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communicating with cattle

Trombone style comms We sing nature’s tunes.

today is the winter solstice

The Winter Solstice happened mid-day today. It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The North Pole is leaning as far towards the sun as it will until this time next year. It is also considered officially as the first day of winter. Even though the days will now start getting longer, the cooling of the northern surface has just begun. In his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell noted the similarities with the central divine spirit in many of the world’s religions. Others observed that those similarities can be explained if the stories are linked to what the stars and our planet are doing at this pivotal time. Returning to the […]

Darby Adult Ed calendar is up

I have contributed numerous classes to the community, most through the Darby Adult Education program in southwestern Montana. An interesting array of people share their skills and passions with others in this nice little community. This Spring Semester is no exception. We have many nice choices in front of us for new experiences, knowledge, training, friendships and fun. I am bringing my first-level Amateur Radio class back by popular demand. I must be nearing 50 people I have helped earn their FCC Technician or General Class licenses. My guarantee: If you attend every class and study a few hours a week, you will pass the FCC Technician Exam at the end regardless of your technical background or lack thereof. I […]

musical A=440 Hz vs A=432 Hz

I am a lifelong music lover, and in particular, trombone, swing, big band and symphonic. I also enjoyed plenty of 70’s rock. The more recent headbanging stuff: nah. In my teens, I enjoyed practicing and singing in a church choir with my mom. What is in all that?  What makes us like, dislike, love and hate various musical forms?  More importantly, what effect does listening and/or creating music have on us? Can the base tuning frequency change IT ALL?  Apparently so. Read on. According to the 432 advocates, those who would rule the world figured that out, THEY changed the standard tuning frequency OVER THE PROTESTS of the knowledgeable music community.  Power brokers changing musical foundation against the wishes of […]

reminder day

Today the politicians remind us who is in charge of our lives. We scurry around tediously readjusting our time-pieces and spend a week adjusting our circadian rhythms because we allow the lowest common denominator to make our laws.

plantain

Since I strongly dislike uninformative teaser headlines, I put the topic right up there. I am impressed that this hearty “weed” grows well in our somewhat harsh Montana environment, particularly in abused driveway ‘soil’ and similar tough ecosystems. I’m promising myself to begin learning more about the healthy harvesting that lies unused right before my eyes … and under my feet. I can begin making such promises now that I am ALMOST caught up with the rush I have been in developing our current homestead to a basic operational level.   This common driveway weed is also one of the most powerful natural medicines 07/13/2016 / By usafeaturesmedia (Homesteading.news) It’s known to pop up as a persistent weed in gardens, on […]

Anthropogenic climate change

In regular English that is “man-made global warming”. Either way, it is a scam to corral the common folk while the elites burn jet fuel, yacht fuel and power for their multiple mansions at prodigious rates. It turns out that man-made climate change is indeed very real. Colorado State University publishes the geo-stationary satellite video clips that give us the show in real time. I created this little video clip to share with you how to read the satellite images, and how their engineered movement of equatorial air to the poles alters the natural balance of things… not to mention how their deliberate off-shore movement of moist air AWAY from California creates the devastating drought and related fires in that […]

GOES 17 – understanding the satellite’s viewpoint

This view of the Earth is so informative that I keep it programmed in Firefox as my Home Page. Unless I’m rushing off somewhere specific, I get this image of our area from a cosmic perch every time I fire up my Internet browser. In my video below I go over some of the finer points of what can be learned by looking down at our segment of Earth from The Heavens. Obviously we can see moisture and major storm activity, but thoughtful study reveals so much more. For decades they denied this activity. Recently the geoengineers discontinued their denials and began bragging about it. What they admit to or brag about has little impact on those who choose to […]

dam + ladder

Beagle Brain, aka: Scooter, our Beagle/Lab cross, the BLAB, inherited the beagle willingness to follow her nose wherever it leads, whenever she can. Our containment fence was not up to the task. She would challenge it. I would fix it. Rinse and Repeat. FINALLY I shut her exit down while the rented backhoe was available with a dam and its backwater flooding where the fence crossed the creek. Yay! Success! BUT The tiny dam I rebuild every spring to enable my irrigation to draw from what little bit the upstream irrigators leave in Bunkhouse Creek posed no barrier to the little trout living in the year-round stream. My Scooter dam and culvert, however, did make a barrier… One I was […]

autumnal equinox

I have written and published on this topic before. It is good to remember our connections with Mother Earth, our solar system and the cosmos. I know your calendar calls it something else, as if it is a meaningless Hallmark holiday, but mankind has paid attention to these things throughout our history. They are significant in the real world. So I repost most of what I put up last year at this time. It is not a Hallmark Holiday or made-up event. In cultures past, who paid attention to natural rhythms, the autumn equinox was a big deal. Today, day and night are of equal length. Harvest festivals and putting produce up for the winter are major parts of this […]

Carnivorous Plants

I was a fill-in presenter today at the local garden club meeting, doing a show and tell about the green carnivores I share my space with. One of the gardening ladies suggested there was a certain justice were they to take a chunk out of us after all the plant eating we have done. The one on the right is a Nepenthes ampullaria x hamata that somehow thrives in the imperfect conditions I provide. Mostly north east glass in a laundry room that had always attracted most flies who made it into our house. We really didn’t have many this year. Perhaps that is why this plant is thriving in sub-optimal conditions. The flies disappeared into the pitchers rather […]

the battle against putting mercury in our mouths

This is some insight into the effort environmental and health activists both agree on. Putting mercury into our mouths and environment is one disservice the dental industry should STOP providing. For reasons that defy rational explanation, the American Dental Association has been fighting to not only continue this in the face of strong evidence against the practice, but to silence critics as well. Their days of owning the conversation and poisoning us are running out. – Ted –   Visit the Mercola Video Library Story at-a-glance During this Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we highlight those who stand firm against amalgam: the mercury-free dentists of the world. We salute these pioneers for challenging the dental industry’s abhorrent policy of dumping mercury […]

dirty green

I’ll keep pointing out that modern tree huggers are blind in one eye and cross-eyed in the other. They feel so good about being green, but are participating in destruction far worse than the dirty firewood burners. They love to think of their transporters as “zero pollution vehicles”, but the reality is merely pollution elsewhere vehicles. They are guilty of incomplete or non-existent thinking. – Ted   Clean energy dream fuels a dirty mineral rush Published time: 8 Aug, 2019 06:03 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2019 08:35 Get short URL Open-pit copper and cobalt mine at Tenke Fungurume in Congo’s copper-producing south, January 29, 2013 ©  Reuters / Jonny Hogg   A future of environment-friendly energy, where dirty engines and […]

understanding geostationary satellite images

I have been a weather watcher since I began working outdoors a lot about 35 years ago. It was also around then I studied meteorology in college. Nowadays we have much better tools readily accessable to anybody. We also have geoengineers working the weather over on a massive, global scale. One of my favorite tools is geostationary satellite GOES 17. Geostationary means it stays in a fixed position relative to our planet. I check this daily. It is, in fact, my home page. Learn to read it and The Weather Underground regional infrared satellite image and you can predict your weather more accurately than the computer models that do not allow for geoengineering. I produced the following videos to help […]