Friday, March 27, 2015

Plants that grow in the dark and other things




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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
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Back in the grow room to talk about a few things including a plant that prefers complete darkness to germinate.

1. Espelette Peppers
2. F3 Hybrid Petunia
3. Hokkaido Pumpkin
4. Meuch Beans
5. Achocha
6. Armenian Cucumber
7. Ethiopian Lentils
8. White Russian Kale
9. Sugar Ann Snap Pea
10. Crown Pea
11. Cutting Leaf Celery
12. Elderberry Bob Gordon (Plant)
13. Ancho Poblano Chile (Plant Plugs)
14. Creeping Savory (Plant)
15. Stevia (Plant)
16. Alpine Strawberry (Plants)
17. French Tarragon (Plant)
18. French Thyme (Plant)
19. Golden Lemon Thyme (Plant)
20. American Flag Leek (Plant Plugs)
21. New England Aster
22. Green Globe Basil
23. Columbine
24. Cucamelon
25. Yellow Pattypan Squash
26. Raspberry Collection (Plants)
27. Zamboni Rapini
28. Sunberry
29. Calypso Cucumber
30. First Crop Beets
31. Delta Squash
32. Defiant Tomato
33. Roma VF Tomato
34. Purple Prince Turnip
35. Kaleidoscope Swiss Chard
36. Purple Passion Asparagus (Plants)
37. Jersey Giant Asparagus (Plants)
38. Norland Potatoes
39. Pacific Russet Pototoes
40. Yukon Gold Potatoes
41. Shepody Potatoes
42. Kumquat
43. Canada Lily
44. Canada Yellow Onions (Sets)
45. Monticello Hybrid Tomato
46. Salavova Mix Lettuce
47. Pansy Swiss Giants
48. Pansy Matrix Sunfire
49. Pansy Matrix Coastal Sunrise

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sugar Bush 2015



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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
Audiomagic Royalty Free Stock Music Library 2:
Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
Bought on iTunes

Time to tap the maple trees and make this years syrup.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Richard III's coffin goes on public view



The coffin of England's King Richard III has gone on public view until Thursday when his 530-year-old remains will be reburied.

A day of ceremonies on Sunday ended with a service at Leicester Cathedral where a tomb fit for a royal awaits him.

A crown similar to one he was said to have worn on the last day of his life was placed on the coffin.

Earlier, people lined the procession route in Leicester waving flags and white roses, the symbol of Richard's House of York.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mid March in the Grow Room



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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
Audiomagic Royalty Free Stock Music Library 2:
Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
Bought on iTunes

With hope that spring will eventually arrive I'm planting in the grow room.

Johnny's Seeds Salanova Lettuce video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJ3LfQpuwk

2015 Plant List

1. Espelette Peppers
2. F3 Hybrid Petunia
3. Hokkaido Pumpkin
4. Meuch Beans
5. Achocha
6. Armenian Cucumber
7. Ethiopian Lentils
8. White Russian Kale
9. Sugar Ann Snap Pea
10. Crown Pea
11. Cutting Leaf Celery
12. Elderberry Bob Gordon (Plant)
13. Ancho Poblano Chile (Plant Plugs)
14. Creeping Savory (Plant)
15. Stevia (Plant)
16. Alpine Strawberry (Plants)
17. French Tarragon (Plant)
18. French Thyme (Plant)
19. Golden Lemon Thyme (Plant)
20. American Flag Leek (Plant Plugs)
21. New England Aster
22. Green Globe Basil
23. Columbine
24. Cucamelon
25. Yellow Pattypan Squash
26. Raspberry Collection (Plants)
27. Zamboni Rapini
28. Sunberry
29. Calypso Cucumber
30. First Crop Beets
31. Delta Squash
32. Defiant Tomato
33. Roma VF Tomato
34. Purple Prince Turnip
35. Kaleidoscope Swiss Chard
36. Purple Passion Asparagus (Plants)
37. Jersey Giant Asparagus (Plants)
38. Norland Potatoes
39. Pacific Russet Pototoes
40. Yukon Gold Potatoes
41. Shepody Potatoes
42. Kumquat
43. Canada Lily
44. Canada Yellow Onions (Sets)
45. Monticello Hybrid Tomato
46. Salavova Mix Lettuce
47. Pansy Swiss Giants
48. Pansy Matrix Sunfire
49. Pansy Matrix Coastal Sunrise

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit with the Quail breeder



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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
Audiomagic Royalty Free Stock Music Library 2:
Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
Bought on iTunes
I made a road trip to Fredericton to visit with the breeder that I will get my Bobwhite Quail eggs from next month .

Imperial Eagle flys off world tallest building, Dubai, breaking record



A stunning GoPro-style video captured the moment a rare imperial eagle flew from the top of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, directly to its falconer's arm in a world record attempt. Saturday March 14.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cabin off Grid Solar Temporary Set up



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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
Audiomagic Royalty Free Stock Music Library 2:
Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
Bought on iTunes

I decided to assemble the solar kit and set it up temporarily inside the cabin. This gave a chance to try out the 12 volt lights.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sourdough No Knead Bread


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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
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Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
Bought on iTunes

The link to the King Arthur Flour Sourdough Starter Recipe and method: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-starter-recipe

My Sourdough No Knead Bread Ingredients and method

200g Sourdough starter
450g Bread Flour
¼ teaspoon instant yeast
11/2 teaspoons salt
375g Water

1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until the flour is well mixed into the water.

2. Place the dough in an airtight container and let it rise in a warm location for 12 to 15 hours.

3. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and turn it over on itself a few times to get it coated with flour. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let it rest for 15 minutes.

4. Form the dough roughly into a ball shape and transfer to a tray or peel covered with parchment paper. Dust the top with flour cover with a tea towel and and set aside in a warm location for 2 hours.

5. Ninety minutes later preheat you oven to 450F along with the dutch oven.

6. After the two hour rising period transfer the dough and parchment paper to the dutch oven replace the cover and bake 30 minutes at 450F.

7. Remove the cover and continue baking for an additional 15 minute to brown the crust.

8. Remove the loaf to a cooling rack and allow it to cool for an hour before cutting the loaf. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

James Bond behind the scenes car chase, Spectre comes to Rome



A car chase passing in front of St. Peter's Basilica, with the drivers carrying out hearts stopping stunts, can only mean one thing: James Bond has come to Rome.

The cast of Sam Mendes’ new film ‘Spectre’ descended on the Italian capital in the early hours of Tuesday morning (3 March) to film a standoff between Bond’s recognisable Silver Aston Martin and an unknown orange Jaguar.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dashcam Time Lapse



I had to go over to Machias, Maine so I did a dashcam time lapse there is a short clip of a deer crossing the road at the very end.

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Fur Elise (Bagatelle in a Minor)
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Classical/Piano / Audiomagic Music Studios
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Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
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Classical Solo Piano Vol. 3, Beethoven
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