6.11.18

Family Flourishing on an Urban 1/4-acre Permaculture Plot - Creatures of...







 
Австралийско семейство живее на 1 дка земя по модела на Пермакултура.Парични доходи - малко под тамошния минимум, но се чувстват щастливи и богати с ВРЕМЕ, своята градина, своята храна и своите акумулирани ЗНАНИЯ...

В началото мъжът казва нещо много ценно че ние сме ХОРА НА МЯСТОТО и че първо е екологията, а после - технологията, докато в нашето супер технологизирано общество е обратното.

Друго интересно нещо, което ме впечатли към края (между многото), е със само 1 дка те не могат да постигнат самодостатъчност (self-sufficiency), но са постигнали достатъчност вътре в общността им (community-sufficiency).

Те са един от немалкото вдъхновяващи примери напоследък.
 
Why Humans Need Napshttps://returntonow.net/2018/11/05/why-humans-need-naps
“What’s amazing is that in a 90-minute nap, you can get the same benefits as an eight-hour sleep period,” said study author and psychologist Sara Mednick.” And actually, the nap is having an additive benefit on top of a good night of sleep.”

Napping helped improve memory test scores even more than caffeine, Mednick found in a follow-up study in 2008.

Permaculture, a more systematic/scientific approach

Permaculture, a more systematic/scientific approach

Wellbeing Farm, A Pragmatic Approach to Permaculture, Transition, and Reskilling
http://www.andrewwillner.com/2013/12/wellbeing-farm-pragmatic-approach-permaculture-transition-reskilling

Cold Climate Permaculture Video 

10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

 
1.Gardening for Food 
2. Animal Husbandry 
3. Hunting and Fishing   
4. Food Preservation
5. Blacksmithing.
6. Herbal Medicine 
7. Horseback Riding
8. Basic Carpentry
9. Repairing and mending
10. Milking a cow 
1.Gardening for Food During World War II, there was a campaign for people to plant “Victory Gardens” at their homes. These vegetable gardens were needed to alleviate food shortages, because so much of the nation’s produce was being sent overseas to keep our troops and those of our allies fighting. With fewer men available to work the farms, there was less produce available. This custom of having a vegetable garden in one’s backyard survived for many years after the war was over, but it gradually died out. Today, when many people think of gardening, they are thinking of a flower garden. While those are nice to look at, they don’t give you much to eat. Starting and growing a vegetable garden can be harder than most people think. When I started gardening, it took me three years to get more than just herbs and a smattering of produce out of it. I’m glad I didn’t wait until I needed that garden for survival.

2. Animal Husbandry Although the industrial revolution took place more than 100 years ago, many people continued to raise at least a small amount of their own livestock at home. This led to cities enacting ordinances limiting what animals people could keep within city limits. Raising dogs and cats is much different than raising chickens, rabbits and goats for the table. A large part of being able to raise these animals is recognizing their needs and being able to diagnose their sicknesses. Farmers don’t depend upon the vet for most illnesses; they take care of it themselves.
3. Hunting and Fishing Everyone in your great-grandparents’ generation knew how to hunt and fish for food, it wasn’t a sport or hobby for them, it was a way to provide for their family and cut down on food costs. It didn’t matter where they lived, if they lived in a rural area or if they lived in the city. Being able to kill or catch their own food was an essential survival skill and it proved very useful, especially during harsh times, like the Great Depression. Raising an animal is one thing, butchering it is another. Few hunters even know how to properly butcher an animal, as most take them to a butcher for cutting up and packaging. Yet, an animal which is not properly cleaned and butchered can cause disease. You can also waste a lot of good meat by not doing it correctly.
 
4. Food Preservation It’s rare to find people who preserve their own foods, but in our grandparent’s generation, it was common. Canning food, smoking meats and even making one’s own sausage were all common home tasks, which ensured that people had enough food to get through the winter. Today, it’s rare to find people who know these methods of food preservation, let alone having the equipment needed. If we go back very far in American live, pretty much every middle class home had a smokehouse for preserving meats. I’ve seen some homes where the smokehouse was actually in the kitchen chimney. Instead of building a normal chimney, they had a very wide one, with enough room to hang sides of beef in it for smoking. 

