Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, September 5, 2016
the grapes in the catalpa tree were as done as they were going to get so i got the ten foot ladder out this morning ( after a run tot he store for sugar, cheesecloth, pectin, and some sundries containing caffeine ) and started to bring them in...i stuck to the ones i could reach...plenty left for the birds ( and i didn't feel like an er visit because i fell off the ladder ) and ended up with not even an ounce over eight pounds of grapes in the blue bucket...i took them in, pulled the grapes off the stems ( remembering to save some uncooked seeds to work on more vines next spring ) and netted seven pounds six ounces of grapes...added five and a half cups of water...brought it to a boil...simmered for ten minutes..and into the cheesecloth to drain out the juice...about two hours of work...still draining so there is no juice total yet...hoping for enough to do a couple fo batches...about sixteen pints...we'll see.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.