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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Two Handed Acorn Whistle



In an emergency situation of being lost, the ability to make a loud noise is invaluable. Today, I will show you how to make a two handed acorn whistle. It's also a fun thing to learn for you or a kid.

I like the bigger acorn caps. I demonstrate the acorn whistle in this video with a chestnut oak acorn.

Watch the video for the setup and performance.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Heaven 6 - Practice with Eskrima



Heaven 6 is an extreme fun two man form to practice. The rhythm of it is meditative.

In this video, we are practicing an escrima coordination drill call Heaven 4.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Abecedario 4 / Open 4 - Practice with Eskrima



The Eskrima is one of my favorite weapons to practice. The training methods are fun and interesting, but extremely practical. Unlike most weapons training that involve most individual training, the eskrima is based on partner training. I love it!

In this video, we are practicing an escrima coordination drill call Abecedario 4 or Open 4.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dying a Basket with a natural Black Walnut Dye



Just something new, I wanted to try really quick. I was cleaning some walnuts and knew that they make a dye. I dripped a basket into the water to see what would happen. Check out the video and see the results.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Preparing and Drying Black Walnuts



After collecting the black walnuts, there is still a few steps to prepare them for eating and extracting the nut. The first step is to remove the outer husk. Wear gloves for this step because the husk will stain your hands. Use your thumbs to press in and split the husk off of the nut. The husks are poisonous to other plants so dispose of away from your plants and do not put it into your compose.

Once the husk is removed, place them into your sink and rinse with water. Once the sink is full, start to agitate the nuts together to remove the excess husk off the shells.

The last step is the drying phase. I placed the nuts on my drying rack and let them cure for at least 2 weeks.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013