5. Blacksmithing. This one’s a little bit harder than the others. It’s one that you may have difficulty learning from a youtube video. You’ll want to find a fellow blacksmith to teach you how. It may seem unnecessary, but if the electricity went out, the only people who could repair anything metal are blacksmiths. Might as well know the trade! 6. Herbal Medicine The roots of medicine were herbal medicine. While doctors have existed for millennia, it hasn’t been until recent times that those doctors had such a wide range of pharmaceuticals to work with. Before that, doctors made their own medicines. Many women also learned to use what nature provided for medicine. It was not uncommon a few generations back for mom to take care of her family’s medical needs, using recipes that she had learned from her mother. Today, that sort of medicine is called “old wives’ tales” but it works just as well as it always did.

7. Horseback Riding This may not seem like much of a survival skill, but in the Old West, stealing a man’s horse was a hanging offense. That’s because being stranded without a horse was generally a death sentence. While horseback riding today is only done for sport, if the automobile becomes no longer usable, people will be looking for horses once again. Riding a horse is actually more complicated than the movies make it appear. Breaking a horse is a skill that few know. Likewise, there are few today, outside of the drivers for the Budweiser Clydesdales, who know how to hitch and drive a team of horses. But in America’s past, our ancestors drove teams with as many as 40 horse or mules in them.
8. Basic Carpentry Everyone should know how to make basic repairs to their home. Without the ability to repair damage from a natural disaster, it might not be possible to use the home as a survival shelter. Woodworking skills also allow one to make furniture and other items to help survive. 

9. Repairing and mending We are a society that consumes without thinking and this trend is aggressively promoted by the media. Your great-grandparents didn’t let anything go to waste, not even a beat-up pair of jeans and it was a common practice for every other article of clothing they owned. Mending clothes was part of a woman’s chores and they took pride when restoring the favorite clothes of their loved ones. It wasn’t only about clothes, it was about anything that can be fixed or patched up, and it was a sustainable way of living. These are skills that someday might come in handy and you should be able to know how to fix the things you need. When was the last time you fixed something? If you can’t remember it, you’re probably not the handyman type. 
 
10. Milking a cow This one might not seem like a big deal, but it’s amazing how many people today don’t know the right way to milk a cow. It takes more than just pulling on the nipples. You’ve actually got to first close off the nipple with the thumb and forefinger to keep the milk from flowing up into the udder, and then squeeze the nipple to force out the milk.

28.10.18

ФБ НАЦИОНАЛЕНъ СЕЛСКИ МАГАЗИНъ

Познавате ли ги? Бъзак, трънки и глогинки – 3 впечатляващи родни билки

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Познавате ли ги? Бъзак, трънки и глогинки – 3 впечатляващи родни билки
https://fakti.bg/life

Рецепти с глогинки за укрепване на сърцето
https://zdravivsekiden.com/lesen-shnaps-ot-gloginki-i-drugi-recepti-za-ukrepvane-na-sarceto

Полезни (лечебни) рецепти с глогhttps://www.edna.bg/zdravoslovno/polezni-recepti-s-glog-4634633 

Трънка
 
http://gotvach.bg/n8-45287-%D0%A2%D1%80%D1%8A%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0
Ценно качество на трънката е, че този храст е устойчив на морски условия и носи потенциал за бърз растеж и експанзия. Ако загражденията, направени с храсти на трънка, се запазят, те са в състояние да устоят на суровите метеорологични условия. Въпреки това, ограда от такива храсти стои с оголени клони по време на зимните месеци поради окапването на листата на храста.

Трънката се съживява бързо, дори след като е нарязана или опустошена от бързо разпространение на горските пожари. Този храст дава възможност да се развиват вторични издънки от земята и да се регенерира бързо за създаване на плътна стена от храсти. Иначе трънките остават забележително незасегнати от гъбички.
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Кората на трънката е също използваема за различни лечебни цели. Така например, тя не е само отличен ресурс за природен танин, но също се използва широко в приготвянето на мастило. Когато кората на трънката се вари в алкална среда се получава жълт оцветител. Дори сокът, извлечен от неузрелите плодове на трънката, е използвано от перачите, за да маркират дрехите, тъй като е труден за изтриване.

