Field Log, Agent Joshua Z.
April 11, 2020 era vulgaris
16:34 hrs. Villa Cor Leonis
ust returned from the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
where we had an amazing day of music, sun, socializing... picked up the Collective's food-shares, and made note of some wonderful posts at the community board.
There's a food vendor there that makes the most amazing veggie burgers -- and today we picked up some of his Ollo (pronounced "Oi-yo" like Spanish, "Pollo".) It has the exact consistency of cooked chicken -- I have no idea how he reproduced the stringing effect of real meat. It's delicious!
While I still enjoy the taste of chickens, with the Oil Wars of '16 starting the rations and the epidemic of '18 wiping out most of the fowl population I have been hunting for new meat analogs that could replace the central nutrients contained therein.
I'm so glad we finally got the Air-Water machine
running again... being able to extract water directly from the atmosphere has substantially increased our off-grid ratio, freeing up otherwise bound resources. Though, I wonder what sort of adverse effects are possible if this were ever implemented on a massive, global scale?
With an increased water-security, our hydroponics operations
are going to become even more fluid, so to speak. Even our initial experiments have been fruitful, yielding up hoards of cilantro, cuc**ber, tomato, squash, lettuces, cauliflower, yellow & white onions, garlic, scallions, several beans, and a savory herb garden with tons of medicinal plants, including cannabis
(thanks to the Initiatives of '11!)
Tonight, we feast! We'll try the Ollo with a Moroccan spicing, on a bed of Mexican rice -- since we still get a great deal from the Chihuahua Collective and it helps them to export... As usual, the salad will have greens from the earth-garden but mostly drawing from the hydro lab -- cuc**ber, iceberg and romaine lettuce, cilantro, poblanos, white onions, garlic, sumac (not poison sumac, haha!) fresh mint and oregano.. Mmmm-MWAH! *kiss* with a tangy vinaigrette made with olive-oil from the neighbor's grove. We got goat-cheese from the farmer's market -- made across the Bay at an urban sanctuary,believe it or not... those people are raising animals free-rage on reinforced roofs... a really amazing sight! Fantastic campaign they put on to change the zoning in their favor -- tough fight, but worth it.
Got word that Aditi
will be graduating early, this year! I'm so proud of her... I will mention her feat at the Feast tonight.