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Stages of understanding piracy:
Kid: Pirates are good! I wanna be a pirate!
Student: Pirates are actually bad because they
steal things and break the law
Expert: Pirates are nuanced because many of
them were disaffected sailors and escaped
slaves only doing what they had to do to survive
ina harsh society Pirates had an advanced
democratic, anarchistic society that valued
indivual freedom, the community, and liberalist
views, both on sea and on land. They have
mostly targeted pre-capitalist opressive
merchants and kingdoms, some of their most
important figures being women (Mary Reed,
Anne Bonny) and/or not harming innocents
(Edward Thatch (“Blackbeard”))
Master: Pirates are good! I wanna be a pirate!
Because this is IMPORTANT for this time of year, from birbsite,
Effective #Pomegranate Slicing! (zomg, so effective I may just buy one to practice)
i also made two very small test batches of ice cream. one infused with fennel seed and the other with black pepper 😮 ohmygod
i want a small scoop of the fennel ice cream after dinner for the rest of my life and i am thinking of so many applications for the black pepper (i doubled the pepper in this batch on accident... 😂 so it would be hard to eat a scoop of this on its own but the flavor is amazing and would be ✨magical✨ on top of a ginger & molasses cake, for instance)
Growing Saffron (1st week of harvest)
My first week of #Saffron blooms, they came in daily handfuls of 3, 4 and 5.
By the time today's partially-emerged blooms come the rest of the way out and I pinch them off, today should be more like 15 flowers harvested. I should see those numbers jump over the 2nd week of harvest.
And if you look carefully, you can see that front-most bloom was nibbled on just a bit, where the leaves got eaten but not the spice.
My hands are absolutely drenched in marigold smell. The wind has been blowing them over & so I staked them up like the parsley a few minutes ago. Fallen maple leaves also nearly covered the thyme so I moved them. Some branches of the marigolds had snapped off so I gave them to the brook that runs about a dozen meters away. Autumn is in full force & the Reaper comes. 🍂 🍁
Here's a word to celebrate today:
Spe-klm (my transliteration, since I don't have the characters needed to spell it properly) aka Bitterroot. Called a "mind-food," the root is said to give clarity and improve memory. It is currently too endangered for casual harvest (though we sorely need some clarity and strengthening of memory these days).
Yesterday a group of children put some 700 plants into the soil here. May they, the children and the plants, thrive.
dog postin. also goodnight & drugs ment.
boy is out of town & dog knows he gets to sleep with me with me when that happens so he was pacing around all excited as i got ready for bed and he anxiously waited for me to invite him up and it was pretty cute
i got stoned and forgot i have to open at work tomorrow for like an hour, need to sleep now 😂 goodnight y’all
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