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Chickens have a slightly longer memory than goldfish.....

I have just recently celebrated my birthday and my wonderful son Warlord, gave me a couple of books on gardening and permaculture. I have previously heard of permaculture, but it sounded too hard core for me to really get into. 630 more words


15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage

Here in North America, we keep hearing more and more about respiratory illnesses and with winter approaching it is always a great time to begin reviewing what “medicines” you have available… especially a more natural approach.   1,698 more words


Recipe For Change - Ushuaia Earthship Build Documentary by Valhalla

This past summer my family had the awesome opportunity to be a part of an Earthship build in Alberta, Canada.  My husband volunteered on the build.  111 more words


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