I inherited this neat little handwritten British recipes book that is so simple and charming. I have no idea where it came from as my English Grandmother wasn't married to a Canadian or American. Maybe someone she knew was πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Perhaps I'll never know. It got me thinking though, how important simple things like a handwritten recipe book really are. 46 years later I'm grateful to whoever put it together.

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Summer harvesting πŸ…

The basic rule with small scale city gardening is to pick little and often. Most vegetables will benefit from having almost mature fruit removed so to encourage new fruit.

https://kitchen-garden.be/diary/summer-harvesting

#Garden #Gardening #GrowYourOwn

The fall equinox is next week so here's a gentle reminder to:

πŸ’€ Indulge in naps
πŸŒ™ Self-reflect
🍲 Eat with the season
🧘 Enjoy stillness and quietude

@lrhodes yeah, they sure do! Anything in the Brassica family they just thrive on.

@lrhodes cabbage loopers! I'm right there with ya this year. Unless I get out and pick them off 2x a day they pretty much mow it all down.

Last week I had the joy of teaching to a group of community-supported-agriculture (CSA) members for a local farm cooperative. Everyone left super pumped about starting their own worm bins and I left super pumped about folks redirecting their organic waste back into our local soil πŸ’š

"Let the earth stabilize your postcolonial insecure jitters."

For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet
Joy Harjo - 1951-

poets.org/poem/calling-spirit-

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@tendigits they make an excellent tea when crushed and steeped.

@whistlewright yeah, same family but squash bugs have a distinct coloration pattern; at least as far as what I've seen here in our garden.

@mike yes, same family but they look slightly different than what I'm used to being a stink bug.

@paulrr yeah, I actually tried Seek by iNaturalist but it couldn't ID either of them down to species.

I believe these three images are all insects in the Coreidae family. Leaf-footed nymphs and I'm not sure exactly what the two adults are. If there's any enthusiasts in the Fedi feel free to ID.

Not pictured are at least 5 spider webs large enough to catch me; I hear spiders enjoy a tasty Coreidae so they're in the right place.

So much action happens in the when we're not out there pretending we're in charge of it πŸ˜†

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Went to listen to a Cherokee man speak about native plants and foraging. The best part of his talk:

"The longest journey you will take in your life is from here [points to head] to here [points to heart]."

@flip I'm somewhat intolerant to all nightshades, so we may have to agree to disagree on that one πŸ˜‚

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