roquewood

Unlike honeybee queenbees (bless), these ones are ferocious multitaskers.🐝💪🌻
They can, and do, do it all.
Architects, engineers, burrowers..nursery makers and food providers, with food collection help from the blokes, these queenbees remind me both of the book ‘The Dispossessed” by one of my favourite authors when I was teen, Ursula Le Guin…. and the collaborative style of the smarter contemporary companies emerging these days 💫🌐 💯 #waytogo
#multitasking #multiskill
#flexibleroles #resilience #busybees #cleverbees 👓 #indibees #bluebandedbees #Amegilla #honeybees #bees #UrsulaLeGuin
#Syndicalism
#anarchosyndicalists #newbiz #greenbiz #independence #innovation #sharing #opensource #startups #roquewood

Ive gone a bit headoverheels with heirloom beans this year.🌿🌿🌿 And its good to see that coinciding with Hilary hitting Chipotle for some ethical fastslowfood too. 👏.I didn’t think she was much of an organic fan. maybe I was wrong…anyway….
These are all various forms of the one Borlotti cultivar (‘cranberry bean’ in the States, also ‘Romano’)
. ….all with major flavour: picked young its just like a standard green bean (but with flavour) ..a bit later its a super crunchy flat bean (but with flavour)..and then left to dry, they are the backbone of Minestrone…Which is such a focused classic dish…🍲…Some develop that wild patterning on the pod; for some reason others don’t express it.???
They ALL develop the specking on the bean itself. Stunning.
I tried them trialled with some commercial F1Hybrids (bred for supermarket friendly, non-organic production ) and they were the only variety that had any flavour at all. the hybrids were universally flavourless. 🌿🌾🌿☀️☀️☀️🌿🌿🌾 #borlottibeans #borlotti #minestrone #beans
#organic #slowfood #paleo #vegan #heirloomvarieties #safefoodassociation #flexiblefood #fitness #flav #realfood #cleanorganicfood #roquewood

I love how quinces pretty much do hardcore wabisabi all within about 6months .. When life chucks you quinces … Something’s going right. ✨ Damn.. They even LOOK musky postwildthang… #sexyfruit #quincy #quinces #paleo #vegan #fitness #phytonutrients #preventativemedicine #honey #hawtfruit #slowfood #organic #delicious #wholefoodsmarket #reverence #roquewood

#hawtfruit #quinces #quincy #quincyjones #honey #cardamonpods #cloves #palmsugar #juniperberries #paleo #vegan #fitness #phytonutrients #preventativemedicine #farmnotpharm #organic #cleanorganiceating #slowfood #juicy #sexyfruit #reverence #roquewood

love of Fabales 3…. This baby gives a good picture of the resilience of heirloom varieties . Bred in the day when disease resistance was a desirable trait. Damn, this one even looks like it could fly to boot. stunning. #phenomenalphlavor #bortollibeans #bortolli #Beans #safeplantbreeding #ethicalplantbreeding #dontmesswithnature #GMfree #organic #organicgardening #gardening #heirloomvarieties #ecobiz #greenbiz #paleo #fitness #vegan #slowfood #delicious #roquewood

Avian glitter I found today too. Guess that poor Bronzewing pigeon was some raptor’s breakfast. They are exceptionally delicious. Their population has only just recovered from euro settlement in the past few decades . One of my favourite birds. #birdsAustralia #glitter #iridescence #suede #sustainablematerials #cradletocradle #cradle2cradle #smallfarmliving #feathers #flight #roquewood

Neolithic Paisley . Around 5000BC.. Fertility symbols were wheat, magical dogs(?) eggs etc post Jesus things got a bit spermier. #Paisley …I borrowed this for a wine label ,originally .. now it’s perfect for the website. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸#symbols #symbolism #iconography #fertilitysymbols #mamagaia #copperage #mythology #ritual #respect #nature #Gaia #webdesign #design #ecobiz #roquewood

instagram

So it seems the males and the females forage together…🐝🌻🌼🐝..after which they all hang out on the wire at the end of the day for a bit of a debrief and general carryon; then the girls go back to their individual burrows.. Leaving all the boys overnight at the supermarket . You’ll see from this another reason for not using their legs to perch is that they can make highly sophisticated hand signals…amazing . #bluebandedbee #beeshavecuteboots #AmegillaAsserta ? #buzzpollinators #organic #bees #honeybees #entemology #pollinationisnotadirtyword
#organicgardening #basil #herbs #herbsforhealth #paleo #vegan #fitness #biodiversity
#roquewood