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Episode-69- TSP Rewind – The World Won’t End but Your World Could

Survival Podcast - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:54
TweetToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1468- The World Won’t End but Your World Could, and was first published on Nov 19th, 2014. The following are the original … Continue reading →

Making Sense of Treatment Technology Options for Livestock Farms

eOrganic Extension - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:00

Have you ever wondered whether manure should be treated on your livestock operation? What technology will work best in your situation? This webinar discusses strategies for selecting the right technology to meet your farm’s needsand reviews some proven and emerging technologies that are showing promise for the dairy industry. This presentation was originally broadcast on February 16, 2018. More...

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Making Sense of MANURE Treatment Technology Options for Livestock Farms

Dana Kirk, Michigan State University (28 minutes)

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Using the Newtrient LLC Technology Catalog

Mark Stoermann, Newtrient (20 minutes)

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Additional Information Continuing Education Units

Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

View the archive and take the quiz (not available yet). Visit the CCA continuing education page for additional CEU opportunities.

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

View the archive and report your attendance to ARPAS via their website. Visit the ARPAS continuing education page for additional CEU opportunities.

One Simple Rule Our Schools will Never Teach Our Children

Survival Podcast - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:51
Tweet The one rule we should teach at the core of all ethics in our schools but never will is called the Non-Aggression Principle (or NAP).  The non-aggression principle is simply an ethical stance that asserts that aggression is inherently … Continue reading →

Big red truck 2018

Walden Effect - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:00

We finally found a good used truck on Craig's list that was not too far away.

It's a 1997 Ford F-150 with 122k miles.

Big thanks to our neighbor Tony for helping to evaluate the road worthiness and to test out the 4 wheel drive. It was his idea to counter offer 2500. It has a little surface rust and the AC stopped working but has some new parts along with new tires.

Healthy Powdered Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cups

Real Food RN - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:03

This awesome recipe is a guest post from another wonderful real foodie blogger, Lisa from www.thygoodness.com. She offered me up some of her recipes to publish over here on my website and I had to post this one immediately!!!! I have been so curious about powdered peanut butter and she put it to great use in these amazing Powdered Peanut Butter Cups! 

Healthy Powdered Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Layer:

  • 1/3 cup powdered peanut butter, prepared to package directions (should be a runny consistency) — where to find
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil melted — where to find (use coupon code REALFOOD at checkout for 10% off your entire order!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

For the Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 1/3 cup powdered peanut butter, prepared to package directions (should be a runny consistency)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
Directions:
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray.  
  • In a medium bowl, stir all ingredients together for the chocolate layer until smooth.   
  • In another medium bowl, stir all ingredients together for the peanut butter layer until smooth and add a pinch of kosher salt.   

  • Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the chocolate layer into each muffin cup. Repeat until you’ve filled around 12 cups. Tap the muffin tin on the counter until the layer is set evenly.
  • Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate layer. Again, tap the muffin tin on the counter until the layer is set evenly.

  • Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.

  • Note: Store the Healthy Powdered Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer!

 

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Biological Pest Control: Bat Towers

No Tech Mag - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:14

At the turn of the twentieth century, Dr. Charles A. Campbell, a physician and former city bacteriologist in San Antonio, Texas, began the first experiments with attracting bats to artificial roosts. Although he had the highest regard for bats, the motive behind his experiments was not that he thought bats needed homes. The real reason was to find a way to control a disease that caused millions of deaths throughout the world each year: malaria. In his native Texas, mosquitoes and disease rendered countless acres of fertile land uninhabitable, and Campbell, who treated victims of malaria, knew the suffering it caused.

In the beginning Campbell thought the answer was simple: recruit great numbers of bats who, he believed, were the natural predators of mosquitoes… But after years of unsuccessful experimentation with boxes of assorted sizes and shapes, he learned that bats did not choose any old ramshackle roost at random. Undaunted, his solution was to build a bigger bat house. With a personal investment of $500.00, Campbell built the first Malaria-Eradicating, Guano-Producing Bat Roost in 1907 at the U.S. Experimental Farm near San Antonio.

He called the 30 foot tall tower “my monument.” Inside, a series of inclined shelves had been carefully crafted for the bats to roost upon, and 20 yards of guano saturated cheesecloth were festooned on the inside walls for their further comfort. The hopper, from which he intended to collect their droppings, was seeded with about 100 pounds of fresh guano. And to further attract visitors, he provided a meal: “three perfectly good hams with a nice slice cut out of each, exhibiting their splendid quality for the delection of the intended guests.”

Read more: Murphi, M. “Dr. Campbell’s malaria-eradicating, guano-produding bat roosts.” BATS Magazine7 2 (1989). See also: The Bat Tower: The 30-Foot Monument to Biological Pest Control and Cross-Species Design, The Atlantic, 2012. Via Aaron Vansintjan. Image.

Invisible Algorithms, Invisible Politics

No Tech Mag - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:00

We have been enticed into a world in which computing has faded into the background of everyday life, effectively becoming invisible. At the same time, we have actively concealed the ways in which these networked systems of software, data, technologies, and infrastructures “have politics”. And, with promises that computers are impartial, we have removed them from the public eye, making them difficult to expose and critique.

