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Amazing Lives – Coma Miracle – patients in a coma are being woken with a sleeping drug


If this post could help or give the slightest hope to one person out there, it would have been worthwhile. I would consider myself the luckiest & privileged to have stumbled upon this video.
Here, patients locked in a vegetative state are miraculously being woken with a sleeping drug called, Stilnox a South African brand name for Zolpidem.

Published on 2 Jul 2014
In a small South African town, patients locked in a vegetative state are miraculously being woken with a sleeping drug. Dr Wally Nel, the local GP who stumbled upon this phenomenon, has now helped hundreds of brain damaged patients and may be the verge of an extraordinary medical breakthrough. The film contains a television first when Diana, a woman locked in a barely conscious state speaks for the first time in three years. It also features Louis, the first patient woken by the drug seven years ago. A new brain scan reveals some startling results which suggest that the sleeping pill may actually trigger regeneration of brain cells.
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Unstoppable 100-year-old works 6 days a week


Amazing short video of a beautiful lady blessed with longevity & gifted with a smile that lights up the skies!

Published on 20 Oct 2015
Felimina Rotundo works six days a week washing clothes at a local Laundromat, and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, even at the age of 100.
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Surprising cucumber update, cucurbitacine natural poison & my “challenge plants” ;)


3.9.2015 surprise massive cucumber!-a--1-

I was so proud of a success never matched before in my home grown projects, the cucumbers came out relatively huge… that is until I got this very important information, which was like my balloon being pricked, nevertheless I am going on having a load of fun seeing it grow!
I have included a one mn video showing how to get rid of the poison. Personally, I’d rather not touch it. I rarely eat cucumber as I follow the guidelines of macrobiotic eating & it’s a nightshade(*see correction in comment) vegetable which means a big no-no. 🙂
I call my other plants a challenge as they are warm climate ones which I have to keep indoors all year round for the first two yrs then for many winter months.
A very gratifying experience. I always get a kick out of a good (positive obviously!) challenge.
Not many survive. I start off with a whole load then, left with one or two. Keep scrolling down to see my “exotic” plants 🙂
Out of precaution I kept my plants in a protected part of the balcony which is partially closed.
I wasn’t going to take any chances 😉

Have a great weekend!

Here’s the news I received…

“A 79-year-old German died after eating a home-grown zucchini. In the vegetable (probably one created by the plant itself) was poison. That poison can cause death in very rare cases.
The man and his wife were seriously ill after their meal. They were taken to hospital. The woman recovered, but the man continued to deteriorate and eventually died. The culprit is the substance cucurbitacine. Which was formerly naturally in courgettes and cucumbers to prevent animals from eating the vegetable. Growers have the past centuries with breeding programs managed to take away the poison. If people grow vegetables, it can still crop up. The advice is therefore (to home-grown courgettes) first to eat a raw piece. If the vegetables taste much more bitter than usual, then this are indicative of cucurbitacine. This also applies to pumpkins.”


Published on 27 Nov 2012
Cucumbers naturally can produce chemicals called cucurbitacins which causes the cucumber to be bitter. In large quantities, this chemical can make a person sick.

Did you know that?

And here I thought a cucumber was just a harmless vegetable.
I learned this method of reducing the bitterness from my mom.
The kids found this exercise rather amusing :).
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See all those cucumber sprouting everywhere?

See all those cucumber sprouting everywhere?

My beautiful Litchi plant! That's a very difficult one...

My beautiful Litchi plant! That’s a very difficult one…

Two pomegranate trees left :)

Two pomegranate trees left 🙂

So proud of my Kiwi tree which nearly died winter, had it wrapped up in a huge plastic bottle indoors as a greenhouse!

So proud of my Kiwi tree which nearly died winter, had it wrapped up in a huge plastic bottle indoors as a greenhouse!

A close up... See the huge leaves?

A close up… See the huge leaves?

My accidental date baby tree. I had thrown a pit in the earth & totally forgot about it... A beautiful summer surprise!

