Archive | July, 2012

Natural Weight Loss that Works!


I’m trying to see things in a positive light. I’m actually ill. I think it’s a flue. It’s been a few years since I’ve had a flue and I have lost tabs on how horrible, weak, shaky, nauseous and feverish a person can be. Yucky man! Food doesn’t look or smell good. I know if it goes in […]

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Sherry’s Wild Spice Blend


              Sherry’s Wild Spice Blend 1 tablespoon powdered rosemary* 2 teaspoons powdered marjoram 1 tablespoon powdered  sage   1 teaspoon powdered ginger                                                                                                                                                                                                 2 tablespoons  finely rubbed  rubbed parsley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1/2 teaspoons powdered thyme   4 tablespoons  brown sugar  2 teaspoons  pepper 1 tablespoon  powdered paprika                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ¼ teaspoon cayenne 2 tablespoons […]

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All About a Dugout #2


Once we got that huge million and a half-gallon hole filled (it took a couple of days of pumping with a large pump), we had to do everything we could to maintain the water levels. Rain water is good for replenishing the supply during the summer but it presents a problem. When it runs in to […]

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More Deer De-fence


From Naomi (a loyal follower): Here are some ideas from a website I found interesting: especially the electric zapping tiki torches…. heh heh! http://www.gardenideas.com/gardening_advice/gardeningadvice_deer.html There are probably as many methods for keeping deer out of gardens as there are hungry deer in the woods. Fill your garden with deer-resistant plants and, for good measure, use one […]

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French Vanilla Custard Pudding


…or English. I can name it anything I want when I create the recipe, heheh. The hardest part was guessing what it was that I put in it, because I don’t always measure you see.  To 1/2 cup cornstarch add 1/2 c. sugar or less (honey is ok but is hard to work into the […]

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A Series on Log House Building, #6


 The basement had long since been made and covered, but the package was taking forever to arrive. Well, we tried to cover it, but there was always someplace wanting to leak. I had a bunch of canning and things stored in it, thinking that it wouldn’t be long before the house would be built on top. […]

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Making Cattail Something…


I brought in what was available from the garden: Strawberries, Mint, Snap Peas, Kale, Dill, plus some Cattails from the pond. We cut some off lately to clean up the edge of the dugout and they grew about 2 inches a day. If you grab them and pull slowly, the inside slips out of the outside rounds.     I looked […]

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Cattails-the lifesaver


 I  want this blog to be about surviving life with happiness. If you are familiar with the wild plants you might get farther down life’s path. A  tummy full of healthy food makes a happy person. That is why there are lots of unconventional approaches here about what you can do for yourself if all else fails. […]

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