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
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