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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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How to display Thank You, Birthday and other cards.

      That’s my monkey card.  How great is THAT? And the poor thing has been shoved in a drawer for years, forgotten all about until this post. I’ve always had a rule. If someone sends me a card […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Need a Mother’s Day idea? I have a bunch here. That’s all you need to know I think. For the Art Lover Mother with ADD. At $5.99 This 24″ x 30″ print from Disposable Art Shop is cheap enough that […]

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Top 10 Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Mainly the greatest piece of advice you’re going to get from this post is that you do NOT Google “How to care for big hairy balls”. If you find that is all the advice you need for one day you’re free […]

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Easy, Beautiful DIY Cake Stand

  In my head, this is how last week’s Rose Cake post was going to go; publish post, wait for the comments come rolling in.  The comments would be:  the cake looks great and what an ordeal but that PEDESTAL! […]

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I’m a very rare personality type. And so are you.

2 weeks ago I knew nothing about the Myers Briggs test. I was a regular gal going about my day to day life, fixing things, figuring out stuff and eating potato chips. Sometimes I’d break for 5 minutes to pet my […]

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Sweet Potato update.

  A month ago I started some sweet potatoes slips. You’re bored already aren’t you? That’s O.K.  I know that only about 5 of you out there care about growing sweet potatoes but since you’re the 5 smartest, prettiest, handsomest, […]

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