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Green Apples, Green Gardens, Green Homes, Green Is the Word !
6 years ago
John Denver and Muppets singing the Garden Song
6 years ago
A few photos from my ranch
6 years ago
A few photos from my ranch ??????

Yeah! Where are my own personal ranch pictures?

It changed because of new computer and not having info from old to new? Hummmmm Shucks!
Wow! Lots of Pictures gone!
6 years ago

Lots of clean up to do here


Hi! I am still around did not go any where! Just pushing Buffalohairs  World News Videos!

Talking about power hungry World Powers who are busy destroying Mother Earth.

The New IDOL NO MORE getting a Voice of their own!


 


Hand-Build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000
9 years ago
Hand-Build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000

http://buffalohair-jage.com/WP-LRD/?page_id=7397

I could not bring the pictures of this home to you. So I will take you to the pictures
9 years ago

Update:

Freedom Seeds Freedom Seeds is now closed. We would like to sincerely thank the few gardeners who actually supported
us and ordered from Freedom Seeds. Sad to say, it was not enough to
keep us in business. However, we will now be reselling seeds from other seed companies and they are now available for purchase at our
… Urban Homestead Supply Store… @tp://www.peddlerswagon.com/c-95-seeds.aspx?PageSize=9999
9 years ago

(Maybe there should be a new LEED rating just for building so inexpensively: Sustainable Financing. This is one mortgage bill that’s not going to be haunting their mum and dad for years.) Inside there’s a wood-burner for heating – waste wood in the old-growth forest is locally plentiful.To get the most of the heat, the flue goes through a big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly releases the warmth.


There are just a couple of solar panels – just enough for for lighting, music and computing. It’s a simple life. A skylight in the roof lets in enough natural feeling light, and water is fed by gravity downhill from a nearby spring. There’s a compost toilet. Roof water collects in a pond for gardening

Says Simon: “Our house is unusual but the aesthetic appeals to lots of people and perhaps touches something innate in us that evolved in forests.”

Want to try making one too? Simon will show you how.

Images: www.SimonDale.net

9 years ago
Hand-Build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000

December 1, 2008 in Energy, Energy Efficiency

Cash, that most basic element of our economy, can be in abysmally short supply for new young families scraping by on marginal jobs.

Sustainable housebuilding may not be foremost in their minds.

But one young couple in Wales managing on an annual income of just $10,000 went ahead and built their own cheap home anyway, sustainably, mostly out of materials from “a rubbish pile somewhere.”

They had wanted to spend as much time as possible at home while their two children were young. Their nearby woodlands ecological management work would have been impractical if they were paying a mortgage.

So they enlisted some help from family, and sometimes just from people passing by, and from any of their friends who stopped by to visit:


The result was their very low impact homemade house. A hand built unique setting for a charmed life for their two young toddlers. I’ll bet they’ll remember this first home for the rest of their lives.


Four months of hard work and they were all 4 moved in and cozy.

Total expenditure? $5,000. Tools? A chisel, a chainsaw and a hammer. Building expertise? Simon Dale says:

“My experience is only having a go at one similar house 2yrs before and a bit of mucking around in-between. This kind of building is accessible to anyone. My main relevant skills were being able bodied, having self belief and perseverance and a mate or two to give a lift now and again.”


Sustainable design and construction:

  1. Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
  2. Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
  3. Frame constructed of fallen trees from surrounding woodland
  4. Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally very easy to do
  5. Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
  6. Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
  7. Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture compared to cement
  8. Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
  9. Other items were reclaimed from “a rubbish pile somewhere”: windows, wiring, plumbing

(Maybe there should be a new LEED rating just for building so inexpensively: Sustainable Financing. This is one mortgage bill that’s not going to be haunting their mum and dad for years.) Inside there’s a wood-burner for heating – waste wood in the old-growth forest is locally plentiful.To get the most of the heat, the flue goes through a big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly releases the warmth.

