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The War on Drugs: An Old Wives Tale is NOT a book on gardening (at least not in the traditional sense!) or self-sufficiency. You will not find crafts or recipes inside. However, if you have swallowed the party line that … Continue reading

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Tick Tock! In Less Than Six Days…

Mark your calendars, because in less than six days, my free ebook promo for The War on Drugs: An Old Wives Tale will begin. Get the ebook for free, read it, post a review, share it with friends. It’s that simple. … Continue reading

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Shopping Local…EXCEPT for…

I do believe in buying local when its produce, handmade items, and that “you gotta have” antique book from the local bookseller. However, when it comes to buying books new, or watching videos through my computer, or reading e-books, I … Continue reading

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A Like-Minded Thinker

Check out this video of Mark Shepard at Permaculture Free Press. He recently put out a book Restoration Agriculture in which he promotes his trademarked management technique – STUN – which stands for Sheer, Total, Utter, Neglect. The concept being … Continue reading

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“Farm City” Book Review

Color Me Inspired I typically read about half of a gardening book before putting it down, wandering off, and eventually having to return it to the library before I’ve finished with it. Novella Carpenter’s book, Farm City, was the exception. … Continue reading

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“One Second After”

The other day a reader mentioned a couple of books that she had read which had really affected her. An avid reader myself, I immediately checked out the books. One was available at my library, the other, sadly, was not. … Continue reading

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My New Fiction Book

I’m rather excited to announce that my newest fiction book War’s End is now available for purchase. Due to its gargantuan size, I can well understand if you wish to forgo the paperback price of $22.84, but I hope you … Continue reading

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Making a List…Checking it Twice

I just read an interesting article, “7 Foods So Unsafe Even Farmers Won’t Eat Them”. Tomatoes and potatoes have now moved to the top of the “I’ll be growing this” list. I don’t use a lot of canned tomatoes, but … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations and Fun Recipes

Mmmm…Interesting new Jalapeno Cornbread recipe I’ve just pulled out of the oven… I can’t say that it is my favorite, but it is definitely a change from humdrum old regular cornbread. Up next will be some Rosemary Parmesan crackers. And … Continue reading

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Olive Spelt Bread – Gone in Ten Minutes

I cannot say enough good things about these two books… I mean, wow. So last night I put together Olive Spelt Bread. This required a purchase of spelt flour (a type of wheat flour). I looked over the ingredients and … Continue reading

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