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Meet a Tool: Tamar the Flour Mill

A dough truly mixes with the whisk of time. Of course the ingredients, which are only exceptional in their simplicity, can be blended instantly, but they no single entity without the passing of moments. Just one or two for the water and salt to become a briney ocean, and several more for the flour to fully immerse into that broth. In those minutes, flour cells obliterate themselves, destroyed at the hands of their own enzymes, so they might intertwine the more fully. A fold or two of the dough so it may know itself better, then long patient moments of fermentation. The dough, which now can proudly wear that name now, grows in size and develops in complexity. It exhales into itself, its gasses given in breath and life. Flavors emerge and give hints as to what the dough will become . A few moments of rest help it find its shape. And then, the moment of fire. Of heat. Of battle. And too, of leavening. Thus, the hotter the oven, the higher the loft. The bread splits as it rises but remains as one, with a beautiful scar to evidence the growth born from the flame. Then one moment more, of cooling, which is actually a final slow bake. 

The last moments, of course, are the bite, the taste, and the eternal consumption. 

Borrow me, Tamar the Flour Mill, from the NE Seattle Tool Library and let time be your baker.

Meet a Tool # 6 Marybelle the Welder

Please welcome Marybelle the Welder to our Tool Library Community. Marybelle is a Lincoln Electric AC-225-s Variable Voltage Arc Welder who has been in the industry for many years and comes with great experience and extra welding rods. She told us that she decided to join the library because she believes deeply in connection, “whether it’s aluminum, copper, titanium, or human, being connected is the most important thing in the world.” She joins Frederick, our little wire feed welder, along with Tin Bucket, Gold Devil, The Bronze Beast, CopperHead, and Brass Knuckles also known as the “Soldering Guns.”

Don’t be fooled by her age, Marybelle is a fireball with a sparkling personality that requires a 220 outlet and extra safety gear. Borrow her from the NE Seattle Tool Library today!

Marybelle in all her glory

Come Get Some Seeds!

It’s planting time, so come on over and check out our seed library for free seeds. Or maybe you have extras to donate for some other local gardener to enjoy!