The population is growing! Soon there will be enough worms to handle the volume, but in the meantime....just soes you knows: YES! worms can turn food waste and human waste into "Black Gold!" So, if you get squeemish feelings every time you drop a big fat juicy turd into a couple gallons of perfectly good drinking water, there IS a better way that not only saves the water but also can feed your garden too! And not only that, but using a composting toilet come sin handy for rhetorical purposes. If you end up, like me, having a nagging, irrepressible urge to talk to others about how to reduce their own carbon foot print, and they try to make excuses, or call you a hypocrite for pointing things out you can say, "I'm not pretending my own shit doesn't stink. I know it does because I take responsibility for it!"
I have posted this little tidbit before, but it's worth saying again: being a vegetarian/vegan makes human poo WAY less stinky than meat-eater poo. I am used to it now. It's a mild and sweet smell, and I use incense also, which I have noticed is common in bathroom with flush toilets too.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Photos from the People's Climate March in DC this weekend.
I made this banner out of part of my plastic drop cloth and me tent poles. Rode my bike of course!!!! Wore my mask so that I didn't have to put sunscreen on my face It was in the mid 90's (33 degrees C) and sweat makes sun screen run into my eyes!
HOPE RIDE BIKE GO VEGAN GO SOLAR COMPOST ZERO WASTE SPEAK OUTThis is what we did for our anniversary!
I met this awesome gal named Hannah who biked he 60 miles from Philly to DC. I loved her sign "Pedal Power! Basic Cycology!"
The other sign I saw that I really liked said "Whose Under Your Carbon Footprint?"We stayed near these Peruvian Indigenous Power Dancers. They were burning cups filled with Palo Santo. The smell was so thick in the air. It felt great.
Here's a few of about 250,000 people who passed by the Trump Hotel and made a lot of angry noise. Some people sat down and blocked the entrance.
The news team of Democracy Now! was on the streets covering the march all day. I am a monthly donor. You can watch the daily show @ www.democracynow.org . Amy Goodman, the host is coming to speak in Atlanta on Thursday and Joel & I are gonna go.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I looked up the other day at the faux etched glass ceiling panels in an elevator, and remembered when, years ago, I decided that it would be really nice to have a similar effect in the cabinet doors in the kitchen. So I gleaned a piece of lighting plastic at the ReStore, but it was too flimsy and broke. Then I gleaned 5 etched glass window panes, and have been saving them carefully for years, making sure they didn't get broken.
Vanish and assembly
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I needed 6 knock-out pin hinges to complete my work cupboard project, and they don't make hinges like that any more really. At least not that don't cost your first born child in exchange. But the tumbled down shed nestled beside the scuppernong vineyard is full of old doors and shutters, the wood rotting away and the metal rusting. I sit and look out the picture window and drink coffee melting into the bucolic scene everyday, so I peered in a window to get a glimpse, asked to go inside, and I was made welcome to glean in there for the parts I am looking for.
Clamps + glue + screws. I used the table saw the true up the side of the cedar pieces and fixed them to the frame as the fronts. Looks really good with a coat of varnish.
Here's the cupboard with the doors on and closed, the corner empty.
New bathroom door catch and key hole escutcheon plate to cover a screw hole from the hook and eye latch I had there till now, and a detail.corner shot.
One last Home and garden shot.
So, here at the end of this post: I finished my cupboard yesterday, the last major piece of furniture in my house. I have been staring at the empty space where it now sits for years, figuring out how it should be. Visualizing. With what seems like a dusting together of my hands, here it is! I used to have my camp stove set up on a piece of metal (now under the stove) in that corner. Now I've got a bad case of the "sit-&-stare"s. I get to live here in this beautiful place?!
Thursday, March 30, 2017
By building a recess into the bathroom wall I have finally made the best place for the toilet to live. There is a a recess on the remaining portion of the wall for little cubbies in the living area and a recess compartment for a small ironing board. I am glad I had some scraps of paneling for shims.
Kind of mi nd blowing for me to remember when so much stuff was stored in the kitchen area that it was a lot of work to move stuff around to stand here, when I used to work my hobo kitchen in that corner. It has been so long that I have been visualizing this piece being here that... now...I feel like I have been time warped.