Busy busy

Well I have since put these little guys into the biddie pen. They grew so fast in just over a week I had to put them in the larger coop and they are loving it.. I took the removable nest boxes out so that they would not be using them to do their business in and will keep them here for a few more days and hopefully be able to let them into the run. I still have some revamping to do.. Just finished putting the top on the cabinet run cause Boo Boo was showing them how to get up top and fly out and had to keep chasing biddies down and putting them back..

Here is a better shot as well as a criss cross roost and 3 areas for nest boxes I used some plastic storage containers that had air holes in them easy to take out and clean.

Here is a better shot as well as a criss cross roost and 3 areas for nest boxes I used some plastic storage containers that had air holes in them easy to take out and clean.

This is their new abode I used a crib side for the little roost just cut out every other dowl.

This is their new abode I used a crib side for the little roost just cut out every other dowl.

Hatter or Hattie not sure yet but we do know it is a buff laced polish our surprise chick when we got the bunch

Hatter or Hattie not sure yet but we do know it is a buff laced polish our surprise chick when we got the bunch

Buff Orpington having a drink

Buff Orpington having a drink

This is the biddie pen when it was finished up top the game birds are underneath of it .. the 5 biddies/pullets are in the right hand side now and Lucy and Charlie Brown on the left with the run.

This is the biddie pen when it was finished up top the game birds are underneath of it .. the 5 biddies/pullets are in the right hand side now and Lucy and Charlie Brown on the left with the run.

the sliding door dividing the sleep area from the play area and I even put a swing in.

the sliding door dividing the sleep area from the play area and I even put a swing in.

They have grown even more since I took this picture.

They have grown even more since I took this picture.

Boo Boo went broody and hatched out 5 game bird biddies I had to put fertile eggs underneath of her so the neighbor gave me some.

Boo Boo went broody and hatched out 5 game bird biddies I had to put fertile eggs underneath of her so the neighbor gave me some.

This is her broody pen that I built and it served them well for the first couple weeks and I moved them to the outside cabinet coop.

This is her broody pen that I built and it served them well for the first couple weeks and I moved them to the outside cabinet coop.

I use what ever I have handy and sometimes use my creativity to make things out of nothing.. I also built a nest box for the cabinet coop cause I also put Betsy back in there.. We have been having a lot of trouble with predators so I have been keeping them inside the runs for safety.. I lost the 2 hens I had been nursing because of that just recently and one of the main Queen hens about a month or so ago. The one thing I have learned is some other techniques of keeping them away. I do not have a infrared cam so I keep the radio on at night.. the other thing I am doing for the hot weather is keeping a fan on in the shed where the Buffs are to keep the air flowing.. I also still have the goats in there at night but their corral is done except the door and still have to put some kind of s shelter up for them before I can take them out of the shed.

Natural chicken coop fly spray

Now that I have a bunch of animals I am always looking for ideas to keep the flies down and ran across this recipe ..
I don’t like to use things that will harm the animals so I figured I would give this a whirl but first have to plant some more basil and mint.. 😀

As well I have started a Pinterest Board for my chickens and my goats

Follow Barbie’s board Chickens on Pinterest.

Follow Barbie’s board Back Yard farming and goat husbandry on Pinterest.


Chick chick chick

It has been quite some time since I updated… so this is what I been up to lately… I’ve been building pens and raising up chicks.. as well as a young pair of goats and they all have been keeping me very busy as I venture to different chicken sites to get some information on some things like what to do with an ornery rooster lol. I think he has some game in him cause he just does not like me at all yet when my husband is with me he stays to himself.

We lost one hen from the original flock that I started with and have been nursing a few cause these new puppies that we got decided that they were play toys. So now that I know that it was them and not just an attack from another animal I have had to resort to putting them on a line, which I never wanted to do. So here are my new Brood and they are a little over a week old now…

The day I got them

The day I got them


In the brooder

In the brooder

All huddled together

All huddled together

looks like a hat on the head

looks like a hat on the head

looks like a hat

looks like a hat

Looking at me

Looking at me

So far I have only lost 1 chick, but ordered 22 females, 3 males and they gave me a extra straight run(which could be male or female) and threw in an exotic and I have no idea which one it is so this little wonder is a surprise and I will have to figure out what breed it he/she is when it is a little older and has full plumage.. 

