More, More, More…

Well, I figured out how to do the ‘more’ tag….  😉

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Wind Turbine Setup

So, last weekend we started setting up a wind turbine…

Here are a couple pics of it going up…



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Well, I finally imported from an old blog…  and it worked!  Who knows, maybe I’ll like WordPress…  😉

In other news, Davey and Barak had their first basketball practice today.  Their team is the Sabres.  They’ll be practicing twice a week, and their home games will be at the Arlington school.  Should be a good experience.

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Hello world!

Welcome to my WordPress blog. I have (mostly) given up on DotNetNuke.  The installation process is a little too finicky, and the blogging is a little too out-dated.  And I’m not willing to pay a fortune for excellent, current, strong blogging tools for DNN.  So, here we are!  And we’ll see how it goes.

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Breast-Feed or Else


Warning: Public health officials have determined that not breast-feeding may be hazardous to your baby’s health.

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Our Experience With Plantain

A couple of summers ago, I was bitten by a brown recluse spider.  I research on the internet frequently, and that was my natural instinct in this situation.  Most of the information I initially found pretty much told me that I was out of luck – that unless I had made it to the doctor almost immediately, I would just have to suffer the effects of the poision.  And from the way my body was responding to this bite, I was guessing that I was going to lose a good-sized chunk of my thigh. Continue reading

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Identifying Plantain

Yes, plantain is a kind of super-banana that grows in South America.  I have no explanation why a common yard plant in North America is given the same name, but there it is.  There are two types of plantain common in North America, and someday I shall find their proper names and put them in here.  For now, I have pictures! Continue reading

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Breakfast Cobbler

This was inspired by Flying Fruit Cobbler from, but I made enough changes that I’m going to post the recipe here as my own.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in cast iron skillet while preheating oven to 350′

Dump fruit on top of melted butter.  This morning I used 1 can of crushed pineapple and a smallish can of tropical fruit salad, tomorrow I shall try several apples and some cinnamon… Continue reading

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Pancakes for 10

This recipe is what I am currently using for the 10 of us:

Stir together the dry ingredients:

  • 4 cups flour (usually half-and-half)
  • 4T sugar
  • 8 t baking powder (2T + 2t)
  • 1 tsp salt

Blend wet ingredients, then add to dry all at once:

  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 5 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 c oil

I use a wisk to combine the wet and dry ingredients and get the chunks worked out.

I usually use a 1/4 c measure to place the pancakes on a 350′ skillet.


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Self-Rising Flour

To make your own self-rising flour (I find it handy to have these proportions around since I don’t buy SR flour and some recipes call for it):

  • 4c Flour
  • 2T Baking Powder
  • 2t Salt


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