SUSUN WEED on Drawing out the life essences of dried herbs to via soaking them in fine quality water.
Weston Price, as posted from the Wild Foods site http://notastelikehome.org/ based in North Carolina:
Tooth decay is not only unnecessary, but an indication of our divergence from Nature’s fundamental laws of life and health.
According to the “Eat the Weeds” website: Depending on how cold and how much snow there are quite a few edibles possible in winter. Sorrel can often last through a mild winter. Some radishes and wild mustards can take quite a freeze and stay alive.
Hardy little chickweed can germinate under snow so when the spring melt comes it is among the first green plants.
An info rich website: via Winter Foraging | Eat The Weeds and other things, too.
Elegant, lovely, generous FOREST GARDENS, FOOD FORESTS…CAN THEY BE DONE KINDLY, AUTONOMOUSLY, PRIVATELY, AND IN SMALL DECISION-MAKING COMMUNITIES, WITHOUT ALL THE NONSENSE OF OVERSEERS STEPPING IN, BECOMING “EXPERTS” AND AIMING TO CONTROL INDIVIDUALS?
One example of a “Forest Garden”in Mother Earth News:
“Now in its fourth season hidden in the mountains of western North Carolina, the Austins’ garden produces more fruit and vegetables than they can eat…
Without manmade materials, Rick has permanently fenced out most intruders with a thick mass of blackberries around the perimeter. Few would-be marauders dare to cross it. Those that might consider the Austins’ pears, tomatoes and grapes just too tempting to pass up, are stopped by an aroma that Rick calls his “liquid fence.”
Rick mixes up a pungent potion of rotten eggs and other undesirables that he pours outside the garden area. For deer, he plants rosemary, one of the loveliest of all culinary herbs. The deer don’t think so. “Deer will literally go around it…”
John Mayer and the Prancercise lady?
I sat puzzled, trying trying to understand this new little internet video. Joanna Rohrback, of Prancercise LLC, gives an introduction, and then Prancercises to a new song of John Mayer’s? Surprise. Is this for real? Did she put this together on her own? Florida is not known for it’s sidewalks. The lady is prancing in the street. As the song played, I stopped the video. Oddness. As if it were my Mom, Auntie Pat, or Auntie Claire enjoying the music of the times. The sweetness of it. His song and her earnestness, almost innocence, the youthful girl still there. (though she is mature, and will be ok, for she seems to have her attorneys in a row by now.)
How unusual, to see this. Communication of the times. Here, bridging generations out loud and for others to see. People accustomed to artfully lit sets and certain, formulaic images of women in music videos are being taken aback by this little video already.
I had to listen again and see it fully. Maybe there is humor, or fun-making in this juxtaposed video presentation. Maybe not.
No matter, the lady is actually “dancing like no one is watching,” standing out in the crowd. And holding her own.
UPDATE JUNE 23, 2013. the paintings of our time. I came to view it again.
I miss my dance.
Recently, I saw some Dance-Walking video segments! Individuals or groups of people, ebullient, secular Hari Krishnas, celebrating life and breath, happily dancing along their own roads. For me, this participation in dance, en masse, might be be a bit too all-over-the-place. But, it is nice to see others who enjoy the activity. http://youtu.be/Ib3Duz_6a9M
And, now I see: Prancercise. (Thanks facebook friend of Joseph Mind.) One simply prances along like a pony, and enjoys all the health and fitness benefits. Lymphatic circulation, easy on the knees. Really! Now, I don’t see it as an elegant activity, the Queen probably won’t be doing this. But, on private roads, and garden paths, maybe a little hop-skip? why not?
Makes my smile though, for it does remind me of Monty Python’s horseless, coconut-clacking trotters. “What? Ridden on a horse? You’re using coconuts…”http://youtu.be/JHFXG3r_0B8