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Jennifer Richardson

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Judith—

All is well! I have been in Texas for some time, dealing with some family issues, but should be returning to Montana soon! I haven’t made time to play with my loom, but perhaps I can do so soon!
1 month ago
Oh, rounding those edges is a good idea!
1 month ago
Thanks, Chris!
2 months ago
Awesome! I will keep an eye out!
2 months ago
apparently pussy willows are some of the earliest to come out of dormancy in spring
2 months ago
Apparently, willow roots will continue to grow all winter:

The best time to plant willow cuttings is in the fall or very early spring — when we call the tree dormant. Actually, only the leaves are dormant. The roots continue to grow all winter from stored energy, and when the buds burst in the spring, the new leaves will have a healthy system of roots to provide them with moisture and minerals.



from this article:

https://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/trees-for-soil-erosion-zmaz86mazgoe
2 months ago
We have an idea for a greywater mulch pit design that, with lots of tricks, could stay warm enough to function outdoors in Montana in winter, but we need a plant . . . a special plant . . . something that will grow in, say, Seattle, in the winter, and not go dormant--so it can still take up nutrients in winter. And it is what Paul calls a "poop beast"--something that can tolerate high fertility/high nitrogen (like from gross kitchen sink water). Preferably NOT a food plant, and doesn't get too tall. And we can't think of anything. Do you have any ideas?
2 months ago
M Johnson,

We got the seeds! What a haul! I feel like Scrooge McDuck in his Money Bin.
3 months ago
Decided to finally figure out how to warp my loom.

(BRK Day 26)
3 months ago