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Do not covet your neighbors house, wife, ect. Number 10 of our Fathers commandments is pretty simple yet the very opposite is observably true in most neighborhoods. The misery of the keeping up with the Jones’s is so obvious it is painful, yet so many fall victim to it.
I have always worked against this norm and choose to surround myself with others that choose to rejoice and be happy for others accomplishments! You would be astonished at how encouraging and finding happiness through others can positively impact your life and others.
Your path in life is unique, constantly comparing yourself indefinitely leads to disappointment. Being grateful for what your reality is is important. What you don’t have is an opportunity to take the necessary steps to reevaluate your game plan and execute accordingly.
No amount of others pain will improve your situation. Wanting everyone to be equally miserable as you is a terrible, self-destructive habit that should be actively worked against.
Beware of people that embrace this and refuse to change this behavior pattern, as they are like cancer to those around them. I grew up in a little town that exemplified this and I am grateful to be far away from the town and the people that harbor such an attitude.
‘If you love me, keep my commandments’ -John 14:15
As a person with that had an abundant amount of toxicity and methylation impairment, I have dedicated much of my life trying to improve my health, as not to be dependent on the sick care system.
The dietary knowledge we are fed is mostly unreliable. The food pyramid is bullshit. Just like everything else ‘science’ is sold to the highest bidder. It takes a discerning mind to wade through the lies and half truths. This is a large part why it is so hard for people. Critical thinking is rare and our society pushes convenience, quick and easy. These type of people always fall for fad diet marketing. Some never try and assess their diet and prefer to fall into fat acceptance, lifetime dependence on sick care.
There will never be a one size fits all but after a few decades in my experience nutritional dense bio available foods have become my go to. When you eat this way it is much harder to over eat. The type of cooking oil is especially important.
I especially like Natural Traditions, a way of eating brought to you by the based dentist of the early 20th century, Weston A. Price. I am a member of WAPF and would highly encourage anyone who is interested to check out there website/podcast. Even if you don’t follow the food guide they do excellent work, and have dedicated a large amount to the C19. They also promote sustainable farming and local producers.
Before I became pregnant I did carnivore for 2 years, with interval fasting and it transformed my gut (and I had eaten ‘healthy’ long before that).
It is incredible the connection between our gut health and mental health. Non-clinical nutritional deficiencies are ramped. Better to address your diet/lifestyle and skip the pharmacy.
I am now postpartum and practice interval fasting, 8 hour eat window, low (no junk) carbs. I have lost most of my baby weight along with consistent weight work outs and HIIT.
I have found Raw Milk to be an incredible super food. I have had 3 friends with knee/back issues that require surgery, they have told me the aching stopped in these areas after one glass.
My breast milk supply has always been peak, even with IF and low carb, something that is warned against in the pregnancy community.
I add Fermented Cod Liver oil, and high vitamin butter oil daily. Raw minced garlic, and Ancestral Supplements beef organs as well. I buy or grow organic, and raise pastured chickens, ducks, and beef.
Connection to food in majorly lacking in our society something my husband and I are striving to give to our Son by him being a part of our farm. I could write a book on what is wrong with how Americans view on health and diet but I prefer to actively do the opposite of what is pushed through responsible animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture.
No problem. GVT is good for a boost in between normal programs. I usually did it for about a month or a little more. It is very demanding and also somewhat time consuming but worth it. I would also caution doing programs designed for people doing steroids. The easiest way to spot these are when they are super long in duration like 2-5 hours. Nattys should not train like roidbombs. AthleanX has excellent workouts on his YouTube. He recently posted a push pull workout split that is worth checking out. Tnation also has some excellent articles relating to workout programs.
I have been doing HIIT since 2008, back then we called it circuit training. I recall that being the year was the first time I was able to do a strict pull-up. I was 22, had a good base and had inconsistently lifted since I was 14.
I love HIIT and have done it consistently since then. When I had access to a gym I would mix it with Push/ Pull splits and German Volume Training both of which if I was a dude would do more often. (I prefer be in the fitness category not duded out. ) I watched my husband put on a ton of muscle with GVT.
