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The breed I chose.
Black Copper Marans

A couple of years ago I saw a picture on the Internet of a dark, dark brown egg. I thought it was a chocolate egg actually, ready and waiting to be dragged through a jar of peanut butter. But it […]

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You don’t want to miss this …

I went shopping the other day. I knew what I wanted, did my research beforehand, and came home with what may be the greatest buy I’ve ever made. It’s the sort of thing the fella would have bought me when […]

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Just say it out loud.
A weekend assignment for you.

  Men. You’re gonna have a hard time with this. But it doesn’t mean you’re exempt. I have another weekend assignment for you. For some it’ll be incredibly easy, for others, absolute torture. I want you to compliment someone. I […]

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Menu of the Week!

Let me walk you through this. This week’s menu (which will actually start on Monday) reuses and recycles many ingredients without recycling the actual meals. So I’m having Roast chicken dinner on Monday, but I’m not having leftover roast chicken […]

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A bunch of radishes & how to store them.

Radishes. Always the very first garden snack to come up. They may seem boring and kind of utilitarian but radishes are always one of my favourite things to pick from the garden. Especially now that I’m growing about 7 different […]

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How to Clean Stainless Steel

    “Well. I don’t know. I like it, but it’s been around for a while now, it’ll be going out of style soon.” Those were the words out of my mother’s mouth when I showed her my stainless steel […]

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How to Make a Lazy Susan

  Before you go any further you need to know I had every intention of making this the most entertaining post in the history of my blog. Then I got sleepy.   And now I’d like to have a nap. […]

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Antique Shows. Go for one thing leave with another.

I’ve been going to the Christie Antique Show for years now and normally everyone there is met with either rain, mud, wind or cold. Usually it’s all 4 of those things. So it came as a bit of a shock […]

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How to make friends & influence people. With pie.

Have you ever met someone who you like instantly?  I’m sure you have, it happens to everyone.  For whatever reason, be it karma or looks or even the way someone  holds their head … you just like them immediately and […]

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How to store a cold frame during the summer.

The biggest pain about having things that only serve one purpose for one season is where to put the stupid thing when that purpose and or season is over. Like mittens.  Or men. I had high hopes for my cold […]

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Touch Faucet Video. Watch it work.

So you don’t know if you really need a touch faucet. You have questions. Concerns. Queries. I didn’t think I needed one either, but now that I have one there’s a little bit of elation that runs through my body […]

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The Christie Antique Show spring 2014

I hopped down the painted wood stairs as fast as my socked feet would let me. Painted stairs and socks are just one of the ways there are to break your ankle. There are exactly 57 common ways to break […]

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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.