I think I've found a much more useful (and suitable) job for Boris to get done...

I found an old book about herbs on the shelf and it inspired me to make a "herb pillow". My sewing is a bit crap, but it works. In the background some lavender from the garden being dried to go in it later.

I planted some beans yesterday, they seem blissfully unaware of all the shit that's going down in the world right now...

food, vegan fritters 

We started our online hackweek for trustroots.org! πŸŽ†

Really nice to see a bunch of new people join 🀩

Feel free to join too, we're hanging out on mumble whilst working too.

ideas.trustroots.org/2020/04/1

(also sad to not to be having it in person at kanthaus as it was going to be)

food, homemade pesto (vegan) 

A nice reminder about the United Fruit Company on the breakfast table this morning. A piece of neocolonial history sitting right there.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United

Ooh I made homemade oat milk for the first time, sick of paying too much for premade oats + water... and the internet tells me I can make cookies with the leftover oat pulp.

Now social.coop is on mastodon 2.9+ you can choose to use the single column layout. I just switched, and find it much less overwhelming to look at.

See details here blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

I found this office chair last night and managed to haul it back on the trailer. It fell off a few times though...

Quite excited! I see quite a lot but usually they have broken wheels or are really manky.

My dynamo hub is in for repair, but quite satisfying to rewire an old USB cable so I can power my lights from a USB power bank. So simple! But feels very empowering to be able reconfigure my stuff like this. And I'm proud I made it all proper with heat shrink and everything 😁

... and a little peak of ecotopia, this is a beautiful little picnic area in Snowdon national park we colonised for a couple of nights. All walkers coming through very interested and supportive. Although there was much rain, nothing a couple of tarps can't deal with. Add the fairy lights and it's paradise!

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Just heading off now to join Ecotopia bike tour (ecotopiabiketour.net/). Quite excited. Also wondering how I'll be cycling with a group, I've done most of my cycle trips solo so far.

I just sewed myself a reusable coffee filter, finally free of using stupid one time use filters. If it works... β˜•

I learnt a lot of new knots and tarp tricks recently. Loving putting them to use to have a cosy shelter for making morning coffee.

Trying out some new drawing/painting styles. I guess this one is "like a 5 year old would do".

I was inspired seeing your lovely watercolour sketches on your cycle trip @distel - someone bought me a little watercolour set and I had a go!

I think last painting I did was probably 25 years ago in school :/

Any tips/advice/resources? ... I have some way to go ...

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