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Hi all!  I am a retired "health sensitive" and healer who has used the very teensy-tiny particles of minerals suspended in ionized water for years now, first to treat customers, and now to treat me and the family members who will listen to what my daughter laughingly describes as their "friendly neighborhood witch doctor" (me--lol).  Mineral H20 (I buy mine from Amazon) makes COPPER, SILVER and ZINC in the very tiny particles. Now, they even make a concentrate which is a heck of a lot cheaper to ship. With the concentrate, a little goes a long ways!

COPPER: kills (explodes!) viruses
SILVER:  kills bacteria
ZINC:     causes the cells to take up a big volume of the copper or silver, then expel. It sort of "pumps" the silver and/or copper into the cell in a big way, then the mineral/s are expelled.

Copper Concentrate can be either:
1)  Added to boiling water, to be breathed in (hold head over bowl of steaming water and copper--add zinc if you want a major treatment--with a couple of bath towels over your head to form a tent.
2)  Add to water --again with zinc if desired--and drink (tastes icky) and then eat or drink food because copper is rough on the stomach and can make you feel like heaving otherwise
3)  Clean with the copper solution.

If you want to combine copper, silver and zinc as a "super treatment," always combine ONLY what you are going to ingest or breathe in at that time. The qualities of the minerals become mangled if you simply dump them together and leave them to party by themselves (lol).

My mentor, Bill Rich (The MSM King) would add a bit of MSM to just about everything he sold. You can add a little pinch of MSM powder to the copper/silver/zinc if you would like to drive your treatment further into your tissues, BUT....it is important to recall that MSM will dump cumulative medications from your cells! So thyroid medication, high blood pressure medication, etc., WILL GET DUMPED when MSM is ingested, which is no good!

I have not dealt with "The Virus" myself yet (and hope not to, at a youthful 71!) but if anyone feels their lungs are filling up with junk or scar tissue, dumping some MSM in boiling water, and doing the towel-over-head trick, breathing in the steam and MSM is probably a smart move to try. One might start with a lesser amount of MSM, and add more minute by minute, just in case the lungs are raw and too much MSM might sting a bit. MSM opens up the cells and dumps the toxins, and regular use of the stuff in a cream (over a period of months) removed Bill Rich's horrible burned and damaged skin on his leg (ankle to just below the knee), replacing it with healthy pink skin. So it may be of help to Virus damaged lungs as well. Just a thought.

So glad you're doing pretty well under the circs, Paul! And hang in there, Fred!!
-Cheri Sutherland
1 month ago
..."Or you can just grab it and see if it's alive..." (sly bit of humor there, eh?!). Thanks, I'd rather not. The charger used to channel a fairly hefty load of electricity, back in the day. Will need to acquire insulators, then will throw a charger on it and see what it can do. As usual, excellent advice/reminder (to remove the rust at connections). Thanks! Sometimes the pile of "to do" things is so high, and the money needed for spare parts sufficient that I sigh and wonder how or when I'll ever accomplish it all, however putting one foot in front of the other--never giving up--and always pressing forward gets it done.
5 years ago
I sighed when I read your comments about the deer...sighed because I'm sure that you are 100% right on all you shared. When the deer are hungry enough, they will take big risks /huge leapsfor the huge rewards of a heavily laden apple tree, or delicious veggies.

I may still have a 40 year old fence charger around here somewhere. So, will rusted electrical fence wire still carry a charge? I KNOW I still have a roll of that stuff (again, from 40 years ago). Drat! I'd hoped the 6' chicken run would stop them, but your comments on that one make a lot of sense

And yes, what is needful is for humans to be able to dispatch the deer when they walk into town. Unfortunately, our government, like many others, is wonky and out of whack, and the deer are protected. Never mind that we have miles and miles of territory all around town for them to occupy.

It is probably a good thing though that we are not allowed to discharge a firearm within city limits. I shoot pretty straight, but have neighbors who like to get drunk on weekend nights, and their common sense, even when they are sober, is questionable at best. It's amazing how far even a 22 will go (when unimpeded, apparently close to a mile). A neighbor actually did have shells falling in his front yard, when some fellows were target practicing outside of town! Obviously, they weren't very good shots (grin), since they missed the barrier of dirt entirely.

