Today I was thinking back on how much @winduptoy and I have explored together since we met. Years ago we did a bit of letterpress printing, mostly just for fun, with the occasional wedding invitation job request mixed in. Here are a few throwback photos to our print shop days running the family's Baltimore Jobber. Most of the art here was linocut layered onto printed lego pattern.
Yesterday I mentioned the use of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in soil and plant health. Here are some photos of the creation process. Rinse white rice, saving the water (first rinse, poured through the rice a few times) in a jar and let it sit for ~3d. Spoon top residue off. Add 1 part rice water to 10 parts organic milk. Cover jar with cheesecloth and let sit on counter ~6d. Strain, compost curd, refrigerate the yellow liquid. Dilute 1:1000 w/water. Foliar spray or drench. #KNF #gardening
In March we built a new market garden plot of permanent raised beds. We tarped the area for 2 months then tilled. In doing so we unearthed all kinds of trash that the careless generation before us left behind, and concluded that whatever biology was in the soil was probably glad to be put out of its misery. Here we are 2 months later and the biology is now abundant and thriving. In this case, tilling was a useful tool for the acute treatment of biologically lethargic soil. #gardening #soilhealth
I love this time of year, when the bebe buns emerge. Today while visiting my dad and walking through his garden I spotted a baby bun snoozing under the arugula like it was a tiny creature pergola. How magical it must be to be a baby bun napping under arugula. These photos are from our garden. This little bun seemed blissed out by the lavender. Me too. 🐰 🌿
We started planting at our beginning farmer incubator space today. We prepped the beds with mushroom compost, sowed the seeds, and then applied LAB (lactic acid bacteria) and Dandelion FPJ (fermented plant juice) amendments. We made the LAB and FPJ ourselves, following the Korean Natural Farming techniques.
1 bed of beans sowed ✅, 19 beds of other delights to go.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - RUMI
Forever in love with @winduptoy
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