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Back to School Breakfast--Omelet Muffins

Tonight I made up a batch of pancakes and some individually-sized omelets in a muffin tin. This gives the kids their breakfasts for the next couple of days and allows me to be completely spaced out in the mornings while I adjust to their new schedule. 351 more words


Creators of the Orpingtons: Wm. Cook & Children©

This may be considered a followup to yesterday’s post on Orpington chickens. It will chronicle the lives of the creator and of his children who carried on the business after his death. 3,460 more words

19th Century Food

Orpingtons: Dual-Purpose Winners

Non-commercial chicken enthusiasts often don’t want to, or can’t, keep large numbers of chickens but want to get meat and eggs from their efforts, thus enters the dual-purpose breeds. 1,022 more words

19th Century Food

Domestic God in the Making

Decided to start learning some new skills. Here we have some bread, handmade, none of that machine stuff (shop bought ingredients though) and some Romanian Telemea cheese which I learnt to make in Romania of all places. 15 more words

Simplifying Life


A single photo to sum up my week and help me stay motivated for the week to come. Please feel free to add a link to what motivated you through the week in the comments section below. Happy Monday. Stay positive!


Societal Collapse

Extravagance of desire is the fundamental cause which has led the world into its present predicament.

Fast rather than slow, more rather than less- this flashy “development” is linked directly to society’s impending collapse.

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The real issue...

I don’t believe that the real underlying issue to some of our political, social, environmental and economical problems is being addressed. All we are really doing is chucking on a band-aid, a quick-fix remedy, thinking it will fix it, or at least hide it to a point that it is out of mind.

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