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Paradise-Island-System/ Naturally living families, tribes and communities
Author/founder: Reinhold Schweikert
Attention: The following translation is not perfect. We still didn’t find a better translater. If you can improve the text, we are grateful.
Naturally living people – natural products – natural services and qualities
Eating and living naturally
(Dear reader, we are very grateful, if somebody can write the following text in a better current English and send it back to us! )
Eating and living naturally brings health and happiness, freedom and justice, faith and religion by keepng the laws of God and nature. Clean communities want to do their part of curing the planet, creating the new era called “golden age”, returning to a lifestyle in paradise gardens.
Only truly naturally living people are able to produce real natural food. There is so much intoxication on this planet! That’s why we urgently have to clean up both us and our environment, if we want to survive with a good health and a true soul in a free society.
There are so many communities doing all the same popular modernized practices like yoga, tai chi, reiki, …. lefthand politics, marxism, communism, anarchism,…free sex, feminism, gay and lesbian,…. Most of them are still having those ideas of peace and sharing a free world without money and work… And so many of theese communities failed, challenged without really knowing the reasons. It seems that theese reasons are often personal matters. Somebody likes this and dislikes that, different people have different opinions, people struggle, fight against each others, … Very often the realisation of someones dreams even led to violence, to despotism, supression,… That’s why most of the people in theese movements don’t want to accept leaders any more, and the modern public systems regard “new movements”, “Gurus” and alternatives generally as beeing dangerous. – Leaders or not, what was founded in the last few decades was never something real new and good, because still none of them succeeded in living and eating really independent and natural, by following the laws of God and nature.
Some few communities at least tried to go back to nature, because they saw, that beeing dependent to the consume-system means a kind of evergrowing slavery. They wanted to escape, to flee, but their knowledge of an own independent life in nature was far away from keeping them alive there. A couple of them could reach some southern regions of Europe or even South America and stay there for a few years, if they took enough money on their way or got help from their homeland. But in the end they were dragged down and had to go back to their homeland or died in poorness and isolation.
So, why are we still trying to go this way “back to nature”, away from civilisation? Do we now have more knowledge and abilities, or a never ending source of money? – It happens that we’ve found some ways which hadn’t been gone in the last few decades or even since a long, long time ago! – Keeping the laws of God and nature, living and eating naturally was the lifestyle of mankind in paradise! – But what is paradise and who knows theese laws? – If you want to know them you have to keep them! – Without keeping them you will never understand or even be able to accept them. To find, to go this way back to God and nature is a process, which is far from beeing easy for the modern people of this world. Already Moses needed fourty years for his way out of “Egypt” (civilisation) and lots of his people failed on the way.
In the meantime, we already went our way back to paradise since more than 25 years! We could learn a lot. And for us, this way has become the only acceptable, the only good, happy and satisfying way. So we’ll go on! – If you ever want to know something about it, you can try to join us! Make a visit and get the feeling! Take your part inside a naturally living family or community, where people can live in peace and joy, because they were able to turn their back to all the bad habits of their pasture. Let us change, let us move!
See you soon, yours, Rey
Some of our rules:
1.) We eat raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk from selfkept animals, eggs from own chicken, honey from our bees…
2.) We accept only those kinds of preparations and combinations which don´t destroy the living cells of our food. That is why we never use fire /heat, electric machines /mixer, blender, centrifuge…) frost for preparing food!.
We accept any kind of fermentation (lactoacid fermentation, alkohol fermentation, vinegar fermentation, salt conservation…)
If we dry some food it mustn´t be heated up for more than 40°C. That´s why we cannot use direct sun for drying fruits in summer.
We accept any manual grater or kitchen machines like mills, mortars,…
We accept presses if the product won´t be heated up too much.
3.) We don´t want any chemicals or anorganic material in our food or on/in our body. That´s why we don´t allow the use of cosmetics (tooth paste, shampoos, detergents, perfumes…) except those we produce ourselves. They must be as natural /raw as our food! What we cannot eat is not allowed for our body too! / You eat with your skin too.)
What we allow: Any natural oil, the juices of vegetables and fruits, all kind of natural creams (made with apiculture products, eggs, dairy products…)
We can use vinegar/lemonjuice for washing dishes, indian washnut for cloth, unperfumed soaps for washing up clothes in the river – without spoiling the water. -We can use any plant or mineral out of nature for its own purpose.
4.) We live and sleep naturally. That means: We sleep outside in the open air if possible. (Inside you inbreath your own exhaust!) We don´t use fire (except when it is very cold) and we don´t inhalate any smokes! – Of course we don´t use any other drug. We don´t use medicaments, any cooked food or drink, and stay outside of polluted areas (cities, closed rooms, …) if possible
We sleep and keep silence during the night and work during the day. The only „therapy“ we accept and use is natural food and life.
5.) We respect and protect the purity of women:
-We never try to seduce a woman or run after her. It always must be her joice to whom she wants to go, with whom she wants to speek, work or sleep.
-In order to maintain the purity and freedom of young women, we try to keep the following rules:
a) women until 20 years: We don´t do sex with them (a kiss is enough)
b) women until 27 years: We can do any sex but we should avoid penetration.
c) women until 34 years: We do penetration, but we try not to ejaculate inside. (with this the woman stays still free, without babies, without real responsability, without being really the wife of a man.
d) from 34 years on we can ejaculate inside, but then we must know, that the chosen woman is our woman and should be kept a lifetime!
Couples who are really connected by the transfer of sperms have to be considered as married. It is never allowed to take a married woman of another man. (Transfer of sperm = biological marriage!) As same as well those women should never sleep beside someone else than her man or children. – New families should run their own farms and places..
Untouchable for external persons are the female members of the Paradise-Island-Family too. As soon as a woman wears a wooden heart (as an amulett) she hows that she belongs to our tribe and doesn´t want to be bothered by anybody from outside, who can bring her off of her way to paradise or the P.I.System-Projects. Please regard our work and projects as really serious and important matters.-More important than most of any other thing on this world!
6.) Everybody is responsable for his own life and for everything he destroys or hurts. The community can never take any responsability for a single person on the land. (If there are accidents, illness, or even death, … it´s only the person itself, who decides what he/she wants to do or not! We don´t make any insurances for the people here, so everybody has to look after his own supply/money, if he wants to use a hospital /doctor… in case of emergency.
Of course we know that common treatments by the so called health system can bring us far away from health, God and nature. That´s why we avoid any doctor or hospital as same as dentists whereever possible. -It is neither the doctor nor a medicament who cures! -It is always yourself and your natural life and food who can really cure you. -So there shouldn´t be a reason to use the old system. – All our Paradise Islands are real healing centers where you can get rid of your deseases, if you hold the rules and take your time. – We grow and use a long variety of herbs and special plants, keep natural animals, prepare certain fermentations… in order to offer anything your body needs. And -last not least, you will meet really lovely and heartful people in our places, where you can start to love and live again, where „music’s in the air.“
7.) We keep the rules of God too, mainly
-We live peaceful, we never beat or hurt somebody.
-We don´t supress or force, we are not violent
-We don´t steel or lie
-We don´t kill, also not ourselves by eating killed animals. (meat, fish)
-We don´t practice any rituals or antichristian religions. (no magical practices, no satanism, no shamanism,…
We do.nothing that is bad or just useless. We have to use each hour of the day for useful things. There shouldn´t be any hanging around or eternal discussion! If you are tired have a nap. If not, stand up and do something useful for you and others. – Don´t waste your time for meditation, yoga and other practices from the eastern world and don´t take too much time for looking at screens! (TV, computer, Video,…) If we don´t really do all the necessary practical work with all our love, we will never get free in our Garden-Paradises.
8.) We keep and rise our traditions:
Like music, handcrafts, all the forgotten arts and traditions we need for an independent life. – Every body should try and practise /learn some handcrafts, arts, and musical instruments. Don´t be lazy!
9.) Money /Organisation: We share the money we need on the place. Clean Communities are subprojects of the Paradise Island System. You can become a member of a Paradise Island Club and get more places for you opened, if you lived in clean communities for some time. We start with a part of 100 Euros weekly per person. (Some of us might bring more, others less money.) If this is not enough, the sum can be raised. The connection with the P.I.System and our other farms will supply the community perfectly with the best goods from other farms, with self made food and drinks, … The founder of the P.I.System, the other P.I.System-Farms and the organizer of „Clean Communities“ has the right/duty to send people away if they don´t keep the rules or if the majority of the community don´t want them there.
The owners of a land have to sign a contract with the organizer (Rey) to give him the rights over the use of his land and the part of money he can get from the community.
If the income of a community is more than what she needs, the money will be invested in other P.I.System-Farms (selfsupplying agricultural systems who will be opened to the members as soon as they are able to live there.)
Each member of a clean community should produce something or offer some services to get an income. If not enough services and goods can be produced or sold /offered at the place, it might be necessary to offer or sell them in other P.I.Farms or just somewhere outside. Certain products can be offered on markets, meetings, festivals… services or art /music to anybody who wants them…)
Each community should develop an own market /shop on the ground where everybody can get what he/she wants. Each product and service has to be offered firstly to the members of the P.I.-Communities and members of the P.I.F., secondly for P.I. Club-Members and Visitors, and only at last to external people. (neighbours, next village, on meetings…)
10.) The P.I.System will be applied for /on all plans and developments to install a selfsupplying farmsystem for natural living & eating people. The works on the farms are coordinated and supervised by P.I.System-trained members of the P.I.F.R.S. All interested people can be educated in our eco-school/Portugal to get the system too. The founder has written more than 30 books about any subject of those matters. The majority is still in German and should be translated in more languages.
Some more details /customs / rules:
We don´t use any doctor or prenatal treatments/examinations by rayons, ultrawaves,… The birth happens at home/in nature… with the only presence and help of the father, who has been tought about the most important things. If the child is able to survive, the parents have to make the advertisments of getting documents & passports for the child, if they live in modern states.
Our children should stay in our paradise-gardens and be tought there too. The P.I.System is a kind of a lifelong school, where everybody can develop his abilities and favorite matters. In the right moment the parents or community members take care for bringing special people to teach special handcrafts, arts, languages. The children also learn by travelling to other P.I.System Farms in other countries, or even take part in pioneering for new P.Islands. -It is not possible to send our children into ordinary schools without hurting them extremely there, because those schools use antinatural methods, lifestyles, food, … and lead to civilization /hell,…Into that system we never want to return again! Most of what the children learn they learn practically, by doing, in the moment they use, practise, produce… something. The main matters are natural agriculture, householding, keeping cattle, doing gardens,…Important too are music and religion, old handcrafts and arts, the knowledge of all the plants and their purpose /use. All the pupils learn mainly what they are interested in and never get forced to learn or do something they don´t want or like. – We respect the human rights for parents and their children in this point, whereas the public schools violence parents/children in many ways! Learning has to happen mostly outside in the open air! -Nobody can develop his spirit inside sticky classrooms and after daily travels with crowded busses into a city!
We live and eat mostly naturally. But this doesn´t mean that we run around naked, climbing on trees like monkeys in the jungle. (-We don´t believe in the stupid theory of evolution.) – Our Paradise-Gardens are no jungles or wilderness, but well organized natural farmsystems, where we include all plants and all useful animals on their very reasonable place inside the whole autosufficient system. It is the main art for grownups to build up such a paradise-garden! -We don´t want to be dependent to public systems. That means that we try to have our own water, electricity (if wanted), toilet-system, menure, fertilizers, sources of food, drinks and everything else. That´s why we always try to complete our own network of products and services. – We need people who understand the importance of all that and really work with and for us. We have no places for lazybones or selfish, proud, agressive, … people. Even the first of us stays a servant, works as much as he can, and does what he can. -Our System is hierarchic, we are no communists! – Only with the real, original people on the top we can develop the whole system and avoid the upcoming of pseudo-leaders/kings, falsification, aberration, … -The system itself is able to improve all participants, if they keep our rules of living & eating naturally. Some of you might see certain problems if they want to practice the system at their place. P.ex. sleeping outside in the fresh air or even working outside might be difficult in a cold country with closed, isolated and central heated houses. – But maybe they get the chance to move into an old farmhouse, or somewhere even into an old castle. -The buildings of former times were much better for a natural life. -Big rooms without windows, just long and heavy curtains and an open fire place to warm up! If we all try and work together we should get or build up the right places for us, where we can do our gardens, keep our goats and cows, hen, bees, doing some traditional handcrafts and learn what we all have fortgotten since a long long time!
Please be aware that with our health system illness doesn´t exist much more time! -It is a sensation when we can now explain, that there will be no more fear of any microbe, parasite, epidemy,… that cancer, heartattac, … and all the other so called deseases will disappear and never come back any more..! – We know the way of healing every thing, but nevertheless it is far away from being easy to go this way back to natural life and food. -(Antinatural life & food are like drugs, civilised people of the modern world are completely addicted in many apects. -If somebody wants to overwind them, he/she has to suffer her/his desintoxication! Our P.I.System-Islands are the best places, maybe even the only places where this is possible in this time. – Many of the illnesses, deseases, addictions people are bearing today are unknown for them, but then come out during his way back /forward to nature. „everybody has to bear his cross and follow this way,“ (to the Lord) is the best advice for healing us and our environment!
We don´t produce things without a real practical sense. If possible, we never work just to earn money (this is slavery), because we only want to do good things, real things who really improve, … We dont participate in antinatural works, nor do we help or enable others to commit sins against God & nature. Therefore p.ex. we won´t buy cooked /denaturalized food or drinks for someone or prepare such food! As same as well we don´t buy /use medicaments, detergents, cosmetics, or any other toxic chemical for any purpose, except we still need them urgently. (P.ex. gasoil or motoroil for a car.) -We still can use technical things in a good way, p.ex. computers to spread our knowledge or electricity for water pumps, … but we always try to get free from them in the postcivilised future, or to arrange independent /autonomic systems.
If somebody goes into the eternal worlds beyond, he should be in a good condition and well prepared for this. – For naturally living and eating people it is even possible to take their enlightened bodies with them. For not regenerated people it is necessary to leave their body back and raise only with their spiritual body, their soul. After the stop of breathing and heartbeat it lasts up to 3 das, until a soul can leave the dead corps. That means that the dying process lasts 3 days and is not terminated before! Nobody should interrupt or desturb this process, because the soul needs every cell of the dying corps to complete their whole spiritual body like a copy! – During this time nobody should burn, freeze the corps, or cut anything out of that body. Robbing parts/organs out of the corps of a living or death person is one of the worst crimes in this time! -For this it is not possible for us to die “legally” in a hospital of the current system. Even before dying we cannot go there, because they would destroy our pureness and natural bodycells into decadent cells (by cooked food, medicaments…) or even destroy our bodies with radioactivity or operations. One of the worst things are transplantations, because we steal an organ of somebody else and let them cutting (take) out our own organ! That means that we cannot develop our own soul!!! -We cannot appear in the eternity with a stolen heart of someone else! – And someone else cannot complete his soul without his heart!!! -The different cell code of every individual makes it impossible to overtake a strange organ! – It will be rejected! Already (raw-) meat-eating causes cancer! (Meat eating makes animals out of humans and intoxicates them deadly regarding their spiritual life.)
So if somebody dies, it might be the best for him to look for some place far away in the forests, dig a grave there and try to find a friend, who will close it as soon as his body starts to become rotten. (This is a sign that the soul has already left this corps.) Regarding the situation in this world we’d better leave in silence without graveyard, tombs and ceremonies, without getting frozen, cut, stolen organs, … or even burned!
g) Recycling, menuring, toilets:
One of the biggest sins of so called civilization are the water closets and the channelsystems for waste water. -With those you take away everything from your earth and give back nothing! -(In the meantime they gave back the wellknown artificial fertilizers and all the toxic chemicals, who became necessary to beware the ill plants from being eaten by insects.) We don´t continue with this stupid earth- and soilkilling. -Therefore we recycle all our menure in our farmsystem. -If we don´t use any chamicals, cooked food, medicaments, meat, … there is absolutely no reason to regard our menure as toxic excrements: This step of the recycling circle is very important, and we use different methods of recycling, depending the climate, the number of people, the season, the intention of gardening. Some methods:
1.) We plant a special toilet area with cactus. Opuntiae are ideal for menuring, they protect us from being seen and they grow very well with it, absorbing it perfectly. Usually we bring out a lot of organic material inside this area. So everybody can easily make a whole and cover his menure again.
2.) Area with hen, ducks, sheep or porcs: Some animals still like to eat what is going from us. Especially ducks. – A very recomendable solution is the combination of chicken, ducks and cactus, because the chicken grow very well inside the cactus area too. (They get food, protection…) You can add mulberry or almonds there too. – Normally we use a dry area for this.
3.) Composting your menure in compost toilets.
4.) Bringing out your menure in garden-bed-Systems. You open aprox. 50cm deep rows and fill them up together with all the rests of plants, vegetables, fruits, the kitchen, trees… You can cover these lines with a thin lay of soil and sow out or plant on the inner sides of the walls.
Except in 3.) and 4.)
It is not useful if everybody uses the same place. For in our toilet areas, we better spread the menure over the whole place. -You can shit at any place you want. Just take a hack and make a whole. Before you close it, you can add some seeds too. With that you sew out p.ex. pumpkins or special trees every day! -If all the people would use this method with suitable seeds, we would have sown all the planet with best food within a short time! -So, stop the criminal WC- Systems and canalisation! – Within our lifestyle there are no deseases, and no parasites or microbes can harm us!
5.) Sun-dry-toilets: In hot and dry areas you can shit in the sun and let it dry within a short time. If you menure over a ground of soil at the same place every day and don´t cover it, you will attract certain animals who take the menure away. Mostly beetles will make rolls out of it and take it away into wholes in the earth they’ve made.
So, there are enough possibilities and ways of menuring. – If you want a more technical system, you can find special plans of compost toilets or even systems for making biogas. The production of energy from organic material /waste-water would be interesting for cleaning up whole villages or cities with our system. Without polluting waste-water by chemicals, we´d have immense chances to renaturalize cities and their environment. What an enormous win of fertility and wellness would be the result, if our health and food-system would be applied in whole regions!
7.) Please don´t use toilet paper! There are so many other possibilities for cleaning up! – P.ex. you can use any old or rotten piece of cloth. (it can be washed up if required) You can use sponges and water. – Sometimes you might need only water, the other day maybe some leaves of growing plants. It is even possible to clean up with sand, some wood or stones – be creative! -We never use paperhandkerchieves, toiletpaper or any other hygienic paper material! – There are much better things in nature. Don´t pollute the area by using antinatural materials!
8.) Menuring trees: We construct a small movable fence to surround a tree-area. Inside we place some gardening tools. Every day we arrange a bit of the tree-area, fertilize it with our menure, make a surrounding wall, sew out special plants. -With a movable fence you can easily change the toilet, menure at the best places, protect us from sight, and prevent, that somebody who is going barefoot gets annoyed by stepping into a shit pale. -We don´t like „public toilets.“ Nobody wants to meet the shit of somebody else. For that it is better if each member of a family or community creates his own toilet place in a way, that nobody else gets disturbed by it.
ParadiseIslandFamily Reinhold Schweikert
Tel.: 00351 245 992 419
Mail: Reinhold Schweikert, Ap.111, 7320-999Castelo de Vide, Portugal
This spring I wrote some more in English in order to actualize the system for foreign readers at least a little bit. – Since a long time, we live, work and eat naturally now, and I want to explain in few sentences, why and how we got the idea to do that, to leave civilization, trying to get an own and independent island on sea for all of us in the end. – There were many experiences within those almost thirty years we could do it until now, there were visions, hard times too, we made all kinds of mistakes but always found the solutions and stayed on the country with our kind of natural and raw alimentation we grew on our farm and land. Even before that time I already often thought about all the very complicated life in this so-called modern world. – I saw that all the animals in nature get their food free, and I could not understand why only mankind has to work so hard and was so dependent on so many anti-natural things. – Once, when I read the bible on her first page, I finally found the reason for all that: There our Creator described what he created in the beginning, where mankind still lived in paradise. – Within a few simple sentences HE told us what was our food there: All the fruits and seeds from all the trees and plants, all the plants and things in nature that are good to eat… Later on I read about the “promised land”, where milk and honey flew, as a second kind of paradise. – From that day on it was quite clear for me, what kicked us off of paradise: The cooked food and the meat, the prohibited food from the „tree of death“, as the prohibited food was described in another kind of bible from ancient Atlantis! – Well, it is really easy to undertstand, and I wondered, how mankind could be so stupid over many centuries… – There is not one being on this earth who cooks or destroys its food before eating it! – And none of them is dependent, ill or behaves bad. – Only mankind became crazy and cruel, bad and ill in every respect! – Soon I changed my way of eating and never ever returned to cooked food and meat again. – It was in 85, when the last doctor saw me, described me his deadly pills or did other bad things to me. – And it was in 1989, when I visited the last dentist, who had to take out all the lead and fillings of my teeth. – Since then I began to live on and from my own work on own land, and to build up paradise-gardens, where all the animals, plants and humans can live free and independent, in happiness and harmony together in nature. – And since then I wrote and write many texts for the “paradise-island-system” in order to create a suitable documentation of this way of life, that could make all of us free, healthy, peaceful and happy, that could even heal and cure all nature, the whole planet…
Well, there are just a few more impressions the followings few texts can give you for now. It is a pity, that all the numerous scripts of the P.I.System could not be translated yet. I’m convinced, that they would find much more readers in other countries than in nowadays totally destructed, decadent, manipulated, occupied and overrun crazy Germany.
J.C.Burger: Hi F…., I know Burger and the „Instinctos” very well since 30 years and they always attacked me. – In the beginning of the raw food movement in Germany I was a leading person there. Then they replaced Burger and closed me out because I turned to milk, self supplyment and religion. When Burger saw his errors with the meat and changed to milk they imprisoned him. Today he became a warner against meat, but now they don’t want to hear him anymore. – Eating raw meat is the worst thing you can do at all. It is even worse than cooked meat because with that you „transplant“ living animal-cells into your body and become an animal! Some even eat human meat! – That is the worst of all, because they steal cells of another human with another cellcode, that cannot be integrated. They will be made responsible for that and go to hell after their death.
Blenders, mixers, juicers… destroy foodcells by high velocity! – That’s why we don’t use any. For us it is not much better than destroying by fire. – I couldn’t eat or drink anything of that without suffering and feeling how my food suffered and got injured/murdered by the mixer. – Maybe the Greenstar is less worse than others because it works with less velocity and destruction.
Fasting. eating few or nothing: I had a time when I didn’t eat and look into the sun too. But I don’t like to live that way anymore. Things taste so well and I like to work my gardens too, enjoy all the best things out of it daily, drink my wine, hand-pressed orange juice, kefir… and eat cheese, all kinds of raw bread and cakes… We use only hand-turned machines who do a good job too and we can make each kind preparation with them too, even oil out of all seeds and olives. – In the moment we plant onions, salads, cucumbers and tomatoes and sew out many things like carrots, beets and aromatic herbs… They all wouldn’t grow wild or in you “permaculture”. /Of course we do permanent agriculture too (we call it paradise gardening), because we want to have an optimum of quality and variety on our table. – And I’m setting up beehives for the honey and to get more bees…
So far, keep well and greet R. from me! – If he would come to us he shurely would find many things he’d like to sell in his shop…
Milk and meat are very different things!
Seems you still didn’t understand the very differences between milk/eggs and meat. Both are as different as heaven and hell, or live-food and death-food! – Milk and eggs contain not one animal-cell, they just give the nutrients to make your body (or the body of an animal) able to build up an own body-cell. – Even blood has few or no ready-built bodycells and contains lots of nutrition. – However it can contain not only nutrition for new cells, but also trash-cells, waste and toxins from the organism to bring these outside of the body via intestines and kidneys. – So, If you mean to need animal cells by eating meat there is still a weird error and addiction with you.
Of course your baby gets from your breast milk exactly the same food that you have been eating. – You are right if you mean that human breastmilk could be food for each other young or adult being too. Whether a woman’s milk is good or not depends on what she eats, drinks and how naturally she lives as well. – If she eats cooked food or meat, lives in cities, travel in cars or other modern means of transport, her milk is not recommendable for us. – We generally don’t like milk from predators. Nor do we really appreciate eggs of chicken, who eats insects. – In the meantime we stopped eating chicken-eggs during certain seasons or just eat eggs from quails in a cage, where they don’t get animal-cells. – Fermented or dried eggs are preferable for the same reason.
The big problem with all ready-build body-cells of each animal is their possible integration into the human body. They can get inbuilt whole and alive. But they are mortal, without soul, and they never reach the same qualities and skills than original human skills. – But even if people think they should eat (or get transplanted) human bodies, this doesn’t work, because each human body has a different and incompatible cellcode. – To steal body- or bloodcells of somebody else is one of the most awful crimes on earth with severe eternal consequences. – Nobody is allowed to appear in front of God’s throne with stolen body-parts of someone else! – Just hells will call him welcome!
… Whatever „stem-cells“ might be for you, for us they are not evident and is no milk of any peaceful living, that means vegs eating animal forbidden. – And what did you mean when you wrote, we should eat our own body-cells??? – Are you going to become a cannibal? – You already live in the right region for that!
The other things you wrote about were strange as well: The yolks of inseminated chicken have no animal-cells, there is only on one side of the yolk a tiny nearly invisible embryonal appendix which can be easily taken out. – But even if not, this part is too small to be really effective.
Some animals cells and even body-parts are indeed transplantable to humans, no doubt. – But what I told you is that they never reach the same qualities than human cells, I mean to reach spiritual and eternal live, to form a human soul and therefore eternal life after death. – That’s what no animal can get and all the raw-meat-eaters and cannibals won’t reach in a good way too.
Most of my children never liked eggs. – All the goats and even cows are very careful in what they eat. They prevent to swallow any bug or snail…
You were not right in what you said about plants as well: It has been proven that plants are no „egoists“ and like to be eaten and being transformed into a human body, if humans prepare and eat them in a grateful consciousness. – Same as well trees like to be cut or meadows, if they get cut by friendly people for a good and useful reason. – Anyway, mostly we just eat parts or fruits of plants. – In fact it was God who gave us all the plants and seeds, as well as milk and honey for our food, and that HE prohibited for us only to eat from the „tree of death“, that means dead corps and cooked, cell-destroyed food. – Sorry, but what you wrote showed me the typical mental defects and lies of a meat-eater. – How can normal humans and spiritually developed men ever eat ugly bags or worms, or dead corps of other beings, the disgusting food of predators and vultures that makes me already vomiting by just looking at it???
…..For me in this regions there are living just cruel and martial people like everywhere, where they eat meat. – Of course they, like everybody who would accept his laws, could become God’s people as well, but they chose to break his laws and now live in complete darkness until their end and beyond as well… – But those who even eat rats and dogs are the most cruel of all.
You still didn’t understand the being, life and reaction of plants too. – If they love you and you treat them well they don’t feel bad when you eat them and almost can stop to grow bitter at all. – Even our cactuses lost all of their stings. – Only in wilderness plants have to defend themselves like you said. – In our paradise-gardens however they grow more kindly and sweet every year. – Anyway there is no real bitterness or toxicity in them as soon you combine them well and eat them in the right dose. – It is just the overdose that can make a plant „toxic“. – However those toxins are never comparable with the ones of chemicals, cooked food or death corps.
Well, surely it is possible to eat placentas too, but I prefer only to drink milk of vegetarians and would not like to eat anything from predators, both animals and humans. And this is not only because of spiritual reasons. – I already have experienced that all of that stuff has an ugly taste. That’s why we all stop eating eggs every year during those periods, when the chicken eat insects. – In the meantime, we all stopped eating eggs completely.
There is no other „holy“ scripture, like you wrote it blasphemous, than the bible. – And there is no other true religion than the Christian. – Sorry for you if you still could not see and feel that! – But on the other hand, I know that already many people of this world don’t understand and feel it inside their hearts anymore, and that especially raw meat-eaters become too bestial and primitive for that. With that food of blood and murder they never reach the necessary mental levels to understand what CHRIST did, who HE was and still is any more. – Because of this they prefer to stay always full of many errors too. – St. John of course never ate grasshoppers like you thought! – He already had to flee from persecution when he was a child and grew up alone in a wild and desert region far from other humans. He became a raw food specialists in all herbs, seeds, roots and fruits there. And he had some contacts to a raw eating Essene-Community who lived in that region too. – The error people created with the “grasshoppers” came from a mistake of translation, because he ate mainly the fruits of the „locust-tree“. – You know that sweet dry fruit we name carob or alfarroba here in Portugal and Iberia. – But „locust“ means the name of an insect too, so they were able to create that mistake because of more or less the same reasons than you try to justify your addictions.
You also mentioned that enclosed animals inside fences or cages are not free and therefore won’t produce good food: Of course that is right if you think about all those poultry in tiny cages without feathers, nourished with trashes, sedated with drugs, pushed with hormones and “protected” by antibiotics and vaccines from their maladies, in order to let all that stay inside of these animals without making them able to drop out any of that bullshit any more until they die very early. – However just compare even that worst kind of modern chicken’s life with the estate of people living in cities. – Aren’t they living nearly in the same way? – Encaged, eating bullshit, taking medical drugs, being vaccinated and exploited, full of maladies, but “protected” and sedated by all these toxins that make their organisms and minds unable to clean them up any more by those cleaning-up-processes called illness? – But do all of these poor people know anything about their sad destiny? And do they even know that they are imprisoned? – I once tried to release chicken out of such cages, where they laid eggs. I took out about ten and set them free and with good food. Within less than one week nearly all died. Just one of them was able to survive, but never laid eggs any more. – Would those people from the cities die as well if they would be forced to live and eat naturally?
Well, in our system of course this all is handled very different, because all the fences and enclosures are in the open air and sun, but with an additional shelter against wind and rain, where they can retire, lay or breed,…These enclosures are not prisons, they are just for protection either of the animal itself, or for other animals or plants outside from the fenced animal. – Of course they could feel bad und suffer there inside too, if we don’t feed and treat them well! – Undoubtedly these animals are much more dependent from the daily food, water and care we give them there, except if we replace the fences each time when they have finished up and set them up on another place with lots of food again. – Each animal has its certain habits and food. You can insert it in certain situations, seasons and places very well, in others they would destroy or disturb plants or other animals who are living there, or they would be mixed up and lose their genetically identity. – So fencings in our gardening-system are just beneficial regulations of populations with certain and useful well working communities of plants, animals and humans. – The animals from inside never feel bad, they just feel guarded, protected, well-fed, safe and healthy if we work well. – Maybe some of them are sometimes a kind of lazy or bored, if there are/is not enough companions or work for them. – Sometimes there is a kind of jealousy and fight among them if more of them want to become caressed and cared at the same time. Especially female animals like cats and dogs can become very clinging and start to bite and beat others, if we love them as well. – But most of them live much better than outside in the wilderness, where they are never safe, always have to struggle a lot against many enemies to survive and to find enough food. – They never get milk and lots of them have to stay predators, because their stomachs don’t allow to live by unprepared rough and bitter wild plants only. That’s why they get rough and beasty too. – And with that you can find the reason why our paradisiac animals lay many more eggs and give much more milk than wild animals as well. – They are, with the care of us, in a better situation and would never leave us, as long as we treat them well. We often have the situation here, that we want to release protected animals out of an enclosure, where we had to protect them for any reason before. After we open it and let them be free outside, these animals use to spend many days running around the cage or fence trying to get inside…
Well, there would be probably always many things to correct on nearly each sentence you write, and I don’t have the time to give all answers…. – Nevertheless I thank you for this conversation! – Even if maybe it won’t really help you. – Unless you won’t start to build up a complete own farming system on a ground where you stay, you will never be able to eat and live well. – But what I wrote might help others to avoid the same errors. – People of this time are so full of errors and mistakes, that the earth will go down soon, if we won’t be able to improve them. – It seems that they use a kind of a filter that only lets in falsifications, errors and lies. – The mental reason behind that is obsession, the material analogue is addiction. – But maybe you still can remember the time when you were visiting us and eating here. – Did you ever need to eat bugs or meat here? – And what about me and my family? – Are we not completely well and healthy without insects and meat since 30 years? – I admit than women are more close to the earth, somehow their nature even is like an animal. – But she can join the holy spirit of the Lord as well. – Why did you never read the books and visions of that Italian woman named Maria Valtorta? – With her you could lose your obviously still existing contacts to the darkness.
…. I mean Jesus Christ, our God, who became a human and lived among us to teach, heal and save our eternal life, who was crucified to death and resurrected, then ascended continued to govern everything…. But well, to teach all the real things about our creator, and especially about all the lies that have been spread by the antichrists it would need lots of words and time, that’s why I recommended to read Valtorta…
Of course you should start gardening, having animals and stay where you found or will find your place! – Without that your family can’t grow and your roots stay in the air. – I probably would be very happy if I would have been able to move my family to such a land and place where you are. – Maybe just a few more sea-miles, and you’ll already have found your “island behind the island”. – Better turn your back to Europe completely. – Obama „examines“ an atomic strike against Russia and begs Germany to participate in his war against Russia. Merkel agreed! – It’s like if we’d live in a bad dream here! – Incredible how those criminals obviously can lead our countries to their final destruction and death!
I’ll try to answer again. – These explanations can be useful for my scripts as well:
Revelations/religious experiences: Yes I did have my own revelations, however not as same as many about the life and teachings of Jesus like Maria Valtorta, who laid in her bed for many years and could there easily be and stay in that certain mental estate where it is possible to receive messages from beyond. – The reason why revelations from different persons can differ a little in what they saw is the fact, that each person and time works like a filter, when he/she is receiving those events like live-reportages from ancient situations. – Even if what they see appears totally real and even if the visionary was really replaced into a certain moment and incidence, the „sender“ still knows what he can send and choose or not for her or him. Especially the tortures of Jesus Christ during the days when he got crucified were so cruel, that nearly nobody was ever able to watch and feel these events without dying or getting hurt mentally in a severe way. – I just saw HIM for a small moment at the cross and even now, more than 25 years after that I still get tears in my eyes as soon as I only remember that. – The fact is, that if you see these „films“ from beyond, you don’t only see them from distance like in TV, it is like if you are really there, and you would feel and even suffer yourself intensively what happens there. – Emmerich even felt and suffered some of these tortures on her own body. – Because of that there were very few visionaries who were able to bear the whole Calvary by visions. – I chose Maria Valtorta for you because she was Italian and wrote in your language. – If you would like to know especially more about Calvary there is Anna Katharina Emmerich, a German Nonne, a little more ancient than Valtorta. – In Spain there was Maria Agreda who can be favoured. – The books of Valtorta are better for learning religious correlations too, Emmerich is only reporting exactly what she saw, the famous German poet Clemens Brentano wrote it all down. – We here in Germany have the very salutary and cordial books of Christoph von Schmid, who wrote down the whole stories of the bible for children/school-teaching and many famous saints and martyrs of the ancient times. – All this became nearly forbidden now because the internazional Antichrists want to destroy any real religion in any person in order to bring him, his soul and his land to death. – The Christians will be soon persecuted and killed in Europe as well by the Islamic European conquerors. – That’s one of the main reasons why our enemies/the politicians brought them to Europe now.
About your lacto–acid fermented vegs it is a little difficult to find out the reason from here why they might not be really good. – But well, if they taste and smell good there should be no reason to stop eating them. – If farts are stinking these can be because of some effects of cleaning up or renewing body-cells as well. – Especially if there is no bad smell at your partner’s. – During all the times of pregnancy and still afterwards during some periods of breastfeeding the female organism has no time for cleanings and regenerations. – This may start again only after the first year of breastfeeding and normally causes some crisis in your psyche too, until you got all out. – Or, like most of women do it then, you get pregnant again and stay without cleaning up and any bad symptoms for one more period.
For your veg-fermentations you don’t need to sterilize or heating up anything. – The only thing you have to avoid for not letting your conserves rotting away after some time is air, that can enter into the jars. The caps of the jars must close well, if not the rotting-process will be as faster the less salt you use and the higher the heat of the climate becomes. – The conserves should be filled up well too, and of course the quality of the vegs you use must be optimal. If there any artificial fertilizer or any other unnatural shit was used for the alimentation of your vegs, the fermented product will never be satisfying. – You always eat what your plants ate, what the poultry got or what your goats and cows ate, just in a refined and better digestible extract, when you eat their products. – That’s one of the reasons why I told you that without own gardening there is no chance to succeed with all your food and life respects.
As soon as the fermentation has finished you definitely never should open a jar without eating the whole content afterwards within one, maximum two weeks. – It’s a little the same with wine and beer. – Imagine what happens if you let them stand open for more time! – If the glasses and caps don’t close firmly and completely they are not useful to make conserves. – You must be able to turn the glasses upside down without losing any drop of liquid. – Of you open the jars there should be still some pressure inside that makes the conserve start prickling for a short time.
Farting doesn’t hurt us and there is no matter to avoid that. – If your food is prepared in a way that some parts need to be chewed for a longer time than others, some things might be swallowed down to early and later create farts too. – The same can happen if your teeth are not in a good condition and if you eat rough things or too fast or too much for your digestion capacity. – But fermented things should rather improve your digestion than creating problems. – A good helper for digestion is natural wine as well. – By eating raw food your farts should not stink any more. – If they do you can check up well if all ingredients are really raw and organically grown (without artificial fertilizers).
Our regional activities, are they really useful? – Thanks, lets speak about those things personally. I don’t like to communicate via computers. Indeed we have so many things to sell that we need to find more ways to sell them. – And if you know some possibilities this is welcome, whatever you think or do otherwise… Of course we want serious persons, and of course I know, that those people of the so-called alternative scene are doing things like gatherings during the night, yoga, and lots of others worthless and useless things. They waste their life with nonsense and take drugs to make themselves thinking they are something great or special… Because they don’t do and work real things they have no money. And if you deal with them you always have to give the things very cheap or without money. If you let them into your house or farm, they finally won’t respect your property and family, the way you are, if you are different… Finally you get attacked by them if you’re not the same. They are not tolerant, not at all, and they often have very restricted and small minds, and especially hearts. – Most of their theories are illusions, and when they speak about peace, they create war. (There is no peace without living, eating and working naturally anyway!) – My son told me that one of our favourite Swabian book authors got some of his books translated even in Portuguese or Spanish. If you want to know me or my heart and soul a little better, you can read some of his books. – His name is Christoph von Schmid. He lived and wrote about 200 years ago.
Thank you for your offers and suggestions…. I’ll try to answer to some immediately: We don’t employ people here, because living here is a great privilege, for some the best kind of therapy, for others the luckiest place on earth, if they are the right people for what we are and do, who are well informed about us and like to be on our way… On the contrary others, non-informed and non-conforming people can disturb our community seriously and cause heavy damages. – To integrate people into our life-system it is necessary too to understand what I wrote in German language. – Until now there is not one person on this earth who really knows our intensions and new kind of life-system and doesn’t understand German. – Without speaking the same language all communication is generally incomplete and insufficient. – Unfortunately nearly all my very important new scripts have not been translated yet. (The translated are very few and more than ten years old. Inside our current P.I.Club-Mails I can only write very few in English)
….What we can arrange for this year is that I tell you what we have to sell within certain periods or each time when you ask for it. – There are certain things that are in store and/or always or mostly available like natural conserves, wine, different kinds of cheese and milk. – Eggs and honey are sometimes rare. – But exactly all those are forbidden to be sold in that way, quality, declaration and packaging we offer them. Not forbidden are nearly only vegs out of the gardens. – Certain living animals might be sold more or less free as well. – Very difficult for me is to set a price, because this depends to the place and person you want to sell. – What you sell here for 1 € can rend 10€ in other places like Costa Tropical or Marbella. – Generally it is much better for us, to “sell” the complete system here inside on our island to those people, who are really interested and willing to live and learn that way for a longer time. – If we sell – to give an example – all our dried tomatoes after summer (usually everybody wants them like everybody wants our sweet carrots) we won’t have our very special tomato-garlic-paste all over the following year and loose an important member within our food-family during winter. The same happened if we would sell all our olive-oil, because there is no possibility for us to by those things from somewhere else in the same or just a sufficient quality. (We buy only very few things in public shops for various reasons) – Anyway we can’t really trust anything what cooked-food people produce or prepare, cause they think and act different. – From their point of view our lifestyle, who we are and what we see, feel and think cannot be understand. For us their mind is very visible, but we can’t help them out of all their errors, tragedies and misfortunes, illnesses and aberrations, because they don’t want to believe and accept the truth. (Behind all that lays a mental problem called obsession) – Nevertheless our system gives the option to sell a certain part of products to good places and selected people outside too. Whether they are rich or not is not the most important fact of the choice. – We even already thought to give our things free for those institutions who take care of poor, old or ill people… Well, but all the ill people are just people who didn’t want to hear the truth, to learn and change. And most of the poor are just lazy… So there is mostly no real reason to aids for “social” institutions. Lots of them, mainly in Germany even already turn to be and act highly criminal, like the cruel German “Jugendamt” who steals children from their parents and make a lot of money with them.
….Maybe it doesn’t matter at all to whom we give our things. Maybe it is already not worth the effort even to sell anything in this times close to the end… The money we get if we deal and sell regularly is mostly ridiculous anyway and covers not even a small part of the real values and costs. – Our delivery for M… was more or less inside the same category, but I just didn’t want to let him stand on his market without having enough an d good things to sell. – What became more annoying with him than the small money was that I found out, that he spoke pejoratively about me and even didn’t tell anybody who is the producer of what he sells. To excuse that, he told me that his clients, if they would know the producer, would stop to buy. – I replied that I don’t want him to sell our products to people who doesn’t like and respect me, and that he’d better inform people about the errors and naughtiness of those ancient jealous rumours against us and me. – But anyway, I didn’t really believe that this was the only reason. Maybe he just didn’t want to lose clients, because then people would be able to buy directly. – But as you see, even this small section of selling some few of our products is already creating problems, like everything, what you do inside this so-called civilisation of small minds who think they are great. – And if I would try to sell more and other “forbidden” things (the best and purest quality-products are forbidden by “law”) this could create even heavy fines and punishment. – Already if I’d give you any bill for your payment I’d have to join their system first with all the binding consequences and costs of insurances and taxes. And, as you know, all things you want to sell must be very beautiful and well arranged, without any “mistake”, “dirt” and if possible always in exactly the same sizes, qualities and tastes. Then you have to put etiquettes with all ingredients, date, weight, degree, a.s.o. – None of us has really the time and ambition to prepare all this until it is ready for that market. — So, what could really help us would be a (preferably female) trustworthy person, who is able to fulfil all this, who lives and works with us and stays behind us in all what we are, need and intend to do. A kind of protector and promotor, sometimes even a lawyer and negotiator, a keen, brave and powerful messenger between the different life-systems, who resolves all that bureaucratic bullshit and papers for us (if unavoidable), and proclaims our healing messages for the sake of the region and even Portugal and Spain (by Publishing of P.I.System-literature). – But well, you must know: As soon as we spread our messages we will be attacked in various manners again, cause people don’t want to hear and follow the truth. Even our food will be attacked as being forbidden… (Cause the devil doesn’t like it) Nowadays people are mostly pretenders and want to be betrayed and intoxicated, in order to continue their lives with all those lies, obsessions, addictions, crimes and sins they do until their sad end.
Hi….., as you saw it is generally very laborious to unite people, and even more difficult it would be really to supply them with good fresh garden-food. – Everybody who lives mainly from vegs (and everybody should!) needs his garden and to work in it, cause it is just impossible to buy all that….
But if we want to spread some food, we can think about the best ways to do that. Both me and you always tended to move and improve something, the more, the better,… regionally and nationwide, as far as our language and spirit is able to move things. – As you know I do it by writing as well as by our clubsystem, theoretically and practically. – You probably try the same spiritually and by founding associations. – But practically we can do very few. Nevertheless our choice to whom we give our food-energies can raise people or let them down. Until now, we tried to supply some old people with good proteins that enable them to restore their damaged health or keep them well enough to go on working and holding a certain position. P.ex Manuel gets every week our eggs and some special vegs. In former times he ate and learned among us eating raw, but then, during a period where we didn’t have enough cheese, he fell back to cooked food. – From that on he became a kind of Guru or hero for a certain group of people who had fallen back too. They produced him and made him feel something special. But in fact he has fallen back and stopped learning, just adapted to their “alternative” ideologies and then became a kind of a market-centre for the meetings of those kind of people, with whom you had to handle as well. Festivals, meetings, parties, projects,… all kinds of the modern new world practises from all parts of the world infiltrated… – Well, I know all those proudly, selfish and pseudo-free movements since they were imported to Europe, and I know who brought and spread them too… So I could write and write a lot… But there is no time, and are just certain simple points we should think about, when we sell food to markets:
Lots of those people who buy there are people who don’t have gardens or even don’t work. I already wrote about all those timewasters and talking heads and asked myself, if these people and their festivals are really the ones we should support. – It is not only the lack of money they give! – If finally we just raise our enemies there or people, that are definitely not willing to learn and improve, maybe we should look for others. – Another aspect of our choice should be the ways and efforts of the transport. – Raising, harvesting, preparing, transporting and selling costs much more energy than any other work and brings nearly nothing. – If you are very lucky you’ll get back what you investigated, but you never get payed and mostly not appreciated for your efforts and works. – But regardless of that maybe it is generally our responsibility to let people eat more vegs and realfood. – Cause if not they’ll get even worse, more stupid and wicked. – In addition we can try to teach them to become independent too. – As long as they want to be taught. – But like I told you there are very few who really want to learn or change something they are used to. We live here probably mainly among ignorants who might not be worth to become taught. – We invented the best things, a new gourmet-kitchen, new kinds of food, another lifestyle without any illness and problems…, but nobody was and is interested.
Because of all that points maybe there is no reason to prefer a certain group when we sell or give our products away. – One of the few places to come into touch with nearly all the people of a region are still the rural markets, because there you even can meet the farmers and workers. – This is still one of the main reasons why we keep on „selling“ our vegs. – And probably I’d have to do even that myself again.- If not it is totally useless and nobody else will spread our good messages and raise our projects… But maybe we should better give up any more contacting and try get an island on sea… because it is all too late now. – When I still lived in Germany I applied other ways to meet people and to teach them a healthy lifestyle, cause I run a raw food restaurant. – Here I tried to get visitors/clients for a longer time for learning more and better, how they can become healthy, free and independent. – Many years of practising all that showed, that the own children and family are better and more reliable partners than all the colourful strange people who come and go. – There are and will stay differences between them all, and if nations and relations get mixed up, things become chaotic. – Only women can adapt and getting integrated (by her man) into another tribe, men never because they always stay genetically fixe. – So I think, for you it would be better to stay with your man and children and build your world with them. Cause all the other relations might be forgotten some soon day for forever.
Well, I wrote a lot again for you… much easier and better would be to speak personally about all. But until now you never brought enough time for stay… But already the option of getting lots of good food from us could give you enough real reasons… and if you’ld stay here and worked a little for and with us, you could get the very best things for your family even free.
Have a good day again. – The reasons why we don’t go to the markets and entertain more of those ignorants with our music are many. – Mainly we don’t want to leave thousands of living beeings and plants on the three farms we do alone. They live well because of us and will suffer or even die immediately during our absence, or just the absence of our heart and work. – Another fact is. that we never feel good enough to make music when we have to be in cities and among people who live antinaturally. – We know and feel like wild and free animals, that they are all enemies of nature, animals, plants, God and the truth, – and therefore dangerous for all that, us and our natural peace and freedom too. – What we can do and what we always did and offered to them was an invitation for a stay in order to live and learn among us for some time. – Nearly nobody here ever used that offer!
