Wow i admire this guy’s dedication….
Forget farm-to-table — a Minnesota-based YouTuber has pushed the concept of cooking from scratch to whole new heights.
While most of us would normally run to the supermarket for ingredients, Andy George, the founder of a new video series called “How to Make Everything,” took the task of making a chicken sandwich to its literal extreme.
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In an offsite growing project we are growing cucumbers o a sunny windowsill in town.
And don’t they look good!
No slugs there…
Another lovely day here!
Early in the morning i bumped into the neighbour and asked him what could be eating my plants. He said he’s had more slugs this year than he can ever remember (he’s been living here over 30 years) – he took me into his garden and showed me all the slug pellets he’s been slinging around and how the little bastards are still eating his stuff. So it seems i identified likeliest culprit for the pea disaster then..
Further, we agreed that the weather has been really odd this year, bouncing up and down by ten degrees. The growing season should be in full swing (it’s june!!) but things are only starting to get going.
He said that his ground is so boggy now that he is forced to build raised beds, he’s doing it on a really largescale (he runs a landscaping business and his garden is impressive), even still i felt vindicated for building my little raised beds.
We then moved on to discussing how climate change has irrevocably screwed things up and how there are too many people on the planet. What a great morning discussion!
In the midst of the doom and gloom I declined to tell him about the japanese knotweed infestation hehe.
Quite pleased with this. It’s a sturdy bench, which if put on its side serves as a table! Hence bable!!
The plan this year is to build some raised beds, since growing stuff on the wet clay ground proved difficult last year (although the peas were happy).
In this one in the back garden, there’s potatoes and squash planted.
Yesterday we watched bird brain of britain 1985, which I think I probably saw on TV back when I was a kid. It’s got birds solving these crazy selfbuilt puzzles, so of course we were inspired to set up our own test device, which so far has not been used.
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90% of Britain’s bees are Solitary Bees. They are crucial pollinators yet are little known or conserved.
This docu got us thinking about making a bee hotel. Should be quite easy, we’ve got loads of bamboo stocks. In fact i hope i didnt screw up any bee houses when i was taking from the storage and laying out the vegetable patch with bamboo the other day!
I’ve been feeling this a bit lately, I am the provider and the destroyer here, like when i feed the birds but also plan to chop down trees to give the vegetable garden more light. And in a way just by being here i get in the way of the natural process in a lot of ways, making noise and scaring off animals. But on the other hand, if we get evicted, then tghe whole site will be demolished and all these trees will make way for more bloody houses.