RASPBERRIES–the taste of summer direct from the Adelaide Hills.

Berry niceWith the late start to summer and the Christmas rush over the berries are now at there best. The raspberries along with their cousins, the English gooseberries, black currants ,and red and white currants are all ripe and dripping with flavour. All the berries are grown using biodynamic methods in a cool spring fed valley. We take the same care in picking our berries as we do growing them. This ensures only the best are sold. We don’t sell seconds for a couple of reasons-(1) the way they are grown and picked and (2) we do all our own value adding.

mixed berries

Shop garden

Our berries are only available from our farm shop which means they have travelled no more than 300 metres. While we are picking, people drop in to the farm tNirvana shopo buy berries. It is nice to stop picking for a few minutes and chat with regulars who enjoy buying directly from the producer. We receive direct feedback and the visitors take away high quality, fresh, biodynamic food.

Our farm shop is unique as it only sells our produce, fresh fruits in season and value added products made from our own fruit by Deb - 20+ varieties of jams and preserves to choose from Plus a range of Deb’s baskets hand crafted from materials growing at Nirvana and roadside weeds.

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Nirvana Organic Farm is 5 kilometres from the Adelaide GPO the way the crow flies but for those who do not fly take the Stirling exit off the South Eastern Freeway , turn right at roundabout and travel 3.5 km to 184 Longwood Road HEATHFIELD. or check out your street directory UBD 157:G7 .

We are open Daily 9-5 during the berry season.

As the raspberries fade the Black Mulberry harvest begins.

My Little Veggie Hanger

by Sadge, at Firesign FarmAfter seeing yesterday's post from my co-writer Amy, I now have serious pot rack envy. I could really use the cupboard space freed up by hanging a few pots and pans, for food storage instead. The ceilings in our house are so low, though. Even a pot rack with a very low profile might be more in the way than useful; maybe look too cluttered. I think I'll tape up some paper

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Apple Confirms White iPhone 4 for Spring 2011

New sings around Apple Store in the US has a text “The white iPhone 4 will be available spring 2011″ on them. Previous rumors told that Apple actually killed the whole white iPhone 4, but this now brings new life for it. Let’s see if they this time can actually release it, or if they’ll again postpone it.

Apple Ups Q1 Shipment Expectation to 21 Million Units

According to Taiwanese components suppliers, Apple will ship 21 million iPhone 4s in Q1 2011. This is up from 19 million that they expected to ship earlier. The regular iPhone 4 makes 14-15 million, while the CDMA iPhone makes the remaining 5-6 million.

My big, homemade pot rack



This pot rack is roughly 4 feet by 2 feet and made of galvanized piping.
by Amy of My Suburban Homestead

My dear husband made me this big pot rack for Christmas this year. 






Our house was built in the 70′s and has very low ceilings. I’ve attempted to put up a potrack before, but the pots hung way too low and had to take it down. And our house is very small–only 1,100 square feet, and

Frugal guilt

by Throwback at Trapper CreekWith the new year about to begin, the yearly urge to purge is coming on. Always with good intentions I bolt out the gate in January and fizzle out in a month or two. I want to be organized and finish all my projects, and sail through the year. This year will be that year, I hope... .Another thing that comes with the year end is the self-assessment we all do. Did I

One Hundred Ways To Save Money in 2011 Part I

By: Notes From The Frugal TrenchesHappy Holidays to you & yours! As the Holiday Season closes and the New Year approaches, I've been thinking a lot about the frugal life in 2011. Saving money can feel like a long hard road and while it certainly takes determination, sacrifice and motivation to get out of debt and save, there are hundreds, if not thousands of ways we can live more frugally! Here

Waxing Cheese

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As I make many different cheeses, and post video tutorials about how to make them, I thought that in this post that I would show everyone how to wax a cheese.
The cheese wax is a special formulation and is not the same as paraffin or candle wax.  That type of wax is too brittle to be used to coat cheese, as the cheese needs a solid yet flexible covering to

