Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reflector Oven

Below is a photo of the Reflector oven that Hunky Hubbie made recently.  We tested it in the middle of winter and it cooked those cinnamon rolls nicely.  This design would work as a solar oven, as well.  We will test it later on when it gets warmer.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Like approximately 1 million Americans, I have family members who suffer from the devastating neuro-immune disease ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It is as disabling as MS and many people are sick for decades.

My sister has been sick for 18 years and is unable to work. It can strike any racial, ethnic or socioeconomic group and at any age. Many children have the disease and some do not recover and never have the chance to complete their education, go to college, have a career, marry or have a family.

Dr. W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University at New York, called ‘the world’s most celebrated virus hunter’ by Discover magazine and well-known for helping to contain the SARS epidemic in China, is raising money for a study of the bacteria, viruses and fungi in the gut and their role in ME/CFS, using sophisticated DNA sequencing techniques.

Dr. Lipkin believes that the gut microbes are ‘where the action is’ in this terrible illness. This research could lead to an understanding of what causes our disease and to treatments.

I’ve donated to this research and I hope your readers will too, via

Thank you,

Sherone Taylor

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Only Pig On Our Property

This little fellow is the only pig we will have on our property this year........

I really wanted to get a couple of wieners, raise them up, and plop them in the freezer.  However, we have decided to try to keep our summer open to events that may occur.......Nope, not telling what those events may be.

In addition, I really have been missing my chickens.  I had plans to restock the hen house.  Nope, not happening either.  Just the garden and the yard to take care of this year.

Believe me, that is enough!