T Blankinship

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Is currently working for a small city in the south east corner of Kansas. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009. Loves to talk about and make fermented things. Is a non militant vegan but laughs at jokes about vegans. Also like to try make really good vegan food. And having fun with experiments.
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I will try doing that. I have the same issues with my toilet.
19 hours ago
First a little background about myself. I live in a small city in Kansas and I work in the city so my trip to work is about two miles. My house is on a quarter of an acre and I live by myself. Which has its good and bad points. Like when it comes to doing the dishes and who ate the last of the chocolate covered sunflower seeds!

So here are my questions with a few answers from me to start:

1 When you have time off do you schedule work that builds permaculture around you or do you treat it like a vacation?
For me I try to do something that builds permaculture around my home. Other times I treat it like a vacation.

2 People talk about a work/life balance but what about a permaculture/work balance?
Many view work as a four letter word, and sometimes they are right! Many times after work the desire to sit and study or work on a permaculture project is low. And many times dishes need to be clean because you just use the last clean spoon!

3 Have you tried to bring permaculture ideas into you work? And how did it turn out?
No I have not.

5 days ago
I will try this with my rocket stove! Thanks for the idea.
2 weeks ago
Get a labelnator! It is one of the tools I use to get labels off of bottles and it works. Here is a link: http://www.labelnator.com/
2 weeks ago
I had a thought the other day. A very informal meeting at a business, coffee shop comes to mind. So it would go something like this "Who wants to meet at ( input time here ) and just talk about how cool permaculture is to do?". Then add the place of business. Nothing be on that.  And I feel if an event was about one hour away from where I live and was at the right time I would most likely go. In my view a bigger city could be better. For example if there was a meeting like this in south west Missouri, people from Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri could meet easily in Joplin Missouri.
3 weeks ago
I was searching and reading up on raspberry pi and charting temperature. I found two videos:

It looks like it can be done. Thoughts?
1 month ago
Sorry, this is not about raspberry pie, but a computer, here is a link to what I am talking about https://www.raspberrypi.org/ . I was thing the today about the issue of tracking temperature and other related things. Could a raspberry pi be set up for less than $100 that could track temperature over a two week period or longer? Also could this run for about a week or two without the need of a human to check in on it?
1 month ago

Sonja Draven wrote:
Host your own PDC or workshop?
What are some other ideas for in-person permaculture events you could meet someone like-minded at?
What kind of events would you be more likely to encounter lots of ladies? Which ones would you meet more guys?

From my view as a single guy. The biggest issue is time, I have a forty hours a week job and getting time off can be hard for a lot of reasons. Yes, in a heart beat I would go to a PDC or workshop if I had the time off.  For me a one or two day event would be about right.  Trying to explain to a boss that you would like to have two weeks in a row off is hard. Summer for me is a busy time. Fall or winter for me is the best time to take time off and go to an event.
1 month ago
Has Leeroy built any rocket mass heaters or wofati?
1 month ago

Daniel Ray wrote:
Make sure you have a vibrant social media presence, advertise the library's goings ons as well as your own.

As the vaccine becomes readily available, in person programming and events are going to be doable within the next six or seven months most likely. Plan a big "welcome back to the library" party. It will culminate with summer so have the library do a plant or seed swap.

A great friends fundraising program is to do a 5k for the library.

I like the idea of a "Welcome back to the Library party"! We do have a little social media presence. The thing I have an issue with social media is what to post and how many times a week. Is there a magic number?
1 month ago