httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc As noted over on GRS, Mike Rowe does have a point.  In his words: We’ve declared war on work.  As a society.  All of us. We didn’t set out to do it […] but we’ve done it. While I could continue to recap what Mike says, I would just […]

Is Mike Rowe correct? Are we waging a war ...


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Okay, while I was teaching, I may not have been able to post as regularly as I normally do, but that did not mean that I stopped reading!  I read every day for at least 30 to 45 minutes, generally as I am going to sleep.  It is my way […]

Reading about food production


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Old School Tools are hand-forged knives, carving tools, and functional items made by Orien MacDonald!  He makes some awesome looking pieces … maybe one day for a gift …

Old School Tools



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Well, I finally finished reading Heirloom Vegetable Gardening but while I was reading it, I also managed to finish a couple of other books!  The Heirloom Vegetable Gardening tome is a great volume and I would like to have a copy of it on my gardening bookshelf for future reference.  […]

Recent Reads


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Okay, starting next week, I am teaching elementary and middle school children writing and grammar.  In preparation for that, I have been writing some lesson plans and planning some activities.  This book, Writing Extraordinary Essays, was one of the books that Fairfax Collegiate sent me to use during my courses.  […]

Writing Extraordinary Essays




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Ain’t this a cute little honey pot!  It would look great alongside our Fiesta and with our Le Creuset cookware …

Honey Pot


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In rural France, a new castle is taking shape!  It is being built using medieval techniques on a medieval timetable (an estimated total of 26 years).

A new medieval castle in France


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Besides being in the midst of the 400+ page tome, Heirloom Vegetable Gardening, I have also been reading several other books … A great book if you are trying to build your kitchen supplies from scratch or are trying to reduce the clutter in your kitchen.  While I regularly read […]

Other recent reads …



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A couple of additional gardening books that I am currently reading … and The first book (Heirloom Vegetables: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Finding and Growing Vegetables from the Past) is an ideal beginners book.  About half of the book concerns the reasons to grow heritage vegetables and some of […]

Big & Little Books of Heritage Vegetables