A couple weeks or so before they came my Game Hen hatched out 9 biddies and here are the pictures of them…

Very good mama

Very good mama

Chick pecking on mama's beak

Chick pecking on mama’s beak

She finally let me see them

She finally let me see them

2 days old

Here is the Daddy!

Here is the Daddy!

So now I have also had built the run for the older ones and started  building the Biddie pen on top of the game bird pen cause the posts were already there to get it going. 

a small over view of the outside before the top was put on it

a small over view of the outside before the top was put on it

Showing the slats I put on top which will be covered with wire on the run part

Showing the slats I put on top which will be covered with wire on the run part

All this wood was given to me free so I used it.

All this wood was given to me free so I used it.

Okay that is what I had when the trees started leafing out then we ended up with cool temps and a lot of rain so it sat and just recently was able to get back to it.. We had to make a divider for the area that will be their roost and feeding area as well as cover for rainy weather… So pictures to follow in my next post… and update on them.


We have all heard the horror stories about fluoride and this information was passed onto me by a reader on my Sword of Truth site.. I would be getting your water tested just in case this holds any truth to it… I do not want to be gullible and believe every word written below as this could be some false information coming out but it is worth checking into .. let me know what you find while I try to do the same but have many projects on the go so it may be a while before I can get to this.

Hello, I have some very important information for you, if you would, please share it with as many people as you can as soon as possible.

No Well Waters are safe or suitable for animal consumption and plant growth, because one small glass of Well Water, on average, contains the Fluoride equivalent of one pea sized dab of Fluoridated Toothpaste, Fluorides are harmful in any amount, and there is almost always more than 0.7 parts per million of Fluoride in all Well Waters.

We have effectively increased our exposure to Fluorides on average by 50,000% when we choose to expose our selves to this water source, that is in comparison to the majority of our evolutionary history of drinking surface waters that contain which contain roughly 500x less fluoride, although, some wells may even be contaminated with levels as high as 12+ ppm.

I believe that most people do not understand the science of why fluoride’s are so dangerous, so I’d like to explain why, but first I’d like to point out the fact that we are the only life on this planet to dig deep holes in the ground to obtain water to drink, at least deep enough to contaminate our water with high levels of fluoride in this way.

The safest alternative is distilled water, or rain water (I suggest a collection time during long periods of rain to avoid polluted air contamination), filters like reverse osmosis do not do enough and they hardly filter the majority of fluorides at all because most naturally occurring fluorides are relatively small compounds, but they may help filter many larger fluoride compounds like those which may be additionally added to water supplies by many city water suppliers. Regardless of which fluorides are getting through, distilled water, or rain, will remove them all, except those leached into water droplets through out atmosphere, rain will be especially vulnerable to this and there are about 50 parts per billion of hydrogen fluoride / other fluoride gasses in our atmosphere, but rain collected should contain less than 0.008 parts per million of fluorides on average.

So, why are fluorides dangerous…?

Besides specific bond formations that may occur within the body and disrupt normal biological processes, like that of calcium bonds in our bones rather than our teeth due to excessive fluorides in the blood stream, here is the key issue behind fluorides disastrous effects, which continue be disastrous even after bonds like this occur.

“Electronegativity”, which is the tendency to draw in electron mass, is a fundamental atomic property of all the elements on the periodic table, out of all these 118 elements of the Periodic Table, the element fluorine has the highest Electronegativity, and, more importantly, one eighth of the entire spectrum of Electronegativy for these Elements on the Periodic Table, is a gap between Element Oxygen, and Element Fluorine.

Let me just repeat that once again…

1/8th, of the entire spectrum of Electronegativity, for the elements on the periodic table, is a gap, between elements oxygen and fluorine.

