Category : Tellings
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I wish we could meet face to face. I’d teach you to talk WITH nature. Thing is, you DO…or rather “they” TRY to (to you). Try with EVERYONE…but man thinks its his / hers OWN thoughts. Thus man misses out on some FASCINATING things.
The conversations I’ve had…that PROVED them to be TRUE…would blow you away! The last TREE Talk was at Lions Rock…ACRES and ACRES of trees saying “WE WILL BURN”….and, low, all now burned to death in our last big fire. Yet thin Stretches saying “WE WILL NOT BURN”…and fire went AROUND – PAST THEM!
Want proof? ADAM WAS WITH ME and AS THEY TOLD, I told HIM! He can back me. Other (FUTURE) things were told then (by them) too. MASS “RUNNING” via a near IMPOSSIBLE Mountain Pass, by LINES of PEOPLE. Trying to get into Canada by this UNKNOWN Route. Dead and Dieing (Old / Weak) lining its STEEP path. People put into a “CEMETERY” area…MILES and MILES BEFORE the pass! Died while trying to get TO the path. Flee-ers walking from the coast. Exhausted to DEATH, BEFORE the still miles away Mountain Pass.
People from as far away as OREGON…let alone the Seattle area.
TREES KNOW. Willing to SHARE, but man has forgotten how to HEAR.
Animals have TRIED to converse to man…but have had to give up…so instead the go to BODY LANGUAGE…which man can UNDERSTAND (the Basics of) still. VERY BASIC. In THAT man THINKS they are so smart. No, but at least they still have that.
Nature conversation is nearly a lost art.
OUR horse gal (across the street here) has me come to talk to her horses. REFUSES TO LEARN herself (“NOT of GOD”) yet calls OFTEN. The last just last weak. A lame horse. BADLY Swollen hoof / leg. TERRIBLE CONDITION.
When I asked what happened, she (horse ) told me “I stepped on a nail”. Not knowing the WORD “Nail”, she PICTURED it. A rusty bent nail that punctured the base of her hoof…then came out. BLOOD POISON GOING UP HER LEG…QUICKLY!
I told the gal, “get help QUICKLY, she needs both a Penicillin shot AND a Tetanus shot (explaining).
She called, afraid (later that day) to have me come help her CALM the horse during one shot. Afraid the horse would hurt her, I did. As YOU’D like to know “whats about to occur”, so too do animals. As I was explaining to the horse, the gal, needle in hand, STRONGLY Told me to “SHUT UP”!
I “blew” Up! ”WHAT!”? You call me to HELP then tell ME to SHUT UP and NOT do the Job!?
I might as well LEAVE and go into my WARM HOUSE and leave YOU with HER…TO BE KICKED and REAR UP ON! ALONE!
Well, the gal calmed down, contrite. I then told the horse her / we were trying to help her…but that IT WOULD HURT, for a few moments. Explained the shot. Had the gal show her the LONG needle and then touch the area the needle would go in.
I told the horse to “PLEASE BE CALM…DON’T KICK or REAR UP. It NEEDS to be done…to HELP YOU!”
I then told the gal, “Massage the area”…she did. Then to the horse, “On THREE hon…One / Two / THREE!”
The gal, so AFRAID just COULDN’T! “DAMMIT SHARON, She was READY! She was PREPARED….now DO IT!”
(To the horse) I apologized and said “Again”…One…Two…THREE…
This time Sharon slammed the needle deep and straight down into the muscle. THE HORSE ONLY QUIVERED but stayed still.
“Thanks hon, it’s over.” (to the horse).
Sharon told me the vet would give the other shot the next day and “pull out the nail”. I told her, “its not THERE, it came out. He wont find it!”
Yesterday he came. Found her hoof “palm” had a busted open abscess. ”COULD have been caused by a nail, If so, its no longer in here.”
I will take my metal detector over tomorrow and go over the pen and clear it of nails (less then a Month ago she had a roof section replaced…causing lost nails). Told her too: Sharon, I don’t EVER want you to interfere with me as I’m working Again! Call and I’ll come…but if so, Y O U…”SHUT UP!”
(I do this for her “in trade”. No money).
Yes you CAN talk WITH “nature”!
So, that’s what man is MISSING. Simply by NOT HEARING what CAN be HEARD. The teaching TOO DANGEROUS to Write or Tape out to sell / give. NEEDING A “DESIGNATED DRIVER” to make it SAFE…so only can / WILL be done on a “Face-To-Face” way.