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Pruning Saw

by FrancescaFuoriBorgoAre you in need of a last-minute present idea for a gardener? Or are you a gardener with limited storage space and room for only the essential tools? In either case, a pruning saw might be the tool for you!I fall into the second category: I'm a gardener who's limited by a serious space shortage, which means I can only keep a handful of essential hand tools. About a month

My new best friend

By Aurora from Island Dreaming

I have always had a thing for brand new stationery; indeed I was delighted, aged four, when I came down on Christmas morning to find an executive desk and chair set with all the (admittedly plastic and cartoon animal themed) accessories, filing drawers, blank papers and new pens a 4 year old could possibly want. I loved filing, I loved writing notes and memos, I

Come on in & Stock up!

Reminder that we will be CLOSED for a mix of resting and renovating the shop:Friday, December 24 through Monday, January 3 - Back OPEN Tuesday, January 4th

Seasonal Fun for Families - Summer

By Belfrom Spiral GardenSunshine and holidays inspire activity and new beginnings.Family traditions help build beautiful childhood memories and nourish us in times of uncertainty. We honour the seasons through our awareness of the cyclic changes in nature. Taking a cue from our environment, we can alter our diet, our routines and our wardrobe to suit the weather and the days’ activities. Thrill

Meringue Cookies, Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

by Sadge, at Firesign FarmAt Christmas time, my grandma used to make these melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies. She'd make hers all chocolate chip, tinting half the batch red (more like pink) and the other half green. I loved them so much, I just had to get her recipe. I then adapted it to make two flavors from one batch of cookie batter. I leave the chocolate chip half of the batch white, to

This is my tree!

greedy gosling

According to this young goslings the shahtoot mulberry near our veranda, along with another tree in the mixed fruit orchard, belongs to it.It spends its day alone cruising between the two mulberries trees.It is not alone in liking these sweet fruits as the tree is constantly visited by wattle birds, silvereyes and blackbirds.These birds are quite clumsy and knock the mulberries down to the delight of the gosling.The gosling has also learnt to jump up and grab lower limbs and shake off the mulberries.

this is my tree

yummy mulberries

These are the sweet yummy mulberries.white shahtoot

The red shahtoot mulberry is popular as well but we have it netted this year.red shahtoot



Homemade Nutella (hazelnut-chocolate spread)

by My Suburban Homestead 

Today I discovered by accident that it is easy to make Nutalla from scratch. Here's what happened:

My husband saw a jar of leftover hazelnuts that I had from making hazelnut mashed potatoes and he said: "Hey, why don't you make some hazelnut butter? That sounds good." So I proceeded to make some hazelnut butter.

If you've never made your own nut butters before, the

These Little Piggies Came Home Stinky

by Danelle @ My Total Perspective Vortex

There's no way to sweeten the ideal, we are pig farmers and have three rough and tumble kids under 7. That means I do a LOT of laundry and deal with a lot of really bad smells. Those of you with kids and or pigs probably know that the majority of these smells come from the kids!

But there is a catch, everyone in our house is allergic to commercial

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

by Chiot's RunI'm always game to save money in any way I can. Gift wrapping can be very expensive, even if you buy it on sale after the holidays, and buying something that you're just going to recycle and throw away seems a little crazy. One inexpensive way to wrap gifts is by using brown kraft paper. You can buy it in big rolls very inexpensively at home improvement stores, but I find that if

Holiday Party & Hours

Friends of Family Farmers' End of Year Celebration this Tuesday's InFARMation at Holocene = FREEMusic by the Greasy Chain String Band and Nathan McFall & Dean ClaeysSilent Auction with lots of amazing treats, see their list online- - - - -Come in and stock up, we will be closed Christmas Eve through New Year's, December 24th and re-opening Tuesday, January 4th.

