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I found the Grail. My Gurus

Caution mindless rambling not related to Aquaponics follow. Inspired by the John Todd post I replied to. 

Let me cut to the chase I completed one of my early quests when I found the Holy Grail.  Here is the secret.

"You and the earth are one." My organic medicated brain can't seem to remember if it was a line from one of those 70s Arthur legend movies or just a moment of enlightenment. You know an AHa moment or profound revelation etc. 

I have always…


Added by M Cosmo on August 24, 2011 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

Dueling with terrestrial invaders. Thief's in the night. Ah! the game is afoot.

Well the secret is out. I have fish and a fish feeder in an unsecured greenhouse.   Oh us stupid humans.  As a Ferengi I use to know would say.  Hue-Mons they are strange. It seems a terrestrial Invader has found first my fish feeder and then my gallon jar with fish food. A racoon I surmise. Woe is me.  I have heard the many stories of the cunning invaders. They can open jars and navigate wires. All may be lost but the thrill of the Game is on.  Sure I could go the mundane route of a steel…


Added by M Cosmo on April 13, 2011 at 7:03pm — 7 Comments

The headless 6 foot Cabbage that ate my Greenhouse.

So here is some scale. That Aliflor bed that it is in is about 14" square. The cabbage plant on the left is over 3 feet wide.  I harvested it today for the leaves in my green drinks. 

Now the monster on the right is about 6 feet or so. I am really tempted to let it keep growing. I has no HEAD. What the heck is going on. I think it know that if it heads I will harvest…


Added by M Cosmo on April 13, 2011 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

The incredible Inflatable Elvis

Holy Elvis.  (not retouched)

Well I missed the Kodak moment.  Although this wasn't bad.  When I went by yesterday Elvis was bent backwards at the knees.  So that photo would have been named the Incredible pelvis of Inflatable Elvis.  But alas when I went back to take the photo Elvis was completed deflated.  I guess that famous stage move of his of…


Added by M Cosmo on April 13, 2011 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

4 seconds of my 15 minutes of Fame - Cosmo in cameo of Food Inc.

Andy Warhol said "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." well. it happen to me again.  While watching Food Inc. for the first time on my new Free Movie service on Amazon Prime account.  There it was at 1hour 1 minute into the film. Some old film of New Alchemy Institute visit from Gary Hirshberg from Stoney Field Farms.  I remember that talk under the Mulberry tree.  And there I was in the shoot.  I am one of the two hairy guys in the top right. A nice little Ahaa…


Added by M Cosmo on February 26, 2011 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Dancing Berry's

The simple little pleasures of life hanging in the sky chair in the oak tree listening to the Windchime watching the sunset.

Today my wife made yellow cupcakes with orange marmalade topping. Although she's always been a master pudding maker and an accomplished baker she has definitely expanded her repertoire by becoming a Martha devote. I confess i enjoy the show. Being in… Continue

Added by M Cosmo on February 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Mother's Nature - the mystery of life or Why are my plants growing if there are no nutrients in the system?


We have all fallen under the spell of our Mother Nature.  Ah she takes many forms. The clantily gowned seductress, all three forms of the goddess Mother, Mate, Crone. We learn from her every day in path.  For  me she has always been Gaia - Diana - Rhiannon many of the forms we know as Mother Nature.  So why do I bring her up now on this often Scientific fact based…


Added by M Cosmo on February 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Encounters on my Interspecies Epicurean Quest - Next stop Local Rock Stars


As I step through my interspecies epicurean quest, I meet fellow travelers that make the journey the purpose.   I have long learned that a life lesson not learned will once again come around on the wheel. Although there have been many intrepid creatures on the journey both human and not, it is always this one zen constant "be here…


Added by M Cosmo on February 19, 2011 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

A visit to the Urban Guru

Well we all know I love to wax on about the esoteric journey of my Aquaponics Zen Quest.  So recently I took my physical body and inquisitive mind over to Sahib's place.  Ahhh! now known to me as the Urban Guru.  He has all of the paths covered.  Float Beds, Gravel Beds, Verticals, NFT and lets not forget several wicking variations.  No I don't think there is a path to…


Added by M Cosmo on January 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Alien Tilapia Mother ship kills birds

They blew it now.  The mother ship made a big mistake.  Here you can see an actual photo of a Mothership from the Pician Galaxy taken by our Astronauts of the cloud they use to conceal the mothership. 


