Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Talking about Pollen Again....

This stuff has just rocked my world.
If you get fresh pollen, youll just know it.
There's a jar in the tipi of some wild been pollen from
Mountain Rose...its SOOOO hard! This stuff here is pure soft heaven.

I have it with cream, coconut milk, or alone...its too precious to blend.

And the harvest is so much easier than honey...
I might be leaving for LA soon and Im really going to miss this.

Ill admit that Ive been getting kind of lonely here.
Its great but the moments to occur. I know that WAY TOO SOON
Ill be back in some damn city again and just aching to get back
to this garden...I must savor every moment that Im here -
even if Im by myself. Its good for me anyways...
reading, stretching, working out, pulling grass from around the
newly planted trees...feeding chipmunks and talking to woodchucks.
Lots to do here.

But back to the pollen...get bees. Seriously.
Put them on your roof or tuck them away somewhere.
Get a pollen trap. Get some bees. Youll be happy.
Although i have now been stung 3 times since
getting the new girls...once I totally deserved it getting too close,
another time a bee climbed inside my shirt and I didnt know and
it stung me, and the third time one just randomly nailed me
as I was walking thru the clover. go figure.

So...tuck them away if you can but theres a good chance that sooner
or later youre gonna get nipped...but its not the end of the world really.
i dont even feel them much anymore, but putting some zeolite clay
on afterwards makes a nice difference I feel.

Fresh pollen...once youve had it the rest is hard to go back to.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A new post! What?

Making friends with the Chipmunks...they just use me for food though ;)

I just have very little desire to be on the computer much these days.
There is just so much to experience in the garden, and Im studying
a new language and working out + stretching so life is great.

If you are missing out, check out my FB page HERE.
I post there thru the iphone pretty often, especially with new pics.

I have been eating SO much wild food, and really consuming
loads of raw grass fed dairy and eggs from a local farm that is just
too good to be true - 15 min away and Jersey Cows! LOVE THAT.

Nettles! I have been drinking nettle tea and even used the greens
for a pesto! Ive been eating dandelions too, but nettles are just awesome.
They grow in the shade too...totally a spring ephemeral.
Remember that! All your shady spots that can be tucked away would
be a perfect spot for nettles...I bought some more currants and gooseberries
as well....and everything has just exploded in green.

Now that the good weather is here, I feel like the drift
away from the computer becomes more and more intense.

I hope you pursue this path too! I DO love the internet
and all the info it has brought us, but sitting down in front
of the screen just has less and less appeal after being outside and
being grounded all the time now.

Ive also started to collect seeds from this garden.
They are biodynamic, the soil is loaded with root fungi,
and they all received foliar sprays.

Ill mail these to Blackbird HQ is Arizona so they can get
them ready for everyone...also - if youre interested in anything I might
have in the garden, email me at Anthony@rawmodel.com to see whats
available. You never know...Ill mail it out priority mail so you get it quick.
Email me and we'll see.

Big hugs everyone!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Living the Life!

A warm soak on a starry night, then curling up in the tipi for a 6 hour nap :)

Think about how grounding the hot tub is!
The wood is definitely grounded and then I'm soaking in that
super pure fossil water...brought up from 165ft below.

It is truly an experience.
My first night in the tipi just occurred.
I had to stay very wrapped up...still pretty cold at night up here in Minnesota.
Im way more domesticated than Id like to admit!!!

So much going on...check the youtube page for newest vids!!
There has been loads of rain and 80F weather so everything is
SUPER green now...Its only mid-may! I cant believe how its
going to look in July or August!! This place is going nuts right now.
Im attracting so many birds...Orioles, Bluebirds, Bluejays, Robins,
Falcons, Eagles...its just become such a haven.

Monday, May 2, 2011

David Wolfe's Vision of Paradise

How people can knock DW I just really dont know.

Want to physically replant paradise?

Get your seeds at Blackbird...we chose varieties
that reseed on their own heavily so youll have enough
"ammunition" to replant heaven in your neighborhood.

Many blessings!!! XO!

Mike Adams breaks it down about Big Pharma

Bless his soul...he is speaking the truth and waking up so many
people that listen to Infowars.com...THX MIKE!!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The April 2011 Minnesota Food Forest!!

I was lucky enough to find North Central Reforestation -
they are only 30 min from my space in Minnesota and
because of them I was able to do a truly massive planting.
Over 300 trees and shrubs were planted in the past two weeks!!!!

Spring is the best time to "clean" up the woods a bit...
keeping pathways clean and checking around for mushrooms.
Lots of time in the woods alone brings clarity!!

Besides looking for mushrooms, I feel that Im becoming much more
tuned in with the seasons and how nature awakens during the spring.
I found wild ramps growing down by the wetter and lower spots of our area.
It was truly a gift from nature...I have picked only one so far because I
simply enjoy seeing them there so much. I was going to plant some
but alas...nature beat me to it.
The dome is seriously popping now. Ive been putting in seedlings
like Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato and Stevia, in between the dynamic accumulators
like comfrey, yarrow, and white clover. I am taking more photos tmrw!!!

May 1st is here...its COLD and VERY windy.
I feel so bad for all the trees that were planted last week. :(
They will make it though, and its been wet enough to keep the
roots nice and happy until the sun really starts beaming.

Here's a little vid - made this a week ago and you wouldnt
believe the difference from then until now. Im going
to film more this week now that things are waking up quickly!

On to May!!!!