The tumor in my brain they cannot operate on, or at least won't until it is too bad. It has a 50/50 survival rate, so they just use medication to shrink it.
In comparison to that, this one is small, and they can remove it, and then just do radiation treatments to clean up the mess. It really is no big deal, just a pain to deal with.
Asside from.medication try to use/eat somme seaberryes.
They are verry expensive but maybe you can forage them for free.
If it wasnt the distance between Romania and USA i would have give them to you for free.
Also interesting to read about these fruits.I believe they are the healthyest fruit in the world.
Because i have a deep well ,over time i managed to destroy quite a few pumps( 14 is only what i know of).
Ive had mostly expensive german pumps and a few expensive romanian and 2 cheaper ones chinese( one with screw and one copy of the russian pump).
Because soo manny pumps have failed,at somme point we made a really dangerous contraption : a thick steel barrel of 100 litters with a steel rope on a spool .
We lowered that heavy barrel slowly ,by using a brake pad on a lever ( braking the descent by hand pressure).
When it reached the water we wait until we heard it bubbling ,then we put a bolt safety into the spool and press a button wich started a triphasic motor through a gear reductor to lift the barrel .It took a few minutes to came to surface.
The stoping of the barrel was made by hand by pressing a button to stop the motor.
I have a bad picture ive taken pictures of it but you can see the heavy red barrel.
When the barrel went down ,the whole suport of the contraption would shake vigurously .
Sebastian Köln wrote:Thanks! Now I know what I missed to buy… a soviet model for 2000 RUB. The next time I see one it gets bought.
They still make these pumps in Russia and i found a video presentation with the factory making of the pumps.
However,i dont know russian language and couldnt see the price they sell them .
Ukrainean also make them,they are called Bosna pumps and they are @ 50 euro one but at that price doesnt seem trusty ( could be made in China and sold as Ukrainean).
Russian original ones are the Kalashnikovs of the well pumps.Simple,robust and reliable to work for decades in use.
I buyed the old one because it was original but i would have bought a brand new one if i could have find it original.
The video shows the russian factory and how they make them.
I present you a verry cheap water pump with diaphragm but unlike manny otther bigger diaphragm pumps ,this has no motor,no bearings so much less moving parts and no friction .
Its just a big electromagnet that makes this pumps work and its also the most efficient at electric power consumption.
They work usually up to 90 meters deep,cost between 25- and 100 dollars new.
But there are manny chinese copyes of lower quality because somme chinese manufacturers use aluminum wiring for the coil ( also in USA this is a verry widespread technique) because aluminum wire its much cheaper than copper wire.
Because the coil of the pump is from aluminum and the cable that feeds the current its from copper ,there are somme connexion problems over time because the oxides that form between the different metals are electrical i sulators and they can interrupt the circuit.
The pumps are rugged made of thick metal, compact and heavy and altough they are cheap ,the postage would probably cost more than the pump if shipped in a western country.
I find is to best design of a moderatly deep well compared to any otther pump that has a motor with bearings,oil sealed etc.
The pump from my 35 meters deep well is like this and was in continuous use non stop ( not in my well but in otther well) for 35 years.
I bought it because the cable started to rot,changed the cable, restored the pump ( couldnt unsrew the pump because the screws were rusted so i let it as it is in the interior) and it continues to work.
Similar used pumps that are original soviet made sold here for 500 dollars and i prefered to pay more on a 35 year old pump but russian made than the cost of a brand new and identical chinese pump wich i had one before that failed after a year because of the aluminum coil.
Draws just 200 watts and has a flow of 10-20 litters per minute (2,5-5 gallons/ min) from up to 90 meters deep.
David Baillie wrote:Mihai, do you have a make and model on that pump? It sounds like something worth investigating if I could even get one here in Canada...
In the west there are no such efficient pumps for sale and i have searched something in english for you about them but couldnt find.
I will post a russian vid with the pump where its disasembled and also put to work.I dont know russian eyther but the video its informative because it shows well this pump.
