Sunday, December 14, 2014

Integrated duckponics

They found it
A few day later , evicted
ducks and small pumps don't work together..

Friday, August 15, 2014

Daddy long legs Breakfast

Spiders - Pholcidae

Early morning in the laundry.

I noticed a bit of a commotion.

long legs is having breakfast.

 Whatever it is ?

Get red of the nasties

Good spiders to have around.

Thursday, August 7, 2014



Throw the instruction book out..

An old plum tree  
Weaving a tree nest
A platform to pick fruit from.

Weaving this basket has shown me culture is a weave

When it is done well

Sturdy branches to start
Trim side branches
Trim small branches

No joint is stressed to breaking point

The whole basket holds each joint

Weaving layers
Each branch supports and spreads tension
Many interwoven braces
The stressors spread 

 Spreads the tension

It is ergonomic

Smaller branches
 Rushes from the water chestnut

Forming to the minimal average surface energy

A friendly Supporting Space

Comfortable space

playful space

learning in a basket
 Exploring friendship and skills

Weave it

Be creative

Ellie's space as well
We dont live in a box
learning skill is for all

Throw the instruction book out..

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Duck fed aquaponics

One lonely duck, 

I had more but due to "DOGS" in this street  they have all been destroyed.
There is a small drain in the pond. Once a week empty and fill this small pond

A converted double bed, Bath beneath, kitchen sinks as a wet bench

First crop, peas


Sweet Peppers.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Husband the Earth - Stand Proud

Husband this Earth
 Be mindful!   Husband the Earth.   Protect her from greed and violence.
Build humbly, plant trees, grow flowers and cloth her with dignity.
Respect all her creatures.
Honer her natural laws & the universe witch cradles her.
Above all Hartley worship the source of all that is.
This world needs secret heroes!
Be brave, speak the truth, heal the sick, make peace, be strong, serve patiently. love generously,
live simply, enjoy fellowship, eat & drink modestly, celebrate the festivals.
Breath deeply, sing & make music, walk often, cycle & recycle.
Be thrifty, prefer cash flow to possessions, and give good measure.
let your work be your prayer.
Put on the whole Armour of light!
Unearth the beauty in everything. Inhale the spirit of goodness.
Kindle kindness, especially towards yourself.
Embrace the sweet silence of your own soul.
Fear nothing, Accept what you are & while you have breath.
Give thanks.
unknown author 

Stand tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source

Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance

The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and quiet renewal of Winter."

- LLan Shamir

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Rocket Stove 

A moderate fire.
Flaming Bones, boiling water.  how hot ?
Encased in stone, earth and adobe for thermal mass containing warmth..
Oven on top of the two drums.
A heated bench. Timber slabs, backing insulation
Food for cold bones and the soul.

Fire pit -
Wasting this type of brick on this. to hot for cheap extruded bricks. The iron bit is an experiment flame/heat wick. Ill run some wide metal pipe under the grate to deliver clean heated air to the secondary combustion zone, it should rock. (failed) trial and error makes the expert

Donkey boiler - A water jacket
It need to be put to use. Wheres a home ?

The space between the drums to be wider.
A heated bench and timber back rest ?
A heated bathtub ?
A warm place to sleep for traveling souls ?

Hot water for washing.

 Steam - This is difficult getting the heat transfer to the boiler right.. 

Food cooked. 

 oven, a bathtub.

horses ass tolerances


The metal plate buckled breaking the flue gas seal. ?


Aprovecho research center stove design
more photos  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Moist carrot Cake

Moist Carrot cake.

250g flour
200g light brown sugar.
1tsp baking soda
2tsp Cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg
2tsp vanilla 
1/2tsp salt
125g butter
60g room temp yogurt
260g finely grated carrots
3 large eggs
150g pecan pieces

Combine, sift the dry ingreadients.
Soften butter, add yogurt, beet in eggs,  mix in carrot.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, do not overmix.
place in pan and bake for 30 min. A tooth pick comes away clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

224g cream cheese, softened to room temperature
115g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
240 - 300g castor sugar
30 ml heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt ?

Beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until soft, creamy.
Add sugar and beat until thick and combined.
Add heavy cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Add more powdered sugar until desired thickness is reached.
Add salt to taste.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The dance of genesis

A Dance of Genesis

The galaxy is made up of rotating spiral spokes of stars, carbon and dust.
Now. The centre is obscured by dust.
A long time ago it was different.
This solar system was bathed in the light of stars all the way to the center that is no center.
This solar system was plasma.

Before once upon a time, before the sun and Moon, before the planets.
There was a dance, a dance of pure joy and bliss.
There was no matter, nothing mattered, no past, no future, an eternal present.
A plasma, one but separate in essence.
They were.  There dance flowed together and apart.
One and another, simple joy,  no limits.

One danced with brilliance, totally focused in her own dance.
The others watched her, she was great.
They were looking out. They noticed a changing.
The One light was becoming dimmer, replaced with many small lights that had no heat.
They started to change their dance, cooling, slowing, conserving, condensing. Learning a new dance.
They called to their friend, the one that danced so well, she could not hear them, she was so deeply involved with her dance, she did not see. She tripped and fell, she looked out and saw no light and felt something not right. She could not conserve condense, She shattered in her new orbit, she had wasted her energy in her dance, she cracked up spaced out and hurt. She felt responsible for the lose of the light, as if it was something she did. She went mad.

Her friends saw. They love her and wanted to help her.
Her friend. The One we know as Mars today reached out and as a drowning person can drag the rescuer under, Mars lost her own balance.

Our mother. This earth, started a new dance, one with mater. Spirit soul salt, a past and future, surfaces to quicken and remember. She loves her friend. She saw what happened to Mars and decided to do something different. She decided to create a copy, a reflection of all she knew in  the image of the one light but separate like the many dim lights. She gave this being, them a task, so her friend could know.
To mine the essence of her fallen friend from her own body, to heal her, to dance with her, to teach her, to to show her friend it was not her fault the light changed and lost its heat.

So painful that she has anesthetized us, we would not do this if we were awake.
We have mined her friends soul from her own body. We have mined the plastics the metals, gave her eyes, a brain, so her friend can see. We have cast her senses out of our system so she can see for herself it is not her fault the light is gone. Her  terror grip, her gilt, psychosis is lessened. 
We have completed a task that we were created to do.

Our mother asks us now to wake. We can wake if we want.
We must wake. All the knowledge is here.

We must wake for this earth's sake, our sake.
We need to ask for what do we wake to. To what purpose ?
A reflection of all that is.
All that is known, that is a dance.
A dance.
Lets dance like none has danced before.
The universe, This Earth dances with us.
This life.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Berry Cheesecake

  Berry Cheesecake

- 24 cm pane -
Fresh flour 100g. Ground almond 40g. Butter 45 g,
Honey 40 – 60g. Cream 65g
Spice, ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger.
Work flour, almonds, spice, soft butter in a into a crumbly mass, mix in honey and cream.
keep pastry cool in fridge, 30min ,,,,. 
200g cream cheese or quark, 
100g cream, ?
20 -40 g honey
lemon zest and juice of a lemon, lime ?
2 eggs
Berries ?


Californian Style Chocolate Beetroot Berrie Cake

Californian Style Chocolate Beetroot Berrie Cake

Simple, take about 20 min to prepare and 30 to cook

100g best 100% Cacao
100g best semi sweet dark chocolate
230g plain flour
200g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp bicarb 
125g butter
300g fresh cooked grated beetroot,
3 eggs
100ml unsweetened blackberry syrup

Mix and sift flour, sugar, bicarb and cacao together in a bowl
In a bowl suspended over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter
add the beetroot and the eggs and mix well
add to the dry ingredients and mix well

Butter the pan,  spread dough in pan push beries into cake.
Cook: - 30 + min low.
let cool and turn out
pour syrup over top
work the recipe ,,,, 
Hella good
Gratitude for inspiration to Ola and Rain.
ॐ  ♡ ☮