the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Monday, May 30, 2011

and so it begins... the garden that is

There is a lot more actvity growing on out here but i figured I owed y'all a taste of things a comin'. I also planted a bed of eggplant for the Mrs and one of the zuchini beds has been planted with seeds and starters from the trays. I also did a raised bed with Zuchs and some corn and green bean seeds to experiment. If it takes and germinates I will add pics . We are doubling and tripling out efforts this season to increase production..

old vs new technlogy

Friday, May 27, 2011

spending more time with the antique ipod

I have been spending a lot of time at home listening to the old Walkman rather than the ipod. While the ipod is great for travelling around the walkman has sound quality unmatched on the radio level and listening to tapes. It is a wonderful find.
Spending alot of time in the garden and in the lab working on several projects. And further experimentation. AM hoping this 3 day weekend will afford me some time to begin a few more projects I have been contemplating. We will see.
Anyhow I am hoping to get some more pics up this weekend as things are starting to sprout in the yard as well as prepping a video or two. There def is a lot to talk about.
Feel free to chime in with comeentary and opines.
Always welcome.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

nuthin like the DEAD on tape

As I said I hit the yard sales last weekend and picked up sme deals. One of them was this classic SONY walkman with am fm radio and cassette and original headphones.. classic high dollar audio for a buck.. It needed batteries. The tuner was clean.. I replaced the batteries with double a and this thing rocks. I went into the library and pulled out my classic bootleg tapes of the Grateful Dead and am spending the evening listeing to the classic sound of the dead in analog audio.. nuthin better

Sunday, May 22, 2011

the rapture didnt begin

Since I am able to write this on Sunday evening apparently the world aint ending just yet.. Alas. Plenty of time to plant more food and gather more essentials for the real Exodus. The Trash Exodus from society.
While I am not able to leave the 'stead I can hanker down and make the stead its own ecosystem. Grow more,gather more and consume less. Is not hat what it is all about. FREEDOM..
As I said yesterday I walked over to the yard salesand picked up some books, a new Babylon commute coffee mug and a mini-food procesor. I also had an organic juice and baquette from the day old rack at the Safie. While reading. Behind the Safie was a few really nice strawberries on the dumpie which added some wonderful sweetness to my buds while heading back to the stead. I also picked up some thermal pants for me and Mrs T that someone had discarded. Warm pants are always an essential at the 'stead..
A great resource is also the sale racks at the Lowes garden shop.. I have been able to pick up flowers and herbas for less that $1-2 each.. As they amrk them down when they aint pretty anymore. Herbs are wonderful things.
Last eveing Mrs T wanted some chocolate fudge cake from the bakery so I went over and got her one. The lady at the deli had just marked the all-natural Roasted chickens down to $1 each. SO I grabbed a couple.. Normally they are $6 each. Guess the yuppies aint buying them so frequently.. To me they eat the same.. Just less work..
Anyhow hope y'all had a good wekend and since the rapture didnt begin I guess we gotta go back to Babylon tomorrow.. Alas.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

busy week in Babylon

Well it is Saturday morning and the world is still here. Even the places where it is already tomorrow. Alas, you all know what that means. Another day of dumpieing ahead as well as gardening and some other chores around the stead.
The lettuces took a hit from the hail during the week. But the peas are growing. Heck I am even getting some cuke seeds coming thru the soil in the trays.. oh boy i love cukes.
Anyhow he neighborhood nearby is having their community garage sale so alas I will be checkin out the goods over there.. Ya never know what ya gonna find.
Recycle reuse and resell.. The 3 r's.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday reading

As most of you know old Trash prefers alot of the old ways. Walking, riding bikes and taking public transportation. 2 of the books that I believe belon in evertones library among others is Lloyd Kahns "Shelter", Helen and Scott Nearings "Living the Good Life" and Tom Cuthbertsons "anybody's bike book". All three of them deserve to be read and reread. To be honest my old copy of Shelter was misplaced in one of my moves and so after friending Lloyd and Lew a few months ago on FB Lew got Lloyd to autograph nd send me a new copy. It is proudly displayed in my studio office and is being reread an annotated.
Knowledge is essential and creative methodology must become inherant in our activities in order to thrive in the society we have. I have alot of other resources which have influenced me whihch I will share with you all this summer. In the meantime prep, grden and consider creative ideas for survival. Both of these books are good investments. And should be acquired. If you are interested let me know and perhaps I can potentially open up a storefront online in order to hjelp you get resources which Trash finds useful.. Let me know

on a different note

I saw this video this morning and it reminded me of someone i know.. The junior tinkerer up in Oly. Hope he enjoys it.
I also found a cool link site to follow at bikejuju. I am gonna add the link to the sidebar also.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Herbs are you friends

I always grow alot of herbs for summer cooking and salad and also fro drying for the fall and winter. They always tase better than thos bland ones from the store.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday endeavors

After 3 days of rain today it is finally drying out a bit. The rain barrels are filling and I will have some good Gods water for the seedlings. Amen. And where am I . On the sidelines with swollen knees and in pain. But alas.. It was a good day.
And the Weekened is here

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

guerilla planting and foraging

For years now Trash has been building the arsenals and being very conservative in its useage. However with the FDA decision the other day its time to start creating bombs. Seed bombs that is..
And planting food everywhere you can.. The way to not be effected by the high cost of everything is to grow your own and grow some extra. It is time. Spring is here.
Every day plant a seed or two..
Resistance is fertile

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An so it starts for the season

And this is only a sampling of what is coming up.. around the yard. Stay tuned

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday video

As always comments and opinions are welcome....

Here is the article on 35 jobs enjoy