My dad is on the uphill rise. He's coming back home with me sometime this week with hospice. Way better news than what was given to us earlier this week.
Joe Braxton wrote:These plans look like the ones, if not please correct me.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Mordants are also commonly used on many natural fibers. The dye stuffs that yield a permanent color without a mordant are much rarer. Often the mordant determines color you get from a dye stuff, meaning wool dyed with marigold petals for example that is mordanted with alum will give a different color than mordanted with chrome, or iron or the countless mineral salts used as mordant. I think what happens is the mordants act on the fiber creating a place the color dye can attach.
This looks like a fascinating book, I'd love to get those colors from natural dyes.
Cj Sloane wrote:
Zach Weiss wrote:Never chisel towards yourself, unless your the son of a timber framer
I'm not so sure that even the son of a timber framer should wear sandals while chainsawing.
Opportunity Hatfield wrote:Well... the old Indore method is really considered out-dated. More modern methods focus on trying to obtain peak efficiency. While layering is a good way to begin the process, all the material needs to be mixed together in order to achieve any real efficiency. Layering isn't going to decrease nitrogen losses because the moisture in the pile is going to melt the ash and raw nitrogen together anyway, and without moisture there's virtually no decomposition taking place. We've refined this now to where we add various supplements at specific stages of the composting process, just like a good chef adds various ingredients to the recipe at the correct times.
In some ecosystems the nitrogen issue isn't such a big deal. But in regions where nitrogen management is a problem, we do have to conserve as much as we can -- it's expensive.
I'm sure individual biology plays a big part in that response. I loves my favas and this time of the year (autumn in NZ) taking the tops out for stir fries has a double benefit, greens for the diet and divisions for the plant which wont set seed till spring anyway. Also keeps it a bit shorter and more able to handle winter winds.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:R Ranson: Ha! Because you brought it up, I remember having an upset stomach yesterday. It was mild, and passed quickly. I was wondering about what I ate to upset myself. I'm very sensitive to wheat but hadn't had any for weeks. Hmmm. Wondering if it was the raw fava leaves?
Tyler Ludens wrote:I've not seen that the method of fear works any better.
I don't think you are wrong at all, I am however certain that we have now passed the point where we have the luxury of gently leading people to a better way. I don't believe we should force anyone to change and we couldn't if we wanted to, but we have lived in a world of relentless fascination with comfort, security and beauty, often perverted and full of lies, but that is what western civilsation has offered and promised that if we do the right things, we shall have it. Those right things have been clearly specified as being acts that are essentially suicidal.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I don't think we can effectively frighten most people into changing, I think we need to offer the incentives of comfort, security, and beauty. Fear may appeal to some people, but I think it turns most people off.
I really hope that this is not the case. If they are collectively unable to see that the incentive is not to starve to death in a collapsing civilisation, and even worse, watch your children starve, then that is what they will do. Anyone who figures out even the pathway to a transition to sustainable living on the planet is not going to have spare resources to pretty it up just so some people will want to add it to their fashion agenda.
John Weiland wrote:I suspect 'enable' may have to come after 'incentivize'. There has to be a strong "gotta-wanna" element in that next generation, enough so that (to them) it becomes a matter of necessity
Travis Johnson wrote:If people reading this do not get anything else out of this thread, I hope it is that. Being out of debt is great, and it truly can be done. (and faster than you think!)