Monday, July 9, 2018

Media monday and miscellany

in which our plucky heroine is impressed by art...

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harvested the garlic today - 22 heads from the one raised bed... Though it is earlier in the year than in times past, all the leaves were sere and crisp, so it would get no good from being kept in the ground any longer... They will need to cure for a few weeks, but I couldn't resist peeling these two, cos fresh garlic is so pretty!

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I was tired of how often the incandescent light bulb inside the sewing machine burned out - the vibration of the machine doesn't help... so I decided to switch to LED lights. It took some doing to find a source. Though I would rather buy from a neighborhood shop instead of Amazon, even our local specialty lightbulb store didn't carry them, so I had to order online.

The new "lightbulb" is very bright, and works quite well, except when I need to open the access hatch, when the intense luminosity completely dazzles my poor eyes, since the LED array is configured to send light outward in all directions instead of just down. Since The sewing machine requires frequent periodic access, this situation was not ideal.

So... after a bit of thought, the solution, while not elegant, required nothing more than a piece of an aluminum soda can and some duct tape. By creating a reflective light shield, I can still get all the use from the new lighting without being blinded. (I am reminded of the chapter in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance where he talks about using soda can aluminum as a shim material)

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July SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 wool apron dress planted tarragon-
2 x LED light shield-
3 xharvested garlic -
4 x
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5 x- -
6 x x -
7 x x -
8 x x -
9 x
x -
10 x x -
11 x x -
12 x x -
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

1 comment:

  1. Wow, plucky heroine, you find the most marvelous videos! And garlic looks good, too.

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