Thanks for pointing me in some good directions regarding the composting humanure issue. What I want and NEED is compost which is usable in 18 days! A special "thank you!" for the tip on kiln dried sawdust. Okay, it's back to Craig's List to search for someone locally with a small sawmill who is milling their own logs.

Healthy lawn clippings I can do. Have three good sized lawn's worth and none treated with chemicals.

Thanks for the link--I'll watch it and make notes! All good stuff here from you. Thanks!

5 years ago
Hey Bob,

I thought I'd give you a shout. I've been reading Darrel Frey's book, "Bioshelter Market Garden A Permaculture Farm" in which he mentions another deer deterent system---if you have a fence that the darned things are leaping over, install a SECOND fence about six feet away from the primary fence, and make the "no man's land" a chicken run.

A nieghbor of ours has a very large dog which appears to be half St. Bernard and half Hound of the Baskerville's. I asked the neighbor if he'd bring the dog over and let it leave it's calling card hither and yon around the property in the hope that the deer would be put off from entering the yard any more, once they got the scent of the humongous dog.

Unfortunately, the dog is terrified of the yard. He's really a huge 'panty-waist' -- he just SOUNDS scary. Well, so much for THAT idea!

Some places in the yard have a dense cover of blackberries that are too dense for the deer to push through. Fair enough--those areas don't require a chicken run. This solution might also solve the ongoing dilemma of the neighbor's backyard, which is full of razor grass, blackberries, morning glory and that useless variety of dock. All that stuff has been invading my yard as well. However chickens would probably nibble any invading weeds right down to a nubbins!

In a few other fenceline areas, I can make long piles of firewood Heaven knows, I go through enough of it here where we get 76" of rain a year. The deer most likely won't want to try any broadjump necessary to get over the wood piles. So that leaves some open areas in which to try the chicken run experiment...AFTER, that is, I can get the two compost bins made.

Would like to try a composting "toidy." It seems a scandalous waste of perfectly good carbon, nitrogen and clean water to flush everything down the loo. Still working on finding sources for clean sawdust. The first fellow I found may well be a partial source, but he's also a complete 'squirrel.' Not sure how long I'll be able to endure dealing with him. So am fishing right now on Craig's List for another source as well.

Although I've read that bringing the compost temperature up to 122 degrees for 24 hours will effectively kill the pathogens in human waste products, one would desire the aforementioned waste products and toilet paper to at least degrade into a sawdust-like appearance and not be hot enough to burn plants before using on the garden. I'm in dire need of rich soil or fertilizer...do you have an opinion or technique on how to fairly quickly convert the contents of the bucket under the toilet seat into something usable?

-Cheri
5 years ago
I was thinking about "the story of Jerry" that Paul posted and realized that giving "Jerry's" a space for their tent probably feeds right into their lifestyle. There was a reason why the old cattle outfits built a bunkhouse for their help. You cannot walk through a tent and dump a fellow out of bed or even really disrupt his sleep much. But if all the temporary "visitors" start out in a bunkhouse, say 6 bunks, which gives you 12 beds, with a screen in a corner which hides a composting toilet, and some sort of wash stand with a basin, pitcher of water and "slop bucket" underneath, they have their basic needs met.

Now they are on YOUR terms, more or less. It is less like a homeless village set-up. A radio set to go off at "wake up time" or a bugle or a big triangle being beat on the porch of the log bunk house...whatever you want as the "wake up" sound. The sounds of the others getting up and getting going is sufficient to wake up most sleepers. If one has a hard time waking up, the others can assist him. If he simply doesn't want to get up, third strike can be the "out."

Only the mature can function without structure and give you more than you asked for. The rest need basic expectations laid out in advance. Get up and eat in this window of time. Work in this window of time. Knock off at this time.

Calling names, derision, or other negative behavior to get out of pulling their share of the load needs to be dealt with immediately. (Unless, of course, you want to turn it into a residential treatment facility for troubled youth or adults.)