Меките тъкани (месеста част) или каша от узрелите плодове се използват за козметични цели, като например приготвяне на стягащи лицеви маски. От друга страна, зелените листа на храста служат за приготвяне на зелен оцветител, докато плодът може да се използва за получаване на оцветител, който варира в нюанс от дълбоко сиво до зелено.

Стъблата на храстите на трънката са толкова здрави, че обикновено са използват в производството на стругарски материали (машини за стругарство), градински приспособления, зъби на гребла или мотики и други подобни елементи. Правите клони на трънката се използват за производство на бастуни и са изключително ценени за тази си употреба поради техните преплетени и атрактивни форми.


24.10.18

Райската ябълка – едно оригинално решение за двора

happy-at-home.com
Те са устойчиви на сланите и могат да се берат и по-късно след като листата отпадат, защото оставени да узреят напълно на клоните, те са най-вкусни. Обраните напълно узрели плодове могат да се съхраняват във фризер и да се консумират през цялата зима. Доказано е, че при консумация на 3-4 райски ябълки дневно, хипертоници могат напълно да регулират кръвното си налягане без нужда от прием на лекарства.

20.10.18

August 17, 2018 at 11:34 pm

In 1929, the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. J. R. Crewe wrote an about the miraculous healing abilities of raw, grass-fed milk.
The protocol for his “Milk Cure” was simple – put patients on bed rest and feed them nothing but a couple of gallons of milk a day.

While some of you may be thinking that sounds like a recipe for a severe case of lactose intolerance, consider that the milk he was speaking of is nothing like the kind you find in the grocery store today.

Like almost all milk of that time, the milk Dr. Crewe was speaking of was the unpasteurized, non-homogenized, rich-in-butterfat milk of heritage-breed, pasture-raised cows
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His 1929 article, “The Milk Cure,” became the subject of two subsequent books and quoted an earlier medical textbook of the day, suggesting he was not the only doctor of his time using milk as medicine.
Crewe and his colleagues used the milk cure to treat countless conditions, including tuberculosis, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diseases of the nervous system, diabetes, anemia, obesity and underweight patients.

“Striking results are seen in diseases of the heart and kidneys and high blood pressure,” he wrote. “Patients with cardiac disease respond splendidly without medication.”
Crewe and his colleagues used the milk cure to treat countless conditions, including tuberculosis, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diseases of the nervous system, diabetes, anemia, obesity and underweight patients.

“Striking results are seen in diseases of the heart and kidneys and high blood pressure,” he wrote. “Patients with cardiac disease respond splendidly without medication.”... 
“It is well known that there is no time in the life of practically any mammal, but especially of the human, when the body is so beautiful and perfect as during the period when milk is the only food,” Crewe writes.

“The Arabs are said (Encyclopedia Brittanica) to be the finest race, physically, in the world. Their diet consists mostly of milk and milk products with fruits and vegetables, and some meat,” he adds.

“The treatment of various diseases over a period of 18 years with a practically exclusive milk diet has convinced me personally that the most important single factor in the cause of disease, and in the resistance to disease, is food. I have seen so many instances of the rapid and marked response to this form of treatment that nothing could make me believe this is not so.”

Despite the wild success of “The Milk Cure,” it has since been long forgotten. The Weston A. Price Foundation speculates two reasons for this: 1. Mainstream milk is no longer a medicinal super-food, it’s a disease-causing, denatured, highly processed product of factory farming. 2. The medical industry can’t make any money from it.

“The method itself is so simple that it does not greatly interest most doctors and the main stimulus for its use is from the patients themselves,” Crewe noted.

Luckily, if you look hard enough, you can find a growing number of farmers providing the good, old-fashioned stuff, straight from healthy, pasture-raised cows...

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