Eric tells of his toe surgery, and rick talks about his hammertoe, great stuff to start out a radio show. we then talk about being careful with painkillers, and how its easy to overdose on acetaminophen ( aka Tylenol ) , one has to be careful if you've already taken acetaminophen and then take a more powerful painkiller, as many of these stronger painkillers also contain acetaminophen.
Eric sings the praises of nurses, who make the world go around. "A doctor will save your life, nurses will keep you alive" says Rick.
The computer upgrade fundraiser is going very well. Eric and Rick both like the refurbished Mac computers direct from the Apple store. These almost new computers come with a full year Apple warranty.
Why use Apple Macintosh computers? Rick and Eric are self described fanboys of Apple products because they just work out of the box.
Viewer mail shoutout to KC, who gave us a suggestion on using a SSD solid state hard drive install for Rick. Kevin suggested a hybrid drive, which has a solid state memory chip plus a regular hard drive.
The maple syrup season is not happening for eric this year, with the foot surgery, its just not possible, but we did just post a how to tap maple trees with buckets video, as Eric went with his friend Bill to tap trees last week.
Eric asks if people could suggest stuff for Eric could watch and read on the internet.
we then segue into building a house out of containers, and 2 have been built in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here is the link to a NY Times article on those houses.
Some of my favourite youtube channels (besides GFork) are:
1. Growing Your Greens by John Kohler
2. The Horticultural Channel by Sean James Cameron
3. Clairesallotment by Claire Burgess
4. RickVanMan by Rick Clarke (watch his allotment progress from day 1 to now!)
A few websites I love:
1. Self-Sufficient in Suburbia (based out of the UK)…it is a fantastic blog with videos and pics.
2. Mark's Veg Plot (also based out of the UK)
3. Dinner with Julie by Julie Van Rosendaal
Wishing you a speedy recovery! I hope you do some vids of what you are sowing and growing in your garden this summer. All the best, LJC
I enjoy a plethora of podcasts. One you might enjoy is The Adam Savage Project, even if you don't watch Mythbusters. http://www.tested.com/
Oh, and Eric, the other day I was buying an expensive car stereo on Amazon, was about to finalize the sale, when I remembered to go back and link through your site. I know you hate to pester people, but you should mention this more often. Everyone buys from Amazon!
Hey Eric, I too subscribe to some of the ones LJC mentioned but I'd like to add The Rusted Garden as another suggestion. That's the name of his blog but I think you can find him on YouTube as "Gary Pilarchik"
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always looking for new gardening sites and video is even better! Wishing you, Eric and Rick a bountiful harvest this year 🙂
Eric Gunnar Rochow
i saw his videos suggested to me on youtube, have to go check them out, thanks for that, eric.
Hey Eric, I found some great inspiration watching your video’s on YouTube while I was recovering from spinal surgery. Your positivity is uplifting and as such have now recovered and become a beekeeper. Why don’t you guys talk about your bees anymore?