Has no bearings ,can pump quite a lot of sand and its high pressure ( more than Shurflo pumps).
One such pump costs between 25 dollars and 100 but most of the pumps now a days are chinese and they are bad because the chinese use aluminum wire for the coil instead of copper because aluminium wire is cheaper.
Even if you see russian letters on the pump it might be chinese.
These pumps are also verry heavy and the shipping costs probably more than the pump wich is why i think you dont hace them in the west.
And its verry noizy ,it would probably skare you if you test it out of the water and didnt know its that noizy,but in a well underwater the noize its not much bigger than a regular submersible pump.
This is a vibrating pump membrane pump like the one im talking about ,pumping silt and sand from a well.They are tough pumps.
That film about the church in Ethiopia was soo beautifull that i will rewatch it on Christmass.
I started to study desert growing fruit bushes after i foraged Nitraria Schoberi in Romania.
The problem with those red soils its that they are aged soo much and washed soo much by the rain that they became acidic and the iron oxidised and trapped the phosphorus.
The secret for those soils its in the phosphorus .
On the oldest soil in the world in Australia( red soils),manny plants have adapted to take the phosphorus thats binded by iron through proteoid roots.
The Proteaceae evolved in such a low phosphorus enviroment that now phosphorus from fertiliser became toxic for them.
These plants could be used on such ferrosoils but they are a southern hemisphere genus of plants.
Macadamia its a good example of a crop that would do well on poore ferrosoils.
Does the Shurflo has carbon brushes?
If so,then those should be replaced after a while ,they are consumable.
I have a diaphragm pump thats russian made and was in use non stop in a deep well for 37 years.
But my diaphragm pump is well designed and it doesnt have a motor but instead has an electromagnet that oscilates up and down .Doesnt even have bearings and its super high pressure ,90 meters deep ,has more flow than the Shurflo in the pictures and consumes just 200 W.
The most interesting stuff ive read about pyrolineous acid and biochar ,was when on a forum,a farmer from Thailand ( they use biochar and wood vinegar/ pyroligneous acid there for ages) told me that they mix the biochar with the pyroligneous acid and that big chunks of biochar treated this way,simply dissapear after just a year in the ground.
I assumed that the wood acid melts the char but i didnt tested this myself.
In case its true then they dont use it to aerate the soil or grow bacteria but just to feed the carbon similar to the huggelmounds just a lot faster.
Those asians really know a lot about biochar.
He posted pictures and said they grow seedlings in biochar only,without any soil added to it wich its hard to believe but im sure they have their secrets.
I too look for ways to improvise a smoke condenser to make my own pyroligneous acid because in Europe its quite hard to find and the hummic acid from Leonardite costs @ 25 dollars per litter.
Mihai Ilie wrote:This is the nicest wood stove i know that does what you wish.
Have you been in contact with the sellers of that wood stove? I sent them a question via their web site several months ago and got no answer. It would be great to know if it's actually available.
No,im not in contact with that stove manufacturer.I just seen it on youtube and i liked the design wich is perfect for making charcoal as people here desire.
Another thing i have to add is that a gasification stove its verry efficient basically like a rocket stove,has no smoke ,etc.
So if you mix a rocket stove with a gasification stove you didnt achieved nothing to gain more efficiency.
Ronald L Schimek is what i consider to be the most influential marine biologist of our present times not only in the USA but i am sure in the world .
Fun fact is that he is from Montana and his vision of a reef aquarium its identical to the permaculture idea where he favors all the diversity of little critters considering them beneficial while otthers at the oposing end consider them ,,the maggots of the sea,, and prefer super high tech and chemical type or rearing a reef aquarium.
If anybody is interested into what could be marine permaculture farming should read his publications;
Mike Cantrell wrote:I've got no aquaponics experience either, but this reminds me of a creative solution I heard about.
A guy had a small pond with some desirable fish he had stocked (bass, I believe) and some undesirable fish. Probably carp.
He spent part of a summer aggressively fishing the carp out with every normal and unusual method he had access to that wouldn't kill his bass (in other words, everything but dynamite).