My accidental date baby tree. I had thrown a pit in the earth & totally forgot about it… A beautiful summer surprise!

A citrus tree. Out of all of them this is the only one truly picking up :)

A citrus tree. Out of all of them this is the only one truly picking up 🙂

Exceptional Documentary – The Intelligent Killer Whale – National Geographic Documentary


Beautiful documentary well worth the time to watch!I have restricted my video posts as they take up too much space on the blog but make exceptions for the exceptions 😉
Wishing all of you faithful followers, the best of weekends & thank you for your fidelity!

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Published on 6 Aug 2014
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Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz | Makers (Documentary)



I found this on Instagram. An artist, creator, photographer & his partner building the house of their dreams with 500$. I thought you might like it 🙂

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Published on 29 Jul 2013
For behind the scenes of the “Glass Cabin” go here: http://bit.ly/16SLwDj
In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.
Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time travelling the country looking for adventure. Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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If you feel in need of being inspired watch…Tiny House Build Video5


I found this very inspiring video on http://ewao.com/a/1-he-found-her-sleeping-in-the-dirt-so-he-built-her-a-tiny-home-mustwatch a 3 mn of sheer bliss!

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Published on 23 Apr 2015
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Paul Stamets : Mushrooms to save the world (des champignons pour sauver le monde)


This is fascinating & very hopeful information for the world’s future on a TED show. An ecological solution to our pollution but it’s far more than that. The eleven minutes of your time is well worth it!
I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways.

And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go viral, all we can ask is that you share, share, share the information being presented so that it can reach as many people as possible.

In 2006, a patent was granted to a man named Paul Stamets. Though Paul is the world’s leading mycologist, his patent has received very little attention and exposure. Why is that? Stated by executives in the pesticide industry, this patent represents “the most disruptive technology we have ever witnessed.” And when the executives say disruptive, they are referring to it being disruptive to the chemical pesticides industry.

What has Paul discovered? The mycologist has figured out how to use mother nature’s own creations to keep insects from destroying crops. It’s what is being called SMART pesticides. These pesticides provide safe & nearly permanent solution for controlling over 200,000 species of insects – and all thanks to the ‘magic’ of mushrooms.

Paul does this by taking entomopathogenic Fungi (fungi that destroys insects) and morphs it so it does not produce spores. In turn, this actually attracts the insects who then eat and turn into fungi from the inside out!

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Le mycologue Paul Stamets dresse la liste des 6 moyens de sauver le monde avec le mycélium des champignons :

– Restauration des sols et de l’humus

– Fertilisation des plantes potagères

– Dépollution, bien plus efficace que les traitements actuels, bactéries ou enzymes

– Pesticide naturel, ne dégrade pas l’équilibre de l’écosystème

– Médecine : antibiotique naturel. Et aussi protection virale contre par exemple : la variole, le H5N1, la grippe… avec des résultats très spectaculaires en comparaison des méthode chimiques “classiques”.

– Énergie : le mycète T.reesei transforme la cellulose en sucres permettant la production du carburant “econol”. C’est de l’éthanol produit à partir par ex. de déchets agricoles ou ménager.

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Egg tempera painting technique – Catherine of Aragon


I have been fascinated for quite a while with natural pigments & tempera painting technique but have no idea how to get about it so after following on Instagram someone who paints that way rupert_muldoon I decided today to look up the subject on Youtube got a bit carried away then came on to this video that caught immediately my eye for two reasons, one for the tempera & second, the way we can reveal today layers upon layer of a painting produced in 1496!
This gives me a different perspective, it teaches me that everyone in this profession needs to practice a lot of patience. Some works need many layers before we can be totally satisfied with the end result.
We have a tendency to think things come easy for those who are very talented & produce masterpieces but this proves us wrong, at least for the very detailed works.