Homemade Jerky

by Throwback at Trapper CreekI have a few hard to buy for omnivores on my Christmas list and the other day the idea of homemade jerky popped into my head. Making jerky was a hit-or-miss affair at my house, and I never really liked the end result or the ingredients in the recipes. And then one day I happened upon a fine blog and an even finer jerky recipe (among all his other fine recipes.) It

The NEW iPhone 5 - Coming July 2011

The iPhone 5 built for 4G is COMING!!!Lots of speculation is going around on the new iPhone 5... in HD!!Verizon Wireless is currently testing a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 and 5 and Verizon confirms they are making network changes to bring the iphone to their network. The new iPhone 5 is going to be loaded with awesome new features like video chat on 3g and 4g (no longer restricted to WiFi only)

Preparing For The New Year - A Simple, Green & Frugal 2011

By Notes From The Frugal TrenchesSlowly but surely I find my confidence growing. I've blogged before about a little internal battle I faced, feeling like I wasn't ever going to succeed at the green or frugal life because I couldn't knit or sew and didn't have a homestead for my own chickens, bees and garden. In 2010 I finally understood the truth, there isn't one prescription for a simple, green

Saving Time and Energy with a Pressure Cooker


by Gavin from The Greening of Gavin.

On Sunday night, I cooked our dinner in my pressure cooker.  Since this piece of cookware was given to me two years ago, I have used it at least twice a month and the results have always been outstanding,  just as I remember from my childhood.  My mother had a pressure cooker and preapared lots of the family meals in it.  Quick, simple and you can use very

Twitter with iPhone

Twitterfon is a simple yet practical and useful application for iPhone users to kill even more time, this time with twitter. It's available for free in Apple app store, through iTune.

Posting to blogspot with iPhone

Surprisingly, there is no official iPhone application for posting to blogspot.But I finally managed to find this very nice and hang application, called blogpres.It can post to many blog services. It is simple and to the point. I have used it for few days and so far I'm happy with it functionality.You know where you can find it. Go to app store on iTune and search for blogptess.

Looxcie Wearable Camcorder Now Supports The iPhone

iPhone users might have been disappointed that the $199 ear-mounted Looxcie camera only supported Android when it was first released, meaning that they would need to look for an alternate solution if they wanted a gadget that could easily capture what was going on in their day and share it via their phone.The good news is that the company has announced the release of the iOS app for this device,

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by FrancescaFuoriBorgo When I wrote about Batch Baking, I mentioned making pretzels, and a few of you asked how I make them. I make soft pretzels, which are traditionally made from a simple dough of flour, yeast, water and (usually) some butter, which is cut and rolled into strips that are looped in the distinctive pretzel shape, then boiled, sprinkled with salt, and baked. They are very easy

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PHOTOS: Before & After of the Shop Outside and Inside, 1st year!

We got the keys to the property on Halloween Weekend of 2009 and it was indeed... spooktacular and to us, wonderful. Here are slide shows of our past year. We have more in the works, including our new baby chick cabin and more fun things you'll love. Thank you for inspiring us to keep busy creating a neat spot... ♥BEFORE: OutsideAFTER: OutsideBEFORE: InsideAFTER: Inside

Introducing myself

Aurora, at Island Dreaming.

This is my first post here; so I will take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am battling a bug at the moment, I apologise that this is short and photo-light.

I have always been interested in environmental issues. My university education was focused upon the technical aspects of solving various environmental problems - waste management, contaminated land and

Samsung Epic 4G Media Hub Update Causing Battery Life Issues, Workaround Detailed

The recent update to the Samsung Epic 4G which added access to the manufacturer’s Media Hub service is confirmed to be causing issues with battery drain and sleep functionality. As the update added the OMA DRM runtime for content encryption and access, the runtime is constantly running in the background, polling every 11 seconds and does not allow the device to enter into a proper sleep mode

Samsung Wave II (S8530) Announced

Samsung today announced the successor to the original Wave, the Wave II (S8530). They previously announced the Wave 2, but the Wave II is the real successor of the Wave.The Wave II comes with a larger 3.7? Super Clear LCD screen, 1GHz CPU, HDSPA, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm audio-jack, 5MP camera with LED flash and HD video recording, 2GB internal memory, microSD card slot and a 1,500mAh