9 years ago

Gathering or gardening link! Wild Foods, Flowers, Wild fruits and Recipes

fresh from the pine cone

Roasted Pinon Pine Nuts

HOME ROASTING INSTRUCTIONS
Roasting time depends on how much moisture is in the nut. Pine nut roasting is an ART, not a science. Hard shell nuts are roasted at higher temperatures (350- 375) 10 -15 minutes. Your soft shell nuts should be roasted at 325 350 on a cookie sheet.. It will take 45- 65 minutes depending on the nut size and mositure content. We soak nuts in salt water, then roast, so my roasts take a bit longer. Stir every 10 minutes after 10 minutes. Start testing at about 30 minutes into your roast. Follow pictured guide for doneness. Again, roasting is an art, not a science!!

9 years ago
Best Answer – Chosen by Voters
As you may already found out, there is a species of olive tree that is indeed wild, its the original species from where all modern varieties were developed. In portuguese its called zambujeiro. It has small olives that, like the normal ones, can be picked and prepared for eating, it’s perfectly safe, although not something usual.

One other thing,DON’T let the olives in brine for a year (!), these people don’t know what they are talking about, I’m from Portugal, one of the major producers of olives and olive oil in the world, and when preparing olives, usually changing the water with salt every week, after a month of doing that they are already good to eat. There is also another way of preparing them, just with rough salt and pressed between two wooden boards, this is faster and they taste very different fro the brine ones.

  • 2 months ago

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Olives: Safe Methods for Home Pickling

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat from U. of California
If you like fairly bitter olives you can eat these olives (or use them for cooking …. peaches, and in preparing some foods, such as Scandinavian lutefisk,
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Edible Wild Plants in California | Trails.com

Edible Wild Plants in California. Hiking and camping in California can be … Because of the drier and warmer climate in Southern California, … When Can Edible Wild Plants Can Be Harvested? Wild Edible Plants in the Catskill Mountains
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Wild Edible Plants in California | eHow.com

Apr 2, 2010 … You can also find it in California’s southern and central oak woodland. … Edible Wild Plants in Ireland · How to Prune a Wild Olive Tree
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Wild Food Plants                      Link  also At Top of main page

He started by brushing the pork chops with olive oil, sea salt, and my hot pepper mix. … The elder (Sambucus mexicana) here in southern California is very
www.wildmanwildfood.com/pages/wildfoodrecipes7.htm – CachedSimilar
9 years ago

Green olives and black olives are typically washed thoroughly in water to remove oleuropein, a bitter carbohydrate. Sometimes they are also soaked in a solution of food grade sodium hydroxide in order to accelerate the process.

Green olives are allowed to ferment before being packed in a brine solution. American black (“California” olives are not fermented, which is why they taste milder than green olives.

Freshly picked olive fruit is not palatable because it contains phenolic compounds and oleuropein, a glycoside which makes the fruit too bitter although not unhealthy. (One exception is the Thassos Olive, which can be eaten fresh.) There are many ways of processing olives for eating. Traditional methods use the natural microflora on the fruit and procedures which select for those flora that ferment the fruit. This fermentation leads to three important outcomes: the leaching out and breakdown of oleuropein and phenolic compounds; the creation of lactic acid, which is a natural preservative; and a complex of flavoursome fermentation products. The result is a product which will store with or without refrigeration.

One basic fermentation method involves a 10% solution of salt and vinegar in water. The ratio is 10 kg olives to 7 liters of water, 800 g salt and 300 ml of vinegar. Fresh are often sold at markets. Olives can be used green, ripe green (a yellower shade of green, or green with hints of colour), through to full purple black ripeness. Olives should be selected for general good condition and for firmness if green. The olives are soaked in water to wash, then drained. 7 litres (7 kg) of room temperature water is added to a container, plus 800 g of sea salt and one cup (300 g) of white wine or cider vinegar. Each olive is slit deeply with a small knife; large fruit (e.g., 60 fruit per kg) should be slit in multiple places. After some weeks, the salinity drops from 10% to around 5 to 6% once the water in the olives moves into solution and the salt moves into the olives. The olives are weighed down with an inert object such as a plate so they are fully immersed and lightly sealed in their container. The gases of fermentation should be able to escape. It is possible to use a plastic bag partially filled with water, and lay this over the top as a venting lid which also provides a good seal. The exclusion of oxygen is helpful, but not as critical as when fermenting grapes to produce wine. The olives are edible within 2 weeks to a month, but can be left to cure for up to three months. They can be tasted at any time because the bitter compounds are not poisonous, and oleuropein is a useful antioxidant in the human diet.

