Pearl Sutton

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Chronic reader, creative dreamer, a LOT of hand skills to make things real, intense health issues that limit my activity, but not my creativity or dreams. Moved to southern Missouri with enough tools and junk to build a life that might work well with my health. One of god’s gigglers, I punctuate with smiley faces and exclamation points when I type, and smile and laugh a lot in real life. (Often at things no one else understands.) And I both curtsy at people (even when wearing grubby work clothes) and purr when hugged, both online and in real life. “Normal” is not a word that has ever been used for me.
Been organic gardening all my life, and bought 4 acres that I have designed from the ground up. Making it happen is being the most fun I have ever had in my life, the best 3D jigsaw puzzle ever! Reading Mollison’s Designer’s Manual was like coming home, ah, THERE I am! A reality where I can use all of my multifaceted talents and skills!
Dumpster diver, recycler, second hand store shopper, I tell people I am attracted to rust and lace. I have violated every warranty I have ever met, I’m a tool using animal, and I use my tools to modify everything in my world. And it only gets weirder...
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That one made me laugh! My mom threatened us kids with all kinds of horrible things if we touched her sewing scissors. I have spent my adult life threatening anyone who touches mine!
Keep your paws OFF my sewing scissors!! :D
9 minutes ago
What happened here?!?

One of the things the staff hears fairly often is "I just did something, did I break permies?"
No, you probably did not, it takes a steward with internet problems to break things REALLY well. And I broke this thread REALLY well, and made an utter mess.

My sincere apologies to all who were affected, this was the worst mess I have ever made on permies.
I apologize for the chaos


This post will self destruct in 2 days.
5 hours ago
I checked the kind of neem oil I have, it is cold pressed virgin.
1 day ago

Ela La Salle wrote:If I may suggest this video using pure, cold pressed NEEM OIL . It worked for my vegetable/ perennial gardens as well as my neighbor.

It's non toxic but  works  great on bad chewing insects in vegetable garden as well as on flowering perennials.
I start spraying mulch and soil as soon as the snow stars to melt and repeatedly  throughout the growing season because of where  live.

Thank you, I'll check that. Wonder if I can use it on them now, to eliminate the overwintering? I have really good neem oil in the house.
2 days ago
Hm. You are right, we don't seem to have a low or retro tech forum... hmmm...

I'm glad typewriters are coming back! I like them. Much better ergonomics than a laptop keyboard where your fingers are all squooshed together.

For years I have been casually on the lookout for a manual typewriter. The ones I have seen were being sold as "Antique!" or "Vintage!" and were out of my price range.  I'm looking more for the price range of a yard sale "I don't believe my mother had this thing in her closet for all these years! Get it out of here!" type range :D

3 days ago
As someone who is not a fan of Christmas music, I give that video 5 thumbs up
Stop it, y'all. Just STOP IT.

4 days ago
The things I never knew....

5 days ago
The black rippled stuff?
If so, with or without slits?

6 days ago
Chocolate and white icings would realistically be enough colors for a spinning wheel. They don't tend to look like a lit up ferris wheel.
6 days ago