Reusable Present Wrappings

I started a new job today, and just remembered it's my turn to write here. My brain is a bit overloaded at the moment, so I hope you don't mind if I just re-post one of mine from a couple of years ago - the information is still timely and useful:by Sadge, at Firesign FarmI'm not talking about re-using wrapping paper, although it can be done. Young mothers-to-be used to carefully undo the wrapping

Pineapple Cranberry Salad

Here's a great Pineapple Cranberry Sauce recipe someone shared at Dr. Fuhrman's Member Support Center: cook 1 package of cranberries with 1 can of crushed pineapple until the berries pop. Stir in 2 tablespoons agave, maple syrup, or date sugar (to taste, we liked it a bit tart), 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, and some chopped pecans.

We enjoyed this as a side dish at Thanksgiving, but I love it even more as a salad topping, mixed into a salad with chopped apple and pecans. I packed us whole apples to slice into the salad at lunchtime, so they don't turn brown.

The gel-cool bentos are filled with Fennel Cucumber Salad from my first book, garnished with a kalamata olive. (BTW, the side dishes fit perfectly in the top compartments of our To-Go Ware containers, even with the lids on, but I've ordered large stainless steel sidekicks for the future, because I prefer them to plastic.)

P.S. This picture sucks! You can't even see the cute little smiley faces on the apple picks holding the olives. Oh well, I was running out the door this morning and took it with my iphone. Bad shmoo!

BlackBerry Curve 3G Review: A Slight Update to a Successful Product Line

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is the latest device in the BlackBerry Curve series and the best part about it is that it has 3G and is BlackBerry 6 ready. The Curve product line has always been the most accessible of all the BlackBerry models because of its low price point and popular form factor. he Curve 3G fits nicely into this series because it has everything you would expect from a Curve but just a

Freemium Antair DelayedSend App Lets You Time Delay Email Delivery

Antair make some quality apps for BlackBerry including a spam filter, call screener and an auto-responder (great for support emails).Their latest app is DelayedSend that allows you to create an email and delay its sending or schedule it for a particular time। The app integrates into your email application making it easy to delay emails sent.To download the free version of DelayedSend, view this

Homemade Dog and Cat Food


Over the last year or two, I have periodically made a few batches of homemade dog and cat food, but my husband and I have fallen back into our old habit of commercially prepared pet food. But since the year is coming to an end, I'm trying to decide what my New Year's resolution will be. Committing myself to preparing more homemade dog and cat food is one of the largest contenders.

I suppose

Make Your Own Brown Sugar

by Chiot's RunThere are lots of things you can make at home for much less than you can buy them at the store. Not only does it save money, but it saves time as well. No more quick trips to the store to get brown sugar when you start baking and realize you're out. I've been making my own brown sugar for quite a while, mostly because it can be difficult to find organic brown sugar when you live

Mirror Image Acorn Squash Supreme

Hi! Long time no post! A lot of changes have been going on in my life, not the least of which is that I now aspire to the label "nutritarian" rather than vegan. That transition has been happening for a long time, as anyone who's followed me in the past or spoken to me personally probably knows.

For example, I would no longer pack Oreos or potato chips in a lunch box just because they contain no animal products. Vegan does not automatically equal healthy. I would also not turn down something that contained a modest amount of an animal product if it were the healthiest choice available. I don't believe that animal products are unhealthy in the amounts that would have been present in humankind's natural diet before SAD came along. Rather I think of modern processed foods as the enemy: white flour, white sugar, oil, etc.

I wanted to go on record with this because I've kept pretty quiet about it out of fear, and I'm tired of living in fear of being who I am openly and honestly, 100%. I fully support and admire Voracious, the once-vegan blogger who shared in this now-infamous post about the health problems she experienced on a strict vegan diet. That took a lot of courage. I can relate, and I think that when being vegan becomes more important than listening to your body, or when it becomes a "vegangelical" fundamentalism that leads to actual death threats against those who don't agree with you, it has become something unhelpful, unkind, and unworthy of us.

That doesn't mean that I will be changing the fact that all the lunches I post here contain no animal products. I mean, I did write two vegan cookbooks and stand behind the idea that most of our meals should be entirely plant-based for optimal health.

