I'd like to live near liberal minded people, but also in an area with no or unenforced building codes. I think the answer to that is the edge effect, living on the border of a rural county and a more urban county, but in the rural county. This will also give me access to a lot of the amenities and markets of a the more urban county with the low taxes and low cost of living of the rural county.
Kat Ostby wrote:I popped on today to see if I could start earning my Food Prep and Preservation Badge with stuff like making yoghurt, butter, or mozzerella cheese.
I know they're not all inclusive as it's not vegan...but I'd love to see some dairy options added.
I make vegan cheese all the time, usually mozzerella! I've made vegan butter in the past as well, and I'd bet vegan yogurt isn't that hard to make either.
Dave Burton wrote:In this podcast, I liked the distinction that Alan Booker made between "permaculture" and "ecoculture" - that the former focuses on human-centric yields and that the later emphasizes people acting as a keystone species in an ecosystem.
I love the concept of humans being a keystone species, thanks Alan for introducing me to that!
I skimmed it; most of this info I've heard Paul talk about before. I like the section on toxic cardboard. I've always seen this topic handwaved away "trust me it's toxic." I wonder how much it would cost (or if it's possible) to have a few samples of cardboard tested for various toxins.
I don't understand how the thermosiphon works to cool the greenhouse. A bit of air is in the hot part of the tube, it gets heated up to so that it is hotter and less dense than the air outside the top of the tube so it moves up and out. The bit of air behind it is siphoned up but it wouldn't move up and out of the tube until it is hotter and denser than the air outside the top of the tube. So it would only work to heat the air.
Does it need to be shaped like an upside down J? Maybe you wouldn't get the siphon part without gravity pulling the cooler denser air out of the tube.
I can probably put the greywater in the model today if I can get an idea of what it looks like and where it goes.
One thing I haven't seen discussed yet is the effect of condensation on the windows. We've got a relatively warm moist environment, will a fogged up window hinder things? I don't think it would make it any colder, but might put a damper on any photosynthesis we were hoping for. At the very least it will be a sign that it's warm inside.
Tofu miso soup:
Kombu (died seaweed) - about half a sheet of paper size
Dried shiitake mushrooms - about a handful
miso paste - 3 tbsp
Green onions - 2 chopped
Tofu - 8 oz cumbed
Put kombu and mushrooms in a pot add 4 cups cold water. Bring to a boil over medium low heat. After it reaches a boil, fish out the kombu and gently stir in the miso. You can take out the mushrooms too, they get kind of rubbery, but I like em. Add the white parts of the green onion. Gently boil for a couple minutes the add the tofu. Turn off off the heat, and let it sit for a minute so the tofu gets warm. Garnish with the green ends of the green onion.
It depends, in the past I've burnt CDs and printed paper covers that I fold up. I've also gotten vinyl records pressed at a pressing house then shipped to me and done the covers and packaging myself. Usually these days I get turnkey vinyl records or tapes for a more professional package and have them shipped to me in bulk then ship them out as orders come in. Once a record company did all the shipping for me, but I made less money and didn't save that much work.
I sell physical copies of my music online. Sometimes I sell t-shirts and miscellaneous merchandise as well, but they sell better in person when I play live than online. Here are the receipts for the last couple months.
I make a passive income stream from my music in two ways, downloads and streaming. Downloads come from Bandcamp.com, streaming revenue comes from a variety of platforms(Spotify and Apple Music being the biggest), all funneling through a service called CD Baby. Below are receipts for about a year. You can check out the music here: Bandcamp and Spotify
I see some typos, scroll down to TRACK EIGHT. It goes like this:
TRACK EIGHT - HOMESTEADING
(some info on track 8)
(some pictures including one very handsome man)
TRACK NINE - BOOTCAMP
(the exact same pictures as above, handsome dude and all)
TRACK NINE – SPONTANEOUS INNOVATION:
That's a viable solution. I'm not sure if I want to do that because after the support beam there would be an abrupt drop in the roof because all of the roof slats (highlighted in yellow) would rest on the diagonal beam and not the extended ones above it.
Updates this revision:
A) changed 2 of the 3 pillars in the outside corner to diagonal braces along the back wall
B) removed one pillar from the inside corner and extended the seam joist onto the two that were left
C) extended middle joist from each side to meet the seam joist
D) added horizontal and diagonal braces to each cell divider
E) showed the underground portion of each pillar