By Bert Davis
The residing Portably sequence returns with Holly and Bert’s most modern contribution to their fourth decade of DIY homesteading. The 2009–2015 assortment assembles their correspondence and what they’ve picked up during the last six years, lovingly crafted on handbook typewriters from a distant Oregon outpost. the ideas and tips of the sequence are sensible and useful—pertaining to objects like cycling, everlasting tenting, substitute groups, DIY healthcare, catastrophe education, consuming off the land, and MacGyver-like talents to arrange you for any and all events. even if you’re making plans to step off the grid or simply simplify your existence a bit, living Portably has whatever for almost everybody. examine the values of eco-insulation in preference to man made, tips to make a DIY wood-burning range out of a 5-gallon metal drum, the way to convert a plastic garage in to a “cold body” for seedlings, and knowledge approximately what uncomplicated vessels are perfect for mid-ocean living.
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JUly) My bean vines are lush and have many blooms but no pods, because no bees. Wasps fertilize the squashes; all of the cucurbit family are doing great here. (Never in Ohio) The tomatos and carrots are not doing well. But I've learned what to get in early and what to plant in the shade of taller plants. I've had to water some, but now we are getting rain. Hail twice. No tornados nearby, but I make good use of my shelter. I walked around the neighborhood with chard, collards, kale, squash. I gave them away and made new acquaintances.
When I again inspected it, I saw an irregular maroon-colored area with abrupt boundaries, approx one by two inches, all tender when touched. It seemed to be spreading I But what was IT? And why the strange shape and bruize-like color ? Bert finally guessed that the tea-tree was irritating the tender skin in his arm pit. The irregular shape was where his arm had fit snugly against his arm pit and confined the oil. Now, approx a month later, the skin looks and feels normal. What caused the original sore?
Unless without water and close to source, postpone travel until evening or (cooler) very early morning. Potassium is as vital as protein for building/retaining muscle. In people over 65, muscle mass correlated with the amount of potassium in their diets. "The body converts protein and cereal grains to acid residues. Excess acid triggers breakdown of muscle into compounds that ultimately make ammonia which removes the acid. " Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium. Science News, 29mar08 (Comments) I read elsewhere that some grains (eg, millet) don't have acid residues.