– Atheists are just uninformed or falsely informed people. – Very often they prefer to believe in those esoteric lies of the actual satanic modern-world-pseudo-religion, because this let them be something great and special. – They prefer to believe in those lies because of their mental and psychic aberrations and destructions too, caused by decadent and cooked junkfood, drugs, medics and other intoxications. – The only real escape of that trap is possible by detoxication and regeneration of the whole body during living and eating naturally. – The only way of reaching this free state of life leads across the spiritual rescue-bridge of real original and natural Christianity. – Because its God and his spirit, – and Christ was, is and will ever be the only God -, who reigns all regions of our natural, mental and spiritual existence.
– It is true, that the actual pope is liked by many Non-Christs (Antichrists, Atheists, demon-servants of all types). – The reason is because he is an anti-pope, and already the forerunner of the oncoming anti-Christ-leader of the satanists. – The last real and valid pope was an is still Benedict, who has got supressed and threatened by the anti’s in order to give up his position.
P.I.System/ Farm Organisation/ garden shopping
First instructions about prices and rules for new visitors:
Many visitors ask us if they can “pay” or stay without money. – Yes: It is sometimes possible to substitute money with other goods, or work, or just friendship. – But never bring in denatured food from supermarkets, cooked, roasted, baked foodstuff or any meat. – Even most of the bought fruits or vegs we won’t appreciate here or give it only to the animals. – Come and be like you are, natural, without any cosmetics and artificial smells, soaps or toothpastes and other material lies… (We even don’t like false or leaded teeth and prefer to see tooth gaps) Chemicals and all bought cosmetics destroy our waters and intoxicate the animals who live there. Here we can show or give you many things in or from nature to help you in any situation. – Please don’t take baths in our waters and wash only with water. (There are other waters outside close by) – Never light any fire! – Even not a candle. (Bring a torch) – Don’t disturb the members of the family in their works and life with all the animals, plants, food and services they do for them and you… by talking or trying to contact them in any way. Even no hugs or good-mornings, bon appetite and farewell-ceremonies…, please! They are not interested in you anyway. – And if anyone is interested in contacting you, he, she or it will come to you. – Never take animals, children, members or goods away from the farm area! – All this can seriously distract them/us, delay their/our works and destroy the wellness or life of plants and animals. – As well you should not disturb or frighten any of our animals. They always have priority on their ways. So, don’t expect them to go away if you come along. (Wait or take another way) Please take care of your children who could run after and grab them. – Anything bad or just an interruption or delay of their habits and meals can kill specially the baby-animals. – People who ate cooked food before and/or use pharma-products(medics) should shit outside of the farm. – You will be informed about and can choose your personal toilet- and sleeping-place after you entered and inscribed. It might be necessary that you prepare and clean your natural sleeping-place before you can use it. (Tell us if you are frightened from certain animals) Better bring your own things to sleep and always arrive early enough in the evening before darkness enters. – For getting further informs about any question or if you need personal assistance (food- and drink- or health-services, talks, lessons, therapies, treatments,…) during your stay, just play your melody (always the same) with a flute in order to call me or somebody from our staff who is ready for you. – If you take photos never picture any person or disadvantageous situation please!
In our paradise better close your camera and open your own eyes, ears and heart. – Stop talking around, keep your theories behind and start learning from what you see and practise here. Make notes for not forgetting the many things you with meet and learn here within a minimum of time. – Our paradise-gardens with all their habitants like friendly, sensitive, calm, silent, considerate, peaceful, heartfelt and sincere people. – If you find some work ask and tell us your intentions before you start. If you want, we can give you some work too or let you assist on one of us.– Any tool should be brought back to the place from where you took it right after the use. – If we won’t find it afterwards this might cause suspicion of burglary. – Visitors always stay here on their own risk and responsibility. – For cutting your own vegs in our gardens (garden-shopping) we will show you where they are and where you can walk without destroying plants. – To say it in general: Better never step into garden-beds. – Just pick vegs or fruits from the ways. Try to avoid to step on any plant growing on the grounds beyond the footpaths. – After having collected, natural shopping-visitors come to the house, show what they chose and give their share.
You come with the right attitude, if you enter our gardens in the same way as you would enter a holy church or sacred place. – Definitely it is a church and sacred place! – It is the place where we meet God in all the pure and wonderful emanations (plants, animals and humans) of his holy spirit.
Some prices: One full meal with drinks, showing rounds, lessons or/and resolving some personal problems is 10€. – One disco evening with music, drinking and food is the same price. One stay overnight in our “natural hotel” with a main meal at 1 o’clock included is 30€. – Couples pay the same price. – Members of the Paradise-Island-Club can get in cheaper. – Women can be free for the first time and then get into the club if we both like us. – Single men without women, smokers, drug-people and alcoholics, rowdies and hooligans, seducers of women, thieves, unknown strangers with violent religions and languages we don’t understand are not welcome. – You are here on a private place in a private party, because you were invited. If you don’t behave like a good guest, do or talk bad things, or bring in such people you won’t be invited anymore. – The number of participants to any event is limited to maximal 12 persons. – We prefer less. – Whoever wants to get on the guest-list has to write us and give his contact-informs before, or bring an invitation-ticket with name, address, telephone…
For garden-shopping come in the evenings from 6’clock onwards. For personal meetings we should combine a certain time for you. – During the heat of the day vegs must not be harvested.
Some echo: Hi, I have to add some more details for you: Some things of my upper text might sound a little strange for you. – But maybe you already know that nowaday’s people can be very dangerous for families and too many or false ones of them can destroy anything you built or still want to build up. – We mainly don’t want to get invaded by all those many single men and seducers of women, hang-abouts, lazybones, windbags and drug-people here… – And we really can’t afford people who only take and give nothing (good) any more. – So if men want to get in for events or stay overnight, they should be accompanied by their women. – We don’t want to create a community here. Couples or families who visit us for studies will leave us within a certain appointed time and then create their own place. – Each person, who wants to get schooled or cured, enter the P.I.Club or taken as a maiden or farmhand here has to give us detailed informs about his/her person, habits, skills, situation and life… before, and for the first visit only can get a probation period of about one week among us.
But now to your questions: It is sometimes or even regularly definitely possible to „pay“ with work. – If you want to come garden-shopping, you can work for some time in the gardens or anywhere else you want and then take away what you need. There are always many plants that are not “beautiful” enough or too old to get sold on the markets. So there might be even a good choice for you. – But well, if you want to be here to stay, you have to be a maiden, or become a women for me or my sons, if you don’t pay other services of us like therapies, beauty-farming, eco-schooling, natural hotel or club-restaurant.
As well it is possible to substitute money with goods. But any change can only happen with things we really want and need. – So I will tell you some natural goods we nearly always will accept for a change: “Stone-mushrooms” – (maybe you know that mostly dry grey mushroom that is growing all around on walls of granite-stones.) – other mushrooms, self-collected fruits, berries, nuts, acorns, chestnuts, from trees or bushes, all cereals and edible seeds (even from wild plants or herbs), food for animals, wood and other useful natural materials…
9/11 vinyl-disco on Saturdays:
…..Ola……, things already changed! – It seems that we do arrange a dancing party with dinner for saturday, because there is a demand from guests of the festival where we catered. They are eager to know more about us because of the good meals. – The couple who arranged the festival seems us to be trustworthy enough to let them enter. – The dancing-musics will start around 9 and end 11 or a little later in the evening. – So it will be a 9/11-disco. – People who want to see the gardens and meet our animals before should come a little earlier. – Some might stay overnight and participate on the big sunday-meal at 1 o’clock. – Don’t forget to bring a torch. – Please tell me as soon as possible if you want to be on the guest-list, because if not I can open up for more others.
Times and Programs for visitors in the evenings:
6 p.m.: P.I.farm- and garden-shopping
7 p.m.: Visits and tours around our paradise-island-farm, explications and demonstrations of our systems, lodge of special guests for the night, personal meetings, conversations, answering questions, arrangements….
8 p.m.: Gathering around the table, some more general explanations about intensions, plans, goals… of the P.I.System, our rules and reasons or other matters of interest… Opening of the dinner.
9 p.m.: Beginning of musics (disco/or live-band on Saturdays or other days if required) or/and going to bed and silence as soon as darkness entered until dawn.
In the mornings and during the days all members of the p.i.family and staff have to work seriously at the farms. – If somebody wants to meet us/me then he/she can accompany and talk with us/me during labouring. – Participants for the big midday meal should arrive a little before 1 p.m. – After the big meal and during the hot afternoons we retire to hold siesta.
So, just come and see! – We can give you a lot more in every aspect of life. Much more than I could write, and much more you can ever pay with money. – But nevertheless please don’t forget to leave some money for us here too. – Everywhere you go you have to pay. – Don’t misuse and exploit us by cheap shopping, while you bring your money to the supermarkets and drive in with your new car!
Echo: Very good! – I already was a little in doubt if people liked the meals of yesterday. – It was a more common meal, and the vinegar maybe was a little too strong… As long as nobody really knows how to use the combinations there might be problems with the strong tastes. – Of course we don’t deliver more natural conserves. – They are very salty, and they were just thought to accompany all the meals and fulfil anybody’s wish to amplify the tastes and values of non- or only slightly flavoured meals. The same happens with cheese and grated cheese. – The conserves can be eaten within two weeks, some can stay open even much more time (Olives, and hot conserves) But if you don’t want and use them at all you can bring them back after the festival or give them away to visitors. – The last meal was of the type of common meals for people working on the land. – We wanted to show you various types of raw meals to make you know more… The vinegar-oil-onion-cheese-combination allows to eat and digest enormous rates of cheese without drinking wine or cider. – That’s why I recommended to take more and other salted, stronger-flavoured and older types of cheese with you. – Until now, you still don’t know very much these kinds of cheese from us. You had just one of them in the vinegar, where it dissolves. – The sliced and salted radish increases the capacity of the blood to assemble more liquids. So people can drink much more beer or other liquids without getting drunken. – I’m still not sure what we will serve for you tomorrow. At least it should be „salada valeriana“, the one we didn’t give away the first time. A very precious and special salad, but nearly unknown in Portugal. – Then maybe we will give beetroot-carrot-salad with almonds. – The green salad can be delivered ready-made in a bowl or just washed in boxes, like you want. – For the rest you could ask your people whether they wish a special salad again. – (Like potato or pumpkin…) You had several kinds of raw bread, unless the sweet varieties until now. – So we decided to make sweet bread for the last catering. – Now it is the question what your guests can eat to that. – We would make one part vegan. For that you could give bananas or other fruit (apples). – The other part can be non-vegan with fresh milk or/and quark with fruits. – Are you prepared and ready to give that?- For Friday I can give you mainly cabbage and chard (acelga), maybe potatoes and garlic, we’ll see.
We all thank you for your cooperation in catering our natural-raw-food-meals. – If you want we can go on with that. – We need that money urgently, not only for our farm and family, but also for our general plan to buy an island on sea where all those who succeeded in living and eating naturally (and holding the laws of God an nature) can go and stay in future… So, the name of our project, the „paradise-island-system“ has not been chosen just accidentally. – But well, mountains of tasks and work are still waiting to reach that final goal…
Para: Sistema Ilha paraíso/ traduções Portuguesas
Olá vizinhos! – Aqui uma lista com produtos atuais da nossa quinta. A lista não é completa, e quando vens podemos encontrar muito mais coisas que temos ou podemos fazer para ti. – Vegetais: Este semana podes escolher diretamente das hortas rábanos, beterrabas, mais que cinco variedades de saladas, também acelga, várias tipos de couve, ervas aromáticas, ervas bravas, favas, cenouras,… Ainda temos batatas do ano passado para semear ou comer. Também há plantas e sementes dos vegetais ou árvores, algumas são raras em Portugal. Uma variedade grande das conservas naturais, vinho, vinagre, óleos da plantas diretamente da prensa, leite de cabra, ovelha e vaca e todos os produtos de leite. Varias serviços e ensinos, aulas, guias, terapias naturais,… almoços, refeições na ilha paraíso, natural hotel, preparamos refeições crus ou bolos para festas de fora. – Visitantes podem encontrar aqui muitas ideias novas e valorosas e recrear-se num ambiente ! – A nossa família come cru e dá muito cuidado em tratar e alimentar todas as plantas e animais bem, naturalmente e sem produtos químicos. Aqui nada fica esterilizado, intoxicado ou estragado em qualquer maneira. – Para evitar problemas com a burocracia e as finanças, pode ser que vai ser necessário de juntar no nosso Clube Ilha Paraíso a fim de participar nos nossos projetos pessoalmente e com isso ser capaz de adquirir todo tipo de produto. (– Antes que vens deixa uma mensagem, p.f.)
Alguns preços: Uma refeição completa com bebidas, guias, aulas e/ou resolver alguns problemas pessoais é de 10 €. – Uma noite com discoteca ou música própria, bebidas e comida é o mesmo preço. Uma estadia de uma noite no nosso „hotel natural“ com uma refeição principal em 1:00 incluído é de 30 €. – Casais pagam o mesmo preço. – Os membros do Paraíso-Island-Club podem entrar mais barato. – As mulheres podem ser livres pela primeira vez e, em seguida, entrar no clube, se nós gostamos nos. – Homens solteiros sem mulheres, fumantes, viciados em drogas e alcoólicos, violentos e hooligans, sedutores das mulheres, ladrões, estranhos desconhecidos com religiões violentos, … não são bem-vindos. Está aqui em um lugar privado e numa quinta/família privada. Se alguém não se comporta como um bom hóspede, faz ou fala coisas ruins, ou traga pessoas más, não será convidado mais. – Principalmente os membros de clube tem o direito de trazer amigos, mas com isso eles serão responsável para as pessoas que eles trazem. – O número de participantes de todo o evento é limitado da máxima 10 pessoas. – Nós preferimos sempre menos. – Uma pessoa ou um casal sozinho é o melhor para se e para nós. – Quem que queira entrar na lista de convidados tem que escrever ou telefonar para combinar, ou trazer um ticket assinado como o seu contato, nome, endereço, telefone …
Para jardim-shopping vêm à tarde à partir das 6:00. – Para reuniões pessoais combinamos um certo tempo. – Durante o calor do dia os vegetais não deve ser colhidas.
 In the moment I’m wasting time by writing as well, because yesterday we started the disco here again. So I’m not able to do better things and bound to hold “offwork Sunday”. – In fact there can be a certain part of wasting, flowers, “pleasure”, music,… It is no need to stretch the bow all the time.
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Dancing and romancing, raw organic food and drinks, no smoke, no drugs, open air, natural sleeping-places in our paradisegardens! – Easy living! – Arrive before sunset! – Details/reservation:
Telefone: (00351)245 992 419
Actualisation 2012: (In not perfect english)
Please note: In the following booklet I tried to give you some of the most important ideas of the „paradiseislandsystem“, which contains about 40 volumes written in German and shows a way out of this socalled civilisation, back to the country, even back to paradise. – There will no longer be illness, sadness or even sin in your life, after you’ve changed to natural food and life and suffered the period of your desintoxication and regeneration! We can even stop death like it is known now (graves, corps rotting away…) by eating and living naturally! (You’ll be able to take your body abroad too.) – So it is really worth changing!
For all those people who want to get introduced into all that, we offer our eco-schooling-sytem. With that you can start directly farming/living with us at one of our places with the help and advise of experienced personal. Especially for women we even can offer to join our family/tribe personally. Besides all the practical matters there are many more exciting and very special aspects of women-life under paradisal conditions to explore! . It could be more than you even can dream about!
Please note as well: In the last chapters I wrote about some nowadays very unpopular subjects. One of my duties is to revoke all the wrong or even criminal laws of our modern world. So I even defended „incest“, especially marriage between brother and sister as not beeing against the laws of nature. – That doesn’t mean at all, that there is any incest inside my family or that I’d like to take one of my daughters! – I plainly feel a barrier against this and respect the laws of the bible as well. – But I don’t like to condemn anybody who does it, if it is really based on love. For that I reminded on some of the lots of examples in history, where incest was a must and has been practiced successfully. (pharaos, inka,…)
I recommended as well, that women should stay with their first lover, and that men should not to penetrate women under 27 years. I’ve set up some rules to avoid overpopulation, premature-sex and loosing freedom and fortune by doing too much too young. – Please don’t take them too rigid and don’t make new laws out of it! – Remember: This will be our behaviour in paradise! – But now we still live in hell! – Under antinatural conditions and food there’ll always be degeneration, aberration, perversion,… all the dirty feelings and deeds of socalled „love“, all the polygamy, one night stands, prostitution… and in the end all the misery, pain, trouble, violence, crime and cruelty… I don’t want to create another puritan era, but I want to substitute bad things into good things, replace lies with truth, drugs with our best wine and food, … We can create real pleasure for body and soul! We can cure our environment and even the planet for a Golden Age! – So let’s begin!
The Paradise-Island-System/English translations
Eating and Living Naturally
The successful way back to nature
How to avoid or survive the big crash/ third World War
By:Reinhold Schweikert, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
written in Portugal during summer 2005
Why should we live naturally?
In fact, this might be the most stupid question on earth. But even today people don’t know or don’t think about the extreme damage an unnatural modern lifestyle causes to every being that is exposed to anything unnatural in all physical and mental aspects of life. So this question is still very often asked, together with the question: Why should we eat our food raw? – I could also ask: Why shouldn’t we kill ourselves along with our planet? – Because this will happen soon if we don’t change to a natural lifestyle right now!
At this moment, I’m holding in my hands one of those advertising catalogues sent out weekly or even daily showing me what I should buy for my life in this modern world: TV sets, projectors, cameras, audio and video systems, computers, all kinds of players, carradios, (cordless/ cellular (US) = Handy) telephones, coffee machines, cooking pots, grills, barbecues, sandwich grills, kitchen machines, graters,mixers, centrifugal machines, frying pans, liquidizers, mincers, toasters, electric knives, ham-cutting machines, hot water bottles and so on. They really make people believe that they need electric razors, electric hair-cutters, depilators, electric toothbrushes, massaging machines, tension measurers, hair dryers, generators, irons, vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, electric ovens, water heaters, stoves, exhausters, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, air conditioners, ventilators, fans…and more. – Isn’t it horrible? My grandfather didn’t need any of these! And he was right! –They sell all these devices to waste energy, damage our food and bring us further away from a natural lifestyle.
Do we want to become artificial technical, robots? All these electric and electronic machines will cause electromagnetic fields, radiation of almost any frequency up to X-rays! Our body system, every cell of our organism will be permanently impaired/ bombarded/ affectetd or irritated by them. The repair of damaged body cells will cost us a great deal of our daily energy ration. We will often be tired and exhausted, nervous and angry, lose our good vibrations and our life-power. If our organism is not able to repair all the damage caused by an unnatural environment and denaturalized food, it will collapse, fall ill and grow old. – So, ask yourself seriously, why do you want or already use all these things? – Because everybody’s using them? – We don’t really need any of these machines, especially not the ones which have been invented during the last few decades to destroy our food (microwave ovens) If we don’t use them, there is not only the advantage of saving money or using less electricity, the abandonment of an unnatural lifestyle and unnatural food will even stop decadence; it will be able to cure our bodies and souls and even our planet!
Who told us to live so much against the laws of God’s own nature?
Who allowed us to destroy our food by fire or even microwaves? There’s no living creature that is creating so much craziness, violence, cruelty and war, disorder and decadence, pollution and destruction, misery and pain as the human beings of this “modern” world! Didn’t you ever think there must be a reason; there must be something seriously and fundamentally wrong, that totally violates the laws of God and nature? – Here is another idea for you: Just read the first page of the Bible and see how Adam and Eve lived in paradise! Did they use electricity or any of the above-mentioned machines? Did they cook their food? Did they eat meat from animals? – None of this! – And now ask yourself: Why were they so happy? Why couldn’t any physical or mental disease afflict them? – Can you already see the reason? If not, I’ll help you:
Because they lived naturally, because they kept the laws of God and nature!
If you are in doubt about these simple reasons, I can give you lots of proof in my German books. This introduction only contains a minimum of information. Take the milk of a cow, boil it and give it back to her calf afterwards. – Within a few weeks this calf will die! – Killed by cooked food! Natural food – milk, eggs, honey, all kinds of vegetables, fruits, cereals, nuts…- are living and get killed by fire. Cooked food hasn’t got the same ingredients and value/nutrients as natural food. The natural harmonic order in the macromolecules of living natural food gets destroyed during the cooking process. Various processes of heating up our food even create a large amount of new and toxic elements, which don’t exist in the raw version. Fried, roasted, microwaved, cooked… molecules cannot keep their geometric chain structure and loose their natural tension, their ability to absorb and retain light and their life, when heated up to more than 42oC (e.g. milk, although some other nutrients are more durable). They get destroyed, killed and in some cases even changed into toxic substances. Cooked food is dead food! And it’s dead food which leads us to old age and death, destruction and decadence, war and violence, misery, illness and pain. Our body doesn’t work well with it! And in line with our body our mind deviates/wanders, we get depressed or aggressive, paranoid, abnormal and permanently perverse.
Because we are a part of God’s own nature, we need natural food!
If you have understood, you will now ask: Can’t we live again as they did in paradise and be healthy and happy in our paradise gardens? – This time you have an excellent idea! – Why shouldn’t we move back to our paradise gardens, even after thousands of years? Are they closed? – No, God never closes any way to heaven. – We have destroyed almost all the gardens and lost the knowledge and feeling for creating them, but we still live on the same planet! Can’t we learn to plant them again? – Would it be possible? – I can tell you one thing for sure: It is possible, because we already did it, even in Portugal! And it will be possible for you too, if you really want it!
The following booklet will give you an outline of natural food and life. Taste the delicious recipes and already feel the healing effect of natural food! Try to find your own recipes based on 100% raw and natural ingredients and get back to nature alreadythrough your diet. Never use any electric machine for preparing your meals!
If you want to know more, we should translate some of my 16 books about the “Paradise Island System” into your language.
The successful way back to nature:
Our family live and work in our own gardens. Our bedrooms grow in the middle of rose bushes, quinces, berries and orchards, but we don´t lack privacy or protection. Inside, the atmosphere is calm, protected from winds. The air is fresh with a delicious smell and the birds wake us up with their singing. In the morning, when we open our eyes, we see beautiful flowers and fruits that hang over our heads, ready to be eaten.
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Here we’re only going to give you some examples of typical recipes with/from our natural food. They’re all easy to prepare and will help you to find your own recipes later on. The secret of our excellent raw meals is that all recipes are simple. The single dishes with all the different salads – up to ten – of a whole meal are not too overloaded,over-prepared or mixed up.
Of course you can also easily have breakfast by just picking fruits directly from the trees in your garden and drinking some milk from your goats:
a)Fermented milk with berries
Raw milk soured or coagulated in a mud pot
Raspberries (may be replaced by fruit of the season)
Grated of half a lemon or orange
1 raw apple
1 raw egg yolk
2 or 3 lettuce leaves
Put the milk in a bowl and cover it with the raspberries and red currants (if the fruit isn´t sweet enough, add honey and pollen from a natural bee plate (?)). Sprinkle it with the grated lemon or orangepeel. This dish can be served with apple, raw egg yolk, lettuce and olives (as shown in the following photo).
b)Fresh milk with grated apple
Fresh milk (for babies preferably goat’s milk as it is easier to digest)
1 raw apple
1 raw egg yolk
Squeeze the oranges with a hand squeezer in order to obtain really natural juice. If you don’t have oranges, use any other self-pressed fruitjuice or eat the whole fruit. In summer we prefer all kinds of melons.
Then put the milk in a bowl and add raw grated apple. This meal can be served
with raw egg yolk, olives and garden mint. Use wooden dishes if possible.
From left to right:
a)French beans with tomatoes and onions
Raw grated French beans
Raw tomatoes cut in pieces
Raw grated onions
Mix all the ingredients in a saladbowl.
b)Carrots with dried fruit
Finely grated raw carrots. Ground hazelnuts, nuts or almonds
Dried ground figs
Mix everything in a salad bowl. The dried fruit can be replaced by apple ground with the juice and grated peel of a lemon.
c)Onions with cheese
Cut the onions in thin slices and put them in a salad bowl. Add the olive oil, vinegar, sea-water salt and the grated cheese. Mix everything well.
d)Cucumber with fresh cheese
1 raw cucumber
5 cloves of garlic
Cut the cucumber in thin rounds and put it in a salad bowl. Add the cloves of garlic cut in small pieces or pounded in a mortar. Then add olive oil, vinegar, ground fresh cheese and spices (preferably dill). Mix everything well.
e) Raw potato salad
3 or 4 raw medium-sized potatoes
Grate the potatoes very finely. Grind a handful of hard red wheat. Then grind another handful of sunflower seeds, one of raw peanuts and a last one of dried mushrooms. Cut the wild herbs (stinging nettles, for example) with a rocker knife. Put everything in a bowl and flavor with olive oil and sea-water salt, mixing with a fork without pressing.
Your raw potato salad is the basis of every day’s lunch and can be varied in many ways. An easy way is to make it just with ground raw peanuts and hard cheese with the addition of some sea salt and olive oil.
(Attention: Lately harvested potatoes might cause some sickness, as well as some „modern“ species can have too much solanin. If raw potatoes have a bitter taste, choose others. Never use green parts of a potato!)
f)Spinach with raw egg yolk
Raw spinach ( it can be replaced by other leaves, such as turnips or stinging nettles)
4 cloves of garlic
3 raw egg yolks
Pass the spinach leaves through your handcrafted kitchen machine or pound them in a wooden mortar. After that, put them in a bowl and add olive oil, sea-water salt and the finely chopped cloves of garlic and egg yolks. Mix carefully with a wooden spoon.
g)Cabbage with fresh cheese
Tender leaves of raw cabbage
Fresh cheese or coagulated/sour milk
Vinegar or the juice of one lemon
Cut the cabbage leaves very fine (and/or beat them in your wooden mortar) and put them in a salad bowl. Then add the fresh cheese or the fermented milk. Flavour with sea-water salt, olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice.
Raw endive leaves (If not known, they can be replaced by any bitter salad or wild leaves)
Juice of a lemon or orange
Cut the leaves in thin pieces and put them in tepid water for 10 minutes, in order to get rid of the acidity. If you want to keep the acidity in the leaves, just add raw grated apple. It’s healthier if the acidity isn’t removed completely. Then drain off the water with the help of a filter. Separately, grind the garlic and flavour with sea-water salt. Put this mixture in a salad bowl with the bottom covered with olive oil. Finally add the lemon/orange juice and the leaves alternately. This recipe is best served with raw potato salad and it can also be eaten at lunch.
(See the photos on the following page)
b)Salad rolls – easy and funny, especially for children
1 raw leaf of lettuce, turnip or any other leaf
1 raw tomato
1 raw onion
Goat or cow cheese
Other raw vegetables in addition
Spread out the leaf, place the other ingredients on it and roll it up.
Some additional suggestions for lunch or dinner
–Courgette (long Italian pumpkin) or young squash: Grate the courgette into long, thin spaghetti strips. Grind hard cheese together with raw peanuts and some garlic rather fine. Add some sea salt and a little oil and mix it without squeezing. – Preferablyfor the evening meal with natural red wine.
–Powerful vegetable mix: Grind hard cheese together with raw peanuts. You can grind some wheat, too. Take all the vegetables you have and grate them in such a way that all of them need more or less the same time to chew. (Softer vegetables can be sliced less thinly)If you’re in a hurry, just cut them all in equal slices with your handcrafted kitchen machine. For example, you can use tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, courgette, cabbage, paprika and spicy herbs for one complete meal. Finally add some sea salt, egg yolks and oil and mix them all together. – Preferably for evening meals or raw fast food. .
–Tomato and vegetable soup: Pass lots of well-ripened tomatoes through your handcrafted kitchen grater to Liquidize them and add oil and sea salt. Now flavour this basis for your raw soup with all the additions you want or find in your gardens. I suggest red hot chillies, spicy herbs, some spinach or cabbage leaves (cut), sliced mushrooms, spaghetti-grated young pumpkin “noodles” –, some egg yolks and a dash of wine or vinegar.
–Maize porridge: Peel the corn from the cob. It should already be yellow but still not totally ripe and hard. Grind it, pass it through a fine grater or pound it together with some sea salt in a wooden mortar. Add some oil.
a)Honey banana with nuts
Peel the banana and put it on a plate, whole or cut in half. Pour the liquid honey on top and sprinkle with ground nuts.
3 tablespoons of fresh cheese
Cut the fruit in pieces and add the fresh cheese, mixing everything in a bowl. If the fruit is bitter, just add a little honey and white wine. The kinds of fruit that are most suitable for this salad are bananas, apples, pears, strawberries, figs, grapes, cherries, mulberries, oranges and all kinds of berries.
c)Figs with fresh cheese
Fresh cheese or cream
Cut the figs in half and put them on a plate. Then cover them with fresh cheese or whipped cream.
d) Raw cake
Pods of the carobtree
Red wheat or oats
6 raw egg whites
Grind the nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, dried fruits and the carob pods. Grind the wheat, but not very fine. Pass the whole lemon with the peel through your hand crafted kitchen machine. Mix everything. Then beat the raw egg whites until they’re stiff, but before the end add the honey and finish beating. Add the whites very carefully to the mixture. Put this mixture in an ungreased cake tin. Let it stand for one hour or one day in a cool place. Finally, take it out of the cake tin and it is ready to serve.
Dried fruits (optional)
Grind the nuts and dried fruits. Squeeze the lemon and add the honey. Knead everything and shape the mixture into round balls. After resting for one hour they are ready to serve.
6 raw egg whites
Juice of a lemon
For the base, grind the wheat and add the remaining ingredients. Mix everything very well until you obtain a smooth dough and press it with your hands. Use this to cover the bottom of a tart tin. On top put a mashed banana (mash it with a fork). Then cover the banana with other fruit cut very thin and finish with a layer of fresh cheese. Finally, garnish with raspberries and/or sprinkle with ground nuts.
Raw bread (simplified version)
Olive oil or oil
a)Soak the wheat in water for one day. Then take it out of the water and grind or pound it in a mortar. Add the sea-water salt and the olive oil, mixing everything with a wooden spoon. You can eat it together with salads or just tomatoes, cheese, olives… for lunch or dinner. Leave it to dry for half a day and it’s ready to eat.
b)Grind the wheat and add olive oil and sea-water salt. Mix with enough fresh milk so that the dough becomes smooth and you’re able to shape and cut it after it has soaked up all the milk. It’s ready to cut and serve after some hours.
c)Grind the wheat and add dried fruit, nuts and carob. Add fresh milk to make a smooth dough. Leave it in a bowl covered with a dry cloth for 4 to 6 hours. After it’s shaped, it’s ready to eat.
Grind the wheat and add the sea-water salt, olive oil/oil and water. Mix everything and shape a pizza base which is left to dry for one hour. Put the base on a pizza plate and cover it with tomato, garlic, hot paprika, onion, olives, cheese, etc. Then it’s ready to serve.
Raw peanuts or nuts
Grind the peanuts or nuts. Pound them in a mortar with a little tomato, garlic and sea-water salt. Mix everything together and serve.
Avocado with egg yolk
1 raw avocado
2 raw egg yolks
Cut the avocado into two equal parts and take out the seeds with a spoon. Put a raw egg yolk in each half and flavour with sea-water salt, parsley and olive oil/oil. Garnish with two slices of lemon and serve.
Raw cactus (young leaves of opuntia spec.)
Young cactus leaves
Ground raw peanuts
Pick young cactus leaves and remove their thorns in water with a brush, with a knife or with your hands. Cut them into thin slices and put them in a bowl. Then add the ground peanuts and vinegar. You should never add olive oil or other salad oil to the cactus because it already contains a lot of oily, mucous substances.
1 raw egg yolk (optional)
Grind the cauliflower and the wheat. Mix everything in a salad bowl and flavour with a little olive oil. This mixture can be made with raw egg yolk.
Grated peel of one lemon
Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff, but before the end add a little honey and the grated lemon peel, then finish beating. It can be served like this or with the raw egg yolk mixed in finally too. Eat it immediately, because this dish becomes liquid quickly.
Orange juice with goat or cow milk
Squeeze oranges for half a cup of juice. Add the goat milk until the cup is full and stir with a spoon. It’s better to use goat milk because cow milk coagulates very fast when it’s mixed with citrus fruits. (We advise not making this mixture with pasteurized milk or with artificial orange juice.) Drink it with a straw.
Note: We never recommend any cooked food or artificial additives. If you want to digest well, feel good and stay healthy only eat raw meals! Don’t combine raw food with cooked food. Start every day only with raw food and keep up this habit as long as possible. As soon as you’ve eaten or drunk just one denaturalized component, your stomach and digestion are already spoilt at least for the rest of the day.
Unboiled spring water tea
Fresh or dried flowers
Fresh or dried spices
Fresh or dried leaves
Put the flowers, spices, leaves and the dried fruit (figs, oranges, pears, mulberries, cactus, grapes, plums, etc.) in the bottom of a mud pot. Fill up the pot with fresh spring water and let it stand for at least one hour. If, after two days, you still have tea in your pot, take out the flowers, spices, leaves, dried fruit and put the liquid into bottles to ferment for some more days. The result of this fermentation is a gassy, slightly alcoholic drink.
Note: In order to always have enough dried plants for your tea, you should collect all kinds of suitable plants during the season each year. It will be a great experience if you taste and try all the different kinds of plants in your surroundings. You can become acquainted with them by drinking their waterextract.. Don’t forget to pick all the dry fruit and even gather the fruits pecked by the birds from your garden. Especially lots of pecked out grapes can be easily collected already dry in autumn. Even if their quality is not good enough for eatingthey might still be good enough as dried fruits to improve and sweeten your tea. – Don’t forget, we never use sugar! And honey is scarce!
Goat or cow milk
Dried thistle blossoms (special thistle called “cardo” growing in southern Europe)
Sea-water salt (optional)
After milking the goat or cow, add the liquid from the thistleblossoms (previously soaked in water) to the warm milk so that it coagulates. The milk coagulates after nearly half a day at a room temperature of between 20 and 30 degrees (it should never exceed 40 degrees). Then remove the coagulated milk with a filter and put it in plastic cheese moulds. If you don’t have moulds, put the coagulated milk in a cloth which is tied up and hung or put on top of a filter, so the serum can drain out. The cheese is eaten fresh, soft or hard. To conserve the cheese for a long period of time, add sea-water salt and let it dry in the air.
In order to protect the cheese from flies while it is drying, clean it with salty water of maximum concentration. Another method of conservation is to cover the cheese with dry spices while it is still moist.
Preparation of the thistle blossoms:
Put the thistle blossoms in a glass and cover them with water. Let them stand for at least half a day. Then crush them with your fingers in order to obtain the liquid which is added to the milk fresh from milking. You can use a wooden mortar as well to squeeze out all the ingredients of the blossoms.
There will be many other ways for you to make cheese but, for now, let’s start with just this first one.
Crush the olives with a handcrafted machine made of steel or stone. Put them in a press and keep them under constant pressure. The liquid that comes out will separate into olive oil (above) and olive juice (below). Take off the olive oil and store it in a cool, dark, place.
You can construct efficient presses from old-fashioned lifting jacks. The modern hydraulic jacks are not able to maintain pressure for a long time. It is better not to use presses with a spiral snake system. The pressure and temperature created by this systems can be already too high and destroy the fat molecules. For the same reason you shouldn’t use any centrifugal or other modern systems with too high a speed or pressure. Olive oil shouldn’t be heated to a temperature higher than 42 degrees during the whole production process.
Grapes – nothing more!!
Our wine here in Portugal is made from ripe morangueiro grapes. You can use any well-ripened grapes from your region. The grapes musn’t have been treated with any chemicals nor do we want any artificial fertilizer in the vineyard. The grapes shouldn’t grow close to smelly rivers or creeks.
Pick them when completey ripe and pick off only the sweet berries from the bunch. Press the berries with a hand machine or by treading them with your feet and put them in a mud pot. They are left to ferment, without any additives, for a period of seven to ten days, or more if the temperature is low. The warmer the climate, the quicker the fermentation. Low-temperature fermentation can enhance the quality of the wine After this preliminary fermentation the skins of the grapes should have risen to the top. Now separate these empty grape skins from the wine, remove them and put them in another mud pot. Cover the pot well to avoid insects entering. Don’t allow anybody to add any ingredients or use any unnatural treatment. Our wine stays in this pot until the fermentation is almost completed. We bottle our morangueiro with a little remaining sweetness, so it can gain a bit of gas, which improves its strawberry taste.
Note: Prickling gas will develop if the fermentation is not complete. But if you bottle the wine too early, you run the risk of the bottle exploding, if it is not a special bottle for sparkling wine. (Coca cola bottles stand the pressure too.)
We never need any cooking process for conserving all vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, paprika, French beans, onions, broad beans, chillies, mushrooms, garlic, etc.), because we use raw lactic-acid fermentation.
Cut the chosen vegetables into pieces, add enough sea-water salt and dried aromatic herbs. Put everything in a jar and press very well with some wood, until the mixture is covered with the vegetables’ own liquid. If the liquid is not enough, add a more juicy vegetable, such as the tomato. You can also use vinegar or wine as alternatives. Close the jar very well and let it ferment for at least one month. Some fermentations need six months or more. The more nourishing components (cereals, beans, leguminosae…) you add, the more salt you need and the more time you should wait until eating. Before adding them, you can soak cereals or beans in water. If you crush or grind them it might be advisable to preferment the mixture in a mud pot. If not, the pressure inside the jar could increase too much.
If you use high-quality vegetables and enough salt, lacto-acid fermentation can preserve vegetables forup to seven years and more.
We don’t do it, but if you think you need it (during winter because you lack sunvitamin D) you can also add some unsoaked dried or salted fish, such as cod, anchovies or sprats,… To dry raw fish, lay the fresh fish in salt for one day. Afterwards hang it on a stick and let it dry in the open air.
Fermentation of olives
Dried aromatic herbs
Fill a big bowl with ripe olives and grease them with olive oil. Add the crushed garlic, sea-water salt, laurel leaves, chillies and the dried spices. Mix everything very well, so that the salt stays glued to the olives. Put this mixture in a glass jar or in a wooden or plastic barrel. The fermentation of olives takes at least two months. During fermentation shake and turn the jar or barrel a few times (once a week), to lubricate the olives.
DRIED FRUIT & VEGETABLES
Dry your fruits in the shade if the sun gets too hot. Especially for herbs, direct sun can destroy too many ingredients and make them lose their green color. Cut fruits into slices to dry them more quickly, if necessary. The thinner the slices are, the faster they dry. Don’t forget to dry vegetables and herbs too. Dried tomatoes, paprikas, Jerusalem artichokes… can be important ingredients for your meals during winter. You can salt some Jerusalem artichokes (topinambur) slices to make chips. Use dried laurel, thyme, rosemary, savory and many others for delicious lacto -acid conservation of vegetables, mushrooms and olives too.
Store all dried fruit and vegetables in a dry place and use them up before the next season comes with fresh fruit.
We use the following handcrafted tools from left to right for these purposes:
Grater No.1: apples, radish, backside: carrotsNo.2: potatoes, turnips, pumpkin, courgetteNo.3: Onions, Cucumber (slices)No.4: Stone-mortar: seasaltNo.5: Handcrafted kitchen machine (Messerschmitt system) with different cutting cylinders for each kind of preparation. No.6: (back) Mill for grinding cereals from the same system.
Handcrafted kitchen machine: Messerschmidt Hausgeräte GmbH, Ortinstraße 5,
D-78126 Königsfeld (Germany)Tel.: 0049/ (0)7725/3065
Below: Wooden mortar and grinding bowl, self-made from stone
SOME of our RULES:
– Fruits, specially citrus, should be totally natural and untreated;
– Our salt is from the sea, not refined, not cleaned;
– The goat or cow cheese is home-made and, of course, raw
– The meals should be served with morangueiro or other naturalred wine (only made
of grapes, without additives or heating) or natural orange juice. If meals are not
satisfying, you can supplement them with a dessert of cheese and fruit
(banana, apple, pineapple, pear or fresh figs).The wine can be mixed with some
– Ifmilk and/or eggs are not available, we replace them by other high level protein
components like: Nuts, cereals, leguminosea.
– We advise you not to drink water while eating raw food. Water should be drunk
either half an hour before or not until two hours after a meal, because water reduces
the stomach’s digestive power.
– We eat from plates made of cork tree wood. It’s always better to use wooden dishes.
They never break and don’t even need to be washed.
– Before the meals we sing a song of thanksgiving to the Lord.
If possible, only drink spring water from a cup made of stone, wood, cork, a calabash or glass, or with your hands or mouth. Just like food, it begins to loose tension and vitality when it’s removed from its natural environment… If you want to store water at home, you should use a mud pot. In this way the loss of vitality will be slower. In summer, you can mix water with some wine or orange juice.
Milk must be natural as well, from goats or cows, that means not pasteurized or homogenized. Animal feed should also be natural, without any kind of additives. The cattle should never be treated with medicine or vaccines because we also eateverything they eat.. Likewise the cattle must not be mistreated by their owner because this affects the quality of the milk too.
WORKING IN NATURE WITH OUR HANDS
Every nation needs a solid base of small farmers, mainly self-sufficient ones. All the most important fresh and green products for our daily needs should be planted on everyone’s own farms. The quality of our vegetables grows if the work is done by hand, without machines, chemicals or artificial fertilizers. If possible, we keep goats, chickens, bees or even one or two cows to supply a family with milk, cheese, eggs and honey of excellent quality and also to obtain natural manure and fertilizers. When everybody does their own natural farming, the basic necessities of all are satisfied and unemployment is zero. Even the smallest child will love to do some work for it’s own sake. Our youth will be used to daily work and responsibility. Life becomes real with self-sufficient natural farming. Nature is the best school for both our bodies and our souls. There will no longer be youngsters hanging around in the cities, becoming lazybones, criminals or bureaucratsif we go back to the country and stay on our farms.
Our system is only successful if society allows every child to stay at home with the parents on the farm. Children can be taught and grow up there much better than with the state schools, where crime and oppression, drugs and alcohol, sexism and distraction from anything natural and real will destroy their bodies and souls. “They never return.” – Children spoilt by city life won’t be able to return to nature. They can’t even want it any more. They will remain dangerous parasites on this planet for a lifetime, using up our products and resources and only giving back pollution, destruction, oppression, violence and war.
Especially for the development of musicality, arts and manual crafts it is necessary to teach children at home on the farm. If they have to go into the cities for school, they will lose not only lots of time, but also their sensibility. They’ll fall into decadence mentally and physically. Besides the practical methods (gardening, animals, housework, sewing) in our natural school, they should be taught the following at home:
We use different kinds of instruments and books (instruction and singing). We
offer books by classical composers and audio and video equipment;
Our children do paintings with watercolors, charcoal, pencil and oil paints. They draw with different kinds of material, such as colored pencils, wax crayons, markers and graphite. They shape objects from clay of various colors. – Of course, the most important art, especially for adults, is organizing a paradise garden.
We read religious books and the Bible. The most capable authors are the ancient ones. Our favorites are Emanuel Swedenborg, Thomas von Kempten and Dante. Before lunch, we sing hymns to thank God for our food. We think that the best way to live in communion with God is to live in nature and eat raw food that has not been destroyed by fire. The holy spirit of the Lord is received by every plant and natural living and eating being in this world. Everything in nature grows with a certain well-organized plan only because of this spirit. Cooking food or adding unnnatural ingredients means destroying or disturbing this divine plan of communication with the Lord through natural food and life. We think that all the big constructions from unnatural materials in the modern world have created another Babylon, which will finally (soon) experience a terrible fall. We have the following choice: either we go on building up Babylon with a total crash in the end. (Even if there isn’t a worldwide collapse soon, all of us will end and collapse finally through our death) – Or we start to live and eat naturally, heal ourselves and our environment, and go to paradise/heaven finally. This final promise is still given by the Lord to everybodywho is obedient to His laws – the laws of God and nature!
We don’t need competitive games because we don’t want to fight against each other or waste our energies for nothing. We exercise our bodies by working in nature and with games such as climbing trees or swimming in natural lakes. There can also be a lot of exercise done between couples because raw food and natural life give more power.
e)Writing and Reading
We don’t need to imprison our children in traditional schools for years for them
to learn how to write and read. We just need some books and a little time
to teach them the first steps because, after that, we offer a whole variety of
literature, according to age. Children are autonomous and choose what they
most want to learn by themselves. We have a rich library with many different
literary works on the following subjects:
biology, science, animals, plants, history, geography, construction, handcraft,
religion, poetry, music, art, science fiction, romances, adventures, sewing, food,
gardening, comics and more.
First we learn the basics, such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. But the most important thing is to apply what we have learned in practical life; for example by building wooden or rope gates, wooden or iron tools for agriculture (rakes, horseshoes, brooms, ladders, wheels, wagons), furniture and wooden or stone houses, stone walls, wells, wooden barrels, wooden boats, rope nets, shoes, clothes, millstones, wicker baskets, drawing frames and wax candles.
When the children grow older, they specialize their interests. One of my sons, now aged 19, learnt to play five instruments and studied the ancient composers. In the meantime, he composes his own music. The younger one (15) is more interested in practical, technical things. By repairing all the old cars on our farm he already became a capable mechanic. He likes to work with wood and already constructed lots of wooden tools and machines. My eldest daughter (20) was always very interested in music too. She learnt to play some instruments, but was more interested in listening to all the traditional music and learning to know all the films and actors of the past.. She also started with arts. She’s already selling paintings in a souvenir shop now. Lately she began to sew beautiful traditional costumes of the middle ages and of our homeland.
It is important that within our schooling-system children only learn and practise useful professions. They do what is really worth to be done and needed within their life. As well very important is, that all of them know the basic rules of life, especially how to manage their gardens and how to keep their cattle.
We can find everything we need in nature. We don’t need to use chemical or artificial products. It’s against nature and the laws of God to produce artificial things. It’s just not permitted. Our civilization is based on artificial things. Most of them involve violations of the laws of nature (incl. the consume of animals’ meat). And most of them bring more disadvantages than advantages. The replacement of natural things by artificial ones has not only diminished the quality of life, but also increased pollution and the waste of resources and energy. If the women in this modernworld wouldn’t use washing machines, all nuclear reactors could probably be shut down immediately. In areas where water is scarce, we also run the risk of contaminating drinking water.
How can we avoid the use of chemicals?
Most of the time it’s sufficient to wash objects with water without adding detergents. The best way to wash the body is with water. Normally it doesn’t need cosmetics, which can be very toxic. The body’s beauty comes from natural life and food, it cannot be created artificially with cosmetics. But if there might be a need for cosmetics, we can use everything that comes directly from nature, without transformations:
It can be washed with raw scrambled eggs and a little honey and rinsed with water at the end. If the hair is very oily, scrub it with fruit or wine vinegar mixed with a bit of water. Leave this to act, massaging for one minute and then rinse with water.
If you want to color your hair, you can use any colorful plant or fruit for this. Try hulls ofwalnuts, red turnips, black or red berries, pound them with a mortar and bring the porridge onto your hair for about ten minutes or more.
It’s possible to prepare special baths with flowers or dried spices,which are put in a cloth bag which, in turn, is immersed in water. The water is heated to a temperature that mustn’t exceed 40 degrees because otherwise it will lose tension and “steal” energy from the body (tea bag effect). You shouldn’t mix water of a temperature above 40 degrees with cold water. You can also add milk serum to the bath water to clean the skin. But, normally, when you eat raw food, you don’t need a lot of washing, because there are no bad smells or bacteria.