And speaking of "coming out", let me also add that my divorce has been final for almost a year and I'm now with a beautiful woman that I love very much! For the first time, I'm in a relationship with someone who not only supports and encourages me, but also likes the same foods that I do and has transitioned to a mostly-nutritarian diet alongside me. It's amazing to be with someone who doesn't make fun of my food or hightail it to McDonald's when she sees what's on the table. Instead, she's loved all the dishes I've made so far and is even surprised that some of her long-standing health problems have gone away with this new way of eating.


We have a deal that she makes breakfast for us, usually a green smoothie or maybe oatmeal with fresh fruit, and I pack lunch. Today I packed us each some Acorn Squash Supreme from Eat To Live and big fresh salads with salsa for dressing and half an avocado each. I added a pear for a snack or dessert.


I even used a pear cozy!

Preparedness in the barnyard

by Throwback at Trapper CreekMost conversations about preparedness center around the household. All well and good. But in our modern homesteading world many times we stock our pantries very well, but the barn cupboard may be a little bare. It's pretty easy to run to the feedstore and pick up a bale or two, a bag of scratch or alfalfa pellets. We are an on-demand society of consumers, but to

My children and pocket money

By EilleenConsumption RebellionI hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I think one of the most important things I can teach my children is how to manage money. In our consumerist world where we are often told that our dreams can be bought and bought NOW... and the true price of this seems to be a very high personal debt level.Anyway, I know many people have many approaches to pocket money but

Simple Does It

By: Notes From The Frugal TrenchesEvery now and then I realize I'm making a mistake, I'm over complicating life. Sometimes I feel a need to have things a certain way, like I'm failing if my plate doesn't look, smell and taste all together epicurean. Sometimes I put so much pressure on myself to make things perfect that I seriously contemplate making something bought look homemade and fret (for a

One Year Anniversary + Holiday SALE

December 1st is our official 1 year anniversary. We are thrilled to be here and incredibly grateful for your excitement and kindness. We have a variety of sales this coming week to thank you! (still time to have fun in the dirt in the dark... Naomi in squirrel pose, planting bulbs with Carissa A.)SALE on Sat 11/27 & Sun 11/28 from 12 - 4pm, in honor of Small Business Saturday:* * * and TRIPLE

Teaching What Matters Most

By Belfrom Spiral GardenOne of my passions is helping other families connect with nature. I love writing about getting kids into the garden, and walking the talk by enjoying our garden, nature walks, photography, camping and other nature-inspired activities, with my children.There are some very good resources for children which cover topics such as permaculture, organic gardening, peak oil,

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed Thursday and Friday for yummy time with family and friends. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4pm with SALES and fun!

What To Do With A Whopper!

by Gavin from The Greening of Gavin

Look what I discovered lurking under my zucchini bush!  Note the bewildered look on my face.  What the heck am I going to do with this massive zucchini.  It weighted in at 2.772 kg, and it is the biggest I have ever seen.  It wouldn't even fit in the fridge!


But then the ah ha moment!

I shall make a chutney with some of it, and dinner with the remainder.

Family napkins

by FrancescaFuoriBorgoIn my family we use cloth napkins at meals. I grew up using cloth napkins, and having my parents remind me and my siblings, to fold and put away our napkins at the end of each meal, each inside its own little "napkin case" - which were envelopes crocheted by my grandmother. My parents still use those crocheted cases, and neatly fold and stow away their napkins after at

Simple, Green & Frugal in the BIG SMOKE!

By: Notes From The Frugal TrenchesWhen I first began writing for the co-op, I was in a small city surrounded by countryside and I was waiting for the day when homesteading was in my future. While I've not let go of that dream and do expect one day to be surrounded by fields of donkeys, pigs, hens and rabbits (oh my!) right now I'm embarking on a new adventure, big city living. For a variety of

A Thanksgiving Timetable

by Sadge, at Firesign FarmI'm the oldest of five children, so learned early how to cook for a crowd (in fact, I had to learn to cook all over again, for one, when I moved out on my own). Although there are just the two of us now, Thanksgiving Dinner at my house is usually for at least six, and sometimes even more. Over time, I've developed a timetable schedule that lets me get everything ready

Slugs: the Nemesis of My Garden



Warning, pictures of slugs coming up! Since they're so ugly, I just thought I would share a flower photo to butter you up.  

