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Did I mention I race rally cars? Red Rocket Rally
Charger - Flash - Rally
|Wednesday, April 26, 2023|
|It’s Right to Repair|
by brian @ 09:16:16 - [perma-link]
I’ve had these cat-ear headphones for a long time. I repaired them once before when one of the speakers became dislodged inside the ear cup. Today i fixed the broken solder point on the headphone jack. It broke many years ago, and was loose so they haven’t worked plugged in, unless I torqued the plug just right. Now they work again!
|Saturday, January 28, 2023|
by brian @ 15:53:46 - [perma-link]
I picked up a mint plant on a whim at Trader Joe’s. I enjoyed growing and propagating basil last year. This should be fun!
|Wednesday, January 18, 2023|
by brian @ 10:25:16 - [perma-link]
The stalks keep growing and flowering. I have a small makeup brush that i have been using to try to pollinate the flowers. A few times per day, I softly touch all of the open flowers with the brush. I’m trying to pick up pollen from the male flowers and leave it on the female flowers. I usually see about 5-8 open at a time during the morning and afternoon.
|Friday, January 6, 2023|
by brian @ 11:40:43 - [perma-link]
One of my avocado plants is flowering again! This is the second time. The first time was in 2018, with just a couple of bunches of flowers that were mostly in sync. This time, there are two big sets of clusters, and the flowers are not in sync!
|Wednesday, January 4, 2023|
by brian @ 10:12:18 - [perma-link]
First smoke of the year! This is my second pork butt. On Saturday I smoked one with just salt and pepper as a rub. More of a douse than a rub. It was really good, but the thick salt and pepper crust was a bit much.
|Monday, November 14, 2022|
|First Saffron Harvest|
by brian @ 14:34:13 - [perma-link]
I picked the first flower today and pulled three threads of saffron from it. They smell wonderful. Now i need a recipe!
|Thursday, November 10, 2022|
by brian @ 12:58:04 - [perma-link]
I think that's a flower pushing up the middle of the tall sprout. It's kind of purplish compared to the other white leaves. None of the others look quite like this yet, but others are starting to open up. This one is in the front yard.
|Friday, November 4, 2022|
|Saffron is Looking Good|
by brian @ 17:37:59 - [perma-link]
All but one of the indoor saffron corms have pierced the soil in the 3 weeks since I planted them. Almost all of them have multiple sprouts. I count 35 sprouts from 19 corms.
|Wednesday, November 2, 2022|
by brian @ 15:05:40 - [perma-link]
I accidentally mixed up the hops when i was brewing an Anchor Steam-inspired beer and a Munich Dunkel. I didn’t realize until I was preparing ingredients to brew the dunkel after “Mooring Vapor” had finished that I had used the Magnum hops instead of the style-appropriate Northern Brewer.
by brian @ 17:53:02 - [perma-link]
I just trimmed all of the basil plants to make pesto. I definitely did not get enough Parmesan. Wow that’s a lot!