Sunday, March 16, 2014

Drips and Drabs

Well, my blog stats are really dropping off, probably because I've been too busy to keep up with it lately. So what have I been doing?

Whitey's Pale Ale: my first batch of brew!

I tried the first batch of beer that I made all by myself. It turned out pretty good, although a couple of bottles didn't carbonate because I think the seals on the caps were bad. I'm looking forward to making something new though -- I think this time I might try a darker bear, like a porter or a stout.

Plastic sled dogs at the Anchorage Museum
Heidi came to visit, and we went to see Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, an exhibit at the Anchorage Museum that was all about the plastic currently polluting our oceans. It was a nice mix of art made from ocean plastic, informative displays discussing the science behind plastic and the Great Garbage Patch, and environmental activism. Anchorage was the first location for this exhibit, and if it comes to a museum near you, I highly recommend it. It will certainly make you think about how you use plastic.

The smile says it all!

Even though the snow hasn't been great, I went skiing on one of the sunniest and most beautiful days in weeks. And it was absolutely fantastic.

And I've been doing lots of garden activities -- with my permaculture class, and then on my own, like attending the Alaska Botanical Garden's Annual Spring Conference. It was really great seeing my classmates there, learning new things, and networking with local gardeners.

One of the things I've been struggling with lately is what to post about. I've been doing a lot of gardening stuff, but I know that's not for everyone and I don't want to bore my readers. What do you want to hear about? Post in the comments if you have an idea!


Anonymous said...

Jees.. I dunno. I enjoy your posts on the topics you have been selecting.

But.. probably genetic.


Andria Crowjoy said...

Are you still painting?

L said...

No, I haven't been these days. I keep meaning to get back into it, but I appear to have too many hobbies and not enough time.

Carlw4514 said...

Hey! How about it! Nice!

Uncle C