M.Homard and his friend who tells him he doesn't want to work with a great chef in a restaurant! - probably a good idea to start testing all fish for radiation...
I still think we are lagging behind on all sorts of renewables.
I found a very very informative paper from www.greengasgrids.eu which shows that there hasn't been a desire to roll out the potential for harvesting all the waste we produce.
I am adding this bit from yesterday. There is also a company called Ecotricity in the UK which seem to have pretty much got this approach. They are already using the grass from edges of fields to greater gas to the national grid and have a progestin that about 60% of our gas could be produced this way.
The object is to produce this gas and add it to the grid. This can be done on site in many places. Even a brewery is doing it in the UK.
I was looking this up to see if it was possible to buy bottled methane for cooking yet. So many third world countries make their own methane from waste for cooking. This is obviously simple low tech production but it serves the purpose.
We had dinner with friends last night and discussed Hinkley as it is in the news. We all said we hoped Theresa May would have the courage to pull the plug on this new Plant.
The renewables needed to generate this amount of energy, and more are already available, and turn waste products and a significant problem into a golden opportunity to create many more jobs throughout the country.
With Bio Methane co generation you can have gas and electricity. It will also support the farming industry, where crops can actually be grown for bio fuel production, and any wastage from food production utilised instead of being ploughed back into fields.
We so need a very joined up energy policy, which does not involve huge investments from China. We just don't know what global politics will look like in five years, let alone the 30-40 years we will have to be in partnership with huge foreign powers for.
China does also have a lot of Bio Methane experience, why not shift the emphasis from nuclear energy to a partnership on renewables?
Musing along these lines I was wondering about using Salvinia Molesta and other invasive weeds for bio methane production. Some waterways in Europe are becoming infected with this Brazilian weed. Under the right conditions it can engulf a waterway in a matter of a few weeks, and it produces methane and greenhouse gasses all by itself. I am not sure I would want to be farming the stuff, but at least it's a good way to dispose of it.
I was also thinking that there are miles of roads that we trim the grass and weeds from a few times every summer, and these too could be used for gas production.
The whole key to this as a project is small localised production that suits each location and the type of feed the bio digester would get.
We have just done 500 miles of mixed driving with the new Mitsubishi PHEV since I set the cost per charge meter. I decided to get the calculator out and check how much the aggregate cost of driving has been over the said 500 miles.
We have used £13.80p of electricity, and about half the 30 litre tank of petrol at 92p per litre which works out at the same cost.
500 miles of driving has cost us £27.60p or 5.52p per mile.
I keep thinking I have got this wrong, but I have checked it a few times now.
The Chevrolet Captiva used 28 miles per gallon on longer journeys, and around Jersey in the lanes only 23 miles per gallon. At 28 miles per gallon this equates to 4.52 litres of diesel at about 95p per litre at the moment.
That's a staggering 18.66p urban cycle and 15.33p for longer trips. Plus all the nasty emissions from diesel. Wow... And this on the cheapest prices we have had in years.
We have a French friend up the road who has a free to roam chicken shed covered in solar panels. Last Tuesday we had a 36C heatwave and he got 400kw of power downloaded to the grid. Today is overcast and about 19C, so I said is that about 100KW, I think the look of surprise said yes.
He is very happy on sunny days! I asked how his chickens coped with the heat last Tuesday. He said they wouldn't go out in the sun, and did a great impression of a chicken trying to sit still with its wings out to try and cool down. I asked if he lost any from heat stroke but he said no he spent the day keeping them cool.
Anyway back to the Lithium ion batteries in the PHEV. I am sure these are going to be a leapfrog to a more environmentally sound solution, and advances in battery technology within a few short years will mean more efficient batteries that charge quicker, and last longer, and have better life than these will become available.
This means the car itself will become a resource instead of a problem.
In France there is a complicated energy tariff that I am sure is linked to their wind farms. When it is going to be very windy often wind farms have to dump their energy because there isn't enough storage capacity to save excess output. With massive battery capacity installed in cars, and an extra battery for the house, all this cheap energy could be got cheaply and stored for later.
This means within a short period of time, with some clever wiring options renewables become very much more attractive, and nasty expensive nuclear power stations that produce radio active material we can't get rid of are already obsolete.
The news today said that Ford are going to close their engine manufacturing plants in England because of BREXIT. I think it is more likely that the petrol engine has now become old technology.
I don't think it's fair to blame this on BREXIT. This is more about the public wanting to drive electric and PHEV cars, which are much cheaper, especially for urban driving, and avoid congestion charges.
