Mar. 3rd, 2017

Inventorying seeds for planting. Greenhouse abruptly in full swing; things ramp up fast here!
No, I’d never heard of them before. Looks like they’re out of Oregon. It’s not that the same seeds won’t grow just as well here, but the Pacific Northwest’s climate is super different from ours. It’s 2900 miles away!

We buy seed from Hudson Valley Seed Co. Hudson is generally a pretty neato company; their original mission was to be a seed library and they’ve continued that even as they’ve grown. Their main focus is on open-pollinated, heritage varieties. They don’t have everything, though, so the other two major suppliers we use are Johnny’s, which is based in Maine (where my sister+ her husband, and their vegetable manager, all spent some time working!) and Fedco, also in Maine. 

It’s harder this year, since we’re angling for an organic certification. That means the seeds we use have to come from organic suppliers too! Doable, but an additional challenge.
“Why has woman’s work never been of any account? Why in every family are the mother and three or four servants obliged to spend so much time at what pertains to cooking? Because those who want to emancipate mankind have not included woman in their dream of emancipation, and consider it beneath their superior masculine dignity to think “of those kitchen arrangements,” which they have rayed on the shoulders of that drudge-woman.
To emancipate woman is not only to open the gates of the university, the law courts, or the parliaments, for her, for the “emancipated” woman will always throw domestic toil on to another woman. To emancipate woman is to free her from the brutalizing toil of kitchen and washhouse; it is to organize your household in such a way as to enable her to rear her children, if she be so minded, while still retaining sufficient leisure to take her share of social life.
It will come to pass. As we have said, things are already improving. Only let us fully understand that a revolution, intoxicated with the beautiful words Liberty, Equality, Solidarity would not be a revolution if it maintained slavery at home. Half humanity subjected to the slavery of the hearth would still have to rebel against the other half.”

The Conquest of Bread, Pëtr Kropotkin (via smarmyanarchist)

I always think of this passage whenever people are making the ‘he was a product of his time’ excuse for “revolutionary” men who ignored patriarchy, this was written in the 1880s

(via class-struggle-anarchism)
Ha ha! I wondered. LOL. 

Well, we have our seeds for this season, but I’ll rec it to anyone who’s west coast! Territorial Seeds. 


so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it yours.

this clearly goes doubly so for powerful magical artifacts, and especially for artifacts which are strongly implied to contain part of their creator’s soul!

you can talk about consequences - maybe the artifact in question has benefits for you, maybe you’re not convinced its rightful owners would use it responsibly - but talking about the consequences doesn’t erase the fact that whatever benefits you think you’re getting are achieved through wrongful means.

which is why i, too, think Frodo should have given the One Ring back to Sauron. thief.

Hahahahaha here comes the law student nerd ready to complicate your wonderful post, op.

(Really this is just pretext for me to study for my property final in a week, so thanks yeah)

Because according to the principles of common property law, the matter of who actually owns title to the One Ring becomes really complicated really fast.

Buckle up babes for the pedantic law lecture no one asked for.

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