That kind of Electronegative energy, drawing in electrons in a biological system, (which is a finely tuned system of exchanging electrons), will extremely distort functions of biological systems, especially systems that have not evolved to cope with the levels of Fluoride they are being exposed to.

We are 70% water like most life on this planet, and only throughout roughly the last 100,000 years or so have we begun digging these holes in the ground to obtain water.

Evolution does not occur rapidly enough for this fluoride contaminated water to really be called “safe” by now, one quick example of the the slow progression of evolution is that we split from Chimpanzee’s / Bonobo’s nearly 7 million years ago.

There is roughly 500 times less fluoride in natural sources of water like rain, or springs, even rivers and lakes, than there is in this water from holes in the ground. Drinking and using this water for farming, globally, is destroying our bodies, developing a wide spectrum of health issues for us, our pets, and our plants, I’m sure you’ve noticed we are the only wild animals getting cancer.

A good example of the powerful Electronegativity that the Element Fluorine has is when experiments are done in it’s pure state as a Gas, in this state, it is so reactive, that almost any substance, Glass, Metals, or even WATER, BURN, with a Bright Flame in a Jet of Fluorine Gas, WITHOUT the need for a Spark.

This incredibly high Electronegativite Energy still lingers even after Fluorine forms a bond with positive ions, and these are what we call “Fluoride’s”.

Among the wide spectrum of various health Issues fluoride can cause, Cancer is a big one, but i’d like to focus on another not so obvious symptom of fluoride exposure.

I think it is crucial to understand this particular issue, i’ll start with the fact that we are 70% water, we need a lot of water each and every day, and our body can detect the amounts of Fluoride, along with the minerals that end up in our water as it is processed for use in the blood stream, and if this amount is higher than the natural levels we have evolved to cope with, our brains have evolved a coping mechanism which attempts to put a damper on precious processes such as higher cognitive functions involved with imagination, functions that are involved with implementing new neurons, or functions that strengthen new neurons and neurons already in use for more reliable access. This damper is done as a way to preserve these functions for more significant moments, which will be judged by your conscious thought and with emotions, rather than just allowing these functions to be used all the time, because doing so would damage neurons your trying to strengthen if there are fluorides present in the blood stream. (this is hard for me to explain so I hope you understand.)

This damper is the reason why cognitive dissonance occurs in the minds of so many people, many of us who are so heavily poisoned by these fluorides would much rather rely on a set of neurons that are already hardwired and therefore reliable, than to risk developing new ones that may be distorted by the presence of excessive amounts of fluorides.

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, are emotions that help you to overcome this damper that the Human Brain Implements, these emotions help your conscious mind in ways that get you “worked up” enough to use these higher cognitive functions, it is like forcing your brain to use these parts it’s trying to preserve (imagination and functions that are involved with implementing new neurons) because your consciously telling it that you think what your doing is extremely important. A good example of this, is if your having a discussion with your boss at work and he is noticeably upset because you didn’t do your job right, you’ll stress your self out over this kind of event in order to strengthen particular neurons for more reliable access so it won’t happen again.

That sort of behavior can cause someone to act impulsively, i’m sure you’ve seen it many times even with your self, we want to stick to a set of reliable and hardwired neurons, as if we know it all and we don’t need improvement on our methods or awareness of particular things… and many times cognitive dissonance will occur as we try to avoid stress, anxiety, and depression, as we are met with concepts perhaps true, which seem counter intuitive to us.

To make it short, excessive fluoride in the blood stream can literally makes it stressful to try to imagine and develop new ways of thinking… Your brain is telling you not too do something via these emotions, because of fluorides present in your blood stream, and unless you overcome this stress with your conscious judgement of importance, like realization of truth and excitement for learning this truth, cognitive dissonance will occur.

