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Biodynamic – The Real Deal

Have you ever wondered what Biodynamic farming is all about?
Well I had the privilege to actually go to one of their farms years ago. Found it absolutely fascinating. It is a real commitment to very healthy and pure food and farming.

So if you see the name on any products you can be assured that they are the best and purest food you can buy.
I found this article in the “Health and Nature” magazine and if you are interested in good nutritious food it is worth reading.
These type of farms are all over the world not just Australia

 

 

What does being a biodynamic farmer mean? It means that we provide the best possible value in our dairy products for our customers. It also means that we care for the environment in the best possible way. We do not pollute waterways, and we farm with the least water usage and waste possible. We care for our animals in the best possible way – for example, leaving calves with cows as long as they drink milk; not using anything artificial in animal husbandry, and running a bull with the herd to avoid artificial insemination; and by not using hormones, antibiotics, or chemical drenches. We use preventive methods, like herbal creams for udders to prevent mastitis,  herbal and mineral-based products in drinking water to prevent infections or parasites. We use biodynamic preparations made from herbs, manure and minerals on the soil, which provide nutrients that soil microorganisms need to be balanced, so that plants growing in that soil will be healthy and fertile. We try to keep a natural balance between native vegetation and crops to feed the cows. We run monthly study and discussion groups for interested farmers or home gardeners, and two-day workshops where people can learn to make the homeopathic preparations. For us, biodynamic farming is the only sustainable way of farming. Biodynamic farming means our kids can experience chemical-free farm life and grow up in a natural environment with friendly, happy animals.

How does biodynamic farming compare with conventional farming? It is similar to organic farming, in that both farming styles do not use chemicals, do not plant genetically modified crops, and follow strict rules as to how animals are treated, and what with. The difference is that in organic farming, one can take a fairly conventional approach, for example, if there is a weed problem they can use a spray or other method to get rid of the ‘problem’. In biodynamic farming, we instead regard this ‘problem’ as an indicator of where there is an imbalance. We then use natural methods, like weed teas made with herbal concentrates, to restore balance in the environment so that the problem becomes minor and eventually disappears. The same applies with treatments for the animals: we try to prevent problems by providing balanced feed rather than boosting milk production with a higher protein intake. In biodynamics, the long-term goal is healthy, long-living cows, which bear healthy calves without problems, and provide average, balanced production of unhomogenized milk. There is evidence from Europe that continuous consumption of homogenized milk is liked to heart disease; it may also lead to intolerances, as the body has difficulty dealing with proteins that can’t be digested and attempts to reject the unwanted fat molecules.

What is the one thing you want our readers to hear? Support local farmers to the best of your ability – this keeps our food chain alive, keeps Australian food being produced in Australia, and prevents productive land from being destroyed. Companies like ours need consumer support at the cash register. If supermarkets are made to understand that if products like ours are taken off the shelves and replaced with cheap imports or home-brand products that they will not be purchased, they will take notice! Vote with your dollar, and use the complaint pages on supermarket websites to have your say.
Find out more at www.bdfarmpariscreek.com.au

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NATURE’S LOVE BATH

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom Salts, OR 1 cup Pink Himalayan Salt, OR half a cup of each.
  • 5 drops Rose Essential Oil.
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
  • A handful of dried rose petals
  • A handful of fresh rose petals (or your preferred choice of flower)
  • [Optional] Rose quartz crystals. If you have any, place small polished rose quartz pebbles in the bath, and any rough rose quartz crystals outside/around the bath.
  • [Optional] 3 Tbls/a big splash of Hawthorn Berry Tincture. The Hawthorn tree has long been revered as a tree of love. Its tincture is known to have heart health properties physically, and emotionally/energetically it’s believed to open the heart to love.

Extras

  • Candles lit in your bathroom.
  • Heart-nourishing music.
  • If you want a stronger fragrance, you can add a few more drops of the essential oils, just do so gradually so you can gauge.

Directions

  • Add the salt, essential oils, tincture (optional), and dried flowers to your bath and swish about to stir in.
  • Add small rose quartz pebbles if you have (optional), and fresh flower petals at the end to float on the surface.
  • Decorate the bathroom with candles and flowers as desired.
  • When you enter your bath, begin with some moments/a meditation connecting to your heart and the love you have for yourself/others/nature/your partner , etc., and send this loving energy into the water. Imagine it flowing from your heart into the water as a light or energy, or down your arms and out through your hands into the water.
  • Then enjoy a beautiful soak in your blessed love-infused bath! Allow yourself to fully relax and allow in the beautiful energies, fragrances, feelings, etc.

Article by –  globalloveproject.com

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Just The Way Nature Intended

I cannot be more adamant about the benefits of these water Ionizers. EVERY household should have one is my belief. There is a FREE ebook offered at http://bit.do/KangenWater  and is an opportunity to learn the brilliance  of these machines and their benefits.

 

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Learn about the health benefits Kangen Water® can have on your body. Click on the link and download this 5-page eBook now. It is packed full of information to educate you of the hidden power of what this machine can do.

http://bit.do/KangenWater

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Coolest nature Video Ever

I thought this was amazing footage

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How Beautiful Is Mother Nature?

Line of maple trees along a ridge in Japan
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Nature In Art Form

I thought this was such a cool idea.

Nature’s Art

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Nature Girl

This was sent to me and it made me remember my time with my own Grandkids when they were that age. I used to take them for a ‘Nanna walk’ to the beach. We would go to the coffee shop afterwards meet my friends and have our morning cappuccino and my Grandkids would have what they would call ‘babychino’s’ (warm milk and froth sprinkled with chocolate and maybe a marshmallow). I loved it and a great memory for me but they were so small they probably don’t remember it at all.

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I take my daughter outside somewhere in “nature” almost every single day. She sits and quietly takes in everywhere I bring her. I couldn’t be more proud. (via imgur.com)

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