If the dishes are very greasy, we use lemon juice, vinegar or milk serum, otherwisewater is sufficient. As our food is raw, there will be no bacteria or bad smell if dishes are left without washing with left-overs on them. We use indian washnuts to keep the glasses clean and shining. (Pound some shells in the mortar and dissolve the powder in warm water.)
For clothes we can use water with a temperature over 40 degrees because the “tea bag” effect is wanted to remove the dirt more easily. You can also use bars of soap, but it’s best to use products extracted directly from nature. If you use soap, you have to rinse the clothes very well, so they don’t smell. There are many plants that have the same effect as soap, the best is probably the Indian washnut. These nutshells are also good for bathsand for your dishes.
In winter, if it’s very cold, (below 10 degrees), we use the fireplace to heat ourselves, in the morning and in the afternoon. Nevertheless our house is not closed. We open windows and doors for the air to circulate. Fires in open fireplaces release fewer harmful toxins, so they are “healthier” than those produced in closed spaces, such as in ovens. We should only burn things that come directly from nature. We light the fire with broom and burn wood, never paper. To burn plastic is particularlypolluting because it releases all the worst toxins.
We should avoid fire wherever and whenever possible.
Causes and Processes of Illnesses
Our body was created with perfection by the creator. There will be no illnesses if we live in a natural way in our paradise islands. The emergence of illnesses only demonstrates that man has sinned against the laws of nature, which are the laws of God. There are two main causes of illnesses:
a) Insufficient Food
If our food doesn’t have all the nutrients that our bodies need for our way of life and if they are insufficient or if they are not correctly prepared or combined, our body weakens and regeneration of the cells will stop. Finally, when our energies are drained, our immune system may collapse. Thus, a great number of illnesses can appear.
There are many causes of intoxication/toxicity, but the main ones are cooked food and polluted air. It’s very important not to forget the air because our lungs “eat” 24kg of air every day.We inhale toxins in traffic daily, but also inside offices, houses, factories and all closed areas, especially when there are smokers. In the modern world, we suffer a lot of invisible attacks from electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, computers, cellular phones and televisions.
All of the harmful things referred to above form the basic of illness in all human beings, when combined with cooked food not containing the essential nutrients. The illnesses are already hidden in a body that periodically wants to cleanse itself from toxins. This cleansing is the illness itself because we have to suffer during the detoxication process. The bad sensations are due to the circulation of toxins in the blood. For example, we have a fever when there is a development of bacteria which remove the toxins and any other degenerate material from the body. It’s a serious mistake to blame the microbes when they are cleansing the body, because they never attack a healthy organism. We have to suffer for our sins against the laws of nature. If we repress this cleansing with other toxins (medicine), we keep the illness and add more toxins. We should never manipulate the cleansing of the body unless there is a risk of death. But if we want to stop the cleansing (detoxication) of our body, we can use natural toxins from plants or even brandy as well. So, we are never dependent on medicines.Of course the Pharma-Industrie is interested in maintaining the fatal microbe- or bacteria lie, which already caused incredible misery and pain on this planet and can nowadays even lead to total oppression and imprisonment by laws against epedemies (of animals or humans)which doesn’t exist or never be dangerous.
During the cleansing process (illness), we should only eat if we are hungry. It’s recommendable to eat a lot of vitamins, such as green salads and grated orange and lemon peel. Pineapples can be helpful too. During this process, we shouldn’t eat either big or complicated meals. Besides salads, we simply eat fruit, raw egg yolks, fresh cheese, sour milk and red wine. With this kind of food the body doesn’t need much energy for digestion, so the cleansing process is easier.
In cases of malnutrition, we use fresh or sour goat milk. If the digestive system is already too weak to assimilate other food, goats milk can still be digested. On the contrary, if we eat a large meal, we use wine or pineapple to aid digestion.
If we begin to live a natural life and eat natural food in a place without pollution, we start a long process of constant cleansing and regeneration of the body. All the stored toxins slowly leave the organism. During this journey, we not only have to suffer some physical illness but also our past problems and burdens come to the surface, before the organism eliminates them so that they never reappear. Thus, we gain mental and physical health.
A complete detoxication is not possible when there islead (toxin) or any other kind of fillings in the teeth. Our body should only possess our own living cells, without transplants. Fillings can contain very harmful and dangerous toxins and even worse is the fact that they are situated in the head. (Heavy) Metals have a destructive effect on our nervous system. Even fillings which are not metallic are unnatural, that means toxic and they block the cleansing and healing of that area of the brain and organism to which the tooth is linked. The removal of the fillings does not cause problems when we eat raw natural food. With that food and without fillings we won’t be dependent on dentists any more. In general, we mustn’t go to hospitals or doctors, be operated or receive chemical or radiation treatment, because all of these are against the laws of God and nature. Transplantation of organs or blood causes the worst mental and spiritual problems even for our eternal life beyond. – Leave Dr. Frankenstein’s cabinet alone!
When we live naturally, we won’t need a doctor!
Natural healing of infrastructure in cities and countryside
I have often heard the reproachful questions: What will happen if anybody lives like you? Can we all go back to our gardens? Is there enough space in this world? – In fact there is an enormous amount of abandoned, unused or misused land in almost every country in this world. Nowadays, nearly the whole population lives in cities in many nations!
In fact, the efficiency of small self-sufficient farming is much better than modern agriculture, especially if we include the input of energy and destruction of the environment, and – even more – if we consider the quality of the products. And quality is one of the most important points. With the present low-quality food we still wouldn’t really succeed, even if we ate it raw. Genetic destruction of seeds, radiation, herbicides, fungicides, artificial fertilizers,… all kinds of unnatural manipulation during the growth of the plants give us products which are sick, inadequate and toxic as well. – But don’t only be angry with your farmers! – If you had to supply food for 1000 people, you probably couldn’t do it in a better way. And most of the farmers are forced to do it in the same bad and toxic way by the big agricultural conglomerates. They are victims of the money diktat and have no choice.
The solution to most of this world’s problems is to grow food on indiviual small farms in the country or on bigger vegetable fields and fruit gardens in communities with many manual workers around every village or city. We should still use the traditional farming system to grow cereals and other staple foodstuffs if it’s done without chemicals.
On your own farm you are able to grow all vegetables and fruits without any toxins and keep some cattle for your own use without any medicine or vaccination, and without any “junkfood for animals”. This is what we should call all kinds of animal feed consisting of unnatural or cooked ingredients or additives.
When I wrote my first books, some of my readers told me that my system would destroy economy. – Well, my books are still not published and the economy is nevertheless collapsing worldwide. This economic system is leading to a final but certain collapse anyway!
“Never been wrong, Robertson”, one of the most famous fund managers and the former head of “Tiger Management” (once the largest hedge fund in the world) recently predicted this forthcoming economic collapse during an interview with Ron Insana:
“Utter global collapse, but not just economic collapse… collapse of epic proportions. Collapse and disintegration of all infrastructures, including government. Inflation will run into double and triple digits. Food production will fail. People will be carrying around U.S. dollars in wheelbarrows like in Germany. There will be total collapse of public infrastructure, total collapse of medical care systems. All public pension plans and social security will collapse…” Robertson ended the interview by saying that he hopes he is not alive to see this.
Natural life leads to independence
It is true that with a really natural lifestyle we wouldn’t need most of the things that are sold in the supermarkets, and we wouldn’t need the majority of all so-called professions in the modern world any more. Being forced to stand on our own feet, to live on our own land, we wouldn’t have any time and energy to waste for any useless, unproductive work. But with my proposed system there would be no collapse, no misery at all! – We are, unlike Robertson, able to survive the forthcoming breakdown and even look forward to a really better future, a golden age! – Unnatural systems can only be maintained by huge inputs of borrowed or stolen energy. The more unnatural they are, the more energy they waste and the closer they come to the point of collapse.
Can cities survive? – Actually, every city is considered to be unnatural if it is unable to produce its food from the surrounding area. So what is our plan for modern cities? Do we have to leave all of them and go back to the country, or is it possible to supply a city without slavery and exploitation of the countryside? – Well, I don’t think we could easily return to supplying huge modern cities in a totally natural way, that means also without any motorized transport. In many of the modern cities any harmonious infrastructure is so disorderly and complicated, artificial and far from life, that it might be easier to abandon and leave them. Of course it will be easier to renaturalize and establish self-sufficient systems in old or smaller cities or villages.
Some steps to renaturalize cities:
To make an urban area usable for natural farming we first have to decontaminate the whole city regarding the use of all chemicals, medicine and toxic goods. – This might be easier after the predicted collapse. – Without the collapse we can try to explain the truth to all the people, we can tell them that every unnatural component in their environment means an attack on their own organism, both on health and psyche. Every artificial or fire-treated thing is toxic, because it’s not natural any more. It makes no difference if it’s inhaled or eaten, or if it damages your body by emitting technical rays. – Not only screens of TVs, computers…, electrical kitchen appliances,cordless/cellular telephone stations, radar, any transmitter,… but even any artificial light from a simple bulb or neon strip light! They all cause irritation, lead us into an unreal world and cost us part of our daily energy. This culmination of all unnaturalness continually attacks our cells violently, irritates our psyche and leads to all the extensive aberrations, errors, spleens, mental and physical damage, decadence… we can encounter in the modern world.
The big chance: recycling of all waste water!
After the disconnection of destructive (kitchen) technology and the use of only natural products and food (no chemicals, no medicine, if possible no meat either) we will be able to recycle all the waste water of every household and use it – after a short fermentation time – directly for fertilizing and irrigating enormous gardens in the surrounding areas. With this water, which is nowadays still totally canalized, wasted and stolen from gardens, we can grow incredible paradise gardens inside and all around every city for both providing food and improving the climate. Recycling waste water would especially be a great solution for hot and dry countries that lack water or are even in danger of becoming deserts. – All the plants and trees in the gardens are depots/reservoirs of water, they are living beings that reduce heat, clean the air, give us oxygen and, last but not least, natural food.
Another chance: In regions with frost or other bad climates, cities can protect and cover wide areas with glassarchitecture, if nobody uses fire and combustion engines inside any more.
If they plant all the various species of the most nutritious plants and trees, and if they keep only a few cattle, cities can produce at least most of the food inside andin the near vicinity. – Human fertilizer is the best of all, if the citizens eat naturally, that means raw food. It’s possible to raise the production of food inside of cities to a very high level if the climate and light can be improved by glassarchitecture, if every wall is used for climbing plants and trees, and if the most effective gardening techniques are applied. (Walled, stored, terraced temporary .. raised beds.)
Inside larger northern city areas we can gain ground for growing food by using every building we don’t really need for growing plants and keeping animals. Therefore we only have to remove the roofs and replace them with transparent ones. Even ordinary dwellinghouses can be changed into greenhouses in that way. – Did you ever live or sleep in a greenhouse? – Compared to the “normal” dwelling houses you’ll feel much better there. You’ll get much more light during winter and breathe much better air. Therefore transparent architecture of every style should be introduced everywhere. Even transparent tents, which can be blown up and held just by ventilators, are possible. When or where sunlight is not sufficient, citizens can use special lamps with a daylightspectrum.
Why don’t we live in a community with our nourishing plants? Why don’t we integrate useful animals where we live? – Because they are dirty or produce smells? – You’d better forget all hygiene at once if you want to eat and live well!
Inside southern cities transparent roofs might be too hot during summer. There we can create lots of protected areas inside roofless buildings. If we take all the things which mustn’tbecome hot or get wet into one covered room, we can open the rest to nourishing plants and trees, which will soon build a natural roof..
All the plants and lots of animals inside the cities can be fertilized, watered and nourished by waste water and the leftovers from the inhabitants’ meals. Did you know that chickens even eat human excrements? – If their nutrition is natural, there is no reason why they shouldn’t! Chickens will appreciate all the leftovers from the meals described in this book. They like most of the vegetables, (potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, cabbage) if you just grate and mix them with bran. Withgreen produce (all plants and trees) you can feed some cattle too. Especially goats can easily be fed where lots of trees are growing and can even be kept insidedwelling houses if we build a special stable for them.
Inside such an ecological city, most of the people can be employed in agriculture and self-sufficient production. Every hill has to be terraced, every wall must be covered with plants, every roof should be one of a glasshouse or a roof garden. Cities will have to convert nearly all their buildings into greenhouses. So if you want to get some food, you can go into one of the many greenhouses or garden shops and pick your vegetables directly from a raised or even stored walled or temporary bed.
The more natural a city is and the fewer toxic/unnatural emissions afflict its inhabitants, the better will be their health and mood, and the smaller will also be the amount of food they need.
(More information and plans concerning natural agriculture, restoration and difficulties arising on this real way back to nature are to be found in my German books, as well as in “The P.I.System/Diet and Life/Part 2” already translated in English)
The replantation of the whole country of Portugal, which is mainly desert and burned out,
(or any other desert country) is possible too and would bring incredible advantages if it’s well done. Here is some advice:
–Plant primarily those nourishing trees and plants which grow without or with little artificial watering. For example cacti, grapevines, oaks, peaches, figs, mulberries, almonds, olives… even some kinds of apples and pears are very resistant, too. Trees grown from seeds are more resistant than graftedfruit trees.
–Take care of every tree and its crop. Dry all the fruits you don’t eat immediately in the shade. (If the sun is too hot!) All dried fruits will be important because we won’t use sugar any more,. Plant carobtrees and try to keep bees.
–Plant fruit trees and cactus along every street and construct further lanes and avenues for non-motorized public life and traffic. If possible, keep both sides of every public avenue watered and green to prevent fires spreading.
–Build small water reservoirs and dams all over the country. Just one rainy winter is then enough to replant large areas.
–Continue by building terraces on every hill with a gentle slope to retain rainfall and increase your gardening area.
–Start to plant only useful – that means nourishing plants and trees – in all public parks and areas. If an area seems to be too polluted, you can still plant washnut trees or any other plant for cosmetic or practical use.
–Where there are trees that seem to be useless or of poor quality, try to find out a use of them. If you can’tfind one, check whether you can graft onanother quality.
–Plant the new trees below the ones you want to replace and only cut the old ones down when the new ones need the space. – With all these public plants you can produce a lot of free public food to avoid misery and poverty in your country.
–Keep donkeys for transport wherever there are areas with a lot of dry and dangerousflammable material. They will eat it.
–A small number of well-fed animals give more milk than a large number of hungry ones. Don’t let animals’ feet “eat” too much food. If they are confined within closed-in parts of your gardens and fed with all the plants you can cut daily outside and with the leftovers from your family’s raw meals, a small number (not more) of cattle improve your self-sufficient system and provide the basic subsistence for every family, especially during winter. After some time, take your animals to another piece of land and sow vegetables on the well-fertilized area. If necessary, till the land with your animals. You can use many wild areas for animals, too. Of course you’ll always need somebody to herdt the cattle when they are wandering around. Keep most of your animals mainly for milk and eggs, some for transport and labour, but not for producing meat any more.
–Your diet should be based on all kinds of vegetables, fruits and nuts from trees, and some dairy products – all of them natural, that means without any chemicals and eaten raw! Onlythis support can keep you in the best of health while both improving your environment and using a minimum of extraneous energy.
–Never till your land without sowing suitable plants afterwards. Cultivate all tilled areas, even in summer, with drought-resistant plants. Always give priority to edible plants. Even if you can’t use them for your own meals, your animals or any passers-bywill like them. Very resistant species which also often grow without irrigation during summer are water melons, special sorts of squash and beans, Indian corn, and – where the level of ground water is not too low – even tomatoes.
–Mixed cultures of plants can be more resistant and productive than monocultures.
–If planted in time and with suitable partners, most of our vegetables won’t need too much water. Try to keep a permanent cover of suitable green plants throughout the year. If theres only cactus and watermelon, who is resistant enough for your area during summer, plant and use mainly them. (For your food and the feed of your animals)
–Try to add all drought-resistant wild plants to your meals or at least to your animals’ feed. In winter grow vegetables that can withstand frost. Never fight against plants, let them seed themselves and try to use them for their intended purposes. Even grasses can be important, for example against erosion by wind or water.
–Anybody who cuts any plant has to take it to the animals which can eat the foliage. Welcome all plants that are able to endure the heat and dryness of your summer. Every new species means an increase in the value and richness of your land and shut down all laws who want to prohibite the importation of foreign species!
–Plant self-growing edible depots/stores of the most important plants everywherepossible. Here in Portugal you should cover at least all your rocky areas with the living water depot called figcactus (opuntia). Even its leaves give you a good meal, provide you and your animals with green food, fruits and fruitkernels (substitute for cereals) all throughthe summer (Donkeys and horses don’t eat them. So you can plant cacti even where you keep these animals).
–Never burn dry grass, plants, trees or branches! – Ferment and compost them in your walled beds or use them for fencing. The easiest and best way to convert them into fertilizer is with the help of cattle. Particularly donkeys, but also mules or horses can even eat dry branches.
–Try to avoid the use of any fire or burning process whatsoever! If we waste all our fossile energies by using cars, machines, central heating…, we pollute our environment and destroy the balance of the whole planet already by exploiting fossil energies. The use of fire has already reduced oxygen within our atmosphere to less than half of its former amount!
–Never use chemicals, medicine or artificial fertilizers any more! You won’t need them when you live and eat naturally. They’re just toxins!
–Fight bush-fires and burning forests with all your energy during summer. Send troops to extinguish them immediately. Making a fire means war against nature and therefore against all of us, against the welfare, health, happiness and supplies … of thousands of citizens.
–Try to stop all technical radiators/transmitters. They all cause radiation damage! We would feel a thousand times better on this planet if they didn’t assault our bodies any more. Especially in southern areas the microwaves from wireless telecommunication systems don’t only damage us, our health and well-being, but also our animals and gardens. Where radiation burns down on us we can hardly raise animals, and some kinds of trees (e.g. walnuttrees) get their leaves burnt already when the temperature rises up to 40oC in the shade. In regions without microwaveradiation the same trees can stand up to 46oC and more without getting burnt.
–Create schools, information centers; teach people as soon as possible about this natural way out of decadence, misery, illness and pain and the looming apocalypse.
Healing inside and outside
As already mentioned, the change of life and diet to a natural way would heal not only the environment, but also the bodies and even the psyche of the inhabitants of a city. By giving them just natural food, you could even heal criminals in a prison as well as sick people in hospitals or psychiatric institutions. It’s not easy to leave behind this so-called civilisation, but if we understand that the healing process is just based on detoxication (during mental and physical illness) and starts with living and eating naturally, we already have an idea of how it works. Consumer civilization is not very much more than a drug, a bad trip or dream. Citizens of the modern world are addicts, who have togo through their detoxication and withdrawal treatments. They have to suffer their “flashbacks” of all the unnatural sins they’ve committed and the wrong things they’ve eaten during their lives.
As you can probably already see now, my (ParadiseIsland) System would stop all unemployment and boredom and is not an enemy of the economy, but creates another kind of natural economic structure that is really based on a solid foundation and will give us independence from all unnatural products, labour, money or employment… It will create the real freedom of every man, woman and child which is promised in the Bible, where everybody will sit under their own fig tree drinking their own wine.
Natural Laws and Order
NATURAL BIRTH AND DEATH
The most important moments in our lives are birth and death. If we disobey the laws of nature or manipulate these two natural processes, we can cause irreparable damage in our earthly and eternal life.
It’s better for the mother to have her baby on the farm because there she will have good food and the life which she is used to. Pregnancy is not an illness, but a natural process, so the mother mustn’t be afraid of it. Natural food and life are the best preparation for a birth without problems. Breastfeeding is not affected because the mother will have a lot of high-quality milk. As babies are very sensitive, they shouldn’t be given vaccines or any other kind of medicine. Vaccines have toxins which stay in the body for a long time, preventing it from cleansing itself. These toxins are very strong and dangerous, damaging part of children’s brains. They can also cause deficiencies. Toxins never cure illnesses; they only block the cleansing of the organism. People usually confuse an artificial cure with vaccines with the resulting suppression of the illness. The blocking of an illness can, finally, cause a serious or fatal, letal illness.
The process of transition to eternal life is even more important than birth. We can cause eternal damage if we manipulate the body during death. When the heart and the brain stop, the soul can take up to three days to leave the body. During this time, the soul gathers information from all the cells of the organism, so it remains intact in eternity, that means a spiritual copy of the body.If the body had operations or transplants, the soul will suffer eternally because it can’t build itself as a whole. Cremation is also bad if the body is burnt before this three-day process has beencompleted. In order to know if it has indeed finished, we just have to observe the corpse’s face. If it hasn’t got the same appearance and is obviously rotting, this means the process is concluded. We should never cremate or bury corpses that haven’t started to rot. We shouldn’t fear death, particularly if we have lived a natural life. It’s no use going to doctors or the hospital to prolong life, it only impairs eternity. Before dying, we shouldn’t take any drugs, have therapy, operations, transplants or blood transfusions. The families of those who die naturally and in good health, shouldn’t be sad or cry, but fill their hearts with happiness because their loved one just had a successful transition to the eternal world.
Marriage and family:
Dear women, don’t be angry if I say that there won’t be feminism in nature, when you obeyGod’s laws! There won’t be any women who want to be men and men who act like women, who have a lack of manliness and virility, who are childish or homosexual. With natural life and food grown on everybody’s own land, mankind will be able to return to solid families again. Every man who is able and willing to raise a family will need his wife and every woman will need her husband. And the children will need their parents because they’ll grow up on the land where they were born. And their parents will not send them away to cities and schools anymore, where they get totally spoilt for any natural work and lifestyle. They will learn all the really essential things for their lives on their farms. Reading and writing, some mathematics, all the history of ancient times from the parents, grandparents or the house’s own library. They will learn to play musical instruments and acquire knowledge of God and eternal life in the house of their father, too. It is a basic law of nature that every father’s house is considered to be a complete entity, where no one else has any right to interfere. The internal laws of any family and any tribal community are given by the spirit of the Lord.
If a family or tribe wants to succeed, the family– and especially the father – has to be obedient to the following laws of God and nature:
Any sexual intercourse with transfer of sperm means marriage
with all obligations of staying together with the chosen woman for a lifetime. Every couple has to settle down on their own land and live by own energies. Therefore “it” shouldn’t be done before a couple is ready, old enough, willing and able to care for themselves and their children. – The only real reason for a divorce is sexual intercourse with another
Note: Any man who is not willing to raise a family and work for wife and children, who just tries to seduce a woman, is betraying this woman and will bring misfortune upon both himself and his chosen wife. Seducing women and abandoning them afterwards is one of the worst crimes men can commit on earth. Of course, the woman has to behave well too. If she struggles and fights against her husband, if she just wants the opposite to what he wants, if she doesn’t want to live naturally and doesn’t follow the laws of God and nature at all, her husband wants to get rid of her, too. – But then alone, if she is determined to enforce her will, she can cause such chaos and damage, she can give such a bad example, seduce many other men and women, destroy families and damage her husband’s reputation to such an extent that it’s better if she is totally banned. Our forefathers, the Teutons didn’t divorce and get condemned to pay alimony because of feminist laws, they just killed such a woman and in some regions they sold her.
man. From that point of no return she has to be the wife of the next man. Changing men causes serious damage to a woman’s psyche and genetic purity. The first man who penetrates her transfers his genetic code to the woman’s body and blood and she becomes his wife. From that moment on, she’s genetically separated from her father and his family.
If she doesn’t stay with her first lover,
the next genetic code transferred by another men’s sperm cannot eliminate the one from her first lover. The subsequent genetic mixture will cause a schizoid mental situation. She will not know whose woman she is. After several changes her heart gets cold, she often feels hatred of all men, starts to become selfish and fights against them. Within some years, she’ll be the typical modern type of “liberated” woman who is totally selfish and cannot be trusted any more. Her children very often won’t be recognized by their father as his own soul and blood because they can still have the habits and appearance of a former lover, particularly the first one. If she still has children from her first husband, the genetic influence of a second or third one will turn her body and soul away from the souls and hearts of her children so that she becomes a kind of a stepmother to her own children. This is one of several reasons why it’s the law of nature that every child has to stay in their father’s house, and that the woman is never allowed to be with other men and even take away the father’s children! A child’s soul is always from their father(s)! Their body or appearance, even their habits can seem to be inherited from their mother. But in fact this inheritance is, spiritually regarded, not very much more than a heritage of ancient spirits, demons … based on possession. (Genetic mixture often creates children who seem closer to their mother and who don’t want to set up their own families and stay with their partners later on either.)
Only the woman alone (without children) is able to leave her husband and his family by joining another one. But she really shouldn’t do that if possible! At least not when her children are very young. (under two years old) Because she won’t be a real wife for her new husband when he finds out that she has already been another man’s wife. – If we observe all natural laws strictly, it would even be forbidden for him to take her. – That’s why some of our forefathers never left those women alive. They wanted to avoid the never- ending results of the breachof these fundamental laws of genetic purity.
Among the populations of the 19th century in central Europe, all “illegitimate” children become servants, workers, farm hands or soldiers. Maybe you think that this was discrimination. But it was a fact that they wouldn’t have been able to manage their own farm properly. Today, especially young couples who don’t want to be bound for a lifetime have the possibility of using contraceptives. If they use any method that doesn’t let any sperm enter the woman, there won’t be responsibility after sexual contact. The responsibility starts and the marriage is made only when sperm enters a woman! And even adultery is only committed bio-genetically when a rival’s sperm really enters a married woman. – Of course her husband will be mistrustful. Even when condoms are used, her genetic entity can hardly considered to be shure any more.
Note: Use only natural methods to avoid pregnancy. Certain plants that create infertility, such aswild yam roots should be preferred. A simple natural method is contraception with salad oil. Use at least one tablespoon of the best natural pressed oil (walnut, olive, herb oil) and put it deep inside the woman’s vagina immediately before or during intercourse. You could use a funnel made of a calabashfor this. Massage the emerging liquid all over the woman’s skin to give nourishment and beauty.
Under natural circumstances it’s not normally possible to live alone.
Not for women, not for children, very often not even for the majority of the population. So the most experienced and hardest tried men have to take the responsibility not only for their own family, but also for a number of male and female helpers or servants on their farms. Nobody should think that this is slavery. We got slavery with the machines of this modern world!Our ancestors weren’t oppressed, intoxicated, flayed and exploited the way people are nowadays. There is no stress in nature! – Those farmhands could not marry, but they had the very best food and could work and live naturally. Some of them had illegitimate relationships. But even if they didn’t, the absence of women/men in their lives gave them more freedom and caused fewer problems. They were never alone and lived in the farmcommunity, participating in all the surrounding familylife as well. – With that ancient system only the most capable were allowed to bear children. And even if they had a lot of children there was no increase in the population, because they started their families late, and all the farmhands and even some aunts, uncles, sisters or brothers stayed on the same farm and didn’t marry at all.
Can genetic defects be remedied?
When I saw the effect of cellregeneration through natural food and life, I thought that it might be possible to also regenerate the mentioned female genetic mix-up (because of a promiscuous lifestyle) within a period of seven years. I have already generated five children with such a “second-hand” woman, but still cannot say for sure that it works like that. I can say that all my naturally born and nurtured daughters have become lovely and are even lovelier the younger they are, but the only son born after seven years doesn’t really seem to carry my soul. Maybe I still don’t know him, maybe the bad environmental situation in Portugal in recent years has prevented regeneration. It is remarkable that all the children born to this woman and myself who live and eat naturally are blond-haired and blue-eyed, even though we have brown hair and their mother’s eyes eyes aren’t blue. I think this might be a sign of genetic healing through natural life and food too. Their hair darkened as soon as stress – that means unnatural influences (fire, smoke, so-called chemicals, bad food, technical radiation…) entered from outside. I even suppose that mulattos or black people would slowly turn white(r) after generationsof eating raw food (without meat!) and living naturally.
Don’t compare me with Hitler and the racism of the Thule-Society, because what I have tried to
Note: I don’t recommend marriages with ethnic foreigners, because they can create problems too. But these more likely result from inner differences. It might be more difficult to adapt and really understand her husband for a woman from another land with other ethnic roots and traditions. Because she has to follow her husband to his place and land (tribal law), she can feel strange there. Probably she will loose her language and all her relatives, too. But this wouldn’t really be tragic if her husband lives and eats naturally. Women never feel bad in paradise. And every woman who lives naturally is able to learn and change. Her daily rate of new cells (“cell renewal”) allows her to change and learn perpetually. – In fact we should stress the importance of avoiding promiscuous relationships with transfer of sperm.
explain has nothing to do with “cleansing” a people by eliminating or discriminating against other races. I just want to show a way to physical, mental and even genetic health for every ethnic group – for the whole world! And if I wanted to classify people, those living in the cities of this modern world would be in the lowest position, because they are further away from nature and life than anybody else. Whereas. black people, for example, living close to nature in the jungle of dark Africa could occupy a very high position.
But let’s finish and never resume those stupid discussions about the value of human beings. With this recommended way of life, everybody who really follows it will become “noble”! And the best of all is that there won’t be any reason for envy, because anybody can have the same quality of food and lifestyle in their own garden, with their own work! – Even a king should grow his own vegetables! Why not? – He wants to communicate with the Lord, too, by eating His body (natural food) and drinking His blood (natural drinks/wine)!
The proof of the seven-year regeneration cycle
If I’m able to continue my life on a pure island without pollution and radiation from technology maybe the proof of the seven-year cycle of total regeneration can still be provided. – Those things cannot be tested by modern scientists, because they don’t know what natural life is. Their science is still torturing and killing, because they don’t know the laws of God and nature and are far away from respecting life. For us it is sufficient just to live naturally and see what happens as a result. – I suppose that we can establish families in the countryside with the genetic one-line children. The other ones will be farmhands or tend towards communitylife and ecological cities.
As long as consumercivilisation exists, we can still send back everybody who doesn’t want to live naturally. So we still have all the possibilities for every kind of personality – even the most unnatural one – on our planet. As long as the old society exists, we won’t need any prisons or punishment, because this modern world is already the perfect prison and punishment. Nobody escapes from there!
What is a tribe?
We know a family arises when one father generates children with one or more wives. Even if there are more people working on his farm, only one is allowed to generate children. If there were more men in sexual relationships with women in the same place, it wouldn’t be a tribe any more; we would have to call it a community. Since the times of the hippies, communities may be modern, but so-called democratic communities never worked well and usually broke down with lots of anger and problems. The few communities that existed over a long period suffered perpetual change and wastage, especially of young women.
Our Western governments want(ed) to destroy all family structures.
Feminism was never an invention of women, but of politicians who want(ed) to divide, isolate, exploit and oppress citizens, make them stupid and decadent, force them on to a strict unnatural path (to hell). They destroy(ed) families and homelands, tribes and traditions to create a powerless and dumb mass of isolated working slaves, who wanted or were even addicted to all the useless rubbish they produced. I remember when they started to proclaim “sexual liberty” and fought against laws that protected unborn children. Recently they have demanded equal rights of marriage for homosexuals. They have also fought against “racism”. They have made us believe that we should all give up our country and nationality and intermingle, and that there is no problem in giving our women and daughters to black people or Islamists.
This fight against closed, united families, strong tribes and ethnic entities is very old. During the 4th century, the Romans started to divide the Germanic tribes by prohibiting “incest” (the marriage between brothers and sisters), which was normal among them and led to strong, closed and united families. Nowadays nearly everybody believes that “inbreeding” causes idiots and degeneration. But the opposite is the truth. Intermingling causes degeneration! – Not in the first generation, where the so-called hybrideffect seems to produce beautiful people, but from the second on, if a new tribe doesn’t live and eat naturally and keep the tribal laws. Generations of inbreeding are necessary to establish and stabilize a new mixture of different ethnic groups and create a new homogeneous ethnic unit.
It’s very strange that nowadays people have forgotten all the genetic laws of nature. They seem to remember them only when they breed cattle or noble horses.. – What is or was nobility? Who were the noble-blooded? – All over Europe we had the same very few “inbreeding” families for centuries! Why culdn’t Mary Stuartbe Queen and had to die? – Because she had already had another lover! For that reason she lost her noble blood! Or let us talk about the Pharaos of ancient Egypt. For them it was the law and theirt duty to stay within their own families! The Pharaoh even had to marry his own daughter! Did they keep those laws because incest causes decadence?
The Communist dream is an illusion!
Don’t think it might be fun to have many kinds of different people living and working together at the same place! – The Communist dream doesn’t work! There won’t be harmony and understanding! The different people will separate, protest, quarrel and create stress, being unable to do any continuous labour even to provide for themselves.
A hundred years ago in the Alps of Austria or Switzerland there were still lots of totally closed self-sufficient villages, where you could find only three or fewer family names. They never married anybody from outside for many generations. And in those very places we could found the most industrious, capable, friendly, respectful and peaceful societies living in the greatest harmony! If we breed cattle or horses, we all know that “incest” doesn’t create idiots. We keep a flock of goats and often don’t even want other goats from outside, because they could destroy the entity of the flock. If we have bred a good he-goat, we let him lead the flock as long as possible. It is known that incest up to three generations has uniting, improving, harmonising effects. Afterwards, those advantages can diminish, because then generations can get too sensitive and too “special”.
We know about the prohibitions of incest for mankind in the Bible and our feeling says that it shouldn’t happen. I think there shouldn’ be at all marriage between mother and son. The relation between father and daughter still should be avoided if possible. But if a sister would like to stay with her brother, it shouldn’t be forbidden. Let’s imagine how natural people would manage if they didn’t know anything about written laws: Sexuality has a different meaning among people who live and eat naturally. Because it’s only the act of sexual intercourse which allows a man to adapt, to integrate (the body and soul of) a foreign woman into his family or tribe. Only in that way can she become the real wife of a man and a real member of a new family or tribe. But there is no need of adaption/integration among brothers and sisters or parents and children. They are already the same family, with the same blood and feeling. So there won’t be the need of any sexual relations between them. That’s why they normally just don’t happen among them! That means that even if such a brother and sister couple stayed together for a lifetime, thereprobably wouldn’t be any sexual contact between them.
Still a certain need of adaption/integrationand therefore a higher probability of sexual contact and attraction can appear within a family, when the chosen woman and her children were/are already genetically mixed, that means genetically influenced by previous lovers. The husband of such a “second-hand” woman needs at least seven years of constant sexual intercourse before he can really consider her to be his wife. – Constant means about twice a week, because spermatozoa can stay alive inside a woman for several days. The probability of all varieties of incestexists in those families. And I think it shouldn’t be prosecuted as a crime.
Attention: I write about all these things because I want to show the truth of natural laws. – But I want to point out explicity as well that we don’t have any incestuous relationships inour family!
A real heavy crime is seducing women and leaving them afterwards! If we understand the meaning of genetic influence, we can see, that any woman who already had another lover before already cannot be considered to become a real wife of her later husband any more, unless she didn’t pass the 7-years cell-renewal-process by living and eating natural! Because the genetic influence of a former lover won’t disappear all her life (under unnatural circumstances), the rival and therefore adultury will stay present in that woman’s psyche, blood and genetic disposition.
The Age of Fools
Already when I wrote my first book titled “The Age of Fools”, I proved that almost everything in our modern society is wrong. Very often wrong and right are reversed. – I noticed that “they” attacked almost the entire moral code of the Catholic church. Because they wanted to make them appear ridiculous, those morals might be reasonable and correct. – They were correct, as I was able to prove later on! But there was one exception: – the incest prohibition! That was suspect! Why did they permit adultery, sodomy and every possible perversion, but kept that prohibition, even making a dogma or taboo out of it? – And I argued that this law might be wrong, that it was created or supported by those “Internazionalists” who wanted to destroy the unity of families, tribes and nations in order to oppress and degrade/degenerate people.
Anyway, incest, new/foreign blood, or whatever:In nature nobody has the right to interfere in any familymatter. What we encounter among animals can be considered to be natural, in line with the laws of nature and might be a system that can be used at least by a few human beings as well.
Note: Human beings should reach a higher, a human position. Animals are just natural, not good and not bad, not in heaven and not in hell. Nowadays some species adopted very nasty and unnatural habits too, because they have got in contact with human civilisation (toxins, junk food, prisons, radiation…). So we can encounter habits, such as homosexuality, crime and even feminism, among animals that they didn’t have fifty years ago. Animals who eat meat are killers! Human beings who eat meat….
We don’t have the right to condemn anybody else but ourselves! – And the world should remember that almost every famous ancient nation started with incestuous relationships. Some had a brother and a sister at the beginning; others were started by one strong man who was able to have several wives. All those tribes have never let in foreign men because a man can never be adapted. His Y-chromosomes will conquer, spread and split up the tribe if he generates children. Some sons of some tribes took foreign women, who can generally be adapted, geneticallyintegrated, because they are able to be given a “genetic stamp”, the Y-chromosome from their husbands.
So if we want to get back what the modern world has stolen from us – that is our national and ethnic identity, our origin and homeland, our very own culture and development –we have to go back to the country, keep the tribal laws and raise our families, wherever we live on this planet. If we want to keep both peace and understanding for every tribe or ethnic group and all the differences in this world, we should all live naturally, eat raw food and avoid eating any meat. That’s what I want to make possible with this booklet and all the many volumes of the “Paradise Island System”, written in German language.
Natural government for a golden age
The further a society lives away from the laws of God and nature, the more rigid and strong a government have to be if they want to maintain a sufficient degree of order for the survival of their people.
The more decadent a society becomes, the bigger will be the share of robbed or stolen energies (machines, slaves)people need to continuetheir abundant lifestyle.
The big cities of the modern world can be compared with cancer or parasites on our global organism. And it is to be feared that they would rather kill that organism than make up their minds to change. Therefore the predicted tragic end of those “cities of Babylon” through another World War or the apocalypse might have to come to pass. They have gone much too far and the way back seems to be impossible for the coddled citizens, who would need ages until they would be able to stand on their own ground and live self-sufficiently again.
Of course, we still could try to change something for the better by improving their food and detoxicating and renaturalizing their cities. But the present governments are still doing the opposite. They are clearly blocking the way back to nature, fighting an invisible war against people and trying to kill both the planet and its citizens! You ask why? – Maybe you already know the answer: because on that way back to nature they’ll lose power over their slaves. And they would lose their main means of maintaining their worldwide control – money. Natural life means decentralization, the end of bureaucratization and paper or digital war, the end of total control and domination with the help of computers. And it means the end of invisible backgroundgovernors, who are the real leaders of this world because they own and control both money and economy. A natural kind of government would never be based on taxes, paper money and interests. They could even abolish the money system and do without any money if their people were mature enough. And a natural government of a whole nation would not be based on Communism or be a democracy: it would be a monarchy. Only a king and queen, God’s own chosen and enthroned couple could really lead their nation and free this world from the oppression of invisible forces and their money-system.
In all the natural rebuilt cities and villages the kings would support every autonomous structure and restore all necessary rights of self-organization. (On all the farms in the country it would be the farmer who would maintain natural law and order). Like in the old German “thing”, there would be a meeting of all honest men to decide about the necessities.
Even the right to punish should be limited to the “thing” meetings. But if a family or village wants to get rid of an unbearable person, this person shouldn’t be imprisoned, injured or even killed anymore, but maybe outlawed and taken to a place where other criminals/sinners of the same type must live and work together with their crimes.
Note: We still have enough of those places back in so-called civilization. In the future there could be closed areas or islands, where those unbearable criminals, sinners, lazybones… could work on their own farms as well.
Every responsibility is givenback to the individual in a natural rural society. There is no need of insurances or written contracts and no doctor who claims to be responsible for someone’s health anymore. If somebody gets ill or has toothache, he has to stop eating rubbish or/and inhaling toxins. Contracts will be made by a handshake. And elderly people have to be cared for by their families.
Some suggestions for laws to maintain natural order and justice:
The king/government has to introduce laws not to suppress, but to keep his subjects free. A very important requirement is that everybody can work on their land and harvest what they have sown. A warning example comes from Angola. This West African nation has some of the best conditions for self-sufficient agriculture on this planet. But today almost the whole population lives in cities, because in the country they get robbed and even killed by military groups or just bandits as soon as the harvest begins. This country needs a specially designed code of conduct and special laws to go back to nature, too.
Of course, I cannot, nor do I want to write a complete code for everybody and every situation in this small book. Natural justice can’t be written down anyway. Real justice and order must be created within every new situation by wise men, who know and feel the difference between right and wrong, the good and the bad. – But I can give a few ideas and rules, which can be helpful in combating our personal sins or mitigating a total breakdown of any order in the future. Some of the following points might be helpful for Angola too:
–Return of personal rights: Vedan laws know three kinds of enemies that everybody can kill immediately without trial when caught in flagranti. Arsonists, those who carry out attacks with deadly weapons and rapists or seducers of women. Every farmer must have absolute rights on his own farm. There he can carry and use all kinds of weapons, if someone intrudes and disturbs the peace of his home and land. If he tells the intruder to leave and the latter doesn’t obey, he can use his weapons too. Any armed intruder can be considered an enemy.
–Outlawed criminals: If possible, government forces and citizens/civil guards have to clear the country of all unbearable criminals. Every criminal can be tattooed on a visible part of his body with the special sign or symbol of his crime. If nobody wants to keep him as a farmhand anymore, he must be outlawed. The governors won’t punish them any more severely than with deportation to a closed area of land (an island) without any law and order, where similar kinds of outlawed criminals have to live self-sufficiently among themselves.
Note: Nowadays it would still be much easier to isolate the very few good people, because in many regions there are too many bad people and criminals. If we have more than 99.9% ofthe population violating the laws of God and nature, we can easily single out those very few, take them to a natural area and close it off from the rest of the world. – If only onefamily or tribe living naturally is able to stay clean and obedient to the laws, they can avoid the total destruction of this planet (God’s and nature’s law).
–Protection of women: We should distinguish different classes and lifestyles in order to give protection to pure and natural women. Women who live naturally, who are still virgins or wives of their first husband must become untouchable and protected against any seducer, rapist or unfaithful groom. I suggest every woman should wear a wooden amulet where her familysymbol, name and degree of pureness/marriage are engraved. Secret information might be engraved on the back. With this amulet she can give preliminary information and warn any man who might be interested in her. If a woman has already started a promiscuous life and wants to continue it, or if a woman only wants sexual contact without the transfer of sperm, this can be shown as well by special engraved symbols hidden on the back, which explain her situation/wishes to man who approaches her. In this way he might be informed that a certain sexual relationship with or without responsibility can be possible with her. There can only be sexual relations without lifetimeresponsibility if there is definitely no transfer of any sperm to a woman’s vagina. At least a man should always try to make her his wife and stay with her after having intercourse, even if she is a prostitute. Of course it would be better for him to check her out before rather than after having intercourse! Every woman should make a careful choice, too, and stay with her chosen man. There should never be any real intercourse without the firm intention of staying together for a lifetime (there should also already be the possibility of living naturally on the couple’s own land). Even if promiscuous women (and their “lovers”) can avoid pregnancy, the damage stays in the woman’s body, consciousness and mind.If we know and understand that all sins or crimes against the laws of God and nature have an effect on our environment, too, we won’t want to live among any kind of sinners anymore. There is an exact correlation between nature and humans. For example, hidden, prohibited sexual urges relate to fire or hidden, concealed fire (volcanism). And real fire can break out even when only the wish exists. If mankind is good, there will be paradise, because everybody will create paradises; if not, humans create some kind of hell and attract misfortune or even catastrophes. If the summit of mankind becomes evil, they will attract, create and deserve the global apocalypse.
–Some examples of laws to survive “civilization”: 1. There is no right to patent any invention. Every inventor received his invention through the holy spririt of the Lord and gives it to all men. 2. It’s absolutely ridiculous and criminal if the dealers of this world are already trying to patent plants, living beings or even water. 3. Any genetic manipulation is forbidden. 4. Any manipulation of seeds which means that a plant cannot be sown again is forbidden and criminal. 5. Any intoxication with any artificial, unnatural material especially of food, wine, water and the atmosphere is forbidden and a serious crime. 6. It is forbidden to sell destroyed, dead food (any food treated by fire, radiation, freezing…) 7. It is forbidden to feed animals with intoxicated, unnatural, dead… food or use toxic medicine and vaccines to suppress the illness of the intoxicated animal. 8. It is strictly forbidden to set up any more panics and paranoia against any bacteria, virus, microbe… in order to oppress and imprison humans and animals and to sell and apply toxic or even deadly medicaments, vaccins, treatments… through special laws “against” epedemies. 8. Self supplying agriculture, natural farming on their own land has to be subventioned, made possible for anybody who wants it. 9. It is forbidden to use techniques which cause damage to people other than the user.
Note: The disadvantages of nearly all modern technology are much greater than its advantages. So we should all try to avoid the use of everything which isn’t really essential and necessary. We should also put an end to all useless work in order to have enough time for everybody to establish/cultivate their own gardens and keep cattle.
–Some laws concerning government and finances: 1. Every nation can only be governed by its own governors of the same nationality and religion. 2. It is highly criminal to finance governments and their members in order to make them obedient to foreign interests. 3. For any member of a government it is considered to be high treasure, if he or she belongs to any secret society or if she/he is obedient to another nations or private interests. 4. As long as money is still used, (the leader of) every nation has its own currency, the only right, to print money, to control it and to set up taxes or money interests. To prevent the misuse of money by the governement, there will be the need of an independant national banking-system too. 5. It is forbidden to sell any national property to foreigners. Any important industry, especially media/tele-communication, pharmacy/health, energy, agriculture, food, water must never be privatisized any more. 6. For a nation and her government it is forbidden to borough foreign money and to make debts. 7. Any actual debt has to be remitted within a period of seven years, if the debtor is unable to pay his duties. 8. It is considered to be criminal, to interfere, to make dependant, to manipulate, rule, oppress nations and their leaders with money, violence, terrorism, by setting up revolutions or wars. (Always try to find out the intriguer, traitor, initiator, usufructuary… those who agressed, started, financed, armed… any violent situation and bring them all onto a claimed battlefield, where they can fight and kill each others.) 9. None of the citizens all over the world want a worldwide communist government, ruled by the international bankers. Any nationalgovernment has to be restricted on their real duties of only maintaining law and order for everybodies freedom from slavery and oppression. 10. Everybodies private property, his house, his family, his land, where he can grow enough food and keep cattle for his own supply, are untouchable. Noone has there any right to interfere, to set up any taxes or duties. (like compulsary education or military service, compulsory medical treatments, land taxes, generally any prescription or burocratic obstacle)
Chapter 3 written by Reinhold Schweikert,
P.I. System/ Settlement projects
Aassessing the suitability of land for settlement
If you intend to settle abroad, possibly even on new territory, you should ask a number of questions beforehand and obtain information. Below I list some important questions to ask:
1.)Travel to the location: Exact place name, description of the location, travel from (air)port,
informed people, mediator, people with knowledge of the location, escort, embassy …. If
possible make a travel report/journal or have one made. Mention all stops, overnight stays,
expenses, important shopping facilities for diet-conscious travellers, persons of trust,
routes, passages, aids, dangers, ways and detours, waiting times, possibilities for
working/earning money on the way ….
