Tonight the Meaningful Movies covers industrial hemp with the movie Bringing it Home. The movie dates to 2013 though, and apparently in 2014 the farm bill made it so industrial hemp is now somewhat legalized too. If I remember correctly from college, hemp is the hippie farmer wonder material, kind of like what carbon nanotubes are to the tech world.
Beyond that, Andrew Lee is performing piano on Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 7 PM for the Wayward Music Series in Good Shepherd Center Chapel. Andrew will be performing the work of composer Randy Gibson, see if the cut below tickles you:
Finally, there’s chickens to consider! At 10 AM on Saturday Tilth is having a class to teach you how to raise chicks and hopefully keep them safe from raccoons and each other. Or you can go to the Portage Bay Grange down in the U-District and check out all the stuff for fun, including fresh chicks every week, ducks, coops, and all the trappings.
Our chicks start in a 20 gallon fish tank for 2 weeks, then graduate to our shower for 2 months, then graduate to the coop out back when summer is in full swing. An electric fence outside is great for keeping away the raccoons. We’ve been getting a fresh batch of chicks every 2 years for the past 14 years now, so we think it’s worth it, although we could probably rent out the coop now adays for $1,000 a month.
Here are the chicks we have now, one week ago when they were 8 days old: