Archive | February, 2013

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Homemade Teeth Whitener


I developed an aching tooth three weeks ago. I made a dentist appointment. I can’t look in my own mouth, so I didn’t realize that I had plaque build-up on my teeth. It was then that I remembered my tooth whitening remedy. I’d been forgetting to use it once a week…for a year. Now I have […]

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A Series on Log House Building #9


We purchased a ‘small’ portable band-saw mill with an extra long track. In fact Hubby over-did it in my opinion. He ordered it with a 60 foot track. We never did use all that length. His reasoning was that he might want to do this kind of thing in the future to make more homes. […]

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A Series on Log House Building #8


Here we had a bunch of trees standing in the bush. Hubby hauled out his big ‘ol power saw to fall them. We had to invest in a Skidder of sorts. This is a machine that can grab onto the butt or big end of a tree and pull it onto a flat ‘decking’ site. […]

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A Series on Log House Building#7


To take up where I last left off…I spent the first winter in our little cabin pouring over pictures and plans of cabins. I soon decided that I would have to make up my own plans to fit our pre-existing basement. As the winter dragged on, we fought the freezing temperatures in the new basement. […]

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Naked Seeds


  Who would have thought? If I had pumpkins with naked seeds I wouldn’t have to hull them. The down side is that I would eat more and add too many healthy calories… If I find these seeds without hulls - will  I be able to resist? They must be hybrids. I was wondering just last week […]

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Raw Pumpkin snacks


Nothing but good nutrition here. Spice up some pumpkin sticks and eat to your heart’s content. Everyone’s big on carrot and celery sticks, so why not pumpkin? They take on almost any flavour. They don’t brown like raw potatoes (which I enjoy a little each time I peel some for a meal), they don’t dry […]

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Non-Rising Yeast..again


The verdict on the yeast that has been in dark sealed jars in my freezer for 5 years has no more warrantee since it has ‘expired’. I ‘expired’ for a while on that. Finally I decided I’d have to get over it. ….so watch the expiry date on that when you are stocking your food […]

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Food Storage: part 1


This post is in support of the great necessity of food storage. As I previously insisted, it seems impossible to be able to create some of the basic necessities of life through one lonely person’s own abilities. I believe the closest we can get to having what we like and are used to, is to preserve […]

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