Archive | February, 2013

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Deer Dying in the Trees!


…so since the Fish and Wildlife officer said that White-Tail Deer don’t browse on pine tree needles, and since I said they do… They are also dying right beside them. This must be why the coyotes have been hanging around and howling half the night. Some stray dogs were wrestling with something way out yonder, […]

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Pretend Pineapple


Well, if nothing else it’s cheaper than the real thing. I’m using up some of this Zucchini that’s lying around drying up. It has the perfect texture and color for “Pretend Pineapple”. This is the way I did it:                     1 1/2 cups of pineapple drink […]

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The Weather is so Delightful


     TOP: Sometimes the snow doesn’t fall in snowflakes. It comes in baby snowballs or even pieces of ice. Be a friend by sharing…

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Pumpkins: for dogs and weight loss


 It’s February and I’m just getting to the pumpkin. I’m several weeks behind, but they are still excellent. In case you think pumpkins are only good for us, think again! They are good for dogs. Check out what I discovered: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {Weight Loss: One website author has written about the benefits to a dog’s digestive and […]

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Non-Rising Yeast


I bought some. Not on purpose. I’d rather have yeast that rises. The Bakipan company that supplied the yeast explained how sensitive yeast can be in the preparation process as well as the storage temperatures and situations. They seemed to be onside, but wanted expiry dates. After my first contact with them, I sent an […]

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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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Unusual Pumpkin Seeds


As many years as I’ve grown my own pumpkin from my own self-harvested seed, I haven’t seen any this big. They come from the ugly yellow, hybrid variety that I was so mad about this last summer. As the economy looks ever more like an impending collapse, I keep trying to become more independent. Sooner or […]

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Cooking: part 3 – Recipes


Trying to make everything your little ‘ol heart desires is a big undertaking. It would save some sweat on your brow if you don’t think you need every piece of produce ever invented by man. Each time I visit the local grocery I eye things that I want. I often will buy an item or […]

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