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@saewulf lolol the idea was to ease pain XD (which it did work!!) though you could def. argue that it could be a pain-causer if you got it on broken skin XD

from personal experience, arnica balm's a good one to try! arnica with a little tiny bit of cayenne and comfrey root is divine.


@phantomflame03 part of it's just the type we're growing! some types of cucumber it's okay to let keep going, and can hit their max size and still be perfectly edible, but a significant number of varieties get a really unpleasant taste/texture when they get big. super bitter to taste and all nasty-mealy feeling in the mouth.

the types of cucumbers you see in stores/farmer's markets are all pretty young cucumbers- and they only stay that size for a few days in the home garden, so if you're growing your own you really have to keep on top of picking!

types of cucumbers that get used for pickling esp. are prone to getting inedibly bitter as they get bigger- and that goes double for those that get pickled whole!


@yugioh779 fresh corn is one of the most delicious things in the world I swear hhhh

and yesss peeling away those shucks and brushing off the silks to get to the corn all smooth and perfect underneath... nice.


witchesflower asked:

Diazomethane and Oleum!

Diazomethane: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

weaving fabric from absolute scratch!! like actually being able to take wool, or flax, or nettle fiber and be able to turn those things into an end project like. a shirt. or a quilt. but literally all of it made pretty much 100% from scratch by hand. I always thought that would be neat :D

Oleum: If one song were to describe your life, what song would it be?

okay I've been thinking this over for a while and. I've got nothing.

I've never once listened to a song and gone 'yes this describes my life' so I don't actually have an answer for this? hm.


treemom asked:

Ethylamine

Ethylamine: What sound do you love?

gentle rain on tree leaves... no thunder, no heavy winds or severe weather, just a steady patter of rain just heavy enough to make that perfect noise


crownedwithwisteria -

my dad bought a mold-killer spray and sprayed down a room not too far from mine with it and not only is there a horrible smell of bleach in the air now but also my air filter went from blue 'air quality is good' to red 'this is not breathable quality air'

also the surface of my eyes feels like they're burning! what an interesting way to spend the evening!


crownedwithwisteria -

@saewulf oh yeah no, it's not bleach, but it has a super bleach-y smell?? idk what's in it, but it's got mold-killer as its title so I'm assuming it has some kind of chemical in it to do... something to the mold. whatever that chemical is is nasty tho.


@lina sdfghjkl okay yeah no that should not be the baby goat video XD oops! it's showing as the right video to me, but lemme delete that post and try that again real quick


crownedwithwisteria -

@saewulf the 20 ft rose? I did buy the glenn dale and auguste gervais this year, but they're super baby! they should get that big, but they're not there yet XD I was looking up their growing habits because I need to find a place to plant them!

the glenn dale's bigger than the auguste gervais, it actually bloomed already while the auguste gervais seems to be just a lil too baby right now :')


saewulf -

I do not know what type of rose it is, we just call it a cottage rose. It reached from the ground to the peak of the second storey cottage we lived in at the time (I am guessing 25+ feet). When we had to move because the land had been sold, we took the rose with us (after a heavy pruning and many cuttings passed onto other family members). It is now grown to over a storey tall and loves it new home (easily 10 feet).


crownedwithwisteria -

aaaaa that's so cool!! :D that's one gigantic rose omg


@saewulf the 20 ft rose? I did buy the glenn dale and auguste gervais this year, but they're super baby! they should get that big, but they're not there yet XD I was looking up their growing habits because I need to find a place to plant them!

the glenn dale's bigger than the auguste gervais, it actually bloomed already while the auguste gervais seems to be just a lil too baby right now :')


@fallow both, kind of? I've used it both ways, from just being foggy and muddled in the morning, to days like today, where my thinking and processing abilities are moderately to significantly impaired (which I've recently learned is probably caused by my chronic fatigue)

pretty sure it's not any kind of official term though, as far as I know it's kind of just a general term that can cover a wide range of brain stuff!


crownedwithwisteria -

I was today days old when I found out that cows in general are heavier than most bears


crownedwithwisteria -

@yugioh779 pigs are basically tanks and that year that my grandparents/parents raised three of them made me realize why people fear feral pigs

I would rather have to deal with an entire coop of ticked-off chickens than face down one (1) angry pig XD that's some nightmare thoughts right there! XD


crownedwithwisteria -

@coffee one consultation with my dad later:

apparently we have wall studs!! :D


coffee -

HELL YEAH!!!!


crownedwithwisteria -

coffee tagged: #btw you should test out laying in it for a bit! #i know i cant comfortably sleep in a hammock without at least a couple pillows for cushioned support

planning on chilling in it with a book for a couple hours to test!! :D I've got some pillows and quilts to pad stuff out with if needed, I figure I'll need to shuffle stuff around until I find the ideal place for maximum comfy :D

#i am JEALOUS of your bookcase btw look at all those books! that cute pikachu!!

asdfghjkl my bookcase is a mess but it's my favorite part of my room ngl XD I have a weakness for the local used-book bookstore in our area and it's making me run out of space!! I need a second set of shelves soon XD

(the pikachu was won out of an arcade claw machine while on a roadtrip, his name is safetychu because we always made sure he was safely buckled into a spare seat... now he's a book guardian XD)


@coffee one consultation with my dad later:

apparently we have wall studs!! :D


treemom -
  • crownedwithwisteria commented:
    will this apartment have a window that gets at least 6 hours of light? because if so you can grow a lot of stuff. basil, all the mints, and lavender all do pretty good in pots on a window. rosemary, thyme, chives and parsley are all supposed to do well too. dwarf tomatoes can be tricky to find and you have to grow them from seed but I'll always recommend them, since they get no higher than a foot tall and still produce delicious tomatoes!