5 years ago
For what it is worth (maybe nothing --grin), some folks take a very long time to begin to mature. Asking a Jerry to come up to speed in half a year, or even five years, often is like trying to get a batch of wine to mature overnight. Can't happen.

The more opportunities the Jerry's in this world have blown off in the past, the further behind the 8 ball they are and the more entrenched in their non-productive habits.

It is understandable that you'd want to find a permaculture way to handle such folks, hopefully swimming WITH the flow, and not against it. However, some of these people change very, very slowly (think: like watching grass grow) and in the meantime, they can bring your organization very nearly to its knees (one bad apple...). Jerry's cause a lot of stress on others around them. It's stressful to watch someone else suffer. Yet if you jump in, you end up enabling their refusal to learn and grow.

Your operation there is like a big net, and when you haul it in, you have a little of everything in it: some stuff has to be thrown back and other stuff is "a keeper." So someone has to be the "Chief Sorter and Tosser." They have to be able to handle the unfair/untrue accusations hurled at them by taking control of the situation and not firing back.

Example: When I worked at an inner city high school, there were many parents and students who would expend considerable time arguing, but very little time doing much of anything productive. These folks had learned to argue until they found an edge, then work that edge for all it was worth. And us staff knew not to give them an edge to 'sharpen their sword on.' So when we said something which was a decision or a statement, and the other person gave us a long full-blown argument, we did not address their arguments. That would be pointless (as I suspect you've discovered with your "Jerry's")---one must simply digs in one's toes and repeats your statement...You stand your ground and repeat the simple statement you started with and frequently, that's all you say. It sends a statement that this is the way it is and you are NOT going to be change. It's sort of similar to dogs and horses. The one who steps aside is the lesser in the pecking order. You do not step aside but you do not attack either

Often, explaining, elaborating, embroidering, illustrating...all are utterly pointless because this is NOT an intelligent discussion--it's simply arguments for the sake of the Jerry getting to continue his poor choices.

It's generally worked for him often enough to endear him to that method, but chances are, not often enough to secure him as cozy a niche as he feels he deserves. Chances are that he has bombed out of jobs, worn out his parents and friends or girlfriend, and to their relief, he's flapped off to your place.

Paul, you simply cannot be everything to everybody! I'm sure your dear companion has made that observation a time or two as well. As an inventor, innovator, facilitator, procurer, teacher....you need the monkey taken off of your back with regard to such social management issues. You have, I assume, already formulated some sort of expectations regarding the assistance people are to render in exchange for being there and learning. Fair enough. Perhaps now it's time to search out someone with experience in dealing with a variety of people (perhaps a retired teacher). And then, it's time to practice the fine art of delegation and trust. No one always makes the perfect decision, 100% of the time, but a seasoned veteran of people and issues will come doggone close.
Best wishes, Cheri, Reedsport, OR
5 years ago
A positive regarding the woven fencing vs. piling brush with a backhoe is that deer seem to be pretty good high jumpers, but they are really lousy broad jumpers. A series of three fences which they cannot jump one at a time is said to deter them.

Living within city limits, where others actually feed the deer (old bread--ugh!) has produced begging deer with no desire to eat what wild deer eat. They rampage through gardens, secure in the knowledge that no one and nothing can molest them, short of an occasional large dog taking umbrage to their willful invasion.

They don't seem to care to have to tread on hog panel fencing, however using that is sort of problematic: the cost for one thing, and weeds tend to grow up through it sooner or later and engulf it, and what's the use of having a permaculture garden if all your hugel beds are surrounded by hog panels lying on the ground around them.

Last year the darned deer ate the Liberty apple tree to bits. I wasn't sure it would survive and the predation occurred in just one night. TLC and numerous Dixie cups hung on its branches, each bearing a slice of Irish Spring soap seems to have kept them at bay after that. It was a stop-gap measure at best, at the time, as what is really needed is to convince them that they do not want to come into the yard in the first place.

As they are apt to enter the yard from any corner of the compass, planting a prickly living hedge with some sort of edibles on the outside would not save my bacon (or more aptly, my apples).

