Flower in a Greenhouse

DIY Greenhouses

I planned to write a post on DIY greenhouses this last weekend and it seems nature  provided me with the perfect opportunity to do so in her own ironic way.

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Herb Spiral The day I installed it.

Saturday and all of last week the weather was beautiful, topping out in the mid 80′s.

I spent the day outside, reveling in the warmth and kept myself busy installing an herb spiral next to the house, all while thinking spring was finally, “Here at last!” 

The 80 + degree weather may have even been giving me delusions of summer, it was actually hot out!

The next day it started snowing.  :/

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Herb Spiral during the snowstorm.

These are the gardening challenges of the Midwest.  Sometimes, it can feel like Mother Nature has gone bi-polar and you never know what to expect!  Because of these drastic changes in temperature we need to be able to protect our crops when Ma gets moody.

The unfortunate change in weather forced me not just to think about designing a greenhouse (of sorts) but to actually go out and do it, like right now!

I set to work that morning to create a shelter for my plants while sarcastically thanking mother nature for her twisted sense of humor.

In an effort to save my plants from the impending snow, I had to fashion a makeshift greenhouse out of materials I had on hand.   It’s not pretty and it’s not permanent but,  it did keep my plants from freezing. :)

Saving your plants from the snow.

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The plants survived the snow storm!

This simple plan will allow you to insulate your plants when it freezes and it’s pretty quick to set up.  Just take a couple of storm windows and prop them up together so they form a triangle or a little “house”.  Use some rocks or bricks to stabilize the sides and give your structure some support.

If you have enough rocks you could stack them to create a wall on both sides of the window panes to keep out the wind and contain the heat.  I used all my bricks to make the herb spiral so I had to improvise and use some cardboard instead.   To help insulate the greenhouse, I mulched around the plants with a thick layer of dry leaves.

If you don’t have window panes you can cover the plants overnight with buckets, mulch, anything that will insulate the plants and protect them from the elements.

Sprout Seeds Indoors

Re-purpose an old Salad container to sprout your seeds.

Use an old Salad container to sprout your seeds.

Sprouting seeds can be a challenge in colder climates, especially if you don’t have a lot of space.   Luckily, there’s a simple solution to that problem!  Now, I re-purpose the plastic salad containers from the store and use them to grow my lettuce.

You could sprout any seeds you wanted, but I like the idea of growing lettuce in the container my salad greens came in, seems like a way to turn a problem into a solution to me.

I just wish I would have thought of it before the cats ate all of my wheat grass…

At any rate, it seems like these containers were almost made for the task, like pre-fabricated mini-greenhouses!    It didn’t take much work.  I just added some organic soil and planted the seeds.   All that’s left to do now is give it some water and put the lid back on.  Boom.  Tiny greenhouse.  :D

Permanent and Semi-Permanent Greenhouse Structures

There are relatively simple ways to create more permanent greenhouses as well.  In the past, I’ve helped my dad set up hoop houses that can range anywhere from a few feet tall to full size nursery greenhouses.   If you buy all the materials new it can cost a couple hundred dollars.

Fortunately,  this website will walk you through creating a 50 dollar hoop house, step-by-step,  with re-purposed materials.  Additionally, this article has a lot of great ideas for creating some really cool permanent and multi-functional greenhouses out of re-purposed materials.

Wouldn’t it would be cool to take these concepts and make them portable?  What if you took some window-panes and fashioned them into a box that had wheels, so you could roll it around and control how much sun or shade your greenhouse was getting?

That would be swell, I might have to make one.  :)

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The Truth about Orgone Energy

Orgone energy is an alleged type of “primordial cosmic energy” discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) in the late 1930s. Reich was an Austrian immigrant to the U.S. who had been trained as a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and Freudian psychoanalyst.

Reich claimed that orgone energy is omnipresent and accounts for such things as the color of the sky, gravity, galaxies, the failure of most political revolutions, and a good orgasm. In living beings, orgone is called bio-energy or Life Energy. Reich believed that orgone energy is “demonstrable visually, thermically, electroscopically and by means of Geiger-Mueller counters.”* However, only true believers in orgone energy (i.e., orgonomists practicing the science of orgonomy) have been able to find success with the demonstrations.

Reich claimed to have created a new science (orgonomy) and to have discovered other entities, such as bions, which to this day only orgonomists can detect. Bions are alleged vesicles of orgone energy which are neither living nor non-living, but transitional beings.

Reich died on November 3, 1957, in the Federal Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he was sent for criminal contempt. The criminal charge was levied because Reich refused to obey an injunction against selling medical devices such as the Orgone Accumulator and orgone “shooters,” devices which allegedly could collect and distribute orgone energy, thereby making possible the cure for just about any medical disorder except, perhaps, megalomania and self-delusion.

The Food and Drug Administration not only declared that there is no such thing as orgone energy, they had some of Reich’s books burned. A sure-fire way to ignite interest in somebody.

Despite having little status in the scientific community, Reich’s ideas have been passed on by a number of devoted followers led by Elsworth F. Baker, M.D., founder of The American College of Orgonomy, and Dr. James DeMeo of The Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory, Inc., located in Ashland, Oregon. Baker’s successors (he died in 1985) and DeMeo continue to defend both Reich the scientist and orgonomy. Reich saw himself as a persecuted genius and considered the critics who ridiculed him to be ignorant fools.

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10 Discoveries Unexplained by Science

Each day more discoveries are being made by researchers and scientists all over the world. Some of these discoveries are unexplained with our currently level of technology and understanding. Check out this video that goes over ten of these fascinating events that leave us wondering.

Check it out and let us know in the comments which topic you find to be the most insteresting!

10. The Taos Hum- An unexplained Humming Noise. This strange noise confuses locals and scientists. What could be causing it? Why do only %2 of the people in the area notice this sound?