We NEED Each OTHER…..NOW!
I now have three Contemplating Suicide. God Believers too.
I’m so glad I have spent a number of years with we in EXTREME Poverty. Due to His Wisdom, I can identify with these…and hopefully, help.
Yes, I’m still “on the edge”. Bills and needs like all…still, this is RICH compared to what we’ve had. By Far.
Life is like a Carnival…lots of thrills, Semi-danger, Fears, “Ups and Downs”. A real RIDE! And all, for FREE! ( :
But YOU WALK AWAY from EACH!
Look at life like that.
Sure, some rides scare the bejeevers out of you. Maybe wish you hadn’t jumped on. SCARY!
But you WALK AWAY.
I’ve a few who are in worse Physical problems than I. More money problems than I.
Many I guess are in deep trouble. Homes gone. No TRANSPORTATION to go ANYWHERE. One like that can BARLEY WALK.
Lost their “grip” and these three wanting “out of it”.
This is WORLD WIDE. Not just in the USA.
You think YOU’VE got it rough? Want to trade with some of the others E Mailing me?
LIFE is an ADVENTURE! Raise your hands and “scream to Heaven” as the roller coaster take the ‘nosedives’.
Then, dazed…YOU WALK AWAY…and LESS FEARFULLY THIS TIME!
YOU might not have Liked it…but you now KNOW you could DO IT AGAIN! “DAD” HAS SHOWN YOU: “YOU can MAKE IT!”
These are Life SHARING lessons. So YOU can help OTHERS!
“Hang in there” kids. TRUST HIM. He wont give you a ‘ride’ YOU CANT MANAGE. NEVER!
Only you must “go” on TRUSTING HE HAS ARRANGED THIS…just for YOU!
Now, are you going to ‘raise your hands’? Or NOT BELIEVETRUST (one word).
At the end of the ride…HELP OTHERS UP and to WALK in The SON!
Don’t give up friends. LEARN! And (after) ENJOY THE MEMORIES of a “Ride of a Lifetime”.
It’s for YOU!
I’ve searched and searched. Can’t locate ANY who really goes CAMPING at my age. Seems old “campers” go to campgrounds…in RVs….Trailers.
THIS is CAMPING??? Where’s the YOUTHFUL SPIRIT?
What are we AFRAID of?
I’ve gone to are local Center for the Elderly. People younger then me siting around “remembering”, but why just REMEMBER?
WHY not ‘tent’ in the backyard and listen to the crickets again?
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
A small group of 3 to 5, all ‘like minded’ and aware of each others limits, and keeping pace with the worse, can STILL have fun.
Least that’s MY thoughts.
I’ve looked to the internet…to a few churches….local and nearby. ZILCH!
Shoot, we’re OLD…not DEAD!
Science and High Tech IS “New Age” based, friends.
Filled with Just ENOUGH Truth and Usefulness to be accepted as ALL True.
Once the vast majority are receptive….THEY ARE “CAPTURED”! I.E., “controllable”.
“ENSLAVED” to SERVE the controllers.
They “play” you like a Flute!
Using you to pay Taxes / Etc., so THEY can PARTY…at YOUR Expense.
In this they lead you AWAY from GOD…convincing you that YOU a GOD(s). Stealing your very SOULS essence.
GODCREATOR SAYS: YOU CAN “DO” by MIND alone.
THEY say “Look, you ARE GODS…See? Buy a PLANE ticket…Get the ELECTRONICS to Harness the sun / wind / water. SEE WHAT WE OFFER YOU? We offer you GODPOWER!” “Follow US!”.
And you FALL FOR IT.
This all started in the Churches. Turning mankind into UNGOD-LIKE “GODS”. and enslaving YOU into THEIR “Zombie SERVANTS”.
Yes, they Party” at Your expense.
Its like this: “Feed them enough BS and in time they will think it’s ICE CREAM!”.
Savoring every bite.
Red Elk asked me to add something from an email he shared with WS:
We’ve been programmed into it from the time we’re tiny children, not unlike domestic animals. My generation was the first raised with TV tho NOT with computers which came along later, but we also still went outside…but succeeding generations have been more and more ensnared. Outside of the few who have chosen to learn things outside of the tech, many don’t think they can survive without it. Even when God keeps reminding them they can by taking it away.
I too lack construction knowledge but NOT common Sense.
