There are plenty of great researchers talking about the Grand Solar Minimum and its effects — the focus here at IAF is on SOLUTIONS: Helping to build self-sufficiency and food sovereignty to thrive in the challenging times ahead.
In this interview, we speak with Diamond from the Oppenheimer Ranch Project, who is already an Ice Age Farmer, putting in practice permaculture philosophies in high alpine environment with challenging growing season!
Diamond has been working in this direction for years, and I am thrilled to have him on the show to share some of his knowledge.
Due to a technical issue, the show was interrupted early, but we both had so much fun that we agreed to make this the first of a series. Stay tuned.
We do speak to:
* What has worked for him, and what hasn’t
* Animals and considerations for how they will fare in the coming colder seasons
* Whether indoor growing makes sense
* Permaculture concepts applied to both growing and living spaces
* Keeping various types of greenhouses running at different points in the season
Trust in God, but row away from the rocks. Today IAF discusses the events of the week, which were really quite severe and alarming, but should serve only to increase our resolve to map a path to prosperity in the Grand Solar Minimum.
Last time, shared a piece about how re-planted corn (after late frost) required additional time to mature
“Should be fine if Mother Nature gives us a few more weeks” negative! Early fall: http://www.agweb.com/article/frost-to-creep-into-corn-belt-as-early-as-sept-6-NAA-ashley-davenport/ https://www.iceagenow.info/rare-august-snow-inner-mongolia/ Late spring: https://www.iceagenow.info/100-cm-snow-fall-australia-next-week/
– dairy prices – gas prices – cattle (beef) – GAS prices — which are used to harvest everything, and transport all food to market FOOD PRICES ARE RISING http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/30/investing/gas-prices-harvey-refineries/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/05/since-harvey-gas-prices-at-the-pump-are-up-50-cents/
remnants of Harvey causing flash flooding across TX/LA border
1% off US GDP
Houston area sank 2cm under weight of water
Volcanoes, keep an eye on Vanuatu, danger zones declared
Earthquakes, Turkey was hit by 28,002 in the first 8 months of 2017
1.5 million acres of US west https://www.agweb.com/mobile/article/wildfires-rage-in-the-west-burning-nearly-15-million-acres-naa-wyatt-bechtel/
4. Daily Steps (17:22)
It is a miracle I am alive, and I am ABSOLUTELY dedicated to this community and the process of sharing knowledge as this climate changes, to ensure we all thrive in the times ahead.
Today: IAF takes a step back, and starts from the beginning: the philosophies of organic/biodynamic/no-till farming begin with good soil husbandry. Natural
cycles. Updates on crop losses in Norway, Germany, Indiana.
BOOK of the DAY: The Self-Sufficient Gardener (John Seymore, 1980)
$16 — http://amzn.to/2ioLX9E
ITEM of the DAY: Grodan 1″ cubes, used for aquaponic/hydroponic starts:
$16 — http://amzn.to/2w4kddA
Show notes on wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/index.php?title=IAF_Podcast_Episode_11
3. Special: Intro to Self Sufficient Gardening: Natural Cycles and Soil – 12:43
SIX RULES of organic philosophy according to John Seymour’s 1980 “Self Sufficient Gardener”:
1. Work with, not against, nature.
2. Nature is diverse; so too must we practice diversity.
3. Must husband other forms of life in environments as close as possible to those in which that life evolved.
4. Must return to the soil as much as we remove/harvest from it (law of conservation I’d energy at work)
5. Feed the soil, not the plant
6.must observe nature as a whole, never any single part of it.
4. Community Feedback 38:36
– addition to the potato towers / tires in garden
added to: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Tires
– note on plague
– wood gasifier
added to: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Wood_Gasifier
Send your questions, suggestions, ground reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Grand Solar Minimum News 43:52
“Worst flood South Asia has seen in decades.” 24 Million affected by flood now
Fungus making leaves change/drop, even in August
(if it IS a fungus, this is an effect of the wet summer, thanks to GSM.
if it’s not, then the leaves are changing/dropping too early, fall coming soon.
either way, this is due to the changes in the sun’s output, and concerning).
Norway’s farmers’ harvests PITIFUL
Just as David Dilley described, cooling/warming start from the poles, moves inward.
Makes sense to see it there first, although:
Gerd and Olaf have been farmers for almost 40 years. They have never experienced a worse summer.
“The animals do not want to go into this shit either,” says Olaf. “And if they go, their teats get dirty, and then milk quality can be a problem.”
Plant Hardiness maps (via Bob Felix, iceagenow.info):
Straight from the USDA’s mouth, zones are shifting — it’s getting colder.