Every carp he caught, he threw onto a raft. They rotted in the sun, and the flies came to turn the carp carcasses into bass feed, which crawled happily off the edges of the raft into the water.
At the end of the summer, the carp were gone and the bass were fat.
How's that relate to aquaponics? Heck, I don't know. It just involved carp and "the problem is the solution." So maybe it will jog somebody's thoughts in a helpful direction.
Here we do the oposite.We make from bass carp feed and carps costs double or triple than bass.
Tilapia? Beurkk,nobody eats that here thogh im sure somme species taste different than otthers.We consider them aquarium fish and nothing more.
Its an ancient technique for farming carps.
Here we add manure on the edge of lakes and that manure feeds algae and aquatic plants wich are the plancton food.
In China they build chicken farms on lakes ,where the chickens poo fells into the water and feeds the algae then the plancton and ultimately the fish.
Such techniques have made westerners to believe that fish really feed on poo or manure.
They were making claims like ,,dont buy fish farmed in China because its fed with human feces,,.
In reality ,these fish that grow in such a sistem where they feed on the zooplancton and phytoplancton blooms are actually wild fish that come from organic farming and much healthyer to eat and of better quality than fish that are fed pellets ( usually,sometimes fish wich are fed pellets are organic farmed too).
This techniques of naturally growing fish do need a lot of space,big ponds and the density of the fish its like that found in nature not 200 kilos of fish in a cubic meter of water.
Ive got this fake Stihl for just 45 dollars brand new.Literally cheaper than an axe and it works great,always starts at first pull and after quite a lot of heavy use it still starts that fast and has good compression.
Everybody thinks its original but i say its is not ( doesnt have the original caps for chain oil and gasoline mix,the handles are not as rugged as an original Stihl( it has stihl and husqwarna features in it actually,like the clutch its husqwarna,otther parrs are stihl and otthers are chinese).
Initially i bought this cheap saw to turn it into a trencher and to mount a motorcycle chain with somme big teeth on it and a gear reductor.
The trencher i needed it to install undergroud irrigation pipes.
If i do make a trencher out of it then it will probably put the expensive chainsaws to shame because i cant think of a harder work for a chainsaw than to dig soil trenches.
They are good,not as high quality as an original stihl but they do the work.
The fact that it has Stihl labels on it its not fair but its not the chinese that put these labels .Polish order the chainsaws and the labels separatedly from China and they put them together in Poland.
William Bronson wrote: So Craig, do you like how it tastes? How are you using the leaves?
To me it tastes like beans with onions and black pepper.
Has the aroma of a complex food not just onions.
As fot the germination,from my experience the seeds need to be really fresh and they also need cold stratification.
The australian Toona Cilliata seeds loose viability in just 2 weeks and Toona Sinensis has a longer viability of seeds but its still short.
There is something from charcoal making that most of us probably eat,the liquid smoke and smoked food.
Also wood vinnegar ( liquid smoke) ive read on wikipedia that it was used in the US instead of vinegar.
But most amazing thing thats edible and related to charcoal its the chocolate with hummic acid( wood vinnegar) and the hummic acid is also sold as pills in pharmacyes .
Its a big failure of an over engineered toilet that polutes a lot because its burning the solids and the filter for liquids its just a reverse osmosis membrane wich probably will have a short life and need to be replaced at least once a year.The cost of the manufacturing of the membranes and the cost of the electricity consumed ( i guess its burns the solids with electric power) will make it soo poluting that i think it should be banned by the enviromental agencyes.
In romania the black locust honey is sold as black locust honey.,,Salcam ,,means black locust in romanian and the honney is sold as ,,miere de salcam,,.
The name acacia honey,only the english speakers foreigners call it that way.
No acacia species grows in Romania( outdoor) so we dont have popular names for acacia.
This romanian song translates as ,,black locusts gone crazy,, (Au innebunit salcamii)and its about the flowering time.
Now you have it,a song about black locusts :).
