the gathering place for my rants and raves and discourses on the movement to sustainability based on the excesses of others
the Trash vitae
Trash is the editor-in-chiefof 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 specializesin 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
OUt of sheer boredom last weekendI downloaded the kindle app to see if the reading a book on my laptop might be of interest. ON the sly i picked up the Keith Richards autobio and began my sojourn. After an hour or so my eyes began to wander. But I will keep tinkering and playing with it. The idea fascinates me. While nothing will replace the book in its real form, as a green follower this new method of information sharing is fascinating. Just imagine what can be shared thru this medium.. and encrypted for protection. I like it.
With everything this summer I know I am getting a late start but alas.. Since it is in a container I should be able to et at least a family salad or two out of this later this fall. Old Trash just cant stop experimenting
I have been working in the garden the last cuppla weeks cleaning up and trying to decide a future direction for the homestead. This morning I began to gather up my photography stuff and found some remaining seed that I did not use. I planned to but with the Gestapo I lost some interest. But I am not going to let them get me down. Oh no "Resistance is fertile". I planted some swiss chard and some assorted lettuces and have begun transplanting some of my seed geraniums into pots in hopes of keeping some green around for this winter. It gets very depressing around here without nature and its abundance. The studio is still a mess from the "raid" and its will be a while before it will be redone. I am finding more and more of my shit that has been broken or lost. But we will survive the disaster from July. We will rebuild. F the Gestapo boys and women who invaded the stead.
While this summer growing season has been mostly a disaster I have obtained a few pieces to harvest. About a pound or two of tomatos, a nice assortment of green beans and radishes and I am now harvesting about 20 pounds of squash an more coming. We have also had assorted strawberries, grapes and an occasional salad green side dish when the heat has not overtaken. The chives. green onions and yarrow will get put up for winter useage. As well as the parsley which is beginning to grown again now that the weather has cooled down a bit. AMEN. Now is also the time to begin maintenance work to make sure winter goes smoothly. CHecking the heat tapes, furnace cleaning and gathering hardware for inevitable repairs and fall projects. It is also time to begin stocking up on staples for winter while prices are low. Potatos, rice, pasta and assorted canned goods to fill the pantry. Coffee teas and some back stock on booze and tobacco products are also in order. And of course meat..
I was always under the presumption that Labor Day weekend was for th laborer to relax. hhahahhahaha. The why do I see so many men at the Lowes and the DIY sales.. hmmm. COuld it be our last revele of real homework before the fall rush . Quite possibly.
I started the labor day weekend quite calmly. But Saturday morning it was plumbing issues as a leak developed under the house. A 4 dollar fix but still annoying.
Then this morning I notices the fridge was not keeping cool but the freezer was runnin like a mofo. Apparently an ice clog in the system.
Defrost a frost free fridge. Darn kids opening and shutting and shopping in there as well as a seal that dont seal very well since he bird nibbled on it. Alas I unclogged it and drained it a bit. We shall see.