food, farmin', squash talk
so in case anyone out there is wondering what squash varieties to grow, holy shit JESTER SQUASH. It was the most pest-resistant of our squash this year by far (borer larvae kicked everything else's ass) and I just cooked some and it is SO sweet and smooth, you could make pie with it
being really petty
I followed someone on instagram who posts nice pictures of vintage toys, but they claim each and every one is a new tag sale or thrift store haul and I am 100% sure they're lying and are actually posting things they've gotten on ebay.
It's irking me to the point that I think I have to unfollow them despite liking their photos.
I'm going home tomorrow because my 19-year-old family cat has to be put to sleep
we got her when I was 13! I thought I was going to be okay because she's been old and sickly for quite a while so I knew it was coming, plus I haven't lived at home in over 10 years (except I guess for a big chunk of 2017). but no, it turns out it's still really upsetting when your buddy who's been in your life since you were 13 has to go!
I'm gonna be okay, I just wish pets didn't have to be sick or die
oh yeah, yesterday I heard rustling under some plants and wanted to see what it was so I got closer and a MOLE came out
it saw me and froze in fear, so I did the only logical thing, which was to reach down and pet it ever so gently with one finger
the mole peed
I am a monster
(it was very soft)
being petty in the farming fandom 3
Anyway, ecology is science, permaculture is not. I do think permaculture has a lot of good ideas and is way better than conventional agriculture, but don't leave behind critical thinking. For instance, there is absolutely no science behind the popular idea of dynamic accumulator plants. And many of the commonly recommended plants could be replaced with native species for some actual, valuable biodiversity! Please oh please do what you can to support the insects
being petty in the farming fandom 2
I'm currently reading a book where the guy spent 2 pages on a hippie bullshit diatribe against native plant proponents because "native" is hard to define, and therefore... doesn't mean anything, and we shouldn't try to fight invasive species something something plant synergy?? Plant apples and tomatoes and lettuce all you like, just please also plant native species alongside and for the love of god don't plant invasives bc they're ~medicinal~ or whatever
being petty in the farming fandom
so done with smug permaculture dudes patting themselves on the backs for adding "so much biodiversity" to the ecosystem when the things they plant are comfrey, red/white clover, hardy kiwi, autumn olive, and tons more non-native (sometimes highly invasive!) plants. Insects evolved alongside specific plants and very often cannot just choose to eat another kind! We're in the midst of an insect population crisis jfc
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okay, garden digging artifact #2: part of a packet of food coloring that came with margarine, probably from the 1940s?? Plastic sure does stick around, so uhh I put it on the mantel in a place of honor
(it used to be illegal for margarine to be sold already colored yellow so it came with food coloring! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarine#History)
hey I added these pieces to redbubble today! go get yourself some nice t-shirts and bags and prints and stuff!
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