The Donna Beckman Environmental Research University, which resides on the Beckman Ranch, salutes the 1st days of spring 2021. Vernal Equinox arrives 5:37AM PDT March 20
By March 28th, you will be getting your FREE seedlings as promised.
The Beckman Ranchers are working hard to help our neighbors, amazing homeschooling families during this Plague of XiMao 2021 CoVid19 mess.
Anyone for a spring field trip and/or science fair to the Ranch? 30 chickens, a few ducks, rabbits and quail etc. What say you and suggestions?! Later in spring…
Last March, as of 3/21/21, we welcomed 58 million NEW home schooling kids and their families across America. Yes, the CoVid Virus Hunter (and CoVax questioner) is working in the shadows and Len is working real estate the other 20 hours a day. But, families: YOUR needs are important to me.
You are awesome and experienced home “domicilic pedagogist” engineers, moms/dads homeschoolers! So, when you see a neighbor still wandering in a daze wondering what that kid is still doing in her home at 10am on a school day, calm her down and explain this is what you’ve done for 1, 5, 10 etc years. Physical distancing (social distancing is googledygook wording) of course….that’s what Moms’ Nights out (and the occasional Dads Night’s out too) are for.
Farmer’s almanac time. Updates too!
Zucchini and world’s largest and roma, tomatoes seedlings (we call em starters) are underway…144 giant sunflowers. Birds got the giant sunflowers but starting more and Romas too!
Since we are busy doing what we always do, as homeschoolers and others not so much, I still have a new 2021 challenge:
$20 reward for the largest zucchini by any co-op, homeschool family between now and end of July. We will bring starters to March 28th co-op. Come May, the $99 Giant Pumpkin seedlings will be available. $99 to the largest pumpkin by Halloween.
If you are sheltering in place, great time to get going on Spring gardening. Below are some suggestions and ideas about being environmentally successful and good stewards
The Luddite Algorean heretics keep preaching MAN is the CREATOR and Changes the Climate. Even our ex president, Michelle’s husband, is blaming Mr T for ending our ties to the Paris Accord, ie climate change has caused the SARS-CoV-2 virus to spread. Under JoBama, it’s back. What BS (bio science) and foolishness. Pray for Alexandria OCASIOnal CORTEx User, that she will now BEGIN her education post college. Indoctrination is a terrible mindset to waste. they keep screaming Follow the Science! Only fools follow fools; Follow the REAL scientists! and ADVANCE!
Last year we filled out the Census. But, when you do the CO2 Census, you find there is One teeny carbon dioxide molecule for every 2500 yes 2500 other air molecules (99%ers oxygen, nitrogen, argon the main ones). This 1:2500 ratio does NOTHING to alter the heat sinking atmospheric physics of our climate.
February 2019 was the COLDEST Feb on record NEVER getting above the 60s Fahrenheit AND the WETTEST California on record. This year, lots more rain.
People, believe it or not, for all eternity and before He made the 553 sextillion mile wide universe, God knew what He was doing. Still does. The biomechanics to make a 50 trillion celled human is not rocket science to the OMNIscience God we Love!
We are such arrogant ignorant fools sometimes. No one is talking about the planetary COOLING undeway.
Called the Dalton Minimum (lowest solar heat with minimum sunspots) by solar physicists, it is underway this decade. It might explain the unprecedented Texas FreezeOut; and no, $2Trillion JayFing Kerry, the massive local global Texas cooling is NOT do to local global WARMING. OR CO2.
Here are some TIPS; Giant sunflowers, roma (just starting) and other tomatoes are in the portable planters; so are the zucchinis. They will be at the co-op meetings AND for my real estate clients. Trying to help large families whenever possible: it is a lot cheaper than $3 per plant pop at the Depot of Home or Loews. Free to clients as an appreciation for your continued business. And friends too!
Tips for April 2021
Weed: After picking out a reasonable planting zone, with much rain, it is a GREAT time to weed…the saturated soil means you pull roots and all out.
Make it a kid and parent project. Don’t wait until summer for your spring garden. The better prepared now, the better the harvest. I still love that picture of the homeschooling mom with her sister nun sister holding a giant zucchini last year. I think it was Mrs Sosa!
Prep the soil. If you have a rototiller, crank it up. The starters ARE ready, first come first served. If you had a lousy harvest last season, amend the soil with some manure or appropriate substance. Ask.
Start the compost pile or barrel. And old barrel in a corner of the garden with the bottom cut out is one way.
DO NOT USE YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSER. ALL organics can be composted. Use the compost pile or watertight or waterloose barrel. Give your garbage disposal a rest. In fact, our House member Alex AOC did not even know what a disposal unit is: NY has ZERO. She jumped when she turned her DC one on first time.
Garbage is what the Regressive Leftist tenured professors of outer Mongolian studies indoctrinates our young with. It is not POISON for your plants, once composted. Major major warning: Regressive Leftist ideologies like the Algorean global warming fraud can be poison to your family. Use this shelter in place, physical anti-social 6 foot distancing for great things. Becoming even better fams.
