Saturday, December 18, 2010

Been awhile-good year for mushrooms

Was a lousy summer for fruits and vegies. Been picking yellow foots and hedge hogs for cooking every other day since I got back from Phoenix with a sinus cold. Been leaving lots of them out there to get bigger for later drying. Raining this morning and washing away the chilling frosts we were having with the clear morning skies the last couple of days. Next time out I'll pick some for drying. Dried some chanterrells for the first time this year. They're about done for the year.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Simple single payer health care for all

Yep,  get rid of the insurance company  leaches and all of that paperwork that is designed to figure out a way to deny people  care (cost)
 and make a profit.  Eliminate the leading cause of bankruptcies  in the US and a major cost for each US union made car.  Just like free education,  free health care should be a right as it is in most of the  other rich countries.   I also like having nice roads and such.  Some things are best done by government.  Single payer universal health care is what we need/deserve.  It is cheaper and more effective.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

corn and shit

Yes, corn likes shit, and choclo means corn in South America.  Time to start thinking about shit and feeding  this year's corn patch.  In years past, I've been feeding mine mostly chicken shit.  Bird shit is very good since birds both shit and piss from one hole and piss is high in nitrogen and often lost from those critters with two places to get rid of their waste - they often piss on the ground, as I like to do- food for other critters.  I like to spread it around or piss on my compost pile if I'm close by.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Been some cold weather

Yep, staying home this winter and building my shop and looking for mushrooms and looking for the sun.  Baba Bob is off to Guatemala to meet his daughters and Gypsie  just wrote from Pai that our beautiful guest house had modernised, including tv in rooms.  Thailand now only gives 15 day visas on second re-entry instead of the 30 day former practice.  Hmm.  Best move on.  She is now on her way to her home by the  flea market in Goa.  Good shopping Gypsie.  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow, shoes, and blackberry pies

Snowy morning.   Going to be frozen for several days.  Beautiful- everything white.  How about that Iraqi shoe thrower?  Good throw and good duck.  Was Bush ever in a 3 Stooges movie?  A pie would have been more to my taste, but then there are those cultural differences, and it might have been harder to get two pies into the event.  I like blackberry.  We have a Blackberry Pie Society here in town. They are political. Blackberries make a beautiful purple stain, and are yummy in the tummy

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Here it is the day before Thanksgiving and I'm going to pick a lot of yellowfoots and some hedgehogs.  Got a bunch 2 days ago- they're coming on.  Didn't find any chantrelles yesterday, but found some nice ones today.   More good mild mushroom weather- ahead and behind.  Should be finding enough to start drying yellowfoots  in a couple of days.  Good weather to go with a good election.  Amazing, the optimism as the economy thrashes around without finding a bottom.  Well, luckily it has not hit me yet.  Things to do and mushrooms to find.  Yummy in the tummy.  Been making a sort of Persian pomogranate  soup with the mushrooms, tumeric, garlic,peppers, brown rice, lentils, cumin, thyme,coriander, onions, ragu vegetable spaghetti sauce and  green vegies.  Sure like that pomagranate-reported to be healthy.  Makes a nice drink, as well as soup.   Put some prawns in tonight's bowl.  Yummy in the tummy.  There, I said yummy in the tummy again. again

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here we go again, fracturing my blog- been posting since May 2005.  Will Humpty Dumpty ever get back together again?  Where will this post end up?  Is May 2005 in the archives?  Ah, post is where it should be, but somewhere out there are some recent posts and stuff.  Let's see if we can get Gypsie's slideshows linked up.  Hoping to see her again in Pai early next year- she already has her ticket to Bangkok.