March 29, 2012 Yesterday I was out shopping (with my daughter and grandson – happy 10 months, little guy – who by the way took 3 steps on his own yesterday) and we were at the Bulk Barn and I found some shampoo bar soap. So this morning I used the “shampoo and conditioner bar” by Soap Works .... drum roll…. Lather: two thumbs upHair Cleanliness: two thumbs up. My hair feels soft and smooth and not bogged down like it did when I used the Dr. Bronner...
March 27, 2012 Yesterday I purchased some almond milk to try as a substitute for cow’s milk. This morning was the big taste test. I held my breath as I poured it onto my cereal and then took my first bite. Hey—this stuff isn’t bad at all. No real taste difference. Huh!! So … let’s see, if I switch to almond milk: less cow’s milk being needed to be produced, with the ramifications on land use etc more almonds required, which means more almond t...
Apricots, anyone? Oh I do hope these little guys survive the upcoming “cold spell’ we are going to have. [NOTE: last year we planted the tree on May 5th and it had blossoms then. We are a little earlier this year!] And here is my apple tree surrounded by daffodils.I forget the purpose of having daffodils around the base of the tree … but there is some beneficial effect. [Around the dripline helps keep deer away and helps keep the grass from encroaching on the tree...
March 13, 2012 Following a comment by Vince Kirchner, posted on Daltxguy's blog here, I thought about using bar soap instead of liquid shampoo. As Vince stated this means no plastic containers, no transporting of excess water. Good points. Recently I had received a free sample of Dr. Bronner's bar soap from Well.ca and today I thought I’d give it a try. Probably not the best day for the experiment as I am headed to my now favourite restaurant Smoke-n-Bones in London, Ontario for ...
1/18/12 This week I purchased a Kobo Vox eReader and downloaded several free books to begin my digital reading journey. One of the books, Life In The Backwoods by Susanna Moodie, was a treasure!! The book is like a diary except the stories were lumped together (ex. fires experienced) rather than staying true to the timeline of the Moodie’s life. The book is about Mrs Moodie’s life around 1835 and, much to my surprise, is about a location not too far from here, in the grand s...
A few years back, Pam and I enjoyed a day at Bok Towers in Lake Wales, Florida. It was October and they were having thier Boktober Fest including music and venders. It happened to also be the same weekend as Biketober Fest in Daytona. Being the loving (and smart) hubby that I am, I offered to skip Biketober fest and take Pam to Bok Tower. There was one condition, since I was giving up biketober fest, we’d ride the Harley. (I was told the hat is a fashion statement)Now I say “smart” becau...
Hi Everyone! I am a single land owner who is looking to startup a berry farm! I don’t qualify for farming grants or loans, so I am looking to the community for support! I own 5 acres of land and I am raising seed donations as well as funds to help me to start a goji berry and lochness blackberry farm on the 5 acres! For more details about my project go here: http://www.gofundme.com/Organic-Berry-Farm Thanks!- Tom
Have any of you heard of The Mountain School in Vermont? The first part of their info states “The Mountain School of Milton Academy is an independent semester program that provides high school juniors the opportunity to live and work on an organic farm in rural Vermont.” If I were of that age again, I think I’d like go there – and when my children are old enough I’m going have them look into it. Since I work for a study abroad organization, sending college stu...
Gateway: links to our projects, blogs, and forum discussions re: growing our own food With the current state of our environment and our society many people are beginning to grow their own food, whether that is on a farm, in a backyard or on a balcony. This shift to “back to the basics” has many gardeners learning about strategies to work with nature to create an abundance of organic goodness. Here, at GardenTenders.com, our members share lots of information and first-hand ex...
March 11/10 Yesterday was my birthday (I am now a full-grown woman, according to Native beliefs) and my daughter gave me a gardening book. :) ”The Organic Garden” by Allan Shepherd It is a great book, filled with lots of gardening wisdom. It focuses on the UK but gardening strategies are gardening strategies. It is written with a sense of humour and a bit of poetic flare. This would be a perfect book for someone thinking about starting a garden, walking you through the sp...
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