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Archive for March, 2011

Bright ideas going slightly awry….

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

===So, I decided to start building the chicken tractor/mobile coop. ===I am using 8 foot long 2 by 4s. ===It is 8 foot long on the top and sides, the legs are 8 feet long, and meet at a right angle. ===Yes, you are possibly guessing now the slight error I made, in the length [...]

Allergies, colds, and posting!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

===One of these days I will get around to tagging and organizing my blogs…but not today! ===I am feeling a fair bit better today.  I was having what seemed to be a bit of an allergy, but it had a hint of a cold to it. (yes, the reactions do have some subtle differences in [...]

Things in the list of “Rialian, do not do this”

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

===I should not do a search on things involving my deceased brother. (I do have a still living one) ===Folks attempting to get me upset by playing off his suicide are not going to get me upset at what they say, but at the fact that folks think to do such things are amusing.  It [...]


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 [...]