Category: Travel

Rare Heirloom Seeds

For the month of September Garden Seeds is featuring Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company again.  We featured them when we first started this website back in January of 2016 because Jere inspired my son Basswood with his desire to learn about and collect rare seeds.    Garden Seeds Featured Seed Companies.   There is a documentary series on the dangers of GMOs that has been running the last couple of weeks.  It was put out by Read More …

Basswood Hitchhicked into France

I could not sleep this morning worrying about Basswood.  I got up at 4:30 and logged onto Garden Seed’s Facebook account.  Germany and France are several hours ahead, and I figured he would write soon.  I only had to wait twenty minutes before he wrote.  I was so worried about Basswood because the bank froze his card yesterday when he tried to get money out.   I do have the comfort of knowing that he Read More …

Basswood in France?

Basswood has spent the week visiting in Germany. Last night he messaged that he was leaving for France in the morning. This morning he tried to get money at an ATM in Germany and US Bank froze his card. The reason I know this is the bank’s computer called me.  Last week after he left for Germany I went to our local US Bank branch and they put a note in the computer saying that Read More …

Basswood in Germany

Basswood took a photo with his sisters before catching his flight to Germany to meet a friend.   He landed in Frankfurt okay after a direct flight from the Twin Cities Airport.  In Frankfurt he missed the bus he was supposed to catch because they changed the location it was leaving from.  He was finally able to talk the next bus driver into letting him on so that he could finally meet up with his Read More …

Basswood is Gone Again

Basswood left Fungi Academy with a friend in early spring and hitchhiked around Mexico and Belize for a few months.   While in Belize, Basswood bought a cheap ticket from El Salvador to the Twin Cities airport to come home.  He and his friend started hitchhiking from Belize to El Salvador to meet his flight.  On the way they met a couple of girls in Guatemala that were driving to California and hitched a ride Read More …

Fungi Academy Course

Basswood is working at the Fungi Academy this winter. They are holding another fungiculture course starting on February 4th on beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.. .     I wish I had the time to go down to Guatemala.  Not only to see Basswood, but to also to learn more about the benefits of mushrooms and other fungi.  I have been telling myself that he just heads south to get away from the Minnesota winters  Read More …

From Seed to Shining Seed

They wrote an article about Basswood in the local newspaper entitled From Seed to Shining Seed.  It tells how he is out to see the world by hitchhiking or taking buses.  The article tells how Basswood meets people to learn about their way of life.  “’When he works for room and board, he is really there for a free education,” Scot said. “Many people actually pay permaculture farms for the privilege of working on them Read More …

Basswood in Guadalajara

“Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is in the central region of Jalisco in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,495,189 it is Mexico’s fourth most populous municipality.” Wikipedia Basswood and his friends on the Fungibus have been in Guadalajara the last few days.  He said they went to a school and taught the kids Read More …

First SnowStorm of the Year

I measured 18″ of snow in our yard this morning.  It started as rain the night before last and then snowed all day, stopping after sundown   I had to park my minivan in the neighbor’s drive yesterday because I could not make it down our road.  I could not get it home until after 3:00 this afternoon.  I was supposed to go to work today, but I could not make it with the van.  Read More …

Basswood in Mexico?

Basswood called 36 hours ago to say he was crossing the border into Mexico. He told me he would call when he was safely across. Well… he has not called yet. A couple of years ago when he went to Mexico by commercial bus the bus had to wait for him for half an hour because the US side held him for questioning. I guess they have never been to Northern Minnesota in the wintertime Read More …