Category Archives: conservation

a natural clothes wash and dry by hand

growing up mom used to wash our clothes by hand in a metallic barrel with two rolling pins atop. after many years using washing machines, today i opted to wash my clothes by hand using Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap as the detergent. the rational is simply if the soap is Ok for your gut bacteria, it’s fine for the flora. this is a practice i started on the farm earlier this year out of shear necessity to save $ and as it turned out gobs of time and effort.

i had just spray showered with Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap using three pints of water to include washing a pair of low-cost Walmart clogs (ya they’re plastic but that is another story to unfold). the pros and cons: 1) it’s cost free minus the cost of the soap verses $10  total for $5 for wash and dry plus $5 truck gas. 2) low carbon footprint, 3) it took 15 minutes total labor verses 2.5 hours total for a 1.0 hour round trip and wait of 90 minutes machine wash and dry, 4) seven gallons of total water were used, 5) there is a sun light and day heat wait for a natural dry with leisure time to wait verses sitting amongst a slew of droning machines and a timely removal of clothes from wash and dry machines, and 6) assurance for a clean bucket verses not having known if the previous wash was soiled or chemically laced.

there are definitely points for improvement such as 1) replacing the plastic bucket (which is really my hijacked bucket for clean clothes), 2) find a way to squeeze the clothes between two rollers but i suppose someone has crowdfunded (or will) an iRockNRoll washing machine already, 3) wear of sustainable clothing fabric such as hemp, flax, and bamboo all which i imagine may dry faster.

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thee of lower coin, enlight footing upon Gaia

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an enlight footing upon Gaia

thee of fewer coin

belly full and a warm bed,

art thy belly empty?

belly full and a warm bed,

doth thee a warm dwelling?

belly full and a warm bed,

doth thee a restful slumber upon sleep?

bereft of coin for daily needs,

the bitter cold of winter winds,

hath numbed thou fingers.

find a land upon Gaia,

enlight a steadfast mission to build,

wood, mud, straw, and steel elements of Gaia,

a tiny home warm dwelling.

thee of fewer coin,

an enlight dwelling be devoid of an impinge for coin,

as it breaths with sun juice and water from air,

pray be your sustenance,

lay gently growing roots upon a mosaic of flitting fish,

aspiring tesselate of reflect sun light upon thy face.

thee of fewer coin,

that thy coin for a warm bed be a hundred fold less,

that thy belly be full from coin saved.

that thy entitle to land and home with,

sun juice,

water from air.

embrace Gaia,

and stave shackles of heavy coin,

years of life taken by contract,

when the elements of Gaia,

hath lay bare before thee,

with,

thy spirit, 

thy eyes, 

thy hands, 

build.

thee of fewer coin,

that thou may measure a day in life express,

a stick with greater meaning,

as Rand piques,

of what is man’s worth?

so may you ask,

pray be light a day’s demand,

shall i awaken with the sun?

which mint stick will bare a sweeter tea to thy?

hath thy partaken with a neighbor a trade of thine herbs for potatoes?

hath thine child taken thou book again to read stealthily below the tree?

thee of fewer coin,

hath thy fallen far?

pray be with thy falling,

there be a spark inspire.

thee of fewer coin,

thee who hath taken to wheel from sunrise to sunset,

to dwell in a place of wage,

now dwell freely upon a tiny home,

a body, mind, and spirit aligned with Gaia,

a ponder,

a question of yore,

what is thy worth?

in fairness,

dare ye pique,

worth to whom?

all whom’s and concomitant ancestry,

these hath been all of Gaia,

therein,

let whom be a wellness with Gaia

a realign of Rand’s question,

what be thy wellness with Gaia?

thoust gaze on a sunset,

a reflect rest on thine tiny home porch,

a sweet warm mint tea in hand,

of window sill harvested,

seeped after a boiled water,

thine wellness with Gaia,

that been a oneness with Gaia.

thee of fewer coin,

in thine health of body, mind, and spirit lay thy greatest wealth.

that thee may hath fewer choices,

be they with life express,

to dwell in a tiny home as this,

be an awakening with Gaia,

and more so,

an awakening of what is not of Gaia.

an isle walk by items of sustenance,

hath only a few,

a life force awakening with Gaia.

thee of fewer coin,

cast aside all cleverness of materials,

ask thee only one question,

will thy body, mind, and spirit fair well,

upon a mint plant rooted,

in the soiled ashes,

of thine now burnt tiny home?

thy spirit rejoice upon awakening,

to a wide expanse of rolling hills,

sprouting life expressions.

hath ye forgotten,

to endear oneself to this land of Gaia,

and only then,

design, build, and dwell,

flow life expresses with Gaia?

thee of fewer coin,

hath thy exclaimed,

i am cold!

hath any one care?

hath not mine kind expressed a learnt lesson,

thine wellness begins with being one upon a land of Gaia,

only then,

to aspire a build of thy design,

to dwell in delight of chirps,

warmth of morning sun,

a snow capped mountain aloft,

and upon dusk,

a restful slumber in warm bed comfort.

thee of fewer coin,

this land of Gaia be a dwelling path to freedom,

to life express in a day as  thee see fit.

thoust first freedom be,

a dwelling upon a land of Gaia.

thoust second freedom be,

a shield,

comfort from elements of Gaia,

the rain,

the cold,

the snow,

the wind.

that this tiny home shield hath,

sun juice, 

water from air.

thoust third freedom be,

a day of serenity,

fertile to nurture thoughts,

open to kind acts,

pray be this day,

a dawning sun warm,

one taking from and returning to Gaia.

therein these freedoms,

thoust be one with Gaia.

from the exponent of knowledge of thine kind,

aspire a few designs materialize in mine tiny home,

to be closer to Gaia,

embraced by a warm sun juice blanket,

an enticed water droplet from air.