We Brits are the worlds best inventors and manufacturers of high quality products, how about we develop the best electric cars, and roll out renewables in conjunction with all that spare battery capacity!
I woke up yesterday morning with a very strong image of a Koala looking at me from a tree, and in due Jungian practice have just let this image rest in my mind. Here is the wikipedia page on the little guys.
It made me think of deforrestation, malaria and the DDT used to control malaria, and then on growing land as insecticide. This has well and truly polluted so much arable land, that I wondered if this is the reason we have the EU paying farmers to leave their ground fallow. Here is a bit about DDT.
Then I began thinking about ways to get the land usable again so heres a bit about growing plants. Reed beds are also very good at cleaning waterways, which I mentioned in my post about that Chinese transport hub outside Shanghai.
And here is the reason we shouldn't be cutting down trees in the lungs of the Earth.
So this morning I think I had that lightbulb moment. I am wondering if something like particular trees like Eucalyptus and Acacia and the other trees that Koalas like, would be a good way of using to clean up all that DDT. Then manage the trees for honey, for instance with the Acacia, which is a very good furniture wood, as the woodworm and termites don't like it so much.
There are a huge variety of medicines, and by products from these trees as well. Lemon Eucalyptus oil is a very effective natural mosquito repellant too.
The charcol we get for BBQs is mostly from third world countries, and they are using things like mangrove roots to make charcol, these are meant to keep the water clean, and clean our air, and create rain, what are we cutting them down for Barbequed Sausages for? Buy a bottled gas BBQ, unless you can get locally made eco-charcol.
In the old days trees were managed in Europe for charcol. You pollarded your tree about every 20 years and made funiture and charcol.
Also all the twiggy bits left can be used for bio-digesters, and turned into fantastic fertiliser. Check out the Jean Pain method, and go from there.
There are a lot of places that can be used to manage these trees, which creates work and local economy. Most furniture is made from wood pulp these days, so I don't see any reason to cut down good teak and other woods to make mass produced furniture. Grow your own!
Sweet little Koala.
I wonder how we get all that plastic out of the seas again? Seaweed is very good for the ground too. Farmers and growers still go and get seaweed to put on fields here over the winter. It makes the soil a bit more sandy, as it is very heavy clay rich soil in places. I think seaweed has some very good properties.
Is it possible to start harvesting and collecting the seaweed on beaches, clean the plastics out and turn the seaweed into something to help the ground. Can the plastic be recycled for something, like road and pavement surfaces? If we don't start doing something about all these issues we will all be eating plastic in the food chain for years. We will have plastic sand before long.
If anyone has been watching RT today, the budget for having a good clean up is a third of America's Warology Budget, which is about half the world expenditure, so for one sixth of what the world spends on war, we could solve a lot of eco-problems, and then invest in our future stability, rather than our destruction.
Besides, if every government is spending so much on wrecking the place, rather than making it really safe, why should we have to pay tax, and be in debt all the time, so that Governments can keep making and buying weapons and then letting them get into the wrong hands.
What are the world powers going to do to deal with all the toxic waste, neuclear weapons, and chemical warfare stockpiles hanging around. Better to be getting those boffins working out a way to render them harmless than make more of them. Burying them for future generations is definately not an option, and if they are put in the sea we will kill our food.
I think that countries that have land that has been decimated by warfare, need real help to get it back into good shape. Has anybody considered that a genuine worldwide jubilee, thats for all forms of debt, on a personal level, and country level might be a good idea? A clean start for everybody? That this would make real and sound economic sense
Things like; Double Feng, Double Pelican, and Harmonics.
We are entering into the Photon Belt over the next two days.
The 'Age of Aquarius' begins 12noonGMT Sunday 5th June 2006/2011?
See this link; http://liftlab.com/think/fabien/2006/06/
Good thing that there is special dispensation for the diaspora of the Jewish Nation this Sunday. (I'm in, because we all got through via Adam and Eve, and Noah).
Anyway I worked out what that 'Times Time and Half a Time' is from Daniel. It's approximately 87,500 years. This is about the right sort of time for Humanity to go through the photon belt twice, and re-enter for a third time.
This is when everything gets a re-charge from Photons. So no our Sun does not 'die'. We just get our batteries charged up.
The Mayans had their calender set from the first time they observed the photon activity. Obviously observing photons gives them 'Mass'. So I guess by observing the entery into the photon belt 25000 years ago, they got 'toasted'.
The important thing is to 'keep your eyes closed'. By NOT OBSERVING photons they can just get on with their business without doing any harm at all.
It is Possible to predict how long we have to shut down the observation. (Approximately a year of our time).
I would estimate the time from God creating Man in His own Image to be the 'Half a Time', so we were in 'The Garden of Eden', as photonic beings, for the 12,500 years, and then we entered Empirical Space for 25,000 years. Time enough to make tools, get over rickets, and find out how to survive as Photonic Mass Beings.
Then we get back to being mostly Photons, this is where knowledge grows, because we become part of a 'Linked Photonic Neurolagy' again. Then we Polarise back to .Empirical Knowledge for 25,000 years, where we record our History, and lay out our buildings and towns according to Geomatrix of Photonic Resonance.
Now we have the opportunity to combine both, provided we are very careful. There is a possibility that after the 'Horizon' event which is the afore mentioned year, we can co-exist, as both Photonic, and Empirical Mass. (So nobody gets to go to 'Hell').
The year will be about the faith to carry this through.
Switching off any un-needed radio wave communication via satellite, so we can actually stop disrupting our little photon friends.
The Earth's Magnetosphere has changed in order to allow it to happen.
My young friend and I created a complete harmonic using Seven of those wine glasses. (One was cracked, but we found playing the two glasses at each end gave us the harmonic for the higher pitch. Then we got into vibrato by shaking the table, A lot of fun 'tuning' the glasses, and what a sound! It is recorded). My Smokey Quartz was listening, and then I took it to visit the big stones that gave it the little 'Cat's Whisker'. Then I sang 'Doh a Dear', from 'The Sound of Music' to the Standing Stones, So they are all happy to co-operate even if we haven't honoured their presence.
We do have the ability to be in 'Eternal Time' as; Un-Critically Observed, Or Empirical Time when we are Critically Observing.
Just make sure it's 'Water off a Duck's Back' if someone is Criticizing!
Perhaps that is Jonathan Livingstone Seagull dropping in for a feed with the Ducks.
In a Photon belt anything is possible!
I do apologise for suggesting my holiday snaps were messed with.
Well that's the Double. The whole point is that 'Time' works a bit like a pendulum swing.
There is a moment of 'inertia' at the end of each passage, and a reversal and forward motion. So 'Eternity' is being in 'tune' and 'meter' with this 'Tick Tock'. This is also why it is possible to observe the micro and macro universe, although not at the same 'time'.
This is why God said in the Bible that He established a 'Divide' between the 'Waters Above', and the 'Waters Below'. Yep, I just took the peg off the first four chapters of Genesis...
Then went to Luke Ch 16 verse 16 'Additional Teachings' NIV. through to Ch 17 v10.
I have CH 17 verses 1-2 and (So watch yourselves...) highlighted in a nice pink marker pen from about 20 years ago, It does however look very fresh. Now interestingly my NIV has made a punctation (error?) at the beginning ov verse 3, there is no closure on the speech marks here....
Verse 3 continues " If your brother sins, rebuke him...
With the missing quotation marks, I am going to stand on this translation. In my Bible study, I read a book about Joseph being an archetype of Jesus Christ, and viz vers. However the commentary I am reading at the moment says that there was a lot of fratricidal conflict between Joseph and his brothers. Also that Joseph left no room for dialogue. The dialogue of hatred and anger has to be heard. It is a painful and choking dialogue.
When a Brother gives 'no right of reply' in a diatribe, and can not hear the words that burden you in your soul, in the pit of your stomach, and feel as though every nerve ending want's to scream them to the ends of the universe, only a sickly silence can ensue. I have stood in this place. Yet in faith I know Jesus will present me with another opportunity to give my testamony to my Brother again. Because I love Him.
For me, this omission of a pair of quotation marks tells and endless story. It opens up the kinds of possibilities; that I can interrupt, question, agree or disagree. The only person I have ever successfully managed to have a great conversation with is Jesus. There is never a closure on this conversation. We talk through the wind in the trees, and the birds in the air, the clouds in the sky, and the Stars and Moon at night. Even evidently the rocks are in on it. i am directed to look into the Bible, and re-read again and again to discover new and deeper meanings. To read commentaries, and writings that reveal the strata of this Bedrock of Ages.
Yet of myself, I am just ordinary. I love ordinary things, and my life the way it is each day... I love to go to sleep at night, because my dreams take me to wonderful places, and to wake with new thoughts and new connections is a great gift. Especially since I should have no co-here-n-cy at all according to the fiasco I mentioned yesterday.
It's all in my medical notes anyway. I would love to know exactly how much tranquilizer I was administered that day, still what would real life be without a little mystery here and there...
Ch 17 verse 10; So you also,when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "
This is why The Lord Jesus Christ is my Saviour. He has an 'open dialogue' going on with me and although I feel a bit as though I am shooting my mouth off, aka the loose cannon... I trust Jesus to make sure I am not a total liability.