I haven’t maxed out in a while (postpartum 5 months) but after two years of doing HIIT at elevation ((10600FT)) (2016). I also was tested physically and mentally daily. I was able to deadlift 270 with good form while I was around 120. (I don’t know my exact weight, scales suck and I don’t use them). I was also able to put a full bundle of shingles on my shoulder and carry it up a ladder 3 times. I could do 4 sets of 8 pull-ups with excellent form. I did trail running for fun and long hikes.
Not only has HIIT helped me develop strength and endurance it also has been awesome for me when a gym isn’t available, I can always do a workout with no or minimal equipment.
As for crossshit, I would not recommend. The egos alone are a giant turn off but more importantly the injury that always seem to occurs do to improper form. You can do HIIT and not be associated with this, don’t let it stop you. (Infiniteeligtensity has a YouTube roasting CrossFit if you ever wonder why people feel the way they do to these people.)
I am female so my approach to strength is going to be different. That being said in my opinion HIIT is 100x better then running on a treadmill (although I have at certain points in my life applied circuit training to running). For me some variety gets me going.
If I were a dude looking to get jacked I would be doing German Volume Training, Push/Pull splits with rest/pause sets, drop sets, slow eccentric, pulse reps, ect. Barbell complexes are also an awesome addition. Make sure to do deload weeks and get enough rest! Rest days are necessary for muscle repair. HIIT can be a great compliment to these workouts in my opinion.
I have been hardening off my starts. Usually plant out around May 15th. I am watching my garlic, garlic chives, lettuce, kale and comfrey plants grow steadily as we have had some really nice days mixed with snow. The greenhouse will be built this month, I am eagerly anticipating it.
The grass is growing steadily and our cows are loving it. I am especially loving not having to buy hay to feed them. We just got a new Scottish Highland, I named Gladas.
We usually do some hiking/ fly fishing but with the addition of 70 or so ducks we will be lucky if we get a day trip. Our 4 month old also complicates these spontaneous trips a bit, he is not a fan of rides. My intel reports that the fish are not biting so I don’t feel too bad.
One of our ducks went broody and is sitting on quite a nice clutch. This is a first for us as and I am excited to observe the process.We have a few chicks inside that we hatched and have another bunch in the incubator.
Hubby improved our shooting range with the tractor and we have been shooting a bit, although ammo is expensive so not as much as usual. I always enjoy how when we shoot it brings on neighbors to shoot as well. Many like minded individuals here, I am thankful for that!
I try to use anything I can again if possible. I really like to live simply (and with limited space) if I don’t use things in a timely manner I toss it.
We had two old washers and a dryer and made them into nesting boxes for our chickens, a few ducks lay in them as well. I also have an old bagger for a riding lawn mower I use for duck nesting boxes.
I am brooding chicks and I am using an old egg carton for the feeder. I use an old milk jug for ducklings water. I have 5 gallon buckets I made into hanging waters for chickens. The cows have a few blue plastic barrels cut off for treats.
I have a cut off IBC tote I am growing duckweed in for fodder.
The chickens we process are often caped and then used for fly tying.
My favorite drinking cup is a canning jar. I always try and reuse glass containers. I use them to pop seeds, start cuttings, to hold loose change, pens and my sink scrubber. I also sell kefir grains and the small ones are useful for that.
Plastic containers are especially useful to me since I put scraps in them for poultry. I also use them to start seeds, just add some drainage. I have square ones in junk drawers for organization.
I have a bunch of plates I got second hand I use under my house plants to collect the water.
All my food scraps I don’t feed to our poultry goes into compost, our birds provide an excellent base. We are working on a system with old pallets for the compost. We use the compost on our garden beds.
I made some mosquito traps out of old juice bottles and old beer.
I made some Alpaca Poo fertilizer yesterday, the best natural poo fertilizer.
I keep old fabric so I can make pot holders, or just rags for clean up.
Shoe boxes are always kept around as they make good holders for odds and ends.
