Cam Lee

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since Aug 09, 2020
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foraging building homestead
Montréal, QC
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I’ve darned these jeans in a couple places, but one of the knees finally gave out. I grabbed a pair of “donor” jeans and cut out a patch with pinking shears to help keep the edges from fraying. Pinned and basted the patch in place, then did a kind of cross-stitch- and sashiko-inspired visible mending. Knotted and finished off the ends on the inside, pulled out the basting stitches, and we’re done!
12 hours ago
Tried a couple styles of darning/mending holes. “Real” darning on a kitchen towel that I wanted to make sure stayed flat, and the quick and easy ladder stitch style on my favourite sleep shirt that got eaten by the dryer. The loose fit and pattern will help hide the puckering from that method.
12 hours ago
Stuff I put in the pot:

Leftover roast chicken
4 carrots, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup dried soup mix (split peas, red lentils, pearl barley, rice)
Few sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary
The recipe used for the dough: https://www.melskitchencafe.com/quick-and-easy-pizza-dough/

First pizza topped with pizza sauce, a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese, ham, pineapples (yes, I am one of those people), and banana peppers. Second pizza had the same cheese mix, a spicy pizza sauce, mushrooms, and ham.
It’s that time... Put up plastic film on the windows to improve insulation and decrease energy usage for heating. It probably took me about half an hour to clean and put up the tape on all the windows, plus half an hour for each window - cutting pieces, peeling and sticking the plastic, trimming edges, and using a hair dryer to get it taut and smooth. So around 3 hours total.
1 week ago
I agree with Abraham that often times seeking the fork is for retaliation, deflection, or defense. Could be conscious or subconscious, but either way it does nothing to address the actual issue being brought up. If there is an issue with the fork, then deal with it separately, not as ammunition in an attempt to delegitimize the initial complaint.

It's possible that both sides can concede that they aren't perfect. I don't believe one should need to achieve perfection before asking for improvement from another, though.
I always do dishes by hand, though I was more mindful of how much water I used this time. I was surprised by how little it was in the end. The soap used is Palmolive pure and clear, which meets the OECD 301 test for biodegradability.
2 weeks ago
Here is my submission! Came out a bit wetter than I would’ve liked because I was making more than usual to have leftovers for fried rice. I always eyeball the rice:water ratio.
I used coconut oil for mine. Started off with just 6 items, but then my hands were already oily so I figured I might as well do everything. Wiped off the excess with a paper towel.
1 month ago