I’ve three MINNY domes here, and still the still incomplete BIG one on our other property. That is 30 diameter INSIDE x 19 1/2 High.
It’s a combo of Eskimo Igloo (long entryway overhang) / ONION shaped (but “cut” on the FLAT base (near center). A Loft with Bed Room there AND below it.
“2 bedrooms” this way. A flat topped Wood stove for heat and cooking In the CENTER. Seating with Storage around all but Bedroom and Doorway.
One BIG off-shaped (gnome) widow and on 1/2 the BIG doorway (again; Gnome odd-ball shape).
As you enter the Half Door you can turn left (via the OPEN half of full door…this to the Bathroom…n to the kitchen Proper”. It has a storage shelf across the upper back.
THIS part is a long DOG PEN RUN. Cyclone pen…6 ft tall. Exit door (#2) at far end.
Cooking area at front side.
U can cook there or at dome center one.
All-in-All, the whole has Space Galore. Other the the dome sections roundness being broken up by the small bed.rm. All else there wide open (less stove). Guests can sleep on the storage seats or floor. 5? 6-7?.
I used cut cedar to pound into the soil. Then put PVC PIPES onto each, as the Studs. 2 inches
Built like a Sweat Lodge (Plains style). 3 pvc piping incinerated these up-rights (which are gathered towards wards the top).
“Tied” together at the studs via Zip Locks and brass wires.
I held the framing up with a nailed together 2×4 with “cross” board near the top.
Then rolled on CHICKEN WIRE over the whole DOME part and locked this onto all the framing.
Once that was done I then kicked loose the 2×4 “holder”.
As expected (and HOPED) the whole dome SHRANK DOWNWARD n EXPANDED OUTWARD. Tightening the whole into a STRONG Structure! The dome measurements were AFTER this support “kick”. Aho? (The BASE Diameter remained the same). Thus it has an “onion-like”shape (but NOT severe). Rather attractive, to be honest.
The dog pen was a ‘kick’ to do. 10×20. Done in about an hour by my (then) 14 year old grandson and myself. Once the fencing was all connected we simply took at end each, picked it up and placed it where we wanted it. With a slight “bend “between and side and backside of the dome. This left a “gap”. More pvc framing and wire filling that gap and allowing plenty of room for toilet / sink / TUB and a bit of cabinet space.
Not crowded, but still on the small side. Aho?
We are looking toward a cement mixed with dirt flooring. Flat stones set in as part. White Sand to fill gaps and keep all “airy” and Light. IE; White sand Grouting. Aho ?
By the way, I may raise the LOFT Ladder to give more main floor room.. Swing up via a pulley and line.
The Dog Pen section will have a SHED Roof…PLANTED with grass and flowers (Alaska Trapperson Style Cabin). Bending and BLENDING a Square to a Round (dome) side. Thus not look ‘out-of-place’ at all. Aho?
At this time…less Cat Work, I’ve less then $1300.00 into this…INCLUDING A GIANT HEAVY WHITE TARP that will cover all. VINYL.
Will then be a Fancy TENT till we can get proper material together to “permanent” it all. Also have rolls of thick insulation to put on before the tarp.
With the stove we have all should be comfortable during are extreme winters there. (12 to 14 foot snowfalls).
“CAT work” included a deep cut-in to hill side. This to cover with dirt. Only the Dog Pen will show its ‘shape’…and remember That TOO will have a Dirt Roof…planted. Aho?
I’m one who likes to bring the OUTSIDE…IN.
Keeping all GNOME Simple.
Go to “SHOESTRING CABIN” and see my 3 minny domes. This will give you an idea of what I mean. Its a HUB, by “Ghost”.
Scroll down a bit to see ours.
Also look up “THE GNOME HOME IN WALES”.
This gave my wife the ‘push’ I needed to do the big one.
So, basically, by more salvage and thinking Out-Side-The-Box, our MOVE TO Dome shouldn’t cost us more then 5 to 6,000.00.
It’s a long way from complete. So far from our house here the gas is prohibitive. Went up twice to work on it. Planned a 1 wk per ‘doing’. LIGHTNING STORMS EACH WEEK…Day AND Night. Had to call it a useless trip and come home.
Basically most was me doing. 3 times my grandson came and helped. Once 3 others as well.
Its set there, framed and cover ready, for 4 + yrs now. Standing firm and ready throughout the winters/ Etc. To date, I’m quit pleased. Aho?
First Gnome Home Pictures