Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lifeproof Waterproof Case for iPhone 5s Review

I think I had mentioned a while back that I had gotten my iPhone 4s wet.  The earpiece didn’t work so all calls had to be made on speakerphone.  Not only that but only certain sounds would play.  I held … Continue reading

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How to Put Out a Kitchen Fire

Originally posted on The Good Journey:
I have set the stove on fire more times than I would like to admit.  It’s been a long time but I know my son would laugh at this statement because I am sure…

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Farmers To Face Fines Or Prison Sentences For Selling Food Directly To Customers

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
This would seem to embody the USDA’s advisory, “Know your farmer, know your food,” right? Not exactly. For the USDA and its sister food regulator, the FDA, there’s a problem: many of the farmers are distributing…

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The Mighty Breastplate of St. Patrick

Originally posted on The Catholic Gentleman:
St. Patrick is one of the most well-known saints in Christendom, and he left an indelible stamp on the Church despite the fact that we know very little about his life. In addition to being the missionary…

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Watering and Wrapping the Orchard

I was able to sneak out to the homestead Friday morning for a few minutes and water and wrap the trees.  The reasoning behind wrapping trees is to keep mice and voles from stripping off the bark and killing the … Continue reading

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Anticipation of Peace

I was out at the homestead tonight finishing up some things with the trees, which I will have a post on later.  But I was struck by the peace and relative quiet while I was there.  It was just after … Continue reading

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One Down, ??? To Go!

Well, I just got the call that our sewage permit is ready to be picked up.  That is very exciting.  I had intended to wait to post an update on this until I had the permit in hand, but I … Continue reading

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Michigan Grad Vincent Smith Gives Back

This is a great article on a student athlete using his education and his “fame” to make a difference.  I love reading stories like this, because I feel like they are few and far between. More often we read about … Continue reading

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Update: Still working to get permits

I haven’t lost hope.  We are still trying to get our permits.  While the process isn’t going as fast or as easily as I would like, I know this is caused by our having never done this before so not … Continue reading

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DIY Toothpaste (What’s In Your Mouth?)

I know it’s not DIY Saturday.  But, I’ll tell you, our toothpaste situation is getting pretty dire and couldn’t wait.  And I’m not ready to tell you about the book I’m reading yet so DIY Tuesday it is! Why do…

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