Plan the garden. Here’s where the PVC grid comes in. I will be doing a short PolyVinylChloride clinic for the various scholastic gatherings to show how inexpensive, water conservative, weed abating and fruitful using PVC dribblers will be for YOU. I may go YouTube to help answer questions..
And one time. I am still using the same PVC piping for eight years. It uses less and less expensive water. Produces more fruit and less weeds. And a fun project to do with your kiddoes. For the domicilic pedagogy dailies, it counts for agriculture, atmospheric physics, math, biology, horticulture and ??
No, those two cluckers are NOT PVC Chickens. This one does bird droppings, which i like to pass on to family, clients and friends. Especially the Dr Seuss kind (one breed yields actual GREEN eggs)
Good news is you don’t have to replumb your house. You can connect up the ranch/farm water distribution system to the hose bib (not the toddler’s dribbler high chair kind) but the hose bib. After all, people of God, it IS a great day to be ALIVE!! To the right (leftists, it’s left of left) see the recyclable and reusable connector that a short or long hose can supply water to.
Remember, every environmental decision and action has incidental, unexpected and purposeful results. God gave you that 3 pounds of matter between the ears. Use it.
Recycling hints…Conservationists not pretend greenies…
Recycling hints: at the Beckman ranch, we recycle reverse osmosis cleansed water waste to the roses, for one.
Share some of your ideas at Lenbeckman@gmail.com and they will be included! We share everything to help each other.
At the Beckman Ranch, shower water goes to two different grey water pits and hydrates (fancy way of saying “waters”) the Lion’s Tail plant that bees love and formerly the roses; the plants go crazy from the phosphates, etc
Garbage disposer obsoleted with a garbage pail your grandma used to have going to animals or composting Minimal fracked natural gas use via the heater NOT being on day and night. No central air but occasional use of an area AC. All LED lighting. Chickens, quail and rabbits provide fertilizer for the gardens; the ducks quacks. All garbage possible composted and reused.
Single use plastic bags are essential and still available at HDepot or Loews. Take a few extra, they like your business!
Why? We rescue the much maligned single use plastic bags and use them (another GREEN fraud: Calif. thin plastic bags are made from high energy components of methane normally released into the atmosphere or burned off…NOT oil). Especially with the CoVid19, too many people bring cockroaches, crumbs and norovirus with their reused cloth, even plastic bags to food, yes food markets. Yes, these are actual foreign objects my local checkout clerks have told me they have seen.
“Ever wonder where we will get the 6000 products (plastics etc) that COME FROM OIL once OIL is banned by the regressive green nuts in DC like Kerry, AOC, Beijing Biden etc?) Me too!” Ask sad sack JoBama?
We keep the same kids and don’t turn them in for other models. We eat farm fresh eggs (we will share at co-ops and surprise clients and friends) and grow as much herbs and veggies possible. Using Harbor Freight tarps, we channel excess rain water into the pool and rain barrels to save water. You can do the same coming off your eaves to fill a rain barrel, for example.
The Beckman Ranch wants to help as much as possible. We are the neighborhood captain for helping the elderly, which is easy on a street of 8 homes. Do GREAT as well in your neighborhood!
California WASTES water and LEAVES the potholes. PLUS charges us Gas Tax RATE above 35%. Yes,
35% 44%. Moving toward 66% since Captain JoBama was elected.
Unlike NorCalifornia where they routinely dump fresh crude H20, 2 trillion gallons the last 7 years, into the Pacific (so Poseidon can desalinate in Huntington Beach and resell it to us?) we are forced to conserve water as good Christians. Thus things like the PVC water distribution system.
We work to help families dump Xavier the former Catholic Deceiver and baby killer sympatico for lying to us about God’s gift of fossil fuels: today the gas sales tax RATE was 37.2%. Over 1/3 of our precious family energy $$ to the guvmint and STILL there are pot holes unfilled. And water holes (reservoirs undug) unfulfilled. But, trust me, the obese public sector union pension reservoirs are filled quickly from the hapless large families. Like the $2trillion boondoggle with 93% going to cronies not families.
As promised, here are scripts on dealing with the mentally challenged AOC DINK (dual income no kids) folks.
A homeschooling mom asked about this idea for her kids:
The Three Sisters
Homeschoolers Project for spring/summer: the Three Sisters easy garden. No pesticides needed.
Three hundred years ago, when early American colonists took a look at the food gardens in Native American villages, they often saw a unique companion planting plan – corn, pole beans and pumpkins or squash being grown together in the same plot.
It is a great way to have your kids during summer (break if you take one from school) watch their garden grow. It, like the PVC garden, is scalar. Also, like the phototropic nature of giant sunflowers, where the plant naturally follows the sun during the day, it teaches an aspect of nutrition, healthy plant interaction and they can eat what they grow.
From another Farmers Almanac:
By the time European settlers arrived in America in the early 1600s, the Iroquois had been growing the “three sisters” for over three centuries. The vegetable trio sustained the Native Americans both physically and spiritually. In legend, the plants were a gift from the gods, always to be grown together, eaten together, and celebrated together.