He is also the 'Silver Tree' in my painting of Loch Lomand. There is a tree in the enclosed garden of St Saviour's Hospital, where without being allowed to have a Bible, or any religious 'stuff', this tree spoke to me as the presence of Jesus Christ in my situation. This is why I want to leave the 'Silver Tree' at Loch Lomand like this; It's because no matter what our physical restraint may be, the Hope we have in Jesus Christ will never fail.
Just felt the need to visit Matthew 5 verses 1 - 12, I am wondering if these are the 'Keys' to the 'Pearls' in Revelation Ch21 verse 21 to Revelation Ch 22 verse 5.
I think the prophecy makes it quite clear in Rev 22 verse 10 and 11.
Looking at Revelation Ch22 v12 to 21, we have still got a 'moment' of grace to repent.
I am reminded of the Prophet Jonah, going to the Ninevites.
Repent means to do a 180 degree shift from a bad move. If we are doing wrong then it is up to each of us individually to accept the responsibility of our own mistakes, and put ourselves on a better course of action, in the guidance of God's Holy Spirit.
The whole message of The Grace of God is in the Person of Jesus The Christ, who died as a substitute for us, in order that we may have the gift of Eternal Life.
I am not into the idea of God wrapping up the whole of His Creation, and exterminating humanity. What kind of a God would do this? Revelation and Beatitudes makes it pretty clear though that only those who truly repent of their own wayward and selfish behaviour towards God, and towards each other have a place inside 'The City Walls'. (An invitation).
It looks to me as though until this repentance is excercised in our own mind and spirit, we are left to our own devices, and under the Law of Causuality.
There is obviously a point of no return, so I guess we need a wake up call like the Ninevites
got from Jonah.
We are having a scandalously lazy day together, Himself and me. I think I have just worked out how to water my plants directly from the washing machine. I use Betal nuts, for most washing, and a soak in Astonish oxy stuff if the whites are a bit grubby. The washing machine is in an outside shed, so I thought I would see if I can put a long bit of hosepipe onto the waste exit, feed this down through the wider part of the drain, make a hole in the waste pipe above the bend that takes it underground, to feed it out of the waste pipe and into a large water tank we have just fortuitously aquired.
I do like the idea of simply hooking it up to a watering system, so I might move all my tomato plants, and other big tub growing things round to the same area, and run a simple tap off the water tank.
Yup, my middle name is 'Heath', as in Heath Robinson. If I ask my neighbour to do her washing in my washing machine when i am on holiday, I will get my plants watered with no hassle.
I just snapped this video of 'Goliath' here. The plate he snitched the bone from was waiting to go into the dishwasher, so he had already had it off the plate which was about 3 feet away.
The last I saw of him he was off to get some mates to help him get the fishbone up the 'wall'.
I made a cuppa and went to the shed for a few minutes, when I came back we had a whole 'army' and not a fishbone in sight. What's more, no fish bits left. How do they do it? I never realised Ants like Fish so much, so I gave them a bit more that I kept for the dog's breakfast. She was not amused. She thought it was a mouse I was feeding.
I found if I want to keep the Ants off the worksurface, they don't like vinegar. I use just white cheap vinegar to wipe surfaces and a good soak on chopping boards before I use them. The ants stay away for a few hours.
There are all sorts of ants in a colony. There are the searchers; these are the little guys that move quickly and run about looking for food and leaving a 'trail'. Then there are the 'heavies'. These are realy big compared to the searchers. They move slower and in ant terms are probably not that bright. However they are realy encouraged by the 'little guys', who are about medium size. They kind of herd 'Heavies' about and get them to do the big stuff. I am rambling on because I am waiting for the video to load.
You betcha the file is too big and I get an OOOps from Weebly.
Just decided I need to get a toothbrush on that grouting.
Might as well tell you about the Fish. We had 1 Pollock and 2 Bream and 4 Mackrel. We put the cleaned Bream in the freezer whole. He is a lovely size. The Pollock I took some goujon slices off the fillets, and they are in the freezer. Amazingly the Pollock had mostly digested a miniscule lobster, so it smelt of Lobster and was all pink inside. Then I lightly steamed the fish heads and the pollock and stripped all the nice head flesh out of them. Made a reduced stock with the water in the steamer and the bones, this is nice for adding to those bottles of French soup to thin it out a bit, or to make a fish soup anyway. I made some fishcakes with the head flesh.
I liked the pictures I took of cleaning the fish, so i am going to put up some gruesome fish stuff after the Ant. If you don't like gooey bits don't go past the ant video, because some people find fish gutting a bit disturbing.
