Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First! (to harvest garden sweet corn)

Well, it's not from the garden, per se. It's from the greenhouse.

When I got the keys to my greenhouse space, one of the first things I did was sow a bunch of field crop seeds. I didn't know if there would be a need for me to grow them in the greenhouse, but I did know that it can be a tricky proposition. Better to sketch out a quick SOP now than wait till I need one and then add a 6 month delay to the project as I figure it out on the fly...

Monday, June 13, 2011

What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?

I just went to the new "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" exhibit at the National Archives. It tells the history of the government's role in U.S. food and agriculture -  a story of market protectionism, social engineering and the regulated tension between the aspirations of business and the demands of the people...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Twitter Update

I love this stupid service. I can flag all the interesting papers and articles I find in a week (with room for a little commentary) but without needing to sit down and come up with a coherent 500 word essay!

I could automatically feed these tweets into the blog, but it would just clog my page up with text. If you're interested in tapping this new stream, just add my twitter account to your blog rss feed. I promise not to gum it up with updates on what I'm eating.

I'll probably continue to write actual blog posts at about the rate I've settled into.

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