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February 12 2018

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rhydenx:

This is the only Valentine I’m making this year.

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junkiechurch:

oh u haven’t heard?? it’s all gonna be ok

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natthaniel1988:

and the rest is history

christ all mighty folks we are circled back around i saw this on my dash

christ all mighty folks
we are circled back around i
saw this on my dash



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unpretty:

the other day i found a 3.5 quart Le Creuset dutch oven for $70 and even though i could not remotely afford it i bought it anyway because LE CREUSET!! SEVENTY GODDAMN DOLLARS!!!! i just baked my first loaf of bread in it and… it was worth it even if i only ever use it for bread

here’s how i did it, which is the laziest possible way probably and not necessarily recommended:

  • i have dough in the fridge using the “five minute artisan bread” master recipe, they have a book but it’s all over the internet if you google (and i’ve posted it before)
  • i lined the dutch oven with parchment paper for reasons that will be clear in a minute
  • plopped a ball of dough into the dutch oven and put the lid on it to let it rise, because i wanted to give it time and didn’t wanna fuck with plastic wrap or wet towels or whatever
  • preheated the oven to 450F
  • when the oven was ready i pulled out the dough using the parchment paper and set it on the counter, and put the empty dutch oven into the oven for a half hour
  • after a half hour i pulled it back out, scored the boule, and dropped the dough and parchment paper back into the dutch oven (careful not to burn my dumb ass)
  • lid on, back in the oven for a half hour
  • ta-da, some bread

February 11 2018

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devilduck:

KICKIN’ JEANS

23:06

unpretty:

the other day i found a 3.5 quart Le Creuset dutch oven for $70 and even though i could not remotely afford it i bought it anyway because LE CREUSET!! SEVENTY GODDAMN DOLLARS!!!! i just baked my first loaf of bread in it and… it was worth it even if i only ever use it for bread


IT EVEN MATCHES MY STAND MIXER

23:03

the other day i found a 3.5 quart Le Creuset dutch oven for $70 and even though i could not remotely afford it i bought it anyway because LE CREUSET!! SEVENTY GODDAMN DOLLARS!!!! i just baked my first loaf of bread in it and… it was worth it even if i only ever use it for bread

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chandelyer:

Ulyana Sergeenko spring 2012 rtw

21:59

eventually our house is going to be nothing but better homes and gardens cube storage

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on his way to the bedroom to get dressed andrew said i looked cute even though i’m wearing the ugliest sweater and some jeans, and then when he came downstairs he was wearing a sweater and jeans and proudly announced that we match

19:44

lotsandlotsofbirds:

boopsandswoops:

slamdunkthefunk:

hvmanfilth2:

Round boys

thank you

@lotsandlotsofbirds you’re not gonna believe this

ABSOLUTELY ROUND

19:37

Tip for vultures, how to tell if a seller is lying about their products source:

parliamentrook:

strangebiology:

vultureculturecoyote:

The more popular Vulture Culture gets the more demand there will be for things like skulls and pelts. And more often people are going to try and pass off poached/hunted items as scavenged.  Here I will give a few red flags to look out for, as well as some good things to spot and some general tips for buying animal products.

(All photos used are for visuals ONLY. The products shown in the pictures provided are NOT call-outs or examples)

Red Flags:


1. Bulk quantities

If  a seller is claiming something to be scavenged from roadkill, and yet is selling in large numbers, be cautious. This isn't ‘always’ an indicator of an untrustworthy seller. I’ve seen 10 raccoons on one stretch of road before. But use common sense, how likely is someone to find  and scavenge 10 foxes or 10 crows a week?


2. Unusual color morphs, especially foxes!

If someone has farm fox color morphs (like marble foxes, blue, silver, etc) and tries to pass them off as roadkill they arent even trying. It is possible to buy pelts like this secondhand in antique shops and fur farms arent inherently “unethical”. But just know they almost 100% came from a fur farm at some point. 


3. Bones, pelts, and animal products from Asia.

 As most vultures are well aware, different countries have different laws regarding sale of animal parts. Be cautious buying from places like China, Uruguay, and Brazil. Animal protection laws in those places may allow for easier poaching and hunting of endangered species as well an unethical treatment of animals in fur farms. This results in large quantities of VERY cheap skulls and furs, however the treatment these animals received as well as the legality of their culling is questionable. 


4. Failure or refusal to provide permits

If you are looking into purchasing something that requires a permit or license and the seller refuses to provide the paperwork that is a HUGE red flag. Not only would selling without the paperwork be outright illegal, but the likelihood that they obtained the product legally in the first place is up for debate. 


GOOD things to look for

Now ill list a few things that are good indicators of scavenged products. 

1. Imperfections

Bones that are old, weathered, cracked, or otherwise imperfect. Bones that have been sitting out in the woods for a while tend to take on a specific look. Quite different from perfectly white bones. 

2. juvenile or out of season animals

Hunters typically avoid juvenile animals or animals that have “out of season” fur or plumage. If you see someone selling a pelt of a coyote in its spring coat, or a bird skull with juvenile beak colors its ‘safe-ish’ to assume it wasn’t hunted if the seller says it wasnt. However take this tip with a grain of salt. If it WAS hunted it was likely out of season, and therefor poaching. Use this tip in combination with the others to make a safer guess. 


Anyway, sorry this post is really lazily done hopefully this helps some new vultures. 

THANK YOU, this is really a good set of rules-of-thumb.

Dishonesty happens in the Vulture Culture community so consider this info before buying. 

Don’t lie about your sources either, gang. I know some people think “Oh I’m running a business, the buyer won’t understand my ethical standards so I’ll just say I found it dead.” 

Well guess what: it’s when you lie about your source that when people investigate and you have a scandal. (Like in the case of mummified bats  and donated humans. Those wouldn’t have been so infuriating if the sellers were honest.)

One reason why I work in resin is there’s absolutely no way I could ethically source the volume of skulls needed to sustain a business. I see other jewelry companies somehow producing hundreds of “ethically sourced” real bat or bird skull necklaces and am extremely skeptical. Especially since I’ve been on eBay and seen the bulk listings of badly cleaned foreign bat skulls they’re probably sourcing from.

There are plenty of truly ethical bone jewelers out there, like @ostealjewelry and @wolftea . Usually they are vocal about where they get their finds and cleaning methods, plus they use a variety of bones in their work (not just tons of perfect skulls!).

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rrojasandribbons:

I accidentally stumbled upon an Ethiopian radio station the one night I was driving home from work. I was cruising through stations while driving and just stopped at one because it was in a language I had never ever heard before, but I kept listening because it was freaking beautiful

Turns out it was Amharic. I had never heard Amharic spoken before, but it might be the most beautiful language I have ever heard, so I just kept listening until it faded out to static. 

Anyway, when I got home, I looked up the station [KETO-FM], and it is owned by and serves African immigrants & refugees.. mostly from Ethiopia. They have a website & a gofundme. Their gofundme is severely under goal. 

Apparently, they are Colorado’s first and only radio station serving African immigrants in the state, soooo donate if you can! 

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tanuki-kimono:

Well named Rosefinch bird, looking like cotton candy in the snow, photo by.

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