Leigh Tate wrote:Thanks Inge! That gives me a start to hunt for seeds.
Hey Leigh, you are quick to react!
Sorry, but this perennial kale you can't grow from seeds. Because it doesn't have flowers, there are no seeds! You need cuttings. Maybe you can ask for cuttings in a (local) gardening group?
Leigh Tate wrote:... Questions:
1. Stalking would be better for me, and I'm trying to figure out where. My question is, how much sun do they like? Or, can they tolerate some shade?
2. Where would I find perennial kale? Do you have some variety names I could search for?
Hi Leigh. here in the Netherlands it's like zone 7 too. We have a Dutch variety of perennial kale, we call it 'eeuwig moes' (eeuwig = eternal, moes is an old word used for green vegetables). I don't know if this one is sold in the USA too. It is a kale with soft light green leaves, growing from a branching plant which never flowers. The taste is not strong, it can best be used as a salad. It grows very well in shade, but can grow also in sunnier spots.
I watched that interview of Dr. Pat Baccili with Paul. Like I often do I clicked on the Youtube logo, so I watched it in Youtube. There it's possible to give the video a 'thumbs up' and to comment. I was surprised to see it had only 1 (one!) thumbs up. Of course I gave it a second one, and I wrote my comment.
Maybe many more have watched it here, at Permies ... but then Youtube doesn't count those views. As far as I know more people will see it (because Youtube will show it) if it has more thumbs up (or even thumbs down!) and more comments.
Faye Streiff wrote:When I think of all the tools I’ve laid down in the garden or pasture when we were working on projects, never to be found until a year or so later when they were rusted and useless....all because of a lack of pockets. My Grandmother used to wear an apron in the garden, with big pockets in it, and if the pockets were not enough I’ve seen her gather up the entire apron and fill it full of fruit or veggies. Way overdue to bring back pockets for women, especially us homesteaders.
I wear an apron when working in the kitchen (yes, I am a grandmother). Maybe a special garden-apron would be a good idea. Made out of sturdy cotton, linen or hemp fabric. With several pockets in the right sizes for the small garden tools.
There was something I wanted to write about ... but I forgot what it was.
Then I'll show you a photo of my cotton plants, growing in the window sil.
I got the seeds from a fluffy cotton ball I found in the HEMA shop. They sell the branches with seed balls as decorations, this one was fallen off such a branch. I took that ball apart, probably once I'll spin the cotton (I have a spindle), the seeds I put in a pot with soil. I watered them very well until they sprouted. I'll make more photos to show you when they grow (and to share it too in the thread on growing cotton in cold climates).
I made this upcycling project a few years ago for my sewing courses. But now I use it in the garden...
It was only a pair of really old and damaged jeans. I used the back pocket and sewed it under the front pocket. Be careful not to stitch the front pocket together...
Hi Verena. I like such jeans-pocket things ... but I don't like wearing one. I made something similar to hang on (a wall, a chair, I still have to decide) to put stuff in.
Jill Ballam wrote:This is great news! I have grown Colton from seed in Mexico but I would love to grow some at my home on Pender Island, BC. I spin cotton and would like to grow some in my greenhouse. Could you tell me what variety you have the best luck with. Thank you, Jill
Hi Jill. Just try some, do the experiment! That's what I am doing. I don't know which variety it is, those branches of cotton plants with some fluffy balls on it are sold here for decoration. I took the seeds out of such a ball.
Hi Nicole. Those balls of yarn you show in the last photo, it looks to me like yarn for doing fine crochet work. I remember it being sold in different sizes (thicker / thinner), both glossy (mercerised) and untreated. Yes, I think you can use that for tablet-weaving a belt.
I tried wearing a belt with several interchangeable pockets (during a bicycle trip; pockets I made for: keys, knife, bidon and one for other small stuff). It felt annoying. So I decided: my clothes need to have real pockets!
If I can't find them, I'll sew my own pants, coats, etc. with pockets! At the moment I am knitting a 'garden jacket' with pockets.
This time it must be good for the BB. One hat (or beanie) from start to finish.
First few rows knitted. Natural white hand spun wool on circular needle.
Until the last row of the rim (or is it 'rib'? It's 2 knit 2 purl)
The knitted part without decreasing is ready. Patterns in plant dyed wool, leftovers.
The part with the decreasing on four double pointed needles. Almost finished
Finished! This hat is a BRK gift for a boot who did 100 posts with photos in his thread on Permies. Now I'll send it all the way to Missoula.
