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Perennial greens…

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

===Ok, just one at the moment : Chenopodium bonus-henricus – Good King Henry …my two plants have finally established themselves well enough that I am able to harvest a bit.  This one was grown so that I could try it, as it is not easily found anywhere here to sample it. (edited to add: Plants [...]

Upcoming events and other notes…

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

===Note the first: Walking the Thresholds is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.  It would like your registration, please.  TIt is not dressed in a pin-stripe suit, it is not your FAERY GODFATHER (of SOUL).  However, it would like to know who is attending, and if folks would like to pay using Paypal, that option is only [...]

Gardens, Weather, and Purslane!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

===Well, I am currently waiting for the bread to finish baking before I go out and work in the garden…I picked up a few nifty plants at the asian market I used to go to in my old neighborhood.  Some Malabar Spinach, Bitter Mellon, some sort of squash, some peppers, and a basil.  Also picked [...]


Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

===Well, I have switched over to CrunchBang on the laptop, and it is working quite nicely.  I had thought about possibly using some of the repositories for Debian Sid in order to get XFCE 4.8, but I will wait until it hits the backports. (For those not linux inclined, I switched distributions from Ubuntu to [...]

Dungeons and Distos….

Monday, May 9th, 2011

===I have been looking at the direction my linux distribution of choice (Ubuntu) has been going, and I think I am going to be trying out a few others now.  I upgraded the desktop to 11.04, and I do not like the feel of the new interface….yes, I could just use a different desktop, (I [...]

Raise a glass?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

===First, the REAL reason that all-glass anythings in fairy tales are not visited often: Million rainbow all the way across the sky ===Anyway…I was amused. ===Moving on, a friend of mine on LJ posted about Simon Baron-Cohen and autism, and I am going to tangent off a bit from what she has to say.  (I [...]

Coffee and fine mornings…

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

===It is shaping up to be a beautiful day out today…I have finally gotten my coffee, did some Tai Chi outside, laid down more straw in the garden….(I am getting ready to plant a bunch of corn.  I am hoeing out the rows, and laying a lot of straw between the rows to smother the [...]

(Raised Eyebrow)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 The Opinions of a Pencil-necked Weasel-thief… ===I highly recommend reading how Mr. Gaiman, a man made of awesome, handles a politician of choice wordings….

Faerys, Felines, and Farming! (grins)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

=== ( You thought I was going to add a 4th F, due to May 1st having been? ) ===Saturday saw us at the Spoutwood Fairy Festival…we had a great time, met up with a number of our friends there, and obtained some nice pottery (Dancing Pig Pottery are great folks…) ===Sunday was dulcimer lessons, [...]

The winds have passed…for now.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

===Currently listening to this: Wu Man, the reigning virtuoso on the ancient four-stringed instrument the pipa.  Absolutely amazing. ===I have a number of things to get done today, including getting the oak leaf wine started.  Of course, part of that will involve wandering the woods, and if I happen to find morels…well…(grins) ===Nifty blog found: [...]