RAMONA'S RECIPE FOR HOME-MADE DIRT: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL
Mike has been nagging me for weeks about doing a sequel to "Ramona's Recipe for Home-Made Dirt." He keeps saying, "The world is waiting." Obviously, as one who was raised Roman Catholic, Mike has forgotten my own imperviousness to guilt-trips.
But finally today, Mike forbade me from doing anything else until I write this sequel. No reupholstering the living room chairs. No finishing the drapes for the reading room. No relaxing with a good book in the shade on the patio, and learning at last who may have done the dastardly deed of murdering King Tut ("Who Killed King Tut" by Michael R. King and Gregory M. Cooper). Not even weeding our terra preta garden.
Mike can be a real bully sometimes. So here I am, writing the sequel. And because he's going to be reading this first, and as one who was raised Catholic and who will no doubt find himself on a well-deserved guilt trip, I will add here that we are in a heat wave and there is no air conditioning in our house. And he's sitting out in the shade on the patio, reading science fiction and drinking iced tea as I write.
OK, enough of my self-pity. Here is the much-awaited sequel. I hope that the World finds it worth the wait.
Note: my original article can be read online at: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Making-Terra-Preta-Soil-R-by-Ramona-Byron-080821-153.html or at: http://myblog.michaelpbyron.com/2008/08/21/making-terra-preta-soil-ramonas-recipe-for-homemade-dirt.aspx .
SOAK THE CHARCOAL TO MAKE IT EASIER TO BREAK