Sunday, November 30, 2014
I listened to them through high school in the early nineties after getting hooked by their version of Sweet Jane. In university there was almost always one of their CD's in my stereo There is something about their music that speaks to me. I love so many artists and types of music but I always come back to them.
Currently they are doing some blog posts on the recording of the Trinity Session. When I first heard this story of how the album came together many years ago it got me even more hooked on their music. I don't think the way they did it is better than anyone can do it today - its the process and the story that I love. They were, after all, using a high-tech microphone of the day. Everyone was setup around it - "If someone had a solo section they were asked to play a little louder during it (in the case of an electric guitar) or move physically closer to the mic (in the case of something like a mandolin).
Take some time and read the posts below:
A Look Back At….The Trinity Session (history – part 1 of 3)
A Look Back At…The Trinity Session (history – part 2 of 3)
A Look Back….The Trinity Session (history – part 3 of 3)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The fact is there have been problems with neonics in Ontario and some changes need to be made. In most areas in the rest of Canada seed treatments with neonics and bees live in harmony. Ontario farmers have made changes and things have improved. Whether more regulation is needed I'm not sure but I do know if the technology is that valuable farmers will find a way to keep it.
This isn't a ban. Farmers will need to prove their need for it. Its all about good agronomy. Start doing your work now to show what pests you have and why you need it. The coming season gives you a chance to try test strips without the insecticide and evaluate.
And don't forget to participate in the consultation over the next couple of months. Make your voice heard. But please make it a calm and rational voice. Shouting matches between all parties doesn't serve anyone.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
(* actually I initially started on the kitchen counter with one tray under the counter light. But that soon got crowded. However it did serve the purpose of getting my son interested in starting his own seeds.)
I had some auto shades left over that I cut to fit behind and then ...
Not only are they protected from a blast of cold air much more of the light is reflected back in!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Loose leaf tea needs to be brewed ... well ... loose so that the leaves aren't matted together and water gets around them. The problem I have is that after dumping the used leaves a fair amount is still stuck in the strainer. This means more water for washing and leaves that go down there drain to water treatment rather than to my composer where they belong.
Then I got an idea. Press a basket style coffee filter in. The filter easily breaks down in my compost and is easier to remove. Below are some pictures of making it work.