Plastic grocery bags can be useful, as well as cardboard boxes, we put our overflow of eggs in them when we don’t have enough flats.
I have a few boxes of old insulators I purchased at a rummage sale I have been meaning to make into lamps, but right now I have a few that I designed and 3D printed stands for. I put tweezers and grooming tools in them.
Old railroad ties that work well as coat hangers, they work well in our cabin, not so much in drywall.
I use old socks for putting my hair in buns.
I used to do a lot of thrift shopping but with a 4 month old shopping isn’t something I care to do. I always did find good deals not only clothing. (The Goodwill outlet is incredible, they sell clothing by the pound, not item.) However, now I am focusing more on a few quality items made of natural fabric that will last for all members of our family.
Ammo cans are great for repurposing. I used full ones as kettle bells for working out. Also, 50 gallon barrels and rocks work well if weights or barbells aren’t available. Ottomans can be used for a bench, coffee table makes a good spot for step ups. Backpacks or plate carriers with gear/plates are good as weighted vests.
I use baby cloth diaper flats as burp rags. Swaddle blankets make good nursing covers, also good spot to change baby or sit outside.
I am addicted to Craigslist, I rarely if ever buy new furniture. I try and buy all baby stuff used as the off gassing has already occurred. Farm and garden is my favorite sub.
I wish we could reuse coolant for my husbands CNC machine, it’s nontoxic but definitely not reusable.
I lived off grid for a few years building our cabin, 60 miles from shopping, so I have acquired skills in this department. I enjoy not having to buy items when I can.
Everything the government ‘gives’ was taken from someone else. I do not agree with any of it. I will however take my tax money back that they stole in the first place and put it towards things they clearly don’t want the citizens to have.
Hubby and I invested in a 80 percent lower and all the goodies. The rest went into my farm business account, feed and agricultural supplies.
Comfrey is a very useful plant. Other countries use it a lot more then the USA. It is easy to propagate. If you have deer that get into the garden you can use it as a decoy. The deer go crazy over it. Depending on your location you can find root cuttings on Craigslist, especially spring and fall but I have heard you can plant in summer as well. You can find them online too but a little more expensive.
This homestead was mainly a cow ranch with a horse barn with a metal hay barn hubby turned into his machine shop.
We wanted to implement permaculture into the landscape and improve it that way. This is our third summer here and we are slowly doing that. Next project is milk sheep. I get ahead of myself though, it is easy to scatter myself too much!
Kale is an awesome crop, our ducks love it too. I wish you happy growing this year. There is something about getting your hands in the dirt that is very therapeutic no matter the size of the plot.
Gardening is evolving every year for us. Last year was a mixed bag as it usually is. Being at 6500 FT above sea level, clay soil, windy springs, dry conditions, occasional large hail and late/early frost often complicates things.
Last year the spring was more windy then usual and September 8th we had our first snow storm. I was able to save my cannabis but most everything else that I was growing died. 😔. Before the snow the Fennel did great and so did the dill. However, as I expected the pepper plants failed, and very few strawberries. I did find some local seed garlic to plant, a little late, in November, but it did well and is currently thriving. I am hoping to expand the garlic as much as possible to sell and make ‘black garlic’.
This year I started a duck egg farm and have 3 dexter cows. Along with the 20 chickens I had last year as well. Much of my gardening plans revolve around keeping my feed bill down for them and improving our pasture. They free range in our pasture. I feed organic, one bag is over $30, which they eat a little less then a bag a day. Not including the scratch I feed as a snack that I ferment to help with cost. The eggs are amazing and they make great baked goods.
I have started duckweed inside for the poultry , and will eventually bring it outside in an IBC tote. I have 10 crown cuttings of Comfrey on the way, I am hoping to expand that to at least an acre over time, along with stinging nettle. Comfrey is an amazing plant so many uses from animal fodder to healing ointment and it improves soil, great for compost. I have several varieties of Amarnath and one variety of millet, flax, and a few of quinoa, for the poultry. I also bought orange Hawaii marigold seeds to try for dark yolks. I have several varieties of sunflowers as well that we grew last year that did outstanding and will grow them again this year. We will grow them with breadseed poppy.
