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March 14th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Recon, research, rest, and a little rambuie  (Drambuie, that is).

For those who do not know, this is an aged Scotch whisky with lavender honey, herbs, and spices. Kind of like mead.  

Just a little sweet taste here, as the gray afternoon fades to dusk. 

You can see the Earth there too, which keeps on turning... : )
 
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March 16th, 2020, 9:21 pm

The strings for today are Stradivarii.

First, a little joke for you. ; )

Die Fledermaus - Vienna Philharmonic - Johann Strauss 

and then this is really lovely:

The Violin Concertos - J. S. Bach
 
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March 16th, 2020, 9:27 pm

I also have some book threads for you all.

Paul and katastrofa - are your cheese making supplies in good order? The top two books in the pile are placed there with you two in mind.

Then we have a little vegan voodoo.

And finally a project my sister and I are embarking on now - vegetable gardens here and at her small farm.

We'll be building planter boxes for the outdoor gardens over the next few weeks and starting seeds inside very soon.

So, it has been a busy day with research on soils, nutrients, seasons, and timing. : )

Enjoy your evenings!
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March 16th, 2020, 9:30 pm

I also have some book threads for you all.

Paul - are your cheese making supplies in good order? The top two books in the pile are placed there with you in mind.

Then we have a little vegan voodoo.

And finally a project my sister and I are embarking on now - vegetable gardens here and at her small farm.

We'll be building planter boxes for the outdoor gardens over the next few weeks and starting seeds inside very soon.

So, it has been a busy day with research on soils, nutrients, seasons and timing. : )

Enjoy your evenings.
hey, what about Wittgenstein?
 
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March 16th, 2020, 9:35 pm



hey, what about Wittgenstein?
I tend to read a little philosophy, poetry, or literature before I go to sleep. 

But these days spring is coming - so up with (or even before) the sun and great to work outside much of today.

Happy St. Patrick's Day in advance - the Wearing of the Green tomorrow and I will make a green mint chocolate cake, with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting!

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March 16th, 2020, 9:48 pm

Thanks! 
Things are lockdown.
 
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March 16th, 2020, 10:27 pm

I think you'd lost and find your yourself in biodynamic farming, trackstar.

I'm still breathing. Looking for colourful booby pictures for my new bedroom:
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March 16th, 2020, 10:30 pm

Haha - that's very nice. 

Be careful with the Kama Sutra though - a little bit goes a long way. hehe

Do you have your cheese making stuff with you?  Hope you can cook and dine well there.

And good that you are still breathing.  Keep it up! : )

Here, people are being quite good about self isolation/social distancing, at least in the suburbs, 

Some complaining, naturally, but between self interest and protection of their families and friends - people get it.
 
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March 16th, 2020, 10:50 pm

Thanks! 
Things are lockdown.
Still taking movie recommendations for the evenings. 

Also, reviving my interest in computer chess - wonder how long it will take to boost my rating. : )
 
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March 16th, 2020, 11:58 pm

What kind of wood is the frame made of?
 
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March 17th, 2020, 12:09 am

What kind of wood is the frame made of?
If you mean my gardening project - red cedar, red wood, and also natural stone for various structures.

I have also picked out my movie for the evening BTW - Encounters at the End of the World - Werner Herzog
 
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March 17th, 2020, 12:57 pm

What's on for today?

Learning about the care and cultivation of tomatoes!  So many varieties to choose from and they have their particularities...

I also had an idea for a start-up.  Certainly, there are a number of prominent dating apps out there - match.com, eHarmony, Tinder (if you are into short vol hook-ups), but are there any that are expensive subscription-based services that do deep background checks and verify the photos and other information that's posted? - valuable risk management services in a crazy world.

There could be some apps like this - I have not looked into it yet (and I am quite happy with my own life as it is), but this could be very lucrative to launch such a thing in what may become a long period of confinement and when quality and trustworthiness matter to the Seekers and Finders.

Next time you see me talk about this, might be the announcement of my first IPO.  ; )

Meanwhile, I'll also be focusing on farming research and food p*rn.  ; D (In addition to tomato gazing, I'm also going to make ice cream today - flavor TBD) 
 
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March 17th, 2020, 10:09 pm

...expensive subscription-based services that do deep background checks ... valuable risk management services in a crazy world....
This afternoon I realized what this is - not a start-up, it's my first novel. : D 

A pandemic espionage thriller, with many convolutions

Innamorati

Essence of the Illuminati and a hint of romance too.  

(I hope at least some of you are laughing, because I sure am. Art imitates life and vice versa.)
 
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March 18th, 2020, 2:31 am

Memento amori!
Looks don't matter that much to me (unless he's short, fat or blonde), but I'd appreciate a service telling me if a man isn't boring.

Mmm, I love tomatoes. Chopped with cucumber, bell pepper, a bit of broccoli, spring onions, & lots of garlic mixed with salad leaves (including foraged dandelion leaves) and some quinoa and lentils, and sprinkled with seeds, nuts, capers and olives. That's for the mulier sapiens and baked chicken with carrots for the mulier felinus:
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March 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Pleasantly busy today and since the question of appropriate attire came up on another thread, thought I'd show you my current favorite -

My LL Bean barn coat

Warm, rugged, practical, and cool.  Fashion forward and right for the times. : )
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