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Food Self Reliance

Working for Peanuts

It’s another cold morning, and Garth and I are walking across the frozen lawn to Edible Earthscapes, the farm next door. The birds seem impervious to the temperature. Garth carries a baggie of home made peanut brittle. I’ve come along to see the look on Haruka’s face when he hands her the sweet treat. Jason […]

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Food

SPUD LOVE

With all the CSA action going on around us, we hardly have to grow anything in our own garden.  But Bob could no more stop growing food than a fish could stop breathing water, so this year he decided to plant more of the things we end up buying at the grocery store. That would […]

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Food

TWENTY-FIVE TOP FIVE

Earlier this month, Bob and I took a couple of weeks off for our annual road trip north to visit family and friends.  Those 1500 miles on the road in Blanche, our Mercedes 300TD “Hoopty Ride” wagon gave us plenty of time to chew on things. It wasn’t long before our conversation turned to food […]

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Books

ONE SECOND AFTER – A Review

William R. Forstchen, professor of military history at Montreat College in North Carolina wrote a disturbing doomsday novel about John, retired military and military history professor at Montreat College struggling to defend his family from the apocalyptic aftermath of an EMP event.  One Second After opened my eyes in ways I am not sure the […]