Inside Kilome – viewing Kajiado

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Biking trails with views of Kajiado & on clear days Kilimanjaro.
Remember to register your presence at nearest Government official or community leader, alternatively book for a pre-arranged tour package.

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Kilome ‘s protein rich Chapatis this Valentine’s

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Here’s another first. – PROTEIN RICH CHAPATIS. Made of protein rich

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Fermented soya that has a slight course texture like half ‘atta chapaties’ but very high in protein content is the ultimate chapati for health aware individual seeking a pastry that’s dry and not starch filled.
It’s also good for vegetarians seeking dry foods that are non meat foods with high protein content!

So what’s the difference between Soya Powder & Soy Flour?
Soy flour is made by grinding whole dry soybeans into flour in the same way wheat kernels
are ground into flour. Soy flour
often contains considerable hull
material, is more coarse, and may even be raw.
Soy flour is often dry-toasted after grinding to improve
flavor and digestibility. It may be
used in baking recipes.

Soya Powder is made by cooking the soybeans before grinding. Soyapowder is finer than soy flour and usually has a better flavor. It may be used to make soya milk and it may also be used in baking recipes

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New bird kilome

ictrine warbler : name & bird a lifer to me and first time I’ve seen it in kilome!
Breeding in Europe and visiting Africa during winters (september-march) its known to pass through Kenya (where its uncommon) headed south either in the rift valley or west of the rift valley which makes it special to be sighted ‘east’ of the rift valley.
Their name, icterine, is derived
from ikteros, the ancient Greek word for jaundice and describes the bird’s spring plumage…yellowish beneath and olive brown on top.
Your welcome to bird in kilome any time: I have recorded over 180bird species some of which are recorded here.

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Bee royal jelly

#bees
‘BEE Royal JELLY’ – which farmer here harvests it commercially?

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A well-managed hive during a season of 5–6 months can produce approximately 500 g of royal jelly.
Since the product is perishable,
producers must have immediate
access to proper cold storage (e.g., a household refrigerator or freezer) in which the royal jelly is stored until it is sold or conveyed to a collection
center. Sometimes honey or beeswax are added to the royal jelly, which is thought to aid its preservation.
Royal Jelly is the food of the queen bee for her whole life, allowing her to lay more than 2,000 eggs per day and to live for 5-6 years, in contrast to the life expectancy of most bees which stands at a maximum of 2months. Royal Jelly also allows the royal larvae to see their initial weight multiplied by 2,000 in the space of just 5 days.
Royal jelly is secreted from the
glands in the heads of worker bees, and is fed to all bee larvae, whether they are destined to become drones (males), workers (sterile females), or queens (fertile females)

Royal Jelly’s reputation as a powerful antioxidant and anti-aging properties has made it one of the most widely researched and marketed food supplements in the world.

KNOWN USES & in Synergy WITH OTHER PRODUCTS

– restores strength, energy
– aphrodisiac, combats impotence, frigidity, indirectly stimulates the libido, desire (traditional usage)
– improves endurance (synergy
with Rhodiola and Tribulus)
– anorexia, emaciation, restores
appetite
– excellent for growth in children and adolescents
– helps to prevent deficiencies and improve endurance for athletes (in synergy with Spirulina and Tribulus )
– promotes hormonal balance in men and women
– helps women during menopause
– increases capacity for concentration (in synergy with Rhodiola and Ginseng)
– balances the nervous system,
improves memory (synergy
with Ginkgo biloba and Rhodiola
– reduces tinnitus, ringing in the
ears
– improves cerebral functions
– combats light depression
– reduces nervous tension, promotes relaxation
– restores taste for life, stimulates the desire to be active (but does not interfere with sleep)
– regulates blood pressure (combats hypertension and hypotension)
– regulates appetite, combats
digestive problems Anti-disease – Natural shield – Flu
– anti-aging, powerful antioxidant (traditional usage) (synergy with Goji Berry and Ginseng )
– natural antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-infection
– protects effectively against diseases and external attacks
(synergy with bee Propolis)
– flu, swine flu (H1N1), colds, fever (excellent combination with bee Propolis)
– sore throat, tonsillitis, ulcers,
sinusitis, bronchitis (++) (synergy with Propolis and Echinacea )
– chronic respiratory conditions
– helps in cancer prevention
(no scientific proof, but its rich
composition plays an essential role in the healthy functioning of the body and immune system).
– improves the body’s resistance to viruses, bacteria and other infections
– combats bad cholesterol
– vasodilatory action, improves blood circulation
– anemia
– skin problems (synergy with
Aloe Vera)
– thickens and nourishes hair
– dermatosis
– combats labial herpes (++) (synergy. with bee Propolis)
– combats acne

