Your leaking thatched hut during the restoration of a pre-Enlightenment state.


Hello, my name is Judas Gutenberg and this is my blaag (pronounced as you would the vomit noise "hyroop-bleuach").


decay & ruin
Biosphere II
dead malls
Irving housing

welcome to the collapse
Clusterfuck Nation
Peak Oil

got that wrong

appropriate tech
Arduino μcontrollers
Backwoods Home
Fractal antenna

fun social media stuff

(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   cannot get too lost
Tuesday, June 16 2020
I always grow sunflowers along the north edge of the main garden plot, but this year I had trouble growing them from seeds. So I started some seeds in a couple cans, managing to get five to sprout. Some days ago, I planted these in the line where I always plant the sunflowers. Then two nights ago some creature (a rabbit?) chewed off one of the sprouts without eating it. And last night, a similart thing happened to another, leaving only three. This was infuriating! So I planted some seeds in the soil where the destroyed sunflower seedlings had been and then made makeshift cages around the three remaining seedlings. The core cage was a steel milk carton, to which I added various panels from some sort of wire shelving unit I'd bought months ago at the Tibetan Center Thrift Store.


This evening Powerful and Gretchen took the dogs for a walk with Sarah the Vegan at the Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing Park. Somehow (probably because they were with Sarah) they managed to get lost, but not too badly (perhaps because nobody can get too lost when they have a smartphone). On the drive back home, Gretchen phoned me multiple times until I answered (I was napping), asking me to make dinner. So I busted out a couple Vegan Harvest pizzas and cooked up a bunch of toppings (mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers, faux bacon, and sliced-up baby tomatoes). Gretchen saw those peppers (which she doesn't much like) and requested that I only put the tomatoes on her one slice, which she augmented with a frozen tamales (or similar).

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