Hello everyone, I'm a new writer here and so I thought I would give you a short introduction about myself.

I was originally a city (Portland, OR) and career girl. Since I've had a child, become a stay-at-home mom and the economic recession, I've moved outside the city

Trying my Hand at Winter Gardening

by Chiot's RunI'm lucky that we have a year round farmer's market that opened up last year. I can now find local produce all winter long, which is wonderful in our cold climate. Last winter I happily purchased all kinds of wonderful vegetables from various local farmers to get us through the winter. I'm always trying to expand my gardening so I can produce more and more of our food. Since we

A community with UNlike-minded people

By EilleenConsumption RebellionHello everyone!Readers of my personal blog will know that its been a very busy few months here for me. I'm at the final stages of closing a major chapter in my life and starting a new one. I'll be moving soon!And as with any endings and beginnings, I can't help but reflect over the good and the bad of the last 15+ years.One of the things I'm going to miss is my

CHESTNUT BLIGHT

The potentially devastating news that chestnut blight has been found in north eastern Victoria puts all chestnut growers on edge. In USA it wiped out the entire industry in 3 years!

Chestnut blight is a fungus that enters through wounds in the bark. Which is a real worry for us as our trees are regularly smashed by the neighbour’s unmanaged Stringybark's.It grows underneath it causing a canker which will girdles and kills the branch above the infection point. The disease can kill the tree if the trunk is girdled by a large canker or several cankers growing together.

The first signs of infection is often seen as wilting, yellowing and death of leaves and shoots.Yellow –brown to orange cankers on young smooth  barked trees or branches may also be early signs of infection.

The fungus is spread by animals (especially humans in this global village) that come into contact with the cankers and through the air after rain. If you suspect anything  or need more information contact www.planthealthaustralia.com.au

Chestnut blight occurs in Japan, China, Korea, USA, Canada, Italy and throughout Europe. It infects chestnuts, oak, red maple, shagbark hickory  and eucalyptus.

Biosecurity team checking our orchard for chestnut blight.


checking chestnuts

A Stringybark falls from neighbouring property and damages  another chestnut. In the last few years 5 productive  trees have been damaged by falling trees.smashed chestnut tree

The Taste of Summer

Posted by BelFrom Spiral GardenSummer is fast approaching here in Australia. For us, how we eat really marks the seasons. Here are some warm-weather favourites!Avocado Dressing1 medium avocado3/4 cup water1/2 tblspn olive oiljuice of half a lemon3 tsp fresh herbs (1/3 tsp dried herbs)sprinkle of salt to tasteIn blender or with stick blender process avocado & water. Add oil, herbs, salt, lemon

Land Efficiency

by Gavin from The Greening of Gavin

You have probably heard of energy efficiency, but what about land efficiency.  Are you really using what you have in the most efficient way.  Or do you ever dream of selling up and moving to the country to settle down on a few acres?  Do you really need a house cow or goat to live a sustainable lifestyle?  

I never have.  Sure I may have dreamed about it for

Batch baking

by FrancescaFuoriBorgoOn baking day, my small kitchen looks like a mess, but there's a method behind the apparent madness. Cool baking sheets sit on chairs, awaiting their turn to go into the oven, while piping hot ones are cooling on the table or the stove-top. The countertop, where all the kneading and mixing takes place, is dusted in flour and cluttered with baking ingredients and implements.

Best Arm Hair Removal Methods For Women

Best Arm Hair Removal Methods For Women

Arm hair for some people is a big problem and they would rather not have it there to begin with in the first place. Models, athletes and many other individuals do not like having hair on their bodies at all. Many of these people have already taken hair removal treatments to make their careers and personal lives easier.