DOSAGE
recommended to take 600-1000mg (1g) of fresh Royal Jelly per day

*Never take royal jelly if you Have an allergy to bee products or have just been stung by. a bee
(adopted from Ginseng & Wikipedia)

*manuals for making bee keeping equipment: https://kilome.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/bee-products-that-can-be-done-in-kilome/

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Understanding your power bills

1.Watts (W): are the yardstick for measuring power.

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A one hundred watt light bulb, for example, is rated to consume one hundred watts of power when turned on. If such a light bulb were on for four hours it would consume a total of 400 watt-hours (Wh) of energy. Watts, therefore measure instantaneous power while watt hours measure the total amount of energy consumed over a period of time.
2. a kilowatt (kW): is one thousand watts while A megawatt (MW) is one million watts
3: So how much power do i consume in my house? 
– look at watt ratings on each device that uses electricity in your house ie I have 5 100w bulbs on for 4 hrs daily = 5×100×4×30(days of month) = 60,000 watthours per month or 60 kilowatt hours(kwh) × tarrif charge / hr from your power provider.
while same number of bulbs + same hours used but using 40watt bulbs will be equivalent to 5×40×4×30=24000watts consumed (24 kwh – ie kilo watt hrs). Therefore more brighter or higher rated bulbs means higher consumption in your power bill.
4. Are their devices that consume more power than bulbs at home?
– Yes, heating devices are the biggest users
Elec oven.     from 3000watts
Iron box.          ”      1200watts
Hot plate cooker. ”  1200watts
Water heater.        ”  479watts
Tv.                            ”  213watts

*multiply each by average hours you use in a day to get its consumption % in monthly bills.
eg TV turned on by children at 4pm to. 10pm = 212×6×30 = 38.1kwh/month minimum .

– while ironing for 1hr daily = 1200×1×30 = 36kwh/ month minimum. However your 5 100watt(“bright bulbs”) on for 5 hrs every evening will be 70kwh (almost equivalent to ironing+tv)!!!

Those with ‘spotlights’ for security face some of the highest bills, and this is why

– most spot lights are rated 300-1500watts. Therefore each  300watt spotlight on all night 6pm-6am ie 12hrs will consume 300×12×30 = 108kwh/month/spotlight.

So how do ‘smartphones’ affect my elec bills?
4 (four) people in a home with smartphones charging 2× daily = 4 × 5.45watt hours(1440mAh) × 2 × 30 = 1306kwhrs/month.

*it has been noted that homes with smartphones tend to spend much less time on computers,  tv entertainment and computer games thereby significantly reducing electric bills that would have accumulated from their 6-12 hour use of these gadgets entertaining themselves!

When gaming & internet are turned off on smartphones their charge tends to last 5-7days which would mean a decrease in charged bill by at least a factor of 10 ie for the family of four from 1306 kwh/month to 130.6kwh’s/month

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Local Tourists discover a unique creature in kilome

This was the first time I had accompanied a group with children, so the day was an excitement in discovery of what exites them in kilome and it didn’t disappoint as they were adventurous & pointed out a lot I would have missed.

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Their keen observations turned up a red and black flies I’ve never seen before and this snake(?) Or worm that was slightly longer than a foot that was coiled but got into a nearby waterpool and started swimming as we neared.

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Now that was not only new but unique because it was all white with a black head

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Its width was about the size of the biro ink tube. Now that has dazzled even my research friends who are also intriged to know what it is. Anyone with a clue is welcome to comment on this site or email.
How relaxing was this outing for adults?

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What of the ladies?

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Can i tour kilome without a guide? Sure, however you will see or experience as much as you know plus Freedom comes with a responsibility over what you carry and yourself.
It’s always wise to register your presence with the administration before embarking on your tour. Happy holidays!
Will be going back to see if I can photograph details of that creature

*clip of snake

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