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ayothewuisback:

I Got 5 on It

photos // the craft (1994) + jawbreaker (1999) + mean girls (2004)

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biodiverseed:

cathyashford:

So my boyfriend just bought a house and it came with this dinky little glasshouse. Over the past couple of days I have been scavenging all the organic matter I could from around the property to make some nice hugelkultur-themed raised beds that will hopefully be functional and productive.

1. Harvested old bricks to build the walls.

2. Raided the kindling box for pinecones and small sticks.

3. Layered all the cardboard we had in the house for unpacking.

4. More kindling.

5. Added compost from the pile that was in varying stages of decomposition. Did a bit of weeding and chucked those in.

6. Began dismantling an ugly old camellia that was blocking the drive and added those bits plus some soil I stole from an outside bed.

7. Pruned a kowhai (native leguminous tree) and piled on the trimmings. Added another layer of bricks with gaps.

8. Discovered a bin full of two years’ worth of fallen leaves. On they went. Planted strawberries in the gaps in the walls.

9. Found a deep litter of needles under the one massive pine tree. Covered this with a generous sprinkling of lime to balance the p.H. and add calcium.

10. Finished it off with a thick layer of more soil borrowed from the tired old outdoors raised beds. Planted it with a first crop of salad greens and broad beans to help improve and stabilise the soil in preparation for summer when I will be planting tomatoes, basil, capsicums, chillis and aubergines.
Dobby the kitten approves.

A very nice example of sheet mulching, a.k.a. “lasagna gardening." As the OP noted, these methods are very easily combined with hugelkultur.

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ohmygoditsmegan:

Bastille - Pompeii

But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all? And if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like you’ve been here before?

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Dyed baby sister’s hair today. 

Lookin’ real cute, Floyd. :) 

morethanawanderingsoul

myimaginarybrooklyn:

Dionysiac Mystery Frieze, Pompeii. (Click image for much larger view)

" Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read. "

- Thomas Pynchon (from ‘Against The Day’)

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OMFG I JUST REALIZED I WILL BE IN THE VICINITY OF AN AUTHENTIC CUBAN SANDWICH IN JUST 6 DAYS.

indeep-indepth:

Allison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All

All day long I can hear people talking out loud

But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd

Old Mr. Webster could never define

What’s being said between your heart and mine

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rebelholmes:

questioningthenormal:

you dangerous, dangerous people

That’s what I never understand about the purge movies, if all laws were suspended I still don’t want to commit fucking MURDER.

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nerdjpg:

"beware of dog" they say. of course i will be aware of the dog. i love dogs. i am aware of all dogs.

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" Conservatives and liberals are kindred spirits as far as government spending is concerned. … Since government has no resources of its own, and since there’s no Tooth Fairy handing Congress the funds for the programs it enacts, we are forced to recognize that government spending is no less than the confiscation of one person’s property to give it to another to whom it does not belong — in effect, legalized theft. "

- Walter E. Williams

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thinksquad:

(CNN) — To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a “samurai-type sword” before he was killed.

To hear his family tell it, police shot the 22-year-old several times while he was running away. An independent autopsy proves he was shot from behind, his family’s attorney said.

And while there’s no consensus about what happened last Wednesday morning, the Utah case is already drawing comparisons to the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Hunt’s mother said she believes race played a role in her son’s death.
“They killed my son because he’s black,” Susan Hunt told CNN affiliate KSL. “No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away.”

But the Utah County Attorney’s Office said there is “currently no indication that race played any role in the confrontation between Mr. Hunt and the police officer.”

"Police officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious individual walking around a local business with a ‘samurai-type’ sword," Chief Deputy Tim Taylor of the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

"When the officers made contact with Mr. Hunt, preliminary evidence suggests that Mr. Hunt brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr. Hunt was shot."

Hunt family attorney Randall Edwards challenged that version of events.
An independent autopsy shows Hunt was shot six times from behind, Edwards told CNN.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/15/justice/utah-samurai-sword-police-shooting/index.html

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