Popocatepetl volcato erupts during Solar Eclipse
Translation of article on Solar Grand Minimum we’re experiencing:
Other headlines, not covered in Podcast (focus on solutions):
record cold in Russia,
the snowfalls in Canada (not at elevation),
noctilucent clouds over England
— these and MANY, MANY more, twitter.com/IceAgeFarmer
6. Crop Focus: Peas (47:53)
Nitrogen-fixing, great for microgreens, super easy to grow to seed.
1. DAILY STEPS:
Pipi’s Compost: kitchen scraps, horse manure, leaves, azomite, vermiculite, coconut coir, perlite. I also water the compost pile to keep it moist before adding to the worm bin. I left it outside all winter with a plastic sheet covering it and they withstood the cold!
Mike Oehler’s interview by Kirsten Dirksen:
and his book, Free, “the $50 Underground House Book”
3. GROUND REPORTS:
See Oppenheimer Ranch’s report here + Subscribe!
4. NEWS: (16:00)
Both RIGHT and LEFT sites affected by demonitization and censorship.
100s perish in Sierra Leone
45 fatalities in landslide, India
11 deaths, flooding in Iran
Standard little plug thing that turns on at 35′, turns off at 45′ (only powers heater when needed):
Or, on at 78/off at 70, fan.
How [not] to avoid Climate Panic, farming crickets, electroculture, bison, frost blankets all summer, a damage report from a homestead in the Ozarks, and questions on potting soil and self-defense. links below:
Mapping a path forward to prosperity, building resilient communities; sharing knowledge in the GSM
1. DAILY STEPS:
Pondering Crickets / cricket powder. Not capital intensive, very little sqft required, fast-growing protein farming.
Chickens love em. Tons of uses
see: Jakub Dzamba — https://vimeo.com/72446994
Also investigating Electro-culture, hat tip to Shaun C. for returning my attention to idea that low-level voltage increases yields:
2. “Ice Breaker”: History
Selections from Dennis Avery’s “Here’s How to Avoid Climate Panics:”
3. GROUND REPORT
Bitcoin up hugely — if you held through the “fork” as I recommended, congrats.
AL GORE’S MOVIE FLOPS [*]
To me this indicates that the establishment has truly LOST the NARRATIVE — people are tired of the lies,
and ready for the truth.
Russia already experiencing freezing temperatures, in early August [*]
Get Ready for the Fall … in Temperatures! [*]
CONTINUING INTENSE WINTER in SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE:
The BLIZZARD of OZ — ThunderSnow!
FLAILING CLIMATE SCIENTISTS GO FULL FELON
Strange as lightning kills 3, injures 2 in Bulgaria
Five killed, 5 injured in SEPARATE lightning strikes in Munger:
Today: blackberries, climate as a factor in the decline of the Roman Empire (and ours!), Lucifer heatwave vs. August snows, and whether a cow makes sense for a self-sufficient property, in Ice Age Farmer Ep #7!
Ice Age Farmer Ep #7
IAF007: 8/4/2017 — Full Moon Show!
Mapping a path forward to prosperity, building resilient communities; sharing knowledge in the GSM
1. Daily Steps: folks from IAF community share experiences, lessons, and progress towards food security
A few folks starting moringa, glad to see.
Great Laker: successfully merged five young pullets in to a coop of older hens and they are all getting along, ( harder than it sounds) I sewed a bunch of gauze (tule) bags and put them over my heirloom pepper plants to keep them from cross pollinating. I did some cleaning in my greenhouse of the stuff left behind from growing seedlings earlier. The rest of the day I sat around watching youtube videos, especially ones about raising rabbits. A project maybe for next year.
Rockers 78: put terraced shelves along the afternoon sun side brick wall with 5 shelves and grew different veggies on each shelf, trying something new. You would be surprised on how much food one needs to grow to support a family. I would recommend to grow 60% of whatever grows well for you, that you can trade others who garden
Jim: attempting to build with
Me: blackberries. scratched all over, fingers are purple. need more, they go fast on my son’s pancakes
ton of starts in the AP
Moringa — the two biggest were getting some spots, leaf rot. may be that had been watering from above, saw a mold that can result. did repot them, both in one huge pot — mistake?
Moved the two dwarf moringa starts in high-intensity lighting zone, since they’re struggling
IAF advisory: don’t use 2″ nft
2. “Ice Breaker”: history section
Solar Hibernation responsible for the decline of both the Roman Empire and the modern West ?
By Dr. Sam Khoury
SNOW IN AUGUST / TOO COLD:
Snow in Colorado:
We failed to bring the heat:
SOLAR WATER HEATERS DESTROYED BY QUICK FREEZE:
also tons of pipes
Our infrastructure simply will not keep up.
