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Next Move

As it turns out, I am once again going to be moving to a different location. Having a garden just doesn’t seem to be happening this year… again. Which really puts a damper on my spirits. For once, I would just like to see my peppers flower and fruit. Along with my other herbs and plants. However, all is not lost.

Because we had such a horrible winter here, I took it upon myself to pot everything so that if the location I chose was not working, I could move them to a more permanent location when I found it. Since I have only been here 6 months, I have no clue when and where the summer sun will be at the specific times that I want. So, I woke up every morning and monitored where the sun was shining, where the dappled shade was, and which spots got the most adequate amount of direct sunlight per day. To no avail as this seems to have been a waste of time.

My mind has been on a path of peppers, but also using Herbs medicinally and how I can incorporate that into a way of living. Not to say that I want to become some shaman or anything, but perhaps a friend of a shaman. A provider of natural herbal medicines and as such, I am learning about many different herbs and how to identify them. I am also making a list of herbs and plants which I think would be worthwhile to learn as much as possible about: Golden Seal, Echinacea, St. John’s Wart, Black Cohosh, Milk Thistle, and Pipsissewa for starters.

Each of these plants that I have chosen have a special significance which I will share as I learn more and more about them. They each have special properties that help aid specific ailments that I suffer.

As I sit in the rain, there is not much to do but research and listen to music and count down the days until I will not be here warm and comfortable. Dreading the fact that I will have to move my entire garden one more time for the past 3 growing seasons… So it goes…

This time has given me a mostly drawn out business plan though. So it’s not entirely time wasted. It’s given me more of a purpose. An educated explanation of what few and simple things that I want for myself. It’s going to be hard, being homeless and all, but maybe things will work out. Just maybe…


Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution

A short and very informative video about permaculture. The idea of Incorporating one’s self with nature. There is always discussion to be had about the subject, and if you’d like to have one, I’d be more then happy. It’s always wonderful to hear new ideas, and something that I got from this video as with all relationships productivity increases simply by design.

You may call it suggestive therapeutics or the Power of Mind over Matter. All these designations are as useless as the name of the horse that Paul Revere rode. The Fact remains.

Chapter 1 Review:

In the first chapter, the author goes on to explain all of the fascinating results that he experienced during his years in the field. And without having any kind of medical training. Even the Doctors and Surgeons were astonished at the results that he produced with simple home-made remedies. They speculated harshly before ever giving him a chance. 

One of his cases was his own wife who suffered from two strokes causing paralysis, and after calling for the best doctor that he knew of, the doctor pronounced that she didn’t have much time to live. Falling back on the ways and remedies that he knew and with a regular schedule for treatment, his wife recovered from her paralysis. In another instance the author healed someone within six weeks with just fomentations(various), water, and fruit juice. He did this all for free(except the man insisted on giving him money(75 bucks).

In one part of the chapter the Author, Jethro Kloss, expresses his interest in having restaurants that work alongside health-food stores so that the food can be sold and served at the same time. Brilliant!

As I continue to read, I’m hoping to learn a lot more from this book as I go along. I’ve only read a little bit, and I’ve skipped around a bit from the front, middle, and end. It is intriguing enough that I’ll be reading it and publishing some articles as I go along. As I explained before this book gives instructions on how to make fomentations, or salves, tonics and tinctures throughout the book. Specifically those made from roots, bark, and herbs.

It is inspiring that a man would do this without a price. Just for the simple act of getting to help someone. Heal someone. Makes me really think about things.

I was going through the massive book collection that we call the library and I’ve found a book that is quite interesting. The title does explain a lot and I’m hoping to discover more about the different types of medicinal properties of herbs, roots, and bark. This will be part of a series of (hopefully) interesting articles that I will discuss in this blog. Mainly focusing on the powerful properties of Peppers!

I found a section specific to (Cayenne) Peppers which teaches the Reader how to make topical solutions, and even Tinctures. There are also excerpts from different articles at the time that really go on to praise the power of these peppers in everyday and practically ALL illness, aches and pains. I’ve even read that these organic remedies (which I will share as I read through the book) can even be put on open wounds.

These formulas are based on old folk remedies that were traditionally used because there were not many doctors around so they would have to come up with these solutions based on experience with the things around them.

Peppers have many medicinal properties that people usually don’t take into account. Where you would think harm would stem from, there is actually healing properties. Where one expects fire, they find the soothing sensation of medicine. It has been known to help heal things such as inflammation and pleurisy. It is good for the Kidneys, Spleen, and Pancreas. These plants are very healing to wounds, bruises, sprains, scalds, burns, and sunburns.

I will be going over other important characteristics of the ingredients that I will eventually add to my hot sauce and jelly. Thank you Dear Reader for the time.

It truly is amazing!