Horse of a Different Color

Olivia - 23-Years-Old - Kentucky, USA -
Minutiae Ranging from Scientific Discoveries to Pop Culture… But Mostly Animals and Funny Shit

biodiverseed:

The Scarlet Runner Beans would be 3 metres tall if I had a trellis tall enough to support them.

Alas, I have only the grape trellis we built this year, which I have re-purposed as a bean trellis while the yearling grapes work on getting larger (the fact that the beans fix nitrogen into the soil helps, I am sure). The beans gain some height advantages by growing up the volunteer sunflowers, but the rest are doomed to droop their wares over the patio. I don’t mind, because the combination of the scarlet red blossoms, and the lanky, enormous pods is a sight to behold.

Some of the longest-living and healthiest people in the world eat beans and other legumes daily [x]. One hundred and fifty grams of scarlet runner beans contain roughly the same amount of protein as a chicken breast, and have an incredibly varied profile of vitamins and other macro and micronutrients, notably calcium, and iron. They are also high in dietary fibre [x].

Most of mine haven’t made it to harvest, because as I am working in the garden I tend to pluck the young pods off the vine and eat them whole (while the shell is still soft and not stringy) for an energy boost.

The beans themselves show fabulous colour variations between both muted and bold pinks and purples, depending on seed stock and maturity. About half of my seeds came from kihaku-gato, and the other half were purchased.

These beans fare better in cooler climates than some, so I highly recommend them for Northern gardeners.

Find seeds: USA / Canada / UK & Europe

#beans #vegetables #legumes #heirloom seeds

"Hang on, pal, I’ve gotta clear my throat before we continue with scritches." -ahem-

Tori’s got a frog in her throat.

I have this love hate relationship with sleep where I love to sleep but at the same time it’s really boring and a waste of time so I end up staying up until some stupid time putting off sleeping. Then I can’t be bothered to get out of bed in a hurry. It’s a vicious cycle.

taharah:

erikaeriksone:

Hip # 81 out of She Be Wild by Tapit selling in Saratoga on 8/5/2014.

look how fancy this is what if the horse shits

There is a guy who cleans it up. He wears a three piece suit and wears formal gloves and rakes up horse poo. That’s his job. I dunno how to feel about that. There are a lot of people whose jobs are pretty much just to pick up shit in the animal industry. Cows are much, much worse.

taharah:

erikaeriksone:

Hip # 81 out of She Be Wild by Tapit selling in Saratoga on 8/5/2014.

look how fancy this is what if the horse shits

There is a guy who cleans it up. He wears a three piece suit and wears formal gloves and rakes up horse poo. That’s his job. I dunno how to feel about that. There are a lot of people whose jobs are pretty much just to pick up shit in the animal industry. Cows are much, much worse.

Hip # 81 out of She Be Wild by Tapit selling in Saratoga on 8/5/2014. So excited to be working where I am!

Hip # 81 out of She Be Wild by Tapit selling in Saratoga on 8/5/2014.

So excited to be working where I am!
paxmachina:

Onna Bugeisha (Feudal Japan Female Samurai)

Rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

paxmachina:

Onna Bugeisha (Feudal Japan Female Samurai)

Rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

(Source: retro-vintage-photography.blogspot.com, via cultcult)