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

3. NEWS:

Snow in Colorado:
We failed to bring the heat:

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

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

4. Questions:
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

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
a rebirth
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

Photo Credit: Eddie Larsen, Facebook.