Curing can be done by several methods: lye-curing, salt-curing, brine-curing and fresh water-curing. Lye-curing, an unnatural method, results in the worst taste as it leeches much of the fruits’ flavor. Salt-curing (also known as dry-curing) involves packing the olives in plain salt for at least a month, which produces a salty and wrinkled olive. Brine-curing involves placing the olives in a salt water solution for a few days or more. Fresh-water curing involves soaking the olives in a succession of baths, of which the water is changed daily. Green olives are usually firmer than black olives.

Olives can also be flavoured by soaking them in various marinades, or removing the pit and stuffing them. Popular flavourings are herbs, spices, olive oil, feta, capsicum (pimento), chili, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, wine, vinegar, juniper berries and anchovies. Sometimes, the olives are lightly cracked with a hammer or a stone to trigger fermentation. This method of curing adds a slightly bitter taste.

Best Answer – Chosen by Voters
As you may already found out, there is a species of olive tree that is indeed wild, its the original species from where all modern varieties were developed. In portuguese its called zambujeiro. It has small olives that, like the normal ones, can be picked and prepared for eating, it’s perfectly safe, although not something usual.

One other thing,DON’T let the olives in brine for a year (!), these people don’t know what they are talking about, I’m from Portugal, one of the major producers of olives and olive oil in the world, and when preparing olives, usually changing the water with salt every week, after a month of doing that they are already good

9 years ago
Ann’s Journal Collection » Gathering Wild Foodsine Tree Seeds


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6jRhlhuW7A


Eat The Weeds: Episode 92: The Pine Tree, Pinus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA39XQ8UAr4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/user/EatTheWeeds

Some Moved to Redwood Forest at Word Press

http://annlrd.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/gathering-wild-fruits/

http://annlrd.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/rennet-making-recipe-for-cheese-making-rennet-from-thistles/

http://annlrd.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/edible-landscaping-%E2%80%93-with-charlie-nardozzi/

Nov 11, 2008 … Harvesting Southern California’s Plants … Many wild plant foods required lengthy preparation before being consumed.
http://www.buffalohair-jage.com/WP-LRD/

Good weed management is critical when olives are young; competition from other plants while the trees are growing and filling out will slow their growth rate tremendously. After the first five to 10 years, the trees can tolerate a green cover crop as long as they are not being dry-farmed.

Harvest
The olive harvest usually starts in mid- to late-October and can continue into the new year. A large amount of harvest is still done by hand and relies on nets placed on the ground to catch fruit that has been pulled, raked, shaken or beaten off the trees. To assist hand harvest, devices such as pneumatic rakes and mini-shakers may be used.

Good fruit, harvested at the right time and processed promptly, makes good oil. The moment an olive leaves the tree, it begins to deteriorate. Fruit should be processed within 24 hours, sooner if possible. Olives that are left in bins or piles for too long begin to compost, heating up inside the pile and deteriorating quickly. This causes a very distinctive defect in the oil called fustiness.

During the past few years, the number of olive-oil mills has increased dramatically; if you’re in the olive-growing regions of California, there’s a good chance a mill not too far from you. A possible option for the isolated producer is one of the smaller mills on the market.

Olives to Olive Oil
Making olive oil is a simple process. The olives are washed and then ground to a paste, usually with a hammermill, but some mills still use stones. The paste is then stirred slowly in a warmed tank, a process called malaxation. This helps the droplets of oil combine to form bigger drops. The next step is to separate the oil from the solids and fruitwater. The traditional method used a stack of grass mats smeared with paste; the mats were squeezed to separate the liquid from the solids. The modern method uses a centrifugal decanter that spins the paste to separate solids, water and oil. A second centrifuge (a modified cream separator) removes the last of the wastewater and impurities from the oil.

