Fundraising for Onion & Saffron Bulbs, Fall 2023

Hey folks, I know it's been a long while since I've posted anything anywhere - in fact, it's coming up on about a year since I got kicked of Twitter, which is really probably the last time I was consistent about sharing updates with the Web.

The shortest way I can think of to explain what's been going on in my life is that I've been spending a lot of time being dragged by material needs to recenter the feelings of white dudes over anything I actually care about. This has led to a lot of issues in the lives of me and my comrades, from needing to waste our spiritual energy on nonsense most days of the week, to living among vermin who are encouraged more by others' apathy than we're able to resist. There's some decisions and changes happening in the community that support me that'll work to prevent that happening again; one change is that I'm going to come back to representing myself, as myself, not focusing on building up a presence for any of the groups I coordinate with.

Anyway! Moving straight into real stuff: Due to a bunch of white people nonsense I'll try and explain later, I weren't able to get the propagation done this year I had planned on. That really sucks, to put it mildly, and means I don't have anywhere near the rootstock of some plants I was hoping to, by this point.

So my hope is to be able to buy more from commercial sources. Specifically, I'm looking to boost how much walking onion and saffron crocus we grow. Walking onions are a great onion for where I'm growing, and saffron also grows really well here.

I'm setting two goals on Ko-Fi - one for $85 for the minimum amount of plants to make it worth it, and one for another $65 to double how many plants I buy.

Sorry for the rather short update - I figure better to get anything out than nothing, even if it's just a vague appeal for money.