I have a chinese ( probably or maybe polish or assembled in poland) Stihl replica chainsaw that i paid 45 dollars on it brand new 2 years ago and i never used bar and chain oil ,only old and used motor oil that came from car oil change.
Works great and ive really put it to hard work ,to cut tree stumps at ground level with soil dulling the chain offten,big trees ,etc.
The chain its also chinese .
As one of my friends said ,,it was cheaper than an axe,, ,literally.
But in an expensive chainsaw i would use only bar and chain oil from the shop.
Kc Simmons wrote:Mimosa/Silk Tree (Albizia) is a good source of animal fodder in my area. When I had a goat, I could tether him to the smaller trees and he'd eat anything in his reach. Now, I've observed the pigs eating any dropped foliage and seed pods that blow into their paddock. While it has a reputation for being invasive, I've found that very few of the seedlings that come up every year actually live long enough to get big & reproduce. Many are eaten by wildlife or farm animals, and most of the ones that come up in the understory of the wooded fence line, either, get shaded out, buried by leaf litter, or can't compete with the big trees for water. Additionally, if the majority of the pods are fed to livestock, I suspect it would be very unlikely to become an invasive issue.
They can also be coppiced to encourage more density in branches/foliage; and healthy specimens can be cut down multiple times a year (as my dad learned some years ago when he tried to cut down one growing too close to their house).
They prefer full sun & do well with very little water. They don't have a dense canopy, but can provide some dappled shade. Pollinators (especially hummingbirds) seem to like the blooms; and propagation via seed is easy enough to use them as sacrificial trees when needed. Typically they're short lived (25ish years), but coppiced/pollarded trees tend to live longer, and seedlings grow quickly enough to replace the parent tree when it finally dies.
Around here, most people call them "trash trees," but they're one of my favorite trees to have (which is why I named my farm "Mimosa Grove").
This is how i protect my ,,trash tree ,, ,albizzia.
Bigger mimosa trees here sell for 200-1000 dollars (equivalent in romanian monney) and there have been cases where people planted these trees in their neighbourhood in cityes and the trees were stolen the next day.
When it blooms its breath taking beautifull and grows really fast.5 years and is bigger than your house.
There are manny species of Inga and somme taste better while otthers are more for decorative purposes ( wich is probably what you got).
Never heard of a grafted tree and they like lots of water.
Im growing an unknown specie from Costa Rica where they have more than 60 different species there.
A lot of the Inga species are highly endangered.
Growing from seed its simple as you seened the seeds are allready germinated in the pods.
You dont have to innoculate them with bacteria because the bacteria is allready living in the soil and it doesnt attach on the tree roots unless the tree releases sugars to feed the bacteria and make root nodules.
Great tree to have.
This is what i have.See the colored seeds.
Rebecca Norman wrote:This is such a great idea! But in my experience, plastic bottles deteriorate in the sun, and many uses of rope are outside, so it seems a little risky
They are highly resistant to sun exposure without damage and especially the colored green or brown bottles have UV protection added for UV sensitive drinks.
I collected manny ,probably tons of plastic bottles from the Danube river and otther rivers and not a single bottle had show signs of sun damage ( ultraviolet damage).
Somme of the bottles ive collected were more than 25 years old based on the design ( had flat bottom without the 5 bumps and a black cap added on the bottom) and were transparent.
Its a highly resistant plastic to sun radiation in a thin stip but in a rope its much more resitant.
For same thickness i think its more resistant than ( longer lifespan use), galvanised steel rope or any rope made for plant matter .
Cécile Stelzer Johnson wrote:The flowers smell wonderful and my honey bees are intermittently fond of them. They make a wonderful clear as water honey that does not crystallize. Unfortunately, it is considered invasive in my county [Portage County, WI.]: They are extremely prolific and can colonize any yard. Removing them is arduous work: They make many suckers. I'd love to have more in reach of my bees.
I have a hectare and a half (3 acres?) Of black locust on tthe top of a high hill in Romania.It is such an imporfant tree for bees that we probably have more black locusts in Romania then all the black locusts in USA.
