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keifermiller  ·  244 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

oooo. Preview says markdown headers work?

edit: interesting. only in the previews.

Gardening

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The adventures continue!

Kale

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We had a close call a few days ago, when the wee sprouts outpaced the watering regime, but every body is doing just fine. They just look like sprouts right now, roughly two inches high. Nothing to point to what the are except for maybe how deep a shade of green that they are. Almost tinges of blue.

Seeds

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So apparently the library has annual gardening exhibit. Naturally we're gonna check that out. Apparently there are free seeds, but what I'm really hoping for is information on when to look for local planting dates.

We've also given up on finding onion seeds. I thought it would be fun to start 'em that way, but apparently the gardening industry has other ides. Starts it is. Locally started starts ideally. Starting a seed, letting it grow and increase in mass and volume by a factor of bazillion so you can pluck it out of the ground, box it, and then ship it across the country is fucking laughably wasteful. I've moved those boxs. Smell nice, but they are heavy, and large.

    Before we got off the phone, I asked Salatin if he could ship me one of his chickens and maybe a steak, too. He said that he couldn't do that. I figured he meant he wasn't set up for shipping, so offered him my FedEx account number.

    "No, I don't think you understand. I don't believe it's sustainable — or 'organic,' if you will — to FedEx meat all around the country. I'm sorry, but I can't do it."

The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan

Weather

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The guidance on when it is generally safe to plant would be useful, because Kansas is fucking weird weather wise. Over the weekend it we were hitting above 80F/26C, but I just woke up and it is 37/2C out right now.

## Community-supported agriculture?

Does that style of header work? Also, any Hubski peeps a member of a CSA? We are thinking about trying to work that into our budget. Might be doable, since the car got paid off with the tax return.

Camera and Shipping

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Canon hasn't said what exactly happened to the camera when it and I had our brief romance with the asphalt, but they did charge us $200 and said "it'll be a week".

The interesting part of sending in the camera was, for me, the fact that I sent it via USPS instead of my own workplace. I dropped the camera off shortly before noon on Saturday. Paid like $15 for a flat rate shipping box and some packing materials. Got a tracking number which when we checked it in the parking lot at work on Monday before my shift started, told me that the package was out for delivery, over 1000 miles away.

Mental State

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I've been pretty dour recently, so I'm making a better effort at watching my emotions and consciously noting when I feel that way.

I've also been putting a decent amount of energy into configuring a hakyll setup to put on my VPS, but I don't actually know what would go on it. Thinking generating content for a website -even if no-one reads it- feels oppressive. And slightly... shameful? Definitely a twinge of something like. And yet I felt fine barfing forth pubski comments.

The question I'm struggling with is this I think: what the fuck do I have to say that would stand up to living in its own repository?

Hakyll is fun to configure, though.