Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hanging Gardens

K’s indoor gardening scheme is proceeding as planned.  The pole beans have sprouted and grown like megamonsters. They grow up so quickly… Of course, the more controversial part of the plan is the part where we’ll have hanging indoor planters … Continue reading

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Green Beer

And I’m not talking about St. Patrick’s Day emerald-dyed beer.  I’m talking about homebrew that’s ready for bottling. Our first beer is a stout.  There it is after its initial fermentation period, sitting in a carboy fitted with a fermentation … Continue reading

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Yogurt

What’s delicious, probiotic, the best part of waking up, and easier to make than I thought it might be? “I just made it look easy.  It’s actually extremely technical.” – K.  Don’t let him intimidate you. Yogurt making is the … Continue reading

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Bread Raisers

So last week we discovered Buffalo Barn Raisers.  Their tagline is “People who do stuff.”  They aim to facilitate the learning and sharing of skills, and one way they do this is running workshops on things like beer brewing and … Continue reading

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Auction Night

I’m sure that auction night will become routine for me eventually, but I doubt that will happen any time soon.  Strangely, just when I’ve discovered the joy of auctions, so has the rest of America.  Secondhand buying and selling is … Continue reading

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A crack in the armor

Just the other day I finally had enough of winter.  I told K that I just want to hibernate until it’s warm again.  He reminded me that winter is almost over, and I was like, what part of irrational don’t … Continue reading

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Feathers in the Cap and Black Eyes

In Catch-22, a character named Colonel Cathcart obsessively divides his life into two categories.  “Feathers in my cap” are accomplishments; good things.  “Black eyes” are bad news or embarrassments.  Of course, this categorization just serves to further paralyze this terminally … Continue reading

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Getting the Gastronomique

Well, the trusty Astrovan made it to the auction last night and back again. We returned with a full vanload of furniture – one desk was lashed to the roof rack – along with some old tools and glass bottles.  … Continue reading

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Doing a Good Job

Sometimes I like to take a break from what I’m doing and take a walk around the building, seeing what other projects are taking shape.  And then I tell people they’re doing a good job. It’s important that people know … Continue reading

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Make Something February

So my buddy Liz has a blog.  It’s called Lizness as Usual, and right now it’s a documentation of her quest to make something every day in February.  A week ago she posted these earrings: And I decided to jump … Continue reading

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