Also while I am eating I am reading the mail, including a new zine from Pioneers Press. I want all these!
was so good. An egg on a nest of butter lettuce. Here is how I made it:
Slice the bottom off one small head of butter lettuce. Wash, slice into large sections.
In a large bowl, layer lettuce with ranch dressing and grates Parmesan cheese. Top with a few bits of onion.
Heat a small skillet to a 5. Use old oil if its not clean, or add butter or olive oil. Add a few bits of onion to the hot oil, and break in two eggs. Let fry undisturbed five minutes. Add a bit of salt.
When eggs are done, serve on top of the salad and enjoyyyyyy
Boreal owl (Štěpán Strádal)
This baby owl hit our window. Gave us this look the whole time - Imgur
YOUR FORCEFIELD DISPLEASES ME
AS DOES YOUR INTERIOR DECORATING
Google+ demonstrates deforestation and other man-made climate disasters with satellite images
May 18, 2013
It’s one thing to talk about deforestation, disappearing habitats, and shrinking glaciers and water resources, and another thing entirely to demonstrate it with actual satellite imagery. And thanks to Landsat images and the Google Earth Engine, we’re getting a glimpse at some key locations across the planet as they are changed by the hands of man. A series of interactive timelapse GIFs that use Landsat satellite data to display massive changes to the Earth’s surface could be a potent tool for motivating individuals and organizations to take action on key issues.
Google’s Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time focuses our attention on key features of our planet, such as the Amazon rainforest, the coal beds of Wyoming, the Columbia Glacier, the Aral Sea, and the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Today, we’re making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we’re releasing more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space, compiled for the first time into an interactive time-lapse experience. We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public.
Some of the visualizations are kind of subtle, and need to be put into context to really hit home (such as the massive increase in irrigated areas in Saudi Arabia, which affects local water supplies, or the urban sprawl of Las Vegas, which also puts increased demands on local resources), but some of them, such as this one documenting the rapidly disappearing rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon, speak for themselves:
Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution.
- Google Earth Engine
These interactive time-lapse images can be manipulated by pausing or zooming in to them, as we’ve come to expect from Google Earth, and may serve as a pivot point for those who are on the fence about the effects that our booming population and its increased demand for resources has on our Big Blue Marble.
Des Moines is ranked 8th on the 20 Best Cities in America to be Young, Broke and Single list
Two outta three ain’t bad! I am not single (but I liketa PARTY! and DSM is rad for that)
5:30 AM: Wake up, let dog out
8:30 AM: Wake up, put on overalls, pet the cat who THINKS he’s a housecat but isn’t really, do chores, come inside, get back in bed
10:30 AM: Go out, hunt eggs, scare the ducklings by bringing them outside, eat peas out of the garden, pick some rosemary, make a duck-egg-and-rosemary egg thing, get back in bed
11:00-2:30: Doze, look at the internet, pet the dog, eat strawberries out of the field
3:30-4:30: Pet cats, water ducks, verbally harass chickens, eat more peas and strawberries, wander around, give everyone new water, practice chicken impression.
Is “Professional Farm Sitter” an actual job title?
A book I would like to read eventually: Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
The Slatgrill Scout! Packs flat, grills food! Via Book of Joe
Green Roofed Home with ladders for the goats. robinlaureltree.blogspot.com via http://www.inspirationgreen.com/green-roofs-in-the-country.html
Many many green roofs. There are even more where these came from.
new haircut. new haircut. i did it myself. idc idc idc
(and i can part it and the shaved area is magically covered)
i love it
YEAH home haircut club!
Or we can talk about art. I have another blog where I talk about art.
Household tools I love, from Amazon: