|Fresh compost & happy tomatoes!|
Can I confess something that is gonna sound a little weird? I 💜 compost. I heart the idea of compost. What's basically a useless nuisance - fallen leaves, grass clippings, food scraps - turned into valuable material, just by letting it sit around in a pile! The wee beasties invisibly do all the work.
|New bed, pre-compost|
|Extra lumber? Tiny bed for pole beans!|
|She is a cat lady, too!|
Lately you see people walking around in t-shirts reading "Fuck your feelings." These people, as a rule, do not seem to be big fans of science! But they should be: nothing is less sensitive to your feelings than those pesky laws of physics. You really, really liked that piece, you worked so hard on it, but it dried a bit too fast? Cracked anyway. You loooooooove copper red but didn't get the kiln in reduction soon enough? Tough titty, said the kitty. Science doesn't care if a particular outcome is convenient, or fair, or conforms to your world view. It is what it is.
|Putting the greenhouse effect to work |
with an upcycled window!
The laws of physics can be good and useful tools, though, if you don't expect them to be your friends.
Fats + lye + time = soap
Waste vegetation + time = compost
Clay + heat = ceramic
One of the things the proper application of those laws of physics can do is make delicious tomatoes!