Headlines referenced in the video:

FOOD

* < 50% of Oklahoma Wheat crop is in good condition
https://www.agweb.com/article/less-than-half-ok-wheat-crop-rated-good-to-excellent-naa-betsy-jibben/

GROW TECH:
“Subsurface moisture monitoring” — via surface reflectivity rather than conductivity
https://www.agweb.com/article/is-high-tech-subsurface-moisture-monitoring-on-the-way-naa-ben-potter/

WEATHER

* Russian Hail ruins harvests:
https://www.sott.net/article/354464-Large-hailstones-pound-Altai-Russia-breaking-car-windows-damaging-roofs-and-ruining-harvests

* Snow in Russia, despite Heat Wave in Siberia
https://www.sott.net/article/354463-Summer-snow-falls-in-Russia-as-anomalous-heat-hits-Siberia
http://www.newsru.com/russia/21jun2017/pogoda.html

Topical Storm “Cindy” aftermath :: EF-2 in Alabama
https://watchers.news/2017/06/23/fairfield-tornado-alabama-june-22-2017/

Severe Thunderstorms claim lives in Hamburg, Germany
https://watchers.news/2017/06/23/severe-thunderstorm-germany-june-22-2017-hamburg-tornado/

SKY
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Red Jellyfish Sprites
https://www.sott.net/article/354448-Red-jellyfish-sprites-with-halo-of-light-captured-over-Austria

Rare Sun Halo
https://www.sott.net/article/354460-Rare-sun-halo-seen-over-the-Issyk-Kul-region-of-Kyrgyzstan

VOLCANO/SEISMIC

* 5 new active Volcanoes in the world over the last week

https://watchers.news/2017/06/23/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-june-13-20-2017/
Fox Islands (USA)
Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)
Pavlof, United States
Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica
Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia).

EXISTING ACTIVITY:
Earthquake Activity picking up under Katla volcano, Iceland
https://watchers.news/2017/06/23/katla-earthquakes-iceland/
“It is unclear at the moment if this is going to result in a eruption but at the moment it is my view that chances of an eruption happening soon (maybe in matter of hours) is high.” – Volcanologist Jón Frímann
https://www.iceagenow.info/katla-volcano-earthquake-activity-continues/
https://www.sott.net/article/354362-Earthquakes-and-tremors-continue-around-Katla-volcano-in-Iceland

M6.8 off coast of Guatemala
https://watchers.news/2017/06/22/guatemala-earthquake-june-22-2017/

Greenland landslide / tsunami ::
https://watchers.news/2017/06/21/greenland-landslide-tsunami-june-2017/

Aquaponics: Dealing w Diurnal Temperature Swings

Today, IAF explores remediation of effects of large diurnal (between day/night) temperature swings in Aquaponics systems. Small (100 gal and under) systems are particularly vulnerable to quick changes in pH and temperature. Such rapid changes are detrimental to the entirety of the system:

* plants don’t metabolize nutrients, leaving nitrates in the water
* water quality suffers,
* fish feed less (produce less ammonia!) and are more prone to infections
* the biofilter (beneficial bacteria, which turn ammonia [fish waste] into nitrites, into nitrates [plant food]) can be injured, leaving ammonia in the water
* ammonia is MORE TOXIC at high temperatures
* DO (dissolved oxygen) drops, because Oxygen is less soluble as temperature increases

All of these factors mean that temperature fluctuations are a BAD THING. In this video, IAF shares this information, and walks through steps taken to remediate the damage in the current heat wave (100’F+ days, 55’F nights):

* Rotating Ice Packs by day, to keep water temperature from escalating too high
* Sadly, may have to use a heater by night, to keep water temp from dropping too low
* Added a bubbler + air stone, to ensure water has enough DO so fish can breathe easy
* Did a PWC (partial water change), which I try to avoid with Aquaponics, to flush out ammonia and ensure fish stay healthy.

In the context of the Grand Solar Minimum, and the highly irregular and increasingly extreme climate, this really speaks to INDOOR GROWING — AQUAPONICS will produce more reliably in a more controlled environment, without these fluctuations — which is what we want to ensure FOOD SECURITY.

YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME! –And you should, to produce clean food for your family. It’s that or watch as the food prices continue to increase, and ultimately, the shelves empty completely.

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the current Grand Solar Minimum / Little Ice Age.

NorCal Heat Wave / Grid Down for 40k+ (34)

IAF describes the current heat wave in North California, which has caused peak usage to the grid, and power losses to over 40,000 people when they most want to use their A/C! This record heat (105’F / 40’C in San Rafael) comes just days after snow fell a mere 130mi East in the Sierra Nevada. Extreme out-of-season microclimate events (whether hot or cold!) will cause further CROP LOSSES, driving up FOOD PRICES.

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the times ahead.

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Spirulina: Food (Nutrient Mix) Recipe / Keep the Faith (33)

IAF walks through the recipe used when creating a nutrient mix, fed to your Spirulina when harvesting to replace nutrients, ensuring a solid harvest tomorrow! Also, a discussion of the pH dynamic as a new spirulina culture grows in a new medium/tank: although it may look like things aren’t going well, keep the faith and persevere, we will ultimately find success.

