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    This year I'm not planning on trying anything...

    This year I'm not planning on trying anything new, just going heavy with the things that I know do well here, or that I already have seeds for.

    Primarily tomatoes (early girl), Kabocha...
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    I've been following my version of Dr Fuhrman's...

    I've been following my version of Dr Fuhrman's 'diet' for almost a year and a half. I still eat some meat, and sometimes don't eat as many fruits and veggies as I would like. But I do tend to have a...
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    I also have been stropping my disposable blades...

    I also have been stropping my disposable blades for about a year. I expect never to have to buy another.

    A subject well worth a re-run. ;)
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  4. I watched Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live pbs...

    I watched Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live pbs presentation about 3 months ago and have been following a very flawed version ever since. I am not vegan/vegetarian, nor do I intend to be. I was doing it for...
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    Coleus is very easy to start from cuttings....

    Coleus is very easy to start from cuttings. Sometimes some of the older leaves are snipped in half so they don't lose as much water. Needs humidity so in a green house or enclosed container of some...
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    I just made another batch of vegetable/ham/bean...

    I just made another batch of vegetable/ham/bean soup. Very yummy. I find if I am going to cook beans from scratch to do a really large batch of them, divide into a few portions and freeze some. Then...
  7. In retrospect, I am glad I didn't say anything...

    In retrospect, I am glad I didn't say anything since there was nothing that could be done without making everyone in the car uncomfortable and setting a negative tone for the evening. My good friend...
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    I got the same pack recently. I use rechargables...

    I got the same pack recently. I use rechargables in my camera. When I used the regular AAs, I had to be changing them all the time. I got what I thought were 'good' ones, but several years later they...
  9. Woman w too much perfume in closed car - what would you do?

    Yesterday I went with a few friends to an out of town event (2 hours away). 5 of us were in one car. One of the women, a friend of a good friend, was sitting next to me in the back seat with the...
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    The current soup should last a couple more days....

    The current soup should last a couple more days. Thankfully we don't mind eating the same thing over and over - if it's good that is.

    The next soup is going to be one of my favorites. Long and...
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    Soup season starts...

    Today I made the first soup of the fall. It was a 'kitchen sink' of fresh, frozen, canned, and dehydrated things, ...and it was superior.

    Into some good frozen homemade chicken stock went cooked...
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    October Health & Fitness Support

    A new month begins. :D

    My goals for October are the same as for last month - to concentrate on doing what is necessary for good health, primarily eating well. As in more vegetables...
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    As the end of the month approaches, I'm still...

    As the end of the month approaches, I'm still doing well. Not perfect, and last Friday was a delightful disaster. I'm not as vigilent as at the beginning of the month, and am experimenting a bit too...
  14. Thread: Heated Dog Bed?

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    What about finding one of those igloo dog houses...

    What about finding one of those igloo dog houses and keeping it inside the house? Or even an old-fashioned dog house he could curl up in. Or inverted large, covered (insulated) cardboard box with a...
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    We got a new cat a 3? months ago that also joins...

    We got a new cat a 3? months ago that also joins two older ones. He's about 18 mos. old; half siamese, half hoodlum. His name is Blondie (Clint eastwood character in the good/bad/ugly), Blonde Boy,...
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    That is a lot. Good luck with it all. :) ...

    That is a lot. Good luck with it all. :)

    Thanks for the note.
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    That's a good point - except I do drink and have...

    That's a good point - except I do drink and have since college days. :) It's just not something I normally do every day, though I think it's healthy in moderation. My parents were Italian and had...
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    I've been doing relatively well eating healthy...

    I've been doing relatively well eating healthy foods. Lots more vegetables that I formerly did. My garden greens are coming in, so I don't think I'll have to buy any more - at least for the winter. ...
  19. Thread: Birth Control?

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    I suspect there will be no man-made solution....

    I suspect there will be no man-made solution. Education and chem birth control would take money, and too few are willing to pay what is necessary to educate the poor. And sadly extreme religion...
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    When shopping on the internet, I want to know...

    When shopping on the internet, I want to know what shipping/handling charges will be fairly quickly. But way too many sites make you take the time to fill in a long form with your...
  21. Wouldn't it be pretty to think so. But alas as...

    Wouldn't it be pretty to think so. But alas as long as there are inflexible non-thinking religious people (certainly not all) there will be prejudice.

    I think of my uncle who in retrospect, must...
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    If you have the time, do the yard sale circuit/CL...

    If you have the time, do the yard sale circuit/CL for a few weeks and you'll probably find something both good and inexpensive. As someone mentioned, Ross is good for discount stuff, but you have to...
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    The nicer commercial vinegars I buy have metal...

    The nicer commercial vinegars I buy have metal tops. If you are worried about the metal however, put a snug layer of saran wrap over the top, and then screw the metal lid over that. Or look for...
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    Yes. :)

    Yes. :)
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    I was thinking of going to costco today but am...

    I was thinking of going to costco today but am dragging my feet. Trader Joe's, a much shorter trip, will have to suffice. I'm out of some veggies, and the 'healthy' greens in the garden aren't large...
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