Lavender Oil – Homemade

What do you need? 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers (Make sure the flowers you use are completely dry else your oil will go rancid.) 3/4 cup grape seed oil 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup almond oil 1 glass jar with lid Electric candle jar warmer (or Mr. Sunshine) Mix the lavender flowers and the oils into the glass…

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More surgery to come

Trip to the neurologist today confirmed that I do have a herniated disc.  They want me to have one more MRI on Friday then we can schedule the surgery to repair my disc.  Joy joy fun fun.  This will be a repeat of my back surgery in 2005, however the pain this time is three times over last time…

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The Silver Queen

This year we are trying some corn in the garden. I have no idea how it will do, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Check out the green orb in the background. That is our new orb composter. So far it works pretty good unless it gets too full. Its fun to roll it around on its stand to…

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Here we go again…

Last Sunday we decided to clean out the raised garden beds and put down more mulch in the flowerbed. I let J do all the heavy lifting, but I’m guessing all the bending and pulling I was doing didn’t help. Later that evening the dreaded shooting, burning, stabbing pain in my right thigh and calf peeked out. Monday morning…

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Homemade Breakfast Cereal

The other day I bought some ‘homemade’ cereal from Fresh Market and gave it a try. Now, the amount that I got seemed a bit on the expensive side and didn’t last but for three servings. After doing a little research I decided to give it a go and want to try making my own. Here’s the recipe that…

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