ICELAND: A Drive Through the Southwest

Recorded September 6, 2008. The Republic of Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of about 320000 and a total area of 103000 kilometers. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature. Unlike neighbouring Greenland, Iceland is considered to be a part of Europe, not of North America, though geologically the island is not part of either of the continental plates. This video was shot entirely from behind a bus window as we drove around the beautiful icelandic landscape in the southwest part of the country. From: timvp.com
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Meditation practice with a horse

Total experience of presence with a horse is a wonderful practice. It can be the real key to the deep connection we are longing for. This is a clip from one session I did together with my horse, Taktur, in August 2009. I used tools that I have learned from my teacher Arjuna Ardagh in the Awakening Coaching Training. First I used theese tools with other people, but I was soon to discover their great potential in the relation to horses. This kind of practices has been my main preparation for the transition to ride bridle-less riding with my horse. When the deep connection was established, there was no longer any need for the two of us to make any decision alone: The ride became an uninterrupted flow of love and trust between us. Music: Deva Premal, Om Namo Bagavate True horsemanship is based on deep connection between the horse and human. Our inner state is reflecting on our horses. To be a good partner and leader for my horse it starts with my autentic self. When I am present and congurent I am ready to expirience the horse potential. Love is the foundtation. Open your heart. Visit my blog: taktur.blogspot.com
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Soaking hay process to lower sugars in hay

This is the wheeled ice chest we use to soak a feeding of hay for my Icelandics. Can wheel into the kitchen to add hot water then wheel back outside, plus easy to dump. Reduction of carbohydrates / sugars is helpful for insulin resistant horses to keep their glucose from spiking. Soaking hay can reduce the sugar levels. I also think that wet hay is good for my horses particularly during hot summer months. Soaking hay is usually only done if the hay is not tested for NSC (non-structural carbohydrate). If hay is already known to have low NSC, then soaking is not necessary to help leach sugars. Bermuda grass hay leaches sugars out best with hot water. Soak in hot water for at least an hour, then drain, rinse with hose water, drain, rinse, drain. Research article on Soaking Hay to Remove Excess Soluble Carbohydrate and Potassium: www.safergrass.org Conclusion from research study: “Both sugar and potassium can be leached out of all types of hay in significant amounts by soaking for at least 60 minutes in clean, cold water, or 30 minutes in hot water, and draining. The average reduction in sugar over 15 samples of a variety of hays was 31%. As the amount of sugars dissolved increased over time, this suggests that a longer soaking period may allow more even more sugar to be leached. Horses readily accept wet hay. Caution should be exercised to feed wet hay before it has a chance to mold or heat, which could feasibly degrade protein or other valuable nutrients.” With Horse Hay

Modir min i kvi kvi

Ein altes isländisches Lied Einst setzte eine junge Frau aus purer Armut ihr kleines Kind im Wald aus. Als sie später zum Tanzen gehen wollte, konnte sie nicht, weil sie nichts Passendes anzuziehen hatte. Da hörte sie aus der Dunkelheit die Stimme ihrer toten Tochter singen: Mutter, ich kann dir gern mein Tüchlein leihen. Es heißt, die junge Frau sei darüber wahnsinnig geworden …

Trausti Laufdal – Einn Koss

Trausti Laufdal – Einn Koss Fyrsta smáskífan af sólóplötunni minni sem ég er að vinna að þessa daganna. The first single of my debut solo album. Vocals : Hildur Þórlindsdóttir Vocals : Guitar, Melodica & Perc : Trausti Laufdal Bass : Sveinn Helgi Halldórsson Drums & Perc : Þorvaldur “Trommvaldur” Kári Piano : Svanur Herbertsson Accordion : Stefán Jónsson
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