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Gardening Memories

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Gardening Memories

Growing up in the 1970s like many children I had to help my family with the gardening. Picking rocks out of the dirt as dad ran the tiller, weeding, watering it seemed like it never ended. The only thing that never ended was my brother and I complaining that we wanted to go play. We had a large garden. My mother utilized it for all the fresh vegetables we would eat that summer. And large amounts of green beans, tomatoes were canned and potatoes stored. That garden put so many sweet pickle or as my mom called them bread and butter pickles in the cellar that it was several years after we moved before I opened the last jar. Continue reading

Healthy Lifestyle Vitamin

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Healthy Lifestyle Vitamin

Vitamins are a needed item in today’s world. With the ever lowering vitamin and mineral content in the vegetables you buy in the store. To the inability for the plants to liberate the vitamins and minerals from the soil. Nutrient deficiencies are becoming more and more common every day. And without a little detective work or a trip to the doctor you will not know that you are vitamin deficient. Continue reading

Healthy lifestyle tips

B.C. families living the healthiest lifestyles in Canada

Healthy lifestyle tips

One of the benefits of Exploring A Simplified Life, In the New Old Fashioned Way. Is that you will feel better and become healthier. I mean if you’re out working in the garden, taking care of the farm animals, walking the Woods foraging for the Wild Foods, or cooking from scratch you’re going to be healthier. So let’s go over a Few Healthy Lifestyle Tips from Our Grandparents, Or at least mine. Continue reading

Friday The 13th and Black Cats

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th and Black Cats

As many of you know Today is Friday the 13th personally it is a good day for me. several years ago I decided that I would no longer let the superstition of a date direct my conclusions about a day passed, present or future.

The day that I came to this conclusion was a normal work day. I had been busy delivering pizza. I worked for a local Domino’s pizza. Friday nights were always busy in the Gallipolis Ohio Store. This was back when Domino’s had the 30 minute or 3 dollars off your order guarantee. And if you were late and had to pay out the 3 dollars it came out of your pocket. Continue reading

Making Farmers Cheese at home

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Making Farmers Cheese at home

What if I told you that you can make simple delicious cheese at home with nothing other than a quart of yogurt or cottage cheese and a dish towel? The Best Part is you can make it to your own tastes. There are a few things you have to be sure of when you do this. First No Low Fat, No Fat, yogurt or cottage Cheese. You can’t make real cottage cheese or yogurt without fat. Whatever you make with Low Fat, No Fat cottage cheese or yogurt will not be cheese. Second you need to use Plain yogurt and cottage cheese. Third think of the flavors you want to enjoy in your cheese I like to put Pepper on my Cottage Cheese so a good Ground Black Pepper is one option, as is Good Salt, with some garlic and Chives. How about some Honey and dates or just use it to replace your cream cheese in ranch dressing. Continue reading

Tea Light Candle Common Sense Prep

Tea Light Candle

The Tea Light candle

Several years ago I was impressed by this little candle I found under a simmering potpourri. When I saw it the first thing that I thought was “look at that a tiny candle it burns for such a long time too”. I had experimented with birthday cake candles in the past. The thought was a small storable candle in case of emergency. The problem with birthday cake candles is there thin, there wick to wax ratio is way off. Continue reading

Paring Knife Or Light Camp Knife

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Paring Knife Or Light Camp Knife

Saturday I was at Walmart that would have been 2-25-2015 for all you future readers. I had went to find a smaller crock pot. I have found that the 5 qt slow cooker I have is just too big for one person. I’m still trying to get used to cooking for less than me and my 3 boys. One of my boys Jason he eats like a bird but my other two boys Robbie and Gerald Both Eat like me Mass Quantity’s as Beldar the Cone Head would say. Continue reading

The Creek Road Podcast Episode 027 That’s Illogical

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The Creek Road Podcast

Welcome Friends to The Creek Road Podcast Episode 027 That’s Illogical. This week we speak of Continue reading

Coffee in My Cup Brewing A Cup

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Coffee in My Cup Brewing A Cup

Coffee to some it is the only way to start the day. The smell the taste some people like it Black and Strong. Others Like it weak. I love it with Full Cream and Sugar. I know that as I grew up I have seen the technology for brewing coffee in the home change from the ever present stove top percolator to the contraptions of today. That make single serving cups of coffee. Continue reading

Beans Beans That Magical Fruit toot toot

Beans

Beans Beans That Magical Fruit

Go to the Mega Mart and into the dried bean Isle and you will find several different dried beans. Sometimes it is a little overwhelming at the sheer number of dried beans that are available. Dried Beans can be placed into your long term food storage for 25 years if stored correctly. Or can be so hard and inedible in 5 that you can’t even cook them if stored incorrectly. Lets see what the university of Utah has to say about Dry Beans and storage. Continue reading