Take 5 for Friday 3-15-19 – A blog about permaculture, projects, people, podcasts, products, places and more.

Friday Morning on @theboomstead. It’s fun watching the sun come up and activate the solar panels. The Bomb Cyclone Was intense, but our property did just fine!! Only a couple snow drifts, the chickens were happy to see us and still no bee report for now!

(1) The boomstead News: 

In preparation of the blizzard on Wednesday Guy drove back out to the property on Tuesday afternoon, boarded up the chicken coop windows and locked the chooks in the coop with water and food for the Bomb cyclone. 18 plus hours of sustain 40 mph winds with gust up to 60+ WTF? Hopefully the bees made it through this insane shit as well, but only time will tell. You are not suppose to open up a bee hive when temperature is less than 55 degrees.  More on Bee Keeping:  Some of our very best friends mentioned they wanted to add a hive into their backyard, where they already have peach trees and a mini kitchen garden and of course I stepped up to help. We order our bees from dakotabess.com they are shipped in from Cali and this location offers $35 bee keeping classes for us novices.  We are very excited to bring pollinators to Denver! The Bees are arriving 4/27 and 5/4. Check-out our amazon bee keeping 101 shopping list we have put together for affordable hive tools to help get you started. 

We are driving out there this Friday am to get the chooks some fresh water and see how the chickens faired. They are tough ol birds, and maybe some one might call us cruel but I was not going to risk my life for 10 chickens during the bomb cyclone. Highway 86 was closed yesterday and Elbert county was not scheduled to be plowed thursday so Friday am seems to be the best bet for us to see what went down. Pictures to come. 

(2)Permaculture Book Must Have from Chelsea Green Publishing: 

Growing Food in Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from a Desert Farmer on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty by Gary Paul Nabhan. 

This book is not for the faint of heart. It will let you know what is truly happening in our world, and the state of our water and food supply. This book has no political agenda and Author Gary Nabhan is only trying to prepare us for the inevitable so that we can adapt and modify our behavior to natures wants and need as soon as possible on a daily basis whether you are a desert dweller or not in order to survive. 

(3)Product – Force of Nature – The All Purpose cleaner that has changed my “Cleaning House” Regime forever and it will do the same for you. 

3 ingredients: Salt, Water, Vinegar all charged up!.  

Your House Cleaner On Demand!  Imagine never needing to go buy another bottle of cleaner again? I am dead serious, whenever I need an all-purpose cleaner, if I don’t already have a bottle of Force of Nature sitting around, I squirt the (salt and vinegar) capsule into tap water charging bottle and bam 5 minutes later I have a 16 oz bottle of the most effective non-toxic all-purpose cleaner for less than what you spend now.  Now I don’t need any other house cleaners besides some detergent for laundry, dish soap and hand soap. 

It works on everything and you won’t regret your decision to switch to force of nature. Use our discount code and save 30% off their Year Supply Bundles (Starter Kit + 50 extra Capsules) AND free shipping. Use code “BUNDLE30”

Side note: Guy and I waited almost a year to order Force of Nature back in 2017, I don’t know why we waited. The signs are there, Go read your label on your cleaner right now and if their is 3 or more which I bet there is something is up. Use the Force of Nature as soon as possible and you will appreciate you did. 

(4)Podcasts- Entrepreneurs On Fire with John Lee Dumas: The Secret of Having Everyone in life with Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm #1978   

Listen to this podcast but sign up for the the live free webinar  The Secret Framework for Growing Your Business While Working Less – happening on 3/17 or 3/19 (if you miss these dates, no worries there is still an offering for you to learn now, click here.)

(5)THE BOMB CYCLE THAT HIT 3/13/2019 WAS THE STRONGEST STORMS IN COLORADO TO DATE !!!  

PERMACULTURE WEATHER NOTE: WEATHER PATTERNS COME FROM THE RAINFOREST – STOP DEFORESTATION IMMEDIATELY & PLANT MORE TREES!  Donate to the national forestry and do your part to keep living trees in the ground!!  DID YOU KNOW? WE DONATE $1 TO NATIONAL FORESTRY TO PLANT A TREE FOR EVERY CHILDREN’S BOOK SOLD!! 

HAVE A BOOMING WEEKEND !! 

BE ACTIVE, BE MINDFUL, DO PERMACULTURE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. 

@traconanda

@theboomstead

@guymitchelljr

P.S. We found the city house of our dreams that will bring us positive impact abundance and growth , we close 3/29, it comes with a new roof through insurance claim and this will be our Denver Urban Boomstead Location and New home for our Micro Farm!!