You can have smooth beautiful arms. Read these ways to remove your arm hair.

    * Shave your arms using a quality razor and sweet smelling shave cream. This option seems like an obvious quick fix, but like all hair removal techniques; it does have it negatives. Some people report that hair grows in thicker after shaving, while others do not. It can be messy and there is the possibility of nicks and cuts. Some people prefer to trim hairy arms instead. However, this could make your arms look even worse.
    * Try a depilatory hair removal creme. The same cremes you use for your legs, might work for your arms as well. One downside to this method is that many people report skin irritation caused by the chemicals.
    * Use a hair bleach to make darker arm hair appear less noticeable. While you won’t remove the hair, this is yet another alternative to shaving with a razor.
    * Try one of those new hair removal mitts or buffers. While this method is often less effective, it does exfoliate the skin. This method may work for those with thinner hair that can be easily rubbed away.
    * Laser hair removal is now a very popular form of hair removal. This can be very effective for many people, but also can be very painful and expensive.
    * Waxing or sugaring can be an affordable choice for hair removal. It can be done at the salon or at home. As with many hair removal options, it can painful. Some people report ingrown hair challenges with this method, but overall it can be a very effective method. Some people have even used duct tape to rip out unwanted arm hair, but this can be very dangerous and painful.
    * Purchase an electronic shaver. The electronic shaver you use for your legs could work well for your arms. Although this is a temporary hair removal method, it may be a better option for those who do not want the risks associated with using a traditional sharp razor.
    * Buy an electric or battery operated epilator. An epilator rips hair out and is one of the most effective ways to remove arm hair. It is also one of the most painful methods, but the results may be worth it. Hair will take time to grow back in, and may grow in thinner over time, as with waxing.
    * Ponder the idea of combining methods to achieve smooth hairless arms. Consider purchasing an electronic shaver that can also be used as an epilator. Or, try waxing once a month at the salon and touching up at home with a hair removing buffer. Use the links on this page below to research more hair removal options for your arms.

Warnings

Always test a hair removal technique first as a precaution.

Native American Indian Art and Symbols

Native Americans traditions remained strong over the centuries. Traditional dances are performed by men and women. Every costume is unique and is made by a dancer itself. Dance represents a story. Men usually tell a story about hunt, step by step. Women dancing mirrors the role of woman in the society. Most famous is so called grass dance. By watching you have to get an illusion that the dancer is floating in the air and is not hitting the ground.













Hair Removal For Women At Home: Getting Rid of Body Hair

Hair Removal For Women At Home: Getting Rid of Body Hair

Unwanted body hair can be bothersome (not to mention downright embarrassing), while removing it can help you feel fresh and attractive. Shaving, waxing, threading, and laser hair removal all have their pluses and minuses.

Female body does not look good with hair on body and face. However, they grow remarkably in some females. Know all the available hair removal treatment. Homemade remedies for facial hair and hair on other parts of the body are given. Try these facial and body hair removal tips that can be done at home using simple ingredients.

Women get concerned if they have unwanted excessive dark or dense hair growth (known as hirsutism) on their face or any other part of the body including facial hair and pubic and bikini hair. Both the men and women have the same number of hairs, but the men’s hair are denser and darker due to the presence of male hormone testosterone in their body.

In women this may be caused by hormonal changes at puberty, pregnancy, irregular periods, menopause, stress, or it may be hereditary or a result of a drug. Sometimes it could be a side effect of a steroid cream or hormone pills taken to treat other conditions.

Facial & Body Hair Removal

The following can be used to remove your hair on face and body including underarms, legs, pubic, bikini area.

   1. Apply a mask of a paste made of sugar, lemon and water in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply twice a week.
   2. Apply a mask of a mixture of 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 4 teaspoons honey in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply twice a week.
   3. To turn hair golden brown, apply before bedtime a paste of 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice and ½ teaspoon sugar, 3-4 times a week for 2 months.
   4. Mix turmeric powder with milk and apply on the face. Scrub it off slowly moving your fingers in circular motion, and then wash with cold water.
   5. Blend one egg white with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of corn flour until it becomes a sticky paste. Apply the mixture to your face. When it dries gently peel it off. Repeat this 3-4 times a week.
   6. For Legs hair removal:Mix well ground white pepper with camphor and a few drops of kerosene. Apply on the legs and leave for a 10-15 minutes. The hair will fall off.

