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Composting Made Easy

I know this does not sound too exciting but I did buy one of these tumblers for my family for Christmas. If you have a vegetable or flower garden, then composting is one way to make sure they flourish. The amount of food scraps that we accumulate every day is enormous so one way to use them up is to compost them. I mean how many of us buy potting mix every year when we can very well make our own easily. There are also composers that you can have in your kitchen which is especially good if you live in a unit and have pot plants on your deck. Check it out on Amazon.

Anyway if you are interested here is a video to fill you in on the how’s

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Did You Know – 12/03/2018

 

2. Boiling rice with a teaspoon of coconut oil and leaving it to cool for 12 hours before you eat it, can slash the amount of kilojoules  your body absorbs by up to 60 percent.

Sri Lankan researchers found the combination  of oil and cool temperatures can significantly boost the rice’s resistant starch. Sounds good to me

 

3.  30g of cottage cheese eaten half an hour before bed increases your exercise gains. Florida state University researchers found that people who eat a protein rich snack at night experience improvements in their muscle quality, metabolism and over all health without gaining extra body fat. I think I have written about this before but I am inclined to repeat myself at times.

 

4. University of Freiburg in Germany found that depression sufferers soaking in a hot tub for about 30 minutes and then wrapping themselves in a warm  blanket for 20 minutes twice a week had a great improvement from the symptoms. They also found it boosted the temperament far more effectively than exercise. (Sound good to me).

 

5.  One of my all time favorite movies ‘Titanic’.  One of the most touching  stories was of a couple married for many years. Ida Straus gave up her spot on a lifeboat to stay with her husband of 41 years. Isidor, when he was offered a spot next to his wife he refused to take it because there were still women and children on board .

Instead they put their maid on the lifeboat, wrapped her in Ida’s fur coat. The last sight of them was both sitting together on the deck.

The Strauss were not far from a member of their family on the night of their deaths. Their eldest son, Jesse Isidor, the US Ambassador to France, was traveling back to Paris on the Amerika, which had sent Titanic an ice warning earlier that day. Jesse Isidor had also sent his parents a personal telegram, mentioning the ice he had seen.

Isidor’s body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett. A funereal service for Isidor was delayed for a few days in the hopes that Ida’s body might too be recovered, allowing the two who had lived and died together to also share a funeral—but Ida’s body was never found. Several days later, over twenty thousand people gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York City for a memorial service in the Strauss honor.

 

 

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Herbs to Chase Away The Mosquitoes

You can plant these in pots and place them all around your house, on your deck and beside the pool.

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Schaeffers New Zealand Style Deck Hardner – part 2

I know ,I know its a little over the top but you have to admit it is very very funny. Its because New Zealanders speak funny.

 

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From Prince Rupert to Haines in Alaska


Bobby On the Way To the Ferry

The ferry from Prince Rupert Alaska

We slept on top deck on deck chairs under the stars and heaters. You are able to pitch a tent there also. Was fun.

Some of the gorgeous scenery of this magnificent Alaska

Whales

Cabins pictured from the ferry on the way to Haines

Sunset – End of a Day

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