Mimi, because she is working on a project that requires weaving materials from plants traditionally used by Native Americans for basketry. Luckily, there is a lot of overlap between papermaking and weaving plants. I already forget what this tree is but it's a species that has been around since the dinosaurs. I'm still hesitant to go for woody bark fiber but I will someday.
Velma's recommendation years ago to get Felco pruners for small hands. It looked like Roger had a similar pair, which made me feel like I was in the best company. I did get slightly mauled by thorny stems on the way into this patch, but it was much less traumatic than last week's tickseed.
My new muck boots, on the fiberglass.
Indeed (and especially pertinent after seeing Ta-Nehisi Coates speak on Monday night this week).
David Reina had finished our new bedplate a while back but we were so busy with events that this kept going onto the backburner.