Updated September 8, 2023 from my home in London, Ontario, Canada. It’s at the very end of summer. Everything is in flux.
I spent about 6 months learning (actually relearning) the Beethoven Op. 1 No. 3 and Op. 97 (“Archduke”) piano trios to play them at the CMC Chamber Music Conference in upstate NY. It was a blast. I’d do it again. Found a couple of excellent players in town to do some piano trios locally over the course of the year. The theme revolves around women composers. We’d like to put on a benefit concert for a women’s shelter.
I’ve been engaged in a lot of sustainability projects, just focused on our own little sphere. Over the past year, we’ve expanded our vermiculture operation. The goal is to have worms consume all of our food waste. We’re probably a little more than halfway there. A lot of what I’ve been learning is how to feed incompatible materials to the worms - onions, citrus, etc. By doing pre-composting with bokashi, it seems to render worm-unfriendly foodstuffs actually consumable.
I built a hügelkultur bed.