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Trashy Light Bulbs


It took 2 months to realize that there was an upsurge in the number of times I had to replace light bulbs. After a few weeks I started dating the bulbs to keep track. Soon I had to put one in per day. Enough was enough ! ! I found a number to call the Champion Light […]

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Cooking – part 1: what it has become


The world is busy. We are busy trying to keep up. It gets harder to find time for even the most important requirements of life and family. On the food side of things it is obviously apparent by a stroll down a grocery isle. If you took everything out of the store that has been […]

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Storage:Matches not the same


I can’t imagine how many wooden matches I have used in my lifetime. Thousands for sure. I’m here to tell you that they are not all the same. They used to contain sulphur until that became a ‘no-no’. Then for a while it was hard to get a match to burn. I used a ‘Seafarer’ […]

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Bacon Without Nitrites?


Yes it can be done, but by yourself. The bacon you find in the store contains nitrites in order to inhibit the formation of bacteria. If you want to make your own, you start with your own piggy meat. The area around the rib cage (called the pork belly) is most commonly used, but contains a lot […]

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Onions: an old wives tale?


I read some info on the use of onions to cure illnesses…in fact the claim was it could have helped with the black plague. Ok…this was serious business for me. Had I been missing a valuable remedy? The stories go like this: A doctor found a healthy family in 1919 among many others that were suffering […]

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A Plan is Formed


We have decided that we have enough square bales in the loft of the barn that we can afford to part with the round ones we have outside. The ones that are exposed to the local wildlife. There is a herd of elk, deer and a few moose that want it bad. I want the […]

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Dandelion Extract in the News


This is new news: (all italics are my words) Scientist and government are just starting to get it. They are agreeing to do toxicology trials on dandelions. If they figure out the dandelion root tea is the end all to cancer what will they do – tax us per dandelion on our property? It would […]

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Super Bugs, E.coli…


The media seems to be all over the Superbug issue. Marketplace on CBC claims this: [Canadians are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. As a result, people are getting sicker and are taking longer to get well. It is now not uncommon for people to be administered antibiotics through an IV because the usual drugs in pill […]

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