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    livin' the hippie lifestyle

    Got two compost piles going (one is actually more of a worm farm at the moment.) Bought some ladybugs yesterday (the good kind, not the house-squatting kind) to battle the aphids.

    Rode my bike to the farmers' market yesterday for some local produce. Also went to the bait shop to purchase more worms, bungeed them to the rack for the ride home. They're not the right kind (night crawlers instead of the hungry red wigglers) but the guy who sold them to me was very enthusiastic about composting. Put them in the garden.

    Tried sprouting some lentils a while ago, but they got moldy, so I ditched them into the compost, where they started sprouting like crazy. They'll make good worm food. Attempting another batch now.

    Sprouted some chickpeas and they were looking great.....until this morning, when I noticed white fuzz all over them Great, the worms are eating better than me. Guess I should put them away in a cool/dry spot the minute they sprout, lesson learned.

    Sipping some free-trade coffee now with organic half&half while boiling up some farmers' market beans for later.

    I should just put on some Grateful Dead and a tie-dye shirt, munch on granola, and make it official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Got two compost piles going (one is actually more of a worm farm at the moment.) Bought some ladybugs yesterday (the good kind, not the house-squatting kind) to battle the aphids.

    Rode my bike to the farmers' market yesterday for some local produce. Also went to the bait shop to purchase more worms, bungeed them to the rack for the ride home. They're not the right kind (night crawlers instead of the hungry red wigglers) but the guy who sold them to me was very enthusiastic about composting. Put them in the garden.

    Tried sprouting some lentils a while ago, but they got moldy, so I ditched them into the compost, where they started sprouting like crazy. They'll make good worm food. Attempting another batch now.

    Sprouted some chickpeas and they were looking great.....until this morning, when I noticed white fuzz all over them Great, the worms are eating better than me. Guess I should put them away in a cool/dry spot the minute they sprout, lesson learned.

    Sipping some free-trade coffee now with organic half&half while boiling up some farmers' market beans for later.

    I should just put on some Grateful Dead and a tie-dye shirt, munch on granola, and make it official.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Got two compost piles going (one is actually more of a worm farm at the moment.) Bought some ladybugs yesterday (the good kind, not the house-squatting kind) to battle the aphids.

    Rode my bike to the farmers' market yesterday for some local produce. Also went to the bait shop to purchase more worms, bungeed them to the rack for the ride home. They're not the right kind (night crawlers instead of the hungry red wigglers) but the guy who sold them to me was very enthusiastic about composting. Put them in the garden.

    Tried sprouting some lentils a while ago, but they got moldy, so I ditched them into the compost, where they started sprouting like crazy. They'll make good worm food. Attempting another batch now.

    Sprouted some chickpeas and they were looking great.....until this morning, when I noticed white fuzz all over them Great, the worms are eating better than me. Guess I should put them away in a cool/dry spot the minute they sprout, lesson learned.

    Sipping some free-trade coffee now with organic half&half while boiling up some farmers' market beans for later.

    I should just put on some Grateful Dead and a tie-dye shirt, munch on granola, and make it official.
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    will report you for the pot growing

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    hippies 60's style

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    peace! nothing wrong in living in the past at the present

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    Ah, I'm surprised John hasn't suggested throwing some pot seeds in the compost. The worms would be even more productive with the munchies.

    Damn ladybugs are a little disorganized though. The container says there's approximately 1500 in there; today, I see about half a dozen lazing about in the aphid-free plants. I hope they're exhausted from pulling an overnighter. Relocated some of them.

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    Time to move on and upgrade to fermentation. You'll need to brush up a little on some household chemistry though.

    Yours in yeast and bubbles,

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    A compost pile is a great place to hide your stash, man.
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    Huff link is nothing.
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    Here in Washington, it's OK to grow pot in your garden.

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    Congratulations, you are well on your way to becoming a doomsday prepper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    I should just put on some Grateful Dead and a tie-dye shirt, munch on granola, and make it official.
    Birkenstocks. Don't forget the Birkenstocks!
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    No Birkenstocks, but I did get some casual sandals recently. Maybe a VW bus?

    Meanwhile, found more ladybugs in the daisies, they seem happy. Like little aphid Roombas, they're fun.

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    To make the conversion complete, be sure to wash out your bike bottles with your own urine. It's supposed to be very Gaia. So I'm told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Meanwhile, found more ladybugs in the daisies, they seem happy. Like little aphid Roombas, they're fun.
    Thanks, best laugh so far today!
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    Hang on now. You haven't said anything to convince me you're not an urban hipster.

    As a matter of fact, the fair trade coffee (not chicory) has me suspicious.

    Do you have tattoos? Or decorative scars?
    Do you drink micro brews? Or craft beer?
    Do you ride a Fixie, or SS?
    Do you wear skinny jeans?
    Do you live in a city and not a commune off the grid?
    Have you ever been to a poetry slam? Or bluegrass festival?
    Do you wear vintage clothes? Or wish you could?
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    1) No to both
    2) Whatever beer is tasty, I like- so yes
    3) Formerly fixie, now SS (flipped the hub)
    4) Pffft if only I could!!
    5) City, but suburban part
    6) No and no
    7) No and sometimes

    Don't think I'm a hipster b/c I do stuff for genuine reasons, not trendy ones. I look dorky as can be riding around town, not cool. Hence, the hippie-ish status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    1) No to both
    2) Whatever beer is tasty, I like- so yes
    3) Formerly fixie, now SS (flipped the hub)
    4) Pffft if only I could!!
    5) City, but suburban part
    6) No and no
    7) No and sometimes

    Don't think I'm a hipster b/c I do stuff for genuine reasons, not trendy ones. I look dorky as can be riding around town, not cool. Hence, the hippie-ish status.
    I dunno. Admitting you look dorky is getting you a lot of hipster-nerd subtype points. :P
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    I thought somewhere the "I have stopped using soap to bathe" (or body wash or choice of cleanser) thing was going to come up

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    livin' the hippie lifestyle

    I currently have three compost piles going: the "fully cooked, currently using on garden" pile, the "almost ready, going to start using in the fall" pile, and the "work in progress" pile, to which I added yesterday by raking out the chicken coop and then mixing in the grass clippings from mowing the lawn. Yes, I'm a compost geek.

    Haven't grown weed in over 20 years, though.

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    Way to go Christine! Let your inner hippie free. Let your freak flag fly. I've been stuck in the 60s going into five decades. It's a good thing!

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    Lentils have sprouted, woohoo! Worms are chowin' down on the fuzzy chickpeas. One ladybug was at work on my purple passion plant; the rest are snoozing together on the daisy plants, looks like they got the 'itis.

    We'll see if the lentils make me sick, so far so good. Seems like you have to be kinda careful with sprouts.

    Freak flag's a-flyin'.

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    I can almost smell the BO.

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