It isn't the first knitted hat I sent to Wheaton Labs, but it is the first time I made all needed photos of the knitting process.
r ranson wrote: ''
I'm also thinking about constancy. What is my channel's theme? Is it just fibre arts, or can I include farming and lifestyle things too? Just tutorials?
Your channel is great, your videos show progress. If you like showing more on different fibres, fibre arts, the farming needed to grow fibres (both plant and animal) and your lifestyle, please do it. I'll watch your videos!
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Dez, would you like to have a pair of hand-knitted wool socks? If so: what's the size of your feet (measured in inches or in centimeters). It won't be very long until you'll have 100 posts here. Most other boots got a knitted hat (beanie) then, but socks are possible too, if I know the right size.
I would wear a wool beanie OR wool socks like nobody’s business.. I believe my head is a medium size.. and my feet are 25.8cm heel to tippy toe.. just knowing that you keep up with my posts is gift enough for me..! Thanks Inge!!! =D
In that case I'll knit you a beanie. Socks ask for a special wool (spun in a special way), I would have to order that. But I do have the wool for a beanie here. And that's easier to knit.
Dez, would you like to have a pair of hand-knitted wool socks? If so: what's the size of your feet (measured in inches or in centimeters). It won't be very long until you'll have 100 posts here. Most other boots got a knitted hat (beanie) then, but socks are possible too, if I know the right size.
Those are beautiful bags! And useful too.
There's nothing about embroidery in PEP, but you can embellish everything you make as much as you like! In the 'straw badge' part a bag is one of the BBs you can choose from. But this part is still under construction, not all threads are there yet.
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:It's so weird that pines are a climax species. I never really thought about that, but they were here before deciduous trees, yes? If you ask most people which species they would think would exist after a while of competition, they would probably say the broadleaf one that evolved later and out-competed the pine needle one and optimized its leaf size and shed the leaves in winter to avoid snow weight damage. But that's not what's happened. I really hope the podcast talks about why this is but I just had to post in case it doesn't get talked about. OK, now going back to listening.
Joshua, maybe the 'evolution theory' doesn't explain everything that happens. Maybe it even isn't right. And maybe in one region pine trees are the climax species, but in other regions they aren't.
N.Y. Anzai wrote: ...
I can see why this one shouldn't be a BB. Its up to the specific person to decide what works best for them. I'm in a warm climate but winters do get cold-ish though not like Canada cold or anything (i'm zone 8b) summers are HOT though. Definitely wouldn't want any extra heat with the lights. Even night time is hot (and humid) so LED work for us.
Yes, many things are dependent on where you live, climate, weather types, sun exposure, a.a. That's one of the difficulties for PEA BBs that fit everyone, wherever they live on Earth. I can think of a way that works here in north-western Europe, you can think of what works in Japan, others here can think of the USA, Canada, Hawaï ... But it's hard to imagine the situation in a country where you've never been.
Schlemmertopf soaking in water (in new dishpan!). Three potatoes ready to be peeled.
Potatoes peeled and in Schlemmertopf, Water measured: 200 ml, like yesterday.
Schlemmertopf put in cold oven, then turned to about 200 degrees Celsius (sorry, my oven doesn't give the right temperature, it is always hotter)
My clock / whiteboard showing the time. The 'topf' was in the oven for about half an hour ... maybe a little too long ...
Now it's out of the oven and in the haybox and the alarm is set on 55 minutes
The cooked potatoes, water that rested. I found out the water stayed in the pot!!! No wet towel or blankets around it!
I used the other pot to mash the potatoes, I didn't want to do that in that ceramic Schlemmertopf.
- the result (mashed potatoes) is the same
- the Schlemmertopf takes more time, because it has to come to a boil in the oven, starting cold.
- the water stays inside the pots, both of them.
This experiment was fun to do. It gave me reason to buy a new dishpan, cooking thermometer and kitchen alarm (magnetic!). And two meals with yummie Potato Purée!
Sautéed in butter, that is the only way I know to prepare mushrooms (all different edible species of mushrooms). I never knew any other way of preparing them. My mother taught me that way. She added a little flour and water at the end, to make it into a sauce. I don't.
I consider it normal to see 'undigested bits in my stool' (as you said it). Not only when I eat mushrooms. Of course I never looked at other people's 'stool', so I don't know if this really is normal. It might have to do with my bad way of chewing (because I miss some molars).
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Why wouldn't we want to hear you sing???
Because I cannot remember the words, and because I have no idea what any of this means:
There are several people here that are musically inclined. I am not one of them.
Paul, you don't have to know what that means. Singing is just a way to use your voice. You know well how to talk, singing is like talking, only a little different. And for the words (lyrics) ... they can be written on paper :-D