I started 4 varieties of kale indoors a few weeks ago. Along with the starts we are trying ‘high intensity‘ growing with the lettuce and kale this year. I sowed seeds last week along with some dill seeds I collected last year and a new variety, bouquet dill. I also planted garlic chives that we procured from a neighbor last week.
I have Chioggia beets and Oxheart carrot I may or may not grow this spring. Fall gardening here is usually a better bet. I also have dakon radish, cilantro, and Ishikura clumping onion for the fall.
Much of my gardening experience is centered around herbs which we have a lot going this year, along with our cannabis plants that are already started and thriving. I don’t currently partake but still enjoy growing our legal limit.
I have two types of chamomile and a few varieties of echinacea. I already planted some echinacea root last week as well. I germinated my loveage and anise hissop a few weeks ago and my seedlings are growing well. I have indoor basil, African basil, pineapple sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme. bay tree, and marjoram in pots inside. This year I am adding lavender, clary sage, oregano, cardinal basil, Gilda globe, and bronze fennel.
We are building a diy greenhouse over one garden and covering the other garden with a smallish hoop structure. With this addition I will try to grow peppers and cucumber, which in the past have not done the greatest. I also have sugar baby bush, a small watermelon, I am going to try. I have rutabaga seed, which will be another experiment. Most everything will be from seeds except the blueberry bushes I am going to order and attempt to grow.
We are running some ducks on our beds before planting. We are also adding alpaca poop (Magic beans) to our soil we are getting for free from our neighbors. It is close enough my hubby can drive the tractor over and fill up a few scoops.
All this with a 3.5 month old. I just realized how crazy I am after typing this all out. 😂 Luckily my husband has his shop here and loves the farming aspect just as much as I do. Happy growing everyone!
Ahayah Asher ahayah, I will be Who I will be. I was, I am, and I will be. ‘I am the sled and the tau’, says sovereign Yahuah, ‘Who is, and who was, and who is yet to come, the Almighty- Rev 1:8 the speaker was Yeshua speaking to John. The trinity is most certainly a pagan spin by men who interpreted the writings. It goes against everything the scriptures taught. This concept was taken from many other pagan religions. To name a few, in Japan the Shinto religion has the phrase ‘San Pao Fuh, this means one deity three forms. Also see, Baal, Semiramis, Tammuz. India Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu. Amon Ra, Isis, Osiris. Zeus, Demeter, Persephone. There are many more. Modern day ‘Christianity’ (even more so Catholicism) is melded with paganism. If you are interested in learning more ‘Fossilized Customs‘ is very much recommend.
All Christians should read ‘Fossilized Customs’, it explains in great detail how paganism was fused with Christianity. The amount of lies perpetuated through words and traditions are astounding. Take the word Christian, it was actually originally considered a slur! It is astounding how much of the Word has been perverted by the ‘church’.
I have a bunch of Heirloom seeds I will be attempting to grow in this challenging climate, mostly perennials. I have a small duck farm (78) and some chickens, so many are geared towards them, to save on feed. Luckily, we have 15 acres of pasture they will be on starting this spring. I recently popped a few different heirloom varieties of kale and lettuce, ducks love it. I have grown many types of herbs for years and will continue with that. I started my loveage and Anise Hissop yesterday. I have cuttings of rosemary, tarragon, and thyme that I will get into dirt shortly. I planted garlic in the fall and looking forward to harvest so I can eventually increase the garden size to at least a 1/4 acre, hopefully more. I have some comfrey plants that I am hoping to propagate in mass along with stinging nettle for fodder for all my poultry and 3 Dexter cattle. Also, I have a few outdoor strains of cannabis I have been perfecting for years now that will be planted outside in May. A greenhouse is being built this year so maybe I can get some hot peppers to grow, the wind and extreme dryness has made that a loosing venture in the past. I look forward to this time each year, it is always a learning experience.