Yet these systems can only be understood as the flawed extensions of human creation. They act on our biases by replicating them and distributing them into the background of everyday life, thereby reinforcing and even exacerbating existing structural inequalities… Rather than letting these systems fade into the background, a deeper engagement with the material realities of digital technologies is necessary.

Read more: Invisible algorithms, invisible politics, Laura Forland. Via SF Sutcliffe.

Potato Crates – How To Grow Your Best Potato / Sweet Potato Crop Ever!

Old World Garden - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 13:12

If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive, and labor-free way to grow potatoes, then potato crates are the answer! Over the past few years, we have switched to growing our entire potato crop (traditional and sweet potatoes), in homemade

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First Ohio maple syrup

Walden Effect - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:00

We picked just the right time to tap the sugar maple just outside our back door. Twenty-four hours later, the two-gallon bucket was nearly full!

When tapping in Virginia, I couldn't taste any sweetness in our maple sap, but here the sugars are more condensed and are evident even in liquid straight from the tree. After boiling down a gallon and a half of sap, we ended up with half a cup of quality maple syrup. Just in time for Mark's weekend pancakes!

Slowing down pet rapid eating

Walden Effect - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:00

Huckleberry was having some trouble keeping his food down. His new cat doctor suggested he was eating too fast and recommended a slow feed pet dish to discourage rapid eating.

Mobile Clothes Washer

No Tech Mag - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:05

The Breathing Mobile Washer was designed so that manually plunging, the washer forces water through clothing. Compared to friction washing with hands, washboards and rocks, the mobile washer is easier to use, much less abrasive, reduces wear on clothes, and provides a superior clean. Review.

 

A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries

No Tech Mag - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:45

“No country in the world currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use. Our research, recently published in Nature Sustainability (and summarised in The Conversation) is the first to quantify the national resource use associated with achieving a good life for over 150 countries. It shows that meeting the basic needs of all people on the planet would result in humanity transgressing multiple environmental limits, based on current relationships between resource use and human well-being.”

“The purpose of this interactive website is to foster discussions about the meaning of a good life for all, and what it would mean for nations to thrive within planetary boundaries. Explore the challenge using the chart below, check out a World Map with our results, or select individual Countries to see their environmental and social performance relative to a ‘safe and just’ development space.”

More: A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries, University of Leeds. Related: How Much Energy Do We Need?

Episode-2165- Expert Council Q&A for 2-16-18

Survival Podcast - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:17
Tweet Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today the expert … Continue reading →

Media is Ignoring This One Crucial Factor in Florida School Shooting

Real Pharmacy - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:15

Source: Media is Ignoring This One Crucial Factor in Florida School Shooting For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by DAVID KUPELIAN Here we go again. A horrific mass shooting occurs. Everyone is in shock and grief. Democrats blame guns and Republicans. Pundits urge the public, “If you see something, say something.” And everyone asks, “Why?” As information about the perpetrator emerges, a relative confides to a newspaper that the “troubled youth” who committed […]

Source: Media is Ignoring This One Crucial Factor in Florida School Shooting Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

Top Tips to Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk

Real Pharmacy - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:39

Source: Top Tips to Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

By Dr. Mercola Breast cancer is probably one of the most feared diagnoses a woman can get. The mere mention of it conjures up images of death, despair, or at best, disfigurement. According to breastcancer.org,1 one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and nearly 40,000 women lose their lives to […]

Source: Top Tips to Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

In search of high quality potting soil

Walden Effect - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00

It can be so tricky to buy potting soil off the shelf. All of the bags are covered with pretty printing...with no truth windows to show off the quality of the product inside.

The brands you can get at the big-box stores are notoriously hit or miss in quality. So I was thrilled to find high quality garden amendments of all types at White's Mill on the other side of town.


I splurged on small bags of two different brands to get an idea of their quality before making a larger commitment. At home, I pulled out a handful of each and was quite pleased with the texture and moisture level of both Fox Farm and Happy Frog. (I was even more pleased to discover that White's Mill's prices are less than half of what's listed on Amazon.)


Here's a closeup view of the two soils side by side. Pretty similar! I potted up four lettuce seedlings into each type of soil and will report back if I see a difference in growth. But, at the moment, I'm guessing it would be hard to go wrong with either product.

All Homeopathic Products Now Illegal?

Real Pharmacy - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:00

Source: All Homeopathic Products Now Illegal? For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

By Dr. Mercola About 5 million U.S. adults and 1 million U.S. children use homeopathy every year, and the remedies are known to be “generally safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse reactions,” according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.1 Yet, if the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Source: All Homeopathic Products Now Illegal? Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

730,000 Filipino Children Receive Faulty Dengue Vaccine Which Causes Dengue Rather Than Preventing it

Real Pharmacy - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:49

Source: 730,000 Filipino Children Receive Faulty Dengue Vaccine Which Causes Dengue Rather Than Preventing it For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

In a story that is being mostly censored in the U.S. media, vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has admitted that their vaccine for dengue (a deadly tropical disease spread mostly by mosquitoes) is defective. In a press release from France, the pharmaceutical company admitted that the vaccine is harmful to those not previously infected with dengue, […]

Source: 730,000 Filipino Children Receive Faulty Dengue Vaccine Which Causes Dengue Rather Than Preventing it Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

Episode-2164- Expert Council Q&A for 2-15-18

Survival Podcast - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:11
Tweet Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today the expert … Continue reading →

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