DATA: Entomologists warning pests are more dangerous due to cool weather:
“Planting dates were late in many areas and cool weather has slowed plant growth, leading to delayed maturity in many areas. These late maturing crops may remain vulnerable to pest injury longer than usual,”
LUCIFER Heatwave — the lightbringer. 50C/122F – issuing WARNINGS across S. Europe. > 40’C, wildfires sparking, evacuations
CULT OF CLIMATE CHANGE:
GERMANS more afraid of climate change than terrorism / mass immigration:
PETS NEED TO GO, according to Prof. Greg Okin, UCLA, they produce too much CO2!
Haxton, CO on 8/2/2017:
Los Angeles Beaches closed by LIGHTNING:
People, cars rescued after flash flood sweeps through Flint area
Zach: how to inform others, it sounds crazy to them, they don’t believe it, i don’t want them to think i’ve gone insane
great question. can only share as much with someone as they are willing to hear. but do that!
the important part is that WE ALL SHARE THIS INFORMATION — when people hear a little bit from 3 different directions, they start to pay attention, and will TURN ON and investigate themselves
that is among the reasons i do this show.
it’s not until they TURN ON that they can be receptive, it’s just the way it is
I’m empathetic person,
I’ve been thinking a lot about this as well, because there’s a huge component of GRIEF
Grief’s first stage is denial.
Denial is supported by the MEDIA, who are also DENIAL, and in fact FULL FORCE AGENDA WARMING
as well as by the PEOPLE AROUND YOU WHO DON’T KNOW
why grieve? for the future we no longer have, for our children, for the ability to live in the reality that everyone else around us still is plugged into; it’s a matrix moment
why fear? for loss of abundance, food, water, loss of civil society and physical security, famine/war, the cryptocratic state using hunger to control people, …
can be helpful, to write or enumerate, as i just did: write down what’s been lost, or what you fear
then do the same for what we can celebrate:
collapse of the absolutely, perfectly corrupt economy
demise of anyone who watches reality television
a return — a requisite one, but a return nonetheless — to living in harmony with nature, and human community
hold these things close.
Back on grief/denial :: it’s really important to wake up each morning and “set an intention,” remind yourself of your own conclusions and convictions, and follow through on acting on them, throughout the day.
I really feel for all of us, who are gaining this knowledge, and really celebrate those of us who integrate it into their life, and make positive changes.
these are hard conclusions, but they are supported by hard data.
as for continuing to appear sane to those around you, i’ll offer you F Scott Fitzgerald:
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald
with that, Ep 8 IAF, Mapping a path forward to prosperity through resilient, self-sufficient communities; sharing knowledge in the GSM
213 Gujarat (West India) — we tend to focus on the human aspects, but the CROP LOSSES are huge here as well
Australian Weather Bureau found to be FALSIFYING CLIMATE DATA, just the latest fraud:
Eight degrees of cooling magically disappears
Study finds [more!] evidence that the Sun is externally powered, electric universe:
WINTER ALL OVER THE GLOBE — adapt 2030’s latest:
(a) “Ethan Asher” writes in:
Is home owner ship the only way to start preparing for what’s coming. I ask because a lot of the hydro/aqua ponics set ups I’ve seen don’t seem feasible in a 2 bedroom apartment.
“Max Smith” nails it!
Apartment living is perfect because now you will have to overcome many limitations of your living space to grow food. What you learn in the overcoming is going to be your best harvest. Get started–please.
Adding to that, on two fronts:
1. skills. become valuable to community. imagine food pouring forth from your hands with ease, under any number of conditions. become that person.
look into urban farming, urban homesteading, and urban prepping.
(b) Back to Paul D, where do I start with my new property?
I want to throw this out to the audience — what are your favorite sources for picking up new sustainable practices?
My 2c, consider: PDC. philosophies
Also: urban farmers, Growing your Greens, have lots of videos, good understanding of how to fit good growth in small space
Library: old books: encyc of country living, catalog of mother earth news. Lots to learn, these will give you giblets, hints at directions to try.
Jack Spirko survival podcast, knowledgable guy, great community of folks, expert council — inspiration for this show.
an extended period during which solar activity (sunspots, solar flares) diminishes, resulting in drastic climatic and geophysical changes to all planets our system. These include increased cosmic rays, seismic activity, and volcanism; the latter often results in a global reduction in temperatures (see "the year without a summer").
(1) to cultivate agricultural products for livelihood;
(2) to derive value from or profit from.
Taking steps daily towards radically self-sufficient communities.