The oil is allowed to settle before bottling and will often be bottled as it is released for sale because the quality of the oil is better preserved when it is stored in bulk. Oil isn’t necessairly filtered before it is bottled. Olive oil is a perishable product; its enemies are heat, light, air and time. Store it in a cool place (refrigeration is not necessary) protected from light (dark glass is best for olive-oil bottles). The longevity of any olive oil will depend in large part on its polyphenol content. Polyphenols have antioxidant properties that make olive oil more stable. An earlier harvest oil will have a higher level of these compounds, so it will tend to keep longer. A late-harvest oil will be lower in polyphenols and subject to rancidity much sooner. You can figure that an unopened, well-stored, greener-style oil will keep for about two years; a late-harvest oil will last half that long. To get the most out of high-quality, extra-virgin olive oil, treat it as a condiment rather than subjecting it to high heat.


Traditional fermentation and curing
Green and black olives

Olives are a naturally bitter fruit that is typically subjected to fermentation or cured with lyebrine to make it more palatable.

Green olives and black olives are typically washed thoroughly in water to remove oleuropein, a bitter carbohydrate. Sometimes they are also soaked in a solution of food grade

9 years ago
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The Freedom Seeds website .

So with the seed buying rush in full swing and everyone itching to place their seeds orders we have put together a FREEDOM SEEDS  LIST order form that you can request via email at dervaes@pathtofreedom.com and start placing your seed order TODAY! One of our volunteers will email you the  Freedom Seeds List

Support seeds grown by the people for the people and our mission to promote seed sovereignty.

Take Back the Seeds,
Take Back Our Food


All profits will go towards our homegrown, grassroots non profit educational outreach & development.

We look forward to this venture and we hope you do too.


http://www.youtube.com/user/dervaes

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Starting Your Garden

Here’s advice on starting your garden from preparing your soil to planting your seeds to growing your plants. More

Gardening Jobs for February

Start parsley indoors now. You may think you have successfully wintered over the plant, but it is a biennial and will soon go to seed. More

Best Planting Dates for Seeds

Here’s when to plant your seeds indoors, in the ground, and by the Moon. No hand calculations! Just type in any location.

http://www.almanac.com/

http://www.almanac.com/gardening

Kitchen Garden

Browse through these articles to learn how to grow and maintain a kitchen garden as well as specific instructions for some of your favorite fruits and vegetables.

http://www.pallensmith.com/garden/kitchen-garden

Grow It!

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/#ixzz1DIwvGz8c

http://www.motherearthnews.com/
Speaking With One Voice to Stop Monsanto and Biotech
9 years ago
Here is something you can do right now to fight back. It will take you 10 seconds to send this letter and let your voice be heard.
ota.capwiz.com
Obama Administration Fails to Protect Consumer and Farmer Choice


Finally a voice of reason. We need to unite and speak out about big business playing God, poisoning our bodies, and polluting our environment. Organic should not be an expensive luxury. It should be the norm for clean food and water to be affordable and accessible to all. We can make this happen if we fight back, join together, and demand change from Washington and corporate America.
www.huffingtonpost.com
Baseless attacks within the organic community do not serve the organic cause. Instead of fighting with each other, we need to fight Monsanto and the forces that are ignoring Americans who support organic and want the right to choose.

9 years ago
Buffalo Hair Attack of the Killer Tomatoes


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

With all the hoopla about salmonella in our food these days. I just thought I'd bring up a point we might digest. Ever hear the term, secondary effluence? In short its Ka Ka water that is partially purified. That means it is still gray or sewage water. This water has been used for irrigating as well as lawn water in both farming communities and municipalities for quite some time now. Fact is, it's being widely used on a world wide scale these days. After all, it's cheaper than clean water and a boon to the corporate bottom line.. So I would think twice before running through the sprinklers at the park on a hot summers day.

With the sudden rise of butt born pathogens attacking our food supply you'd think one of these bone head politicians would address this universal source of disease, secondary effluence. But since the use of this butt water is more cost efficient than purified water I doubt anything will be said about its use in our food chain. At best the FDA will draft guidelines as to how much human fecal matter is allowable in our food and drink.

