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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

===Charles de Lint just came out with an album.  This is one of the songs: Cherokee Girl by Charles de Lint (youtube video) ===I like this a lot.  (I am a fan of his writing, obviously.  I am impressed that he is also a talented musician) ===(here is his main site : Charles de Lint

So, what is happening today?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

===Well, I am actually about to go get the ridge-pole for our soon-to-be chicken tractor/portable coop.  Probably should not be glancing at the internet….but did. (chuckles) ===Very occasionally, I will do a search on my name.  It will sometimes be rather amusing, and sometimes not.  I note that Rialian seems to be a name that [...]

Food and fun….

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

According to the Cornucopia Institute, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that it will allow products containing unapproved synthetic additives in processed food labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period. ===Argh. ===This sort of thing annoys the heck out of me.  When I go to get (whatnot foodstuff), I would prefer it [...]

Permaculture videos and forums!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

===Paul Wheaton’s Permaculture is a great place to watch short videos on various permaculture-related items….also take a look over at his Permies.Com Forums ===(He is up in Missoula, Montana….I have not been there in years, but it is an area I am fond of in memory, as my grandparents lived on the Snake river for [...]

Music link of the day

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

‘Venus’ on the Glass Armonica in Hong Kong ===Ok…that is simply one of the most awesome instruments there is. ===A wonderful site on this is the Glass Armonica page ===Yes, I would want to have one.  Sadly, $7,000.00 is a bit out of my range at the moment. ===But I can so very much see [...]

Oh, other projects…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

===One thing I am playing a little with is biochar-producing camp stoves.  ===Here, have a link or two to look about at: iCan TLUDs 1G Toucan TLUD ===I am a big fan of the rocket stove I have for camping (StoveTec Stoves , I have the earlier version of the wood/charcoal using one…which was cheaper [...]

There may be pictures forthcoming…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

===So, amongst the other projects I have had, one that has been waiting in the wings is to do SOMETHING with our old dead pavilion that died last year under the heavy snows.  This pavilion is actually one of those hollow steel (heavy) modular things that gets used as a temporary-ish garage by some some [...]

And now, the nicer, more elf-ane post..(grins)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

===Actually, more homestead-y post, but in my case, it is all related. ===I have a few projects to get done around here at Mithlond: —A number of rabbit hutches to build. —A portable coup/tractor for the chickens (I am looking at the idea of a chicken tractor that carries the fencing needed to create an [...]

A fine morning….FOR TEASING! (grins)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

===First, the amusement of the other day…. ===I slightly tweaked someone for their lack of response to folks sending them information that they have received from folks before.  I got my first response I think I have gotten from them in YEARS…as a result of my posting here.  it was less than a day, in [...]

Rock the Joik(Yoik)

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Intrigue – Orbina ===As some folks might know, I have a liking for Joik (ok, I find various spellings for it, so I am using the j-spelling as it is the one I first learned…I am not as well-versed on Saami as I would like at the moment) Thanks to a link that a friend [...]