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In which we celebrated Camille's 54th birthday and basically stayed home
June, 2008 - Issue #85
ANOTHER YEAR OLDER BUT NO DEEPER IN DEBT
And in fact, we aren't in debt at all. Which is something worth celebrating - just in case Camille's birthday wasn't enough of an excuse. Our good friends, Jason and Haruka came over and helped Bob make dinner while Camille lounged around with an endless glass of wine. Camille has taken to taking her self portrait on her birthday. Click it for the full sized view.
MUSHROOMS ARE WHERE YOU FIND THEM
And Bob had been finding a lot, lately. Then he brings them in the house and takes a spore print. The color of the spores that fall from the mushroom onto a piece of paper help identify it. This is more of an academic exercise as we have yet to eat anything he's found so far.
OR WHERE YOU PLANT THEM
What's under the bright green tarp? Plugged pony logs set in sand is what - Oyster, Shiitake, Lion's Mane, Reishi and Maitake.
BOB'S WORLD AT CCCC
Bob has been spending quite a lot of time setting up a Biodiesel Testing Laboratory at Central Carolina Community College.
Here's a sample of what goes on in Bob's brain.
We love our beets fresh picked, boiled and pickled.
Oh my! Beans, squash, chard, beets and cucumbers are all coming on like gang busters.
Stevia, on the left, is a pretty plant. We use it to sweeten iced tea. The tomatoes are getting ready to make their move.
Bob takes a shower under freshly washed chard. Camille and Joanna enjoy a couple of carrots.
COOKIE'S IN THE KITCHEN WITH JOANNA
Camille baked four days in a row during one week this month. On the fifth day, Joanna came over and made pita bread.
WATCH OUT FOR THE SNAAAAYKE
We've become quite fond of this black snake as he makes his rounds from trees to house to garden and back.
Camille finds these big, round hay bales irresistible for some reason. All the Oilseed pastures were turned into hay this month.
HUMONGOUS SQUASH BLOSSOMS
This plant threatens to take over the lawn. Bob had saved the seeds from a squash we ate in Texas and we suspect it came from the squash on this page.
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?”- Wendell Berry
"Our knowledge of fungi is far exceeded by our ignorance." - Paul Stamets
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do” - Wendell Berry
"Using mycelium can greatly empower sustainability and permaculture practices, habitat restoration, and ultimately mitigate global warming by increasing carbon sequestration in soils. " - Paul Stamets
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