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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday morning

Well fathers day went real well. Mrs T made a fried bfast (fried eggs, bacon, biscuits and hash browns) and we had a relaxing day. BBQ pork for supper. potted up a cuppl tomato plants ans an herb plat that the kids picked out. ALso got a 50 ft soaker hose that I am going to experiment with. Planted up the russian sage and the 2 Castor bean plants. I have not seen any comments about the new video i posted last week so I dont know how well it was recd. More to come. The week in Babylon was hell .No AC at the guvt lab for most of the week. SO not much got done progress wise. Alas. Did a cuppla repairs and some software testing with a fan going most of the week. Anyhow its good to be home for the weekend. GOnna try and get some things done but its so hot outside. Radiation and global warming and oh yes drought conditions. NO rain in weeks here at the stead. The garden is looking it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday in the yard

The week has been hectic in Babylon. Not much time to get anything done on the stead. Projects keep getting pushed further and further back on the lists. Had to call the beeman out the other day as we found a nice size hive that had taken up residence in the yard. Not good but good. Cost us almost a hundred to have them removed to safer accommodations. Now that the tomatoes are hardened up and growing we moved them out into the yard for the summer grow season. I will prob pick up a cuppla more JIC. The sweet peas are seeing there last legs as it is getting too hot for them to survive . Will replace them with other legumes for the summer. work work and more work..

Monday, June 4, 2012

weeekend overview

Woke up on saturday morning and worked in the garden. Turned the last bed and planted some 3 sisters in it. COrn, Beans and Squash. We shall see how it permeates. I also added fresh compost to the last whiskey barrel and began a 3 sisters setup in there. Green beans and squash are doing nicely. Corn not yet. Lettuces are having a hard time what with the heat so have had to move into shadier spot to avoid greens death. So far so good. Anyhow picked up a few cheap color plants this weekend and Russian sage for Mrs T. I believe her last one got to wet to return from the winter. Alas I got her another one to replace it and we can expand her color beds. The weather has been cool in the morning, turning hot and then rain to cool it off for the evening. Hope it continues. We need the moisture.