Pictured: The giant anvil-shaped cloud hovering 75,000ft above Earth is photographed by…


Added by M Cosmo on January 6, 2011 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Alien Tilapia first wave of Invasion - Fish - Kill 2011

You may have read in the news about the Fish kill(s) in middle america.  They can't figure out what happen to those poor fish. HA I say HA. We know the official explanation but we of the underground know the truth. Here are just a few of the current headlines. 

 "Maryland investigates large fish kill in Chesapeake Bay"…


Added by M Cosmo on January 6, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Pician Galaxy Invasion

We as you may know I recently returned from my abduction to the Pician Galaxy.  I was able to take some pics and gather some information about their invasion. Big Blue had mind control - transferred me to their planet. 

He is the dominant warrior in my tank.  You can read my previous posts to learn more about…


Added by M Cosmo on January 6, 2011 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

The Incident at Inverness. The fourth tower of Inverness

This is the story of how I was abducted by the Alien Tilapia back to their home planet in the Picus galaxy.   I have finally returned. I have "Repo"ed my body back after having been first abducted, then "Transferred" and now I have escaped and returned to my body.  Phew!@@%^^@   Glad to get that out.  If you hadn't noticed I have been absent from the Underground.  

The story of my abduction; Well about a few…


Added by M Cosmo on January 1, 2011 at 7:49pm — 4 Comments

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Added by M Cosmo on December 2, 2010 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Its Magic. Closing in the Greenhouse

Today the Magician team of Tonya and Gina come to help me close in the greenhouse. I was anticipating getting to work with carpenters again and it was all that I was hoping for. I bought a vinyl door at that hardware crack house Lowes. All went great. The dynamic duo installed the door in the greenhouse. You can see for yourself that it I now have a building. When there is a door it is called a building.
After the door install they had a quick salad and then…

Added by M Cosmo on November 6, 2010 at 6:07pm — 3 Comments

Immortal Alien Tilapia

Immortal Alien Tilapia. Yes that is right I have now learned that those aliens who I have written about before are immortal. I know some of you have joined the resistance yet but I know have proof that they are Aliens and immortal. Here is how I have found out. I built 5 tanks in my greenhouse for what I thought was just fish. I only have 2 of them lined to hold water. All of my fish (ha they still think I am not on to them) in one tank due to my sloppy tank lining job. The second tank starts… Continue

Added by M Cosmo on October 31, 2010 at 8:09pm — 4 Comments

Scribed by the Sculpturerist Apprentice

Alas learning is the path we all must travel to reach the end of our inter-kingdom epicurean quest. I had the luck of working under the tutelage of the master water sculpturerist. On a past visit to the outdoor art exhibit disguised as an Aquaponics Garden in Orlando. I quickly recognized the work of a water Alchemist. One can can make the element move in mysterious ways. I was accepted as an momentary apprentice from by this master and she came of to my outdoor man cave to help me learn her… Continue

Added by M Cosmo on October 31, 2010 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

The sweet seduction of running my fingers through the red stuff.

I have been an avid loyal devote of the vertigro stacks. Then I built the float tanks below the hanging vertigro stacks to collect the recalculating flow. Sue the float tank looks interesting and I like putting my feet in it when I have to get to the south wall of the greenhouse. Then I came up with the great idea of building a gravel bed to be the filter for the first stop of the fish tank water. Little did I know that when I bought 10 cubic feet of Aliflor what I was in for. So I built the… Continue

Added by M Cosmo on October 15, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

My Little Woody Willy - How to save thousands a year.

Get your mind out of the gutter. This is about my 1951 Willys steel woody wagon.

SSo here are the facts. If you have a regular car with a regular insurance company than you insure your classic with full insurance for very little a year. In my case It cost me only $226 a YEAR with one of the two classic Insurers. No…

Added by M Cosmo on October 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Healing through laughter. Those precious moments.

I never knew how rewarding and trying it was going to be when I became a GRANDFATHER. I have bloged before about how wonderful it is being with my grandson. Well my fellow seniors ( I like that title) send me lots of jokes etc. So here I will post a few that help me remember why I can get away with my wit. Here is one I got today. It reminds me of the many times those young-ins try to help me with my iphone. I just smile. Having been an Apple system engineer for dozens of years I think I can… Continue

Added by M Cosmo on October 5, 2010 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

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