Morphed veggies have gone on the market with little fanfare or concern. Imagine eating veggies that produce their own insecticides . Well there are various veggies that do just that these days. Just so you know, if you did not already forget, bees are still disappearing by the day world wide. And as we all know, bees are vital in food production. Albert Einstein once said;

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the globe then man would have only 4 years of life left to live”

As we all know this dude Einstein was one smart cookie. Wish he was around to give us more insights on our genetically altered fruits and veggies though. As it is, there is a connection with the disappearance of bees and morphed plant life. Gads, corn that produces its own insecticide is a red flag for me in any event. Bacillus thuringiensis, a natural bug zapper, is now being produced in genetically engineered corn and other crops. Again, you'd think one of these mucky mucks in government would make this connection. Gads, no wonder bees are becoming extinct, these new “modified” plants are killing them. We will not be far behind I'll wager.

I can see it now, in some isolated farm in Yuma Arizona you'll find Tommy Tomato. With his new found consciousness do to DNA transferred from Ka Ka water he has become a political force. Ole Tommy might as well run for public office fore he is just as full of crap as his human counter parts. Since he will have the ability to produce his own poison he will be more like a superhero. Chances are he will pass legislation against Vegans and wage war on this group of herbivorous. Tommy Tomato will join the ranks of Adolf Hitler, Than Shwe and King George W. Bush as he kills his way into the hearts of plant eaters and truly becomes a “Killer Tomato”

Hmm, maybe I should check my Lithium levels.

Your Devil's Advocate
Buffalohair
_________________
Creativity is the byproduct of a fertile mind
9 years ago
Oct 25, 2010
My son brought half a bag of potatoes to me that his GF wanted to share.  I could see he had forgotten some thing from our farm/ranch. Sunburned potatoes are poisoned.  They are of the night shade family and if sunburned from not being mound good enough with dirt as they are growing it is bad news! So  I asked him if they knew this fact,  he thought it was a wives tale. ssssssssssssso he quickly researched it.

Sun burned potatoes safe? I was taught from old time farmers , No!
9 years ago

What Has Happened to Our Fruit and Vegetable Seeds?

Part 1 – Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture)
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-gRlXuv9qI
Part 2 – Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture) httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTAlnNwCKk
Part 3 – Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture)
Part 4: Q & A session after UCLA lecture
Part 5: Q & A session after UCLA lecture httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKmRiDZtUGY January 22, 2009

By Anais | email author

Moving right along here.  We just wrap up companion website to the film Homegrown Revolution – well, almost.  A few things need written and linked. But you can now order a copy of HGR!

Now onward to our other venture!

The Freedom Seeds website is not ready yet.  You know how it is with websites they take longer to develop than conceive.  Especially merchant websites. there’s just so much other coding involved.

So given the fact we are behind and with the seed buying rush in full swing and everyone itching to place their seeds orders we have put together a FREEDOM SEEDS 2009 LIST order form that you can request via email at dervaes@pathtofreedom.com and start placing your seed order TODAY! Or leave your name and email in the comment box below and one of our volunteers will email you the 2009 Freedom Seeds List

Support seeds grown by the people for the people and our mission to promote seed sovereignty.

Take Back the Seeds,
Take Back Our Food

Freedom Seeds is the revolutionary new seed sovereignty movement spearheaded by the non profit Dervaes Institute. Through an extensive program of education, activism, and up-to-the-minute news and fact gathering, Freedom Seeds offers a source for information on the state of our seeds, without the filter of corporate interests or mainstream media. It points to the special interests funded by Monsanto, while explaining the full implications of monopolies on food availability, livestock raising, small agricultural businesses, and one-family gardens. And it delivers ways to fight back, regaining control over the crops we grow and the food we eat.

“We have more brands of shoes than we have of carrots or broccoli.”
—Jules Dervaes

In a new model of activism and free-market enterprise, Freedom Seeds.org offers a reliable resource—not only of information on the state of our seeds, but also of the seeds themselves—safe, dependable, organic seeds untampered by industrial modification.

In its first season, Freedom Seeds gives one-trowel revolutionaries the most potent weapon at their disposal—more than 75 varieties of vegetable seeds to grow in their gardens. Working with small providers, Freedom Seeds is the conduit for the safe, diverse, and economical seeds every gardener can trust, and gives everyone a chance to be a steward of diverse strains now under threat of eradication by the seed monopolies.

