Vela Creations is an in-depth resource for off grid living. The site documents our research and experiences, hoping that they might help others interested in pursuing this lifestyle. This blog is designed to document our day to day experiences as we build our new, sustainable homestead. If you are interested in seeing more photos and videos, we have a flickr account at the following url: http://flickr.com/photos/35090117@N05/collections/
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We used to keep the rabbits in a 20' by 10' shed on the other side of the circle drive from the house. Now that all the animals are together in the new barn, we decided to convert the shed into something we've been wanting for a while, a workshop.
We took off all the old siding and cleaned out the hay, fences, and general stuff that had been accumulating in the unused building. We then covered the walls with corrugated tin.
There are two shutter-style windows, which slide up and down on runners. They provide plenty of light and breeze, and are easy to open and close.
Abe welded up a shelving unit that will house crates and baskets of all different kinds of materials.
These PVC rings, just inside the door, will hold all our shovels, pics, rakes, and similar tools.
Now comes the task of moving other shelves into the room, along with all the tools and materials. Abe will also be welding up a work table. We're pretty excited about it and look forward to the coming week of work being finished.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Police attack disabled Native American veteran and wife Toms River NJ
We started filming after the Police smashed through my front door and left. We went outside on our own property to film and ascertain what was going on, on our property. Aside from having no warrant. The police make a grab for my phone as I am attacked. My poor wife is then attacked by male officers and sexually assaulted. We were locked up and charged with aggravated assault on an officer and resisting arrest. After obtaining audio of the phony indictment, we discovered the big beefy officer committed perjury to the Grand Jury. After investigation of Public Record: Through proper investigation, public officials to include Judges, Prosecutors, and Public Defenders, Officers of the Court have failed to have oaths of office in accordance with: N.J.S.A. 40 A: 5-33 "In addition to any oath that may be specially prescribed, every person elected or appointed to any office in any local unit shall, before assuming such office, take and subscribe to the oaths required by chapter 1 of the Title "Oaths and Affidavits" (R.S. 41:1-1 et seq.). The oaths shall be filed with the county clerk in the case of the county, and the municipal clerk in the case of a municipality, and shall be preserved by these officials as public records." County Prosecutors are violating N.J.S.A. 2B:25-6 and N.J.S.A. 40 A: 5-33, since they are part of the collusion and hence protecting violators of the law. I am in the process of alerting the U.S. Attorney General and the State Attorney General due to County Prosecutors Misconduct by being derelict of their duties by not properly managing the lower courts with Prosecutors who fail to take oath of offices. Hence, 18 U.S.C. Section 2382 or law in this manner is clear cut. Whereas: 1. The violators of law having no oaths of office, can not formally be charged with Official Misconduct since in case law only Official Misconduct can be charged upon those who truly hold an office. Case law is clear that having no oath of office deems the position/office vacant. 2. The integrity of the internal affairs in Ocean County is compromised. The crucial component of an effective criminal system is non-existent if you are colored, culturally different, or poor. This is a loss of public confidence and a miscarriage of justice. 3. You are Guilty of the crimes you have committed, without due process and automatically despite the charade of injustice is performed in the courts.
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We’ve filled up the wicking beds in the garden with (mostly) annual plants, like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, beans, etc.
We have also planted around the trees and grey water bed down at the town house, with a mixture of annuals and perennials.
Abe’s put in several new trees, including a cherry, mimosa, fig and several mulberries (the kids now spend a good 30 minutes every day going around all our mulberry trees picking the fruit that has ripened that day). We're also filling up any empty spots that are on the drip-lines around the trees and shrubs.
I feel as though I’ve done nothing but plant seeds and water gardens for the past couple of weeks, but the effort is already paying off, as new plants poke their heads through the mulch all over the place.
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