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keifermiller  ·  521 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 21, 2018

I've started playing LISA. Really digging it so far; it is even more surreal for me as Olathe is a stone's throw away from here. Very undertale and/or earthbound feeling. I also gave Forza 7 a shot, and hated it.

Speaking of things that are a stone's throw away, turns out that the library from our defunct anarchist infoshop survives. Gonna go check it out while I'm on vacation in two weeks' time. Hopefully the weather will be nice out, didn't really go out much over the winter compared to the past. Got sick after my first freezing bike ride, and just said fuck it. I used to not give a shit about the cold, since the trailers at work were freezing anyways. But they fixed the heaters, set them to "inferno", and left them on well into the 60's.

In light of warm weather happening earlier and earlier every year, we've got a buncha tomato and thyme sprouts going. Kale is doing well in the planters, and there is a packet of borage seeds sitting on the counter that need to get going. Picked 'em up from the public library (along with the tomato and thyme seeds). Apparently bees like borage? Never really seen it before.

kleinbl00  ·  521 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Our garden was taken over by triffids last year. They were huge, looked kind of like celery but their stalks were not tasty. Then they shot seed all over. Because I'm in Los Angeles during harvest time, it comes down to my overworked wife and eager child to deal with the garden.

Which is why I didn't discover that the triffids were parsnips until the edible parts had turned to oak.

We got some damn parsnips this year, I tell you what. I be pullin' those things when they're edible.

b_b  ·  521 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you've not tried pickling them, do (if you're into that sort of thing).

kleinbl00  ·  521 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol I planted 'em I just forgot and when one sees what looks for all the world like mutant celery standing 4 feet high one does not immediately think "my parsnips must have bolted."

At least, not the first time.

coffeesp00ns  ·  518 days ago  ·  link  ·  

also fun fact if you make soups - you can sub in parsnip for carrot in your mirepoix for creamy soups so that you don't have orange bits floating around.