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Värireseda on yksi eniten pitämistäni keltaisen värin antajista ja olenkin joka vuosi yrittänyt kasvattaa sitä. Väriresedalla värjäämisestä olen kirjoittanut mm täällä. Monesti kuitenkin minulla on ollut isoja ongelmia sen itämisessä, ja aiemmin olen pistänyt itämättömyyden sen syyksi, että siemenet ovat olleet liian vanhoja ja olen luullut resedan säilyttävän itävyytensä vain vuoden tai enintään kaksi viileässä säilytettynä.
Resedan siemen on pieni ja se tarvitsee valoa itääkseen eli se pitää kylvää pintaan ja peittää vain todella vähän, jos lainkaan. Ehkä tästä syystä ulos kylvämäni resedat ovat itäneet monesti hyvin epätasaisesti ja huonosti: pintaankylvetty siemen voi päästä kuivumaan ennenkuin se itää.
Toisaalta sitten resedalla on paalujuuri joka ei pidä yhtään koulimisesta ja purkkikasvatuksesta ja jos kylvän sen ensin kasvihuoneeseen, niin se pitää siirtää sieltä ulos penkkiin aikaisin ennenkuin juuri on kasvanut liikaa, muuten taimi jää juromaan pitkäksi aikaa siirron jälkeen, sikäli kuin selviää siirrosta lainkaan.

Nyt sitten kuitenkin kylvin väriresedaa taas hajakylvönä astiaan kasvihuoneeseen huhtikuun alkupuolella.  Löysin nimittäin siemenvarastoistani yhden viisi vuotta vanhan pussin Briteistä saamiani resedan siemeniä ja ajattelin kokeilla vieläkö ne itäisivät, ja olin melko varma, että eivät idä. Varmuudeksi minulla oli sitten myös tänä vuonna ostettu pussillinen siemeniä, jotka olin ajatellut kylvää suoraan ulos, mutta en ole vielä kylvänyt niitä. Kylvösastia oli kasvihuoneessa, missä öisin oli melko viileää, muttei pakkasta kuitenkaan. Saman astian toiseen päähän kylvin salaattia.
Kolme viikkoa kylvöstä ja nyt ne vanhat siemenet ovat itäneet oikein hyvällä prosentilla! Olen ihan yllättynyt ja tietysti myös tyytyväinen, ja ainakin tuli nyt todistettua, että väriresedan siemenillä itävyys säilyykin useamman vuoden. Tarkoitus olisi siirtää nuo taimet mahdollisimman pian ulos penkkiin, heti kun säät vain sallivat:)

Weld is one of my favourite plants which give yellow, and I have tried to grow it almost every year. I have written about dyeing with it here. Many times I have had trouble getting it to germinate, and I have thought that it is one of those plants which lose their viability fast, and my seeds have been too old.
Seeds of weld are small and require light to germinate, so it needs to be sown on the surface and not covered at all, or only very lightly. Perhaps that is a reason why germination in the beds outside have been erratic and not good: seeds sown in the surface may have had dried before it has germinated.
On the other hand sowing to pots is not easy either. weld has a long taproot and resents disturbance, so it should be transplanted when it is still quite small.

I found one bag of old weld seeds which I had gotten five years ago from the UK, and I sowed them in a pot in my green house three weeks ago. I was pretty sure they would not germinate any more, but I still wanted to try, and as a back-up I had another bag of seeds bought this year (which I haven't sown yet). The temperature where the pot is has been near freezing (but not quite) during night time, and higher during days, and now those old seeds had germinated well! I was so surprised to see it. Now I know that weld seeds can keep their viability for several years contrary to what I believed earlier.
I will transplant the seedlings outside as soon as the weather warms up, last night it snowed and this morning all was white when I looked outside!! This has been a very cold and slow spring, someone said that it has been coldest in forty years.
Still, the ground has melted, and snowdrops and crocuses are flowering outside, and in the greenhouse japanese indigo and tomato seedlings are growing well, because I have a heater there to keep them warm during nights.


29 Apr 2017 06:11 pm
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People who mislead the public on climate change should not be on the news. Period!

just funny

29 Apr 2017 03:50 pm
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the reason to have a fireman

some day we will get that office clean.
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if you were to come to our place
and be here for a while
you might find yourself
down in the kitchen with
a Hungry of cats
which can be felt
as a Convocation of Claws.
luckily they use only their eyes.

got up with a pillar of acid in the middle of the night.
it is not good to eat a whole bottle
of prevacid. even if it seems like it might be.

dad went shopping
he could not find most
of what was on the list
don’t think he could see it.
I’m thinking a picture book
filled with labels might help

he also needs a special shopper
to go with him into the store
and find stuff. he looks so lost
I’m surprised they don’t automatically
assign him one as he walks in the door.
the result, soup for supper.

we’ve been turning off the modem
at night and it does make for better sleeping.

