Swamped. Busy writing. Company's coming.
Then there's my miserably small gardening space - which has gotten better (there will be photos soon, I promise).
Yes, I have excuses for not posting here. Lots of excuses.
What I truly seem to be missing is that critical mix of time and motivation and it leaves me with dozens of half-written posts and a feeling that nothing is momentous to be the first post after all this time. So I have been reading other people's blogs and looking for inspiration.
I recently discovered Crunchy Chicken, a northwest blogger who makes most of us look like profligate environment trashers. She's going down the rabbit hole ruminating on raising bunnies, which has led to an amusing comment thread, and she's got a series of Extreme Eco-throwdowns at her site: the cloth wipe challenge and the Diva Cup challenge caught my attention right away.
So when I read the title Golden Garden Showers Party I thought it was some sort of celebration of our gloomy Seattle summer, to be held at Golden Gardens Park. It might even have been. Except that that is NOT what the title said. (And really, given the other challenges, I should have known better.)
The actual title is Golden Showers Garden Party, which is not the same thing at all! What it actually is is, well, let's ask Crunchy:
...studies indicate that each person’s waste fluids (aka: urine) can provide enough nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to grow a year’s supply of wheat and maize for that person.
On June 21st, collect your urine in a handy dandy container of your choosing. Depending on how big your garden is you may want to enlist the help of family and friends. That's the party part. But it is optional for those with a shy bladder.
Dilute it with water as per Sharon's instructions above (preferably some sort of grey water - perhaps using your saved shower warmup water) and apply to your garden. Voilà! Then check back here on June 22nd for a full report.
See? Not a party at golden gardens, although it is a golden party in a garden. That's what I get for reading too fast.
(As I type this, someoneElse is describing an IT process from his office. This involves repeatedly describing things that will either "flow down" or that need managing on the "back end" - ahem, some days this shi...er, stuff writes itself!)
I like the idea of the fertilization method, although I am not sure if I would turn it into a party. On the other hand, if I was a guy, I'd be, ahem, fertilizing the garden regularly. As is, I think I may wait for the book club.