Friday, August 28, 2009

Graham Hancock Interviewed on Coast to Coast AM

I am a big fan of Coast to Coast AM,
and recently heard an interview with the acclaimed
author and truth-seeker Graham Hancock.

This interview really rang true for me,
and if you have some time, I assure you that
listening to this interview will be time very well spent.

This interview could very well change your life.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Updates from MN

Check it out...and watch some older videos about my project if you can.
I was watching some from last year and was blown away by the
transformations so far. Really felt good to compare.

This is the first part, and then the second below:

Dont let the end of summer fool you, you can start your garden NOW.

Enjoy the vids!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Fruits of My Labor

Me geeking out about figs...go figure.

When things start to click in a garden,
its like payback times 1000.
All those hot days shoveling horse shit
DO pay off. Walking into the dome on a
quiet evening and listening to the crickets
and the frogs is the greatest feeling ever.

I quietly walk around and feed each plant,
and it feels like a genuine act of service.
Before I left, I gave each tree a big gulp
of compost tea, and made sure all the leaves
were clean and shiny.

Look at that goodness.

We read recently that figs have to be pollinated by some
kind of wasp that acutally crawls inside the fruit to do
the dirtywork, and that inside each ripe fig is
a dead wasp. Um...nothing I have found backs that up yet.
And as far as I know, the crunchy sounds are from the seeds, right?
I heard that some vegans wont even eat figs because of the fact
that a wasp might be in them...always a good laugh.

Here is another little plumper...golden raspberry.
Buy golden raspberries...they are just wonderful.
Especially when they have good soil.
We just fell in love with them this summer,
and I frequently ate them in the garden. Wonderful.

Here is an idea for everyone...plant red clover all over the place.
Plant it in your yard, your ditches, wherever you please.
The stuff grows easily if it has a few days of moist soil to work with,
and the bees and other beneficial insects just love it.
And the deer too!
Im like..."Hey deer! Eat the clover! Leave the apple trees alone!"

The pathway is on the left, the clover patch is obviously on the right.
This patch is probably flowered out by now, as the pic was taken
in early august. This ground was rocky dirt before, and now its teeming
with frogs and beneficial insects. Savor the biodiversity.
I have no slugs anymore. Thank you frogs. Stick around, eh?
I was a madman about the clover.
I planted it everywhere this summer, and its really paying off.
Just cover the seeds with a light mulch (i used straw)
to keep the ground moist for those first critical days.
Clover will heal your soil, feed the bees, and give a wonderful
lush look to an otherwise bland landscape.

Gooseberries anyone?
This was a huge bonus. I bought 6 goosies this spring,
and didnt expect fruit at least until next summer.
I lucked out though and was able to enjoy some this year.

These are all gooseberries along the base of the deck,
which will climb up the railings (soon I hope).
Check out the clover pathway!
You have to walk slow because of all the frogs in there!
Seriously...its like a little mini jungle.

I miss being there. Im reading books about forest gardens
and watching stuff on youtube and it just makes me want to go back.
Like NOW. I want to shovel manure all over the garden beds so they
are ready for next year, I want to walk around and eat tomatoes
fresh off the vine, and I want to sit in that greenhouse and listen
to the crickets and breathe the fresh air...

For those of you lucky enough to be by your garden full time,
enjoy it to the fullest and keep building that soil.
And...its still not too late to plant clover, you can have flowers
well before it gets too cold.

I have three persimmons ripening on the tree too!

We have a guava here that is starting to fruit too,
which is really nice to see. I cant wait.

Peace everyone...keep growing, dont let
the end of summer trick you into thinking that its too late.
And there is ALWAYS time. You are on the computer right now,
so ask yourself if you have 15 minutes to spread clover seeds all over your
garden. No excuses!!! Off thy ass and create an ecosystem.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A new video...FINALLY.

This is me transplanting my (now dead) miracle
fruit and incan berry. This was at our old place in Williamsburg.
We had a nice little patio, and I was totally going to
turn it into a garden, but then the place got mold
and we had to get out of there. My throat became really
sore and irritated because of it, and within two days of
being in the fresh air of MN, it was gone.

We are now doing everything indoors,
the sapote seedlings, the guava, some basil and mint,
and eventually I'll bring in the cacao and the soursop.

My parents don't want to worry about taking care of the
tropicals this year, and Id rather take care of them myself.
Ive read some stuff about raising citrus indoors,
but no one that Ive read is talking about other plants
besides the miracle fruit.

Will surely keep everyone updated on the progress.

More pics to come too.

I am mildy drunk on Kefir right now.

Such is the process of fermentation.

Let the yeasts and bacteria do their thing long enough and
you will smell something similar to white wine.

I knew this would happen, and I suppose during the
move we didnt have enough time to re-feed the kefir grains,
so this was the result..sugars turning into alcohol.

When I smelled it I knew right had that
boozy overtone that speaks to so many home brewers.

So in the search for probiotics and mineral absorption,
i get a decent buzz. Not a bad deal, right?

I mixed it with apple juice made from that tree we picked back in MN,
and the combo was really divine, like a hard apple cider.

I didnt think it would hit me as it did, but since I had
it for breakfast without any solid food, it sank its claws into me.

Ive yet to let the milk-kefir grains go so far,
although as sour as I let it become, I would be hard pressed
to let them go any further. Very few people can appreciate the sourness.

I listened to an interview on Coast to Coast the other day about
how humans made a huge leap forward about 40,000 years ago.

The reason? Altered States of Consciousness.

Most likely this was because of fermentation,
but also because of newly discovered psychedelics
like mushrooms, cannabis, peyote, and ayahuasca.

The first ferment was probably honey mead.

Honey by itself stays pristine, but mixed
with the source of life (water) strange things begin to emerge.

After a few days, a bubbly brew becomes present,
and whoever partakes in this beverage receives
an altered state of consciousness.
Where do you think art, dance, and CULTURE come from?

CULTURES. Fermented cultures.

Anyways, Im a bit buzzed so I should go for a walk.

If you are interested in raising your own kefir
and don't want to keep buying pints from whole foods
or wherever else, click HERE. Seriously, DIY (Do It YOURSELF)
is the best option. You can control the ingredients,
and you can make it as strong as you desire.

Instead of $3-4 for a 20oz bottle, you can make
gallons and gallons for just the cost of feeding your kefirs
with organic sugar. We make so much now its laughable,
and have only been raising them for about 3 months now.

And I just ordered another miracle fruit bush
because our other one got devoured by squirrels.
I want to eat a miracle berry and drink super sour kefir now.
Have a good day a miracle fruit bush.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Free Apples...The Universe Provides.

I'll be doing a post soon, but check this ONE
out about us finding some great apples in MN.

I just cant understand why people don't plant
fruit trees for themselves...insisting that going to
the grocery store and doling out their money is somehow better.

We just picked $150 worth of apples in about 15 min.
How insane is that?

Im drinking apple juice and water kefir mixed together
at this very moment...PERFECTION!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Ive been pretty busy, and as usual,
been spending very little time on the computer.

Dawn did some great updates,
and we even checked out a new spring in PA.

We should be filming today, and checking out
the hives to see whats happening.
Both are very strong, so it should be great.

Ok..back to work! (Im not working THAT hard).