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“The lamps are different, but the light is the same. “ –Rumi

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Year 2: planting garlic in my new garden

This evening in the growing dark in the last hours of above freezing temps, I planted 27 cloves of garlic in a new raised bed I created with woodchips, old straw and fallen leaves. I had put this task off to the last minute and I don’t know why. I was really enjoying myself mixing dirt, compost and aged chicken manure in a tub waiting for just this moment. I parted the pile of leaves on top of the straw and woodchips and inserted a ball of dirt mixture in the pocket. Next I wedged a garlic clove halfway in the center of the dirt clump and covered it with another clump of dirt. I grew these garlic cloves last summer and they’ve been hanging in my basement, waiting to be cooked or planted. (Actually, I had selected the best garlic for planting today/tonite when I harvested it). And, I had to keep my mind on what I was doing because by now it was getting really dark. I didn’t want to plant two cloves in the same pocket of dirt or forget to add one. I think I did OK. But the point is, I really enjoyed doing it.

Fruit and Veg Storage Chart

Fruit And Veg Storage Chart For Improved Shelf Life

Source: Off the Grid Info

Simplify Your Life

Simplify your life and you will find yourself living a happier, healthier life. You will have time to do the things that you actually want to do. You won’t have to work as much because you won’t need as much money. You won’t have to clean as much because you won’t have stuff to clean. Spend your time living, loving, eating, learning, exploring, breathing, exercising, and being outside. Spend your time with friends and family. Spend your time helping others and helping create a better world. Spend your time living out your dreams. Do what you really want to do. Do it for yourself and do it for the people around you and the earth that you live on. You only live this life once so make it the life you want. ~ Rob Greenfield

Source: Rob Greenfield’s blog

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

72 Uses For Simple Household Products

o72 Uses For Simple Household Products


Is Spring here already!?!


Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates by Douglas Main


Animal studies in the 1990s by researcher Phyllis Mullenix, at the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Research Institute, showed that rats exposed to fluoride in the womb were much more likely to behave in a hyperactive manner later in life. This could be due to direct damage or alteration to the development of the brain. (Mullenix’s adviser told her she was “jeopardizing the financial support” of her institution by “going against what dentists and everybody have been publishing for fifty years, that [fluoride] is safe and effective,” and she was fired shortly after one of her seminal papers was accepted for publication, according to Grandjean and a book by investigative journalist Christopher Bryson called The Fluoride Deception.)
Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates by Douglas Main

beautiful look into the life of a girl

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.
“Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s about the story.
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Happiness is a direction not a destination.
“Thank you for existing. Be happy, be free, believe, forever young.
“You know my name, not my story.
“You have heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through.
“Love is like glass, looks so lovely, but it’s easy to shatter.
“Love is rare, life is strange, nothing lasts and people change.
“Every day is special, so make the most of it. You could get a life-ending illness tomorrow so make the most of every day.
“Life is only bad if you make it bad.
“If someone loves you then they wouldn’t let you slip away no matter how hard the situation is.
“Remember that life is full of ups and downs, without the downs the ups don’t mean anything.
“I’m waiting to fall in love with someone I can open my heart to.
“Love is not about who you can see spending your future with it’s about who you can’t see spending your life without.
“Life is a game for everyone but love is the only prize.” ~ Athena Orchard
her story

Places to avoid extinction

The USA is best characterized as a decomposing corpse of a nation lorded over by a tiny clique of oligarchs who control the herd by wielding Orwellian methods of mind control. So far gone is the populace that most of them think that things are just peachy—there is an economic recovery, don’t you know—but a few of them do realize that they all have lots of personal issues with things like violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and gluttony. But don’t call them a nation of violent, drug-abusing gluttons, because that would be insulting. In any case, you can’t call them anything, because they aren’t listening, for they are too busy fiddling with their electronic life support units to which they have become addicted. Thanks to Facebook and the like they are now so far inside Plato’s cave that even the shadows they see aren’t real: they are computer simulations of shadows of other computer simulations. ~ Dimitri Orlov, Extinct—Extincter—Extinctest