All profits will go towards our homegrown, grassroots non profit educational outreach & development.

We look forward to this venture and we hope you do too.

What is Happening to our Healthy Food Supply?

But, What has happened to our healthy food supply? … Drying Process of organically grown fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouts has been developed .
www.helpstop-globalwarming.com/healthy-food.html- 11k

Benefits of a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables – Nutrition

The different colors in fruits and vegetables help our immune system react …. Your stomach will not dissolve whole flax seeds and many of them will come
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9 years ago
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10 years ago
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10 years ago
Ah they took Ghirardelli Chocolate, off safe list!
10 years ago
Yes, I will be label hunting at some of the other stores and health Food store in Springfield. Just because it says organic you have to still read the label to see what it has in it or if they make a statement about GMO .
10 years ago

http://vodpod.com/watch/3170013-mexican-gm-foods-advisory?pod=buffalohair


I just spent 2 hours checking out foods labels at Wal Mart. I found GMO free foods! Horizon Organic Milk, Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla Yogurt, Kettle Brand Chips, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Natures Pride and Natures Own breads, Cascadian Farm Organic, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Bekemeier’s fruit butter peach, Smucker’s Natural Chunky peanut butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Organic Egg Lands Best Eggs.


Hummmm will change my diet some with some of these items Organic whole foods are more filling so you do not eat as much.


Non-GMO Shopping Guide

http://www.responsibletechnology.org

11 years ago
9 Reuses for Human HairIt's more than just plumage.


By Josh Peterson
Los Angeles, CA, USA | Mon Mar 23 14:30:00 EDT 2009

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion-beauty/reuse-human-hair.html

human hair photo


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Hair | Reuse | Waste Disposal

Did you know that 200,000 pounds of hair goes into the landfill each day? That's a lot of hair wasting our space. Hair is a naturally growing, rapidly replenishable resource. It could do us some good to find something useful to do with the stuff, besides throw it in the trash. Here are 8 suggestions.

  1. Give your Hair to the Birds
    Birds will use your hair to make nests. Get in touch with nature in a very special way. Let a bird make a home out of what used to be you.

  2. Donate Your Hair to Charity
    If you have ten inches of hair, you can donate your hair to Locks of Love. The hair is used to make wigs for sick kids.

  3. Deer Repellent
    Deer are repelled by human hair. If you see a deer, shake your hair at it. That might scare it away. However, putting unwashed human hair in bags and hanging those bags on trees is probably a more rational way to repel deer.

  4. Use it as Compost
    Hair is compostable. It makes great fertilizer.

  5. Keep the Snails Away
    Human hair also repels snails. Sprinkle unwashed hair around your garden. It supposedly keeps rodents away as well. Animals hate our hair.

  6. Make Wigs
    There are plenty of wigmakers out there looking for hair donations.

  7. Stuffing
    Are your pillows getting old and lumpy? You can refill those pillows with human hair. You can also stuff upholstery with hair.

  8. Clean Up Oil Waste
    An Alabama fellow patented a pillow made from human hair. The device cleans up oil waste. Pretty neat. Another company makes hair mats.

  9. Clothes and Jewelry
    I'd wear a hat made of my own hair, but I'm not wearing a hair shirt. Others have made clothes and accessories out of homo sapien hair. You can too. But you don't have to.

More on Hair:
Repair That Chlorine-Damaged Hair Naturally With Stuff You Already Have
Perfect Your Beauty Routine with Natural Makeup Brushes
Put Your Old Hairbrushes to Work
Use Henna as All-Natural Hair Dye or Deep Conditioner
Make Clothes out of Your Pet's Hair

11 years ago
Your Flower Garden
It may be a little early to go out and plant spring flowers, but click on this link and you can enjoy a garden of flowers on your computer screen.flowerGardenJust click on the picture above, and when you see the black window, just click your mouse to create a flower, or you can hold the button on your mouse and drag it. This will create your Flower Garden. Enjoy!
11 years ago
LOL Cute one, Sandra!
11 years ago
Why thank you Tillie, You are very welcome!


