I made my own peppermint lip balm for Christmas this year, and everybody loved it. I got the recipe from Wellness Mama, and whipped up a batch for 2014 Christmas presents. This is a truly wonderful recipe, and if you’re interested in making your own, you should check out her recipe by clicking on the […]
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Read my journey into permaculture here Summer 2013 saw us watching many YouTube videos about permaculture. At the time, the main challenge posed to us was the availability of water. We were in the middle of a drought, and didn’t want to use municipal water for our plants. The only option left was rain, and […]
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To date this is the longest story I’ve ever written. In a fit of madness I deleted most of my old writing from my computer, but this story survived because it was posted on the internet. This was a bit of a depressing and confusing time in my life, and therefore a depressing and confusing […]
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Never underestimate the tom-foolery of a young writer with a 60,001 Baby Names book.
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Gummies are a nice treat to snack on. They taste good (usually), are fun to make, and leave you with a sense of accomplishment, having created your own fruit snack. You know exactly what went into them, and they’re crazy simple. Here are a few basic tips when making your own gummies. 1) High quality […]
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One of the most prominent hurdles we face in the small scale garden, agricultural field, or even in our lawns, is weeds. As a former kid, I know the blood, sweat and tears put into eradicating the prickly and unsightly weeds from our landscapes. But they keep coming back. How do we keep them away […]
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This idea was originally formed after reading an Imprimis article from Hillsdale College. (The story’s title was simply a working title). The article dealt with the attacks on the electrical transformers in California. Originally I tried to also tackle this problem (why not bite off way more than we can chew?) But it morphed quickly […]
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Here’s the second shot at making fruit snacks! Again, I followed the basic outline from The Gelatin Secret. Problems with the first batch: 1. Not enough flavor. They were a great idea, and definitely gummy, but not very flavorful. 2. Too much honey. Raw honey has a very distinct flavor, and this had too much. […]
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My oasis is bare, prickly, hot, and uninviting. It rests on the heaps of dirt and rocks dug out from our ditch down the road. How can this be an oasis? It is uninhabitable. Do not go outside barefoot, or in shorts or sandals. In fact… don’t go outside at all. This is how I […]
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