Sunday, August 31, 2008

compost success

The first tub of compost, started in Nov '07, was returned to the soil today.

Over time had collapsed down from about 1.5 feet deep down to about 3". Rich, black, and odor-free, it is now distributed over the patch of land I will aspirationally call The Garden.

The second tub is about 3/4 full and the surface is covered with giant worms or grubs of some kind. They look like grubworms only armored instead of soft and squishy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Finally went to see Wall-e.

It was the first time we'd been in a movie theater for about a year. Too many idiots, screaming children, and generally rude people in theaters. Our main way of dealing with this is to project DVDs on the wall. We make our own popcorn and chill. Perfection.

Second-best is to go to an upscale theater where people know how to behave. We picked the Inwood. The audience and the movie were both delightful. Two thumbs up and all that.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Found a used Roomba on craiglist for $40. It's running around the living room now. It's pretty hilarious.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mucho bottling

Bottled the batch[7] apple cider w/3068 weizen yeast after about three months in the primary. It was only down to 1.004 but I bottled w/4oz of priming sugar and stored it in a bottlebomb-proof container.

Also bottled half the batch[18] farmhouse (the part that didn't go onto blackberries).

Cleaned and delabeled about 50 .5L german beer bottles; They rock.