Anarres 2 cooperative community

August 12, 2019

Summer 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ed @ 1:39 am

While back in the U.S. for my daughter’s wedding in early August, I swung by Anarres Two to water the small trees I planted last year. Unfortunately, they had all been stripped of all their leaves and appeared to be dead, just sticks sticking out of the ground, but on closer inspection I thought they may still be alive, so I went ahead and watered them and hoped for the best. I brought jugs of water with me this time. I suspect the trees were stripped bare by grasshoppers earlier in the summer. The two older trees were still alive but the upper half of the tall one had also been stripped bare. The grasshoppers were gone by the time I arrived, but there were still plenty of Mormon crickets. I thought about buying some ducklings next year and just turning them loose to eat the grasshoppers and crickets, but I don’t know if they would be smart enough to fly south on their own in the winter, without parents or other adult ducks to lead them. They would need clean water and a pool of some kind to survive, and there are probably predators, like hawks or coyotes, so probably not a good plan until someone is around to take care of them.

The gate held this time, so no further cow damage, but I didn’t have time to repair the roof of the ‘carport’ or to do much weeding.

I rented a car in San Francisco and drove all the way to Imlay, but the traffic in California was awful. Next time I’ll take a train to Sacramento and rent a car there.

I just spent one night there and drove back the next day to catch my flight home. Saw some meteors when I was stargazing during the night. One exploded apparently, behind me – I saw a bright flash but when I turned around it was over.

It’s a beautiful place. I’m hoping I’ll be able to live out there eventually.

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9 Comments »

  1. i would love to get involved with your project if you’d have me, i have many ideas/inventions that i feel would help your dream. my only issue is i have a low income at the moment so i wouldn’t be able to give you much money to help at first. if you would be up for it i would enjoy opening up a line of communication between us

    Comment by jeff — October 2, 2019 @ 2:57 am

    • Hi Jeff, Where do you live? Why does the idea of a democratic socialist community inspire you?

      Comment by Ed — October 2, 2019 @ 3:02 am

      • im from ohio, visiting colorado and about to take off towards arizona. this is a bit of a loaded question for me to answer. at the core of it, i wish to leave something behind in the world that helps the generations that come after me, nikola tesla is an inspiration of mine. he believed in sharing his tech for the betterment of mankind. i believe that a community such as this would allow for a gathering of like minded people that wish to make the world better place for everyone.

        Comment by Jeffery p Eager — October 3, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

  2. im from ohio, visiting colorado and about to take off towards arizona. this is a bit of a loaded question for me to answer. at the core of it, i wish to leave something behind in the world that helps the generations that come after me, nikola tesla is an inspiration of mine. he believed in sharing his tech for the betterment of mankind. i believe that a community such as this would allow for a gathering of like minded people that wish to make the world better place for everyone.

    Comment by Jeffery p Eager — October 3, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

    • Hi Jeff, WordPress asks me to approve comments, so that’s why you couldn’t post – your comment was awaiting approval. I was hoping you lived somewhere closer, you could maybe substitute labor for capital, but Ohio is far away and you can’t live out at Anarres Two until we get county approved housing and utilities, which isn’t going to happen any time soon at the rate it’s been going.

      Comment by Ed — October 4, 2019 @ 1:41 am

      • If you are looking to relocate, there’s a Tesla Gigafactory near Reno, but it’s about a 2 hour drive each way from Imlay. You’d have to find somewhere to stay, hopefully closer, and probably for years, until we got housing built.

        Comment by Ed — October 4, 2019 @ 1:44 am

  3. im going to be traveling around for the foreseeable future, so ill be close for the most part and in some years willing to swing back this way, so we’ll keep in touch through here or some other medium.

    Comment by jeff — October 9, 2019 @ 4:52 pm

  4. Its been a wild year. How are things coming along now?

    Comment by Jeff — October 23, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

    • Sorry Jeff, I must have overlooked your comment somehow. Not much progress, I’ve been trapped in Japan by the pandemic and haven’t been able to attract anyone else willing to invest in this idea.

      Comment by Ed — April 10, 2021 @ 1:43 am


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