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How to make birch oil

Another great video, I will definitely be trying this.

Tapping a birch tree for sap. Makes wine, syrup, ice cubes for malt whiskey, etc

Amazing video, he has lots of older style tools that need no power other then what you produce from your body. Very enjoyable to watch.

Home Made Ice Cream (made in a blender!) – RECIPE

How to Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is the perfect topping or a great complement to any side dish. Control the salt and the flavor by making your own sauerkraut at home using this recipe.

Step 1: Shred cabbage; mix with salt
Shred the cabbage in the food processor, working in small batches. Then place the shredded cabbage in a large bowl and add salt. Use clean hands to mix it well.

Add juniper berries and caraway seeds to the salted cabbage for an extra burst of flavor.

Step 2: Pack cabbage into plastic container                                                                                                                                                                                                            Add a batch of salted cabbage to a large plastic container. Use your hand to press it firmly into the bottom. Continue adding and pressing cabbage in batches, leaving at least 5 inches of clearance between the cabbage and the top of the plastic container.

Step 3: Add weight and cover cabbage
Cover the cabbage with a plate that fits snugly into the plastic container. Then fill the Mason jar with water and place it on top of the plate to add weight. Cover the container with a towel.

Step 4: Check to make sure brine is produced
Let the cabbage sit for 6 hours, and then check to make sure brine is being produced. You should find at least 1 inch of brine covering the plate. Press down on the plate or add more weight if the cabbage isn’t producing enough brine.

Step 5: Store; check brine level
Store the container in a place where the temperature is 70 degrees. Check the sauerkraut every two days, and skim any foam from the top of the brine with a spoon. Rinse and replace the plate and jar, and keep the brine at 1 inch above the plate. Add more weight if the brine evaporates.

Step 6: Taste cabbage after one week
Taste the cabbage after it has been fermenting for 1 week. Allow it to ferment until it reaches the density of flavor you like — anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks.

The longer the sauerkraut ferments, the stronger the flavor. Can the sauerkraut sooner for a mild flavor, and allow it to ferment longer if you want a stronger taste.

Step 7: Add to jars and refrigerate
Add the finished sauerkraut to jars, filling them with the cabbage and brine and leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Store the jars in the refrigerator, where it will keep for 3 to 4 months. Enjoy your crunchy and tangy treat as a side with your favorite dishes.

Did You Know?
After being handmade and marketed on a small scale for four years, the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were introduced to a worldwide audience in 1982. In the first year of sales, nearly 3 million dolls were sold.

How to keep Bees – the basics

Bees are essential pollinators and they produce delicious honey, a beehive is the perfect compliment for any productive fruit and vegetable garden – knowing where to put a hive and how to ensure your garden is bee friendly are the first steps of successful beekeeping.

How to Grow Mushrooms

Mushrooms grow from spores, not seeds. You can grow this curious food indoors or out with a little preparation and the right supplies.

Step 1: Pick the right culture
Pick the right culture spores for your skill level — oyster and button mushrooms are the easiest to grow, while shiitake and morel mushrooms can be difficult.

Search online for the different types of spores and their difficulties.

Step 2: Choose a growing area
Choose a growing area that is cool, dark, and free from pests that may eat or contaminate your mushroom farm.

The best growing areas are basements or crawl spaces.

Step 3: Apply soil
Spread a dark, nutrient-rich soil evenly over a level growing bed to a thickness of about 2 inches.

Step 4: Sterilize substrate
Sterilize your substrate by soaking it in hot water or putting it in a pressure cooker to kill undesirable fungi and bacteria that can ruin your mushroom batch.

Different species of mushrooms thrive on different substrates, like straw, compost, wood chips, sawdust, newspaper, or cardboard.

Step 5: Apply substrate
Apply the appropriate substrate or growing medium over your soil to feed your hungry mushroom spores.

Step 6: Implant spores
Implant or inoculate the substrate with your mushroom spores and fine tune the temperature and humidity levels based on the species.

Some varieties require higher humidity than others. You may need a humidity tent to increase humidity levels.

Step 7: Look for sprouts
Look for sprouting, or “pinning,” after about three weeks. The mushrooms will be ready for harvesting in as little as one month.

Did You Know?
A fungus colony discovered in Northern Oregon may be the largest single organism in the world, covering over 2,300 square acres — that’s about 1,665 football fields.

How to Make Rick Simpson’s Medicinal Hemp Oil Safely


Heat is essential to decarboxylate the cannabinoids properly so you have active medicine, cold extractions will not cure you. If you make it wrong because you think you know better than the people who are curing others… you have only yourself to blame (and we don’t want that to happen). Best of health and happiness. – Christian Laurette a.k.a. “chrychek”)

Make your own hemp oil using Rick’s only OFFICIAL recipe…. free of charge, as always.……

Ensuring the correct dosage is used is key to overcoming cancer and not becoming overly drowsy. Please take care to follow the directions.

1975 – Medical College of Virginia, published medical journal:…

2000 – Madrid, Spain study:…… – Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection……

How to Use a Neti Pot: A Cleansing Technique for the Upper Respiratory System

Steve – I’ve purchased the Neti Pot and the Seal Salt Jar off of Daniels site (to support and try their product) I find it works very well. I have been trying to use the technique of having water in my mouth and making come up through the nasal cavity and out of the nose similar to when you laugh and liquid comes out of your nose, however, I find it very hard to do.

How to: Purify Water

How to: Make a compost tumbler

How To Make A Compost Tumbler. Learn How To Prepare Dark, Rich, Nutrient-Dense Compost For Your Garden. Make Compost Using A Water Barrel, Whether You Live On A Homestead, In the City Or Somewhere In Between. It’s Fast, Cheap and Easy!

* It’s Important to Note that the best size of holes to drill into the barrel (for aeration) are holes that are 1/4″ to 3/8″