Each of the sisters contributes something to the planting. Together, the sisters provide a balanced diet from a single planting.
- As older sisters often do, the corn offers the beans needed support.
- The beans, the giving sister, pull nitrogen from the air and bring it to the soil for the benefit of all three.
- As the beans grow through the tangle of squash vines and wind their way up the cornstalks into the sunlight, they hold the sisters close together.
- The large leaves of the sprawling squash protect the threesome by creating living mulch that shades the soil, keeping it cool and moist and preventing weeds.
- The prickly squash leaves also keep away raccoons, which don’t like to step on them.
Together, the three sisters provide both sustainable soil fertility as well as a healthy diet. Perfection!
TIPS FOR GROWING THE THREE SISTERS
- To try them in your garden, in spring, prepare the soil by adding fish scraps or wood ash to increase fertility, if desired.
- Make a mound of soil about a foot high and four feet wide.
- When the danger of frost has passed, plant the corn in the mound. Sow six kernels of corn an inch deep and about ten inches apart in a circle of about 2 feet in diameter.
- When the corn is about 5 inches tall, plant four bean seeds, evenly spaced, around each stalk. About a week later, plant six squash seeds, evenly spaced, around the perimeter of the mound. Or use starters from the Beckman. I will be planting another tray of zuccs and ? squash. Whattya want?
My horticultural experts, go for it! Modify as you desire. You might plant marigolds around the outside and if you have more land, scalar away. Google Australia 3 sisters if looking for a lesson plan enhancement, LLLearners!
Now, on to the truth: YOU are the living witness to a dying culture, home schooling (and other) people of faith. Learn and the Spirit will prompt you to say the right words.
The culture of death has had aeons to corrupt God’s message: it is TIME to take it back. Be NOT afraid…I GO before you ALWAYS:.
MultiKid Mom section..SCRIPT#101 for moms with multiple kids scrunching her in line at your local super market
Set the scene: your rug rat is pulling your sneaker laces, your curtain climber up your pants leg, the purse snatcher grabbing your keys and the idiot Shitzoo owner NO kids Dual Income smarty pants couple behind you in line is smirking at you, the frazzled and busy mom.
Mom putting food stuff on checkout belt, minding her own business
Shitzoo Couple: “M’am, don’t you know there is a population problem in the world. Don’t you own a TV?” The ‘smart’ childless couple chuckle together.
Smiling multi kid homeschooling mom: “You guys just married? Congrats, love your four legged kid”
Shitzoo lady smirks. Her arrogance was tighter on her face than her leggings glued to her calves.
Smiling mom continues: “No, you are right, sir and m’am. There are 50 countries one generation away from extinction. They aren’t having offspring and some are paying their couples to procreate.”
“We need more kids! When your cute Shitzoo is dead and buried in your garden, my seven kids and 20 grandkids will be paying for your social security and MediCare to keep you alive.”
Now the overhearing People in line chuckle. The Shitzoo lady shouts “How dare you! I have a Prius and only have one mani pedi a week.! And my hubby drives a zero emission Tesla too. So there!”
Mom, moving the curtain climber into the basket seat. The clerk had asked “how many bags you wanna buy?” and mom said: “use these single use plastic bags made from natural gas waste products!”. The clerk said “But they are from Home Depot!”. The wise mom said: “Yup that’s my next stop”
Back at Shitzoo2, the smiling homeschool mom speaks: “Honey, are you related to Alexandria OCASIOnal CORTEx User? You appear the same age and show you have the same intelligence quotient as she does. Electricity is NOT free and must be generated for your hubby’s $100k electric cart.
Kids ARE the wealth of America, not childlessness. Some moms can’t have them, others choose not too. You have to stop believing the America haters. In fact, one third of American women, per a recent survey, are reluctant to have children due to global warming. How insane is that? The Regressive Leftists indoctrinate you at will with their chronic crises du jour…but honey, YOU need to give consent.”
“Your shitzoo is cute, but CO2 is not your enemy. And Suzie shitzoo can’t give you grandkids either.” End of Script. Modify and personalize at will
Multi kid mom left the store, 5 of her 7 in tow, and the Shitzoo Two stood in in line still in a daze. The people continued to chuckle. Mom of 7 won that round. But GOD wins the WHOLE battle and war. Be NOT Afraid!
As the sage in Cars3 put it: “The truth is the quickest way”
Speaking of God’s gift of fossil fueled cars (oil becomes 6000 products, natural gas is low polluting and driving energy costs down and clean coal)!
“Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.” Briggs and Stratton 2 cycle ones on those rototillers and let’s make America Green again. The real green: your garden. Not downed planes, destroyed buildings for LEEDS redo and trains across the plains of the Atlantic Ocean.
After all, it IS a great day to be alive!
Donna Beckman Memorial Environmental Research university
Len Beckman is a real estate guy, dad of 11, research director. Your humble servant and currently clandestine Virus Hunter. Sword of Truth and Arrows of Hope in Hand. Look for the segment called “I survived Hydroxychloroquine” for a fun read.