9. Sea of Galilee – Cone-shaped Underwater Monument. Weighs 60,000 tons and built over 6000 years ago. What could be its purpose & is this another sacred site?

8. Antikthera Mechanism – Ancient Clockwork Computer. Thought to be built in 150 B.C. and can be used to calculate the movement of planets? Were devises this this used to build sacred sites and or guide our ancestors?

7. Paleodictyon Nodosum – Mysterious creature in the Atlantic that creates perfectly hexagonal burrows. What could be causing these strange patterns? More awesome sacred geometry?

6. Godzillus Fossil – Fossil found that can’t be identified as a plant or animal. Could this be evidence of extraterrestrial or an undiscovered type of life?

5. The Upsweep- Unidentified noise coming from the Pacific Ocean. Scientists have tried to place the noises but have yet to pinpoint a source. What could be causing these sounds?

4. The Placebo Effect- Sugar Pills can relieve Pain and remove symptoms of major illnesses. Scientists are still not sure how the mind is able to do this. How powerful is mind over matter. What could this mean for the pharmaceutical companies?

3. Dark Flow – An unknown Force pushes matter through the universe at breakneck speeds. Scientists are not sure how or why. It appears that the source of the force is beyond the reaches of the observable universe. Is this a force we could tap into?

2. Kepler 78b – A planet similar to Earth in size and density is so close to its star that it orbits the star every 8.5 hours. The heat from the star shouldn’t allow for a planet to form that close. Does this change our understanding of planet creation?

1. The Naga Fireballs – Fireballs rise up from a river in Thailand each October. A must see that I am adding to my bucket-list! Orbs? What could be causing this interesting phenomenon? Check out the video to see what the legend about it says!

This just goes to show that there is so much more going on in this world than we thought. Its exciting to know that there is always something new and interesting to learn and explore.

Let us know what you think and what other interesting discoveries you have come across in the comments.

Thank you for reading,
Kirsten,
& the Spirit Science Team

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Spirit Science 23 ~ The Sacred Geometry Movie

Spirit Science began on this exact monday morning exactly 3 years ago on the nose…. I seriously JUST found that out, as I was posting it right now! How amazing is that?!

Sacred Geometry: The Geometry of Consciousness. Ever since I was struck in the head with the realization that all things were connected, Sacred Geometry has been a gateway to a new awareness of the world. The door to the 3rd eye, which only makes sense as the pineal gland is the lens for awareness of geometry and patterns in our physical bodies. a

musicgeometry1I’ve also seen a lot of people who have said they really get a lot out of the sacred geometry Spirit Science episodes… and so I thought we’d put together something special for you. A way for you to get the WHOLE download, all at once, without constantly having to flip between videos.

Sacred Geometry is the representation of the patterns that exist around and through all things. The repeating patterns life takes, the technological patterns we’ve made as well, patterns of the stars and celestial bodies. I suppose the question that we’re truly asking here is – are the patterns random, or is there a force that flows through them?

…and is it anything like the force from star wars..?  Continue reading

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How to Make an Herb Spiral

2014-04-13 09.35.25Yesterday, I created my first herb spiral.  What fun!

Ever since I first saw pictures of these bad boys floating around on the facebook I’ve been wanting to make a spiral of my own.  There’s something about the herb spiral…

I love the old world charm they present and how they evoke a sort of magical feel, they just seem interesting!   It wasn’t until I started taking a permaculture class that I discovered just how interesting they really are.

An herb spiral is awesome because it does a number of great things for your garden:

1)You can maximize space by growing vertically, up the spiral.  (Nature love circles, I’m learning that gardens do better with curves and motion instead of hard angles and rows.  Spirals are awesome for this.) Continue reading

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Are Children Remembering Their Past Lives?

Are more children remembering past life experiences?  Psychologists, historians and researchers have become increasingly more open to this possibility recently because of the large amount of verifiable evidence being presented.

Parents all over have been confused and concerned about their children because of the things they are saying and remembering.

 Check out this video about what is going on.

This video shows a few different children and their experiences with remembering their past lives and experiences.  From memories about relatives to experiences with war.

The video also interviews the parents of these children and we hear about how shocked they were about the idea of reincarnation being real.

The following video is an educational video about reincarnation studies.

“A young boy supposedly has memories of a past life in which he was his own grandfather. Plus, Dr. Jim Tucker discusses his and his former colleague Dr. Ian Stevenson’s research on children in eastern countries who have spontaneous past life memories. In their research they found much evidence suggestive of reincarnation, like detailed and accurate memories and physical characteristics carried over from the previous life to the current one (birth marks, deformities, injuries).”

How can the study of past lives enhance our understanding of consciousness?

When listening to our children we can learn a lot “out of the mouth of babes” right?

If you are interested and careful you can test this for yourself and let us know what you find:

With the parents permission ask a small child “Do you remember when you were big?” and see what they say. A friend of mine tried this and heard a lot of surprising things from her young toddler.

It might also be interesting to keep a journal about it for the child. I would advise listening and observing more than anything else. Try to resist playing the experience up or adding to the story. Just listen to what they say and remember that children can have both amazing experiences to share as well as powerful imaginations.

Caution: I feel like it is imperative to remain calm when we talk to children about these things because it has a potential to expound possible fearful experiences if not dealt with properly.  Whether it is their imagination or a real experience we need to help them work through it and be the pillar of strength they are looking for.   Reassure them that they are safe if they become scared and use your best judgement about continuing to ask questions.

Creating an open listening space will do a lot for the growth and nurturing of the child with or without the discovery of a verifiable past life experience.

Let us know what you think and feel free to share other interesting videos and research in the comments.

Thank you for reading,

Kirsten,
Spirit Science Team

Seeking Higher Consciousness