Adrianne Goes Farming

My experiences with local food and increasingly...my thoughts about it.
Finished the cowl… awhile ago actually. I’ve been wearing it inside tonight. We keep the house at 62 degrees to save money on heat, so it’s come in handy. It’s also surprisingly soft considering it is made of 100% wool. 

Bells is getting some warmth from me.

Finished the cowl… awhile ago actually. I’ve been wearing it inside tonight. We keep the house at 62 degrees to save money on heat, so it’s come in handy. It’s also surprisingly soft considering it is made of 100% wool.

Bells is getting some warmth from me.

Making a cowl. The yarn is sheep’s wool from the farm I worked at in Massachusetts. Before I can start, I have to make it into a ball. I made a center pull ball.

I paused Dexter while I was taking a picture and that is the face I got. Didn’t plan it, but I think he looks impressed.

npr:

Supernatural, a TV show about a duo of demon-fighting brothers, doesn’t have the most viewers. But it’s lasted nine seasons so far — partly because of its passionate fans, who take their love to Twitter, Tumblr and fan fiction websites. That raises a question: What matters more, ratings or fans’ enthusiasm?
The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of ‘Supernatural’ Redefine TV Success 
by Neda Ulaby Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW

BEST SHOW EVER. Next to Buffy of course. 

npr:

Supernatural, a TV show about a duo of demon-fighting brothers, doesn’t have the most viewers. But it’s lasted nine seasons so far — partly because of its passionate fans, who take their love to Twitter, Tumblr and fan fiction websites. That raises a question: What matters more, ratings or fans’ enthusiasm?

The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of ‘Supernatural’ Redefine TV Success

by Neda Ulaby Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW

BEST SHOW EVER. Next to Buffy of course. 

SUCCESSSSSSSSSSSSSSs, bitches. Now the question is, will the horticulture department make me buy a poinsettia, or will they give me one?

One of the two radio stations that come in on the greenhouse radio has started playing Christmas music. I tried listening to it because I already had the plants going on…didn’t work. Too early. 

I keep forgetting to bring my camera to work. I only remember when I walk in and see all the beautiful colors…red, white, pink, and green! They’re turning!

Life as I know it now.

I water the horticulture greenhouses on campus in the mornings. We’re growing poinsettias for December graduation and for a Christmas-time sale. The person that is the expert on growing them doesn’t work there anymore…apparently they’re really hard to grow right…No one would blame me if they don’t turn red and white and pink…but I really don’t want to be the girl who screwed up the poinsettias. 

And my roommate’s kitty…getting in my way. But so cute while she does it. 

www.freekibblekat.com

www.freekibble.com

www.freerice.com

Some cool websites my teacher showed us today. You visit and answer trivia quesiosn and each time you answer (right or wrong) 10 pieces of kibble are donated to an animal shelter or 10 pieces of rice are donated to The World Food Programme.

The animal one was created by a 12 year-old that was inspired by the rice website.

Almost started crying during class thinking about all the cats that need homes. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything, that I forgot how. I’m having a hard time dealing with my new living situation, but not for reasons that are typical. At least I don’t think they are. (I also have a hard time with commas…better get that under control before becoming a teacher…) 

I’ve spent the last 3 years either living with organic farmers or myself. I’ve been immersed in a small, but growing, sector of society where everyone kind of thinks the same way. It’s been hard being thrown back into mainstream American culture. I don’t feel like I fit in. 

I’m used to people that cringe when something isn’t composted and for that very reason, smelly trash isn’t really a reality. What is this smelly trash can? It’s gross. Why don’t they compost? Why all of the sudden is it weird that I compost food? 

I’m not used to living in a house with air-conditioning. Is 75 degrees low? Is asking for the thermostat to be on 78 outrageous? I honestly don’t know. I also don’t want to spend all my money on utilities. This house is 3500 square feet…it takes a lot of energy to cool a house this big. 

What is this microwave contraption? And how does one trust what goes on inside of it? 

That’s really all I have at the moment. These are first world problems, I know. Which makes me feel worse that I stress over them. At least everyone is nice and cleanly. No drama.