The deer tribe just keep multiplying, fueled by old bread (grrrrr!). One of the "feeders" is a friend of mine. She is stone deaf to the notion that she is not really helping the deer at all. They look at her with those big, liquid brown eyes and she runs for the bread bucket. Okay, I'm climbing off my soapbox now :>)

This year I'm trying a different experiment to deter deer: a big dog. A friend down the street owns an enormous half-St. Bernard, half Hound of the Baskervilles, at least from the sounds that come out of that dog. I've extended the invitation for the owner to bring his dog over and allow it to relieve itself all over the yard. So far, he's been concentrating on the back, but if this works, I'll need Kota's "contributions" for the side and front also.

The local deer thumb their noses at coyote piddle and blood meal. Perhaps they are too domesticated to have formed any prejudices against the stuff. They do, however, periodically encounter a large, irate dog who escorts them off the property in record time. Perhaps they have an association between large male dog urine and "the bum's rush."
I hope so!

I have yet to muck with swales, ponds and so on. Being a real "green bean" to permaculture notions, the first water channeling venture will probably be installing a plastic fitting for a garden hose on the underside of the ducks' wading pool and situating the pool uphill on the levee to make use of gravity to provide water pressure in the hose. Those ducks poop EVERYWHERE, including in their wading pool. Might as well make use of the good "liquid fertilizer."

After I asked you about planting soy, it seemed that the question was not so bright. Upon reflection, the thought occurred that soy needs to be fermented to get rid of that chemical on the outside of the bean. Sounds laborious to me. I was considering soy in the quest to shift the dogs to vegetarian meals. Since I'm allergic to soy, I probably won't struggle to grow it here. Too little land and the dogs can probably do as well on a mix of rice, beans, greens, squash, etc.

Your guinea hen is very beautiful. I didn't realize they came in the color purple! Neat video!!
-Cheri
5 years ago
I'd like to try growing soy and nettles, among other crops. Soy for the obvious food value, and nettles for food and fiber. I think the nettles will do just fine here as they are all over in the woods beyond town, but not sure whether the soy will have sufficient hot weather for the beans to fully mature, unless there is a shorter germination-to-harvest type of soy.

Do you have any plans to try growing soy there? We have a pretty short growing season though. June is has overcast skies and possible drizzles until after the 4th of July. But many years we have the benefit of an "Indian Summer through the first half of October.

-Cheri
Reedsport, OR
5 years ago
I've got a question: Does it typically go below freezing sometimes in the winter in your area? If so, how in the heck did the fish survive? Perhaps a deep pond (how deep is "deep"?) and a lowered metabolism due to the cold?

If you get mosquitoes where you are (and who doesn't!), the fish ought to adore the larvae in the water in--what--maybe late spring. Yummy (slurp, belch!).

Bob, please continue to keep the rest of us updated on the ups and downs as you forge ahead. Your posts are fascinating and Iv'e gotta hand it to you---you're actually LIVING permaculture!! It's a shaky plank between dreams and reality--one which many may never cross. You're bouncing along on that plank--or is it dancing along (giggle)? Either way, kudos and thanks for giving some of us who are not that educated in permaculture (yet) or that far along in our hopes, dreams and plans, a picture window into its world.

-Cheri
Reedsport, Oregon
Heart of the Great Dunes Country
5 years ago
p.s. I just read your post about getting your firewood into the greenhouse to dry it out. Around here (76" of rain annually, give or take an inch), we get a lot of wet firewood because we sort of live "where they make the storms" (on the Southern Oregon coast). If you try to tarp firewood, the wind rips the tarps off, or at least manages to get them billowing and the wood gets wet. Or it sweats under the tarp.

My neighbor informs me that this is a "redneck solution" to the problem but it works for both of us. We placed bricks on top of the woodstove, and while one load of wood is burning, another on top is getting dried out.

This does occasionally make for a bit of excitement when some bark falls off and starts to burn on top of the woodstove (giggle). It isn't a technique that you'd want to have to do all the time, but does tend to save one's bacon when needed.
5 years ago