February 5, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Huzzah for me! The rest of my seeds have arrived. (Excited!)
I also ordered a couple of books that I thought might come in handy. I kinda always second guess an extra expense, but now that I’ve taken a look at them, I’m glad I got them. Especially this one:
I had a bucket garden a few years ago at an apartment I was living in in Pittsburgh. It went well enough, but I had ended up buying seedlings. See, I had gotten seeds and had started them. And then I had to go out of town for a few days—I believe it was AWP in Denver that year—and trusted my roommate to look after them. The door to my room was to be kept closed, because she had a rambunctious kitten. I suppose the closed door helped her forget, because they were bone-dry when I got back. Furthermore, what survived was destroyed—I’m not kidding—within fifteen minutes of my return, as Baily Bean the kitten toppled the tray and I was sweeping dirt out of the carpet for a few days.
Obviously, I have no real experience starting seeds—I’m about fifty pages into this book and I’ve already learned things I never would have guessed in a million years. Sure, I suppose I could have found this information online, but, frankly, I like books. I like having a decent source of information that I can just grab off the shelf, flip through, and find what I need, all in one spot. As opposed to waiting on a slow internet, clicking a thousand links before I find what I need, etc., etc. Screw that: books.
I also got this one:
I want to start a massive compost pile by the garden, and I wanted some handy information in a small format, with easy to find and follow instructions. I found it. Looks handy enough; here are some highlights:
Obviously, I picked the right little booklet.
Separate from the seed shipment, I found this nifty book at the local St. Vinnie DePaul’s:
It’s a 1977 reproduction of an 1895 book of the History of Butler County, Pa (obviously). It’s Volume II, sure, and I don’t have Volume I, but it does contain the local biography section. There’s a very good chance that the family that started this property in the late 1700s, and their 19th-century descents, are in here.
That was the book haul this week—a little heavier than most weeks. All good stuff.
I leave you, now, with this picture of Moggy:
This outtake of that same shoot:
And this: San Antonio’s Fearless Iranians from Hell with ‘Burn the Books.’ Crossover band–they formed in 1983, but I don’t actually know if they’re still together. I think they’ve broken up. Shame, really.
By the way, I found it. Incarnated, from Poland, has a song called ‘Let it Rot,” on their album ‘Human Flesh.’ Unfortunately, I didn’t find an easily listenable link for you, but, as a consolation prize, I give you Vienna’s Pungent Stench‘s ‘Just Let Me Rot.’ \m/