The Gilgamesh Project

The Gilgamesh myth is about King Gilgamesh of Uruk, who could defeat anyone in battle. One day, Gilgamesh best friend, Enkidu, died. Gilgamesh sat by the body and observed it for many days, until he saw a worm dropping out of his friend´s nostril. At that moment Gilgamesh was gripped by a terrible horror, and he resolved that he himself, would never die. He would somehow find a way to defeat death. Gilgamesh then undertook a journey to the end of the universe, killing lions, battling scorpion-men and finding his way into the underworld. There he shattered the mysterious stone “things” of Urshanabi, the ferryman of the river of the dead and found Utnapishtim, the last survivor of the primordial...

Fantastic Plants – The Great Mullein

Today I will tell you about an extraordinary plant. It is called Great or common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus). In danish “Filtbladet Kongelys“. Two years ago I found a much smaller plant than the one I show you below. I digged it up and planted it near my fireplace in the east end of the garden. After a few month the plant had spread to the whole garden and one of them had begun to grow quite fast and heavy beside the greenhouse. Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a two-year plant, that only flourishes the second year. After that it dies. It grows wild in all Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia. Great Mullein is used as a ornamental plant...

Close To Plants 2

Hi there lovely one. Good to have you back for the Plantstories again… In “Close To Plants 1” I told you about the raspberries, the currants and the gooseberries. This time I will tell you about all the rest from my blueberries to my beloved pear tree. If a kitchen has only a few herbs in its possession, basil will likely be one of them. Its fragrant essence combines well with rosemary and thyme in meat dishes, fish, vegetables, cheese, soup and eggs, and is one of the main ingredients in pesto, along with pine nuts and parmesan cheese. I have my basil inside my Greenhouse. Basil is considered one of the healthiest herbs. It’s best when fresh, exuding a sweet, earthy aroma that...

Close To Plants 1

Plants is just amazing organisms. Quiet still standing (most of them) creatures that are so important for our lives. We call it The Blue Planet, but we should rather call it The Green Planet. Maybe then we would respect them a little more and know that without them……..there would be nothing. Below a little poem about the process from the plants that we are so depending on and since I am a schoolteacher in Biology, well then it is inevitably ;O) When it comes to food you can just feel how good plants are for you. One of my favorite doings is to go around in my garden and talk to my plants…….Ok ok well not talking, something like feeling...

Unfuck Yourself – Aging Gracefully

6 tips for managing midlife changes Although our bodies adapt to meet our changing needs as we age, eventually, time takes its toll on the body ? and often, it’s a heavy toll. By middle age, many people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Yet researchers at Rush University Medical Center are finding that the severity of these aging-related changes is largely the result of lifestyle choices. “Heart disease and other health issues that we associate with aging aren’t inevitable,” says Jack Olson, MD, a geriatrician at Rush. ?Making healthy choices can slow some of the effects of time.? He offers the following advice on how to reduce the risk of health problems down the road ? so you’ll...