Saturday, July 6, 2013

hemp clothing ... shoes

Hemp fiber has been “found in tombs dating up to 8,000 years old,” making hemp one of the oldest fibers around. More recently, Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag from hemp fiber and it was used by Levi Strauss “as a lightweight duck canvas for the very first pair of jeans made in California.”
In the middle of the 1980′s, “researchers developed an enzymatic process to successfully remove lignin from the hemp fiber without compromising its strength.” This de-gummed the hemp fiber meaning it could be spun alone or with other fibers to produce various textiles. It also softened the fiber without compromising it’s strength; “This technological breakthrough has catapulted hemp to the forefront of modern textile design and fashion.”
So why is hemp a superior fiber?
  • It is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers
  • Hemp products outlast their competition by many years
  • Hemp holds its shape, meaning less stretch
  • The more hemp is used, the softer is becomes
  • Hemp doesn’t wear out
  • Naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light
  • Hemp is more absorbent meaning once dyed, it retains color better
  • Hemp “breathes” in warm weather and warm in cooler weather
(www.HempTraders.com)
I already touched on hemp’s environmental properties, like the fact that hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, “producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land.” These are all wonderful properties of a fiber, especially one that could be mass produced!



Thursday, July 4, 2013

The hippy girl in my sole.

   These mountain's hover coolly in the skies peaceful clouds. There peaks dancing along the sky line, dipping and rolling like a dancer in her very best grove.
    These trees stretch toward the havens , They shade the world below and bath in the rain.
     Tiny mushrooms sprinkled on the forest floor, break through the layer of fallen leaves. there seems to be a lovely romance between the mountains, and the cool summer rain.
      I can not see the sun set because of the thick clouds, but the world around me grows dark, and the steady rhythm of the rain sings a lullaby to the animals.

     

Reliving a dream..

I have found myself in a completely different world. My mind wonders still several times a day to mike. I know he is gone, but my heart still yearns for him.
    My mother asked me today if I wanted to go to his funeral. I could not see that . My heart hasn't let him go . its like in the back of my mind he still hasn't died, and honestly I don't want to believe he is gone.


      I had a dream while my husband and I were still together. In my dream I was riding along and my mother was driving. I keep looking around and wondering where he was. After I told my husband about the dream he told me not to worry , he wasn't going anywhere and nether was I .

      Today as my mother and I drove home from town I was staring blankly out the window remembering his deep voice saying "I love you sweet girl". The realization hit me that I was reliving my dream. He 'IS' missing from my life, and my heart and mind will forever be stuck in the unknowing . I had a dream he next night that I was running into a green valley in a white dress, and at the bottom of the hill I fell to my knees and there was blood everywhere , but the blood was almost invisible  , covered with green grass in such a way that a person would have too look VERY CLOSELY to see it at all. On my knees with the blood soaking into the white dress , I began to dig into the ground of blood  and pulling out human hearts . I began digging  faster and faster , three at a time , five  at a time , dropping them into my dress to hold them all. Then I woke up,  I don't know what this dream means, BUT knowing how my dreams turn to reality it is a little unsettling.

   Someone has a habit of warning me of my future in my dreams. I just hope that I dream of mike again.

 

   In my heart He is still alive. At any moment he could drive up the drive way . Will he ? Probably  not .  However, I don't think I could handle the world if I prove to myself he died. I need him to be alive... somewhere.. The best friend I ever had. the only person who loved me for exactly what I was.

   As he laid in icu. I cried to god .. " please give him back to me".    The world isn't fair. Love is hard to hold onto. ... Give him back to me ….


 
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Awsome lego creations

Cool Lego CreationsCool Lego CreationsA vintage Polaroid cameraFreddie MercuryA tiny UFO destroying a tiny White HouseA piranha plant from Super Mario Bros.A handy way to keep track of your keys.This stylish hermit crab's new shellA tiny deer head hunting trophyA giant squid attacking a Star DestroyerCool Lego CreationsCool Lego CreationsCool Lego CreationsCool Lego CreationsCool Lego CreationsThe RV from Breaking BadCool Lego Creations
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Wild Blackberry Wine Recipe




Wild blackberries taste best, but don’t fret if you don’t have access to them. A good quality frozen blackberry from your local market will more than suffice. I’ve used store-brand in a pinch, and they’re great! This recipe makes a dry, medium-bodied wine.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb blackberries
  • 2-1/4 lb granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pectic enzyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon acid blend
  • 1 Campden tablet, crushed
  • 7 pints water
  • 1 package wine yeast and nutrient

Preparation:

Thoroughly wash the berries and place them in nylon jelly bag bag. Crush them and strain the juice through the bag into the primary fermentor. Be sure to press as much juice as possible, leaving the solids relatively dry. Tie the jelly bag tightly, and insert it into the fermentor, along with the sugar, pectic enzyme, acid blend, Campden, and 7 pints water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, cover, and allow it to rest for 24 hours.
Sprinkle the wine yeast and nutrient over it and allow it to sit, stirring once daily, for 5 days. Strain the solids and rack into a dark 3-gallon secondary fermentor. Add additional water to make up the volume, and apply an airlock. Rack the wine in 3 weeks, and again in 2 months. Bottle. For the best flavor, allow a year for the wine to mature before enjoying it.
Makes 3 gallons.