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I joined Mastodon because I was looking for a social media experience that was actually social.

I missed the early days of online socializing, before algorithms and excessive advertising, that involved seeking out interesting people to chat with.

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Having been here a little over a year now, I wanted to do a more thorough re-introduction.

Hi! I’m pka_sarracenia (he/him)

I enjoy and raising other , especially and

I do in my free time, especially

I recently got into home brewing

Other hobbies include and consuming excessive amounts of and

Hey, Mastodon, when is the last time you discovered new music, and how did it happen?

To clarify: Pandora, Spotify, et al are very good at "We know you like pop starlets from 1984-1987, but have you tried this pop starlet from 1989?'. But how did you find things really out of your normal range?

I had some yeast to use up, so I brewed a New England style IPA yesterday. I’m going for a 2020 theme, so I made sure my hop selection spelled out “WTF”

With the fermenting jars freed up by those two hot sauces yesterday, went out and picked the rest of the peppers in the back yard. Planning to blend all the green ones into a mash and ferment them to make a "green lousiana style" sauce, plus dehydrate the strained out bits into flakes to sprinkle in soups and such.

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For some reason, I can’t stop thinking about the idea of wearable plants.

Turned fermented cayenne into lousiana style sauce and the fermented scotch bonnet and pineapple mash into a "jamaican style" sauce today.

So, the cat just puked *into* the air conditioner. How is your night going?

A new bakery opened up in town. Their to-go packaging has given me a daily affirmation that really speaks to me. Yes. Yes I do.

Woo! I've put some of my handmade camera straps up on an Etsy store! I'd love to know what y'all think!

A wonderful Christmas gift came to the farm today from @ushihara22 on Twitter, all the way from New Zealand! The new Japanese postage stamps featuring a goat and chicken, along with a lovely hand drawn card! Thank you so much!

My brain invented a Shoegaze band to provide the soundtrack to my dreams last night. I’m extremely disappointed now that I’m awake because they were really freaking good.

My latest fermentation experiment is a sriracha style sauce. It turned out well, which is good because my mother just dropped off another 190 Serrano peppers.

Do you have a favourite kombucha flavour? Now that I'm making it myself at home, I'm looking for ideas!

Here's what I have on my list so far:
- ginger, cayenne and lime
- lychee
- passionfruit
- pineapple
- yuzu

I also have a variety of teas I can brew it with. My first batch was a medium oolong. This next one is a strong Assam. I have all the teas available for brewing!

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