2.)Entry conditions: What are the country’s entry requirements for you and your
a)Where to register? What documents are necessary?
b)Money, evidence of income, amount of minimum investment, professional qualifications
c)Language knowledge. What languages are spoken where / how well understood?
d)Is there the possibility of obtaining citizenship at no expense? – for example, contract of
employment, settler projects, possession of land, setting up a firm, acquiring free land,
marriage to a native ….? (Further conditions connected to this, e.g. social security,
minimum wages/salaries for employees, basic capital, fee for notary public/lawyer, etc.)
e)After marrying a native, can you bring your own family over from Europe? Are there
possibilities for polygamy?
f)Who, what office makes the decisions? Where, how, to whom are applications and
requests to be made? What persons/offices have the power to grant an entry permit?
g)Are there possibilities of living/residing without being registered? What happens if
illegal/non-registered persons are “caught”?
h)Compulsory insurances (old-age pension, health, motor ….)?
i)Are you allowed to bring in animals and plants? Which are not allowed?
j)Are there regulations concerning vaccination or quarantine? – What vaccinations are
prescribed and how often? – Import conditions for domestic animals? Are foreign
vaccination certificates valid? Are there any other compulsory treatments, such X-ray
examinations, medicamentisation of people or animals, AIDS tests …. as requirements for
entry or obtaining a residence permit?
k)How long are visas valid? What do they cost? How often/long can they be renewed?
l)What happens after they have expired? Can you quickly obtain a new visa after a short
trip to a neighbouring country? Can you live on a boat or ship without being registered?
m)Are there possibilities to buy documents, identity cards, driving licences …. etc with
n)Dutiable/duty-free import of goods, money. Are tax-free donations possible?
3.)Residence: What duties await you/your children during your stay or after obtaining
a)Compulsory schooling? – Is it possible to avoid this? – How?
d)Taxes and charges, what? Tax legislation.
e)How high are the fixed costs approximately?
f)Other expectations of the host country
g)Expectations of neighbours or commune (e.g. participation in certain social events,
celebrations, funerals, community work ….)
h)Native customs and traditions
i)Are there concessions, start-up aid, subsidies? – On what conditions?
j)Periodically conducted compulsory medical treatments, compulsory examinations of
people, animals and/or plants?
4.)About the legal situation in the target country
a)Laws which are different or unknown to Europeans, also unwritten laws
b)Do foreigners have equal rights in serious cases?
c)Special rights and duties for farmers/settlers
d)Are there possibilities to lodge other people from Europe free of charge after entering the
country in a correct way? (How long can they stay?)
e)Are there possibilities to get round bureaucracy (e.g. entry/residence
requirements/conditions)? – What are they?
f)Are there areas outside the law?free trade areas?
5.)Crime, security and social affairs
a)If possible, crime statistics A of the country and B of the region
b)What crimes/offences have been committed in the direct proximity/neighbourhood during
the last few years? Please also mention crimes or offences which are not necessarily
detected and prosecuted by the law (e.g. tormenting animals, burning plastic waste, cutting
down trees, drainage, burning down trees, seducing women, coercion, hunting …. with ….,
misuse of office by officials, corruption, tyranny ….), petty fraud, blackmail, cheating ….
c)Are there any feuds, disputes, intrigues …. in the neighbourhood, in the country? If
possible state the cause and (back)grounds, describe the opposing parties. Make a
psychogram of the immediate neighbours.
d)Xenophobia, hatred of foreigners? – Reasons. Ethnic groups which are suppressed,
e)Ethnic groups, peoples, tribes, races. Their proportion of the population, social standing,
characteristics, history, problems in the country, their positive and negative features, diet
and ways of working
f)Who, which group leads and sets the tone?
g)Which police regulate what?
h)Description of international political influences and attacks on the country, its economy and
i)What are the punishments/measures for offences against the dictatorship of the
internationals? (e.g. non-compliance with vaccination regulations, regulations
concerning epidemics, illegal import of plants and animals)
j)How strictly are official/unofficial laws enforced? Prison conditions? Torture, rape ….?
k)What kind of suppression/persecution of Christians or believers of other religions exists?
l)Is there sufficient legal security for the purchase of land? Method and procedure for
m)What documents, contracts seal, give evidence of or secure property?
n)Basic law, inheritance law
o)Political system, economic situation, government borrowing, monetary stability, inflation
p)(Social) conditions in the neighbourhood/among neighbours
q)Situation regarding single/married women (courtship, wedding, marriage, children ….)
r)How safely can a foreign woman move around? Are there areas that women cannot enter?
r)Important or binding customs, moral ideas, dangers, clothing regulations, rules that are
important for settlers, especially women. For example, is it usual/possible to walk barefoot?
Is there any social compulsion for uniform clothing and haircut, also for men entering the
s)Guests’ rights, guests’ gifts. Are gifts expected? What kind? What is suitable, what should
not be given?
t)Compulsions/risks arising from relations with neighbours or native men or women. (We
strongly recommend not forging close contacts or friendships of the heart!)
v)Religious groups, cults, magic practices
w) Culture (music/art) in the region
x)Average life expectation in the region. What do people there suffer from or die of? Does
“medical care” exist? How/with what do the native doctors treat their patients? How far do
the methods of the international pharmaceutical cartels also affect the region? Are “health”
or epidemic programmes or compulsory treatments, vaccination campaigns, compulsory
abortions or othercrimes by doctors already in place or to be feared shortly?
y)Are there any development workers or other “social civvies” living there and what do they
z)Foreign groups from modern life. Which, in whatfield, how do they make money in/or
from the country or what are they planning?
z1)Syndicates, mafia or other societies, clans, secret bands, magic circles ….
z2)What happens to sick and dead people? How free (of charges) may babies be born, illness
overcome, people die and be buried? Is it possible to give birth to children at home without
a doctor? Do children have to be registered?
z3)Where (how quickly) is integration (regional integration, admission to communities)
possible? Is there a simple possibility to change one’s name/take on a new identity? Does
the country or the region grant amnesty?
z4)How far advanced is the consumer civilisation or how long will it take approximately until
the country is “modernised”, until the modern state control is established, until the foolish
civilisatory destruction of old-established structures, traditions, autonomy, customs, order
z5)Are there “dying regions”, i.e. regions which are too old or have been abandoned/ as a
result of people leaving the countryside, soil erosion, development of steppes and desert,
contamination, for political reasons? Will this happen soon? (approximately when)?
6.Establishing the P.I. System, money matters
a)Bank address(es), accounts, persons of trust, agents or brokers, lawyers, financial and legal
advisors, guarantors, advocates and supporters, influential, powerful, helpful people.
b)Foreign exchange controls/customs, conditions for money transfer
a)Bank secrecy and bank securities, possibilities of (tax) offices controlling, blocking ….
d)Monetary system, interest rates and charges
e)What tax-free possibilities exist for withdrawing/paying in money at home or (from)
abroad? Indicate tax ceilings.
f)Possibilities for purchasing, exporting and importing or investing in private stocks of
precious metals or stones.
g)Is it possible to transfer rents/regular income from Europe regularly?
9.)Nearest village/post office, mayor’s office, nearest town, German embassy? (size, distance)
10.)Shopping facilities, possibly also prices and quality of the most important goods (natural
food, seeds and nuts, fruit, oil, garden tools, seeds ….)
11.)Where is there raw milk from naturally fed and kept animals? How much? Sources of
genuine raw milk cheese?
12.)What modernistic facilities are there and how far away? (e.g. tourism, hotel, swimming
bath/beach bath, pub, computer/cyber/CD/internet…. shop, café, restaurant, disco, bars,
red-light areas, supermarkets, hospitals, schools of all kinds?
13.)Preparation of the land for building: How near is the electricity grid, water pipes,
telephone lines, gas pipeline, drainage ….? Condition, type, voltage of the public electricity
f)Road and transport connections. When, how , with what is it possible to reach the site?
How near are roads, railway lines, ports …. of what size?
g)Establishment of mobile radio networks. Where and how far away are the base stations with microwaves?
h)Other technical emitters of electromagnetic radiation. (Radar, nuclear power plant, radio, TV ….)
i)Environmentally harmful industry, military base, civilisation, …. at what distance? Degree
of pollution (e.g. pollution of the sea with mercury, radioactivity, nuclear tests, pesticides,
devastation by farmers, clearing land, felling trees, destruction of the countryside by
j)Farming activities in the surroundings. Use of pesticides, machines, chemical fertiliser, industrial animal feed, cereals …. Goods from international markets?
k)What foolish civilisatory trends are to be expected?
l)What technical “achievement” is directly visible, audible, smellable, feelable? When, where, how? – Intensity, distance.
m)Air traffic: Are there frequent flights? – With what kind of planes? Nearest airport? Landing runway?
n)What are the conditions for importing machines/vehicles?
o)Vehicle costs: nearest petrol station, place for official inspection, fuel prices, taxes and insurance, repair costs?
p)Nearest spare part/tyre depot, public scrap metal and rubbish dumps, illegal rubbish dumps with wrecked vehicles/metal parts, pallets/waste wood, old clothing, etc.
a)Description of the site, size, differences in altitude, hills, valleys, gradients …. (If possible,
state geological and geomantic peculiarities. Old maps, drawings ….)
b)History: Who/what used to be there? What happened in the past on or near the site? Who
lived there, how and from what? What did the predecessors suffer or die from or why did
they leave? – Testimonies, relicts …. from earlier.
c)How can the site be purchased/acquired? Is it public land, leased land or land for sale? Who
is the owner, what duties are connected with the acquisition of the land, e.g. purchase price,
rent, taxes, services expected in return, when, what work, for whom?
Note: If possible we do not take part in senseless, unnatural work, which destroys the countryside or poisons or torments/kills animals. We do not like working with machines with motors. We refrain from any act of procuring unnatural food, medicine …., all activities which do not serve God and nature directly or at least indirectly.
d)Are there any rights of use or common law rights, passages, permission to drive through,
hike or land for neighbours, natives or others?
b)Are there any illegal squatters? Do they have any common law rights or dependence on the
c)Have other people cast an “eye” on the land? Did they want to settle there and were
prevented, sent away or driven out?
d)As exact a description as possible of the nearest neighbours, how far away they are, their
activities, above all their eating habits, farming practices, keeping of animals.
e)Do foreign immigrants live nearby? What nationality, with what intention? (workers, self-
employed people ….?)
f)Climatic conditions: rain and temperature, rain/wind direction and strengths, storms, wet
and dry periods. Strongest wind forces, heaviest rainfall, greatest heat/cold. State season
g)Degree of air pollution (what stinks when and how much?) …. monthly tables, possibly
h)Fire hazard: Is there a fire hazard from dried grass and wood? – When? How close are what
trees and shrubs standing?
i)Is there a threat of other natural disasters? (Flooding, volcanos, earthquakes …)
j)State of the soil. Depth, humus and lime content, nutrient content and deficiencies, colour,
k)Available and procurable natural fertilising substances, for example, algae, peat, plant
material (mulch), manure, guano, ….
l)Are there stones or rocks, quarries? (Size, shape, frequency, hardness, kind) Used, unused
mineral resources. Where is salt to be found?
m)Water (cisterns, fountains, springs, streams, ponds, lakes, swamps, sea coast), gradient,
tides, ground water level, water quality. Drinking water? Night dew/hoar frost in which
n)Drawing water/artificial irrigation: How much water can be drawn daily during the dry
period? Drawing the available amount of water during the hot months. From what depth to
what height does water have to pumped and how far? Indicate the necessary pumps and
hoses (radius in inches). Type of existing/necessary/favourable pumping system.
(Mechanical/manual, motor, mains/solar/wind electricity)
o)Possibilities or natural watering without pumps. Way and quantity. (Natural gradient from
streams on higher ground, rivers, fountains, reservoir, lake and ponds …., falling dew,
ground water ….)
p)Land that can be naturally/artificially irrigated for growing vegetables and fruit.
q)How large are the cultivated areas that can manage without artificial watering in the dry
r)Location of vineyards, favourable sites for growing potatoes, cereals ….
s)Is the water polluted or are there infections from microbes or parasites in water or soil?
(e.g. tics, hookworm ….) What is the effect of these infections? How can you get rid of
them or avoid them?
t)Pollution of the environment/damage from industry, civilisation, military …. What kind?
(Chemicals, radioactivity, debris ….)
u)What kinds of animals or diseases are irritating or dangerous for people or animals?
v)Try and describe the degree of difficulty and risks of settling.
w)Are there predatory animals on the site or nearby? Kind, number, size, how dangerous.
(You should also mention straying dogs and cats here.)
za) Is it possible to let chickens, goats, sheep, cows, bees …. range around freely? (If not, state
zb) What kind of domestic animal is likely to be the least problematic and could thrive without
a store of food or additional purchased food?
zc) A list/map as complete as possible of all the species of plants and animals on the terrain.
Especially all useful plants or fruit and nut trees, wild vegetables, mushrooms …. grouped
according to their harvest times.
zd) Approximate quantity ratio between cultivated and wild trees, also the density and age of
the stock of trees.
ze) Are there other sources of food for humans or domestic animals nearby that could be used
free of charge or in return for what service?Renting, purchasing?
zf) What was grown previously or what do the natives think could be grown on the site or what
could be done with it? What still grows, what no longer grows? What do the neighbours
grow? What do they live from?
zg) Import/export: What products could be exported to Europe from there, what should be
imported from Europe?
zh) Possibly the prices that could be obtained on the regional and national markets for your
zi) What appliances/machines do they work with here / did they used to work with here up to
zj)If possible, ask about the most favourable or still just possible sowing times for all usual
zk) When does one plant trees, when not?
zl) Boundaries: Are there fences, separate plots, natural boundaries, boundary markers ….?
What fences?How high, what security is there against what intruder?
zm) Are the boundaries respected? Who disregards the boundaries when? Does it happen that
the boundaries are shifted? Is there is risk of creeping or sudden land robbery,
zn) Will you be left in peace? Who might disturb you, exert coercion, intrude ….?
zo) Are laws and law enforcers respected? Description of the judiciary/officials in the
region. Who is trustworthy, who not?
zp) Are there any government, official or private plans or intentions for the site or its
neighbourhood which would be hard or impossible to avert? (e.g. road
construction, mining, dumps (what kind?), mobile radio installations, military exercise
territory, hunting area, nature reserve ….?
zq) Transport: With what means of public transport could materials (possibly from overseas)
be transported to the site? (Post, train, lorry, ship, plane ….) Where/what would have to be
transported without a lorry? – How?
zr) What transport problems/obstacles are there? (e.g. rainy periods, thieves and highwaymen,
zs) What appears to be sensible use of the land for a P.I. family?
9.)Buildings, necessary investments
a)List the single buildings on the site. Describe the location, size, condition, purpose,
particular features, especially defects. Collect suggestions for the use of certain buildings.
Check their suitability. For example, for cheese-making, storage, keeping animals, tools
and machines, living ….
b)Materials, appliances, machines, tools …. that may possibly be available: What is already
to be found in the buildings/on the spot and can be repaired/restored, may (not) be used?
c)Missing spare parts, exact description
d)Useful stocks available?
e)Can/must living stocks of animals or other relevant material for ecological practice be
acquired (e.g. tree nursery, mushroom cultivation, oil mill, wine-making business, weaving
mill, bee-keeping, guesthouse ….)? Size of the business and number of people previously
f)What led to it being shut down? What materials and resources are needed to reactivate it?
g)What unharmful/sustainable possibilities for earning money exist for us?
h)Where, how, can, should or must investments be made? What sums are necessary? What running costs will be incurred roughly? You should also include habitual purchases from merchants with seasonal supplies or neighbours in your calculation. Indicate relations to the suppliers.
i)Natural buildings: With what/how did they used to build or do the “natives” build or cover their roofs today? List of natural materials available and building techniques.
j)With new settlements particularly mention the natural shelters such as caves/grottos. Find out about the most favourable time for settling.
10.)Other points: What else has to be considered? – Here describe, in particular, all other
expenses and contacts on the way and on the spot. Do not leave anything out, if possible!
e.g.: protection money, bribes, alms, whores’ wages …. Also describe if and how you can
avoid such hurdles/expenses and what difficulties/risks are connected to them.
11.)When the land is transferred to the user by the owner:
Length of the lease? What are the terms? Contracts, agreements? What should/must be
maintained, repaired, built up/converted? …. Here the lessee should/can make interesting
concessions for the owner. Lessee and lessor should know each other as well as possible
and have similar ideas and goals concerning the establishment of self-sufficiency
Tip: Never start on land belonging to people whose living and eating habits are too different from yours. Otherwise the crash is pre-programmed! After the laborious and costly establishment of the Paradise Island there will then follow enemies of nature and God, who will destroy everything again as fast as possible.
The lessee/manager/gardener/the P.I. family …. (or another suitable designation) undertakes to make all possible effort to maintain and look after the mentioned property, to transform more areas into paradise gardens in line with the P.I. System each year, keep the following animals: ……………….,.
establish a self-sufficient system and living facilities for …. people, to lead a natural, retiring and quiet/peaceful, inconspicuous life during the construction period, not to receive any other guests and to hand over the property either 1.) unconditionally to the owner or his agent on …………. (date)or 2.) to pay the sum of ……………for it to the owner.
Of course, a lot of other agreements can be concluded. If the land is to be developed into a P.I. System living island and is to serve as a park for nature lovers, other regulations for visitors will have to be fixed accordingly. As a rule, the manager/P.I. family father determines what visitors are to be admitted. If the project is to be self-financed by the guest house/life school, the basic criteria for admission to the P.I. system could be used for applicants, regional house rules and other regulations.
During the construction time cooperation or visits, in cases of emergency taking in and caring for the visitor earlier than planned, could, of course, be agreed with the owner. (Concerning this, see P.I. System/”New info package” or “Collected articles/Ecological practice, vol. 4”)
Furthermore, you could come to financial agreements, which make the settlement sustainable and viable for both sides. Depending on the host country, you could found an association or club, register an SA (limited company) or select a particular legal form which is suitable for the project and country. As a rule, this is not the usual tenancy agreement where the tenant pays but the owner and the tenant may form a community of interests. The landlord/owner gets a capable construction and work troop on the spot and he should also pay them for their practical ecological work, if possible.
Paradise Island families do not, however, want to get “rich”, but it is often enough if they can settle and establish their farms in natural locations without paying rent and fees.
It may be necessary to bear/make or settle government demands and fixed costs (taxes, fees ….) for immigrants. The current living expenses for the beginning/the first few years should be covered by the settlers, if possible.
The landlord has a certain guarantee of success, if he chooses people trained in ecological practice from our circle, who have already proved themselves in the team and the family in conditions similar to those of the location or are known to be competent. Besides, then he also knows the target plan from the System literature and knows at least what his tenant and the construction team (should) intend to do.
P.I. System / Application
Aptitude test, self-examination
for admission to the settler community
Dear Interested Person,
With settlement projects probably more than in any other business, the most important things are all character, health, hereditary, moral and ethic requirements, real team skills, mutual understanding and recognition, deep religiosity and modesty, williness to live a simple life and do without the great “temptations” of the wide world, working continually without any “time off”, holidays and holiday trips, humility and dedication, industry and meekness, inner satisfaction and absence of demands, loyalty and constancy ….
The natural environment is totally different from that of civilisation. It makes people small and modest, drives out any illusions of grandeur, conceit and miseducation. It has a profound effect because all the burdens and vices from one’s old life became apparent there, every person must atone for their burden of sin laboriously and at times under a considerable mental strain and is not spared even the slightest part of this process.
People who want to leave “civilisation” must relearn radically and will some time or other experience that what they have brought with them from there dissolves and becomes void. They will be frightened by their inner emptiness, deeply regret their wrong ways and incapability …. but they will have to recognise that there is no better way out of their misery. They will experience on this way that all previously practised “ways out” such as escape into consumerism, town life, distractions, drugs, futile work …. or even suicide are no ways out or are dead-ends.
In brief: the life school is hard and unrelenting. The practical way out of “civilisation” is no picnic. If you want to succeed, you must be prepared. Many people who at first think they want to go this way turn back as soon as they are stretched to their “limits” and things become serious.
Groups of settlers who want to be successful or survive must therefore select their partners carefully and check them out over many years before they dare take the step with them on to free, independent settling land. If these preliminary tests are not done and if the people who disobey the divine natural order and do not keep to the basic laws of the rules for settler communities, you will have to reckon with insurmountable difficulties.
Everyone who comes from “civilisation” is burdened, indeed inundated with every conceivable rubbish. However, there are still considerable differences in the pre-conditions of different people. The purpose of the following questions is to avoid wrong choices of partners and wrong ways in future, to recommend everyone the place which is right for them personally and to put them in contact with a suitable family/community.
Name, date of birth, place of birth,
passport number, nationality,
place of residence, telephone,
photo, height, weight
Aptitudes and inclinations:
State previous work, especially during the last ten years.
Professions, hobbies, training, artistic activities, handicrafts, literature and arts, religion ….
-Also passive, consumeristic activities such as watching TV, computer, media, listening to
music, parties, leisure activities ….
-Experience relevant to ecological practice: (e.g. gardening, bee-keeping, making cheese)
-Achievements and merits: What are your life achievements so far?
Where, who have you served and how?
-State your favourite occupations and foremost inclinations
-Your goals in life and ideas for the future
-Language knowledge: mother tongue/dialect, foreign languages, how well do you
-Membership of associations, any practical training connected with this and its duration
-Membership of a church/religious community. Baptism?
-How, where, with whom did you grow up?
-How far do you want to adapt to the natural laws? What would you have difficulties with?
Would you be willing to get rid of your teeth fillings? Can you work under others’
leadership or in a team and accept a boss? Are you popular? Do you have friends?
Describe your weaknesses/inclinations, above all concerning the potential dangers resulting
from them for a settler group/family of settlers, e.g. aggression, argumentativeness and
dominance, controlling (egocentric) “love”, sulking/feeling offended, depression and
resignation, suicide risk, lack of faith, atheism, lack of respect for fellowmen, laziness,
disobedience to the divine natural order, susceptibility to being seduced sexually and/or to
seducing other not yet marriageable community members, homosexuality ….?
-Just state anything about yourself that might be of some interest/importance for a
Through operations, taking medicine, drugs and alcohol, synthetic vitamins, cosmetics, cleaning agents, toxins at the workplace, in the home ….?
What diet do have and how long have you had it?
Earlier illnesses and their treatment, ailments.
Living conditions. Where was your dwelling place?
State of teeth: What kind of and how many teeth fillings? Crowns, bridges, pivot teeth, false teeth?
Other implants, foreign organs, removal of organs?
Impairments through childhood and school. Where and how?
Commitments and liabilities
State all burdens, debts, existing contracts, insurances, commitments to people, rents, maintenance, charges, dependence on/to what people, prosecution (also by officials) ….
-Relationships with a partner where there was a transfer of semen through sexual intercourse
during the last seven years, until when, with whom?
-Children with which partner, how old? (Introduce each child individually)
If you are separated give the reason for the separation and question if the children (want to)
live with their fathers or question to the fathers if they want to take in their children again or
-State the address(es) and connections to the two parents
-In the case that a settler community/P.I. family is to take over the work of bringing up the
children written consent from the fathers or husbands.
Funds and resources
How, with what have you earned money up to now?
What one-off sum of money is available for a new start abroad?
What regular sums will probably be available for how long?
Property in your home country, legacies, savings agreements, life insurances, pensions, options ….?
Do you already have property abroad/in the target land?
How/with what means do you want to cover your living expenses abroad?
What is your favoured target land?
State funds and money, which you will be able to contribute to the community/life school concerned once, regularly/how long, weekly/monthly?
Also state your possibilities for bartering/contributing objects or real estate.
Family, ancestors and relatives/friends
-Father and mother, married, single, divorced? Was your father your mother’s first partner? If
not,how far back was the influence of the last previous partner?
-Brothers and sisters: age and marital status
-Illnesses in the family
-Relatives: Do you have a close relationship to your relatives? Who would like to follow you
to the settlement or visit you? Will your step be accepted by everyone? Are there any feuds
or disputes with other relatives? Is your emigration a sort of escape? From whom?
-Ancestors: state ethnic identities, residences and professions, above all on the paternal side.
Ask about the mothers’ congenital purity.
Were the mothers virgins before the marriage? Were the female ancestors faithful to their
husbands all their lives long? What were the relationships of the grand-/great-grandparent
couples to one another like? (Don’t leave out negative character traits or mental illnesses!)
-Do you want family members and/or friends/relatives to join you in the short or long term or
have them visit you? Who, when, how long?
How long should your learning last? – Do you want/have to go back temporarily, meet someone, have a holiday ….? State your needs, wishes, intentions. Do you want to set up your own System farm afterwards?
Previously acquired knowledge
-Which P.I.System works have you already read?
What did you like/dislike?
Exclusion of liability:
The settler community can in no way be held responsible for any failures, disappointments, damage, accidents during or after the learning period or mental consequences and subsequent difficulties with a possible reintegration into “civilisation”. Every life learner lives in the community with full responsibility for themselves. Life learners can, however, be held responsible for damage to community property or persons carried out deliberately or through negligence.
Objects and money which have been contributed to the community are used to support the community or become the property of the instructors (and/or of the community of settlers/core family) on account of the services they have rendered and will not be returned if the donor leaves the community. Personal property which is to remain as such must be designated as such from the start (in writing).
Every life learner is free to terminate their instruction and leave at any time. Likewise, the head/father of the group of settlers can dismiss a learner at any time without giving reasons.
Above all with young learners, the relatives should also guarantee that they will be responsible in cases of damage and will not take recourse or institute legal proceedings in cases of failure (illness, accident, even suicide).
Confirm your agreement and the correctness and completeness of your information by signing below:
Chapter 2 Written by Reinhold Schweikert,
ParadiesInselFamilie Reinhold Schweikert
Tel.: 00351 245 992 419
Postanschrift: Reinhold Schweikert, Ap.111, 7320-999Castelo de Vide, Portugal
Plan for establishing a self-sufficient farm on two hectares of land
in southern or central Europe
Completely self-sufficient smallholding for a family or community
My first concept for a smallholding suitable for one family in P.I. System/Short articles, volume 4 can still be recommended but it is probably still too “alternative” and “freaky” for the present civilised citizens and therefore not acceptable or attractive enough. As I do not only wish to address eco-freaks nor want to assume that all the people in the north will be satisfied with the extremely simple buildings I suggested at that time, I have created another draft plan, which this time also deals with the financial side of its profitability, namely various possibilities of running such a smallholding within a consumer society. Furthermore, I would also like to write in more detail about the way such a smallholding functions and operates so that every prospective P.I family is able to understand it exactly and finally establish one themselves.
Overall objective: corridors or allotments separated by fruit hedges,
in which rows of fruit trees can grow without the risk of animals nibbling them
As you can see in the drawing, we plant various systems of fruit hedges to separate and secure the various corridors of vegetables and the grazing area. It can be that in northern countries too much shade may develop in the course of the years so that certain vegetables can no longer ripen sufficiently in some of the fruit woods which gradually grow up. However, we can then keep the farmyard largely free of big trees for such vegetables. Otherwise you can leave more space between the trees.
Note: Normal corridor rows of trees with fruit with stones and kernels are separated by single hedges at a distance of 4m and double hedges with 5m between the rows. They are normally planted in a north-south direction. It is possible to plant lower hedges of up to 1.5m in height between them for climbing plants. In less sunny regions the distance between the rows of trees can be increased to 10m so that the fruit can ripen better. Such larger distances are also to be recommended for trees with tall trunks. You can obtain information about the ideal distances for each sort from your local nursery.
More sunshine will also be able to penetrate if you use small trees. However, very small fruit trees are not favourable for mixed hedges because they are then not able to grow up above the hedge area. But you can, if you wish, create lower hedges inbetween to support climbing vegetables (beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas).
However, if we want the corridors gradually to become fruit woods in which our animals can also live as in paradise, these areas will no longer be primarily needed for vegetables but will provide us and our goats, chickens, horses and bees with the best living space and high-grade food in the form of leaves, fruit, nuts, milk, honey and eggs.
Note: I anticipate that it will no longer be possible to keep domestic animals except under optimal conditions in view of the growing environmental pollution especially from electromagnetic radiation. The protection of a fruit wood, fully dunged plants, windfall fruit, non-toxic fauna and flora, protective buildings, the possibility of receiving food and care from humans …. are most likely to help our valuable providers of milk, honey and eggs to stay healthy during the difficult years that are to be expected.
Of course, the same also applies to humans, whose cell material is becoming so poor on account of all the unnatural harmful effects that finally all the dubious methods (poisons, surgical operations, radiation ….) of medical prevention of detoxification will not be able to protect them from attacks from viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites …., which are becoming more and more deadly.
Anyone who today goes into a tropical forest with their completely decadent “civvy” body will be eaten up by insects or parasites within a short time or they will get devastating “diseases”. It is a mystery to me how the “civvies” want to protect themselves in future from the natural police (viruses, bacteria, fungal infections, parasites, insects ….)! With more and more decadent cell substance it is becoming more and more impossible to go outside the “germ-free” area.
Ergo: When establishing your farm, think about humans and domestic animals. Low hedges can easily be used, for example, for grapevines to climb on and some of the grapes can then also be pecked off by the chickens in autumn and the vine leaves are valuable for the goats.
Establishing fruit woods always remains our objective
You must always remember that only in the fruit woods or fruit orchards will there be sufficiently large amounts of nuts and fruit, nectar and leaves and thus food for humans and animals. Therefore we will also build up our main supply of food principally from this fruit from the trees in the wood and the products of the residents of the fruit woods, meaning nuts, honey, milk and eggs, none of which cost us anything. – Even though I don’t want to diminish the important of vegetables, we must, however, recognise that the above-mentioned foodstuffs require almost no work, at least in good climatic conditions, once the P.I. System farm has been established.
Without a fruit wood we would not be able to harvest either specific human or animal food to such a large extent. It would by no means provide a habitat for so many living creatures and plants and, above all, the quality of life and food for all those concerned would not be nearly as high if we only cultivated the fields.
We should also consider the wider positive impact of such fruit woods on our climate and air for breathing or on the cleansing of our planet.
Vegetables in fruit woods?
In our fruit woods we grow cabbages, Jerusalem artichokes, courgettes, in general all types of lettuces and leafy vegetables, also fennel, carrots and other root vegetables. We still have lettuce when everything has long dried up everywhere else. Cucumbers, beans and courgettes or pumpkins climbing on the trees are protected from the harsh rays of the sun in summer. – Only where it is really dark under trees or where there are strong trees with shallow roots do low vegetable plants die for want of light and nutrients. But even in dark woods there is room for useful plants. I am thinking of certain sorts of strawberry, for example,.
Some possibilities for growing plants in corridors in fruit woods
a) Courgettes can be planted in the rows of trees where you should build up a bank of compost material (twigs, mulch, grass sods …) on both sides (so that the trees stand in a valley, a compost trench). We grow Jerusalem artichokes or sweet corn and brassica oleracea between the rows. The chickens can be let into this corridor in autumn.
a) We dig two parallel approx. 1m-wide trenches along less dense rows of (young) trees and
fill them with mulching material to form heaps. We plant or sow courgettes or pumpkins in
the space between the mulching material and the earth bank on both of the outer sides. We
plant cucumbers along both the inner sides along the path in the middle and put up nets
about 1m high for them to climb on.
b) With denser rows of trees we can let the cucumbers climb into the treetops on strings.
c) Older and therefore often very dense hollow paths or fruit wood paths can simply be sown
with pumpkins and the shoots which grow over the path are covered again and again with
mulching material so that they climb more and more strongly sideways out of the mulched
path into the trees. Pumpkins hanging on the trees often fall to the ground before they
are fully ripe because of their great weight, as big pears do. – Water them sufficiently, but
never splash water on their leaves because of the risk of mould. Pay attention to the danger
of mice. – With this special method of growing cucumbers you will not only obtain record
amounts but also optimal tree growth. – This time even without manure, only with mulch
from grass, leaves, straw, branches ….! Of course, especially the first method is sometimes
also suitable for other vegetables (such as paprikas, potatoes, tomatoes and beans) and for
open land without trees. There you can also grow melons in this way.
d) We plant cucumbers and/or runner beans along another row of trees or hedge, also with a
bank of compost at the side and protected with branches against scratching. If there are
Jerusalem artichokes inbetween, hens can be let into this corridor the whole year. This
corridor where the hens scratch should be constantly filled up with mulching material and
watered. Then the rows of trees will grow enormously and we can also use them to create
“living houses” – for this we twist and entwine the shoots or tops of two rows of trees of
the same kind which grow into each other.
e) We use a shady wood corridor for leafy vegetables and lettuce. Here we just garden,
constantly dung with fine goat manure, fermented liquid manure, lime …. and break or
regulate too strong sunshine by means of some cleverly placed Jerusalem artichokes. No
chickens in the lettuce garden! It is scarcely possible to grow lettuce in the hot southern
summer. You would have to water it every morning and evening.
Gardening in a wood
is different from the usual gardening in the open on fields and beds. You only cultivate superficially, if at all. Otherwise you mulch and plant, cut out unwanted plants for the goats or let the chickens clear a corridor completely ready for sowing. You often only scatter seed on patches of naked soil and cover them with fine goat manure or shredded material. A lot of plants sow themselves . You should not fight inhabitants of any kind, whether plants or animals as this is senseless and too time-consuming. Instead we observe and “study” certain cycles and symbioses. Where we plant Jerusalem artichokes, for example, we must reckon immediately with large numbers of voles, if we leave the tubers in the earth in autumn, as is usual, until they are to be eaten,. They, in turn, can attract small predatory animals and wild cats. (Chickens also catch and eat mice!) The predatory animals may then also at the same time reduce the tits to a bearable number so that fewer buds on the almond trees and berry bushes get eaten in winter and there are thus bigger crops.
If necessary, we can also regulate the amount of sunshine in all corridors by cutting back the foliage of the trees, but we mostly prefer to wait with the radical pruning until late summer. However, leaves that are cut shortly because they fall from the trees often no longer taste very good to the animals.
If we know how to use the time when the leaves fall in autumn (thus letting in more light again) and the time when the leaves grow in spring (protection against sun and frost), we can use the wood like a living greenhouse to lengthen the growing period of many useful plants.
Photo: Cucumbers like to climb on trees, protected in the moist and shady summer fruit wood.
It is, however, beyond doubt that many kinds of vegetables, especially fruit vegetables only develop their best quality and provide mass crops in the full sun. Open areas in full sunshine are no problem in the initial years of growing the fruit hedges or woods. But later we will reserve the yard for our precious vegetables and
Note: In these sunnier outer areas we mainly grow for ourselves and our animals sun-hungry food plants which take up a lot of space, such as sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins, cabbage, possibly also sunflowers, rye, oats, barley and wheat. In the fields we also grow vegetables for winter storage, for example, onions and carrots, beetroot, cabbages and turnips to feed the animals and perhaps the black winter radish as well.
we repeatedly use the edges of the grazing areas for our field vegetables. – We can then keep our dairy animals and chickens as we wish in the corridors between the rows of trees, which have now grown up high.
Not all trees are suitable for a fruit wood
It is better that all too strongly growing trees and, above all, types of trees with shallow roots do not stand in the corridors or young fruit woods, since such trees greatly hamper vegetable growing and push out the fruit trees. It is not possible to work the soil in an area where there are shallow roots. – Therefore I have placed only stone fruit trees on one side and on the other apples and small pear trees in the present plan. I had already planned the large pear trees and some oaks for the peripheral wall of plants. But if you still want to use the space under the fast-growing trees with shallow roots for gardening, I recommend planting vegetables with deep roots there or simply putitng trees in pots there. (Propagation of seedlings, potted fruit plants, orangeries ….)
Photo: Well-dunged mimosas are fast-growing trees with shallow roots and after a few years they will be taller than all your fruit trees. They can get along with the latter but not with vegetable growing. These trees provide the first pollen for the bees with us here in Portugal and good protection from frost and sun, which is why we grow trees in pots under them.
We must manage our sunshine as well as a solar energy technician does if our farms are to function according to plan and our products are to attain a high quality.
Caution with huge trees
Of the large selection of tall umbrella-shaped or large trees I recommend some oaks – if possible with sweet acorns – on the periphery on account of their excellent nutritional and life quality, chestnuts in the front yard, perhaps a linden tree in the yard, walnuts in the grazing area and hazelnut bushes or trees in the boundary fences, or rather almonds in hot regions. You are welcome to modify my plan. – For example, plant oaks in the grazing area and walnuts in the wall of plants between the garden and grazing meadow or add some other kinds. Both variants have advantages and disadvantages. But you should be very restrained with other “giants” on a two-hectare farm, from which you really want to live with your family and animals.
In general we want to transform as much sunshine as possible into fruit, nuts, vegetables …., i.e. primarily agricultural crops, and secondly into milk, eggs and honey.We will select our plant-animal community especially with this aspect in mind and create an ecological balance and symbioses and food cycles which are as useful as possible and in which, above all, humans can be involved as well.
Once the described farm has been established, we will in fact largely achieve independence and autonomy for ourselves and our animals. – Even concerning “concentrated food” for animals we can store acorns and chestnuts for times of scarcity – provided we pick them industriously.
We have no space to spare!
Trees which are mainly only useful for their wood or which don’t get on with our vegetables and fruit trees should therefore be planted outside our farm, in places far from humans or only where the more sensitive fruit and nut trees do not thrive.
You should exercise special caution with all coniferous trees! Since they are highly inflammable, they should not even be planted at the edges of our farms but preferably only stand in places which suit them, namely in mountains, cold regions or in barren, infertile areas.
Some conifers are, of course, very resistant to heat and drought, which is why they have been successfully grown in a lot of regions in the south. However, before you plant a grove of pines, for example, you should look again for more useful alternatives (such as oaks, chestnuts, almonds ….) and, above all, consider the fire risk.
Lesson from the burning summer of 2003: Don’t plant any flammable trees in avenues or by roadsides! Keep all roadsides either green (with watering) or free from grass! Construct reservoirs, dams, ponds …. wherever possible.
Trees at risk from fire
The following trees can burn but are not so flammable if they are planted and looked after properly:
With eucalyptus, for example, especially the bark, which constantly peels off and collects on the ground, burns. There will be no problem if you collect it regularly to mulch the garden or burn in winter. Even broom does not immediately start to blaze when it is green and there are no dried up twigs in the bush. The side branches of pines/conifers must be removed up to a considerable height. There should be no branches lying on the ground nor tall standing grass. Don’t plant your trees too close together! Cork trees and oaks are relatively robust and can survive a bush fire. The problem with these, however, is the layers of leaves falling every year, which hardly rot and pile up in a thick covering, which immediately catches fire when the leaves are dry and then goes on glowing for days, sometimes even under rocks until it can break out into an open fire again. It is difficult to cut dry branches out of thick and wide thorny hedges and so they constitute a certain fire risk.
Ergo: keep hedges and woods clean! Don’t plant flammable trees too close together or in dangerous areas.
The fruit hedges
We separate all the corridors by hedges as thick as possible so that chickens and also goats (possibly sheep) can be let on to every enclosed piece of land as required or can be kept out. Corridors of fruit trees, whose hedges should only consist of weaker fruit bushes (currants) or small trees, could be made additionally secure with wire fences. Even if initially only every second or third row of trees is made into a single or double hedge impenetrable for animals, there will be sufficient plots for switching the animals.
We must know that the more individual plots we separateoff with hedges (or filled walls),
the more animals and humans find food and shelter on our farm,
the better we can use our animals as assistant gardeners,
the faster our fruit trees grow and .
the better the quality of everything for humans and animals!
There is also the possibility of placing the berries which are vulnerable to animals nibbling inside double hedges consisting of robust plants.
Some examples of hedges:
A: Double quince hedge with berries: We plant two parallel rows of quince hedges with a distance of one metre or more between them. In the middle you can plant currants or raspberries or cultivated pear trees with the usual distance between them. All quince hedges can be connected to the pears, intertwined with them, pruned according to your wishes/needs and also made very dense by rooting as many of the growing branches as you like. For this you take a long shoot, sharpen the tip a little, bend it downwards and stick it in the soil as firmly and deep as possible so that it can take root. In this way you can even make the hedge chicken-proof. Bantams or chicks will, however, mostly still be able to find a place to slip through or under the hedge. You will certainly wonder how berries hidden in such double hedges can be picked at all. This is certainly a justified question. – In the case of blackcurrants the shoots with berries on them can grow out of the quince hedge every year and be eaten back by the dairy animals again after the harvest. (Redcurrants, whose older shoots always have to be completely cut out, would be less favourable here.) Raspberries have a firm support from the quince corset and don’t need to be tied.
In warmer regions use, above all, all possible kinds of grapevines!
From our experience you can find ripe fruit
In our crop gardens it is not a matter of producing harvestable market goods as quickly as possible but of feeding people and animals directly in them. And these will put up with some difficulties in picking if, in return, they can achieve real self-sufficiency, all the food thrives on a very small area and their surroundings or garden habitat is really a paradise.
But we should not pick all the fruit, berries and nuts ourselves at all! For after all our domestic animals are supposed to live from them as well! Raspberries that have fallen to the ground, for example, would still be very popular food for the bantams. If the raspberries grow too far out of the hedge, we let the goats take care of it.
In general we can say that we may sometimes really have some difficulty with care and harvesting when using this intensive method of simultaneously planting vegetables and fruit combined with keeping animals. The difficulties are greater where systems of double thorny hedges are used, as they cannot always be eaten back by the animals everywhere but have to be cut back by us if need be. For example, I sometimes had to almost creep through the original paths in some corridors where cucumbers were climbing on trees. When pumpkins grow wild and climb on the trees you sometimes feel as if you are in a jungle. – But such difficulties do not put any strain on us at all. Compared with driving to the town and purchasing inferior products costing a lot of money, we have to put up with far less trouble and stress in our paradise garden in any case.
The following rule applies: the more densely and concentratedly all the components grow and live near us on a small area, the shorter our “shopping distance” is and the more people can live and eat naturally there with full quality of food and life.
B: Jostaberry hedges: This sort of berry bush grows fast enough and attains a sufficient size for it to be thick and large enough to protect trees and fence in hoofed animals, at least for a short time.
C: Roses and apples: You can also only plant this combination of hedges impenetrable for hoofed animals in a single row and also with a small number of (rose) cuttings and layers(shoots rooted by bending them downwards) in the inner corridor area. Any rose hedges in the grazing area should, of course, be planted in double rows and possibly have additional supporting elements (quinces). It holds moisture very well and can withstand drought. Even in times of severe drought you can always find some moisture in the ground under rose hedges.
D: Mixed hedges: We have chosen a combination of roses, blackberries, quinces and grapevines to separate the grazing and garden areas. Peaches, plums and apricots stand in this hedge for protection and grow up above it.
E: Hedges from a single species of fruit: We can, in principle, grow any kind of tree in the form of a hedge. Especially wild fruit trees often tend to have spreading roots or have masses of seedlings in spring because we didn’t want to pick their poor fruit and simply left it on the ground. And so in spring you often have countless little trees which you can plant close together in hedgerows. Sorts which grow larger – even plums can be sufficient – can be planted very close together (10-20 cm) for a certain distance so that you can later twist and entwine them to make a “living house”.
In my opinion, it is therefore also more favourable always to plant the same species in the corridors, that means either stone fruit or pears, medlars and quinces or types of apple! Only one of these three groups in each case! – Because the blossoms can be better fertilised but also because of the possibilities for later coupling and grafting them or constructing houses from them.
Stronger and weakers types
If there are fast-growing wild trees, especially ones with shallow roots, in a mixed hedge, it may happen that the lower hedge plants, such as berries, are not able to develop sufficiently and stay alive. There you can use our “filled walls” (walls made of twigs which are supported and made firm at the sides) so that there are nevertheless no spaces in such cases. If we want to bridge too dry places, this may possibly only work with plants which exchange sap via spreading roots, via layering above ground or branches which have grown together (intertwining). Then the plants standing on moist ground can supply water to those which have little of it.
All our fruit trees can be planted in all hedges without any problem.
Keeping poultry in the corridors
If three corridors from rows of trees are combined in each case to form a compact enclosed piece of land, you don’t need as many doors to the directly adjoining farm ring building.
Improvement: It would be better to plan a ring road along the outside of the ring building so that animals can be let out from all the stable and stall areas or exits into each corridor and materials accumulating in the corridors can be transported away and filled into the walls.
Otherwise it would be necessary to make a separate door to the ring building from every corridor, which would, in turn, have to be designed in such a way that there was a small door or trapdoor in every door so that the bantams and chicks, for example, but not the normal races could get through. Then we can let our poultry into any garden plots that can bear chickens to look for food and only let bantams and chicks, which the garden can tolerate, or no poultry at all into too vulnerable or freshly sown cultivated gardens, as we wish. Almost any part of the garden can tolerate a couple of bantams or a brooding hen from our feathery-legged bantams. Here it is important to be able to feed as many chickens as possible from your own land. This will be all the easier, the more extensive the scratching areas are and, above all, when they can be varied. The insect and plant populations quickly recover in a corridor which is closed off for just a few days. The many hedges and filled twig walls provide insects and small animals with enough food and shelter so that here there are natural feeding machines for chickens virtually everywhere. Unfortunately there may also be ideal hiding places for predatory animals.
Keeping out predatory animals and fire
Therefore, when building the farm, exercise especial care beforehand to ensure there are areas free of predators for all the chickens at least in the corridor area. It would, of course, be best to seal off the entire farm hermetically on the outside against all intruders. A wall as high as possible (at least 2 m) would be better than a wire fence in this case because it also offers protection from fire. If you choose wire fencing for the exterior boundary, the adjoining grazing land and fields can still offer sufficient protection against fire. This exterior ring strip should be 20 m wide or more. The animals, particularly sheep, horses and donkeys prevent low overgrowth, branches lying around or dried grass and leaves there. Fields and vegetable land are also safe from fire. When planning, make sure that this outer ring provides systematic fire protection. so that no fire bridges to the inside can be created and that all the boundary trees are of a fireproof kind.
Living hedges and living houses are always better than hedges made of twigs (filled walls). There should always be gaps in the latter from time to time. You should mulch on flat areas or in heaped-up rows and let as much dead material as possible rot in the corridors over the wet seasons or be trampled or eaten by the animals.
Composting/using accumulated plant material
– Fine material such grass and leaves as/in/for: mulch for flat areas, plant hollows, plant
trenches, dairy animals, places for hens to scratch, empty ponds.
– Coarser greenery: goats, donkeys, cows
– Dry twigs: donkeys, mules and horses trample and eat them. Protection for vegetables
against scratching in areas with chickens, cultivation in ponds. – Spread out material which
will rot in areas which can be flooded. Flood them for at least three months. Then drain away
the water and immediately plant vegetables which require a lot of nutrients in the mud. Add
lime if necessary.
Construct filled walls in the grazing area as feeding racks with boxes for planting trees at the sides or sometimes also as feeding houses between two parallel racks connected with a roof.
Our chickens should be able to lay, brood and sleep anywhere they like. People who have to shut them up at night are violating their living rules and as a consequence have sick chickens or unhealthy eggs. Neither do we want to shut up lambs because of the risk of predators. At present there are considerable numbers of predators almost everywhere. The worst of these are straying dogs. Small predatory animals up to the size of cats can be tolerated. Smaller species of chickens or chicks, particularly without a mother hen, are also killed by cats.
If it is not possible to close off the entire farm at the beginning, the yard and the ring building could at least offer the chickens a safe place for sleeping at night, laying and brooding.
How many chickens can find food?
It is difficult to give numbers for a possible chicken population because the farms only provide their full yield and habitat after a certain time. Besides, a lot depends of how skilfully the gardeners manage their farms, dung them appropriately and furnish the different plots with suitable (feeding) plants and and/or animals. – But 100 bantams or 50 of a large variety should be able to be fed if it is possible to buy some additional food (wheat and maize). If not, it is easier to feed the bantams. In functioning old farms it would certainly also be possible to keep 200 feathery-legged bantams alone with a small amount of extra food. However, then there would only be small eggs in a not very large quantity. On the other hand, we could already feed these chickens with vegetables, fruit and the left-overs from our meals.
In the individual cases, the ideal number can only be found in practice and, of course, it also depends on how many people live on the farm and leave suitable waste for chickens (food left-overs, also excrements).
Beware! – All species of chickens mix with one another!
– If you want to maintain several breeds, each must be kept in a separate area.
The easiest thing is certainly to keep chickens less intensively, that means only one cock and about ten hens. This number can mostly be fed on the side without any problem. Choose a normal species if you want to have eggs. Choose bantams or guinea fowl if you want to keep chickens mainly to get rid of waste and keep the land free of insects. (Beware, guinea fowl also eat bees!)
Income from P.I. System farms
You will, of course, get not only wanted eggs from the feathery-legged bantams, who like brooding, but also a lot of offspring. However, it is doubtful whether external meat-eaters would get accustomed to the blueish meat of this species. Besides, making money from selling slaughtered chickens is, in principle, a delicate matter for us. We do not want to depend on such sources of income and do not need them either.
It is usually not worth keeping an excessive amount of livestock. All maintenance costs increase immensely once you have to buy feed or cereals. Parallel to this, the sickness figures will rise in animals and humans when the purchased foodstuffs are not as they should be. With the present quality you feed your animals with costly feed until they become ill in the long term. Your dairy cattle will get soft and susceptible to parasites, develop inflamed udders, birthing problems …. Chickens die of coxidosis and other parasitic diseases. Dairy cattle which are fed with products from our garden and waste from our kitchen and thus get exclusively high-quality feed suited to their species, need no cereal as a rule and still yield good amounts of milk. In our self-sufficient household even chickens can be fed wihout any problem in/from our gardens without purchasing extra cereals, provided we limit ourselves to a small number.
So it is a big question whether more intensive chicken-keeping is “worthwhile” for us today. Of course, the prices of eggs and poultry might soar soon. Of course, all dairy products from goats, sheep or cows can fetch very high prices when they are sold on the health food market or as raw milk products. Of course, there is also a demand for all slaughtered animals. However, the large quantities of vegetables and fruit account for most of the directly marketable products from small farms.
Here it must be mentioned that the idea of marketing, selling for money and thus trading with pure profit motives is not admissible. We should first realise what is good and true. Money should never have priority anymore. Unlike in the consumer system, in natural systems good things also bring in money again or benefits for everyone and truth, wisdom and honesty lead to success.
Photo: The plums from our trees laden to breaking point find takers not only among our farm residents.
Where and how to market produce?
Here there is the question of what you want to sell. You can found a small distribution ring, build up pick-your-own systems, rent a stand at the market. –You can achieve the best profit if you run a small restaurant or pub and/or take in health-seeking paying guests, also for long periods.
Other possibilities are seminars, workshops, training courses for ongoing ecological practitioners, health stays, recreation, etc. Once a P.I. System has been built up, there will be a considerable demand not only for the products but also for staying/living there, for which you can charge a good fee so as to reimburse yourself later for your work in establishing the farm. Beside its normal function as a provider of food and a place for living, every farm with our system will be able to assume many other tasks for which people have to pay a lot of money today (wellness centres, spa institutions, life school, nursery school, training institute, seminar venue ….)
There are other marketing possibilities if you process products, such as fermented vegetable preserves, cheese, wine-making ….
As already mentioned, we are not primarily concerned here with selling and earning money in order to “get rich” but with leading a healthy, happy life, being independent, “not having to buy things anymore” and “not needing money anymore”.
Be aware from the start that nobody can match the quality of your natural produce, which is not available on the normal market. Your home-grown produce is, above all for you, of inestimable worth and cannot be bought by others, not even with money!
Sufficient people will very quickly be found who will want to buy up all your laboriously and manually produced food. They will make “good friends” with you and thereby expect you to let them have your products cheaply or for nothing. They will be angry with you if you ask a higher price. If you asked the real price in terms of hours of labour or the value for you, they would consider you mad.
Some people will also do small services in return. Mostly material things from “civilisation” or services which you no longer need or want, once you live really naturally.
Make the situation clear from the beginning! People who want good products should garden themselves. People who want milk should keep goats. People who want oil should pick olives! People who want to enjoy honey should keep bees! People who thinks they are too fine and noble for farm work and don’t want to get their fingers dirty should buy from the normal market or pay until they turn black! It is not a matter of greed for money on our part but of educating people! This is the only way of giving farm work back the importance it deserves, turning consumerists away from their dawdling in towns and getting them to work sensibly.
Don’t forget: Spending one’s time on useless or unnatural activities is a crime against oneself and one’s environment!
Don’t be under any illusions! At the beginning you will scarcely manage or at least find it very hard to provide for yourself and your family completely! Keep the small amout you produce for yourself! As soon as you have to buy deficient products, your life state and thus immediately your ability to cultivate your garden and look after your animals will worsen. The job of a self-sufficient farmer is more demanding and requires considerably more personality and strength of character than all other “civvy” jobs!
About the farm buildings
Finally some explanations about the planned buildings for your small farm. The ring buildings themselves should be designed to be simple but still variable so that they can provide shelter and food for all your animals but also for your plants periodically. Therefore I would choose walls for the sides and a glass roof so that the stables/stalls can also serve as greenhouses when no animals are living in them. Daylight from above is good for all animals (and humans), even when it is somewhat falsified by glass. The walls should not go right up to the roof so that you can bring hay, straw, grass, leaves …. inside without having to swallow the usual quantities of dust while doing so. Such buildings would be even lighter if instead of the side walls you only mount latticed racks, under which chickens can pass in either direction as they like, scratch and also lay eggs as long as you keep the passageways clear.
But we should keep to a more sturdy outer wall, at least on the side of the prevailing wind: then you should build feeding racks which can stand being jumped over along the inner side of such walls so that plenty of air can always enter from the side and all the hay, straw, grass or fresh leaves for animal feed cut outside only have to be filled into them once. In this way you don’t need to carry hay and straw up to the loft and then fetch it down again as used to be done and it can even dry in such a large covered rack.
Note: Since we gear our stock of animals to the size of our land as a rule, we don’t need such large storage spaces for hay and straw. However, should it be possible to keep large herds/flocks because there is sufficient land for grazing outside the farm, large parts of the ring building might possibly have to be filled completely or more barns built. Storing hay and foodstuffs and extensive storage will, of course, be unavoidable in areas with long and hard winters.
Photo: Our system of filled walls made of broad twig racks would be suitable for airy side walls or large feeding racks.
If you want to reduce the influx of cold air into the farm buildings in winter, you simply fill the walls with more feeding racks up to the roof. For the inside you should plan some food stores which replenish themselves automatically for various additional foodstuffs such as acorns, chestnuts, oats and also chicken feed. Here you must be especially careful that only the animals for whom the food is intended can help themselves. If you are not careful with the food management, mice and rats will quickly start to breed. Some domestic animals would also eat excessive amounts of so-called concentrated food if given the free choice.
Such ring greenhouses or stables/stalls of course provide the best conditions for plants as well. If you plan safe grills for shutting off the individual stables/stalls beforehand, you can even grow vegetables during winter – heated with warmth from the animals (cowshed effect) and fermentation. Then let your well-dunged pumpkins or cucumbers climb out into the open air in good time in the spring. You should plan the roof construction in such a way that rain water can be channelled into the greenhouse if needed at any time without excessive conversion manoeuvres.
Dwelling house and other functions
I have positioned a solid dwelling house in such a way that there is a chestnut orchard for a guesthouse at the front and covered parking spaces/outbuildings or stables for cart horses. Behind the dwelling house with a cellar, whose furnishings I don’t want to describe here, there is a closed courtyard which is protected on all sides from wind and weather and also from the eyes of intruders of any kind. Thus we have a very private and intimate area to withdraw to where we can forget the rest of the world. Nobody should be allowed to enter or look into this area unless it is agreeable to the family. The inner courtyard and its corridors thus grow into a living park which nobody can look into from outside and which completely feeds its gardeners and shepherds over generations, keeps them in safety and provides excellent lodging and fulfilling work and independence, protection and security from this crazy world their whole lives long.
Protected core area of our plant castle
For the plants in the inner courtyard I would possibly choose a linden tree for the middle, but otherwise preferably only small bushes and shrubs (elder, kiwi, grapevines), also a lot of spice plants, perhaps citrus trees or other sensitive fruit in pots (in the glasshouse over the winter). Growing vegetables could be one main useful purpose of the inner courtyard.
Of course, what anybody plants, grows, builds, keeps, does or does not do in their inner area should, of course, be entirely their private matter. Nobody has the right to enter this area against the residents’ wishes. Our age of the “transparent citizen” severely violates basic personal rights and should be put an end to.”Violation of privacy” must again become a criminal offence protected by (natural) laws.
Paradises for animals, people and plants
On our life islands it is our intention to create the most ideal – that means the most natural – living conditions for all our domestic animals, plants and ourselves. All the plant and animal members of our island can complement each other wonderfully here so that a wholefood diet, perfect health and abundant life of the highest quality becomes possible for everybody. Therefore degeneration is not only stopped on such farms but all those concerned can at last sresume their regenerative, evolutive higher and further development.
Some wisdom for ecological practice that shouldn’t be forgotten
– Potatoes will be attacked by potato beetles if they are incorrectly or excessively dunged or lacking
– Caterpillars eat cabbages which are incorrectly, excessively or insufficiently dunged
– Animals/humans who eat such plants will also be susceptible to illnesses or “pests” such as
parasites, attacks by insects ….
– Plants (animals and humans) are living creatures which constantly need water, good and sufficient
food, light (fresh air) and appropriate temperatures
– Mistakes, negligence, poisoning, mistreatment …. which we afflict on our plants, animals and
fellow beings come back to us
– All the good we do benefits us as well. Correct food for all plants, animals and humans in line
with nature starts off a natural cycle which brings qualitative improvement and higher development
for everyone and everything
(Better tasting fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey and better milk result in better-looking, more healthy, natural people connected with God.)
What is to be done with the many flower gardens?
Suggestions for the natural redesigning of flower gardens and parks
Time is pressing. According to Lemesurier (Cheops secret code), the absolute end of the materialist consumer civilisation is to begin in 2004. Another startling prophecy proclaims “Year of flooding, year of burning, year of blood”. – It is all the same whether we are to expect war crises or “only” further degeneration, decadence and imprisonment with “civilisation”. The dementia caused by this foolish civilisation in the centres has already assumed devastating proportions in the current year of 2003. Those affected don’t even notice it but trudge through their artificial world like living corpses in the lethargy and paralysis caused by techno-radiation, with a constant stream of background music and manipulation, poor food and poisons. The memory of past times (more) full of strength and life (before 1982) has apparently faded. Some people believe in wear and tear and ageing, others in the ozone hole. As good as nobody still considers it necessary to go to the country and provide for
Note: We are hardly able to judge if the so-called ozone hole is a manoeuvre to distract us or another real factor in the destruction of our health potential. However, subjectively we can actually experience an increased harmful and unpleasant, “sick” radiation of heat from the sun. But we can by no means assume that this is the reason why the fruit on our trees rot, animals fall ill and we are losing our ability to perform. I/We experience the microwave radiation from the mobile phone stations and/or from satellites at any rate more harmful and destructive. Besides, it is well possible that there is a causal connection between the two harmful factors. At any rate, insiders are in agreement that the ozone hole is not caused by FCCs from spray cans.
– But they would all have a good reason to concern themselves with becoming self-sufficient at once and with all their might. The P.I. System and my writings would provide the instructions and the know-how. In the meantime I regard it as scandalous and downright criminal if this information is swept under the carpet any longer and not circulated only because certain people dislike some passages or certain nutrition popes see their thrones wobbling, others fear for their business or my works simply cannnot be published because nobody provides money for it.
But back to the point: I believe that the “civvies” will have to recognise bitterly within the foreseeable future that it is not possible to live from and with the plants and animals in their surroundings and they will then look for ways to replace them with (more) useful ones. So that not even more is destroyed and deforested there are the following possibilities for converting areas with yields into paradise gardens with high(er) yields:
A: Flower gardens with trees
Here an analysis should be made of the existing plant families or species of trees and, if possible, related useful ones, i.e. fruit-bearing ones planted in the same area. The old trees will first serve to provide shade and will be cut back and finally removed when they are in the way of or take too much sun away from the growing fruit trees.
Related species of cultivated trees can be planted directly next to flowering kinds. The cultivated kind can be wound around the trunk of the related ornamental tree so that it initially acts as a stable support and provides shade, gradually constricts and and joins together with the other tree’s sap channel. In this way the entire root strength of the wild tree is available to the cultivated one. The former is completely cut back step by step after the two trees have grown together.
Another possibility of grafting neighbouring trees of related species on to one another consists of joining single branches of two or more trees together by intertwining them. Here, as well, they have a common sap channel after they have grown together and you can then cut back the wild tree completely so that all its sap strengthens the cultivated fruit tree and its structure becomes firmer and stronger.
The last and best known improvement technique consists of grafting related species of trees on to each other by setting twigs and buds with the budding knife. You can inform yourself about this in the relevant literature. Experience has shown that not everyone is successful with this kind of grafting the first time.
B: Wild areas planted with grass, shrubs and bushes
If you want to prepare areas for growing vegetables, you should graze animals there first if possible. After that you should make trenches with the broadest available hoe and put all overgrowth, grass sods and also kitchen waste, leaves and human and animal manure in them. You should cover the previous furrow with the soil dug from the next one. You can in this way create either rows of humps (for potatoes) or flat areas (for leafy vegetables) or small dung hollows (for pumpkins, cucumbers, melons), raised beds …. according to what you are going to plant. You can sow seed directly in such dunging trenches and also plant out cuttings or plants or hedges of fruit trees, depending on the intended use and intervals. You don’t need to do this work in one go but you can constantly dig new trenches over the entire autumn and winter (if the ground isn’t frozen) and sow seeds or plant cuttings in them.
You can also achieve an adequate fertilising result by simply removing the top layer of grass in pieces from an area of meadow using a hoe and piling them up in rows of beds about one metre wide and 50 cm high or in any shapes or structures you like. Bushes and trees planted on the sides or tops of these beds grow and fruit vigorously there for several years as do hedges or double hedges as well. The exposed soil is free of weeds but should be fertilised with humus-forming material (manure or mulch containing straw).
If you plant parallel hedges with fruit and berries at intervals of five metres in a north-south direction and alternately grow vegetables and keep domestic animals between them, within a few years a high-yielding fruit wood will develop, where you and your domestic animals can live, eat and work in a natural and healthy way. (You can find further information about this in “Diet and Life”, volume 2.)
Drawing: Wide trenches with banks at the sides are filled with mulching material, thus providing ideal fertilising hollows for growing vegetables, hedges and living houses as well optimal care of quality fruit trees.
C: Transforming woods into fruit woods
We should aim at creating woods for living in or paradise gardens with a share of at least 80% fruit trees in the immediate surroundings so as to be able to obtain most of our food directly and with the shortest way. The existing wooded areas should also be modified with a view to human food requirements. Here a 50% share of trees providing food is enough. Large fruit trees can be allowed to dominate there, first and foremost nut trees but also cherry, apple and pear trees. These are also to be recommended for their wood. Here we are interested in species which bear large quantities of fruit which can be picked and made ready for storing to help feed people and animals in winter.
Here, too, the existing wood should not be razed thoughtlessly and with brute force but it should be used for building useful structures. You should make use of forest farmers or gardeners who can also start working there with their families. Existing trees which are of little use and already large might be felled one by one and sold, burned as heating fuel but preferably sawed into boards and beams and used on the spot for building. A large number of small forest farms can be created in this way. You can, however, also build protective shields for the new trees with pieces of trunk. (In the wood, too, there live a large number of animals which nibble or consume small trees.) You should construct boxes in the style of log cabins.
Neither should woods of tall thin trees be completely cleared but we can make intelligent fencing systems, feeding racks, walls filled with twigs and other kinds of protections for food trees …. and more or less build up our whole smallholding system with lots of separate plots and corridors consisting of hedges of fruit trees and berry hedges. If we move into the wood with a large number of goats and possibly a donkey, mule or horse, we have good reason to constantly cut back all the trees which are of little and use them as animal feed, thus providing protection, space, light and fertiliser for the new food trees.
D: Other areas, greenery along roads, public parks
All roadsides and public parks should also gradually be transformed into fruit-bearing areas. Fruit and berry hedges can even be planted along highways in a density that can reduce the impact of cars that crash into them, thus saving lives. But here I am already thinking of the time “afterwards”. At a not too distant time in the future ramblers, carts and herds/flocks of animals should finally move along our roads again and find strength and be able to experience peaceful and idyllically free rambling times in the avenues.
E: Fruit in pots / Possibilities in densely populated areas
People who have no land of their own, don’t have much space, have to move soon, are not allowed or don’t want to change anything on their land (yet) should occupy themselves with growing fruit trees in pots. Fruit trees in pots also provide people living on their own land with interesting possibilities. You are mobile with the trees, can thus choose sun and shade exactly, water and fertilise selectively and pick easily. Mice, bugs and other pests have no chance. To prevent chickens scratching in the pots you can place them in a higher position, place stones on the soil in the pots and possibly plant strawberries or herbs underneath trees. Make sure that there are some worms in the pots and fertilise or mulch them well regularly.Without worms there is the danger of the soil becoming hard. Then the tree will suffocate and get lice.
If you care for the little fruit trees properly, they will not only give you a lot of pleasure but also yield considerable amounts of fruit in a very small space. The learning effect should not be underrated either. You have “your friend, the tree” in your immediate proximity and have possibly already got to know it before you move to the countryside and plant big orchards with the same type of tree.
Pots and containers for planting trees
Choose trees which don’t grow big for your pots. Terracotta pots are not always favourable and they are very expensive, above all. You can also obtain big containers which don’t cost a lot if you halve plastic barrels or remove the lids from plastic canisters, A lot of containers which could be used for this purpose still end up in the rubbish. Trees can also be planted in plastic bags. Use lattice sacks that let the air in so that the trees can later be planted out directly in their bags.
When using plastic bags for planting trees, you must remember that they will rot after about one year. That’s why this method only appears to be sensible if the tree can be planted out within this time.
Revoke wrong laws!
Laws and officials who today still obstruct and block the above restructuring plans, a return to the countryside / forest were decreed for durchsicht? reasons, are already completely senseless and obsolete and obviously impact on / act negligently and criminally regarding the future and protection of the lives of all citizens.
If possible, dig mulching hollows and fertilising trenches already in autumn and fill them with heaps of mulching material (leaf cuttings, dried grass, straw, manure, kitchen waste, contents of night-time pots ….). In spring tread down the sunken heaps somewhat if necessary, flatten them and add lime depending on what you intend to plant. Plant vegetables which require a lot of nutrients, preferably at the edges, that means between the mulch compost and the side wall.
(More ideas in “Natural food and natural life/ The successful way back to nature”)
Sowing times for autumn and winter vegetables in Portugal:
(The months mentioned are always inclusive, e.g. to September = to the end of September)
Spinach: large kind of winter spinach from July to October
Small kind (Viroflay) possible from January to November.
Lamb’s lettuce: after other crops as a late crop until September
Rucola: Sow constantly.
Lettuce: “Four seasons wonder” and “winter wonder” at the onset of cool weather for autumn and
Endive and sugar loaf: from July
Peas: From September (to March). In a place protected from frost. Only low climbing sorts because of
the danger from wind
Broad beans: from September (to March). In a place protected from frost, for example a slope facing
south or under olive trees.
Carrots: till October
Mangold: autumn sowing from August
Radishes: winter kinds or small red ones till October, in mild weather until November
Swedes: in July for autumn or winter crop
Beetroot: sowing for winter in good time from July
Turnips: September to October
Broccoli: until November
Cauliflower: until September in mild places
Brassica oleracea: this ancient type of cabbage is more robust than others and should primarily be
planted for reasons of security where other types of cabbage cannot be relied on to
flourish. Brassica oleracea should, however, be sowed / planted in spring so that
you can constantly pick large quantities of cabbage leaves for people and animals
Cabbage: Diverse types of autumn and winter cabbage can be sown and planted out from June into
the winter, depending on the kind. If you sow in summer you must water most carefully so
that they do not verhocken?.
Garlic: from October in mild regions, otherwise from Christmas to the end of January
Leeks / Onions: certain kinds can already be planted in autumn.
Winter cereals: November or as soon as the soil is wet enough.
More exact sowing times for other common types of vegetables in Germany still have to be investigated.We are currently gathering experience here with late summer / autumn sowing times for salsify, celery, fennel and parsnips. The plants that survive the winter could produce full yields in the following year. If you have experience with this, please let us know.
Note: My recommendations are no guarantee for success.Any winter gardening project , particulary in harsher regions in Portugal is a big risk. A lot of people don’t grow anything at all in general in winter. It is also good for the soil if it can rest or be dunged and worked by animals. (Recommended literature: P.I. System, Diet and Life 2). Besides, people often prefer to have the ground completely clear for the new gardening season so it is easier to work. – A single severe frost or a long period of frost can destroy your cauliflower, broad beans, peas or carrots or cause their growth, which is anyway slight in winter, to stagnate. Root vegetables can rot in standing water after weeks of rain. (Create drainage ditches or raised / humped beds). You must be prepared for the completely different (ground) water and wind conditions in winter. Where it was possible to garden in ideal conditions in summer, there may be a swamp or flood in winter. Nevertheless, winter gardenig in mild regions of Portugal can produce large yields and be very useful.
Eating and drinking in summer
Our table is full of food in summer. If we didn’t have any problems with heat, poor air, fire and microwave radiation here in Portugal (which won’t happen until the age of these poisonous fire and cooking devils comes to an end), the summer would be a real gourmet paradise. All sorts of vegetables in the best, sun-ripened quality! Superb tomatoes, juicy cucumbers, good-tasting pumpkins with red flesh, paprikas, all sorts of melons, fresh sweet corn …. to name only a few garden delicacies. Fruit in abundance: many kinds of plums, which have such big crops this year that we have to sell them at the market. We also have peaches and pears continually. Figs are the sweetest temptation. There are also masses of yellow and blue cactus figs. In late summer we also have grapes and apples.
We like to eat figs or cactus figs with soured milk or fresh cheese, especially in the morning. Milk often sours within 12 hours without any coagulant in the hot summer weather.
At this time of year in the evening we enjoy unprepared tomatoes with onions, oil and olives, accompanied by wine and also cheese if we have any. But milk is scarce here in dry summers. Especially the small onions taste best if you bite into them directly and eat them like apples. Later in the autumn, as soon as the first olives give oil, we make our “bread” swell with milk made of coarsely ground wheat, some herbs and some vegetables, which we then eat in the evening with oil over it and tomatoes, onions, paprikas, preserved olives.
We never leave out our prepared, plentiful midday meal of vegetables despite all the abundance. We need a full and nutritious meal once a day to combat the increasing harmful influences from outside. Unfortunately there is a problem with green salad here in summer. We have to help out in our need with wild herbs which we chop with a rocker knife and add to raw potato salad and also to cabbage and mangold. Especially the salads of green leaves are very important now because of our excessive consumption of sugar. If they are lacking, you often feel tired or even have toothache. (Oak-leaf lettuce and, strangely, endives grow the most readily here in summer.) – However, it isn’t possible for us to buy lettuce. People who are accustomed to their own products won’t touch any commercial produce. It simply tastes too awful and has a corresponding effect.
Our summer midday meal consists approximately of the following:
(All basic recipes can be enhanced. See System literature)
“Salt” = uncleaned see or stone salt. “Oil = naturally pressed oil from seed capable of sprouting, with us olive oil. Peanuts like everything else, of course, only raw and home-grown! Graters from Börner, rotating graters from Messerschmitt.
– Cucumber salad: finely sliced with herbs, vinegar, oil, salt ….
– Potato salad: fine rectangular pieces, ground wheat, grated cheese, chopped wild herbs, oil
…. (We add all conceivable ingredients, for example egg shells, lichen, dried vegetables,
dried herbs …. all finely ground.)
– Tomato soup: coarsely grated ripe tomatoes, onions, aubergines or beans, paprika …. all cut
into sufficiently small pieces. Fresh herbs, garlich, soft fresh sweet corn kernels, possibly
long “noodles” made of grated courgettes or pumpkins, olive oil, sea salt.
– Pumpkin: grate spaghetti with the Börner grater for thin strings from soft pumpkins. Whole
sunflower seeds, finely grated peanuts and/or walnuts. Add salt and garlic to the mixture.
Mix everything carefully and add oil.
– Cactus leaf salad: thinly sliced with peanut meal and vinegar
– Beetroot: grated with the rotating grater or with the Börner apple grater. Add vinegar, oil,
salt and honey.
– Sweet corn: simply finely grate hard, but not yet ripe cobs (possibly with peperoni) and
scatter the freshly ground meal over the salads or soups.
Grate soft cobs to a fine puree and alld oil and salt.
– Fruit puree from plums, pears, peaches …. as an addition or dessert or:
– Fresh (black) berry jam: simply stamp the berries with honey.
Fermented vegetable preserves
The new fresh gherkins and particularly our fermented preserves with tomatoes, gherkins, paprika, onions, garlic and lots of peperoni are also popular this year. These mixtures of fermented vegetables remind us of the pickled vegetables in Greek restaurants. Unfortunately we still lack okra. We ought at last to procure seeds and grow this legume or species of bean, perhaps together with sweet corn. Sweet corn with bush beans – sown and with heaped-up earth in the same row – produced a significantly larger crop than without bush beans. The bush beans in sweet corn also had a better crop than those growing outside. So we actually can’t see a reason why sweet corn should be grown without beans in sunny open fields.
But more about the fermentations: even the hottest peperoni pods lose their extreme tase in the fermentations of mixed vegetables, thus becoming edible and giving the fermentations a very good, spicy taste.
Later in summer/autumn we make excellent fermented vegetable mixes, especially with mushrooms.
Here is a brief description of how to make fermented vegetables for those who don’t yet know how:
Cut diverse vegetables of good quality (no artificial fertiliser! No sprayed poison!) up into bite-sized pieces. Add sufficient salt and fill up with liquid (vegetable juice) until the vegetables are completely submerged or covered. To obtain vegetable juice you can puree tomatoes or stamp cabbage with salt until the juice comes out. You can always use wine or vinegar. However, this results in different, not always typical fermented tastes. By pressing or stamping the vegetable mixture in the preserving jars you can often obtain sufficient juice to cover it completely. You should never use water! Watery preserves don’t taste of anything and nor do they keep long.
Basic knowledge for ecological practice: ferments
You can start fermenting nutritious mixtures of vegetables, especially those containing beans or cereals, in an old ceramic pot and only fill them into preserving jars with lids after a certain time when the fermentation has finished. The process is actually not much different from wine-making. You always leave enough fermentation pressure in the bottles or screw jars so that the fermented material stays fresh and tangy.
The fermentation is stopped by the growing pressure in the closed bottle or jar before the whole of the sugar content has been fermented. Thus our preserves have more taste and life and are a tingling taste experience. If you leave too much pressure in the jars, you can create real fermentation bombs which can make a mess when they are opened or explode in the storage place.
The initial stormy fermentation takes place within the first three to ten days, depending on the temperature. After that you should fill the mixture into jars.
Remember: The more pressure remains in the jar or bottle, the fresher and better tasting the fermented contents are.
We are in fact also familiar with the pressure method from the production of sparkling wine from sweet grapes. The fermentation also stops by itself in the sparkling wine bottles on account of the growing pressure. After this a lot of sugar remains in the juice and less alcohol is created, everything fizzes prickles and foams and makes a very lively impression.
The pressure or sparkling wine method is, in the meantime, often used for making cider. As apples mostly do not have as much sugar as grapes, there is not such immense pressure as with sparkling wine. I know farmers who even make their cider in Coca Cola bottles. Now there are also pressurised barrels for this on the market.
The described work with the fermentation pressure (only in bottles, or jars with screw lids, but not possible to produce in pots) is especially important if you want to ferment with only a little salt. However, I recommend filling all fermented vegetables into jars and wine from apples or pears into bottles. Large amounts of fermented material simply lose their fresh, tingling quality too quickly after opening and have a bland taste.
Mastery of all natural fermenting methods for pickling, making alcohol or vinegar is part of the basic knowledge of an ecological practitioner. Without this knowledge and without the practice of fermenting all fruit and vegetable surpluses, it is, in my opinion, a bitter thing to get through the winter in northern countries. Even on some south-sea islands the inhabitants died after they no longer produced their traditional fermented bread fruit preserve because of receiving supplies of cereals (see “Fata Hiva” by Thor Heyerdahl).
Incidentally: you should stop using any preservation methods which involve fire, poison or chemicals, sterilisation, frost and suchlike as soon as possible. You poison and destroy your valuable food with these methods. Such preserves are harmful to your health and are, above all, absolutely unnecessary. They do not even keep longer. Good fermented preserves in jars with screw lids easily keep five years! Weck, Konsorten and all those who have been involved with selling bottling jars have probably instilled this nonsense about sterilisation into us! – At any rate, all good-quality vegetables (and only such a kind) can be fermented without any problem raw, without any use of heat or chemicals, with salt or in vinegar or possibly also in oil!
(More about this in my literature: Diet and Life, Practicable Raw Eating, Natural Farming in Portugal, etc.)
Eating and drinking in autumn
We can enjoy most salad vegetables and even tomatoes and paprika into the winter if they are stored properly. Onions, all green salad, Jerusalem artichokes, potatoes, cabbages and swedes, beetroot, carrots …. form the basis of our vegetable meals. In the morning we eat dried figs, quinces, apples and milk, nuts and seeds. When it gets cold, you want to eat more fat and then especially appreciate the “fat solubilisers”, i.e. good vinegars, the new wine and the pickled preserves. We press olive oil fresh each day as soon as possible. The cereals also come into their own again:
Raw bread from ground wheat and/or rye, enriched with ground lentils and peanuts (also sunflowers, nuts ….) and left to swell in milk, forms the basis of concentrated meals to warm us in the evening, when we eat such bread with oil, onions, garlic, cheese, olives, fresh cheese with herbs, pickled vegetables, winter tomatoes …. The grown-ups drink wine with their food and often extend their evening meal with several glasses of red wine. The children often prefer to eat their bread with honey and milk.
Reinhold Schweikert, email: email@example.com
The Paradise Island System/ Diet and Life/ Part 2
Life Plants in the Paradise Garden
Description, establishment and care of the plant and animal community in and from which we live.
P a r a d i s e I s l a n d S y s t e m
D i e t a n d L i f e
– 2 –
Chapter 1: Life plants in the paradise garden
Description, establishment and care of the plant and animal community in and from which we live.
Treatment and care of our life plants
Establishing paradise garden systems
Choice of plants, requirements, location, planting, care, use
Chapter 2: The self-sufficient farm on two hectares
How to change flower gardens into nursery gardens
Sowing times for autumn and winter vegetables
Eating and drinking in summer
No guarantee is given nor liability assumed for any applications of the knowledge found in my works.
Anyone who passes on my works assumes full responsibility.
It is not the author’s intention to harm, compromise or offend others by spreading his personal “truths” but to help and show new ways.
The reader should not make any links between what is described and living persons or groups.
Any comparisons and examples, even negative ones, serve as illustrations and are to be understood as a literary tool for conveying information in a lively and interesting way.
The author does not want to improve people, merely (their) behaviour, actions, relationships, connections, ideologies, spiritual principles .…, which he has found to be bad, incorrect, harmful .…, by drawing attention to the errors causing these and pointing out alternatives.
Author: Reinhold Schweikert
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Drawings from the author’s sketches: Thomas Jahn
P.I. System/ Diet and Life/ Volume 2
R. Schweikert, Ap. 111 P-7320-999 C. de Vide
Table of Contents:
Life Plants in the Paradise Garden
– At the beginning
– Don’t destroy any kind of plant – The usefulness of the thorn apple:
– The amount of poison varies considerably in one and the same plant.
– Poisonous plants often serve as food for animals
– Other pioneering plants in dry soil
– Fruit trees in hot regions – Use of climbing plants
– Apple and quince hedges for climbing plants – Suggestion for a chicken orchard
– Single trees for improving the fruit orchard or using it as animal grazing
– Rule: when goats break out – Our goats’ late summer menu
– Old tree trunks for climbing plants, as a protection against frost. Growing from cuttings
– Propagation with T-cuttings
– Drawing of T-cutting – Protection of species – Arrogance of officials who are slaves to big
– Other trees as supports
– Cherry trees – Rule: we don’t fight either insects or fungi
– Almost all trees and hedges can be used for climbing plants
– Arcades as supports for climbing plants/ living houses
– Old picture of a natural house
(from K. Kirsch “Natural buildings from living trees”)
Establishing life gardens:
– Neither Fukuoka’s “do nothing” agriculture nor
Mollison’s permaculture are good models!
– We are to be measured by the yields from conventional mechanized farming
– Different degrees and forms of integration
– The obstacle of extreme civilisation
– The P.I. System is suitable for any region
– Differences between warm and cold countries
– Why we don’t want to settle in Germany (at present)
– Godlessness leads to lawlessness, chaos and unnaturalness
– What can we call a social system, a government and power
constellation which …? – My suggestion
Possibilities of establishing P.I. System islands:
– Reservations about gardening books
– Feathery-legged bantams – Normal chickens – Guinea fowls – Ducks
– Choose domestic animals carefully! No predators on the island!
Choosing plant species:
– Chance seedlings can often provide good species
– Caution with imported vegetable seeds!
– Kinds tried sucessfully in Portugal and kinds known in Germany
– Pruning apple trees
– Our gardens are to be regarded as works of art – Questions about the tree
– Bush or tree? – Basic recipe for sealing the trunk – Developing the treetop
– Location – What can we do about mice? – Using apples
Apricots, pears – Use
Oaks – Holm oaks – Cork trees
– Sketch: Numerous uses of cork bark
– Cork trees are officially protected in Portugal – Numerous uses of oaks
– (Bohemian) truffles – Boletus – Lepiota – Russula
– Mushroom science – German oaks – Sketch: wood fire indoors Acorns, use of
Strawberries – Figs
– Pruning, peculiarities
– Boundary fencing for cereal fields
– Beware, hedges/arcades can easily grow out of control
Broom – Hazelnut – Raspberries
Currants, jostaberries and gooseberries – Kaki fruits – Cacti
Cherries – Sweet corn – Almond – Mulberries
Melons and pumpkins – Olives
– Olive gardens as habitats for domestic animals – Care of olive trees
– Ban on life!
Peaches and plums
– Let’s take a closer look at this “poison”
Quince – Roses
– Some problems with constructing houses from trees
– Roses again – Tomatoes
Jerusalem artichoke – My tip
Plan for establishing a self-sufficient farm on two hectares of land in southern or central Europe
– Corridors or allotments separated by fruit hedges
– Establishing woods of fruit trees
– Vegetables in fruit woods?
– Some possibilities for growing plants in corridors in fruit woods
– Gardening in the wood. Sun-hungry vegetables
– Not all trees are suitable for a fruit wood
– Caution with huge trees
– Autonomy guaranteed!
– We have no space to spare!
– Trees at risk from fire
– The fruit hedges
A: Double quince hedge with berries
B: Jostaberry hedges
C:Roses and apples
E: Hedges from a single species of fruit
– Stronger and weaker kinds
– Keeping poultry in the corridors
– Keeping out preying animals and fire
– Composting/using accumulated plant material
– How many chickens can find food?
– Income from the P.I. System farms
– Where and how to market produce?
– About the farm buildings
– Dwelling house and other functions
– Protected core area of our plant castle
– Paradises for animals, people and plants
– Some wisdom for ecological practice that shouldn’t be forgotten
What is to be done with the many flower gardens?
A: Flower gardens with trees
B: Wild areas planted with grass, shrubs and bushes
C: Transforming woods into fruit woods
D: Other areas, greenery along roads, public parks
E: Fruit in pots / Possibilities in densely populated areas
– Pots and containers for planting trees
-..Revoke wrong laws!
Sowing times for autumn and winter vegetables in Portugal
Eating and drinking in summer
– Our summer midday meal
– Fermented vegetables
– Basic knowledge for ecological practice: fermented produce
– Eating and drinking in autumn
P.I. System/ Settlement projects
Assessing the suitability of land for settlement
1.) Travel to the location
2.) Entry conditions
4.) About the legal situation in the target country
5.) Crime, security, social affairs
6.) Establishing the P.I. System, money matters
7.) Surroundings, environment
9.) Buildings, necessary investments
10.) Other points
11.) When the land is transferred to the user by the owner
– Example of a model contract
P.I.System / Application
– Personal details, aptitudes and inclinations
– Character outline, health impairments
– Commitments and liabilities, funds and resources
– Family, ancestors and relatives/friends, training
– Previously acquired knowledge, exclusion of liability
List of photos:
Photo: Farm cart with ancient mule
Photo: R.S. with his youngest children
Photo: Main meal of raw food
Photo: Sitting hen with chick, Elias with guinea fowl
Photo: Simple stick construction
Photos: Young feathery-legged bantams and cocks
Photos: Boletus, puffball
Photos: My daughters are enthusiastic mushroom pickers
Photos: Related types of mushrooms
Photos: Boletus types, large lepiota
Photo: Cucumbers like to climb on trees, protected in the moist and shady summer fruit wood.
Photo: Well-dunged mimosas are fast-growing trees with shallow roots and after a few years they
will be taller than all your fruit trees. They can get along with the latter but not with vegetable
growing. These trees provide the first pollen for the bees with us here in Portugal and good
protection from frost and sun, which is why we grow trees in pots under them.
Photo: The plums from our trees laden to breaking point find takers not only among our farm
Photo: Our system of filled walls made of broad twig racks would be suitable for airy side walls or
large feeding racks.
In our life garden one Monday in mid-September in 2002: I just want to eat a few grapes, but stop at the black figs and eat some of them with strawberries. I’ve really eaten enough but I still go on past the black and yellow grapes to pick up a few apples from the ground. Here we find the kinds Delicious, Brave Esmolfe, a wild Portuguese apple, and other sweet, red native apples that I don’t know the name of. Further back, our Swabian Gravensteiner and Gewürzluiken apples embellish the old trees which used to bear worthless fruit, on to which I grafted branches from Germany. Then I eat some rucola before going back with the best apples. I walk along the path between the garden and the animals’ grazing area and the goats, which have already eaten their fill and are rather tired, eye me in the hope that I might drop a titbit into their feeding rack. In front of the house I discover my forgotten bucket half full of cactus figs picked in the morning when I cut some cactus leaves for the goats. Now it no longer surprises me that I’m so full that I can’t eat anything else. My first meal consisted of half a bucket of cactus figs, several glasses of soured milk and a few tomatoes. At the moment we have such quantities of ripe tomatoes that we don’t know what to do with them. Should we dry them? – At the moment it’s too wet. Should we preserve them by fermenting them with salt? -It isn’t so easy to ferment tomatoes on their own, as it often results in extremely high pressure and they explode, leaving the pulp on the ceiling. Also preserved tomatoes on their own are too watery. I could pick a few lepiota or boletus edulis, which are just beginning to grow, add a few onions, of which we have had a plentiful crop this year, then thicken and enrich the mixture with sufficient cereal or lentils, but I abandon the idea for the moment. One reason is that pickling with salt no longer works so well since we have been bombarded with microwaves from a transmitter in Marvao.
The idyll described above is thus somewhat deceptive. Since the beginning of the microwave bombardment the abundance and quality of the fruit, good vegetables, healthy animals and plentiful milk and honey have become subject to restrictions, i.e. they are only possible if the whole system is looked after in an optimal way with the best care, feeding of the animals and dunging of the soil. The milk supplied by our neighbour has become thin and watery so that we can scarcely make cheese. It is apparent that a large part of the life energy of plants, animals and humans is being used up by the bombardment with electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones or their transmitters. All the computer data are also being transmitted round the world in the steadily growing “great internet” – to the detriment of every living creature. In reality we are at war, although nobody is going to the front to fight! – And today some questions are going through my head again. – Is it possible that all those people near and far don’t realize or even notice that they are slowly killing themselves and everything around them with their mobile phones? Here we hear and feel an all-destructive, ultra-high humming sound, which increases at the weekend, especially when the atmosphere is thin and dry, and is at its loudest when there are parties nearby! Doesn’t anybody protest about it? It is in fact the worst kind of sound, a deadly background noise in the long term that puts a strain on our organisms day and night.- In other cases everyone reports the slightest noise to the police! – And now this constant high-frequency noise is destroying and disrupting the peace and quiet of nature on almost the whole of our planet! – It can’t be proved?! It can easily be proved, even if you have no ears and senses for it! You just need a receiver that can modulate the high frequencies down a few octaves to make this horrible noise that is constantly being fired through our ether audible!
– Because of their permanent state of toxication from manifold sources and numbing of their senses / insensitivity, the city dwellers probably don’t notice this trifle that is the last straw – at least for us and nature. The “civvies” will soon be dying at 40, they are already sick and wretched from the cradle, can no longer conceive healthy children, can’t stand the sun and being outdoors any longer… They probably blame the sun, the notorious hole in the ozone layer, the cosmos ….
Or could it be that the whole thing is actually a deliberate destruction scenario, a perfect crime of genocide by certain men who believe they should decimate or destroy the white race in particular, especially the German nation? – The most recent wars waged by the Americans do in fact clearly prove the danger of this electromagnetic radiation. American soldiers hardly ever die during their war service. They die afterwards at home from the effects of electromagnetic radiation rather than from nuclear radiation. The “civvies” only see what the media-makers allow them to see. – And it is always possible to find other causes.
It is these very media, which themselves work with radio technology, that are the principal means of manipulating the masses like marionettes. They just won’t let anyone take away their toys that easily. On the contrary, it is to be feared that anyone trying to escape the influence of the media will be persecuted and destroyed in one way or another. (Psychiatrically, in a commercial or financial way, socially as a citizen ….)
However, radio technology is by no means the only thing impairing our health and mental development. When electricity was introduced a century ago, Rudolf Steiner complained that it was no longer possible to live as a real human being because electricity disrupted the essential requirement for this, namely the harmony and peace of our nature. The disruption of these areas of natural tranquillity and peace has been going on for a long time, but in an especially serious way only since the introduction of all kinds of radiation technology, finally through the installation of satellites and now in an even more threatening way because of the growing stream of computer data transmission and especially due to mobile phones. We know that the radar stations alone have destroyed whole forests in the mountains on both sides of our national borders. Now the whole of nature, all plants and living creatures, above all human beings are being affected, because the computerised mobile phone idiots unfortunately don’t know of anything better to do than to telephone and radio data over longer and longer distances. Some of them apparently want to save the world in this way. But others actually want nothing but power, money and world rule! – If it continues, all the effort won’t be worth it anymore. There is no rescuer or winner on a junk planet where nobody can live as a human being.
But who can stop these destructive energies? Who still has the strength to change or stop anything? – Life as a “civvy” turns everyone into a weak character full of addictions! Of course the whole of a human being suffers because of the bombardment with microwaves, that means their psyche, intelligence, creativity, genius, musicality. Deficiencies in this respect are evident everywhere. But which of these consumption zombies, which have been abandoned by all good spirits, is still able to recognise them?!
– Short break –
The children are coming back. They have been taking the mare, the mule and the donkey to a distant meadow and are now riding back from the garden to our farm in a cart drawn by Bonec, the old mule. – Loaded with greenery for the goats, apples, tomatoes and melons. I try one of the latter. We can get land everywhere here, because nobody has time, interest and, above all, the strength to cultivate it. A lot has changed during the ten years we’ve been here. The Portuguese take all “progress” on board enthusiastically. Sometimes it seems to me that they are competing to see who can degenerate the fastest. Machinery, poisonous chemicals and all technological means are used mercilessly and without any opposing voices under the motto “The main thing is I can drive an excavator.” The old generation only live from their gardens in rare cases. There is now a “social service” that brings meals on wheels and carries old people away to hospital, when they get ill from the food. Almost all of them take medicine and can then no longer work and live naturally. Animals are also stuffed with poison and given countless vaccinations. Never mind if one of them sometimes dies from it. Fresh air and an outdoor or partly outdoor life are to be avoided. Thanks to progress, all the houses here are now well insulated and modernised and smell of detergent, perfume and cooking, as in the rest of Europe. To avoid getting too much fresh air out of doors, people like making fires and then stand in the smoke of the fire which smells of plastic. Or they spray toxic chemicals, kill off green plants growing by the roadside or use an electric scythe to cut down any plants still growing in spite of fire and drought. The fields are cultivated as often as possible with EU subsidies so that they look “tidy” to match the clean, new consumer world.
Daughter Eva, sons Emanuel and Elias on the farm cart with our ancient mule
Actually I shouldn’t be surprised at such things any more. We know these insane neuroses about cleanliness, order and hygiene all too well from our old home, where they assumed such drastic proportions that the neurotic hygienists were in fact able to take control of the country and finally set about stifling nature and life in the bud.
These and many other civilisatory kinds of decadence through acts counter to nature ending in self-poisoning and destruction have now spread their toxic metastases all over the world. Who am I in fact writing my “Diet and Life, Volume 2” for? Why don’t I abandon my obviously hopeless attempt to try and show humankind another way? Why do I still believe that somewhere in this world there are people living who will hear about my plans and want/ be able to implement them?
Building up a Paradise Garden System isn’t witchcraft. It “only” requires a few people with hearts and understanding who stay on their land, live off it, work there every day, don’t have to or want to leave it, have heads free of junk, illusions and the false worlds in/from the media and computers, who build family communities again, simply strive unselfishly and without stars’ airs and graces every day, that means they plant their gardens, clean out their stables, cut animal feed, mow and make hay …. are simply there for everyone and everything. Of course the wrong modern methods of bringing up children, the schools, the poisonous food … have turned our nation into a mass of incapable people, who aren’t even aware of their deficits in every respect but sun themselves in the conceit of their own insight and greatness. The modern consumer citizens can no longer bear any truth and austerity, they let themselves be stupefied by the unctuous esoteric utterances of oriental gurus and despite their peaceful façades remain locked in their own limitless egoism and megalomania. A return to nature would reveal their mimosa-like mental and physical weakness and fragility, which are the result of a life contrary to nature and divine order over generations. And this very inability to return to a natural life and diet creates problems for the dynamic modern-world person, accustomed to success and geared to a career, who, in our view, is no more than a poor marionette. These types of people won’t come down from their thrones and thus make their inability to gain insight and adopt a natural way of life and diet irreversible. But God is grinding his mills …, and anyone who does not conform will have to accept or die.
Here in Europe it seems to be getting darker more and more rapidly. The damaging effects of the decadent technotic society are so extreme even in its remotest corners that it is hardly possible to contemplate establishing new paradises any longer, because all the pre-requisites and above all people with a sound awareness are simply lacking. There can be no more paradise people under these conditions, just as there can be no trout in a totally polluted stream. Even our already established P.I. System farm here can only be maintained with a great effort. It is scarcely possible to lead a really regenerative life any more, for we are all bombarded daily by a hail of microwaves, noise, toxic gas (bad air)…
Therefore I would like to suggest that our people, or more exactly those who want to live and eat naturally, ask for new land. After the Second World War the Jews occupied Jordan even against the wishes of the indigenous population. They had also been offered Madagascar at that time. – We would certainly not refuse Madagascar! But I hardly believe that we would need so much land because there will most likely only be a few people who want to or are able to go our way. We don’t want to occupy anyone’s land but would be content with free, unoccupied or abandoned areas of land. And in any case it doesn’t have to be a single piece of land for a closed nation – which is vehemently opposed by certain people in the case of the Germans – but we would be satisfied with “islands” in every country of the world where a natural way of life and diet are still possible. That would be everywhere as far away as possible from civilisation, where there are no transmitters and where it isn’t too cold.
In this work the reader can learn how we want to settle on and develop such land.
In writing “Diet and Life” I have therefore not primarily thought of the climatic conditions in old Germany but have presupposed a somewhat warmer climate. But it is also possible for cold countries to use the knowledge and methods from this work, simply by replacing plants that don’t flourish by others that do. Of course, it was also much easier for me to describe the ecological or paradiasical system of plants, animals and humans that I have built up in Portugal than some other fictitious system for an area where I was not living (anymore).
Diet and Life 2 is thus in principle designed for settlers. In case we or some other people are able or have to begin again in this or another world. Besides practical details and plans for building up self-sufficient farms and using the food from them, the book also contains further important information about inheritance laws, eugenics and morality. The breeding of animals and humans is subject to certain natural laws, which we can no longer ignore if we want to survive. Although, unlike in the first part, the plants used, namely all useful trees and bushes, shrubs, vegetables and grasses, are in the foreground, reference is often made to domestic animals again. For P.I.System settlers it is essential to know what plants harmonise with what kinds of animals, because we also use them as “gardening assistants” in all our gardens. We can’t achieve a population density of (considerably) more than 100 people per square kilometre unless our facilities are optimally organised for humans, animals and plants and well developed. Furthermore, it is necessary to learn and master the use, processing and storage of all the components produced with suitable utensils and methods.
My youngest daughters Josefina, Julia and Joana and me. Since 1991 I have been living on a smallholding in Alto Alentejo, Portugal with my in the meantime seven own children, my common-law wife and three other adult assistants. Only there was it first possible for us to fully elaborate, try out and document the concepts for our new way of natural living and eating on and from our own land, which are presented to you in this work.
However, in this work it is not my wish to urge all my readers to emigrate – it is probably already too late for this anyway -, but to encourage everyone to remedy the grievous state of affairs on the spot in their fatherland, to remove obstacles with all means available, to fight everywhere for a new, intact natural world in which we can live freely again together with all our children and animals.
– Break –
In the meantime it is late afternoon. The plentiful midday meal, which I prefer to describe in another part of this work, has been digested. While eating our dessert, we listened to part of Haydn’s “Creation”. While listening, I thought again about the insane evolution and “big bang” theories which are disseminated in “civilised” society. It’s astounding what dumb, uprooted and godless people can now be led to believe! – But the old values from our homeland are more important for us than ever. And as long as we still have solar energy we would like to record its cultural heritage as extensively as possible. Music means a lot to us and contributes a great deal to what we call refinement of the heart. – We also decided to have the partitur of “The Creation” copied so that we can all read it and sing or play along again while we listen as we did with the last opera, Mozart’s Magic Flute. – Work will shortly resume in the garden, where I talk to my youngest son about all the places where he can plant salad plants, especially endives and sugar loaf for the winter. I would have liked to help him fetch the fertilizer for his salad beds but after enjoying some black Portuguese grapes I decided to go on writing so as to make it easier for my readers to recognise and comprehend what we have built up here. I believe that nobody in “civilised” society can imagine any more what simple luxury, what true quality of life there can be on such a Paradise Island, when all the people, animals and plants living there work together, helping and complementing each other, and you can just forget the rest of the world. There is absolutely no comparison any more today between the quality of our products and commercial ones. Here the rich content of all substances in the fruit and vegetables provides satisfying nourishment on account of the optimal fertilisation of the soil. And it is almost impossible to describe what is created from all the crops for the main meal with skilful natural preparation and combination. It is pure pleasure every day, food from God, our Lord Jesus Christ, described in the word as HIS FLESH and HIS BLOOD. HE, whose energy of life and order radiates throughout the universe, permits everything to grow and flourish through, from and in accordance with HIS Holy Ghost and in HIS image. And those who naturally consume the fruit and vegetables and all seed-bearing herbs, milk and honey .… from HIS creation, take in whole cell building blocks, receive HIM, HIS goodness and truth, communicate with HIM and become HIS children and part of HIS heaven.
– Break –
I needed to walk round our smallholding to check everythng: what is missing, who needs something? – Work is going on everywhere. Apple juice is being made downstairs. My daughter Eva is extracting honey from combs. My sons are reading or joking with my little daughters. There is a pedagogical secret behind a P.I.System farm: everything of importance can be done and learnt there, when it is properly built up and managed. In other words, there is nothing meaningless or useless to do there.
– Quite unlike the occupations nowadays in towns. Those who manage to keep their children away from the soul- and life-destroying institutions in towns and bring them up on a Paradise Island will be able to experience how they develop into mature and capable personalities with genuine knowledge and abilities far exceeding those of any town-dweller. – Which, if we consider it more closely, is, of course, no art, as the knowledge acquired in towns has nothing to do with life, it is theoretical, hollow, falsified, unreal, unnecessary… actually only intended to fetter people, to suppress, brainwash, mislead and lie to them, to make them into idiots and babblers, confused and insane ….., the more they “study” it.
I hope you have understood what I wanted to say in this long introduction.
Sitting hen with chick Elias with guinea fowl (Frak)
P.I. System Diet and Life/ Volume 2/ Chapter 1
Life plants in the Paradise Garden
Reinhold Schweikert, Ap. 111, P-7320-999 Castelo de Vide
Additional recommmended literature by the author:
Natural Farming in Portugal, P.I. System/Short articles, volume 4/Ecological practice,
Diet and Life Part 1
Other: A. Wiechula in K. Hirsch “Natural buildings from living wood”
In the beginning
was the word, the idea, the plan. For you, too, the development of your land will become a creative act, a work of art which you will work on lifelong. Within the scope of this book I can only describe a few of the countless possibilities to make your beginning easier, perhaps to help you avoid some mistakes you might otherwise have made. At any rate it is your garden, your animals and plants that you will live with and from. You will get to know them better and appreciate them more every year. Many that you thought were useless will suddenly become useful to you. Thus, the first basic rule is:
Don’t destroy any kind of plant!
When I consider our land today, I realise in retrospect that I wouldn’t want to do without any species of plant growing there. They have all become useful at some time or another. (The only thing that still puzzles us is the use of a few ornamental plants that we once got from the town, where there were cultivated by the housewives living there.) Our gardens will only become biotopes that support and maintain people and animals when we concentrate all useful species there and arrange them in the most sensible way.
There used to be questions such as: “What do you do with the poisonous thorn apple?” – Well, we really don’t need it for what it is known for, i.e. its thorns. We aren’t interested in its alkaloids. And we don’t smoke it “against” asthma or make “flying ointments” as the witches did in the Middle Ages. – But if a plant is obviously thriving on your plot of land and doesn’t want to be done away with , then you should try and find out how it can be useful.
The usefulness of the thorn apple:
First of all we observed a certain very large type of bee which fed almost exclusively on the blossom of the thorn apple. We also found privet hawk moth caterpillars on it. Then the children started to enjoy its blossom. Its flowers contain a lot of nectar which you can suck out as with dead nettles. Then we found out that fresh, pressed thorn apple leaves stop bleeding immediately, when they are wrapped round a wound. Out of interest we harvested a few kilos of seed from its seed capsules and pressed them. And behold, the seeds yielded a considerable quantity of oil which is hardly poisonous at all, after the toxic substances have sunk to the bottom, and can be used externally or for medicinal purposes. The oil also stops bleeding. But some uses of a plant are often quite banal. For example, we often use plant leaves as toilet paper. Isn’t it possible that the ability of the thorn apple leaves to stop bleeding can also be appreciated in this usage?
The amount of poison varies considerably in one and the same plant.
I got a shock when I read about this plant later in books. Only warnings about its poisonous qualities! But at any rate at least one source said that the amount of poison can vary according to the location. In this connection we observed that toxic locations favour poisonous plants. When we buy hay from a contaminated environment and let it rot, the first things that grows there are poisonous toadstools and scarcely any edible fungi. Thus, we need not be surprised at the poison in thorn apples picked from rubbish dumps. – The fact that the thorn apple is most poisonous when fertilized with human faeces is certainly only the case when the faeces are from eaters of poison or meat and cooked food. At any rate, the thorn apple isn’t very toxic with us and the goats even eat it as up to a quarter of their food intake. It is a fact that it is easy to pick large quantities of thorn apples in places where it thrives. You cut bunches of ripe seed capsules and beat out the seeds in a vat. This shrub was never disagreeable even in the garden. It doesn’t take up any room on the ground and provides shade for plants that don’t like heat from a height of about 1m. When it is no longer needed, it can easily be removed and doesn’t start growing again.
I think that in general there is still a lot of ignorance regarding the toxic nature of certain plants. After all, the leaves of tomatoes, potatoes and even cucumbers are poisonous and with lots of fruits you have to wait until they are completely ripe before you can eat them. Some seeds need frost or long periods of time before they are free of poison or can be readily digested. Mightn’t be possible that we don’t yet know the “instructions for use” of some plants? Naturally there are plants which are more or less tame or wild but they are all useful if we know what for! – Over the past few years I have realised more and more that such a garden system is a living organism directed by higher intelligence and finest feeling, capable of gearing itself exactly to nature-loving people and their requirements. An example of this is the fact that the different fruits ripen exactly one after another without any gaps.
Poisonous plants often serve as food for animals
When considering the usefulness of plants, an important point is always, of course, the question as to whether domestic animals can use them and if so, which animals. – So far the goats are the only animals that use the thorn apple. They especially like to eat it at certain times or in certain places when or where it is less poisonous, when its seed capsules are still green. Therefore for this one shrub we actually already have grounds enough to keep it. But it is the thorn apple’s resistance to drought and heat that can make it even more valuable as a pioneer plant. We are very dependent on the few plants that can stand the heat in the hot months. I suspect that the thorn apple loses its poison during the hot period. On the other hand, what animals or even humans eat in times of need is quite different from what they eat in times of plenty. In times of emergency any plant is edible in a limited quantity!
Other pioneering plants in dry soil
But fortunately there is something better than the thorn apple in dry periods. The hardiest pioneering plants in our hot region are various types of broom, opuntia (cacti), cork trees and holm oaks as well as some herbs such as lavender, rosemary, oregano, small types of mint and a large number of grasses. Goats, sheep and donkeys can anyway survive with this group of plant pioneers.
A large number of our popular vegetables and fruits have almost as much endurance when the soil is fertilized and enriched in conjunction with some methods that I will describe in the course of this book. True, they depend on our loving gardener’s hand, but with some care they will accompany us into the most extreme regions.
It is astounding how many types of fruits and vegetables will even produce a yield without any water in the dry summer, provided you have sorts adapted to this climate. It’s even possible that almost all wild grasses and shrubs except the most resistant such as goosefoot, foxtail and erigeron x hybridus dry up but water melons, winter tomatoes, black and white beans, sweet corn, Jerusalem artichokes, potatoes and even certain types of pumpkins still grow and produce fruit. In some cases (not always!) certain combinations of plants can increase endurance. Thus, for example, the beans mentioned above cover the ground on which sweet corn is still thriving or pumpkin tendrils survive in the shade of the beans.
Fruit trees in hot regions
Among fruit-bearing plants blackberries are able pioneers and resistant to drought and likewise grapevines, when they have deep roots. Apple trees are also among the most enduring on some types of soil, but may initially have difficulty in keeping their fruit over the summer or the apples get burn marks where the sun shines directly on them. I assumed that light-coloured varieties are preferred here in Portugal because they are better able to stand the sun. But we also have a red sort that stands alone and doesn’t even have very thick foliage but still can withstand the sun. I assume that the reason for the heat-resistance of this variety is its high sugar content and the fact that it ripens very early in the summer. In any case, it is harsh sunlight rather than drought that causes apple trees problems in a hot climate. To make it possible to cultivate this very valuable fruit in warm regions as well, we have, in addition to the usual methods such as artificial shade, pruning into a thick roof-like shape and choice of suitable varieties, developed another method which I will describe briefly and which is also in principle worth considering for other kinds of fruit trees in all hot, sunny regions:
Use of climbing plants:
This method must, however, be used very sensitively with each tree “personally”. There are – especially young – trees with sparse branches and (still) lacking in stability that can hardly bear climbing plants and themselves need to be supported, especially while their fruit is ripening. Such trees can be made more stable by cutting them back regularly over a number of years until the trunk is strong enough. You can also support small “shaky” trees from the start with espaliers or pergolas. Building supports for climbing plants involves a considerable amount of time and money, especially for large structures. It isn’t possible to obtain wood free of charge everywhere. And if you don’t want your supports to collapse in a few years under the weight of the fruit or during a storm, you must use cement posts, galvanised wire, impregnated stakes ….. for building pergolas and other supports, i.e. expensive and unnatural things from a shop.
Of course, you are welcome to profit the building trade and build your “perfect” cemented pergolas. But I would also like to describe other, (more) natural possibilities here. That is the reason that I pay especial attention to the subject of climbing plants and fruit tree hedges. The latter is also nothing more than a living support for various climbing plants with different requirements. All the trees are more stable and protected when in a hedge. Thus we can plant or sow our small wobbly apple trees close together in a row and then use the apple hedge for other climbing plants. Such closely planted hedges of apple trees with short trunks were invented several centuries ago and were often used as a substitute for plantations of tall trees. It hasn’t occurred to the new generation of poison-spraying fruit farmers to use fruit trees additionally for climbing plants and to leave enough space between them for chickens to scratch during the gardening season. In the quince hedges
Suggestion: Create chicken orchards by planting dense rows of medium-sized fruit trees. Fill up the lower part of the rows with berry bushes (currants or gooseberries). Set quince hedges for low-climbing vegetables between the rows of tall trees, as described, or plant more berries between them so that there is just a small path on all sides. You can fill up the spaces between quince hedges planted about 2m apart with exuberantly growing raspberry canes. Jerusalem artichokes, sweet corn and potatoes can be planted in or between the rows of trees wherever and as long as there is space for them. Chickens love our fruit orchards and find most of their food there. They only scratch where the soil is heaped up. They only eat and scratch up sweet corn in its initial stages. There are even some kinds of lettuce which chickens don’t like and which can grow if not planted too close together. However, it isn’t possible to have seed beds or young cabbages, carrots and onions when hens are around.
Such closely planted fruit “woods” inhabited by chickens can best be fertilised – also for chicken food – with blankets of mulch from any available plant remains. In addition, in such chicken orchards you can also spread out any kitchen waste and, of course, human and animal manure to be checked later for any remaining usefulness or spread it directly in fertiliser trenches for seeds to be sown later.
you can plant at intervals other related species such as pears and medlars, which can also be combined with the quince or grafted on to it (see also P.I. System/Ecological practice/Tree planting).
Single trees for improving the fruit wood or using it as animal grazing
But let’s leave our fruit hedges and go on to the “normal” orchard with single trees: with such orchards you should consider in principle if they are to be upgraded into fruit forests or adapted for – at least temporary – animal grazing. Initially the amount of fruit wood will always be small and the grazing area large on our farms. Over the years the grazing area will become smaller and smaller and the amount of foliage feed from the growing fruit trees will steadily increase, so that more dairy animals, especially goats, can be fed with it each year. When optimally fed, goats do not require or desire such a large space all the time. They like it best when they are kept in a safe, dry and sheltered place as near to humans as possible and provided with a convenient supply of food. It isn’t easy to protect trees from
Rule: When goats break out, it isn’t a sign of their “wickedness”, but is due to an insufficient supply of food. Animals which are well fed with the whole range of plants on our farm don’t want to escape and don’t have to be hobbled. (Hobbling is a method of preventing animals from nibbling, climbing into and treading down trees or jumping over fences by tying two of their legs together in turn with a 20-40cm-long rope above the hoof joint. Broad bands of material should be wound round their joints to prevent the rope from rubbing them sore.)
Our goats’ late summer menu
– Early in the morning in their shed: a mixture of oats, barley and maize.
– During the day outdoors: leaves cut from peach and apple trees, oaks, olive trees, grapevines,
roses, blackberries …. brassica oleracea leaves, various freshly cut weeds and shrubs, maize
stalks, reject apples and pears, melon skins.
– In the evening in their shed: sliced cactus leaves (potatoes, turnips, Jerusalem artichokes are
also possible), and oats, barley and maize again.
Photo above: young feathery-legged bantams
Below: fully-grown feathery-legged bantam cocks also act as alarm clocks
all species of unhobbled animals, but you can take precautions. If there aren’t too many trees, it’s better to build the necessary protective fences and devices for the duration of the grazing period or as permanent installations. After all, the animals save us from having to spread manure and also, to a certain extent, from having to cut back the lowest branches or cut the grass and provide us with milk in addition. Incidentally, herds of hoofed animals also drive voles away. Every time you create a new orchard you should therefore plan carefully with the grazing animals in mind so that it is possible to let them into as many sections of the orchard as possible periodically.
Old tree trunks for climbing plants, as a protection against frost. Growing from cuttings
To return finally to the main subject – in a traditional orchard with individual trees we always find some stable apple trees that almost never make full use of their fruit-bearing capacity in autumn or even a considerable number of ancient trees with often worthless fruit. These can be used as supports for dense climbing plants, if possible vines, which will later be reasonably safe from the grazing animals when they have reached the top and are strong enough. With a view to grazing at a later stage, it is of advantage to position the plants right next to the tree trunks. However, you should not destroy too many of the supporting tree’s roots when planting. You can avoid this simply by making a hole only a few centimetres wide with a long drill, a pointed iron rod or a wooden stake for planting the cuttings. But you don’t necessarily have to plant a vine directly next to the tree trunk; it will also be able to climb if it is planted 1-2m away, but still beneath the treetop. You can also dig a wider hole at least 50cm deep in which a stake should be placed if possible. Carefully wind the cutting of the vine you have selected for propagation around this stake. The cutting can be up to a meter long and should have a thick crosswise piece of old wood at the bottom. All cuttings always root better in a diagonal or even horizontal position. By winding the vine cutting gently around a stake, you not only give it the benefit of being in the more favourable diagonal position but also the advantage of having a long piece of the cutting buried in nourishing fertilised soil with only a short end shoot sticking out of the ground. Leave only two buds above ground; the lower one should be only just above ground so that you can cover it lightly with straw in spring to protect it in case the upper one freezes. However, our technique for supporting climbing plants has exactly the reat advantage that vines and other plants are well protected by the supporting plants and are also much higher up later and thus no longer in the area of ground frost. Especially on our quinta in Portugal with its high risk of early frost, it would never have been possible to propagate fig trees, for instance, without this protective technique. The young shoots on the fig branches buried in the ground would have frozen immediately without the protective plants. If you want to propagate figs from cuttings, you should take a sound piece of freshly sawn fig branch as thick as an arm from your favourite tree, from which, in turn, a small side-shoot about half a metre wide should be growing out sideways (T-cutting). Bury the thick branch in a hollow or trench where you are planting a hedge, so that only a short piece of its thin side-shoot is still sticking out of the ground.
Propagation with T-cuttings
This technique of planting T-cuttings with the thick stump buried in the soil and the thin side-shoot sticking out also promises success with species of tree which cannot be propagated so easily using simple shoot cuttings. Examples are olive and mulberry trees. In our region of Portugal all cuttings have to be watered all the time during the first summer, that means roughly every three days. This is not such a problem in Germany. There any cuttings from currants, quinces or roses , for instance, which are stuck in the ground in spring before buds form are almost sure to take root.
Drawing: T-cutting for propagating old trees such as fig, olive or mulberrry which do not root easily. A thick freshly sawn piece of branch with a long side-shoot is planted like a tree and watered constantly during the first summer. Don’t prune the end of the shoot!
Protection of species – Arrogance of officials who are slaves to big corporations
But let me go back to the climbing vines: there are, of course, big differences between them. Neither can all grafted purchased vines be so easily and successfully propagated from cuttings because, just as with the apples, the grafted sort often has weak growth or does not even root. Besides this, the authorities today still have the presumption to want to forbid gardeners to propagate their fruit trees and bushes. We should try resolutely and as soon as possible to put an end to this impertinence on the part of civil servants and parasites in the administration in collaboration with criminal corporations, which have long been simply committing one (not only ecological) capital crime after another and have ruined our planet. Nobody has the right to view species of plants and animals as their own property. Like human beings, they belong to God and only grow on account of HIS spirit within them. In my opinion, respect for our fellow creatures should stop us in general from “selling” animals and plants. – At any rate, you can cover an entire house with the American morangeiro grapevines which are not permitted for viticulture. This sort of grape does in fact grow in cooler zones as well, but it scarcely produces drinkable wine there as it needs full, hot sun to produce quality grapes.
Other trees as supports
Other trees can also be used as supports for climbing grapevines. But you should remember that the vines need regular pruning and climbing tall trees can be dangerous. Vines in holm oaks have to be taken down and rehung in often extremely risky manoeuvres because the trees need their foliage cutting back or their bark removing. But the oaks are at least stable for climbing, whereas with willows, for instance, there is always the fear that they may break. Other sturdy trees are cherries, which may have already shed their leaves when the grapes are ripening, so that the latter can ripen fully in the open in the last sunshine of the year. Grapevines on tall cherry trees may, however, also require dangerous climbing and long ladders.
Neither are such trees ideal for climbing plants where you can too easily break off the fruit buds when climbing them or with the ladder in autumn and winter. Examples are almond and plum trees, where you must move with great caution even when cutting out the dry or thin branches and shoots. Nevertheless, this year I used a plum tree with sparse branches and blue plums ripening in autumn as a support for scarlet runner beans. Because of this, the tree had an excellent yield and stood the summer heat better. The plum tree seemed to like the runner beans climbing all over it and the red flowers constantly attracted a large number of flying insects but not the quantities of ants and lice which had been present in the previous years. However, the latter hadn’t caused me any problems. After all, the lice also produced food for the bees and they, in turn, honey so that anyway something good landed on our table in the end.
Rule: we don’t fight either insects or fungi
It is at any rate permissible to protect trees which threaten to die because they have been attacked by insects. For instance, if insects are damaging the bark of the trees, you can paint it with clay and cow manure or some kind of liquid manure. You may also use traps against voles. In the case of such attacks you should ask yourself the following questions:
– Do I need this tree in this place?
– Can’t/shouldn’t a different one stand there?
– What might it be lacking in this position?
– Is it undernourished? Have I given it too little dung?
– Is the soil too compact?
– Is it exposed to strong microwaves?
However, the minutious work of removing all the twining bean stalks from the plum tree’s branches now awaits me and I will certainly have to choose a day where I have enough peace and patience so as not to break off too many flower buds or just to saw off entwined branches. Therefore a grapevine as a permanent climber does not seem very favourable, especially on this late plum tree. It would in any case be better on the early plum trees, because the vine leaves have not yet fully developed when the plums are ripening. You can in fact try to restrict the vine to the lower branches, but in autumn you will still have to pull down the long new shoots, thus destroying flower buds. With some climbing plants there may be real competition for light between two sun-hungry partners with one of them being the loser. In this case you will have to decide either for a crop of plums or for sun-ripened grapes. Plums have no chance against strong American grapes, for instance, if the latter are permitted to climb as they wish. Furthemore, plum trees are not always stable enough to bear grapevines but better as supports for beans, passion fruit or at any rate kiwis, which like shade, in the lower regions.
Other suitable trees for use as permanent supports or for vines to climb on, though not in all cases, are those which need pruning constantly or which can or have to be radically modified because they grow too exuberantly or often die completely or partially. The peach tree is an example. As with the vines, we try every year to encourage the peach trees to grow thick new branches with shoots forming three-part quality fruit buds, which will produce big peaches the following year. As all the thin side-shoots can be removed, peach trees are relatively low and clear-cut fruit trees. The drawback with such peach trees consisting of long branches with shoots is that they are greatly bent down by the weight of the fruit. Climbing grapevines have to be rehung after two years at the latest. Therefore I would recommend ordinary or scarlet runner beans as the ideal climbers for peach trees requiring such intensive attention.
Ungrafted and especially unpruned wild peach and wild plum trees can, however, be used as supports for grapevines if the supporting trees are subordinated to the needs of the climbing vines, that means either the trees are not pruned and stripped of foliage at all or the leaves are cut off without any regard to the peaches. – This can be absolutely sensible and effective if you continually use the leaves from the support trees for feeding the goats. Wild peach trees (grown from seed) often produce a considerable amount of foliage.
Almost all trees and hedges can be used for climbing plants
Actually a large number of combinations, in fact almost any, are conceivable and possible. You can even fish some of your grapes out of a blackberry-quince-rose hedge if you wish. At least nobody will steal them there. (Except the bees and wasps.) In this chapter I would also like to familiarize you with our way of thinking and approach to using materials. Such careful preliminary considerations and planning are only of importance when you are establishing and running large farms where domestic animals are also to be integrated smoothly and which are to be run without a lot of work and machinery. Through skilful planning you can do a lot in advance and determine what and how much work will still be necessary later, that means what you will have to do there in later years.
It is neither permissible nor an art to brutalize nature with sophisticated technological means, use chemical fertilizers and spray away your mistakes with poison! But to plant sensible natural orchards and cultivate them without machinery and chemicals is both permissible and an art! There every plant must be placed in exactly the right place and there must not be any gaps or weaknesses. Otherwise the goats, chickens, wind, water, drought, heat, fire … will come and destroy the natural work of art.
In the next chapter we will deal in somewhat more detail with the living requirements of the individual species and types and with the plant and animal partners with which we wish to fill our life garden.
Arcades as supports for climbing plants/ living houses
If you plant or sow two parallel rows of fruit trees of the same main sort, i.e. either apples, pear-quince-medlar or the whole range of possible fruit with stones and do not prune them or only in such a way that all the trees develop as long and pliable shoots as possible, then you can easily bend the shoots over to the next row. From there you can bend over another shoot of equal length so that they both cross in the middle of the two rows at a height of at least 2m. Then twist the left shoot carefully round the right one so that a nice arch is formed. It is best to twist them together in early summer as long as the new shoots are still more elastic and pliable.
Once we have joined the shoots of the two rows of trees, an archway – also known as an arcade – is formed. As early as the end of the year the fast-growing entwined stems may have grown together at one of even more places so that a sturdy arch is formed which can and should be strengthened subsequently by twisting side shoots together to form a lattice.
This natural house construction is very sturdy and may also be used to support climbing plants. But it is capable of much more, as there may be an exchange of sap on account of a large number of stems growing together and thus sap can be directed to any places where you wish to have fruit.
But if we go one step further and think about the shape and the enormous growth of this structure, it will soon occur to us to make the increasingly stable construction so dense that rain can no longer penetrate through the arch. There are several possibilities to achieve this:
– Either we wait until the closely planted trees or the entwined branches virtually forming a tunnel of branches become so thick that there is no more space between them,
– or we periodically cover the arch with a layer of mulch and later even with a thin layer of soil so that the twigs under it gradually turn into roots and the actual fruit trees virtually grow a story higher.
Old picture of a natural house (from K. Kirsch “Natural buildings from living trees”)
Do you want a “cellar” or rather a “dwelling house”? – If you are thinking about a large natural house from living trees, you should not work with fruit trees but with large trees which grow together well and are suitable for entwining. If you don’t want to wait too long before moving in, a fast-growing species of tree is to be recommended. I recommend a type of poplar with smooth bark, one reason being that this tree with its long, sideways-spreading roots can be planted/sown in very dense parallel rows to make living house walls. If you cut off all the side branches, the poplars will grow to a tremendous height within a very short time but can still be easily bent and entwined at a height of 4m and more and grow together quickly after being entwined.
Current knowledge of the possible uses of such constructions from a technical standpoint is – like any other natural knowledge – very limited. But we can assume that many a type of living tree will develop possibilities which are hardly conceivable today.
About P. I. System/ Diet and Life/ Volume 2
Establishing life gardens:
Imagine living in a jungle consisting only of useful plants, especially your favourite ones in the best quality… in which busy bees buzz, chickens scratch and goats produce excellent milk for your children. This fruit forest is warm, offers protection from the wind and also shelter from rain, which may possibly be found in open huts, caves or even in socalled living houses made exclusively of trees. You live there peacefully with your family and animals, watch your children grow up healthy and without problems and need nobody and nothing else in the world. – If you can imagine such a world, such a biotope with people, animals and plants, then you can more or less envisage what the Paradise Island System intends to do with you and the world in a somewhat modified fashion and proposes as an alternative to the looming path to doom! – An illusion? Utopia? – Only as far as the unreal ideas which some euphoric minds have of a natural garden are concerned! The unrealistic and ineffective pseudo-natural systems that present-day ecologists and permaculturists still create for want of real testing are far removed from what we imagine to be a Paradise Island and would not feed either us or our animals. I am not even sure that certain ideas of natural farming which represent little else than what is today called wilderness would have any advantage over previous traditional farming, which – it is true – produces food of inferior quality but at any rate in a sufficient quantity.
Neither Fukuoka’s “do nothing” agriculture nor
Mollison’s permaculture are good models!
Apart from the fact that we do not live in Australia or Japan, the suggestions in this trendy literature are still inadequate and not to be aspired to in the long run with regard to our goals of an self-sufficient way of living on the basis of a natural diet. For a rich and healthy life in line with our ideas we require the structures of an orderly effective wood or forest bearing fruit and seeds. Fukuoka’s trick of cultivating without ploughing, on the other hand, does not show us anythng new but is merely based on the pond farming practised at the beginning at the 20th century. Shallow ponds are created and, after plentiful fertilisation with lime, seeds are sown in the remaining fertile mud which has been enriched with dead micro-organisms. A wonderful thing, of course, but not the epitome of gardening wisdom.
And we are not able and do not want either to eat or cultivate in the way that Mollison lives. Eating meat and cooked food…? No thank you! As long as people still depend on dead bodies for their food, certain known problems, or better expressed, all the tragedies and misery in this world will recur again and again. – Thus we need effective fruit and nut tree orchards on at least three quarters of the area and between them cereals and vegetables in sensible combinations with domestic animals for milk, cheese, eggs and honey!
After ten years of natural gardening practice we have managed to leave many other of those modern half-matured fantasies of a natural garden happily behind us. Thus we do not believe
Note: That kind of natural disciple does indeed ask the tree but often does not ask the tree’s owner!
that we have to ask trees if we can pick their fruit. We also “take the liberty” of pruning our fruit trees in such a way that they yield fruit. I have the suspicion that psycho-political dogmas (anti-authoritarian education, laissez faire) from the 70s still linger on or it is simply a question of ignorance and a lack of skill on the part of the gardeners.
As soon as you start realising excessively idealistic ideas of a paradise, you will start wanting to order and organise your “jungle” of cultivated plants better. Then it is a matter of arranging all the plants clearly and simply according to their needs, of using their crops in a optimal way and, on top of that,of integrating all important species of domestic animals in such a way that they do not damage the plants but, on the contrary, help and save us work. Expressed in musical terms. we must use “the art of the fugue”.
We are to be measured by the yields from conventional mechanized farming
Even if there are some markets for expensive organic produce, we should and have to be able to measure our yields with those of mechanized farming. We do not want to sell our vegetables at excessive prices but, all in all, our holistic system should still be competitive without using machinery. We work with an exact, effective and systematic division of all pieces of land and functions, especially concerning the herds/flocks of animals. Our operations are more efficient because we do not sell much individual produce but have the entire life framework to offer. Living and learning on our farms does not, therefore, mean working for a wage but is the desired objective of the life learners who go there and who donate money to our school instead of wanting to be paid. Marketing is more successful in connection with a guest house or a simple form of rural restaurant with exclusively home-produced food. If it was possible to establish a home for old people or even a sanatorium, which could cure in the best possible way using our food, it would no longer be necessary to worry about the financial side of the project.
Different degrees and forms of integration
Here we can in fact choose between various degrees of integration, but especially people from cooler regions are more dependent than others on a certain level of culture with solid buildings, use of animals, fire, food storage, etc. Dreaming of an ever-warm palm beach in winter is of little use there. Therefore I would also like to build these necessary basic structures on my own again and make plans for this. This is just the reason that wilderness or doing nothing is by no means useful at first, but we will have decades of construction work once we have finally realized that the old “civilised” system has led us to a dead end and a predicament. If we want to reach the level of culture of, say, the 18th century again, we will have to come to grips with extensive learning processes. Otherwise “civilisation” will decline into misery and have to end itself in a nuclear war.
The obstacle of extreme civilisation
There may still be a lot of reasons stopping us from spreading my life gardens, which have already been successfully tried out on a small scale. But if we take a closer look, these reasons often just stem from ignorance and fear on the part of people stuck in old traditions, from very complicated and totally wrong legislation contrary to nature, but also from envy, greed, narrow-mindedness, rigidness, pampering and above all the addiction of citizens perverted by “civilisation”, who, like any other addicts, want to forcibly impose their world with its restrictive norms on all others so that nobody can break out of this civilisatory cycle of addiction or escape from this comfortable, shallow disease called consumer civilisation. Even if they were free of all compulsions as citizens and of increasingly comprehensive surveillance by the “social state, it would be extremely difficult for new Paradise Island residents to develop from the chaos there, in which the lonely modern-world egoists have detached themselves from all their broken relationships and ties,. And anyone who might still be free there would immediately run a very great risk of being arrested and forcibly civilised as soon as they simply just approached “civilisation” somehow and professed to be a free natural person. But I still think we should and must manage to find this way out of civilisation, or at least keep it open for all those who want to take it, even if it may cost us our own (natural) life. And so I will also show you in detail in this work how you can build up and maintain a life and paradise garden, regardless of whether all the knowledge components are agreeable to the internationalists and industrial tycoons or not.
The P. I. System is suitable for any region
It is obviously not possible to realise our “islands” in the same way everywhere. But if we now try to leave our limitations and all the many self-made blockades behind us and open ourselves to this new world, my systems shows viable ways for any location. It is not a question of land since that is available everywhere in abundance. And I will show you here that it is even possible to have a dense population with the P. I. System. Of course, it will be easier for us if we are ready to move to a warmer country, where we may be able to live and work in closed family units without any “enforced socialisation” even today in the age of the Internazis. Then it is possible to begin what I am writing about here immediately or within the next few years. But who knows what tomorrow will bring or how long what countries will still take in foreign settlers. I consider it very possible that the error of mixing races and nations will soon be recognised as such and that everybody will then be sent back to their original nation.
Differences between warm and cold countries
It is, however, necessary to modify our thinking in several respects for the bureaucratized cold countries, where to be honest I wouldn’t want to live any more although I come from there. In those countries it is not possible to plant densely because not enough sun would come into our gardens then. Whereas in the south we often have to protect ourselves from the sun and even have to hide some fruits in thick hedges so that they do not burn, we cannot get good crops of fruit in the shade in northern countries. There plenty of space should be left between the hedgerows and the fruit hedges should, if possible, be planted in a north-south direction so that all the plants get an equal amount of sun. In cool regions we also have a lot of problems with the winter time and have to concern ourselves far more with storage and natural food processing. On the other hand, cooler regions have an ideal climate in summer for vegetables, grass or dairy farming and as a rule have very fertile soil. The most important food-providing trees are still grown in Germany at least. Besides, numerous forecasts for the future expect it to get noticeably warmer there.
Parallel to the winter problem in the north, in the warm countries there is the possibly equally or even more devastating hot, dry summer. Fortunately this problem can be largely eliminated in the long term with our system of gardening. As soon as our fruit woods have grown sufficiently dense and tall, the climate in them changes perceptibly. The land has more shade, is cooler and does not lose its moisture so quickly. It will rain more often again on large areas. Yet, there is no flooding, excessive cold or violent storms. (Unless the mobile phone transmitters with their microwaves or even military weapons working on the same basis such as the Harp system in Alaska cause unnatural storms.)
It already happened in our small garden here in Portugal that with a completely clear sky we had rain that formed slightly above our land and then fell on it. This summer the thermometer scarcely rose above 35° in the shade for the first time.
Even if most of the species of plants and animals are also suitable for German conditions, I would like to point out here once more that the garden system described is not (yet) geared to German conditions but is intended for the constellation of plants described here somewhere between a latitude of 20 and 40 degrees.
Why we don’t want to settle in Germany (at present)
The P.I. System, our life school, initially still requires a group of land owners with similar attitudes, whose land should be scattered over the whole world to be gradually turned into life islands and life schools. Only later, when the worst is over in Germany, can we operate there directly again. Because of the complete suppression of our nation by the coercive methods of the Orwellian state administration I see little chance at present of realising our inventions and natural way of life in Germany. In my P.I. System I have written nothing but the truths found and experienced directly from nature with pure senses. As long as I/we are persecuted and run the risk of being victims of the terror of officialdom in Germany and their coercive institutions (unnatural jobs, urban prisons, compulsory medical and psychiatric treatment, schools…), I/we will stay away from there. Also in this centre of the so-called western society of values, international socialist left-wing ideologists (“Internazis”) have promoted themselves over all religions to a new kind of infallible dogmatism and established themselves on their own as the measure of all values. With their pseudo ethics, their “new” old type of left-wing bourgeoisie based on modernist presumption, which believes it can direct the whole world with reason and its own thinking, they have created what is probably the most dangerous “absolute” ideology in the world at present. This presumption of the western world is an approximately inverse proportional relation to its true knowledge and abilities. What can these people, who are totally poisoned physical wrecks and therefore mentally misguided as well, really know? Where does knowledge come from? – When I say from the real connection of a human being living a natural life with the only God and Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, I will only reap at the most a pitying smile in a world that is actually ruled by hell at present.
Godliness leads to lawlessness, chaos and unnaturalness
This humanity led by demons is therefore united more than ever before in despising and gradually starting to persecute Christianity. – As far as we can still describe it as such, Germany was “buddhistified” a long time ago, people believe in reincarnation and carry on all the magic practices of the oriental cults (yoga, reiki, tantra, transcendental meditation .…). The apostasy started in 1965 with the Vatican Council of that time, in which the Internazis took over the helm in the background. Whereupon the Santa Ecclesia suddenly wanted to be the first in the modern trend, changed its liturgy, became ecumenical and “liberated” itself from the old system and truth. The good old times or far better ones, which would only enter with obedience to the natural and divine order, will never be able to return under the Internazi leaders and oriental demons. – With all this we must still be glad if Germany does not also fall into the hands of other evil ideologies. Islam, the scientologists .… and many others as well will still want to “conquer” this heap of civilisation scrap until it comes to its utter end.
Note: Anyone who is not familiar with my writings and the connections here may easily take offence at my hard-sounding words and find them to totally exaggerated, wrong, erroneous …. Therefore I would like to ask such uninformed people some questions:
What can we call a social system,
a government and power constellation which
– standardises its media and does not permit deviating opinions?
– no longer uses its schools to convey its nation’s values but abuses them for propaganda purposes in order to infiltrate and educate people to hold a “uniform opinion” dictated from above?
– forcibly psychiatrises people with deviating opinions and depersonalizes them with chemical drugs, brain operations and other brainwashing techniques, i.e. deprives them of their personality, character and knowledge (personality murder)? (I have just learnt that people with “microwave madness” are psychiatrised nowadays. Pointing out damage from mobile phones now evidently directly disrupts companies’ business and the methods of those in power who brainwash and manipulate the public through the media.).
– ridicules and defames the traditional values and customs of its people along with their religion usingall conceivable means and tries to destroy them by taking in foreigners with their traditions and religions?
– simply bans unpleasant opinions or truths or even declares them to be “crimes” and takes legal steps against them, or even eliminates certain words and expressions from the language?
– maintains a gigantic, parasitic civil service and administrative apparatus similar to a spider’s web so as to be able to perfectly control, manipulate, spy on, coerce and subjugate its “transparent” citizens in all sectors?
– simply rules openly against the will and even the (enforced) people’s constitution, when it is unable to steer the citizens in the desired direction by manipulation?
Well, what do we call such a system? – Democracy? – Hardly! Here we have to do with a barely concealed modernistically tyrannical dictatorship of consumers and technology with a left-wing fascistoid stamp, the “Fourth Reich”, the Internazis! – It is clear to me that the “civvies” do not want to listen to my words and follow my way and that people often simply attack me so as to destroy my ideas. For what I say and intend sounds coercive in many people’s ears, alone because truth always exerts inner pressure or even forces its fulfilment in a certain way. – My suggestions may prompt considerable changes. But I cannot be accused of destroying the planet, making people unhappy and ill, oppressing and exploiting, ruling with terror and war on a small and large scale …. in my “new world”, which is undoubtedly the case in the old world.
My suggestion: Alone in this part of my writings there are perhaps more unpleasant truths, more forbidden knowledge, … than in the whole of the accessible “free” literature together. But I don’t want you to get into difficulties with the way of thinking and acting prescribed in the media because of a few passages in my book. Therefore I recommend you to stick some paper over any passages you do not agree with in such a way that the paper can be removed later if necessary. Any publishers or disseminators of my literature should also simply take out the parts which are important for them and delete the rest. Disseminators can order my entire work in sixteen volumes and create appropriate excerpts for their circles of readers.
But be that as it may. Even if the main reasons against realising our P.I. System lie in the direct and indirect coercive influence of the old world on us natural settlers, we do not wish to devote so many more thoughts to this sorry subject but rather look ahead to the sun and the future:
In the P.I. System/eco-practice I have designed a rectangular life island for two hectares of land. This provides for rows of fruit hedges in a north-south direction, which extend on either side of horseshoe-shaped farm buildings and stables/stalls in the middle and are surrounded by an outer ring of grazing land. This type of farm is probably best suited to the cramped and small German (family) conditions. In this book you will, however, find plans for building up larger self-sufficient circular systems for extended family or tribes, which can be enlarged concentrically outwards. Therefore more far-reaching structures and connections for building up an entire settlement and, if need be, an entire kingdom, are also described. The social structures of the extended family and tribal community are also presented as a requirement for such a large P.I. System farm and their rules expounded.
You can find additional references to the technique of planting fruit hedges in “Baumpflanzung [Tree Planting]” and “Natural Farming” and also to the choice of plants and animals, which are, however, to be described more precisely and supplemented here. You will learn about every important species and type with which we have “built” our life garden in a little story which follows.
Reservations about gardening books
There are probably still a large number of other good plant and animal combinations but I prefer to describe what I have experienced directly myself and what is living directly in front of my eyes. Today’s gardening literature also contains numerous errors and half-truths or wrong recommendations, so that I would no longer like to accept any theories from outside without examining them. It was only recently that I was fooled by one of these, I hope for the last time. I had read somewhere that feathery-legged bantams do not scratch in the garden. Now I keep some myself. – And they go through the undergrowth like a garden strimmer! How do such errors come about? – Chickens only scratch in places where there is something to eat. Perhaps the authors of this rumour had a sterile garden? Our feathery-legged bantams have their peculiarities and advantages, but different ones! – (With us) they are more trusting and tamer than normal chickens and, what certainly is true of all of them, they do not fly, so are much easier to keep fenced in and also to keep in our outdoor/garden and living areas. They do not fly on to tables or even on to a low bed. And even when they drop something undesired somewhere, their excrements are relatively dry and very easy to remove without trace.
Of course these bantams do not actually scratch as violently as large species of chickens. And this can mean survival for a large number of plants in chicken gardens. For example, for broad beans or large leeks, which we cut or eat down to a height of ten centimetres, after which they can be planted out for further growth. Even closed beds of onions consisting of strong plants or even sturdier types of salad, such as endives, sugar loaf, red oak-leaf lettuces or thick-leaved lettuces can, with luck, still grow where there are not too many hens without being destroyed or eaten, when there is no lack of other greenery. A large scratching species of mother hen, on the other hand, may even flatten medium-sized maize. Compared with them, these bantams are really very garden-friendly. But we cannot say that they do not scratch! – We must also distinguish between different types of soil here. Light soil is, of course, more vulnerable to scratching.
In Part 1 of Diet and Life I recommended beginners to keep normal sorts of chickens initially for the sake of simplicity and so as to be sure to get a good supply of eggs. We can differentiate more precisely with the now outlined larger circular farms on areas of up to 100 hectares for an extended family growing into a natural tribe:
– Feathery-legged bantams possibly in the life gardens, people’s living areas, the inner ring zone … Comparable to dogs or cats in the old world. The need to protect the bantams from predators is far greater than with larger species. They should without fail be kept out of all areas with predators larger than the mouse weasel. Even cats are able to kill them. They will also die if they fall into ditches or holes.
– Normal chickens everywhere in the avenues, narrow passes and arcades for a better use of rubbish and for a better use of goat, horse and cow feed deliberately together with these animals or separately in individual segments of field to graze, weed and fertilise.
– Guinea fowl in the area of the star-shaped avenues and in all corner and wild areas of the farm which are safe from predators (larger than mungos/stoats). Guinea fowls live mainly on grass seeds and insects. They are excellent guards and immediately give the alarm when intruders enter. Unlike other types of chickens they form permanent couples. Thus it is not necessary to reduce the number of extra cocks constantly. They must not be allowed to come into contact with beehives.
– Ducks only where there is enough water. Possibly also in irrigation channels. They fertilise the water for your plants. There are types of ducks which lay a large number of eggs. But their eggs are not as popular as hens’ eggs. We often make mayonnaise out of them.
(See also P.I. System/Tribal Laws concerning the choice of species and questions on breeding.)
Choose domestic animals carefully!
In general our farms are laid out for domestic animals and are actually not capable of functioning without them, at least in the way described here. It is with concern that I note increasing tendencies in Germany not to appreciate domestic animals and get rid of them. Regular extermination propaganda is also being made especially by animal rights activists and vegans. Yet, it is a gross error to believe we would be able to do without animals or even live better without them. Therefore in this work I hope to be able to show you the manifold importance of domestic animals.
If there are still settlers who believe they can and should do without dairy animals and wool – which I consider to be cruel alone on account of the children – poultry grazing on grass, such as turkeys and geese would also come into question for them. We avoid this large kind of poultry because there are often bad-tempered and biting individuals among them that can frighten children or even be dangerous for them (pecking their eyes). Our life islands are, in principle, planned for children and designed as ideal development areas especially for our smallest ones and their mothers. It is not acceptable that there should be even a single “biter” or “pecker” there.
No predators on the island!
I still find it incomprehensible that people keep predators or dogs which not only frighten children to death but can even injure or kill them. Even if today there are still people who like such perverted animals, I can never permit them on P. Islands. As a warning example I mention here the Australian dingo, which was brought in as a “dog” by settlers a long time ago and became wild. In the meanwhile, the dingo has advanced to killer number one in Australia. Some dingos have become absolute gourmets. They only eat their victims’ livers, which is why they may sometimes kill a dozen sheep or more in a cruel way for one meal!
Choosing plant species:
In principle, with both vegetables and fruits you should be sure to give preference to all good sorts already found on or near your land. But check the quality of the fruit exactly first. Not every indefinable apple on an old tree is a valuable old sort, which are otherwise actually in fashion again today. On the other hand, you can only recognise the quality of a storage apple after it has been stored properly for some months. Then some kinds which are considered inedible and worthless straight from the tree suddenly taste delicious.
But in many regions people actually only fe(e)d apples to pigs. but we, who do not want to live from and with pigs, must, with all fruit and vegetables, always orientate ourselves by the best taste and easiness to digest. Our fruit wood should produce a large quantity in the smallest possible area and also contain a large variety of species and types of the best possible quality. And so you will again and again want to replace numerous fruit trees which are still no good even after the best fertilisation and proper pruning by young trees available on the market or by grafting, possibly even with cuttings from trees in your home country. You should not be too afraid of buying grafted types which allegedly only bear fruit after being sprayed with poison for your islands. Their vulnerability usually results from cultivation mistakes and wrong fertilisers and also the lack of of useful insects in the plantations of the monoculture “profis”. However, it is better to go to traditional, experienced nurseries and avoid expensive, modern potted trees. But even the chain store plants pepped up under artificial and unnatural conditions can, after an initial period of sickness, regenerate themselves and become healthy in natural surroundings, like any person or animal from “civilisation”, if the gardener stops giving them “medicine” and feeds or fertilises them well.
Chance seedlings can often provide good species
Of course you can also grow seedlings and trees yourself. We can leave chance seedlings to grow in our hedges until the first fruit is ripe, or longer. A lot of seedlings only develop optimal fruit quality at an advanced age or with good care and fertilisation. Seedlings are even advantageous in all the double hedgerows filled with plants or twigs, which I here call “filled hedges”, because they send out roots from every part of the trunk and can therefore be filled
Note: With allusion to such similarly filled approx. 1m-wide garden walls made of twigs, which I have christened “filled walls”, and in contrast to those supported at the sides with stakes which need not be planted deep if they are be joined to the opposite ones halfway up to form an H. String or wire can be used for joining but willow shoots are, of course, better. But in the living filled hedges you should use living twigs, which are entwined with one another.
upwards as much as you wish. True, a grafted branch may also develop roots, causing the base to lose its effectiveness, but this is mostly not desired with grafted trees as they then lose their specific qualities.
But you can, of course, graft in branches on to any fruit tree at any place you wish, that means at the top as well or only on single branches. Seedlings or parts of trees without grafted-in branches are preferable for places where you want the trees to grow together or be joined together, for example for living house made of trees.
My daughters are enthusiastic mushroom hunters
Julia with a large lepiota
Below: Joana, who has just
discovered another young boletus edulis
under the oaks
Caution with imported vegetable seeds!
On the other hand, you should be much more careful when importing seeds for foreign kinds of vegetables. For in this way good native kinds which have been grown and adapted over centuries can very quickly get mixed and lost. It is better to get seeds and plants from your neighbours and only import types of vegetables which are not yet in the country.
It is always worth asking experienced neighbours about the sowing and planting times in foreign countries and observing their methods.
But now more details about our most important Paradise Island inhabitants, which help us to create a paradisiacal fruit and vegetable garden as a food and living area for all residents:
Plant individually, in hedges with climbing vegetables in the chicken garden or in a boundary or protective hedge (for example quince+rose, in case of danger from nibbling animals additionally blackberries up to a height of 180 cm, possibly plus vines up to the tops of the apple trees) when animals are grazing. Only permit fruit-bearing branches to grow above a height of approx. 180 cm or slightly higher (trees with tall trunks). Especially young apple trees are at risk from nibbling animals. Shade or climbing plants may be necessary in warm countries, depending on the sort. Very resistant to drought so far in spite of all its weaknesses and a pioneer tree on suitable ground or in wild form especially good on land not used for grazing. It can withstand both large amounts of rain and early or late frost. There should be other apple trees nearby for fertilisation. Two must always flower at the same time.
Kinds tried sucessfully in Portugal and kinds known in Germany
Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Gewürzluike, Gravensteiner, Boscop. – Most kinds from Germany would probably grow successfully on soil adapted to the location in southern climates as well. In future I would especially like to try and import more of the good old Swabian sorts that my grandfather had in his orchard to our island together with the apple wine and barrel – here clay amphora – culture.
Pruning apple trees: In the relevant literature you will find at least five different tree shapes alone for apples, each of which is pruned or “trained” differently. In addition, just an many ways of pruning are mentioned, which are necessary at various times of year but also at different stages in the tree’s life. – I would like to advise you to study this literature and special field but I know from my own experience that, after reading, your head is full of ideas but that certainly does not mean that you have open eyes for your plants and the situation which they are in at the moment. Pruning on its own is, strictly speaking, an extensive subject, a book in its own right. But here we need useful instructions of the simplest kind for P.I System beginners, that means rules explaining the principles rather than schematically technical details.
In any case, we often prune somewhat differently from the experts. True, we also want to have the largest possible crops of fruit in our garden beginning as early as possible and continuing for a long time, but not always and everywhere. Our systems need trees as living links in a food chain for everybody. We need tree leaves for our goats throughout the year, branches to build filled walls, shoots for woven structures, sometimes more shade, sometimes more light, sometimes living supports for climbing vegetables or grapevines etc.
Well be it for anyone who always manages to prune every tree and shrub in their garden at the right time or, even better, to let suitable grazing animals eat them back, in accordance with a plan which considers all the trees and shrubs but which also provides the goats and other grazing animals with food the whole year round! It is a great art to plan self-sufficient gardens in such a way that the goats, sheep, chickens and horses can be allowed into the separate parts of the garden in turn to carry out the necessary pruning and feed themselves – an art that probably nobody on this earth can master at the moment. Constructing houses from living, growing trees is equally unknown. In my opinion, most of the lack of inventiveness and knowledge concerning fields which have natural connections in this technical age stems from the use of machines. If I just forget about my tree clippers and saw, it almost becomes a must to build structures from living trees. Then I cannot always break off the excess branches but have to twist, intertwine and cover them. Then shaping and designing starts almost automatically.
Our gardens are to be regarded as works of art
Successful work in our gardens requires high qualificationsand it means and brings life. But we do not want to aim too high at the start and therefore do not assume that all P.I. System practitioners will become perfect gardeners in the near future and will want and be able to twist and entwine everthing growing in their gardens. Thus everyone should be arrmed with tree clippers and a saw and also some basic principles so that they can both get feed for their animlas from their garden and also learn to prune and look after their trees.
First about apple trees: in order to obtain animal feed we do not only prune them in winter but also while they bear leaves, but we never cut off thick branches, in particular when it is extremely hot or the sun is shining intensively! It is always best to prune in the morning or evening and in general not to remove thick branches in summer. We can still pick leaves in autumn after the great heat is past and can already easily see the flower buds for next year’s fruit. You must, without fail, learn to distinguish the flower buds from the leaf buds on all kinds of fruit trees. Otherwise you may well cut off the following year’s crop! If we take a good look at our apple trees in autumn, we find the flower buds mainly on the more horizontal branches, positioned on small pieces of branch projecting sideways from the main branches at right angles. On the other hand, we scarcely find any flower buds on the vertical, often fast growing shoots but the smaller leaf buds growing close to the branches.There may also be new shoots growing out below from the trunk. If we leave such shoots, they will only bear fruit in two years at the earliest. If we bend these shoots downwards at the right time (not later than June), they will produce more flower buds by autumn. The earlier you bend down the shoots, the softer and more pliable they are. You can often entwine them with our branches, hang something on them, wedge branches in …. Branches that shoot up vertically require a considerable amount of strength and sap which means that the horizontal, fruit-bearing ones may go short of these. Therefore the vertical shoots are often removed. However, apple trees can grow in very different ways and have very different shapes depending on the sort. Thus, there are kinds which still bear fruit on vertical branches (in particular when all the branches grow upwards). Such branches will be bent down automatically by the weight of the apples over the years and will, in turn, develop into typical fruit-bearing branches.
Questions about the tree
When we are considering whether we should cut out this or that new shoot or leave it to bear fruit, we should ask ourselves the following type of questions:
– How much does the tree grow, how big does it want to get? (If we want to “downsize” a tree with strong growth, all the branches left will develop new shoots instead of fruit.)
– How dense is the treetop? Are the new shoots growing in a position where there is room for them to grow? Is the tree’s foliage too sparse? Should it be denser?
– How old and healthy is the rest of the wood on the tree? Should new wood be grafted into the old? Must I even cut off an old fruit-bearing branch in favour of the new one or trim it down to the place where a new shoot is growing out or graft in a new cutting? (A large number of new vertical shoots cause the old fruit-bearing branches to age faster.)
– What is the relation between the trunk and treeop? How much can the trunk bear?
– What position is the tree standing in? Is it at risk from wind? – In that case it should not grow up too high and should be possibly be made to have a short trunk and not too dense foliage.
– Is it at risk from too much sun? – In this case it should rather be allowed to develop denser foliage. Can I make the treetop denser with new cuttings? – Or would it be better to let plants climb on it?
– Where are there still gaps and how can I close them by lowering or raising branches? (It is often possible to make a weakly growing or old horizontal fruit branch grow more strongly to fill a gap by pulling it up and tying it at a sharper angle.)
Bush or tree?
There is a lot to think about, isn’t there? – Also remember that the tree itself mostly knows how it should grow. – Nevertheless, you may and should train every tree in your garden in such a way that it stands in just the place where you need it. You must be the “ruler” and assign everything its place. Otherwise unhealthy competition will arise among the plants with the better ones being the losers. If you want and need a low, sturdy bush, let the lower branches grow from the start. If you require a tree later, simply cut off all the side branches over the course of several years so that the trunk gradually becomes higher. If you want to turn a young tree standing on its own into a tall tree, you will for years have to look after a tall, thin, sensitive trunk that needs to be tied to a support until it can withstand storms to a large extent. Tall, thin young trees are twice as much at risk in hot regions because the sun mercilessly burns the dark wood of trunks in particular. In this case you may also need to paint a
Basic recipe for trunk coating for protection against sun, harmful insects and nibbling by animals: mix clay, whey and fresh cow dung into a paintable paste and apply it on days without rain.
coating on the trunk. – If possible, do not let tree trunks grow taller until they are completely in the shade of the treetop.
Building up the tretop: At the place where the trunk ends three main branches (four with pears, five with fruit with stones) should (finally) branch off at equal distances apart in different directions to form the “normal” top for individual apple trees. There may be a larger or smaller number of branches. We need not try to make trees grow according to a certain pattern. And practice will show that not every tree wants to let itself develop in an equally exemplary way. The differences in growth and appearance are very great already with apple trees. With espaliers or hedges, in turn, you create totally different shapes, such the fishbone spindle, where branches are trained to the left or right side in turn. With our fruit hedges as well, we often train even very long and extremely fruitful side branches horizontally or slightly upwards or downwards. If you want to stop your hedges growing taller you must remove anything growing upwards or bend it downwards.
Note: In our fruit tree hedges you can also adopt the method of bending the long shoots away from the row at a right angle and intertwining them with shoots from a neighbouring hedge, Depending on the type of tree and its similarity to the other tree, such intertwined branches may even grow together to form firm leafy alleys or arcades. (See the chapter on living houses)
It is thus necessary to exercise foresight in thinking and shaping the branches concerning our pruning or non-pruning. We need experience and knowledge of all the requirements and peculiarities of our plants. We can only obtain this if we live continually with our plants without any interruption, gradually developing keen watchfulness coupled with warm sensitivity for all the living creatures and plants present.
Just as you slowly learn a musical instrument, you will also only gradually get to know the tree in its entirety and its individual peculiarities, will be able to imagine what it will look like the following year, know what you want and plan to do with it and act accordingly. You consider the length of the fruiting branches and think about how far each branch will hang down or even snap when it is laden with fruit the following year. Then you prune fruiting branches which are too thin and stick out too far or check if you can connect them to the next tree, thus creating nice arcades or hedges. Then you link them by intertwining the branches or try to connect the sap channels directly by cutting, connecting and binding them together. (See P.I. System/Tree planting)
About the location: You must also consider where your tree is standing. If it is standing on barren soil and is infrequently watered and fertilised, it will not be able to grow many branches. In this case you should not only prune away shoots coming from the trunk and remove old wood but even prune down the yearly increase in growth of the individual fruiting branches. If you fail to do this in such a case, the apples will be too small or will shrivel on the tree. The whole tree would even risk completely drying up in times of drought.
But if the apple tree stands in the vegetable garden and is well watered and fertilised, you should leave the full growth under consideration of the above premisses.
Of course, you should take care of all your plants if possible, which means covering the area around the apple trees’ trunks with a large, well-watered and fertilised circle of mulch if the soil is dry and barren.
What can we do about voles?
Permanent mulch around fruit trees may, of course, lead to other problems in the shape of voles
especially in the spring. Therefore you should always stamp down the earth directly around the trunks especially with young trees and also set traps if you sink into a lot of voles’ passages when treading down the earth. If the roots of a young tree have already been gnawed away so much that the tree wobbles or is even starting to tilt and is not firmly embedded in the ground, you may be able to get it to grow firmly again by tying it to stakes after pruning. But if you do not manage to get rid of the voles, the last resort is to prune back the tree radically, then take it out of the ground and plant it in a tub for a year until it is well rooted again.
Use of apples: Eat them on their own, with (soft) cheese, in muesli, grated in milk, as apple puree, fresh juice/apple milk, cider and apple vinegar.
Also as sparkling apple wine: For this you need pressurised bottles and your sweetest apples (Golden Delicious), which are first made into juice and then fermented with half their sugar content. Then fill the juice into the pressurised bottles and keep them firmly corked until the juice clears. When opening the bottles you should have a glass ready at hand, as with champagne, to catch the liquid that shoots upwards. It is a good idea to make sparkling wine as the fermentation is stopped by the pressure, so it is sweeter and contains less alcohol.
They are prone to have pests on their bark. Can be grafted on to a plum base in places with standing water or in wet years. Choose small purple plums or sloes if you wish to have small trees. (They can also be grown in pots.) It is better to use the peach as a base for grafting in dry regions. (Use whatever grows best in the region.) You can fight the pests on the trunk or bark by grafting the apricot in very high up or into the treetop on the bases mentioned above.
Unlike peach trees, apricot trees do not develop so many small and thin side branches but almost only strong shoots. This is the reason that you should not prune them much. You should prune them when their growth potential has been exhausted and they need thinning and make sure that all the branches can move freely in the wind without rubbing on any other branch.
In my view, the sensitive apricot is the least suitable of all types of stone fruit for being manipulated into different shapes. While sturdy types of plum can grow together if need be through twisting and intertwining their branches, the bark of apricot trees very quickly becomes sick when it is damaged and also when its branches are tied or made into espaliers. However, it can help to have a small protective hedge of roses. Otherwise let the apricot trees stand alone in a sunny place so that you can pay attention to their bark.
Value: Apricots are among the first fruits with an excellent taste in the spring, which is why they mostly disappear from the tree“unnoticed” and never find their way into the kitchen, where they would otherwise be made into a sorbet with fresh cheese or dried.
The pear is a good pioneer tree. It can stand drought and is nevertheless very resistant to standing water, so it can bear both extremes. Large old pear tree are resistant to nibbling from animals and can therefore stand alone on the animals’ grazing land. The wood of the small types of eating pears may, however, be too soft for grazing land. It is a good idea to protect them with quince hedges, as the trunks of the pear trees can thus be strengthened or their branches intertwined with those of the quinces and they can also be directly grafted on to them. In this way it would be possible to have the entire lower area planted with quinces which would then go over into pears above a height of approx 180 cm. Pears are robust enough to assert themselves in “hard” hedges of thorny plants (blackberries, wild plums or sloes, roses …) and can thus also stand in all (boundary) hedges with intensive animal grazing. Wild pear seedlings (and also plum seedlings) often grow in dozens under old trees and can easily be transplanted from there.
The wild types and old species of pear trees with big trunks are much more resistant but often not as tasty as the smaller new market sorts, which even voles fear because of the soft wood of their trunks.
Many types of pear tree do not need much pruning. Above all, remove any sick and dried out branches. But with some fast-growing kinds you have to prune the large number of shoots growing vertically upwards frequently and rigorously. Some kinds of small pears ripen very early (here), much earlier than any kind of apple. Many of the large and sweet pears ripen in the middle of the summer. Other kinds – wild ones as well – are picked when they are still hard and ripen slowly indoors, so that they can be enjoyed in winter. Pear trees can stand the summer heat better than apples and do not need shade. This, on the other hand, means that it is not so easy for them to get their full ration of warmth and light in colder regions.
Use: Many sorts are very nutritious, other contain a lot of sugar. Eat them on their own, with cheese or fresh cheese, preferably with blue cheese. They can be used to make puree, wine and vinegar or dried.
In the south holm oaks, cork oaks and also German ones (red oaks). Very resistant to drought and enduring. They even grow on barren soil. Stony, rocky areas are favourable. Cacti are welcome as the oaks protect them from frost.
Holm oaks have the hardest and strongest wood of all the species of tree I know. Their acorns are not bitter in good locations and years and are also edible for humans. Over the summer the end of the acorns extrude a milky juice on which bees and ants feed. We also need the trees for living houses, their hard wood for parts of many constructions. It is more resistant to animals’ nibbling than other species of oak. Neither are its acorns eaten so quickly by voles.
Cork oaks have less hard wood that also rots easily. On the other hand, their bark is all the more durable and it often remains intact for a long time after the inner wood has rotted away. In this way protected habitations for all kinds of insects and also for bees, owls are continually
Drawing: Multi-purpose cork bark for drinking vessels, baskets, dishes, etc. or as the simplest form of hive for bee-keeping. After reinforcing the cork hives with some (crossed) sticks across the middle inside, set them up in a sunny place facing south-east and protected from rain and wind on geomagnetic intersections. Wait until a swarm of bees moves in or catch a swarm in one of the hives. Leave the bees in peace until they go into the hives on their own. Then take everything out of the hives. Eat the honeycomb and set up the hive again in the spring.
created in areas with cork oaks.Their acorns are also almost or completely free of bitter substances and edible for humans depending on the location, sort and year. I suppose that in sunny years they are free of bitter substances because they ripen completely during the long summers.
Cork oaks are officially protected in Portugal so that no private owners can fell or mistreat them. The cork bark is removed by specialists in nine-year cycles. Their foliage is not allowed to be pruned two years before and after the removal of the bark. During the other years, on the other hand, the oaks have to be pruned. The aim of pruning young cork oaks is, above all, to obtain long trunks without branches. Therefore almost always only the side branches and later, after the bark has been removed, all new shoots growing vertically upwards are cut back so that the ends of the fruiting branches, which often grow exactly horizontally, grow further outwards. It is very impressive to see how old cork and holm oaks sometimes grow enormous horizontal fruiting branches as long as ten metres without their even bending in the slighest. This characteristic also predestinates oaks for the erection of tree houses. Of course, you should branch off the tops of young trees intended for this purpose in as many directions as possible at a height of approx. two metres.
Versatile oaks: Oaks are also suitable for creating sturdy living garden fences or fences and hedges for climbing plants and living houses or even robust stables/stalls or shelters. Imagine dense walls of soft, agreeable and protective cork oak trunks! Just sow an oak wherever you need a post for your fence! Or sow a really dense fence all at one time! The cork oaks’ living “posts” with their soft bark are very agreeable for attaching other fencing material or plants and do not rub.
So that mice do not eat the seeds, you can coat them with all kinds of liquid manure and/or sow them in cut-off plastic bottles and well covered with dung in the desired place.
If we let the oaks become big, we can prune them in the garden area in such a way that their tops only begin very high up so that they stand over all the other fruit trees like a umbrella, protecting them from night frost. – There is no need to be afraid of wind! Oaks can withstand storms well.
Note: We have also sometimes grown mimosas for such purposes. They grew very much in the garden area and had or were able to be pruned frequently but were always soft, safe and pleasant to climb. However, mimosas quickly bring a great deal of darkness and moisture into the garden – especially in countries lacking in sunshine – and send up shoots from their roots everywhere.
As cork oaks are relatively resistant to low steppe fires and when fully grown are also absolutely immune to dryness, heat and nibbling animals, you should always plant a protective belt of these trees in all gardens, which, if animals graze there regularly and supply manure, will also provide an enormous amount of edible mushrooms in wet years. So we should not measure the value of the oaks “only” by their tasty acorns for us and animals and their wood but also include their valuable symbionts, of which I will only mention a few here:
(Bohemian) truffles (pisolithus arhizus) for pickling and in onion salads, dishes ground with pestel and mortar, pastes, etc.
Boletus edulis in salads, dried, as an addition to many dishes, also in vegan sausages, preserves, soups, etc.
Lepiota, which you can dry, eat on their own or rolled in a mixture of ground wheat, egg, salt and spices.
Russula: For all purposes when you cannot find the other above-mentioned kinds.
This species of mushroom and its many sub-species is very common and easy to recognize
as inedible or poisonous ones taste bitter or sharp.
Above: boletus edulis
Centre and below: various puff balls
Knowledge of mushrooms is an important part of our life school, as very good and plentiful food can be obtained from this sector. You can buy one or more books on the subject and attend courses. However, the material appears very complicated and difficult to grasp with the traditional approach. Besides this, most books are only interested in recognising the mushrooms. The value of most kinds of mushrooms is unknown. I am sure that we still have a lot to learn and experience in this field, as the true properties and effects of a foodstuff can only be discovered by us raw eaters.
(More about this in the section on “Mushrooms”)
You can also find the above and many other types of mushrooms directly in your vegetable garden, if you have just one oak standing in or near it, avoid digging over the ground too often and frequently bring in manure and mulch. An abundance of mushrooms is another plus point for our tree garden and our general integration of fruit trees as well in all areas. Of course, it does not necessarily have to be oaks. A lot of mushrooms flourish under other trees as well or even without symbiosis with trees. Incidentally, you must never sow mushrooms but just create a suitable location or soil for each species. (A lot of mulch spread out to rot, leaves, manure, proximity to trees, not too cold and not too warm, protection from the sun, permanent moisture, etc). Mushroom spores are blown round the world to all the places where they can germinate.
We plant or sow German oaks in the wooded or wild areas and also as boundary hedges for grazing areas. The grazing animals like to eat them but oaks can stand having their foliage eaten constantly without dying. (The animals do not nibble the bark.) Sooner or later some of the oaks manage to grow beyond the area the animals can reach, after which they are out of danger. Nobody can harm them during the next 300 years unless they are struck by lightning, burnt down by humans or felled for their valuable wood or firewood or for the tanning agents in their bark. Their wood is
We avoid making fires wherever possible. We do not like the smell of the toxic smoke of any fire. However, there are great differences both in the smell and toxicity of fires and in the quality of the firewood. Oaks and olives provide the best wood for the open fireplaces in old Portuguese houses. Dry oak logs as long and thick as an arm are arranged in a star formation in the initial broom fire and then continually added to the centre of the fire as need be. In this way there is a minimum of smoke. Besides, the fire remains safely in its place and goes out by itself as soon as no more wood is added. You must not burn anything except pure wood. We do not use any paper for lighting either. Fires in stoves where the smoke passes through pipes and chimneys are less natural as a rule and generate more nitric oxide and smoke. That is why they are more toxic. Fuel burning in hot stoves causes that unhealthy, unnatural, stuffy, stinking indoor air, in which people in the north are used to making themselves sick and miserable the whole winter. In general, we do not insulate and heat rooms or houses, live outdoors during the day and go to bed at night. You may remember that in former times there were no windows even in old castles and manor houses, not even in the extreme north. Nobody was cold or froze to death at that time because all people loved life in the fresh air and were used to warming themselves up by the hearth or in the stables if necessary.
very durable for (ship) building purposes. Oak posts also last many years.
The acorns from these oaks contain tannic acid and are not suitable for human consumption. But animals eat them. Their typical oak foliage is an important part of healthy animal feed. Especially cows and goats need it when they have indigestion or diarrhoea
Use: Fresh acorns fall from the tree daily for months and keep a long time out of doors. The ones that are not bitter for humans, the bitter ones for animals. Also in vegan sausages and pastes. Grind dry acorns, mostly mixed with grain or nuts. The bark can be used as medicine for indigestion and for tanning and dying leather.
Here we also tried to import good, old kinds from Germany but found that they could not withstand the strong sun sufficiently. We managed to bring them through the summer in very wet places or well protected under trees but the indigenous sort produced a far less problematic crop in summer and autumn. We plant strawberies in rows on mounds and continually fill the trenches inbetween with straw. Grass must be removed if necessary and they are planted in the most protected parts of our fine vegetable garden, where we also sow out seeds and do not even allow the chickens to enter for most of the year.
Propagation with cuttings from the tree, near walls protected from wind and frost. Also on balks or slopes, above springs or wet places fed by ground water. Fig trees love warmth and need a dry climate, because the fruit splits and rots in rain. It can be, however, that they do not produce any fruit if the weather is too hot and dry. In places where they have continual ground water and warmth and are both protected and well dunged – preferably with human excrement – fig trees bear masses of tasty and nutritious fruit up to three times a year and this ripens in stages so that you have a daily supply. – That is why the fig tree is the tree of life, which should and can stand alone in the best places on the animals’ grazing land (with a shield around the trunks of young trees). The local farmers say that figs can kill goats. However, this can only happen if goats that are starving or hobbled goats which have been kept on poor, treeless fields and insufficiently fed escape and come to a fig tree beneath which masses of half-dry and fresh figs are lying. Then they simply overeat. Such goats can just as well die if they get into a garden of cabbages or a field of half-ripe wheat. In fact, the figs taste so good to us as well and are so sweet that we must be careful during the fig season to eat enough greenery and drink enough milk. Otherwise you can expect to have some pain in your bones and joints or teeth. Figs are not intended to be eaten immediately but are meant to serve as providers of energy and sugar the whole year through. Dried figs soaked in milk are part of the daily diet on our Paradise Islands during times when there is little fruit. During the fig season watch out for people who eat too many of the half-dried figs although a lot of other sweet fruits are still ripe at the time. For the entire sugar requirements cannot always be met by honey alone throughout the year.
Pruning, peculiarities: Figs should not be pruned at all for many years. However, if they get too big and do not get much fertiliser, there is a risk that a large number of the branches will not bear leaves and the whole tree may even die. Therefore the Portuguese occasionally prune their fig trees radically, following which the trees have to build themselves up again completely with a new lease life and produce a lot of figs again. I have also experienced that some people scale off the bark to make fabric. In fact it can happen that goats remove the whole of a fig tree’s bark but it still does not die because its sap is transported in a hollow tube. Nevertheless I would not want to submit my precious fig trees to anything like that just to get material for clothes. – Why do we have sheep whose wool is more valuable than any plant fibres!? – When you plant tree species with hollow tubes, you should not prune the tips of the shoots. If you have to saw off branches, you should never do this in winter!
Culture is said to have first begun with the cultivation of cereals. The question remains as to what culture and if what developed was good and right. Here I would not wish to blame the good durum or kamut wheat, spelt, naked oats, barley, which is important for animals, and rye which grows in almost all climates for this “culture” but on any large self-sufficient farm I would plan a field of each sort of these classic bread cereals, on which animals could graze in rotation. Of course, it is a very labour-intensive procedure to grow cereals without the use of machinery. But often you mainly need the cereals for the animals anyway and so they can be left standing in the fields, which the animals graze on one after another. – This saves an enormous amount of work. At any rate, you will keep a horse or mule for ploughing and harrowing, then you harvest a few sheaves for your own needs, which you thresh immediately and store until it is eaten, and then open the field first to the chickens, then the sheep and lastly to the horses or cows.
Hay and straw: For the usual cereal growing and hay production for the large animals we need spacious, dry barns for storage. Cows, in particular, need enormous amounts of feed and you should consider in general if it is not better to confine yourself to (milk) sheep and goats, which are not so complicated, since they can find almost all the food they need in the fields in a suitable climate.
In my plan for constructing the farm (following chapter) I have, however, provided for spacious storage rooms, hollow spaces built into the stone walls and vaults or simple covered buildings for hay and straw in/along the boundaries (to the rear of the star avenues) of all separate plots and even larger covered areas in possible vaulted passageways in the ring walls, should the former storage facilities not be sufficient. Even if you cannot afford any stone walls or vaults but “only” filled walls made of twigs and sheeting, hay bales, corrugated metal, etc, hay and straw should always
Note: You should sow or plant living houses as early as possible with dense double rows, narrow passageways, arcades and avenues, thus creating natural roofs so that you will later be less dependent on artificial buildings.
be stored as near the field as possible so as to avoid any needless transport and, above all, so that what was taken from the field can be given straight back to the same field in a form refined by the animals’ stomaches. Therefore the best solution is covered, half-open shelters along the walls, which can be filled and slowly emptied by the animals which will later graze on the land and provide manure for the area where the harvest is over. In this way you might just occasionally have to slide open a grille or open a gap to let the animals get to the piles of hay or, if there are also feeding racks or milking stands which can be filled from outside (the avenue), they may be replenished from there. Such passageways in the walls which are open or can be opened lengthwise, also have the advantage that hay can be very well stored along all the (broad) sides of the plots without you having to swallow dust. Anyone who has had to do with one of the usual haystacks knows what I am talking about. If it is not possible from the beginning to solve the dust problem when dealing with hay and straw , it is better not to start keeping large animals. Appropriate planning in advance is even more crucial here for your health and life than in any other cases.
Planners should consider in advance how densely and exactly they can create the network of pathways. If they want to plant double hedges on all sides of all plots of land in the form of narrow or wide avenues or hollow passages from fruit trees, which will later become so dense that living buildings can also be constructed in these side pathways, they must connect these tree species respecting their shape and type to the intended use by animals. Small, narrow arcade houses for the chickens, somewhat larger ones for the goats and sheep, large and wide one for the cows and horses. The distance between the trees and the height of their subsequent lateral intwinement can determine the exact size of the passages for type of animals planned. It is, of course, ideal if the animals also find their food directly in the plots of land reserved for them.
Example: Hens prefer to live and eat near humans. They find their food in waste, dung (human and animal), mulch, under berry bushes, fruit trees, eat cactus figs, olives, insects, grains which fall on the ground in the cereals field, but also grasses, herbs, lettuce and especially cabbage. Ergo, you can actually allow them to be anywhere except for places where delicate vegetables reserved for humans are growing or have been freshly sown. This is why they can also get in (almost) everywhere.
I would use holm oaks, which are resistant to nibbling by animals, for the boundary of cereal fields to be planted in the outer plots of land which are to be grazed in rotation, but the oaks must be protected from goats while they are still young. – You could also plant blackberry bushes in the rows as well. Then we would later have the so-to-speak more natural substitute for cereals standing directly at the edge of the field. For dried acorns can be ground into flour just like grain. Then you might be able to mix cereals, corn and acorns together and grind them for animal feed.
Beware, hedges/arcades can easily become too wild
Here you need a lot of experience and can work well with the animals, especially leaf-eating goats and grass-eating sheep, because you will otherwise scarcely be able to control the growth of extensive fruit hedges or rows of trees together with the fields full of weeds, let alone shape and till them. If I had to imagine today that such avenues would one day again be “cared for” using electric saws and cutters, i.e. with the customary bush-destroying machines which tear up everything, I would rather shelve my ideas and plans for a better world right at the start. As long as people still believe their other “work” is more important and better than working in the paradise garden daily and even exclusively, as long as people still primarily “have to” earn money … it will not be possible to create a better world.
For a long time people have repeatedly tried to find the way back to paradise. Researchers have travelled to the ends of the world and have no longer been able to find a single people on this earth who knew how to live in harmony with nature. They are all wretched and decadent, eat meat and/or use fire! Here you can learn for the first time about a practical life system which at last makes a self-sufficient natural life possible!
Nevertheless, you must calculate in advance how and with what you want to tame – or better form and train – such a farm system. Above a certain height, pruning and shaping arcades and tree houses can involve dangerous acrobatic climbing. It is helpful to build light, mobile scaffolding beforehand or to take other precautions (piles of hay, constructions underneath to break a fall, climbing equipment, etc).
But back to cereals: true, there are other storage techniques out of doors to prevent even unthreshed sheathes of corn from getting too wet outside, but this is a rather risky matter. You do not necessarily want to feed mice and rats, birds, etc. And all your efforts may be in vain if it gets too wet after all or even becomes mouldy.
Apropos mould: Ergot, which can be recognised by the black corn husks, may develop in rye in wet regions and years. And we can expect it here as well as soon as mechanical farming with its fast and sure methods of harvesting, drying, sorting and storing catches up with us. Such ergot poisoning (alkaloids+LSD) made whole villages “crazy” in the Middle Ages and killed a lot of people, indirectly as well, because at that time the perpetrators of that apparent “witchery” were looked for and easily found, since people remembered the “witches” who appeared in their own “hallucinations”. The actual so-called witchcraft of the consumers of poisonous plants at that time did not, of course, by any means consist only in the chance and unintentional consumption of LSD in ergot but at that time especially in the deliberate production of so-called “flying ointments”, which had to contain an exact blend of poisons so that the users could leave their bodies as easily and safely as possible and “let off steam” in the world beyond, that means really do or not do what they wanted to in secret, even if it was otherwise forbidden. This scene of former times could be regarded as a forerunner of the modern drug scene. Incidentally, even today people who, for whatever reason, get into this seemingly still unknown supernatural state, which we also call the “PSI level”, are often committed to mental hospitals and are slowly tortured to death with electric shocks, are tied down for weeks, which is known as “fixation”, subjected to brain operations, etc. The so-called dark ages are by no means a thing of the past. All the bad or possessive spirits are still the same and continue to act more than ever on all sides involved. – But today they are better camouflaged and often wear white coats.
You can be rightly horrified that children used to be killed or taken from their graves to obtain fat for these “flying ointments” but even this abomination continues today. Abortion and the use of foetuses in cosmetics are everyday occurrences! In medieval times people used such macabre ingredients to make it possible to make a spiritual trip to the desired hells or orgies and also really to meet the devil. (Note: Anyone who wants to meet him can also do it with fat from pigs!) Today’s modern witches establish similar connections with drugs and their make-up without the slightest pangs of conscience and probably without even knowing about such things. Individuals who are possessed and also entire “modern” societies know nothing about their mistakes in this respect but defend, justify, protect, suppress, conceal, deny … their “sore points” often so stubbornly that they would rather die than admit or abandon them. (See also P.I. System/Forum 1)
About cereals again: These can, as the above digression showed, provoke a certain “social impact”, that means have a very changing and determining effect on a society. It has been clear to us for a long time that our diet is decisive for our situation, for the kinds of diseases and even for the psychic characterististics of people at their time. Nevertheless, people are not the sum of the food they eat, their natures are not determined by their bodies’ chemistry but exactly the reverse. According to their situations and natures, people change their diets so that their body chemistry and cells are in harmony with their mental states and natures. Therefore the reason why a lot of people absolutely do not want to eat and live naturally is primarily mental and not only physical (addiction, toxification) and is due to obsession.
People can and could not always freely choose and grow their food themselves, so that they unwillingly became victims of toxification and demonisation and are becoming so more and more, especially today. When food used to be short during the times when witches were persecuted, people just had poor cereals to live on – potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes were not yet available – which were ruined by cooking and baking …. nobody was able to escape the general madness or the typical symptoms of toxicity and thus the diseases caused by such a diet. A one-sided diet of (poor) cereals caused, for example, leprosy, the plague or the so-called St. Anthony’s fire (poisoning with ergot or rye where the limbs fell off) but today as a result of perfect storage and husking (white flour) we have other types of diseases, in which, however, similar physical and mental symptoms still occur so that, for example, the circulation in the extremities no longer functions properly and the body starts to fester and rot and mentally that people become depressed, lethargic and sluggish and carry a lot of problems with them in their lives.
People who eat their food raw notice the leaden heaviness caused by many kinds of cereals, remark how indigestible they are and also feel the mental effect immediately. They can recognise especially the considerable differences in taste particularly with wheat, at least 90% of what is offered today we would classify as inferior and inedible because of the excessive gluten content. People who eat cooked food do not notice any of this and eat what the bakeries provide with artificial aromas, then get the widespread diseases from toxic deposits and are no longer in full possession of their mental potential and fine senses because this food thickens their blood and makes it dark and heavy.
Therefore, we can and should restrict our consumption of cereals – at least of inferior sorts – but not stop eating them altogether. Combined with other ingredients (for example, greenery, oil, salt, onions, garlic, yolk of egg, potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, pickled vegetables ….), that means in wholefood dishes, cereals are not only edible but very valuable.
So let us again look for the best and tastiest sort of wheat and continue to grow it. In addition, let us cultivate the types of (naked) oats and (naked) barley which contain no or little gluten, especially all types of corn from the short kind with small kernels to the tall broomcorn, all types of millet… and in addition plant chick peas, lentils and peanuts, which are excellent raw, dry slices of Jerusalem artichokes and grind them into flour, collect acorns and chestnuts, take seeds from the opuntia etc so that we are no longer dependent on cereals containing gluten. Then we will enjoy wheat when it tastes good to us and no longer from sheer habit and lack of alternatives. – And we are then also able to grow this small quantity of cereal ourselves.
So we grow as much as we can of all sorts of cereals and then feed them to the chickens when the winter is over if we did not need them after all.
This is known in Germany as material for making brooms. Here all pieces of hot, dry wasteland are covered with types of broom. The Portuguese are afraid of it because of the risk of fire. Broom does indeed burn very readily and is therefore suitable for lighting fires for heating without the need of additional lighting material. Dry broom bushes are a source of free fuel everywhere in winter and as they dry again within a short time even in rainy weather, they do not need a special storage place.
As already indicated, these options are not very important for us, however. We appreciate broom because it can grow anywhere without water, provides food for the animals – goats also eat its seed pods – and bundled in sheaves it can be used to make a roof similar to a thatch but with a somewhat steeper angle. It can also be used to make baskets.
Completely frostproof. It can withstand drought for a certain time, then loses its leaves. Here it should be planted in warm locations on north-facing slopes, in frost hollows, wet valleys and also on the banks of streams. It is always best to plant several sorts in a row or block for optimal cross-fertilisation with the help of the wind. The main wind direction = the fertilisation direction. The typical hazelnut hedges produce a lot of shoots and branches but not so many nuts as the small trees. Hazelnut hedges or arcades provide nesting places und shelter for birds and chickens. We plant hazelnut bushes in all the nearer (chicken) areas along the walls where there is shade. (Opuntia in the sun) In hedges they can be used to divide pieces of land but chickens and sometimes goats can get through them.
Can withstand drought only to a certain extent. The canes will increase considerably in number if they have sufficient water and fertiliser (mulch). A thick layer of mulch also protects them from drying out. If you are anxious to be able to pick a lot of berries without effort you should tie them to wires in a row at least in the first year – they will break out in the second. After the crop has been picked the old canes should be cut out and fed to the animals. A large number of new shoots will then come out of the ground. Such shoots which grow without any problem can either be transplanted or left in the spot where they started to grow. Two parallel quince hedges with a free corridor about 1m wide between them for the raspberries will keep the canes upright and are suitable for the chicken garden area.
The raspberry hedge is a light hedge not resistant to animals’ nibbling for the vegetable garden and the tree nursery, since it provides frost protection for vulnerable small trees or seedlings and can easily be removed or used as animal grazing later.
Black and red currants, jostaberries and gooseberries:
Red currants are common in the south. They can form the lower part of fruit tree hedges in all watered rows of trees in the inner parts of the garden. These hedgerows provide protection for all small animals and also allow them to pass through. For gardeners they are also more agreeable than thorn hedges (roses, wild roses, raspberries, blackberries …). You can simply leave any weeds you pull out under the bushes as mulch. Currant bushes are resistant to wind and cold and can easily be propagated with simple shoots.
Red currants should stand in the intensive garden area or between the rows of trees on the nearer plots of land, while blackcurrants can also be planted in the outer pieces of land which are used for grazing in autumn and winter. They can be planted in large quantities everwhere it is too cold and wet for grapevines. Sheep, in particular, do an excellent job in pruning the blackcurrant bushes in winter.
Redcurrants, on the other hand, need to have whole branches which have got too old cut out. – The sheep are not able to do this. For they simply eat any new shoots up to a certain thickness.
It is easy to plant large areas with currants, gooseberries and jostaberries simply by taking shoots from existing bushes. Picking and processing the berries is, of course, more time-consuming. – This is, however, only a problem for people from civilisation who do not (yet) have enough time for their garden. All the berries are sheer power packages of energy and taste. If you plant large areas with these berries, you not only have excellent places for your goats, sheep and chickens to feed but you can also produce berry wines of prime quality in conjunction with your own bee-keeping and honey production.
Gooseberry bushes are somewhat smaller than currant bushes and are able to break through hard soil.
On the other hand, jostaberries are larger. A bush can easily reach a height and width of two metres.
In the dry southern regions all these types of berries usually occupy a secondary position to grapevines, although the small berries are good gap-fillers in the fruit supply in the spring and in winter as well in warm regions.
Of course, it is better to plant wild (or cultivated) vine cuttings to have large fields of a foodstuff which is still green in the great heat in summer using. Sheep and chickens look after such large vineyards very well because they only eat the not so sour vine foliage but all the undergrowth. Chickens scratch away all the undergrowth, which is very favourable for the vines, as more sun and warmth then gets to them but they also eat ripe grapes near the ground.
Their cultivation is similar to that of plums. However, they should be treated more carefully and in particular, hardly pruned when they are young. They want to get to the ground water, which is why meadows near streams and places near the banks of streams are favourable. The ebony tree should not be allowed to grow too tall in spite of its astounding fruit-bearing strength when fully laden with its heavy, juicy fruit. Kakis are the last fruit to ripen in the year, together with quinces, before citrus fruits and olives. They can be picked while still hard and green before too severe frosts and stored in a single layer in boxes. They will then ripen up to February. The ripe fruits are soft and jelly-like. If they are not fully ripe, kakis have an astringent effect, are hardly edible and can provoke nausea or vomiting.
From this group of drought-resistant plants for hot regions we choose the opuntia or fig cacti with their blue or yellow fruits. They can be planted everywhere the burning sun threatens to dry out the soil by merely placing a leaf on the ground and weighing it down with a stone or by burying between a third and half of the leaf in the ground. And in such a way that the midday sun does not shine on the broad side of the leaf.
Note: Propagation from seed is also possible., but more difficult. The small plants should always grow densely and only be thinned out when they threaten to press each other out of the seed box.
That means virtually against the sun. Even though these cacti can stand a lot of heat, their leaves are not completely immune to sunburn if they are standing at an unfavourable angle. For planting you should take the older leaves or parts which have already become woody. We grow opuntia from one trunk and in the same way as with trees constantly cut off leaves for the animals and young ones for our midday meal. The plants prefer to bear fruit on every new fully grown leaf from the previous year. However, you can still regularly remove some of the new leaves. Mostly so many fruits are left that the cacti still sometimes collapse under their weight.
The opuntia with blue fruit can stand frost of up to -10ºC for a short time if there is a thaw during the day. The yellow ones are somewhat less frost-resistant.
Locations: On all south sides of walls. In stony or rocky areas. Under trees with thin foliage, oaks are good. Advantageous on the other side of the wall from stalls/stables and in places when chickens scratch and excrete. You should ensure that there is always a thick layer of mulch and plant the wood of cactus leaves with two metres between the rows and 2.5m between the leaves or even 3m with the large blue ones. You can also plant the yellow ones with 2m between the rows and the individual leaves but then the wood may become too dense later so that it is difficult to transport the leaves to feed the animals. You can easily cut 50 kilos of leaves daily from even a small cactus plantation.
Use: Many uses for people and animals, as not only the leaves and fruit taste good but the many seeds can also be used like cereals for chickens and humans. No other plant that I know possesses such strength and versatility and above all produces such a yield. In addition, the leaves are available throughout the year without needing to be stored in a barn. Some of the fruit can even be left on the plant for a long time. Opuntia can grow in a lot of places for which no use could previously be found. The gel has a medicinal use if you cut the leaves and rub it on your skin.All cactus leaves contain a large quantity of gel and so can also be used as a substitute for oil. – That is why salads from sliced cactus leaves should never have an oil dressing but only vinegar, salt and ground (pea-)nuts – You can drink the squeezed fruit juice as it is or ferment it. A thick layer of fruit foam on the freshly squeezed juice tastes like fruit pudding. If you use selected cactus figs of inferior quality as well, the fermented juice will not become wine but “only” vinegar.
Here we can recognise once again what is important on our life islands, and that is to exploit all conceivable possibilities of every single plant.As soon as we manage, for example, to find a practical method for separating and drying the pips from the marc (remains of grapes after pressing) we will be able to produce simply and surely obtainable cactus cereal, which will at least make us less dependent on the cultivation of other cereals.
Other sorts: We also have a candelabra type of cactus with long spikes that we call “toothpick cactus” because its spikes can be made into the best toothpicks. This sort also provides needles for all purposes, even for sewing. Its small green shoots are very popular with children. But woe betide a child that falls into the needles! Then you want to ban them to a place where they are actually only needed to create an inpenetrable fence. Neither people nor animals can get over a wall of candelabra cacti several metres in width.
Cannot tolerate standing water. That is why it is better to plant them on slopes or balks. It takes some years before purchased cultivated cherry trees can stand dryness. You will certainly want to plant some black and red cherry trees in the garden areas alone because of their taste and the sure crop – you have to be tolerant towards the birds. They can also stand in the grazing area but are not sufficiently resistant to nibbling from animals until they have developed big trunks. But with cherry trees it is always worth regularly painting their trunks with a protective coating because they will otherwise often be attacked by bark pests as well. The trunks of more or less all stone fruit trees need protecting and are vulnerable to wounds from rubbing.
It is better to grow cherries further out, for example in the grazing area, from wild cherry seedlings and then graft in cultivated sorts into the treetop when it has grown above the animals’ nibbling area. It is easy to propagate and make grafts with cherry seedlings.
Seedlings from wild cherries and even more from sour cherries are very resistant to drought and less demanding from the start and therefore should always be included among the pioneers (as well as oaks, pines and eating chesnuts, etc.) in areas where a belt of wood is only sown.
Use: Best eaten fresh from the tree. As they ripen early, cherries are important as one of the first fruits.
(See also “Cereals”) We sow sun corn in all hot times. Sorts with small kernels (for chickens!) which do not grow up tall can be very resistant to drought. Mixed culture on unwatered fields with water melons, pumpkins, sunflowers, millet …, also directly on the field for feeding domestic animals.
We grind soft or not very hard corn into a fine puree and eat it with oil and salt or in soups.
Can withstand dryness and heat. Can even survive in the cactus area but then, of course, does not produce very many almonds. We plant single trees and let them grow up so that it is easy to prune them and pick their nuts and we also grow them in the grazing area. The animals only like the young leaves. If you do not prune almond trees, you must expect great fluctuations in crops (alternance) or a lack of crop. Build up a treetop on five or six main branches. In autumn cut out all the old wood that has no or only a few fruit buds. It is best not to cut off too long shoots but bend them down in an arch from the tip. For these long shoots can become the best fruit-bearing branches in the following year. We should leave all the fruit produced on the tree. Its trunk will usually be able to bear it. Here it is not like with peach trees where often only a selection of the best fruit can be allowed to ripen so as not to put too great a strain on the branches and trunk.
Use: Very fine and valuable nut with a good taste for all purposes. The hard shell can be cracked with a stone and mostly protects the almonds so well that the mice cannot eat them.
Are propagated and grown like figs. There are various kinds, some of which produce a large crop, which should all be planted. They can stand in any area, also as single trees. Plant mulberry trees for breeding silkworms in groups. As with figs, fabric can be made from the bark of certain species.
With some kinds, the fruits are the first to ripen in the year while others bear fruit throughout the summer. The fresh fruit is very popular with humans and animals, especially with birds, and it can also be dried or made into wine.
Melons and pumpkins:
As I am not writing a gardening encyclopedia but above all wish to write what is not or rarely to be found in other works, I can only briefly describe some of the plants which are our partners. – We grow water melons in the hottest and sunniest spots on the naked, hot soil like in the desert. If moisture or dew comes from below at night and the trenches or humps for fertilising and watering are well supplied with nutrients, water melons will even grown without being watered. Of course, it is better to water them in trenches along the melon humps which should be been dug in such a way that they catch water if it should rain. You can also dig round hollows for fertilising and planting along the sides of the watering trenches which just need to be filled when you water. This is a good way to prevent nutrients possibly being washed away by frequent flows of water.
We use almost the same fertilising hump technique for pumpkins. The tasty local kinds with orange flesh can stand and also need a certain amount of sun if they are to ripen properly. Only fully ripened pumpkins can be stored until spring. Otherwise you can also well use all half-ripe pumpkins fresh or in pickled preserves.
When growing melons and pumpkins, you must remember that they require a huge area and check where they could be grown at the side or as a later crop. In this case I recommend potatoes and/or sweet corn, because both of them might already be ripe when the pumpkins start spreading into the beds from the side. Species of pumpkins which are somewhat accustomed to drought and/or water melons can be sown directly together with these in not too barren unwatered maize fields with some residual moisture over the summer. In this case you will only get small or very small fruits, which, however, ripen very well and have a very good taste.
Please be extremely careful if you grow more than one kind. All types of pumpkins mix immediately even if there is a relatively big distance between them. The large, striking flowers of courgettes and pumpkins attract bees and bumblebees over long distances and obstacles so that they can be fertilised, especially in summer which is otherwise lacking in flowers.
Use: We use the spaghetti grater to grate the the valuable pumpkins into strips as long possibleso as to produce all kinds of different dishes similar to the well-known spaghetti, only raw and in a natural state. There are, however, kinds which taste disgusting and can even provoke vomiting and these should be kept away from your garden unless you want to feed the pigs with them.
Also consider the seeds of all types of pumpkins and melons as potential sources of fat or oil for humans and melon seeds can also be used as a popular addition to chicken feed in autumn and winter.
Bushy tree with fruits containing oil for many purposes. Indispensable especially during the southern winter. The enormous value of olive trees is greatly under-estimated today because people almost “only” know its use as oil and preserved olives. Further possible uses are presented for the first time in P.I. System/Diet and Life Part 1 or in “Natural Farming”.
Olives can be propagated with shoots and seeds. You can also improve unsatisfactory wild trees with too small fruits by grafting. Although it is actually a berry bush, olives can be grown as trees to stand on animals’ grazing fields. Only in the field area is there, as a rule, room for the sun-hungry olive trees which are not harmed by drought and slight frost. – On the contrary, only after the first frosts does the oil content increase to the considerable amount of 10% oil extract.
Olive orchards as habitats for (domestic) animals: Grazing or dunging by animals is important for olive orchards. The ideal method for dunging these trees is to use mobile pens so that while sheep are grazing in the olive groves they can be fenced in around different trees over night so that the trees are fertilised in the optimal way. I have got the impression that olives orchards without grazing animals actually start to ail and often die. Of course, olive trees also pay back well for the dung given by the animals and for being freed from weeds. They always provide a good reserve of foliage for animal feed, especially for goats, both in times of drought and in winter. Falling olives provide food especially for chickens, which scratch away weeds under the trees. The olives remaining on the trees provide food for many kinds of birds in winter. However, these birds then fall prey to the large number of huntsmen on Thursdays and Sundays.
Care of olive trees: Olive trees are to be treated like berry bushes, i.e. cut out all the old shoots constantly. The Portuguese cut back the trees radically every fourth year so that only a few outer branches remain and then let them grow and bear fruit for three years. In this way there are three years with a full crop and one year without a crop. We have never liked this radical pruning and a lot of trees which are often already weak die because of pruning mistakes which beginners always make.
But we , too, make sure that the trees do not grow too much and lose their strength. But where the olive trees are well dunged, that means in the near and garden areas, in chickens’ scratching places etc. we let them grow into large, stately, shade-giving trees whose constant crops of fruit yield many times more than the smaller plantation trees. But we still completely understand the plantation owners’ practice. They want to have small trees which make picking more practical. (The professionals pick with large nets and nowadays with machines that shake the trees or beat down the olives.) That is why they cut out any shoots that want to grow upwards and make the top grow outwards, widthwise. They always leave the old main branches and only cut off new upward shoots and dry or old sideshoots so that finally there often remains only some healthy young foliage outside at the end of the shoots, which must then in no case be pruned away because otherwise the whole branch will not have any more sap and will die.
One problem with radically pruning the whole olive orchard is that all the foliage and thus our best winter feed for the goats falls from the trees in one go. That should be avoided. – If we are properly organised, however, we can radically prune just as many trees as the grazing animals can continually eat the foliage of. Then when all the olive trees on one piece of land have been pruned and their foliage eaten, we will proceed to another place with the goats/sheep and perhaps let the horses and donkeys in. Donkeys have no problem in eating branches as thick as fingers and trample down the rest. They are,so to speak, the “shredders” in our system of using animals as gardeners.
Ergo: If you have sufficient time to look after the trees, you will prefer to constantly cut out shoots in the cooler season, thus slowly and continually rejuvenating the olive trees according to the number of shoots and their requirements os that you can always live under nice big olive trees.
Incidentally, the largest of our olive trees with the densest foliage serve as a place for our chickens to sleep. It is every time a mystery to me how they can come down from the trees dry after storms and heavy rain.
Unfortunately olive groves are being cut down everywhere today although they should be protected like no other plantation. For it takes a long time for the young trees to become so strong that they have grown above the nibbling area of the grazing animals.
Concerning processing and use see Diet and Life, volume 1 and the appendix about diet. – Olives preserved, dried, olive cocoa, olive oil, olive cosmetics….. old oil for oil lamps.
Ban on life!: In the wake of the internationalist coercive rule of conglomerates which is also spreading over Portugal (via EC), all traditional oil mills which had previously worked in a largely natural way were forcibly “renovated” or closed when they did not want or were not able to comply to the new norms. What is now produced industrially there fits perfectly into the large range of other products harmful to health in the supermarkets. I would like to express the sharpest criticism of this new example in a long series of crimes by the Internazis to destroy the population in which, after forbidding production of real milk and other products, they have generally prescribed the killing and sterilising of our food and recently have also taken away our good oil. We see here how the financial powers which enslave and destroy our nations in collaboration with those people who are neurotic about hygiene and bacteria are waging a outright war against the health and life of the population. Nobody today is yet able to estimate how great these crimes are and how devastating their impact because everybody is still under the numbing and destructive influence of Internazi rule (whose product is the unnatural world of compulsive consumption) and even support or keep/enforce the obviously unjust laws, Only because of this can these criminals still commit the most serious of crimes against the nation’s health with impunity. Here are some of these unjust laws to remind you:
– Ban on producing oil in a traditional way or privately
– Virtual ban on free planting of vineyards and natural production of wine
– Ban or virtual ban on production of natural dairy products
– Compulsory vaccination (= poisoning and making idiots out of people and animals.)
– Medical “monitoring” or compulsory treatment of all domestic animals including bees as well as humans.
Ergo: This is a ban on life!!! – “Natural life”? “Free-market economy”, “Human freedom and basic rights”…. where are you? – Further bans such as, for example, breast-feeding by mothers or entering woods and natural areas are being prepared.
Question: Are we going to let ourselves be put in our coffins by the Internazis & Co., made into slaves and idiots our whole lives long, be tortured slowly and endlessly to death without uttering a sound in protest? The hygienists, now in collaboration with the micro-/technowaves are condemning us to lingering illnesses in misery, killing our children or murdering their souls in a ghastly non-environment hostile to life.
Here I cannot advise you to do this or that to put a stop to these crimes. But through my books I may be able to arouse a certain awareness of this kind of world terrorism by manipulating food.
We might be able to make the advocates of all harmful products and methods (more) harmless by simply serving them with their own products. We could, for example, “treat” them with long-life milk or exclusively with sterile food, radiation from mobile phones, frequent vaccinations, operations, medicine …, deprive them of any responsibility and positions and intern the most stubborn”cases of greatest danger to the public” where they have hitherto forcibly treated or adapted sensitive people, namely in psychiatric institutions.
Sensitive to standing water, cold in spring, moisture and wind. In adverse locations it can be grafted on to more adjusted bases and thus improved. Just see what kind of stone fruit does best on your land and then use this as the base for the more sensitive peaches and apricots.
We can also sow peaches in dense rows to obtain animal feed, in which case we pay less attention to the fruit formation and simply cut what we need.
A lot of peach kernels which have been sown give really good fruit trees. Many small wild peach trees which may result from crossing peaches with other types of stone fruit (almonds) can also often be useful because firstly, they are often ripe at a time (in the hot summer) when other peaches do not bear fruit and secondly, are good for drying.
The typical kinds of cultivated peaches are mostly only suitable for eating their fruit fresh or as puree. We like eating a mousse or sorbet from peaches and fresh cheese. Nectarines are a tasty variant of cultivated peaches.
If we want to deliberately trim the cultivated peach to produce a larger crop of fruit, we have to remove most of the thin shoots and above all leave the strong new shoots, on which good fruit can then ripen in the following year. In autumn you can already see the fruit buds, which consist of three parts, on these strong new shoots. When the tree is fully grown, you can even prune these fruit-bearing shoots down to two leaves above the last peach in early summer, if necessary.
If peach trees are not pruned and not given much fertiliser, they gradually lose their foliage from the centre. Then we only see trees without many leaves and a lot of thin or already dead branches and only weak new shoots on the outside on the almost leafless branches. Then there are hardly any quality fruit buds with three parts.
With peaches it is also important to leave just as many branches with shoots as the tree needs to be provided with sufficient sap at least until the fruit ripens.
Peach seedlings can also be used as supports for grapevines to climb on, which is especially good for white grapes. The shoots very quickly grow into medium-sized trees and the gradual loss of leaves in the unpruned treetops leaves the grapevines enough sun to ripen fully. Depending on the type of grape and the weight of the vines, most of the branches may drop right down or many of them may break off so that it will then be easy to pick the grapes. After picking them you should prune them or let goats and/or sheep “ravage” the plants, after which both the vines and the peaches will have been sufficiently pruned.
We do not have such a large choice of trees for climbing plants in the best, that means hot and dry places for grapevines. Besides the oak, the wild peach is one of the few that can survive there.
In the near garden area I also recommend peach seedlings for climbing vegetables, especially beans. As peach trees can/have to be radically pruned anyway, it does not matter if runners of runner beans or scarlet runners beans are cut off as well. In this case it is also favourable that peach trees can stand relatively close together in a row. However, they are not very suitable for purposes of intertwining to make arcades or tree houses, as their old wood can die very quickly, they have to be replaced frequently and do not grow to be either very old or very large. But you can use peach trees as a kind of preliminary culture for subsequent tree house rows. They grow very quickly and are already aging when other trees (such as figs, olives, oaks…) in your fruit hedges are only just gradually growing out of their childhood phase.
Very many types exist. The trees survive periods of standing water and also early frost better than peaches and apricots, but hardly bear any fruit in this case. When planting, remember the sometimes enormous size of plum trees. It is best to plant them singly. You can also plant them in hedges in the grazing area as a protection against nibbling animals. It is more difficult to pick the fruit of tall plum trees growing up out of hedges but they are often spared the otherwise frequent attacks by pests. In regions with severe storms make sure that the trees are not too tall but rather grow in width. Thus you can grow plum trees like roofs to provide shade. For this you merely have to prune the upward growth occasionally. Let young trees develop five or six main branches. Where there is a risk of wind, the trunks should be short. Always carefully rid the inner parts of the trees of dry and too thin branches and leave fruiting wood for many years. It will usually bear fruit for some years until it dies of its own accord. Prune or let the animals bite off fruit-bearing branches which hang down too low as they will come down even further under the weight of the fruit. Let the tree rejuvenate slowly but constantly.
Plums often propagate themselves with runners and seeds and are easily transplanted and grafted. They can be intertwined but are more suitable for hedges than for arcades. Wild species of plums, among them sloes, have a lot of prickles and can form dense and stable hedges in the outer areas, which can be made into better fences for keeping in animals if they are intertwined in all directions and “stuck” in the ground when they are still young. This is done by sharpening the ends of young shoots, bending them downwards and sticking them in the ground again so that another runner is created.
Sorts/Use: A lot of purple, yellow, green, red, small and large early and late … sometimes very sweet. Lower and smaller types are small purple plums which also exist in a number of delicious variants. One sort (Wengenheimer) reminds me of the taste of mangos. We also call plums minimangos. They are a complete substitute for this tropical fruit. Many sorts are good for drying, others make excellent plum puree, which we prefer to all other fresh fruit purees as a sweet addition to our midday meal.
(See also the chapter on “Oaks”) A considerable and very tasty part of our range of natural food can/should consist of fungi. If the ground in our orchards is not dug over much but frequently mulched, there will soon be an abundance of different fungi. Besides, we can obtain the same plentitude of fungi on all land where hoofed animals graze but during the mushroom season (warm, humid climate in spring and autumn) no large animals should be allowed to graze on the land or at any rate only goats and sheep.
The special culinary or medicinal value of most fungi in their raw state, in salads, dried …. but above all in fermented vegetables is little known and has scarcely been investigated. (In the 20th century people had soooo many more important things to investigate.) People who only eat mushrooms boiled or fried will scarcely ever be able to discover or get to know their specific character and usefulness but will have to be extremely cautious with them, since when the mushrooms are prepared in this way they can stuff large quantities into themselves without even realising how they actually taste. A lot of fungi are “extremists”, that means they possess enormous quantities of certain unusual substances and therefore develop a strange taste. Depending on the requirements of your organism, you may therefore want to eat three of a certain mushroom on one day and then you are also able to, but on the next day feel nausea after eating only half one. Since this instinctive block is regularly ignored when food is cooked and excessive quantities are almost always consumed, a large number of fungi are considered to be poisonous although it is absolutely possible to eat them in limited quantities. There are only a very few poisonous fungi of which you should not even try a small piece raw. And even these, for example the death cap toadstools are still used in medicine (for example for fighting cancer). – So I hope you will be encouraged to try certain types of fungi which are easy to recognise without running the risk of being made liable for any cases of poisoning, which in my opinion do not always occur because of confusion but also for the reason explained below. The so-called specialists are in fact today still not in agreement about the toxicity of fungi because a lot of the species which cross with each other and stand on different kinds of soil are simply by no means constant and identical in their contents. In specialist literature a lot of fungi are simply suspected of being poisonous under the motto “we do not know exactly”. There still a lack of information today about the usefulness of most kinds. Research has concentrated mainly on recognising and distinguishing countless species. And even this is by no means always useful and informative because to my knowledge most sub-species have simply arisen from mixing/crossing of similar kinds. Even kinds which appear to be distantly related can in my opinion mix when they have similar requirements regarding location and climate (soil temperature and moisture). The mixing of the giant lepiota and types of leucoagaricus, for example, results in smaller types of lepiota such as field lepiota. If these field lepiota, in turn, pair with even smaller sorts, let us say psilocyben, this may result in even smaller sorts of lepiota, whose contents may no longer be so harmless. It all depends which parent dominates regarding content! The differences
Note: Here I must note that up to now I have had absolutely no support for my theory and am not sure either if I can and may dare here to put forward theories for specialists. The observations described here have, however, become clearer and clearer to my eyes every year. I have continually been able to recognise a relationship between many fungi to be found in one place concerning both their appearance and their taste.
between specimens of russula appearing after each other in the same place can easily be explained by this way of seeing things: first of all only russula with a good taste may appear in one place. Then some weeks later these russula will suddenly have a sharp taste and/or their tops may be a slightly different colour. If you look round a bit, you will find what has caused the changes, perhaps even in several gradations further away. One or several types of amanita may have appeared which has caused the change in the colour of the russula’s caps and has even given some of them a collar or produced isolated flakes or residual casing on their caps. So we can, of course, no longer call these hybrids “russula”, as they may have a amanita pantherina or amanita muscaria in their family, but have, in turn, to look for many other of the countless kinds of fungi in the thick books on fungi, often without finding a species which exactly matches the one in question, and besides their value and contents are mostly unknown. – But actually they cannot really be known at all or even classified according to norms for the very reason that it is not possible to find out exactly what fungi carried out the fertilisation and what degree of purity or proximity existed in relation to the typical, standard species of fungus.
I therefore also see proof for my mixing theory in this seemingly infinite variety of species and sub-species.
If you take my simple hypothesis of the mixing of the species into account, you will at any rate be able to undertand why the content, value and also the toxicity of fungi can be so different and controversial. New sub-species are simply being created all the time and these adapt themselves to their locations and in addition may also differ on account of the content or purity of the soil! Therefore we actually have no guarantee that certain sorts always have a good taste and are suitable for human consumption while others always have to be deadly poisonous.
Let’s take a closer look at this “poison”:
With a lot of fungi their poison is only connected with digestive problems which their consumption may but does not have to cause. Why? – Of course, people have more or less good digestion. Even one and the same person has good and bad times of day or digestive phases in general. A person whose body requires the substances to be found in fungi will also be able to digest them well and will like smelling and eating them.
– But the preparation and combination of fungi with other vegetables is crucial. If sufficient aids to digestion such lemon juice, vinegar, onions, salt …. are used or they are coated in raw egg yolk, salt, flour and spices, everybody can better digest all fungi, including edible mushrooms, that means eat more of them. Any meal can contain a certain proportion of fungi. And even if there are some slightly poisonous ones among them, the very small quantity and their being combined with raw food dishes very rich in vitamins is often enough to neutralise the toxic effects. A plentiful amount of good red wine with a well-oiled fungus dish is also beneficial.
Now you will think that eating fungi is in general a very dodgy and uncertain matter, which it is better to leave alone. However, it is not the aim of my explanations to wish to create such an impression! – We do not wish and are not able to do without mushrooms. If we look at the world situation without any illusions, we come to the conclusion that times of extreme need are looming, during which we will no longer be able to exclude any native source of food growing wild!
Besides there are actually sorts which everyone can recognise in any place without absolute certainty alone on account of their outward characteristics and know they have certain characteristics regarding content and are either poisonous or not. But you should still always remember that any species is hardly ever purely a closed species for itself but always appears in numerous variations and sub-species.
To give an example, we want to have a look at boletus, which experts have split into various sub-species. Wouldn’t it be easier to regard these boletus variations as the results of other kinds of boletus having crossed? (Hier habe ich ein paar Sätze weggelassen, weil ich im Englischen Steinpilz und Röhrling scheinbar beide boletus heißen). Well, here I do not wish to interfere with the work of “mushroom connoisseurs”, who prefer to give names to the thousand kinds (there are far more than this). But you can also make a thing more complicated in order to make it inaccessible to the “ignorant.” (This is a popular game with all researchers and scientists.) At any rate you will not have any big problems if you eat cautiously using our way of getting to know all boletus. There are no deadly poisonous ones among them. Merely avoid any boletus with white caps and red stems (boletus satanas) and one which resembles a boletus from above (tylopilus felleus), whose stems are, however, rathermore whitish pink than luscious yellow or green as with boletus edulis. If you are in doubt, you can recognise the tylopilus felleus immediately by its very bitter taste.
True, it is easiest and safest for beginners to recognise the large group of “boletus” but you should soon be able to recognise at least the species “russula”, “puff ball”and “lepiota” without fail and oyster mushrooms growing on tree trunks. You will be able to distinguish the types of chanterelles from the false chanterelles without fail and also from the poisonous omphalotus olearius and other brown omphalotus because of their characteristic peppery egg taste, once you have tasted the former just once raw. Neither does anyone forget phallus impudicus having one seen and tried it (thinly sliced).
As a beginner you should avoid the species of leucoagaricus (field mushrooms and related species), preferably all fungi with white caps. A lot of poisonous fungi or so-called inedible toadstools already smell and taste unpleasant. But allegedly not all. (I was never keen to try fungi I knew to be poisonous in advance, which is why I cannot say much from my own experience in this respect.)
One way to reduce toxins from fungi which cause indigestion or nausea or to diminish the risk of being poisoned in general and mitigate the extreme taste of some sorts is to ferment them in vegetable preserves. This method of preserving the different kinds on their own with plenty of salt in jars helps their particular taste and special features to really come out.
I would like to point out that fermenting fungi of all kinds with salt is the most important and best way of preparing them so as to make them most digestible and agreeable and warmly recommend all friends to pickle them in vegetable mixes (for example with onions, cereals, Jerusalem artichokes, rosemary, bay leaves, cabbage … salt and possibly fruit wine in jars with screw tops).
I suspect that in reality a relationship exists between many sorts of mushrooms which are considered to be different, so to say that the countless intermediate types simply come into being through being crossed with other species.
Photos 1 and 2 show a possible chain of relationships between amanita rubescens and russula. The relationships are not so easy to recognise in the photos as in the actual places, where gradations and degrees are visible alone on account of the location. Note, however, the sparse residual flakes on the cap of the second mushroom as a hereditary characteristic of the first species of amanita on the far left. The third relative is already classified as a russula by fungi experts although only the last fungus has the characteristic colouring which typifies russula. You should find out whether a red or blue, gree or yellow russula is edible or not by tasting it directly at the place where you find it.
Photo 3 shows some yellow boletus variations, which differ markedly in the colour and shape of their caps and stems, therefore also suggesting that their parents/fertilisers were other different species of boletus.
Photo 4 shows the large lepiota by the fence of the vegetable garden of one of my sons. He did not dig or hoe the place under a quince bush but mulched it regularly. The large lepiota has become the most abundant fungus in our vegetable garden everywhere oaks are standing not too far away (up to approx. 25m). – Here also notice the lepiota’s extremely meagre scales. Some types of field mushrooms (possibly leuco-agaricus) may have smuggled in their “genes” here!
A very versatile tree or shrub for all purposes and locations. The only thing it does not like is too chalky soil. It can easily be propagated with cuttings to quickly make long hedges from quinces alone or in combination with other hedge plants. Because of its stability the quince is highly suitable for corridors from rows of fruit trees and as a not too high hedge for plants to climb on in the vegetable area. Here the quince forms a support for climbing plants up to about 2m high. Quince bushes which grow taller are also good supports for grapevines or morangeiros (in the grazing areas) but occasionally break under the weight of the plants. In our house garden we often grow peas, cucumbers and tomatoes in low quince hedges. Also in this area , where we prefer not to have prickly climbing plants, single vines are protected from frost and animals nibbling and ensure that the hedge is better intertwined and dense at the sides. The quince hedges and even the individual bushes can stand being pruned in any way or eaten by animals almost any number of times.
If quinces are to be used to make fences and pens for animals, you should make them more impenetrable with climbing thorny bushes (roses, blackberries) and more sturdy by planting single trees (wild plums or pears) in the hedges.
Quince bushes or trees provide their valuable fruit into the winter. If you want to have as much and large fruit as possibly, you can also plant cultivated trees or graft such or also pears or medlars into your quince hedges later.
Use: Quinces are the last available stone fruit in the year. We grate them in all types of muesli or in fresh cheese, or soured milk or kefir. Quince juice both tastes and does good. Also quince wine and vinegar. We have sometimes used quince wine as a base for producing honey mead.
Even if roses and dog roses at any rate produce some rosehips as fruit, roses have a not insignificant place in the biotope as a whole. You will have realised by this point already and will do so more and more in the course of my descriptions that our Paradise Garden Systems are mainly based on building up various types of hedges. A person who installs a system (of mine) will be occupied for years with building up fruit hedges for all purposes and in all conceivable combinations of plants. This “hedge research” is far from being completed with us. True, we know most of the functions and possibilities of the single hedge components and also of a lot of mixed hedges but are far from having been able to try out and study all variants. At any rate, the rose will always have an important contribution to make concerning the subject of hedges. Hedges which are supposed to be impenetrable can be built up with roses, which are easy to propagate from cuttings. The long trailing branches can be trained on both sides like barbed wire at different heights. Roses can withstand drought just as well as blackberries and are just as good as the latter in their resistance to animals nibbling and inpenetrability for domestic animals. The big thorns of a trimmed rose hedge even keep cows from eating it. Goats only pull off very modest quantities of leaves and the trunks in the middle remain intact, although rose foliage tastes better to goats than most other plants.
As a hedge consisting solely of roses may be somewhat lacking in sturdiness, we can use the quince as well to give support. In addition we can plant more stable fruit trees or cuttings from plums, pears, cherries, apricots …., which will later grow up above the hedge so that their trunks will be protected by the hedge.
Some problems with constructing tree houses
We can, however, also plant our rose cuttings virtually as “markers” for planting our tree houses. (Raspberries are also good for this purpose.)
Tree houses are initially nothing more than densely planted hedges mostly with only one type of tree whose branches are capable of growing together. Their growth and shape is, however, not regulated so much by pruning but rather by twisting and intertwining all the shoots.
At first you might think that sowing or planting trees or cuttings in dense rows of trees (10-50 cm apart or further depending on the type of tree and the desired penetrability), for example oaks, mimosas, hazelnuts or poplars with the purpose of later constructing a tree house is no great art and will not cause any difficulties. And everyone who hears about this possibility is surprised that no such intertwined life houses ar to be seen anywhere today. – But anyone who is planning such a construction and wants to implement it will soon not be surprised any longer. A lot of mistakes can already be made when sowing a row of trees, then mice, chickens, occasionally goats, sheep or other “trampling horses and oxen” come into the field. Sowing, planting, setting cuttings, fertilising and later taking regular security measures and caring for the tree rows should and indeed can almost only be done by the team living naturally on the farm. Now just try putting together such a team for this purpose today! “Adults” cannot be bothered with such thngs, have something “more important” to do, are no longer capable of cooperating, do not want to live naturally, have “no time”, want to travel, “have to” earn money …. Even teams specially set up for this purpose would break up within a short time. Family teams, which I consider to be the only ones able to install and care for such structures, are being destroyed or at least disrupted and resolutely kept from living and acting in a natural way. – For example, by “schools”, towns, computers, TV but also by spoilt (grand)parents, uncles, aunts, girlfriends etc. who are oriented towards the world of consumption. Men have been deprived of the leadership and authority necessary for such a construction by the feminist, anti-Christian (would-be) world rulers and their unjust laws and their destructive media propaganda machinery. So who is still surprised that there are no more thousand-year-old oak houses standing after two burning and murderous world wars in which injustice was always victorious and the third which is just beginning?
Their scent is delicious, the sight of them enchanting and you can almost live from them if you sleep in a rose garden (expressed with some exaggeration). In a time when we are almost exclusively surrounded by ugliness and unpleasant odours, we learn to appreciate a rose garden. Rose petals in salad or freshly dried in cold water teas convey a little of the “rose atmosphere”. Rose hedges produce a good amount of dew or moisture and are, as already mentioned, popular with goats and sheep which can be used for pruning.
Anyone who can begin to imagine what such hedges or natural fences can do will appreciate roses, like blackberries and quinces, as extremely valuable material for building fences, which would otherwise have to be replaced by ugly barbed wire or other man-made fences. Our farm cannot really function without any problems unless it is cleverly divided up into secured plots of land. Man-made fences are only imperfect last resorts because, unlike hedges, they have no ecological value but are dead and dangerous building components which can injure animals and humans or even kill them.
Here you must be especially careful with the choice of species! The market is inundated with countless sorts. We have tried such wretched sorts even from organic suppliers that we are not willing to experiment any longer.
We grow mainly the following sorts:
– a good flesh tomato for soups and eating fresh.
– a high-yielding plum tomato for drying.
– and a small kind of winter tomato which keeps until February with a very concentrated tomato taste for dishes ground in a mortar (nut purees, pastes), fermented preserves, raw pizza…
We also allow a large number of small yellow and red kinds which reproduce themselves wild to grow here and there every year. Also other related nightshade plants, especially physalis, also known as cape gooseberry. But here we must take care that our seeds do not become mixed.
You must take seed from your plants without fail. They will adjust to your location and develop better every year.
Tomatoes taste best when they have enough space and sun. Therefore it is also a good idea to plant them each year under the freshly planted young trees or new hedges from cuttings. If they are supported, for example in quince hedges for climbing plants, they are better and easier to pick and do not rot so quickly. But you should still plant them, especially the plum tomatoes, in fields to obtain large crops. Here the entire soil which has been loosened to a good depth is enriched with plenty of manure as for potatoes. Manure from chickens, goats or sheep is very good. We plant the small tomato plants in double rows (approx. 50 cm between rows and plants) in furrows made with a broad hoe and later the earth is heaped up so that there is a watering trench after each double row. If we make watering trenches between each row there is a greater danger of nutrients being washed away. For the trenches are completely filled with water every time and the soil is moistened deep down so that we do not have to water again for a long time and should not either for the reason mentioned above. Trench watering is therefore better for all plants with deep roots, especially for tomatoes and potatoes (and of course the young trees there) than hose watering that only wets the surface of the soil, where the moisture mostly evaporates again the same day and risks the plants drying up as well as soil erosion and mould because it is then necessary to water every day. Incidentally, it must be mentioned that you can expect mould immediately especially with cucumbers and pumpkins when you spray water if either the water is dirty or the leaves are dusty.
I can understand that some gardeners find it practical to water with a hose from the mains but with such a hose you can damage the plants and soil considerably over the summer, even if it is your own relatively good water – absolutely good, living water can never come out of a hose. The quality always suffers when the water flows through an unnatural pipe even if it is short. Still, there are plants which would rather be sprinkled with a fine rose – but never drenched with a hard jet of water. Lettuces are especially to be mentioned in this respect.
But back to the tomatoes: when our plum tomatoes in the double rows start to ripen we arrange all the plants carefully in the same direction so that there is a path for picking the fruit in the watering trenches. Such field tomatoes do not have their suckers removed and are not tied to sticks but simply grow like bushes in warm regions. It is not customary to remove suckers and tie tomatoes anywhere in Portugal and is only in general necessary in less sunny countries because otherwise the tomatoes are covered too much by leaves and grow mould or soon burst and rot in frequent rain.
Very many uses, e.g. tomatoes with oil, salt and egg yolk; tomatoes with cheese; in soups, fermented vegetable preserves… see also chapter on diet.
Today we can no longer imagine a winter without the daily mass use of Jerusalem artichokes for people and animals. Therefore we plant at least one Jerusalem artichoke wood each year as far away as possible from the old location . (So that the number of mice does not increase too much.). There should be a distance of one metre in all directions. The yield from even small areas is already considerable so that they provide food for a lot of people and animals.We leave them in the ground and regularly dig up just as many as we need. Jerusalem artichokes are an addition or substitute for potatoes in the winter six months. In the other seasons we eat them in a concentrated form dried as crisps or ground.
Jerusalem artichokes have a great importance in present and coming times when there is a shortage of (good) food. – I do not know if you are aware of how scarce and inadequate the food supply in Germany is for cases of emergency. Shops have dispensed with storage facilities almost completely for reasons of profitability. And only a few private households still store or bottle food. Self-sufficiency and smallholdings have more or less disappeared. –.And the supermarkets would be sold out in two days (!) in emergencies.
At any rate: a single Jerusalem artichoke plant yields nearly a full bucket with proper cultivation without mice and the vegetables even surpass potatoes in nutritiousness! Which is why we should consider if we shouldn’t decide for the Jerusalem artichokes rather than potatoes in principle, at least in times of crisis. For they are more digestible and better, are available in almost unlimited quantities from October to May, need no indoor storage and can therefore not be stolen so easily. Anyone who wants to steal them must first of all know the place where the plants grew until autumn when their dried stems can be removed. Even if a thief knows their location, it will not be so easy for him to dig them up and he will scarcely be able to cover more than his immediate needs.
You can grate the artichokes finely and prepare them like salads or process them in the round grater like root vegetables. They provide nutritious and tasty dishes mixed with oil, salt, a few wild herbs, a small quantity of pickled vegetables and maybe an egg yolk.
The Jerusalem artichoke also has great importance because of its excellent possibilities for use in fermented (mixed) preserves. Here the artichokes serve as a base and we add, for example, peas, lentils, fresh sweet corn (or cereals), mushrooms, onions, rosemary and sea salt.
My tip: Even if you have no land of your own, you can plant Jerusalem artichokes in all conceivable places where nobody takes any notice of you and and they will not be eaten by grazing or forest animals. Sell the artichokes as ornamental plants (possibly under another name, for example “gypsy flower”) to “civilised” women who dislike vegetable gardens and have the usual mania for ornamental plants.
The walnut tree occupies an outstanding position particularly on large farms. Since its leaves are scarcely edible for animals it is better protected against nibbling than almost all other trees. However, some goats allow themselves a leaf or so from time to time. Perhaps just to realise again that they still simply cannot eat this tree. So we only have to protect our walnut plantations or keep them free of animals until they start to get big. It is worth the trouble to plant these large trees directly in the animals enclosures as well. Large amounts of manure and liquid manure are not harmful but walnut trees even drive away flies because of their smell.
First of all, we also try to plant avenues of walnut trees along all paths and roads at the start. Such fruit-bearing avenues (with oaks and eating chestnuts as well) are most valuable providers of food for us and our animals and are not subordinated to motorists’ wishes or cut down like in “civilised” society because their falling nuts might startle drivers. But in principle nobody has to drive so fast and far on our roads any more that falling nuts could startle them. If I had the opportunity to establish a large farm, an entire district or even a country with natural planning, I would plant nut-bearing trees along all the roads. Here in Portugal, for example, as follows:
– eating chestnuts on all north-facing slopes and somewhat shady, fertile places with deep soil
– oaks in all sunny, barren and dry places
– walnuts in all not too cool places, villages and populated areas
– hazelnuts or large corylus colurna along all medium-sized and small, narrow roads.
The wider avenues (main roads) would be constructed in such a way that on both sides in the entire area of the tree tops only pedestrians, horse-riders, carts, handcarts and at the most bicycles would be allowed, that means all unmotorised vehicles and only one lane in the middle would be permitted for motor vehicles and other faster ones outside the area where nuts could fall from the trees.
Of course, such planning hardly appears viable in today’s situation alone on account of the enormous volume of traffic. But here we should consider, in principle, why all those people have to drive around the countryside like crazy all the time und then realise that this very compulsion to car-driving will gradually disappear with the P. I. System, i.e. with more and most widespread self-sufficiency, not least also just because of such nut tree avenues which are available to all residents.
Even without such sensible planting of life trees being implemented, there is incidentally the not slight possibility that the volume of motorised traffic on land, water and in the air will be drastically reduced within a few years.
Use: The most important type of nut, easy to crack, best provider of fat in winter, high oil content which can easily be pressed, very good taste. We can enhance and supplement almost all vegetables with walnuts. They are ideal for mueslis and dishes prepared by grinding in a mortar, pastes and vegan sausages. These fat providers are also important for chickens especially in winter, besides sunflower seeds.
We can drastically reduce our cereal requirements by using nuts. But you must be careful especially with drying them. When nuts are dried in the sun or lie on hot ground in the direct glare of the sun in a warm country for even just a short time, they burn up inside their shells or are heated above the permissible life temperature. We also call such nuts fear, argument, problem, worrry or nightmare nuts, which adequately describes and warns about their impact on our psyche.
Note: Of course other overheated types of nuts, acorns, chestnuts … also have a similar “blues effect.”
There is not much to add to what I have already written about grapevines. – On our islands we do not plant only one kind of grape over a large area as in a vineyard but use vines for as many purposes as possible and plant kinds for every requirement and for crops lasting as long as possible. So we have white and black or pink, early and late grapes for eating and for making wine, long-lasting and perishable ones… for every purpose and inhabitant. – Also for bees, wasps, hornets and birds! In our paradise garten there is no longer any reason to begrudge the birds and insects their share of the crop, to put up scarecrows or even install automatic shooting machines or nets. Such thinking is cold-hearted and narrow-minded, at least if food is not scarce. On our farms there are grapes everywhere and fruit in abundance for everyone!
Besides, the different sorts are not all as vulnerable to attacks from birds and insects. Morevoer, in general an onslaught only shows that the grapes have attained a high degree of ripeness and sugar content and it is now time to pick them. However, thin-skinned grapes are eaten sooner than, for example, the thick-skinned black winter grapes, which cannot be so easily pecked even by birds.
The morangeiros (also called American grapes) are also sure to yield large quantities without problems for some years without pruning and are not even endangered by spells of rain and wetness, whereas some cultivated sorts require exact pruning and may burst immediately or become mouldy in unfavourable weather or are destroyed by vinegar flies. .
If you want to find the “right” kinds, I think you should first of all plant the kinds that are already growing there. Otherwise you can trying planting vines everywhere there is a dry and warm or hot clmiate during the period when the grapes ripen. As vines can have very deep roots, it is possible to consider growing them on land that is still uncultivated today and even in desert regions. Once they have reached the ground water, they will still grow where (almost) no other plant thrives.
Real wine, pressed naturally and without any artificial additives or heating, grown without any “spraying”…., especially from red grapes, is a unique feast, a gift from God and has not the
Note: We distinguish between healthy, natural fermented drinks (such as our wine or fermented juice) without any artificial additives and addictive, denatured alcohol drinks which are distilled or brewed (all beers) and all heat-treated wines and vinegars which are pasteurised before or after fermentation. Unfortunately Germany’s drinks markets stock almost exclusively the latter.
slightest to do with an intoxicating substance! No main meal is complete without it. It is not possible to digest wholefood meals containing fat completely without it, as this places a strain on the organism.
Propagation: Either directly with cuttings or by grafting on to wild grapevines and morangeiros. It is very easy to root wild vine cuttings in the first year, then plant them out in the same place in winter and let them get established in the second year. The grafting can then be carried out in the next winter or spring. If we want to plant morangeiros or other vines in the grazing or wood areas, we should take three or four cuttings from quinces and place the vine cutting in the midddle of the bundle of cuttings. The vine has a chance to grow up tall in spite of grazing animals when it is in the middle of a growing quince bush in which you can easily plant a blackberry or wild plum as well.
Of course, it never does any harm to plant some vine cuttings in any hedge you want to establish. It may take a large number of years before you will see them again. But suddenly the vine is to be clearly seen above the hedge, after which the hedge and even the trees planted in it only act as supports for the vines to climb.
Pruning vines: ‘This is generally done in January. We often prune the vine leaves when picking the grapes. As there are vines growing everywhere on our farms, we are actually constantly working to free trees from them and pick the vine leaves which are so popular with the goats and cows. – However, if you cut away too much foliage too early, you run the risk of buds developing in autumn instead of the spring as it should be. – The final pruning should not be done until January or February or after the first periods of cold weather or frost. We should remember that a long trailing shoot will grow out of every remaining bud in the following year and calculate or limit the growth of the vine according to the total number of remaining buds. The large number of buds on the thin shoots will hardly yield any grapes and should be removed as well as such buds that will grow too much into shady areas and old, already partly dried up branches. Finally there remain the strongest shoots pointing towards the sun on every main branch and these are then mostly also cut back to leave only two or three buds as otherwise too great a strain would be placed on the growing strength of the vine. To be sure, before pruning you can simply count the total number of branches and then leave about the same number of buds or slightly more.
If the entire vine is to be grown on a tree or extended to an espalier or pergola…, you should leave one or two such strong shoots regardless of the number of buds up to the desired distance or height (into the tree).
We can also work with animals after the harvest in low vineyards. Sheep and goats are the most suitable in this case as also for pruning berry bushes. Before the harvest or during growing seasons it is best to let chickens get rid of grass that grows up.
Use: Fresh, dried (as seedless sultanas), fresh juice, wine, sparkling wine, vinegar.
To make wine, remove the grapes from the stalks by hand. Remove too green, unripe or rotten grapes and feed them to the animals if appropriate. After that, press the grapes (hand press or treading in a vat) and put them in a container, where they will soon begin to ferment. Stir and stamp them every day so the grapes floating on the surface go down and all the grapes ferment to the same extent. Cover the container to keep off vinegar flies. The juice will have largely separated from the fruit pulp after one week or somewhat longer. The skins then separate more and more from the juice which can be skimmed off into a container made of stone, glass or wood for fermenting and this should be closed so that air can escape but not enter. We also press the grape remains again. A large number of pips can be obtained from the remains and pressed to make oil. The Portuguese often make schnaps from the grape remains as well.
After about two more months (before Christmas) the wine which has finished or almost finished fermenting and is ready for drinking can be bottled and corked for storage.
The most important winter fruit, ripening from December to about April. If you eat the peel as well, you will be full and warm after eating just a few oranges, tangerines, mandarins …. If you don’t eat the peel, these acid “shiver” fruits will make you feel even colder in winter. Lemons are needed for their juice like vinegar to neutralise fatty food, that means vegetable dishes containing oil. Grated lemon rind is also very important and adds a good taste to mueslis and salads.
Sweet oranges can also be used to make orange wine, which we call orange beer since it is a bit foamy. I should mention here that all these uses, including the use of the peel, are not practicable or to be recommended with what the chain stores sell as citrus fruits in supermarkets. Compared with what the paradise gardeners pick ripe from the trees, the commercial fruits with their sprayed peel are absolutely “sick”. – The paying consumers should put up resistance to this as they should to any manipulation, poisoning or degradation of their food in general. (In my opinion, the best way to put up resistance is to set up a paradise garden yourself.)
Fresh squeezed orange juice is well known and we drink it preferably with a 50% mix of fresh or sour milk. This neutralises the excess acidity and chilling effect. Since we in general prefer dishes with a higher fat contain in winter, citrus fruits have great importance in balancing as well as providing acid and water.
Citrus trees are not so difficult to grow in sufficiently warm regions if they are adequately watered, stand in a place protected from the wind and the nights are not too cold. However, the location must be most carefully selected in a cool or cold, windy, extreme climate, which is too hot in summer. It is also good to plant orange plantations on terraced slopes or in protected valley passages. In the south the citrus trees are the very first thing you will find in even the smallest house or walled garden. In northern regions it is often only possible to grow them in pots or conservatories.
In the P. I. System gardens it is better to wait for planting citrus trees until enough protected house and walled gardens have grown or been constructed. At any rate, you can first try planting some citrus trees in a place where they are protected from frost by large evergreen trees (for example cork trees or mimosas). You do not need many citrus trees. Half a dozen fully grown citrus trees can cover the winter needs of a farm unit. (You will need more if you squeeze the fruit to make juice.) But the few trees must have a good stand and be well watered regularly.
At the end of this list of the most important plant partners which we need to live / survive in human dignity and freedom, i.e. without having to enslave others, steal and rob, that means without hunting or slaughtering or exploiting in the widest sense, I would like to briefly mention some plants which I have not explicitly named because I assume their cultivation and use are already known.
– all grasses, spice plants and herbs for us and our animals
– all other not previously mentioned kinds of vegetables, especially potatoes, brassica oleracea, cabbage, cauliflower, swede, kohlrabi, fennel and celery, carrots, turnips – all kinds of lettuce
– all other vegetable fruits such as paprika, peperoni, aubergine, cucumber
– all kinds of beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas and peanuts…
– all kinds of leeks and onions
– all kinds of wild herbs and vegetables in the region. In Portugal navelwort, types of water cress, lychens, chickweed, stinging nettles….
– many other kinds of tree such linden, poplar, eucalyptus, mimosa, pine….
– all kinds of berries and wild shrubs not previously mentioned and other fruit trees….
We should remember that we and our domestic animals can only develop to our full satisfaction and in good health and survive in the long run with these or comparable plant friends. It is sufficiently known what happens when people (have to) settle without all the plant and animal friends mentioned in Diet and Life. Of course, people are not (any longer) aware that guzzling meat, the decline into general barbarity and even cannibalism is nothing but the inevitable consequence of the failure to establish genuine and, from a physiological and nutritional point of view, sustainable symbioses of plants, animals and humans.
If we want to settle in a new place or have to rebuild our land which has been biologically impoverished and exhausted because of the old system, we should, if possible, use all the components mentioned here or comparable ones for our personal paradise islands.
So anyone who prevents settlers from bringing in and reproducing domestic plants and useful plants, is thus preventing the creation of real (high) cultures. It is just as despicable behaviour to lure or force settlers or their children away from their land and their work there in whatever way. Whether this be by direct coercion, such as officials do, or indirectly through the money system, schools, media, the food industry…. (Here I mean the whole arsenal of temptations in a society of addicts who believe they are able to continually increase their presumptuousness and wrongness.)
Real reflection free of any illusions shows that there is no other more important or instructional task for people than establishing and maintaining their life gardens! And people who have realised this will agree with my way of looking at things and my demand that all currently still existing obstacles for potential self-sufficient farmers or settlers must be rigorously eliminated from the path which is anyway hard enough.
From a more exact point of view, anything that forces even only one member of the family to leave their home in the paradise garden – even for just one hour – is in fact an obstacle!
It is not in order, for example, that German settlers on the Azores have to travel to the German embassy in Lisbon for any formalities (identity cards ….) Anyhow you no longer feel really free anywhere in a world in which everyone has to have an identity or code number, a bank account …. which constantly exposethem everywhere to the parasitical grasp of some official or other. This already shows that we people of today are virtually nothing but numbers, which can be exploited, controlled and regulated at will by the endlessly increasing power of the authorities.
But it is not only the official authorities who reduce our freedom of life. It is often simply some bourgeois neighbours who denounce the natural settlers because they walk barefoot, their laundry is not snow white and does not have the “scent” of chemicals, because they sleep out of doors, keep domestic animals and do not think anything of tiled surfaces, new cars, fashion clothes, lawnmowers…. and all the jealous, mean, narrow-minded, money-led modernistic fuss and affectation which comes to terms with all kinds of lies and falsehood. Or also because they do not want to let their children be harmed by vaccinations, do not have televisions, video recorders, computers or mobile phones in their homes, etc.
The power of the consumer system has grown and is still growing immeasurably just because of such bourgeois people and is also intruding brutally and in a fatally destructive manner into our budding new Paradise Island cells with its norms which are mostly based on compulsive neuroses. In this connection I would like to just briefly mention the widespread bacteria and hygiene neuroses. Since all “public” bearers of offices and dignity not only tolerate the terror of washing, hygiene and gossiping women but in principle even zealously support and contribute to all kinds of consumer world imperialism, which is fatal for everyone in the end, our situation in many places is similar to that during the Third Reich. You never know when the “Gestapo” will be standing at your door, when yourself or your children will be forcibly therapied, forcibly fed, forcibly schooled…. forcibly adjusted by so-called social institutions and their “workers” or by doctors, psychiatrists and hospitals, which do actually “live” from the hygiene paranoia or all these bourgeois norms and, of course, also from fundamentally incorrect ideas about the causes of different illnesses and their therapies.
A lot of coercive measures in the consumer system do not in fact always mean physical death but in our case simply the extermination of our natural garden biotope, which we have built up over many years, whose value and nature can no longer be comprehended and appreciated by the “civvies” who have lost their souls, and can then never be rebuilt by reintegrated people who have been “therapied” or brainwashed by the coercive system.
Imprisonment, incarceration, forced labour …. similar to those in concentration camps formerly still happen again today and especially depersonalisation – or better said, personality murder – with such sophisticated and subtle means and methods that actually entire nations and soon even this whole planet will have to be seen as a single prison. Who today suspects what
Quotation from R. Steiner, 1916, Lecture No. 167:
“When the year 2000 is over, it will not be long before a kind of indirect ban on all thinking will be imposed by America, a law with the intention of suppressing any individual thought.”
Here we should note that today in fact not only correct natural thinking but also action is perfectly suppressed. We must also ask why Steiner apparently knew the exact time schedule of the Internazis. I do not believe it to be prophecy but it is much more likely that Steiner was an initiated member of this “black hierarchy”.
fatal consequences, for example, microwave radiation, vaccines, teeth fillings, nuclear contamination of the planet, the terrible quality and degradation of food, even air in indoor rooms and being locked in houses (especially schools, offices, factories, companies, cars….) and many other factors of general environmental pollution are having on their psyche and personality, on their mental development and life force…. ?!
– Anyone who can even escape a bit from this big nuthouse immediately sees that the effects of the above factors are devastating and fatal seen from an inner, spiritual point of view!
At any rate, it is high time for anyone who wants to live or survive to change their course significantly and sail towards a Paradise Island or self-sufficiency. Maybe we can in principle uncover and unmask the above-mentioned obstacles with their hidden, secret effects and/or also with the help of my books so as to make them (more) harmless.
Objective: We must succeed in being able to live on our land again unmolested for years and decades without having to leave even once!