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Rainwater Using and Collecting – Easy 2-5-2020

Rainwater – We are having one heck of a storm front move in here in Barrow County, Ga. with flood warnings. So, I put out my clean big aluminum roasting pans on the deck to catch rainwater. But you can … Continue reading

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Free Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads (2020 Update)

Friends, for those of you who love researching, reading and learning, here is the most amazing site of every imaginable reference on every aspect of Free Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads (2020 Update). Just reading the sections was mind blowing. … Continue reading

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Tetanus Prevention – To Get The Shot or Not 1-22-2020

Recently a post came out on Facebook about whether to get a Tetanus shot or not after stepping on a nail or glass. I was asked by another FB friend if I would post my response on my blog because … Continue reading

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Making a cotton mattress pad from scratch – craft, gardening, sustainability 1-21-19

Once in awhile someone posts something on FB that so resonates with me. This video shows a beautiful young Chinese woman planting, transplanting, harvesting, processing, and making a mattress out of cotton she grew herself. It’s loaded with wonderful techniques … Continue reading

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Christmas this year (2019) 12-14-19

It has been a very unusual year for me and the garden. In the garden we’ve had to struggle against constant big changes in the weather making the production varied and unpredictable. We had great production of winter squash but … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures 11-23-19

It was my 74th birthday this week and I had a moment to consider what makes me happy. Of course I would be glad to have someone give me a sack with a couple of million bucks, but that event … Continue reading

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Correction on Non-Monsanto Seeds

In my recent post about seeds, I stand corrected. Territorial Seed Company is not a Monsanto company and should go on your Safe Seed Pledge list. I had incorrect information and apologize to Mr. and Mrs. Johns (owners). Territorial Seed … Continue reading

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