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A Vital Peak Prosperity Update!

user profile picture Chris Martenson May 05, 2021
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Yes, I am going to be at the Polyface farm event this June 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) with the Peak Prosperity tribe.  So for anyone who was maybe, kinda, sorta  thinking of coming to the Polyface/Salatin event, please join me! (Evie is uncertain depending on the timing and outcome of a medical procedure). Further, I am personally inviting anybody who wants to meet me to join me for a Meet and Greet with the tribe following the end of day’s itinerary Saturday afternoon at the farm. Local craft brews, wine and light snacks will be provided, and of course, plenty of great conversation.  So be sure your travel plans leave you some space on Saturday to attend this impromptu event. I simply cannot wait to see old friends again, meet new people, mingle and answer your questions. You can buy tickets here.

Other Good News to Share

While I am still unable to expand a great deal on the topic (much more to come on this soon) I can announce that we are very, very close to wrapping up the many details required for me, Chris Martenson, to assume full control of Peak Prosperity and to resume my content creation.  There will be much, much more said about that just as soon as the deal is completed and everything is legal and proper. I can say I am truly happy and extremely excited about the future of this site and the Peak Prosperity community and am immensely grateful for everyone’s patience and support through this process.

To at least preview some of the changes coming to Peak Prosperity I should say we are so excited about this important event and reconnecting as a tribe at this critical moment in our journey together. At the event you will get to meet some of the new team that’s been hired to help me carry Peak Prosperity forward and to allow me to do what I do best – create more content.

Update on Honey Badger Farms

I am personally thrilled with our field, which was extremely depleted and beleaguered last year by drought, many years of depletion by haying,  and too many cows.  We aggressively rotated the cows just trying to give small segments of the field enough rest.  We never caught up entirely.  It was a sad, light green/yellow color all year.

This year?  We got some fertilizer on in time and it rained right on time to drive that fertilizer into the root zone to and we now have a vigorously growing field of the most satisfying deep emerald green.

It’s lush!  And that does our hearts good.

That pic above is 2 weeks old and the grass is taller and greener still.  That’s balm to my heart and you should have seen the cow’s excitement to finally be turned loose among all that perfect food.  Our cows are our soil management experts and we’re counting on them to turn these acres into highly productive crop land.

Speak of cows, here’s the newest addition to Honey Badger Farms, coming after much consternation due to his extreme lateness in arriving.

His name is “Mojo” and based on his ground speed at the tender age of almost a month old that’s a fitting appellation.

We’ve got a dozen other projects underway here, ranging from sawmilling to forestry, to planting edible trees and bushes, to installing solar, to planting perennials to repairing stone walls. My goal? To be able to feed 100 people from this land. Will I see that goal in my lifetime? Maybe, but maybe not.

It’s a long-term project and Evie and I are merely the current stewards of an amazing piece of land.

As an aside, Evie and I are really looking forward to seeing Salatin’s farm first hand and feel their operations as we’ve been really pouring a lot of energy into our own farm, building soil, welcoming new animals onto the land, and reveling in the new abundance that we can already see from our efforts.

So for us, to spend a weekend learning from Joel in the presence of Peak Prosperity tribe members is as good an experience as one can get.

I – er, we – hope to see you soon!

Chris

P.S. The cover photo for this post happens to be Chris & Evie’s garden from last year.  Remember when I said to “plant a garden”  during my Covid coverage?  I not only meant it, but this year I think it’s an even better and more necessary idea than before!