my left hand is crummy at
crochet. even worse at toilet duty.
ok at knitting sporatic at writing.
it remembers letters before the right one
making for awkward spellings.
it is just fine for eating and drinking
( I like to mess with right handers and eat with my left
knocking elbows when bored at FOE.)
and weaving. it is more accurate at counting.
~not as good as the other at embroidery.

my left and right feet have argued over dominance as long
as I can remember. if I’d not had gym teachers
yell "lead with your right" I would have fallen less.
remember when falling if you see you’re going down
bend and roll knock over whatever you can?
its the sudden stops that are killers of bone.

got an attack of the histamines
sneezes in the night ~will blow you ears out
sneezes in the night ~will fill the sinus
sneezes in the night ~will make your eyes go boo..

did finally go to sleep hour later
and slept some more
last dream was at an hospital
with a black woman watched her die,
she has a tatooed ring finger. she didn't seem old.
one of the staff found a tiny syringe in her bed.
there was a 2nd one in a double package not used.
my husband is a certified first reponder
he'd never give anyone a shot.
woke up thinking she shouldn't have died

M is out doing fire inspections
I made lime almond cookies and did the dishes.
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American flood climate refugees

More on its way … flooding in Ukiah, California, January 2017. Image: Bob Dass via Flickr


The population of inland American cities will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, new report suggests...

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Last weekend science enthusiasts worldwide took to the streets for the March for Science. It coincided with Earth Day and while people showed up for all kinds of science from medicine to space exploration, climate change seemed to be an overarching cause...

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The March for Science in Washington DC. Members of the caucus say their goal is to depoliticize environmental policy in the US. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA


As despair intensifies over Trump’s agenda, the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus brings Democrats and Republicans together to break the deadlock...

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(Jia Naqvi/The Washington Post)


Just hours after the Washington March for Science dispersed, organizers sent an email to demonstrators with the subject line, “What's next?”...

all sorts of things!

29 Apr 2017 11:08 am
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I fell back into the Fallout 4 brain sink for a bit while I was trying to get my body and brain in a place where they'd work together again. But I think this upcoming week will be better.

I got a lot of the Gulf Wars submissions scanned and in a letter for Moonestone, so that should help. Note: I really like Colm. I hate his handwriting. I can't read it. I am both sad and relieved that this was probably his last Gulf Wars. And I feel a little bad about being relieved, but he is not moving with the new rules and it is getting very frustrating to be given this paperwork that someone has pinned hopes on and it not be usable. (Gleann Abhann does not have fillable pdf forms for our submissions. I really desperately wish we did. I've put out a couple of feelers to see who did other kingdom's.)

We are going to go help Jenna scrub her pool today. I hope the sun comes out at some point otherwise it's going to be really cold scrubbing. I don't even own a swimming suit. I'm going to be borrowing a pair of Brent's trunks.

Tomorrow is vacuum day. I adore my vacuum. It's hard, though, to vacuum, empty it, and move stuff to vacuum all by myself. I don't usually have to move stuff if I keep up with the vacuuming, but I haven't been keeping up. As such, tomorrow is a two-person job.

I got all the scrolls framed that weren't an odd size (really, Axemoor, why with the 11x15 scrolls?) and they're hanging in the hallway. I eventually want to do something a little more sturdy than the Dollar Tree $1 frames, but that's going to be a piece by piece sort of thing. I need to find our other framed ones - our AoA's, Brent's Arrow and Bolt, and my Onyx Chalice. For a while there, the only scroll in the hallway was my Diamond Chalice (oh my gosh that scroll! It's so beautiful. How does Jam do it? How can he still see?!) and it was framed for me as it had also been an A&S entry by Jam. I want him and Conall and [personal profile] zarhooie to meet up one day.

I sewed a tunic for Jenna! We had Baronial Wars where Gellis and Gida stepped down and Jenna and Nico came! Brent cut the tunic out and I sewed it. Turns out that if I don't try and sew the underarm gussets in with the machine, I can sew a tunic together in about an hour. And then I can spend thirty minutes sewing the underarm gussets in by hand. Hot diggity. This is going to make life a lot easier for me and for Brent. I think he's gotten kinda tired of having to sew all of my tunics for me.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy, wearing his signature bow tie, in the center of the front line of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. All photos by Julie Dermansky.


On Earth Day, tens of thousands turned out for the March for Science in Washington, D.C., despite the rain, celebrating ideas, facts, and empirical data while chastising climate science deniers...

mom's taking back cooking

27 Apr 2017 10:06 pm
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dad called to get the eye dr's #
got it for him, I wondered if mom knew.
turns out she wanted it.

mom called the first time
it was when are you coming to
over to cook? do you have leftovers
from last night? we need supplies
to cook. and we worked on a shopping list.