My bedroom window is the only place in my apartment that gets consistent and good sunlight 😅. so I could do herbs!! Does rosemary grow tall? I've only seen the fresh sprigs and that's about it haha. I have steak sandwich hybrid tomato seeds and I think carrot seeds but I might plant those whenever I move out and have my own place/house. Now I have to be on the look out for dwarf tomato seeds either online or in the stores.


crownedwithwisteria -

for the rosemary, depends on how it's kept! rosemary's capable of becoming a 4 ft shrub, but if you're willing to do some root pruning once a year you can keep it smaller. basically, once your rosemary plant is the size you want it, you take it out its pot once a year, snip off about 1/3rd of its roots, and put it back in the same pot with fresh dirt.

just to throw it out there, I got my dwarf tomato seeds from baker creek/rareseeds.com- baker creek's currently sold out of just about all their seeds, but they offer three types of dwarf tomatoes, minibel, micro tom, and orange hat! other seed sites carry them too, though, so they're far from your only option for dwarf tomato seeds. I can personally verify that minibel and micro tom both produce absolutely delicious little tomatoes :D

tag reply:

#unrelated but I simply adore your username!

😊 thank you! I'm pretty proud of coming up with it haha


fallow -

fun fact of the day the california poppy reproduces by making these really long seed pods when theyre done flowering and then the seed pods explode scattering their seeds everywhere

i think theyr neat


[id: photo of four long greenish-brown plant pods set on a gray surface. Three of them are lying side by side and one of them is apart from the rest. This one has partially split open to reveal a row of round black seeds lined up inside it. One seed has fallen out and is sitting near the pod. end id.]


fallow -

crownedwithwisteria tagged:
#those are what california poppy seed pods look like?? #wow they look WAY different from the seed pods of the poppies I've got growing in the side garden #so cool!! :D

oh neat, what do your poppies look like?


crownedwithwisteria -

it's dark out so I only have the pics off my phone from a few days ago but for the flowers themselves:

and the seedpods look like this, but when they're completely ripe/have mature seed they turn brown:

they're a mother-of-pearl poppy seed mix! so far I've had red, white, and kind of a peachy-pink pop up. each flower only lasts for about a day or two, but they're lovely while they're here!


crownedwithwisteria -

@lina honestly I really do love what I'm doing, even with the little nightmare-stress moments XD today's specific moment of dreamy bliss was being able to stand barefoot in a patch of clover snacking on honeysuckle and garden-fresh strawberries, and today's specific moment of stress was finding out that the first fencing my dad bought was the complete wrong kind to keep rabbits out and needing to go replace it XD


lina -

sounds lovely 😍

but also how do you already have strawberries it's not even june


crownedwithwisteria -

we've had strawberries for a month! we plant everbearers, which basically give you an early crop (late april for us!) a slow trickle of fruit for a while longer, and then they give you a smaller harvest at the end of the season. I also have my alpine strawberries, which started producing about... mid-april, I think it was? and keep on going until frost literally starts freezing the unripe berries into inedible mush.

most places grow june-bearers, which give you one big crop, as the name goes, in june. I do want to get a few of those sometime so that I can get enough berries for jam and jelly, but I do prefer everbearers for their early-start prolonged production. I swear those early spring berries are some of the sweetest I've ever tasted.


@lina honestly I really do love what I'm doing, even with the little nightmare-stress moments XD today's specific moment of dreamy bliss was being able to stand barefoot in a patch of clover snacking on honeysuckle and garden-fresh strawberries, and today's specific moment of stress was finding out that the first fencing my dad bought was the complete wrong kind to keep rabbits out and needing to go replace it XD


gremlin-gal asked:

⭐ I can't stand the taste or smell of cilantro.


80roxy08 asked:

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⭐ I've memorized my family's recipe for no-bake cookies to the point that I have, in the past, literally stumbled directly out of bed to make them at 5 in the morning on complete autopilot. concious thought is no longer required.

⭐ I automatically break things down into their individual shapes when looking at them instead of looking at the whole, which actually ended up being suprisingly helpful for learning how to draw way back when.


@yugioh779 copperheads, timber rattlesnakes, and water moccasins are the three venomous ones we've got around here, and then we've also got black snakes, hognoses, and corn snakes also hanging around.

copperheads are pretty much the main concern, since they're common enough that you can't go a year around here without hearing of someone having an encounter with them, but if you have a good black snake population around you usually have less of a risk of running into them.


naiad asked:

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⭐ I keep my random art supplies- pencil sharpeners, erasers, extra dip pen nibs, etc- in a little treasure chest I found in a thrift store.

⭐ I might have lived in the country all my life but I barely know how to tell the trees apart. I can tell you if a tree is a poplar or a pine, but that's about all the details I've got unless the tree has like, nuts under it or it's blooming or the like.


paskariu asked:

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⭐ I've had long hair for 16 years of my life and at one point it was long enough that I could sit on it.

⭐ despite the fact that I loved the movies and watched them like a million times, I have never managed to read through all three books of lord of the rings.

⭐ I had a few freckles as a kid but they faded away as I aged and I no longer have them.


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