WTF Weather, Climate Change & Lockdowns – what’s really going on?

Tornadoes, droughts, floods, fires, record freezes – don’t tell me you haven’t noticed that something really odd is going on. Then again, if you’ve been locked inside your home for the last year you may have missed it. But with the coming global food shortages you’ll definitely feel the effects of the multitude of weatherContinue reading “WTF Weather, Climate Change & Lockdowns – what’s really going on?”

Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are

Back in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia, this time looking for birch bolete and cep (porcini) mushrooms. After seeing the prices of cep (and we’re not going to even mention black or white truffles) in the Italian speaking Istria region of Croatia, and how much visitors are charged to spend aContinue reading “Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are”

Dolphins in Croatia – watching Bottleneck Dolphins from my terrace in Cesarica, Karlobag

We don’t always get to see them. Last time we were in the next village and we didn’t, but the time before that we actually encountered them whilst kayaking out on the sea near Karlobag in Croatia. These are Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursops truncatus), and sadly there are only about 220 left in Croatian waters. SeeingContinue reading “Dolphins in Croatia – watching Bottleneck Dolphins from my terrace in Cesarica, Karlobag”

Great White Stork eating a snake in my garden (actually a Slow Worm)

The biodiversity of the Slovak Carpathians is incredible. The Great White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is an annual visitor, and many villages even provide large nesting poles for them in order to prevent them nesting on chimneys. Because they are a protected species, these massive birds have no fear of humans and can often be quiteContinue reading “Great White Stork eating a snake in my garden (actually a Slow Worm)”

I Have The Right – Declaration of Freedom from the Tao of Prepping

Every human is born a free individual, we’re just convinced from birth that we’re not. That we’re somehow less than someone else, or that we’re guilty of some ancient sin. Everyone has rights, they just don’t know it. And the way to exercise those rights – freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom to leaveContinue reading “I Have The Right – Declaration of Freedom from the Tao of Prepping”

Hail Storm With Thunder And Rain – Relaxing Ambient Meditation Sleep Sound

Perfect natural ambient sounds of hail and rain falling and thunder overhead. This is the ideal natural music to switch off or fall asleep to. Just close your eyes and let the day’s stress wash away as you experience the storm. This is very good backing music for deep meditation where you don’t want yourContinue reading “Hail Storm With Thunder And Rain – Relaxing Ambient Meditation Sleep Sound”

Hand Painted Clothing by me…

I have now released my first collection of hand painted clothing. The aim, however, is to paint items on order. It’s all part of the self-sufficient lifestyle. Please check out my website for more details – Hand Painted Clothing It would be great to get some feedback.

Red Deer Stag Kills Man

A 78 year old man from Prievidza (a town in the west of Slovakia) has died in hospital a week after being attacked by a stag. Apparently, it was a spontaneous attack as the man tended his orchard – the stag charged and skewered him with its antlers. More can be read here – noviny.skContinue reading “Red Deer Stag Kills Man”

Old hunting skills for new technology

It is man’s nature to kill, for he is the enemy of all animal life. AR Harding Recently, I’ve been reading up on wolf trapping techniques. I have no plan whatsoever to trap wolves but the skills required are virtually the same for using a trail camera. While I’ve already managed to ‘capture’ most ofContinue reading “Old hunting skills for new technology”

Hoopoe

I know the photo is terrible quality but this really was a spur of the moment event and it’s literally only luck that got the bird in the picture. We were driving through the village when we passed a bird standing by the side of the road. It took a few moments for me toContinue reading “Hoopoe”