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nancy sutton

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Federal Way, WA - Western Washington (Zone 8 - temperate maritime)
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Recent posts by nancy sutton

Thanks a bunch for the how-to crochet links!  ox
I like it too!  But am not a 'hand crafter'... anyone have a link to instructions-for-dummies for this wash cloth?  Thanks  : )
Poor babies... stay warm... Vit c, zinc, magnesium..... until the infusions are ripe!  And now I'll have to get the 'Glass Bead Corn' seed after seeing those beautiful kernels!  ox
Good info all, and special thanks to John & Hans, my fellow PNWers ;)  You know the climate I'm in, and your advice is invaluable ;)
2 weeks ago
I'll read through... looks like good stuff!  But want to mention this info from an Irish vlog... 'Way Out West Blowins'   Tim made a cone and uses it.. what caught my attention was the fact that one burn was with WET WOOD!!  I have lots of prunings, etc. and no good way to keep piles dry long enough to dry out until it's winter 'burning' time.  Note the other posts regarding their experience with biochar :)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EFVEjBVh48&list=PL3_dJayH6e6hS6yKnQYNf9SHyz3oquKbY&index=6&t=0s

I can't make this kind of cone, but I think scrap sheets of metal could be 'manipulated',  and I'll probably just dig a cone or trench (see old Mother Earth N article on the trench method)... and burn WET WOOD!   Now, back to reading up line.... :)
3 weeks ago
I have to add, thanks to posters here :), I now have a Bearss Lime, and, on order, an Otawri Satsuma : )  I going to grow them, potted, in the 'niche' location on the south facing deck all year and see how they do.  BTW, I got them from a local nursery - Restoring Eden, located in south King County (Seatac location).  It is fairly new and carries a wonderful assortment of unusual fruits, plus lots more - https://restoringeden.co/     (Glad to find it after Furney's left ;)
3 weeks ago
Ditto, John!  A long way to go, yes, but not as long as it was 30 yrs ago : )   This thread brought to mind; 'seeing is believing'; wiki article on 'mirror therapy'; a successful marketer who said, 'when the 'picture' changes, the situation changes' (no wonder TV advertising is so effective); etc.  And, yes, the picture of 'profit' is probably most powerful... considering that Americans worship Mammon above all.  I think that's why the message/meme that creates a picture is most effective, as in 'The Paris Hilton Tax' vs the 'Death Tax' (re: the estate tax), and the '1% vs 99%' image, etc.  So....what about 'permaculture / organic / regenrative' or whatever...how about 'Beautiful Soil.. it's what we feed that feeds us!'   or.... hmmm  
OK, I've tried also, but it never comes up to Best/Hellmans.  The natural avocado mayonnaise has strong mustard flavor.  We didn't like the olvie oil either, but may try the 'regular' olive oil.  However, I'd like the exact flavorings for... Best!  Anybody duplicate it...yet? : )
1 month ago
I agree, Chris... the 'evangelizing' turns me off... as do all 'my way or the highway' approaches.  And, after reading Catherine's link (thanks : ), I see that profit, as usual, are a major factor.  If the profit margin in CAFO meat production is going to drop, they'll get in front of the fake meat parade.  
1 month ago
Yes... I get tired of preaching to the choir, too!  But, I figure the more info we have the more we have to share.  And, I agree, when Smithfield (biggest pork 'producer') is pushing vegan 'non meat', you know they want to move the attention away from their CAFO cruelty.
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-02-05/clean-meat-is-neither-we-can-and-must-do-better  (interesting links below the article, too : )
1 month ago