Sunday, June 19, 2011

Will Hafo Safolites help terraform Irvine?

The gardens, embankments, parkways and alleyways of Hafo Safo provided artist Claudia Bucher with all the hundreds of succulents she needed for this incredible sculpture currently on view at the Irvine Arts Center as part of a group show entitled "Earth-Like Planet curated by artist Matt May. Residents contributed bags and bags of of clippings and then helped the artist fill all the little pots on the work with soiless medium and clippings. We look forward to seeing how the plants do on the alien planet of Irvine which they have found themselves. Will they wither and die in the foriegn atmosphere or burgeon into a new far-away outpost? We'll use our succusensory abilities to chart their progress.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Goat Sucker

Goat Sucker: Legendary blood sucking *Chupacabras

Or deliciously creamy caramel confection?
Goat milk Lollipops available in the impulse-buy section at Circle H Liquor!

*"The chupacabras... from chupar "to suck" and cabra "goat", literally "goat sucker"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cristina's World

Cristina's garden is a pretty fantastic example of container gardening. The ground around her house is all hard-pan but she has an old Avocado tree and has started to plant fruit trees. She has also started a compost pile and has gotten some dirt from one neighbor and some alfalfa hay from another. She is beginning the process of making soil so that some of her plants can go into the ground.
Besides gardening, Cristina helped found the Coronado Street Kitty Society. She has acted as our local feral cat colony manager for many many years operating feeding stations and providing clean water and food twice a day every day. By developing a trust with the feral adults she is able to rescue and help re-home the kittens through the Society. She has also trapped numerous adult feral cats who the Society then bring to Fixnation to be fixed and released.
And if all that weren't enough, Cristina also has her own house cleaning business with top notch references. She is more than happy to use your all natural products, preferring vinegar and baking soda to the heavy chemicals. Let this blog know if you need some help around the house and we will put you in touch- especially if you have big dogs, an attack cat, brazen fowl, etc., Cristina can handle them.
One of Cristina's very pampered pets:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One Got Fat

If the Shockheaded Peter authors made a bicycle safety film, it would be One Got Fat. Hafosafoans; take heed. Borrow a page from Stanislaw Higgenbottom, Tinkerbell Mcdillonfiddy, and poor Mossby Pomegranite (alas, dead from fallen arches...), as they get steam rolled (Spoiler Alert; literally) for their careless ways. Oddly, there is no mention of appropriate cycling apparel, such as, oh, helmets. No danger, apparently, in riding while wearing paper mache masks.

"Slim knew that his big sack would be hard to handle so he asked Orville Slump if he would carry it."

Thanks, Internet Archive!