If Bernard Preston's inspirational books do not awaken in you the desire to live long in the land, then alas I have failed! Oh yes, and the desire to sit under those trees you once planted, to nurture those grandchildren you have borne.
Alas, sometimes it takes a fist banging on the skull, or a pick axe to break open the frozen sea within us. Is poor health trying to tell you something...? Just where are you planning to live, if you don't look after your bod, eh?
West facing solar panels supply extra power in the late afternoon. That's often when much roasting is done demanding more energy.
Wean off plastic or, like money, is it our irresponsible use of hydrocarbons that causes the pollution of our seas? First let's hand over a pristine planet.
Waxing honeybee frames is not inherently difficult but to do it expertly takes practice. You need an imbedder but some folk use a hot gas torch.
Water scarcity in the world is seriously threatening many major cities but can we become immune by building inexpensive underground reservoirs in our gardens?
Water innovation means putting on our thinking caps and being challenged to grow out of our boots; already there's not enough to go around.
Apple salad recipe makes a delicious nutritious lunch, full of soluble and insoluble fractions for constipation. The pectin is a very resistant starch.
Warren Buffett interview on how to become a multi billionaire.
Walnuts blood pressure together with linseed oil also reduce inflammation in the body, and particularly of the intima of arteries and veins.
Vitamin E is a must but alpha tocopherol, the commonest form, on its own increases prostate malignancy. In nature it's found with the gamma and other forms.
Vitamin B6 food along with three others help prevent us becoming feeble long before our time.
Vegetable garden trellis need not cost a cent if you have access to some bamboo. It's perfect for crop rotation of climbing beans, for example.
Vegetable garden fence really needs a puller to get the supporting wires tight. They are required to keep pets like dogs and chickens out as they may damage your seedlings.
Urban agriculture means you know precisely how most of your diet is grown, fertilized and sprayed. Let's call it real food, not the poor shadow from the supermarket that immitates it. What's more, straight from the garden to the pot makes a vast difference to the flavour.
How to cook cauliflower is so easy. You don't need to do it under pressure and by adding a few choice herbs you can make it into one of the tastiest soups coming from your kitchen. It has almost no starch making it perfect for those on the paleo and banting diets.
Total blackout and regular loss of power are extremely frustrating but there is an alternative. Harvesting sunshine and storing it in batteries is certainly cost effective and will help save the planet from yet higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Top 7 functional foods for your health means you should enjoy at least one and preferably several of them every day of the week to promote your well-being.
TMJ ear pain will describe for you one of the peculiar yet profound generators of torment in the body. It often comes after having wisdom teeth removed under a general anaesthetic, over opening of the mouth whilst unconscious.
Thyme herb benefits include outstanding flavour in a roasted butternut recipe, or our eggs Florentine that we have most mornings for breakfast rather than a cereal that will raise your blood sugar unnecessarily.
Bobotie recipes are a red meat dish but by substituting some with chickpeas and vegetables you can turn it into a perfectly healthy meal.
The whole truth is revealed after Santie is devastated that Peter resigned precipitously on hearing her revelation. She follows him to the west coast of Ireland.
The shower is where there are inevitable clashes as two young women, each used to monopolising the bathroom in the morning are forced to find another option.
The importance of being ernest asks if you've ever been propositioned by a man and a woman on the same day?
The green journey starts with a sickening of some part of your own lifestyle and our world in general. Must I really toss all that plastic in the bin knowing full well it is my grandchildren's future I'm trashing?
How to cook beetroot for this wonderful source of iron, soluble fibre and phytochemicals; and the ultimate solution to chronic constipation.
The Great Emergence is a review of an interesting book about how Christianity is changing and why.
The enemy within is more treacherous than seas and tides, certainly claiming more victims than gliders and F-16s, the Dutch have a love and hate relationship with water.
Mexican avocado soup is rich in the healthy monounsaturated fat and low in carbohydrate. As a lover of cilantro, or green coriander, we naturally enjoyed these two together. Rich in oleic acid that lines our nerves makes this a very welcome dish.
Testing eggs for freshness is useful if you find a nest and have no idea how long they have been there. Specials in supermarkets are often because they are approaching their sell-by date.
Terror traces the first weeks after Janet's traumatic ordeal at the beach party.
Ten commandments of food security just restates what we should already know, but probably don't, and in any case in large measure quietly ignore.
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