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  • Martin
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    So wayyy back in 2004 my wife and I attended a multiple day wine festival in Park City Utah. Attending a massive wine event in a state that is essentially run by a church was very interesting. One of the events we attended was a presentation by two wine makers all about making Pinot Noir. During the presentation there were cases of their wines to drink. The first winemaker attempted to show us that a good Pinot would be produced for about $10 a bottle. She failed in that attempt as her wine was borderland undrinkable. The other was a winemaker who had begun a one man winery making pinot that sold for about $35 a bottle. He sold all his wine through a private mail list and if he had any left over he sold them to local restaurants. We are allotted a case a year. We only buy 3 to 6 bottles every few years as we generally stick with Bolder reds but his wine is fantastic. This years shipment arrived yesterday. I will take a bottle to the beach with me this weekend and age the rest. It is also the only wine I have ever purchased that includes an owners manual and the winemakers phone number in case you have questions.
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  • Martin
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    Managed to snag a very coveted (by me) book recently! It is scheduled to arrive on Friday. I will be out of town so it will spend a few days at the mail box until the following Tuesday,

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  • mhatchett
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    Happy Easter! I like them very much. Hard to see, but they are up to four now. The have a quiet academic feel to them. I like the Swan River, Sarob, Tartarus Press books in general. November Night Tales is a favorite.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    And this came in today!



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    Noticed the 3 volumes of Uncertainties behind the Best of Whispers.

    What was your impression of these?

    Been debating on picking these up for a while, but have not felt the need to pull the trigger so far.

    B

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I am aware of these but never thought of acquiring them until I saw your photos. Very nice!
    Hope you enjoy Martin. I think they are cool on so many levels, almost like time capsules for 80-90s horror.

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  • Martin
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    I am aware of these but never thought of acquiring them until I saw your photos. Very nice!

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    Wow! Those Whispers are AWESOME!

    Great collection.

    Mulleins
    Thanks, just waiting on #3!

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  • mulleins
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    Wow! Those Whispers are AWESOME!

    Great collection.

    Mulleins

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  • mhatchett
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    And this came in today!



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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    A few oldies but goodies I’ve picked up recently. The copies are available and fairly inexpensive, several of these were signed by multiple contributors. I became interested in picking these up after reading several of Kevin Lucia’s Cemetery Dance columns https://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/tag/kevin-lucia/

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    Congrats on these...I’ve several times been similarly prompted to collect either / both the WHISPERS and SHADOWS series of anthos in HC 1sts, both of which I read most of back in the day. I’ve resisted so far, but one of these days... and pictures like this remind me why.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    A few oldies but goodies I’ve picked up recently. The copies are available and fairly inexpensive, several of these were signed by multiple contributors. I became interested in picking these up after reading several of Kevin Lucia’s Cemetery Dance columns https://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/tag/kevin-lucia/

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    Congratulations, those look awesome!

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  • mhatchett
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    A few oldies but goodies I’ve picked up recently. The copies are available and fairly inexpensive, several of these were signed by multiple contributors. I became interested in picking these up after reading several of Kevin Lucia’s Cemetery Dance columns https://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/tag/kevin-lucia/

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    Very cool Martin! I'll post some photos of our cold frame later.
    Will do.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I have been trying to get back into eating healthy food rather than whatever I can get delivered. Cooking with fresh ingredients while cooking for one has led to throwing out a lot of fresh produce as I just can't use it fast enough. i tried buying a live live Basil plant and planting it in a pot in my kitchen. It died quicker than a bag of basil would have lasted in my fridge. So I decided to buy a self watering raised bed garden. Assembled it last week and planted two varieties of local strawberries, Dill , Parsley and two Basil plants. It also comes with a greenhouse cover which will stay in place while I still have freezing nights. The cover also protected the plants from the heavy rains and hail we had the day after I set it up. Filled it with water and did not even look at it again until today. Everything looks like it did great with the exception of the Basil, which did not fair well but is still alive. The local nursery had tomato plants in so I added a cherry tomato plant today. The lady at the nursery was sure to warn me that it needed frost protection. When I explained what I had she said it should work perfect for this plant. I have room for one more plant and it will be either Bell Pepper or Anaheim Peppers. When the frost threat passes the vinyl topper will be replaced by an insect cover. That should protect the plant from pests and rain. Looking forward to just snipping off herbs as needed.
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    Very cool Martin! I'll post some photos of our cold frame later.

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  • Martin
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    I have been trying to get back into eating healthy food rather than whatever I can get delivered. Cooking with fresh ingredients while cooking for one has led to throwing out a lot of fresh produce as I just can't use it fast enough. i tried buying a live live Basil plant and planting it in a pot in my kitchen. It died quicker than a bag of basil would have lasted in my fridge. So I decided to buy a self watering raised bed garden. Assembled it last week and planted two varieties of local strawberries, Dill , Parsley and two Basil plants. It also comes with a greenhouse cover which will stay in place while I still have freezing nights. The cover also protected the plants from the heavy rains and hail we had the day after I set it up. Filled it with water and did not even look at it again until today. Everything looks like it did great with the exception of the Basil, which did not fair well but is still alive. The local nursery had tomato plants in so I added a cherry tomato plant today. The lady at the nursery was sure to warn me that it needed frost protection. When I explained what I had she said it should work perfect for this plant. I have room for one more plant and it will be either Bell Pepper or Anaheim Peppers. When the frost threat passes the vinyl topper will be replaced by an insect cover. That should protect the plant from pests and rain. Looking forward to just snipping off herbs as needed.
    Garden.jpeg

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