In Romania is verry common to find black locust honey for sale at every beekeper shop.Its cristal clear and has the black locust flowers aroma and its also verry sweet because it contains mainly fructose wich is sweeter than glucose and sucrose.
The black locust honey its the most important feature of this tree here and we use ittt ssometimess as fence posts or for fuel wood but rarely since we have otther better trees to make fire.
We only plant it for honey production .
There are these small diesel engines for quite a while.
They are expensive thogh even if they are made China( 500 dollars while on similar chinese motor 7Hp but 4 strokes gasoline ive paid 80 dollars new).
3 hp ,has a lot of uses ,to power generators,smal tiller machines ,water pumps,wood chippers.
For a chainsaw it wouldnt be good because this motor needs to work horizontally only while a 2stroke motor can work horizontally,vertically ,even upsidedown.
Thank you Greg.The bigger pile on the right has exactly one cubic meter of charcoal( 100 buckets of 10 litters each,thats how i measure it).
In order to heat my greenhoouse in winter i use one cubic meter of wood for the whole winter.
Mike,after i watccched the video you posted ,i say thats not a safe stove to have.I found 2 big flaws :
1 ,its not sealed well and could leak carbon monoxide .for instance after the fire is finished ,CO could leak through that hole in the box of char through the feeding chamber .
2 ,and biggest flaw its that the box of char could explode easily .The explosion wouldnt be big but enough to spew char bits all over the room.
It has the hole on the bottom and hot gasses rise on the top of the box with charcoal.If the box heated really well to the combustion point of those gasses ,is will explode.
The stove i posted does exactly the same thing as the one you posted but the hole of the char box is on top not on the bottom.
I make a lot of biochar.This year i made 3 cubic meters of char at home and ive burned probably 6.
This is how i make it,a simple fire ,then i collect the coals and i estinguish them with water.
It is the most efficient way to make char because you dont have to burn wood to heat the wood for charring.
But its time consuming,has its own disadvantages,the char its soaked in ash( witch i like),etc.
Im a biochar fan but i dont mix it in my heating sistem .With the ammount of wood i burned this year to make biochar i could have heated my greenhouse for 3 years or more.
It can be done successfull ,i know that.
You loose a lot of the efficiency if you want char.
Basically you will be burning ( mostly) only the gasses and the majority of the fuel you will take it out as char in wich case you will be burning more wood ,probably double the ammount or more ( im optimistic but i think its 3-4 times).
If you want to make biochar its not a bad idea and any gasification type of stove should do the trick.
Its also more dangerous to have such type of stove ( used for charcoal making,a normal gasification stove is safe if you dont strangle the air intake to make charcoal)because the combustion happens with verry low oxigen and you get a lot of CO instead of CO2.Needs to be sealed verry well.
This is how to make rope for free from plastic bottles.
First you need to cut the bottles into stips with an easy to make tool and then to wind the strips with this device presented in the video.
Its really easy and sattisfying and the man in the video,Grant Thompson, presents each step in separate videos.
Grant died almost a year ago .RIP
TEC ( or Pelltier module) stands for thermoelectric cooler and if you power it with electricity it will make a hot side and a cold side.
If it heated on one side and chilled on the otther side it creates electric curent and becomes a Seebeck generator or a TEG wich stands for thermo electric generator.
There are modules that are sold as TECs and TEGs with TEGs being more expensive because they are build to withstand higher temp up to 150 C while the ones made for cooling ,altough they can be used as generators perfectly,they last only up to plus 100 C temp.
They have an efficiency of just 10% and there are much better alternatives for such stove generators like the Stirling engines generators with 35% efficiency.
Now, if the energy is lost inside a house ,then you might not care about losses from poore efficiency.
We call it mining through agriculture where farmers plant the same crops for manny years until the soil becomes a desert.
Sunflower its particularly dangerous iet 2 miles from me there is a field that has growing sunflowers on it for over 30 years,every year.It became a sandy desert.
Greed,monney and not thinking about tomorrow,ignorance can lead to this.