Prior videos of Spirulina process ( see http://IceAgeFarmer.com/spirulina ):
#1 Spirulina Medium recipe: https://youtu.be/ff8SzDBq3fY
#2 Chelating Iron for Spirulina: https://youtu.be/TCUNsrgvGrc

You can do this at home — and you should!

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the current Grand Solar Minimum / Little Ice Age.

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6/19/17: Grand Solar Minimum News :: Volcanos, Ash Clouds, Record Cold in UK (32)

A quick glance at headlines this morning from over the weekend, many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate: increased volcanic and seismic activity (including quake swarms around the Yellowstone Supervolcano, eruptions at Sheveluch, ), record cold temperatures, crop losses.

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the current Grand Solar Minimum / Little Ice Age.

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Bezos takes control of largest Organic Food Distribution Channel

Amazon today announced the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 BB. CEO Jeff Bezos, who purchased the Washington Post a few years back and has turned it into a foaming mouthpiece for the establishment and their global warming / globalism narratives, has just seized control over the single largest distribution channel of organic food.

It is no surprise that people with resources and information are moving to profit from the Grand Solar Minimum. Are you?

Here are some other signs:

  • Farm prices (which should be skyrocketing like all other hard assets as people scramble out of the currencies being devastated by central banks) have declined since their peak in 2013 — even in advance of the actual crop losses. Institutional investors–including Buffet and the Chinese–are getting out.
  • Startup company has finally nailed the indoor farming model (May 18, 2017) — again indicating that VCs are shifting their investments into alternative agriculture, because traditional models are failing

These financial indicators are quite clear. It is no secret: history and current data, clearly indicate we are entering a Grand Solar Minimium. If this is indeed the case, we would expect to see big money positioning itself to profit from this. And we do.

Grand Solar Minimum News / Dissolving the Fake Narrative “MSM vs Alt Media”

IAF shares headlines (links below) related to the Grand Solar Minimum and posits that our progress raising awareness over the last decades is too slow: around 2000, there was “global warming,” with no competing narrative. Now, we do see very real opposition to the idea of Anthropogenic Global Warming in the mainstream zeitgeist. Unfortunately, however, this is as far as it goes — “Global warming is REAL or NOT” — rarely exploring the ACTUAL reasons for the data: solar cycles. This is the “fake dialogue” out of which we must break folks, before they can be again ready to look objectively at the data.

  • Vice (Fake “Main Stream” News): “Climate Change is so bad we can’t study Climate Change!”

  • Breitbart
    (“Alternative” News): “Those guys are idiots.”

  • TRUTH:
    • SNOW in VERMONT in JUNE: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/nyregion/snow-in-june-its-forecast-for-the-adirondacks.html?_r=0
    • SNOW in CALIFORNIA in JUNA: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2017-06-12/snow-in-june-dots-california-slopes-with-skiers

Spread the word about solar cycles and the grand solar minimum, and the need to TAKE STEPS DAILY TOWARDS SELF SUFFICIENCY AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY!

Grand Solar Minimum: Game On

There is so little conversation around the Grand Solar Minimum and the hard data surrounding it, particularly compared to fantastical topics like Planet X/Niburu
and Flat Earth, that we really need to up our game: creating videos, memes, real life windshield fliers — ANYTHING to push this idea into the public consciousness. It is incumbent upon us also to lay breadcrumbs so that those who pick up the idea as the weather insanity continues, can quickly find their way, and rapidly move towards radical self-sufficiency.

There needs to be much more discussion: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23grand…

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM, the Dalton and Maunder Minima; these consistent patterns in solar activity throughout history drive recorded history.

Oyster Mushrooms, Red Worms, and Duckweed, Oh My!

In this video, I introduce:

  • Oyster Mushrooms are a relatively low-effort, decently nutritious, immune-boosting fungi!
  • Red worms are awesome producers of worm castings/compost.
  • Duckweed is a high-protein, mini lettuce-like plant that grows atop slow moving water and can be used to supplement fish diets (up to 20%). Soldier larvae (up to 50%) are another option–likely coming to the farm soon!

Although I mention in the video that I might not make mushrooms in the future, I don’t regret learning how to do so. There are many cool applications for fungi, from medicinal to remediative, and on balance, they are relatively low-effort after setting up the medium & inoculating.

Also in this video, IAF works on establishing more of the well-understood processes that cycle energy through our systems:

  • Starting a red worm bin to turn scraps into worm castings and liquid fertilizer for potted plants
  • Receiving duckweed, and setting it up to start producing an initial population to then pull from and supplement fish diet. They love it, and it feels healthy to add living foods into their diet. Goldfish are omnivores after all!
  • Considering black solider larvae also, to turn even more scraps into a tiny bit of compost and a lot of larvae, which can also be used for fish food
  • And a crazy cold front & rain rolls through Northern California, dumping rain on the central valley (including Oroville)

Links:

  • Oyster Mushroom Spawn Dowels (100 ct $16)
  • Here is a great tutorial on farming duckweed
  • Intro to vermiculture / worm composting

    Please share with your friends information on the Grand Solar Minimum and the resulting climate disturbances we are experiencing, as well as intensification of the crop losses that have already begun.

    START GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD TODAY — ACHIEVE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY!

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