Hooray for Ants, hope he becomes famous and gets an oscar or something for this one day.
Wierd how your voice sounds played back.
Well here goes with the fish gutting.
Now I am going to have a 'dig'.
The brown fish is a Pollock, notice the eye is bulging, and you may not be able to see it, but the underneath fin has a 'bouyancy' bubble in it too.
Not at a fish counter though.
When fish that normally swim lower down are brought up quickly this is what happens to them.
They kind of explode, like divers when they get the 'bends'. The fish don't swim in the sea, and get themselves into a fisherman's net for nothing. They do it so that they can feed us. It is the way of life.
I am disgusted by the waste of life that has to be discarded because of fishing quotas. See my post on the recent Poet Lauriets summit. When marine parks are managed well everybody benefits.
If people actually cared about their food, and respected it,
this would not disturb anyone. If you go to a fishmonger or supermarket the food you buy has been 'de-humanised'.
By that I mean we are not 'in touch' with the real cost of our food.
Nothing of these fish has been wasted or discarded, even my pet kitchen ants got a second helping from the Dogs portion of the Mackerel.
This was the fish that I scraped out of the Heads and off the Pollock bones after steaming them. It weight just under 200g.
I made fishcakes with these, and will put them in the freezer once i have finished this post... Just pick it out like a crab. I discard the gills. Actually I don't know why, probably because that's what my grandparents did.
I don't know what they will be like because I just made up a new recipe, and we probably won't eat them for a couple of weeks.
This is the fish stock.
Yup, those are the eyes floating around in it. I just simmered it for about 20 minutes in the same water I steamed the fish with. No I didn't bother washing the pan until I finished making the fishcakes. We are on a well, so we have to consider our water usage.
We usually bath, and share it... not at the same time, it's not big enough. Then I use the water in the garden.
These are my Fishcakes ready to freeze.
I had some left over mash in the fridge from last night. 200g
I also had a small bit of Celariac, which is a hugely underrated vegetable in the UK. It was probably about 100g. I grated this and put it in the steamer basket.
The green bits are rough chopped flat leaf parsley which grows like weeds all over the place.
I used on small onion. I chose it because it was a bit soft, and when I cut it in half was a bit mouldy under the skin, so I just peeled of the manky bits. I put this unchopped in the steamer as well, and steamed the celariac and onion for about 10 minutes over the fish stock.
I put the mash in the blender with 2 anchovy fillets chopped up fairly small, about 6 capers also chopped up a bit, the rough chopped parsley and a very good helping of ground pepper. Aha, forgot the secret surprise, I fancied putting a couple of teaspoons of horseradish sauce in it... so I threw caution to the wind and whacked it in. Gave it a whizz until it was pretty well creamed.
Then I gently folded in the fish flakes.
OOps, forgot. I toasted two slices of the pumpkin bread until it was pretty brown and chopped this up first and blended it. That's so that the breadcrums didn't stick to the inside of the blender after I did the potatoes.
(We already ate the crusts as we were having a 'crusty'day yesterday).
They were still fairly warm, but easy to shape and stuck together well. so I divided the mix into four and shaped them, then rolled them in the breadcrums. They have been in the fridge a few hours now so that they have 'set'. I will put a bit of greaseproof paper between them, and pop them in 2 small freezer bags for 2 meals.
I will let you know what they are like when we eat them.
This lot is off to the wormery.
I would rather keep chickens, but worms are fine.
The chickens would never lay, because the dog would worry them sick.
Besides I don't have to get anyone to look after the worms if I am on holiday.
I probably won't post for a week as I am off doing things.
Sweet dreams and peaceful sleep. Wake refreshed and do your best!
It was only an afterthought anyway.
I was just browsing on the National Geographic site.
Nice about the Stockholm Symposium. Can we all get behind this?
Also well done Mexico on the Marine Park. Please don't build another Holiday resort on top of one of the wonders of this Planet.
Give the fish a break. I will write that fifth story on the white Ray and post the picture, it's about the joy of a completed creation and how a very special white Ray appears. I did the picture last year, and then a white ray turned up. A fisherman caught it. It's in an Aquarium in Gurnesey and I think the poor thing wants to go home now.
Rob Parsons who is a very gifted speaker and writer tells a marvelous story of the Mexican Fisherman, see if you can track down where he is lecturing. He is very entertaining, and a Man with his heart set on God.
I will put the picture on Childrens Stories. Perhaps we have all got to write the story of 'How the World was Saved' Together.
Guess I ought to find out how this works...