Hello! I am Mo Karnage. I am an herbalist, parent, avid reader, author, carpenter, environmentalist, social justice advocate, vegan, and sober person.
Here you will find my daily haiku, weekly unsolicited advice column “Yall Are Petty”, political essays, herbalist musings and tips, and more. There are also links to my instagram and other social media pages. Most of my content here will be in the form of writing.
I am always happy for opportunities to be published or paid for my writing. I am also interested in opportunities to present at events or conferences on subjects relating to: radical history, anarchism, know your rights, sustainability and old windows, food not bombs, women in construction, herbalism and ptsd, how to write prisoners, grassroots organizing, plant walks, etc.
My construction business is Karnage Creations LLC and we do restoration of historic windows. Find us online at Richmond Window Repair and get in touch if you need windows repaired or restored.
Another of my enterprises is The Heathen Homestead LLC, our herbal farm in Beaverdam, VA. You can see what products we are selling (all kinds of herbal goodies) and what markets we will be at here: The Heathen Homestead. Contact me for scheduling herbal consultations.
Out and then choose what to put
Back in, organized
The contents of our
Barn spread out on the lawn look
Like a bad yard sale
Chickens were upset
Went with japanese saw to
Kill snake it was hawk
Farmer’s market hot
Sun beating down. Customers
Just look but don’t buy
Beagle in a dog box
Stares at us facing backwards
Station wagon style
I grew up in Hanover County. David and I moved to Hanover last summer, to Beaverdam specifically. He was involved in a custody battle, and was not going to win time with his daughter if we had roommates. We could not afford to live in the large house I owned in Richmond without roommates. So we decided to fix up a small house my grandparents owned in Beaverdam and live there. It was all kind of a catch as catch can plan, where things just fell into place, or didn’t, and we just rolled with it. Fortunately David and I are both hard workers and both enjoy making manic decisions and following through! Or at least following through most of the way… We lived in my short school bus in the yard while we gutted and renovated the 600 square foot house. (more…)
Pros and Cons of Country Life
Can have lots of Animals – Have to take care of lots of animals – Livestock equals deadstock
Annoying people rarely drop by your house — Friends rarely drop by
Quiet, there are no talking buses — No buses, must have a car to get around
Far away from other people’s nonsense — Have to drive for work and social and shopping
Room for plants and gardens — weeding and watering plants and gardens and lots of grass to cut
You can see the stars — There is actually no counterpoint to stars, they are excellent