Hair Removal on a Child

   1. Apply a besan (gram flour, chana flour) haldi – turmeric powder paste. Take 75% besan and 25% haldi. i.e. for 3 tsp of besan mix 1 tsp of haldi. Both the ingredients are available from Indian grocery stores.
          * It is not possible to give an exact time for hair to vanish. In some parts of India, this is done for about 1.5 months to new born babies on whole body and they are almost hairless.
   2. Massage the baby with almond oil or any other oil.
          * (Note: You can use besan haldi paste and oil or wheat flour and ghee paste massage for even a new born child for 2-3 months, every alternate day. If the baby has too much hair, they will vanish over a period of time.)

Other Solutions for Facial and Body Hair Treatment

Waxing

Waxing is the easiest and most convenient way for removing hair and can be done at home with ease. Waxing pulls the hair out from below the top layer of skin and leaves your skin smooth. In waxing, a thin layer of melted wax is applied to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. The wax is then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, taking the hair with it.

In the sugar form of waxing, sugar is used instead of wax to get rid of the hair from face and body. Sugaring is easier to apply and easier to cleanup the mess.

Tweezing

Tweezing and threading are considered to be the safest method of removal of unwanted hair but these are extremely time-consuming.. Tweeze eyebrows using a sharp, clean pair of tweezers. Place a warm damp cloth over the brows for 5-10 minutes before plucking to soften the area or tweeze immediately after shower.

Bleaching

Bleaching is a good option if the hair is dark but not dense like those on the upper lip or other parts of the face, neck and arms. There are many options for facial bleach products at the drugstore or on the Internet.

Bleaching is a good option if the hair is dark but not dense like those on the upper lip or other parts of the face, neck and arms. There are many options for facial bleach products at the drugstore or on the Internet.
Mix six per cent hydrogen peroxide with household ammonia or ammonia water. For each 10 drops of ammonia mix 15 gram of peroxide apply immediately after mixing. Leave it for 20-30 minutes. If the result of first application is not satisfactory, repeat it the next day.

Shaving

Shaving is mostly used for legs and bikini line, but the hair grows back too fast after shaving. Also the skin becomes red after shaving or even red bumps can develop. You can use a shaving gel for sensitive skin and apply a solution containing 1 or 2 aspirins in 1/4 cup water with cotton. The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin cures the redness or red bumps even when applied to the surface of skin.

You should never shave on dry hair. Wet hair is soft and easier to cut. It is myth that shaving increases the rate of growth of hair. Note that shaving does not change the texture, color, rate of hair growth and hair density which depend on hormones.

Depilatories

Depilatories use calcium hydroxide and sodium or calcium thioglycolate which dissolve hair. But it involves severe irritation and/or burns to the skin and eyes for some people. There fore, depilatories should never be used for eyebrows and on broken skin. First test the depilatory on your arm to check for allergic reactions. Hair comes back in a few days after application because depilatories remove the hair on the surface.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis use electric current to remove hair. Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method because this technique destroys the hair follicle. The technique, however, needs repeats and thus costly.

There are two types of electrolysis devices are in use: the needle epilator and the tweezers epilator. The major risks of using electrolysis include electrical shock, infection from a non-sterile needle and scarring caused by improper technique.

Home electrolysis kits are also available. But because these use very low voltage, they are not very effective.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is superior to other forms of hair removal but is not permanent and it can include skin discoloration (either darkening or lightening of skin), swelling, inflammation and infected hair follicles

Amazing Jump Moments Captured At Right Time

Here are some of the amazing jump moments captured and taken at right time from the various photographers. Perfect timing is required to take this photos. Amazing camera work can be seen here. The photographers perfect in their profession can do such wonderful jobs in taking these photos. Check out this collection after the jump …