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Anonymous
11 years ago

Thanx for the fun Funny Farm & all of the great photos.

Also appreciate Farmers almanac.(gotta love you Judith-such a great host to us all)

11 years ago

The Old Farmer's Almanac


     http://www.almanac.com/

                                   
August 25
28 Days until Autumn
The Sun
Fill your tractor's gas tank for $.70 a gallon
11 years ago
Path to Freedom

CBS:

BIODIESEL RUNNING

When the tank on his truck runs low, Jules Dervaes looks for a fillup. But unlike most of us, Jules doesn't stop at the corner gas station. In fact, he passes by all those high-price petrols. Instead, the former math teacher heads home to his garage where he fills 'er up with his homebrewed biodiesel.

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Growing your own food:)
11 years ago






Path to Freedom
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http://www.youtube.com/user/dervaes?ob=1

 
Tiny Urban Farm in the City Lives Green (ABC 7 News )
ABC 7 NEWS REPORT, September 28, 2006 The Dervaes family runs Path to Freedom, an urban homesteading project, in Pasadena. Since the '80s the family has transformed their city lot into an organic permaculture garden. The yard features more than 350 varieties of plants which are either edible or used for other purposes. The garden supplies the family with their food year round. The family sells some of their greens to local restaurants. Doing this gives them money to purchase solar panels and energy efficient appliances. The solar panels provide their home with power and they use a solar oven to cook food on sunny days. (Note: news segment mistakenly mentions the goats were producing milk. They ARE dairy goats and can produce milk, but like all mammals, they only lactate when pregnant.


It's working again!
11 years ago
We have our Tab in upper right corner with My Care2 in orange for all our stuff

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But what has the Bulls going crazy is found in the lower right hand corner!!!!!! They go to check on the butterflies and a cute little green frog comes hopping out !
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HTML at the Bucket:)
11 years ago
Bird and rainbow
Tillie here are videos on Gardening also
11 years ago

http://www.pallensmith.com/index.php?id=8 He planted banana skins around his plants .... and New Rose Bushes ....... LOL

Debo Welcome Back!
11 years ago

Boy am I so glad I started this when I did! Will they give us pictures back in old Groups? Ohhhhhhh think of the Gif Sites Groups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They must be having kittens? Or some kind of fit? Ann with Flowers

http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/113/908855654/_personal_Gifts_to_me_from_my_friend_Margaret_H_____Thanks__amp__Hugs_/ANN_SW_1.jpg.html

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11 years ago

Wow, I love the FunE Farm. Lots and lots of cows and bulls! Wishing everyone a wonderful week. Have returned from TX (again) and basically am having a trying time on the new care2 thing. Wishing everyone safety in Fay's path. We are enjoying fair, normal weather here (a little hot), but ok. Could not find my groups, my photos, my page, nothing! But ya'll know how easy going I can be. Doc said I was taking too many pills...LOL. Hope to chat a little more manana. Debo/BB

Hello!
11 years ago

Backyard Gardening | Organic Gardening | Container Gardening ... Ask Mike about organic solutions in your garden. Question of the Week How do I identify and get rid of the termites I've found surrounding my home? ... http://www.yourbackyardgarden.com/ - 31k



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11 years ago
Hey Sandra, we should all tell our funny stories in our trying to learn how to do pictures, gifs and videos! Was a lot of laughs and bunches of errors let me tell you!!!!!!!!!

This would be a good safe place to practice  the art!! Then look out world here comes Sandra! lol

This might help??????  Have fun !!!!!! You could hit preview and see if it pasted on the page?

Help in Collecting and Posting Pictures/ Gifs... Videos
Hey she is shamelessly stealing some monkeys!!!!!!!!
11 years ago

StarsButterflies
August 08, 2008 8:13 AM

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Thats the wrong date on the picture..... Richard forgot to reset the date.....Pic was only taken a few days ago.....
11 years ago

I've just got to learn to post graphics and photos!!!! Ya'll shame me with all the interesting items you post. Surely I'll figure it all out soon.

Welcome to our Funny Farm;-)
11 years ago
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