Money, and other various ways of cultures, will keep us plugging along sticking to Hardwired Neurons doing something we wish we weren’t doing, or preforming a job which barely pays at all, perhaps worthless and unsustainable as well. There are many various ways our cultures promote these bad ideas, among each other in this adversity, must stand up for the rights of our planet, to live sustainability, to do so we must use our consciousness to it’s utmost potential, that means getting off of fluoride as soon as possible…. that’s the first step I believe. Money is evil in the sense that it is a false incentive and provides many unconscious opportunity’s for the destruction of our planet, it will promote the success of particular neurons, meanwhile demoting others, and we rewarded our selves self chemically when we receive “money” for doing a job right, or when we receive / spend / have money, this strengthens those neurons even further, it’s all about money sometimes, and not the actual thing it’s self.

Rain (Like Distillation) = Averages 0.008 ppm (parts per million) fluoride.
Surface Waters (For example, Lakes, Rivers, Springs) = Averages 0.05 ppm fluoride.
Bottled Water = Averages 0.1 ppm fluoride.
Well Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride .
Tap Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride (In america, the maximum allowance is 4.0 ppm, regulated by the FDA).

Additionally fluoridated water supplies often use chemicals we’ve never even come into contact with throughout the last 3.5 billion years of evolution here on earth, for example, chemicals like Sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6)and HydroFluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6). Fluoridation of a public water supply is medication without consent.

Some Of The Easiest Thing And Most Important Thing You Can And Should Do Immediately to avoid the majority of Fluoride Exposure, Is to drink distilled water, and to avoid tea or tobacco, they both contain very high levels of fluoride.

Distilled water is very inexpensive, it cost roughly $0.88 for a 1 Gallon jug which is available at nearly every grocery store, otherwise you can order it from a water supplier like “Culigan”, for nearly the same price.

Please start drinking distilled water, or rain water (collected sometime near the end of a storm, during a long duration of rain preferably, to give time to clean the atmosphere and avoid polluted air contamination) as soon as possible, drink, cook, and process your foods with this water.

Distilled water and rain water, are the process of evaporating water, collecting and condensing the Vapors, which will leave you with 100% uncontaminated (no dissolved solids) h2o.

If your worried about not getting enough minerals anymore once you switch to distilled water, let me assure you that if you eat acidic fruits, or add some lime or lemon (Organic) to your distilled water, you will be completeeeely fine… and feeling much better than you were before.

For water with more alkalinity, you can add coconut water to your distilled water, and there are plenty more options out there for you to try, but a proper food diet is all that is necessary, many fruits will contain all the minerals you need in your diet, Banana, Cantaloupe, Water Melon, etc, fruit is incredibly healthy, especially raw fresh fruit, which happens to contain incredibly low levels of fluoride as well, especially if grown organically.

Home Water Distilling Units range in Price from 100$ which is sufficient to start drinking, to 1000$ which will be ridiculously efficient, supporting your entire Family and a Home Garden as well, although rain can be very sufficient for a home garden if unpolluted, rain water (<0.008 ppm fluoride)

If you decide to distill rain, or even reverse osmosis water, you will never have to clean your distillation unit, you will only need to drain the water from the boiling tank occasionally and replace the post filter every 2-5 months.

Fluorine is in low friction “plastics” such as Teflon which is a molecule comprised of only carbon and fluorine atoms, when Teflon Coated Cookware is Heated, it will release Carbon Fluoride Vapors into the Air or into your Food, do not use Teflon for this reason, and it is well known to cause cancer,

Aluminum is very dangerous as well, it will increase the toxic build up of Fluorides in the Human Body, avoid aluminum cookware because it aluminum has a low melting point and if scraped, bits of it will end up in your food, small amounts may boil off into water or evaporate like Teflon as well.

Aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element in the Earth’s Crust, and Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the Earths Crust: An average of 950 ppm of Fluoride are contained in it. Top Soils contain approximately 330 ppm of Fluorine, ranging from 150 to 400 ppm. Some Soils can have as much as 1000 ppm, and contaminated soils from industrial processes have been found with 3500 ppm.

Rain water has 0.008 ppm as I’ve mentioned, and it is what the majority of the water that the Life on this Planet has evolved to cope with, waters are further contaminated when they make contact with the surface of this planet, and the further down those waters go before they are dug up from wells for various human purposes, the more contaminated they are going to be.