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
Showing all the stages from underpainting to final glazes of the Portrait of an Infanta (Katherine of Aragon, aged 11) by Juan de Flandes, ca 1496.
Juan de Flandes (John of Flanders) was court painter to Isabella of Castile. He worked in oil on wood, so my egg tempera copy is not as smooth as the original.
Pigments (all natural): flake white, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, lazurite from Afghanistan, vermilion, indigo, light lead tin yellow.
With thanks to David Cranswick for excellent tuition.
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hugelkultur – the ultimate raised garden beds


I received a post in my mailbox from an absolutely amazing blogger I follow from my beginnings in WordPress. http://theecograndma.blogspot.be/2015/03/wasteful-wednesday_25.html#more
I love getting them. I am always in for a surprise (Oh by the way her “Good news Monday” is sheer delight too 🙂 ) wondering what I’m going top learn next… this time was no exception, a treat was awaiting.
I got this link http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
A fascinating one, rich with information for those interested in organic gardening or farming with a video I posted here.
I hope this will be a source of enjoyment & use for everyone 🙂

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Published on 7 Nov 2012
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Hugelkultur is raised garden beds that reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation and fertilizer.

This video shows the why and how of this type of raised garden bed. Hugelkultur can be built by hand or with machinery; urban lots or large acreage farms;

The focal point of this video is a project in Dayton, Montana where Sepp Holzer installed nearly a kilometer of hugelkultur beds in early May of 2012. Then the video shows the results in mid September.

Michael Billington is currently the land manager there. He explains how the beds have not been irrigated and goes into some detail of the qualities of the food from the different aspects of the hugelkultur: the north side tends to be sweeter and the south side tends to have more bite (lettuces tend to be more bitter and mustards tend to be hotter).

Special appearances by Christy Nieto from Bellingham, Washington (see her smaller berm / raised garden bed in the background – she reduced, but did not eliminate irrigation); Melanie and Brad Knight from Sage Mountain Homestead in Corvallis, Montana (building hugelkultur with a bobcat); Sepp Holzer adding branch mulch plus throwing seed; Jessica “Jessi” Peterson showing the mulching technique.

The recipie is: wood and brush covered with soil; immediately plant seeds; a bit of mulch helps.

Because the sides of the raised garden beds are usually steep, adding mulch is done by pinning the mulch to the sides with branches shaped like pegs (referred to as nails in the video) that hold on branches that hold on the mulch.

Once the hugelkultur beds get to be about three years old, the plant growth will be about five times greater. This is just the first year and the wood has not yet rotted much.

Hugelkultur also extends the growing season. Areas that have 90 frost free days can now have 150 frost free days!

Notice how ALL of these feature polyculture. Polyculture is one of many ingredients which help to reduce the need
for irrigation.

The end of the video features the attendees of the 14 day intensive permacultur design course offered in Dayton, Montana in April of 2012.

Relevant:
http://www.permies.com/t/17/permacult…
http://www.permies.com/t/15981/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/12206/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/15068/plants…
http://www.permies.com/t/12649/bugs/T…
http://www.permies.com/t/16366/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/16405/permac…

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NOOMA Stories – Amy


Sophie33 commented on https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/lambs-lettuce-radishes-for-inspiration/ mentioning a cold frame (I only was familiar with greenhouses)& in order to picture what she had described I went on Google images.
My perfectionism lead me to unknown territories as most of the time (I like to investigate new info to the last detail :)) that is how I came across this very courageous blogger https://amyecotarian.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/years_first_cold-frame/ that happened to be in WordPress. Her story is one of courage, of questioning one’s life & re-orientation. When she left a link for her video on Youtube & saw it I thought this might be something my followers would enjoy & learn from. Let me know if I was on the right track 🙂
P.S As I saw other videos under the NOOMA name & realised it was affiliated to a certain belief which I’m not familiar with & reassure you of keeping up to my intention.
From the birth of this blog I had made the decision of dedicating it solely to one of art & inspiration void of politics or religious persuasion, I wanted to make clear, remind the intentions of this blog & reassure my followers of keeping faithful to its origin 🙂

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