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March 2012

Creating my Bokashi Container

After looking around online for a Bokashi compost container, I decided to make my own. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought 2 buckets and lids from Home Depot. The next obstacle was finding the appropriate spigot for the drainage area. On my first bucket, I cut off the top of an old… Read More

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Good Bye Sciatica?

Stretching

I’m cautiously optimistic that my sciatica is a thing of the past. It’s been about 7 weeks of deep tissue massage, chiropractic adjustments, electronic stimulation (the first few weeks) and area specific exercises. In those 7 weeks, we turned the condition around. I don’t have a hint of pain, numbness or leg tingling. I’m able… Read More

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Learning about Bokashi

What I love about learning new things is that there are always new things to learn. Just a couple of days ago I came across the practice of Bokashi. From what I’ve read (and can’t wait to get started), Bokashi is a wonderful compliment to composting. Since I’m about to start my own container garden… Read More

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When the Student is Ready…

It’s amazing the stuff you can find when your brain is ready to find it. I’ve been spending a bit of time online looking to streamline and improve upon my on-deck vegetable growing project.  I not only found tons of encouragement, but I found out how to make a self-watering system out of common household… Read More

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Oh the Joys of Frugality

After much thought, I’ve decided to come up with gardening Plan B. While I’d love to have the Grow Camp garden in my yard, I just couldn’t convince my inner frugal gene. No matter how excited I got about my garden, there was a little voice in side that just wouldn’t quit. It kept saying… Read More

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African Black Soap

The other day while watching the Dr. Oz TV show, he introduced a product called Black African Soap. This soap is supposed to help soften dry skin and diminish acne. Dry Skin and Acne? One soap that tackles both dry skin and acne? I always thought dry skin and acne were mutually exclusive. Growing up… Read More

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Biking with Sciatica

What a dink I am. In my last sciatica progress report I mentioned how my chiropractor gave me “permission” to ride the bike for 12 to 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. In my smug attitude, I said, “Forget it. What’s 12 to 15 minutes?” You see, I wanted to go back to my 45… Read More

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Power Walk

During my menopause journey, I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months, I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause… Read More

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I think I’ve found the resolution to my gardening problem. First let me explain the problem. The problem is too many critters. Between the squirrels, ground hogs, deer and any other 4-legged creature living in the northeast, my garden just doesn’t stand a chance. I once tried growing tomatoes on the porch (at least the… Read More

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Quieting Loud Sandy Knees

Bending Knees

Wow, talk about getting sidetracked. Over a year ago I wrote a post entitled Is it Sand in the Knees or Chondromalacia? When I wrote the post, it was my intention to discuss possible causes and solutions for the condition. I got a little sidetracked. Sandy Knee Reminder It wasn’t until I had to perform… Read More

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