Fluorine that is located in Soils may potentially accumulate in Plants, Especially the Tobacco or Tea plants, i’d like to suggest to you that you avoid exposing your body to these two plants in particular, you can find very credible information on wikipedia about them and their fluoride contamination.

The amount of uptake of fluoride by Plants depends upon the type of Plant, and the type of Soil, and the amount and type of Fluoride found in the Soil / Water.

Too much Fluoride, whether taken in from the Soil by Roots, or absorbed from the Atmosphere by the Leaves, retards the growth of Plants and reduces Crop Yields. Growing plants with well water is like pumping the fluoride equivalent of 25 to 100+ tubes of fluoridated tooth paste in with the soil throughout the plants life… that’s because well water averages a 0.7 ppm contamination of fluoride… and unfortunately that is what I assume the majority of our foods are grown with at this time.

With Plants that are Sensitive to Fluoride Exposure, even Low Concentrations of Fluoride can cause Leaf Damage, and a Decline in Growth.

Although Fluoride was once considered an Essential Nutrient, the U.S. National Research Council has since removed this Designation due to the lack of Studies showing it is essential for Human growth.

It is important to note that if Fluorides are absorbed too frequently it will cause Calcification of the mammalian Pineal Gland. The Pineal Gland is Biological Filter for Fluoride. It has the most Profuse Blood Flow 2nd only to the Kidneys, with the Highest Concentrations of Fluoride throughout the entire Mammalian Body, ranging from 20,000 ppm to 25,000 ppm.

Both the Pineal Gland and The Kidneys turn Fluorides from our Diet / Blood Stream (note: Smoking, Vaporizing, Water Vapors in the shower, Air (15-50 ppb) into Calcium Fluorides, which are safer to process out of the body. The Pineal Gland processes built up calcium fluorides to safely exit the body through urine at night, the process involves the molecule n,n-DMT which is produced naturally in the Pineal Gland, many plants contain this molecule, and this molecule is good medicine for decalcification of the Pineal Gland if taken before your sleep as concentrated dried plant matter (nearly boil plant matter containing n,n-DMT, let settle for an hour, scoop off top layer of water and dry it in a glass dish), the urge to urinate will increase and you should wake up to do so accordingly. The molecule n,n-dmt neutralizes the electronegative effects of fluorides in the blood stream by clumping together with fluorides to help them safely exit the body.

If these two filters cannot handle the fluoride they are being exposed to, then Fluorides may end up in other calcium deposits throughout our bodies, like our Bones, which can cause Skeletal Flurosis, (which may lead to Arthritis or Joint Pains), this may even be the general cause of Arthritis.

Dental Flurosis (White spots on Teeth) which may lead to Tooth Decay, is an obvious sign of wider systemic damage.

This information is updated as frequently as I can update it at DamageReport.org

An obvious indication of a significant reduction in fluoride exposure to your body is remembering your dreams from each time you sleep, and vividly.

(You are experiencing a subjective reality, and there are many others experiencing a subjective reality as well, but we are all the universe it’s self, and so we must not activate neural pain networks.)

Much Love,

– И

Live Edibles

Eating greens is the most nutritious food you can eat! I bet you did not know that you can eat weeds and flowers too!


The interesting part of all this is that flowers add color to any Salad or dish you choose.

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Flower Power: Are Flowers Good for You?

Flowers are natural plant foods, and like many plant foods in nature often contain valuable nutrients for your health. For instance, dandelions contain numerous antioxidant properties and flavonoids, including FOUR times the beta carotene of broccoli, as well as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. They’re also a rich source of vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyroxidine, niacin, and vitamins E and C. Other examples include:

  • Violets contain rutin, a phytochemical with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that ay help strengthen capillary walls
  • Rose petals contain bioflavonoids and antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, B3, C and E
  • Nasturtiums contain cancer-fighting lycopene and lutein, a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits that is important for vision health
  • Lavender contains vitamin A, calcium and iron, and is said to benefit your central nervous system
  • Chive blossoms (the purple flower of the chive herb) contain vitamin C, iron and sulfur, and have traditionally been used to help support healthy blood pressure levels


It is important to gradually add them into your diet 



They also add color in a decorative center piece or cake that you can eat. For those family gatherings that you might have.

