By Mikal Jakubal
Things have been a bit slow the last two weeks on the film production front. I was out of town and then had a cold for a few days, so didn’t do much. My participant who had the emergency surgery a couple weeks ago is doing well. Tomorrow at 8 a.m. I’ll be at her house shooting her putting in a new crop of peas and some other garden veggies. Like all my other documentary peeps and most of the homesteaders in SoHum, she is an avid gardener of all things, not just pot.
A while back, I filmed her removing the black tarp from her light-deprivation garden. Those plants were ready for harvest just as she had to go into the hospital, so her family helped bring those plants in. I missed catching that on camera, but tomorrow she’ll be taking some of the plants down from the cool, dry spot where they’ve been drying. She likes to cure her weed for a couple weeks, nice and slow.
My Northern Mendocino subject, the one who had to pull out all the big male plants last time I filmed her, just had to get water delivered to refill her tanks. The little spring I filmed her opening back up last month finally dried up. She’ll need water deliveries every few weeks from now until the November rains, so I’ll catch the next delivery on camera.
I just got an email from my graphic designer. The new drawings for this website are coming along. She’s just did a move, so will get back to it soon. Can’t wait for the new look. It’s going to be fun.