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Yes there is an alternative to …

I love the classics.  If there’s an old fashioned, classic, timeless way to do something, that’s usually the route I take.  The fact that I drink “Diet” Coke instead of the original confuses and alarms me to this day. I […]

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Strawberry plant decoys

I’ve never had much luck growing strawberries.  Mainly I think it’s because I’ve never planted them.  I’m not saying I’ve never had strawberry plants in my possession but I’ve never actually planted them.  A couple of years ago I had […]

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Where ya from?

When I first started this blog I was pretty surprised when anyone showed up to look at it let alone someone from another country.  I figured maybe they were lost.  Ya know.  Stumbled here while looking for a real blog. […]

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Rhubarbablob. The Rustic Rhubarb Tart

I’m sure a lot of you, like me, name your desserts.  Bill, Sue, Sally, whatever.  It’s no different than naming your baby other than the fact that you do not eat your baby, usually. How many times have you looked at […]

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So it’s about that hair on your chin. I’m not gonna lie …

Never tell a lie, that’s what I always say.  I don’t say this to my friends because they abandoned me long in ago in favour of friends who are champion liars.  This “Never tell a lie” motto really keeps the […]

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Potting Shed Before and After.

This is a sponsored post.  That means someone is paying me to write it.  So why read it?  Because it’s about a product that’s so great I contacted the company to ask them if I could do a sponsored post […]

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Cuddles lays an egg! And my 2 year anniversary.

It’s been a longggg time since I’ve updated everyone on the saga of Cuddles, the chicken that could. Here’s a little refresher. Last summer, Cuddles got sick. Chicken sick. Which means she almost died. Chickens tend to do that. When […]

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Everyone calm down and relax.
Drinking a bottle of motor oil isn’t going to kill her.
(A look at the new Nutrient Density list)

Our family used to have a cottage outside a little town called Calabogie in Ontario.  Now, when I say cottage I mean cottage.  Not an estate, not a home away from home, not a house that happened to be situated […]

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What you’ll learn tonight.

  My niece asked me what I was doing this week and I told her, I’m teaching another online workshop. Huh. She said. What’s the class about this time? And so in a quick text message I explained to her […]

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How I turned my basement stairs into storage.

  This is where death happens.     Mainly centipedes, spiders, and the occasional salesman. Not the ones that sell Girl Guide cookies though. Anything else is fair game though.  Those gas company hucksters, furnace companies, satellite dish pushers.  A […]

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Your to-do Lists

When last we met I shared my To-Do list with you.  Since I’m the only one doing stuff around here that to-do list applies to me and me alone.  HOWEVER here’s a quick tip for you, if you have someone […]

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My Big Spring Project: The To-Do List

      Every year I have a Big Spring Project. Big. Usually really, really big. Things like getting chickens and building a chicken coop, turning my front yard into a vegetable garden or building a cob oven. This year for the first time […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.