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The Creek Road Podcast Episode 032 Easter Sunday

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This Week in West Virginia, Beautiful spring bird song and the mocking bird living in my back porch eave.

Healthy living: Dealing With Heel Pain

Dealing with Heel Pain. I have heal pain. When it is acting up it keeps me from my walking exercises. It has forced me to leave my 2nd job at Advanced Auto Parts. If you have experienced it you know what I am talking about. When you get up from a resting position it hurts. And getting up during the night or in the morning can be excruciating. This is a condition called “Plantar Fasciitis” In my case once I found a treatment it was easy and immediate relief from the pain.

Gardening Tips: Catching Rain Water

Every year the spring rains come and turn everyone’s yards into muddy messes. Everyone curses the spring rains for the mess they create. I look at them like a shower after a long hard day. Renewed life, the clean smell, the songs of the birds and the twitter of the tree frogs after a spring rain are enough of a comparison to how I feel after a shower to be dismissed. Our grandparents looked at the spring rains as a chance to fill the ponds recharge the wells and top off the cisterns.

The Frugal Secret!

Nanny didn’t waste money but she wasn’t afraid to spend it either. She would spend money on big hams, or that huge turkey. She knew The Frugal Secret!  Nanny was born during the years leading to the great depression. She had seen her fair share of hard times. It showed in how she cooked. She was an old time cook. The classic home maker that can walk into a bare kitchen and perform some kind of grandmother Voodoo that created a dinner from empty refrigerator and bare pantry shelves

SoFrit Chicken Gizzards & Harts in Tomato Pepper sauce

Have I got a treat of a recipe for your crock pot today. Slow cooker Sofrit “Chicken Gizzards & Harts In a Tomato Pepper Sauce”. I went to the Google’s to see what the Italian translation for Chicken Gizzards was and found out that my conglomeration was a recipe. I had never heard of SoFrit. Oh by the way, the Italian translation for chicken gizzards is “Ventriglio Di Pollo”. Olives-N-Okra talk about Sofrit, or chicken gizzards & hearts in hot sauce being and old Italian dish common in Rhode Island. My ingredients are so close that I am calling my dish SoFrit. Instead of Ventriglio Di Pollo or Italian Chicken Gizzards.

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The Creek Road Podcast Episode 031 Memories

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Planting the Seeds Of Profit

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Planting the Seeds Of Profit

Yesterday’s Trip to Walmart let me get more seeds for my Garden. It is and exciting time of the year for people who like to garden. The seed catalogs have been in for a while. My Nanny used to call two types of catalogs Wish Books. The First was the Spring Gardening Seed Catalogs, and the Second was the Sears Christmas Catalog. Both were sent out early enough so that you can set and plan and dream of the new plants or toys. And you always wished that your garden plants or toys turned out as well. As I look back and think about that I have to admit that there is a lot of Wisdom in that observation. “We all miss you Nanny” Continue reading

Can you Cook over and open fire

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Can You Cook over and open fire

I have heard it so many times “Ill Build and fire and cook dinner” Have you ever cooked over and open fire? I would guess that the consistency and simplicity of heat control of your modern Gas or Electric Stove has provide you with a false sense of confidence. I bet that if you asked 100 people on the street have you ever cooked on an open fire.  95 or better would say no. If you asked the Same 100 people do you think you can cook your dinner on an open fire 100 of them would say yes. To be honest I would bet that most of them would be able to eat something. But there is and art to cooking over an open fire. You can’t just turn the heat up and down with the flip of a knob. True campfire cooks know that you have to maintain and tend the fire, bank the coals know when it is cool enough so you can cook. That is right you just can’t build a roaring fire and stick your pan of hamburgers over the flames. You will have burnt outside and raw insides and ruined food and hungry bellies. Continue reading

Raising Chickens #4 “Nest Boxes and Roosts”

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Building Nest Boxes and Roosts.

I will start with nest boxes. I have seen people basically just take a crate and put hay in the bottom of it and call it good, and while this can work I find that chickens would much rather go in under something to lay eggs. They like dark cozy places. I like to build the nest boxes with a lip of about 3 to 4 inches on the bottom side to keep in, whatever you use for litter. I make the nest boxes big enough that two hens can get in them at the same time as I find that they do share them more often than not. Continue reading

Generation Why?

Generation Why?

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Today I answer a Question from Yahoo Answers

I Have No Goals In Life?

I’m 20 yr. old living w/ my parents. Not currently going to school. Not currently working. But whether I can find work or not isn’t my main issue. I guess what it comes down to is that I have literally no true goals in life. I just feel like there really is nothing for me to look forward to. I don’t want a family in the future, I don’t want to earn as much money as possible, I don’t want anything really. People ask me what I want to do with my life & people are surprised (or in my parents case very upset) when I don’t have a clear answer. Continue reading

Long Term Food Storage Containers: Canning Jars

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Long Term Food Storage Containers: Canning Jars

Today we speak of the mason jar. Who among us hasn’t seen used a mason jar you can even get spaghetti sauce from the local mega mart in Mason jars. According to Wikipidia and I quote “The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason (1832–1902). Among other common names for them are Ball jars, after Ball Corporation, an early and prolific manufacturer of the jars; fruit jars for a common content; and simply glass canning jars reflecting their material.” Continue reading

Where and How to Store Your Food Storage.

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Where and How to Store Your Long Term Food Storage

Food storage is a big topic. Lots of people talk about what to store, how much to store, how long things store for. What about, where in the heck are we going to put it? I have yet to meet a home maker that has enough kitchen cabinets. Even the normal house with the nicest kitchen, always seems to run out of space. You have to have a place for all your “every day” food, then there is the mixers, the bread maker, popcorn popper, coffee maker, and on and on. Just storing your cooking utensils, plates, dishes, cups, and glasses, takes up so much room and we haven’t even started on the pots and pans yet. Continue reading

Meditation Twenty Minutes that Improve the Rest of the Day

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Invitation à la meditation By Manoir de la Boirie

Meditation Twenty Minutes that Improve the Rest of the Day          

Finding your center, watching your navel, counting your breaths, the names go on and on, but they are all the same thing, personal meditation. I think that this is going to be the year when personal meditation becomes as common place as daily workouts. If I asked you right now do you meditate? Most people would look at you and think, “Oh no he’s off his rocker.” Continue reading

The CreekRoad Podcast Episode 019

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This week on the CreekRoad Podcast we talk about Continue reading