Later she called back saying
she doesn't want a cook
she just wants mentoring
"this is fine- I told her you need to ask dad
to do things for you when you can't."
no more burns no cuts
make use of his strenght and hands.
and do not let him tell you he's not hungry
so he doesn't have to help you. tell him
that you have to eat."
she said "he has to eat too."
"yes" i told her

and we will start again.
she'd looked into the fridge
found the the leftovers and spaghetti sauce
she's more alive today. this is good.

got off the fone and got stung by an wasp
damn bug. dead bug. I sent out yesterdays alive.
while I made dinner and wondered at them coming in
and figured it out-
M thinks it ok to leave the studio inside door open
and the wasps keep making nests
on the inside of the screen door and that one.
not ok. it lets them in.
he doubted me automatically.
but that's the wasp highway.
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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ok the terms of service thing of lj reeks
and it has been hinted at
but what has not been said directly
and the people on LJ need to know.
the real reason many folks have abandoned LJ
it is about person safety.

but the real awful part is the russ feds are using LJ .

(They also ask that you do not contact people in Chechnya directly to let them know, as there are reports the authorities are searching people's phones and computers for evidence of sexual orientation.)

taken from DW news
"Before we get into all the things I have to cover, though: Given the reasons most people are citing for not wanting to agree to LiveJournal's new ToS, I'd like to take a moment and ask: if you're able to (and only if you're able!), please consider donating to the Russian LGBT Network/Российская ЛГБТ-сеть. They not only do excellent work across the Russian Federation, but are currently mobilizing to help evacuate LGBT people in Chechnya who are in danger of detention or death. (EDIT: If you're outside Russia, you can donate through All Out; the Russian LGBT Network website won't accept donations from outside Russia.)

To our friends in Russia who are LGBT and those who are against the mistreatment of anyone because of their sexual orientation: We stand with you. Please stay safe above all else, but if it would be safe for you to post that link, the LGBT Network is asking that as many people as possible publicly share the information that the LGBT Network is ready to help. (They also ask that you do not contact people in Chechnya directly to let them know, as there are reports the authorities are searching people's phones and computers for evidence of sexual orientation.)"

demented healthcare

26 Apr 2017 11:29 am
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good morning
M. went ot a
meeting on
it was hard to hear

basicly no one can get help
unless they give permission.
people with dementia
are hard into denial
and rarely give permission.
to deal with it, they have to file with the state
and its very expensive- people need the money
to take care of & feed their loonies not the lawyers.
sadly they have to have a crisis
then the state takes over and they will
take all the person's property and wealth.
its a huge money maker for the state.
the family can get help with diddly squat.
and yes there is no mental health care in the county
they voted all funds away.

in 20 years they estimate
33% of the people in this county will have dementia.
we have to be moved out of here before then.
another death wish of the years 2000


seems gus is allergic to wet dogs
his nose is running. ironic hey?

no noise from the nut house yet.
last time I was at the folks
I walked in on "have you made your appointment?"
dad doesn't believe he has a pacemaker
and they need to do the yearly check up
he got a letter with the information mom needs
and lost(hid) it. sweet denial
you know what happens when a pacemaker messes up
it hurts like hell- mike found that out on a 911 call.
he can't remember that he and mike put blocks
under honky dory trying to keep it from falling over.

sigh gotta remember to listen and not react.
I fail at that.

other people sleep at night

25 Apr 2017 02:42 am
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rain finally
at 12:56
tried to go to sleep
at 2AM
Nothing like a 2:30am page
to get one's adrenaline running?
yarg think that pager might start
spending the night out in the truck?
I'll still hear it but I won't have to
pry my fingernails out of the ceiling anymore.

mike's of driving to help someone who fainted
and broke her ankle 2 days ago,
I brushed his bed hair under control
didn't want him to look scary/funny .

he got home she's going to be ok
another case of the thing used to fix the problem(cast)
becoming more of a problem.

had some cranberry juice and brownie
I was starving! slept till the fone went off
M's smart fone sirens are as bad as the pager.



need to make food again
lily must have run out of bird seed
they are back making a happy mess.

hello mars you old problem

24 Apr 2017 02:10 pm
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woke up to mike
saying loudly,
"ferbie caused an

Mike was walking dogs
the nieces friend let scoobie loose
he ran into susan's car-
she didn't see dog coming.
she was buzy laughing at mike and driving.
M came in saying ferbie caused accident.
young dog is dorky but ok.
I so did not need to wake up to that.
the person who let the dog loose
is the one I blame.

bad cysterRead more... )

I woke up
but my eyes
were not ready.

M tried to do inspections
I trimmed the rose-rutegaria
in front of the propane tank.
My back thinks it was a bad idea.

Luckily mom had pasties in the freezer
so I don't have to worry about meals today.
tomorrow we'll start over for the week.

this embroidery is beautiful.
tree of life

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Kaskawulsh Glacierin Kluane National Park in the Yukon

A stream flows through the toe of Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon. In 2016, this channel allowed the glacier’s meltwater to drain in a different direction than normal, resulting in the Slims River water being rerouted to a different river system. (Dan Shugar)


For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river...

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Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this beautiful Brazilian tanager, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Credit Dario Sanches at flickr.com


Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly – as are ours...


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