirections.html

Facebook can be a great tool for farmers who rely on direct marketing. Millions of folks are creating personal profiles on Facebook - did you know it can also be used to set up a business profile? No special software or expertise is required. All you need is access to a computer and the Internet! You can use Facebook to announce a new crop at the farmers' market, announce an event, post photos of things happening on the farm, communicate with your CSA and/or farmers' market customers, and so much more. Farmers' markets and agribusinesses can also use Facebook to communicate with customers! Facebook can be beneficial even to farmers who already have a farm website because Facebook pages are easy to maintain and allow for direct interaction with customers.

One local farmer who has a Facebook page reports that it has really helped with promoting on-farm events, noting that they start receiving reservations within minutes after posting an update. In this workshop we will discuss the many ways you can use Facebook to educate customers, strengthen relationships, and increase sales. Participants will become more familiar with social networking terminology and learn how to use these tools to enhance the sustainability of their business. During the workshop, we will actually create a business profile for a local farm so participants will see all of the steps involved (and how easy it is!).

The workshop will be taught by Neha Shah, Director of Travel and Tourism for the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Neha won an Innovation in Tourism Award from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina for an earlier version of this workshop and her innovative use of Facebook and Twitter for marketing.

This workshop is free and open to farmers, farmers' market vendors/managers, and agribusiness owners. Register for this FREE workshop on-line at


I am also collecting examples of NC farms that have Facebook pages so if you know of a good one, please let me know! Debbie

Debbie RoosAgricultural Extension Agent Chatham County CenterNorth Carolina Cooperative Extension


SS Sustainability Lecture, Nov. 10, SCC

Sustainable Sandhills - Moore County

Sandhills CC, Dempsey Student Center, Clement Dining Room

Tuesday, November 10th, 6:30-8:00pm

Lyle Estill is a founder of Piedmont Biofuels, which anchors an eco-industrial park in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Since launching into his quest for sustainable biodiesel, he has found himself deploying solar technologies, green building strategies, and is currently immersed in everything from sustainable farming to vermiculture digestion to alternative boiler fuels. He is the author of Biodiesel Power (New Society 2005) and Small is Possible (New Society 2008), and the winner of various awards.

We will also include updates on community events and projects.

Please help us spread the word! Together we can make a difference!

Dem Women, Nov. 14, Carthage

The Democratic Women of Moore County will be meeting on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 AM at Democratic Headquarters.
Guest speaker Sally Larsen from the Seagrove Area Potters Association will provide some local history of Moore County and nearby Seagrove potters. She will also discuss the potters' charitable activities, such as First Health Hospice, and what they do for their own community through the Potters Relief fund. Also speaking at the meeting will be Ann Thomas, head of foster care services at Dept. of Social Services. She will give a brief talk about the need for holiday gifts for the children in foster care. Reminder: please bring canned goods for our monthly food drive.

Moore County Beekeepers, Nov. 10

The November meeting of the Moore County Beekeepers Association will be held on Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm at the Moore County Agricultural Center in Carthage.

Dr. David Tarpy will be the guest speaker and will provide an overview of recent research findings in honeybee science. Association will also elect new officers for 2010.


Green Living Tour Today! 10 am - 4 pm

Stop by Maureen Sutton's Farm Up the Street! Get an eye- and ear-ful of sustainability plans as you experience the CREATIVE CHAOS on this 1910 house lot in downtown Southern Pines, where we are turning from ornamentals to non-synthetic food production, rain-water systems and backyard poultry. 345 North Page St

And next door at 325 you'll find Raven's Wing Community Center. Purchase Carley Sutton's chemical-free bath and beauty products, check out her massage therapy services, and see the space into which you may want to schedule an event!

Short Clip, Appalachian Trail



Franken on Health Care


Credo Long Distance



Friday Night Flick at Raven's Wing Center

Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6, 7 pm
Raven's Wing is showing The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2006)

Filmmaker Taggart Siegel paints a fascinating portrait of a man who refused to yield. By transforming his farm into an experimental haven in the late 1960s, John Peterson attracted hundreds of artists, hippies and other political radicals.

But when the agriculture crisis of the late 1980s led to the farm's eventual collapse -- and his neighbors publicly branded him a devil worshipper -- most locals thought he'd call it quits. They were wrong.

Genre: Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries
This movie is: Feel-good, Quirky, Inspiring

suggested donation $5, refreshments. Come early, stay late to chat!

Raw Food Workshop, Nov. 21

Enjoy the Holidays without the guilt, without refined sugar, without the gluten, without the rancid processed oil, without yeast, without the unwanted fat calories!

Celebrawte with whole honest-to-pure-goodness truth of the RAWlicious gifts from Mother Nature to our sacred table.

Learn how to make 8 Raw recipes which include, raw cakes, raw tarts, raw pies, raw muffin, raw sprouted bread, raw uncookies and a raw white Christmas balls and a "Super raw naked antioxidant, energy booster to reverse the aging and sagging process and natural aphrodisiac power bar". All Raw recipes open the possibilities of living a raw truthful super sexy life. You'll see the rawsults!

Raw Event, November 21, 2009, on a raw Autumn Saturday from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM at The Raven's Wing Healing Center, www.rwnaturalhealing.com

Your investment of $45. includes demos, treats to take home, recipe hand outs and rawlicious, nutritious snacks. Sign up and prepay before November 7 for both events and get a $10 discount. Space is limited so email me to save your raw sacred space.

Raw parties, raw events and raw catering available.

Gingy Caguioa, Rawlicious OM
Mind & Body Connection Studio
(910) 695-1877 studio
(910) 528-5538 cell

Keep It Fresh

[BPA found in many canned goods, baby foods]


PUD Proposal, Nov. 5, Carthage, 6 pm

The proposed Pine Forest Development covers around 1,799 acres of forested land between Pinehurst and West End. This tract contains the headwaters of Nick's Creek and is one of the last large expanses of undeveloped land remaining in the greater Pinehurst area.

It is located in Area A.

Tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 PM at the old courthouse in Carthage, the Moore County Planning Board will hear a proposal by the developer for rezoning the tract to PUD.

Of interest will be how the Board will see this proposal in view of the provisions in the Moore County Land Use Plan, which calls for the protection of the rural landscape.

Dinner, Wine Tasting, Nov. 13, Raven's Wing

A Special Wine Tasting and Dinner

Raven’s Wing Healing Center, 325 N. Page St, Southern Pines
1979 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac
And classical guitar performance after dessert

Friday November 13
Dinner at 6:00 pm
RSVP by Nov. 10, seats are limited, call 692 9413

Dinner will be prepared with as much local, organic food as possible. 100%vegetarian meal followed by an amazing homemade dessert.

Please be courteous and alert us at least one day in advance if you cannot come so that we can offer your space to another. Thank you!

A minimum suggested donation of $25 is requested to help cover food and wine costs. Anything extra will go to funding other aspects of the Center and those who maintain it. Thank you for your kindness!

In India, Coke Protests