thee of fewer coin,

saunter to thine sprout jar,

upon window sill,

bathed in sun juice morn,

seedlings sprouting stem and root,

a symphony of effervescent stems,

each praying in arched clasped leafs,

a delight feast of bio-alive nutrient,

each bite,

a plosive life force,

rejoice thine body, mind, and spirit,

a saved time of wheeled transport,

a saved two fold of coin,

a saved stout vigor in day,

a saved life force of breath.

a summary of nootropics and sustainable practices

inspired by a creative nootropic

i was excited this past week to experience a creative and energizing effect of Acetyl L-Carnotine / Alpha Lipoic Acid on Modafinil, it dawned on me to produce a summary of sustainable practices and nootropics as a living post to be elaborated later with references and rationals maybe a book as well.

the nootropic practices i’ve discovered for myself passed a tipping point a half year ago and i was hungry to discovery new nootropics (and foolish rides along with hungry). for example, this summary represents a refinement of creating cold brew coffee after weeks of experimentation. although five or so batches got drained straight into the sink, a few survived well.. a wow test. the cold brew coffee batches started with small two cups of produced quantity and has evolved to a large glass jar in the refrigerator holding a high quality smooth organic light brew that holds well for three weeks – coffee has never ever been this good plus i’ll later be exploring how to avoid molded coffee beans affecting over 50% of all coffees in the United States.

traveling the past nine months caused me to adopt new practices and drop others for example papaya is found readily in a city near the Mexican border but is expensive and less available otherwise let alone the rarity of finding an organic papaya. the practices below are on the farm only.

daily practices

cold brew coffee

days: any

a half cup from large refrigerated jar stash

half coconut and half almond milk

one tablespoon of raw unfiltered honey

two dark chocolates (Sprouts sells 85% cocoa Columbian bars)

reduce stomach acidity

days: nootropic

three cups of spring water

organic carrot

organic celery

reduce stomach acidity even more with a probiotic pill and master cleanse

days: all

one pill of Dr David Perlmutter taken immediately before this drink

one lemon complete with pulp

tablespoon of apple cider vinegar raw and unfiltered

a half-flat teaspoon of cayenne pepper

fill with water or a kale green drink

nootropics

days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or if needed Monday through Friday

each supplement is taken sublingual

Modafinil 150mg taken at three times 50mg each dissolved sublingual serially immediately upon waking

Alpha Brain

Acetyl L-Carnotine / Alpha Lipoic Acid

Omega 3 and 6 (preferably pharmacy grade)

5-http

cereal

days: on nootropic rest days

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup of half and half of flax and chia seeds ground

two dark chocolates (Sprouts sells 85% cocoa Columbian bars)

half coconut and half almond milk

one tablespoon raw unfiltered honey

one organic banana or apple

optional: papaya, boiled and refrigerated yam

exercise

days: all

bike quickly to swim at pool

shower

days: all

steps to be applied on entire body

1 pint room temperature water in pump spray

2 pints water boiled an poured into pump spray

spray warm water

apply a water-only wash cloth

optional: apply Dr. Brenner’s Lavender & Hemp soap on a wash cloth (to reduce death of healthy gut bacteria)

spray warm water

dry with 1/4th sized cotton towel

spray aloe vera with extra on head and armpits

shave head with Mach 3 razor

clean and dry edge of razor with folded tissue for razor to keep up to three months

apply skin with a small hand dip of coconut oil applied first to head and armpits as an natural antibacterial.

sprouts

days: all

grown and culled lentil sprouts

with vegan turmeric sauce

kelp 200mg

organic avocado

veggie saute or soup

days: any, optional

fried veggies of

1 jalapeño

1/2 white or red onion

1 garlic cove

2 bell peppers

1 batch of small porteballo mushrooms

1 batch of spinach

for soup include 1/2 cabbage

floss

days: all, 1/2 hour before bedtime

brush teeth with baking soda

tooth brush is 1000x per second Philips

without rinsing,

follow with a hard tooth brush of top of teeth

one heaping tablespoon of coconut oil pulling

night cap popcorn

days: all, one hour before bedtime

air popped popcorn for the tryptophan

two large tablespoons of virgin olive oil

a tablespoon of Emeril’s Original Essence

night cap supplements

days: all, 1/2 hour before bedtime

Melatonin 5mg

a half pill of Theanine Serene

Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

a swig of Qunol Liquid CoQ10

sleep with ear plugs

Foods to avoid

simple sugars

gluten foods

oats are gluten free but i consume only a half cup as oats carry a risk of inflammation

ok grains are amaranth, buckwheat, rice brown or wild, millet, quinoa, sorghum, teff

white rice

excessive alcohol

soy

food from plastic containers when possible

canned foods

long-term sustainable practices

power

use of four 100W solar panels to trickle charge two Deep Cycle Gel and two floating acid 12V batteries.

use of a 1000W inverter to power all AC devices

keep all phantom connections disconnected

use only LED lighting

in particular, my favorite is colorful holiday LED lights strung up through out year in living space

water

consume only 1.5 gallons of water per day total to include use for

shower at 2 pints per day

dish washing

floor mopping

soup

tea and coffee

Plans To:

start of practice to collect rain water or extract water using semiconductor condenser into a cistern

toilet

Plans To:

build a composite toilet to fertilize non-editable plants and trees

weekly practices

cold brew coffee 

12 oz of organic and light roast coffee beans

apply into burr grinder

fill into one gallon glass jar

fill to near top with spring water

leave 24 hours at room temperature

drain with organic hemp cloth bag into pot

wrench hemp cloth for remaining coffee

rinse glass jar

pour filtered back into glass jar

leave in refrigerator

the brew keeps for two to three weeks