Re: [gardeners] Cardboard & Veggies

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 17:39:06 -0400

>If you avoid the chromic inks you shouldn't have any problem. The black inks
>are mostly made with carbon and soy oil with resin from pine trees as a
>binder. Also have a client that makes inks. You can find anything in these
>piney woods down here. Remember that Louisiana is still largely agricultural
>and the largest industry deals in timber.

I feel strangely ignorant. I had no idea that Louisiana is big in timber,
although I did know it was agricultural. I was stuck in peppers and
crayfish mode. When I think timber,  it is usually the Pacific NW that
enters my mind. My ignorance of Louisiana is linked to my detested former
partners being in Crowley. It's easier to wish the place flooded into
oblivion when you don't care about it, so what little I knew of Louisiana
was straight out of James Lee Burke's novels, a brief visit to New Orleans
and Huey Long's history. Now that George, Anne and Sleepy are known and
loved, I'm going to have to learn more about the place. Drat.  Can we sink
Crowley without losing Sulphur, George?;-) Which paper company is it, btw?

Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
Beautiful hand painted fibers
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY