Projects

THE LAB

A major long running project is to construct a specific area to house the equipment used in working with the plants. Situated in  a junky corner of the shed the first section has been completed to make a mezzanine floor and stand up windows for some of the walls. So with the surplus furniture and junk stored up top it is now time to detail the construction.

THE TINCTURE PRESS

The press with jack collecting jar and the stainless steel pots to hold the herbal marc.

The press with jack collecting jar and the stainless steel pots to hold the herbal marc.

Michael Moore the herbalist joked that many herbalists had been driven mad trying to devise ways of extracting tincture from the plant residue (marc).  Based on a design sold by Horizon herbs I had this manufactured by Mobile fabrications in Queanbeyan. This press has proved its worth many times. It allows for a greater extraction of tincture from the herbal material. The downside is the moving of the unit weighing in at approximately 50kg

 

BIODYNAMICS

Here is a link for a short video clip showing  water being stirred in a flow form. Flow forms are designed to create specific patterns and rhythms in water for the stirring of biodynamic preparations. The properties and spirit of the biodynamic preparations are imparted to the water in this process.

Naturopath Steve Allen created this video clip on his iPhone 6 when he visited the farm recently. The phone function allowed a high speed image of many frames per second to be taken then played back slowly to allow this amazing level of detail to be shown.

For a higher definition movie of the same use the link below

Flow form water rhythms High Definition