Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
TN, new oxblood striker marble picked up at The Ark, vintage Eastern European(?) hemp ribbon ( my family is crazy for ribbon, sometimes more than the gift itself, often ironing and pressing before storing for the next year when it most likely will go back to another family member. I have seen some ribbon passed back and forth for years.) Also on the list of reds, NMc's hand made heart lavender infused weights/ eye pillows, and finally the return of VM's repaired hand knit red hemp pillow.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
San Francisco plant thought extinct for nearly 70 years found near Golden Gate
Posted: 12/14/2009 01:36:27 PM PST
Updated: 12/14/2009 01:45:20 PM PST
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco native plant thought extinct by botanists has been discovered near the Golden Gate Bridge.
The last, wild Franciscan Manzanita was believed to have perished in the 1940s when the city cemeteries where it grew were moved south to allow for neighborhood expansion.
But when construction crews recently cleared eucalyptus trees in the city's Presidio area, it exposed the only specimen known to exist in the wild.
Botanist Daniel Gluesenkamp spotted the manzanita shrub as he drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. He later visited the site to confirm his sighting — the first in nearly 70 years.
The Wild Equity Institute has filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the plant under the Endangered Species Act.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Cold weather at our CSA Farm is proving to be the most harmful element in the destruction of crops. In our newsletter we were informed that sometimes farmers will spray the crops with water, sealing the crop in ice cocoon, preserving some temperature. The image above is from a previous frost. Say a prayer for your favorite vegetable....
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
As part of Today and Others at QNP, I recorded some music that was performed and remixed each week during the running of the show by Shimomitsu. This just arrived, very limited edition, cd/dvd of the performances and remix.
More Shimomitsu HERE.
Today and Others post HERE