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Use weeds too!

Don’t forget your weeds!  Clover may not be liked by anyone trying to have a nice lawn, but it’s a really nutritious flower to eat.  Try it in salad or stir fry.  Traditionally it’s been made into tea for women’s problems.  It contains phytoestrogens that can be helpful to women suffering from hot flashes.  Dandelion petals can be added to muffins and breads.

Purselane can be found as a weed in many lawns.  It’s related to moss roses, which are also edible.  Don’t forget my favorite weed, chickweed.  The flowers are small, but still edible.  They make a more tender meal once the rest of the plant has gone tough in the warmer weather.  Chicory has been grown for it’s root that can be used as a coffee substitute.  But the flowers are edible too.  And elderberries!  I harvest the berries in the fall, but if I can get to them around June, the flower heads make a great treat.  You can simply batter them up and fry them.  Top with a bit of cinnamon sugar (I use stevia) and dip in lingonberry jam.  I had this when I was in Denmark a few years ago.  I thought they were nuts – until I tried it.

Green Deane is an expert on what to and what not to put in your mouth so it would be a good idea to do research on this and maybe even pick up a field guide when your out foraging in the woods.

There are many wild plants that can be eaten. So the next time you decide that your going to chop them weeds down check out Green Deane and see if you can eat it first.

Fiddle Fern Salad

Fiddle Fern Salad

Butterfly in a Winter Wood~

Absolutely beautiful!

We are in the air and on the move. If all goes well, my next post will be from sunny San Juan Puerto Rico! I will not be able to post, or comment on your wonderful posts for the next few days. But once we settle in, I hope to be back and blogging at least some of the time. Meanwhile I leave you with these holler butterflies and hopes that all is well with you!

They seemed to come suddenly on happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood~ Edith Wharton
Painted Lady (Please click to enlarge).


The butterfly, a cabbage white,
(his honest idiocy of flight)
will never now, it is too late,
master the art of flying straight~ Robert Evans
Cabbage White

Butterflies are flowers that fly and all but sing~ Robert Frost
Black Veined Tiger


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The Astounding Free Range Horses of Patagonia~

I love the free spirit that horses have and wish they would quit slaughtering them.

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The free ranging wild horses of Patagonia are called criollos. They were brought to Argentina in 1535 by Spanish settlers and were bred from Andalusians. Hundreds now roam wild on the Patagonian Steppe and are considered native to Argentina.
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My husband and I were out exploring one day deep into the steppe on a dirt road when we faced a herd of oncoming traffic moving at great speed.
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We stopped the car and I got out as the criollos streamed around us and I got these shots. It was a thrilling sight!
The criollos have the best long distance endurance of any breed next to the Arabians.
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They are hardy and able to live in harsh conditions and withstand the severe Patagonian winters.
By nature they are said to be tractable, intelligent and sensible.
We saw herds of them all over the steppe, sometimes at great distances. It was wonderful…

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Native Plants of the Mojave Desert~

Beautiful photo’s again! You amaze me with your talent!


Please Click to Enlarge for Optimal Viewing! These are the air sacks and flowers of the unusual Paperbag Bush or Flower Sage.


This beautiful plant creates multi-colored air sacks that contain nuts. Purple flowers extend from the air sacs creating a reamarkably beautiful sight!

Please see this link for more info and this interesting plant. I do have more photos for those interested,.

Dehydrated Prickly Pear Cactus, waiting for rain to come so they can engorge with water!

Joshua Tree seed pods.


The twisted shapes of The Joshua’s!


Yucca flower remnant.


Jumping Cholla cacti. They are called jumping because they easily detach when brushed and dig right on in! Ouch!

Cholla catctus flowers.

What beauty there is to behold in every season in the living desert! Cheers to you from Joshua Tree National Park and The Mojave Desert!

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