Sustainable SW Blogs
John 1:12 But to all who have received him - those who believe in his name - he has given the right to become God's children.
John 11:40 Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?"
A couple of big/scary storms swooped down on us late last night. As I was glued to the doppler radar, I decided to figure out how to record screen action while checking the direction of the storm path. Most weather sites have a "past" and "future" button you can click to see the speed,direction, and intensity of the rain. Did a quick search and within 10 minutes I had downloaded (free) and tested Microsoft Expressions Encoder4. The tiny white dot in the center is the location of TFL relative to the storm path. Here is how to get it and set it up. 77,93,73, .24",B
Steep Peak - Our Local Wilderness Hike, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
We have a local Wilderness area that is less than forty miles from our place. It’s called Apache Kid and it’s over 55k acres in size. The only bummer about the place is that the easiest access point is a trailhead that takes you up 3k feet in elevation in less than 5 miles. Today Wendy and I went with Sesame to look for mushrooms at 10k feet.
I like the Gummy Shoes - Montrail FluidFlex, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
After trying a half dozen pairs of trail running shoes I’ve picked a favorite. My Montrail FluidFlex are crazy light, drain water incredibly fast and have just the right amount of gummy cushioning. I picked up a replacement pair for $32 last week. There are two downsides to these. The soles are so soft that they tend to wear out by 300 miles. They also pickup a lot sand/dirt while running to the point that I need to pull the insoles before each outing and really shake them clean. I noticed that that multiple top runners from the Hard Rock 100 are also wearing this specific model of shoe (not the FluidFlex II).
Lazy and Late Prickly Pear Harvet, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
Happy to score some ripe prickly pear cactus fruit tonight. Some minor trespassing was involved. I used tongs and a cardboard box to harvest the fruit. Just before turning on the $35 steam juicer which efficiently extracts the juice I jabbed each piece with a fork several times.
So far all the rain this afternoon just scooted around TFL - only a sprinkle so far. The 10 day forecast changes every couple of hours. 78,100,72,T,B
Jujube to Syrup, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. Our jujube trees have been cranking out baskets of delicious fruit for weeks. Since we are trying to maintain a pretty low carb diet we needed to do something to preserve the abundance of fruit. We came up with a pretty good solution. Harvest the jujubes when they are ripe, boil them down in the sun oven, remove the fruit and boil down the syrup further, finally dehydrate the remaining fruit for backpacking.
Sunday, September 21
Preserving Your Harvest Class
Learn how to can stewed tomatoes and pasta sauces
Time: 12 noon -2 pm
Instructors: Duskin Jasper/Jannine Cabossel
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church-2481 Legacy Court)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: email@example.com
(CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP) so we know how many jars to bring to the class.
What to do with all your tomatoes at the end of the season? Come join ‘The Tomato Lady’ from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Duskin Jasper and learn how to can tomato pasta sauce for your pantry to enjoy in the winter months long after harvesting! This hands on class will cover how to make different pasta sauces. Students will take home a jar of tomato sauce. We will also discuss different canning methods for our high altitude.
Meanwhile I this is helpful to you. Feel good!
Make Up - high fat (1/3 animal fats 2/3 non animal from things like ghee, olives, avocado, nuts), medium protein, low carb regarding dairy: eat lots of homemade yogurt but no cheese unless homemade (raw) or goat cheese moderate citrus, chocolate (bittersweet only) no grains, wheat, soy, caffeine, refined sugar or processed food, caffeine, or alcohol
Time - if in pain upon waking eat oatmeal asap raw juices before 3pm only load up on carbs immediately after endurance sports after 3pm carbs from veggies only (no fruit) - emphasis on soluble fiber veggies (low intake of non-soluble) no food of any kind after 7pm
Amount and Combinations - chew everything completely (break down food so acids in belly don't have to) fruit is always eaten alone (otherwise it ferments in the gut) no liquids with meals (dilutes stomach acid needed to break down food) if you drink alcohol (yeah that's cheating) than dilute it with lots of water so it does not damage the gut too much
DGL Licorice enzymes (stimulates enzymes, great for immediate symptom relief), goldenseal and milk thistle (bitters to stimulate digestion)
Resource - a web resource that I found helpful is Chris Kessler's site.
Looking for the Right Box, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. Sometimes you need to ship a large item that you don't have a box for.
Rain from Hurricane Odile, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. The weather forecast says rain for 3 days straight. The moisture started coming in this morning so we decided to go for a wet 3 mile dog run.
The message from Pastor John Wiley today. The full sermon will be up on their website in the next day or two.
Psalm 118:20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
(I posted this on Facebook this morning along with the following comment: FYI...this is not about getting free "stuff"- this is about the manifestation of His Glory from the Holy Spirit within. My friend Seth Penney added - Our prosperity is our salvation, the free gift of God's grace.)
The birth, life, and death of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament and came to pass exactly as stated having been witnessed by the masses.
1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
More "better than good" chances of rain over the weekend so I shuttled water around to make room in the gutter tanks. The discharge hose for my pump is just about shot so I ordered a replacement. I think I lost about 200 gallons just from the leaks. Checked all the tanks and I am happy to report that I have 16,450 gallons on tap. Perhaps I will finally top off the catchment storage (21,000 gal) this year. 84,95,69,0,B