Bernard Preston Blog

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?

Aug 19, 2019

Solar lens effect discusses reflections and refractions of sun light.

Solar lens effect can increase the photovoltaic output to your MPPT by fifty percent or more.

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Aug 19, 2019

West facing solar panels are something of an anathema.

West facing solar panels supply extra power in the late afternoon. That is often when much roasting is done demanding more energy.

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Aug 19, 2019

Health advice to make you sick is a response to Zoe Sadler's article.

Health advice to make you sick wonders whether she writes tongue in cheek, or is she serious?

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Aug 19, 2019

Diseases of the immune system is about the epidemic of this century.

Diseases of the immune system considers the effect of bacteria and helminths in the gut on our well-being especially in relation to autoimmune conditions..

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Aug 18, 2019

Definition of cutworm may help you to control this nasty pest.

Definition of cutworm is for the backyard permaculturist who does not want to use toxic sprays.

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Aug 18, 2019

Beer hydrometer readings measure how much sugar is left unfermented.

Beer hydrometer readings are vital if you do not want dangerous bursting bottles and flying glass shards.

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Aug 18, 2019

Meaning of gluten is for folk who don't want to give it up needlessly.

Meaning of gluten goes into the chemistry which you need to grasp if it is your desire to continue enjoying wheat but not suffer from the undesirable effects.

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Aug 18, 2019

Purslane plant is a weed to most folk.

Purslane plant is a highly desirable salad ingredient in the Mediterranean, rich in omega-3 and vitamins E and C.

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Aug 18, 2019

Beginners beekeeping day is a very good place to start.

Beginners beekeeping day is where you will learn the basics and can avoid a few common but potentially serious mistakes.

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Aug 18, 2019

Off the grid is for the wealthy and those living far from utilities.

Off the grid used to demand expensive batteries so that you will have power at night and during inclement weather, but they have now dropped radically in price.

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Aug 17, 2019

Solar winter solstice is when the sun's power is at its weakest.

Solar winter solstice makes some folk dance around the apple trees, sipping their gluhwein in memory of a forgotten era.

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Aug 17, 2019

Ten commandments of food security simply enumerates many old ideas.

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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Aug 17, 2019

Air in worm farms is essential otherwise expect an anaerobic stench.

Air in worm farms can be helped by regular tossing of the contents of the container with a garden fork.

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Aug 17, 2019

Health benefits of spinach include fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

Health benefits of spinach with garlic and onions makes great eggs Florentine. The folate and lutein alone make it vital along with magnesium for arthritis.

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Aug 17, 2019

Vitamin C deficiency symptoms include fatigue and lethargy.

Vitamin C deficiency symptoms also mean weak blood vessels and depression; for the chiropractor it's poor healing of damaged tissue.

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Aug 16, 2019

Sprouting chickpeas to make an even better hummus.

Sprouting chickpeas helps to reduce controversial antinutrients that supposedly inhibit the absorption of important minerals from your food.

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Aug 16, 2019

Starting a compost pile is hard physical work for the lower back.

Starting a compost pile with all the wellbeing and satisfaction of growing organic foods cannot be overstated; see the huge but sweet butternuts that we enjoy.

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Aug 16, 2019

Panera bread menu recipe gives you control over the ingredients.

Panera bread menu recipe makes baking a delicious, healthy low GI loaf so easy using a designated small oven; manage yourself the sugar, salt and preservatives.

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Aug 16, 2019

Storing wheat berries safely so the bugs will not attack it.

Storing wheat berries without using dangerous chemicals like Phostoxin to fumigate it is important.

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Aug 13, 2019

Darwins theory of natural selection; created by design or accident?

Darwins theory of natural selection seems to be inordinately difficult for fundamentalists but not at all for Christians from a scientific background.

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Aug 13, 2019

Damn lies statistics can be used to manipulate the facts.

Damn lies statistics are deployed by companies to conceal the truth about additives in food, and by millers who extract nearly a half and still call it wholemeal.

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Aug 12, 2019

Coward's castle contains spiritual reflections from Bernard Preston.

Coward's castle is the title taken from the delightful poem, The First time I went to Church.

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Aug 11, 2019

Cowards Castle Nigel Goodwin one of the best modern Christian poets.

Cowards Castle Nigel Goodwin I loved and you will too; be warned, though, it might stir a few emotions.

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Aug 11, 2019

Corn in flower is a beauty to behold until it becomes a bit blase.

Corn in flower boggles the mind as each of those tassels ends in just one pip. There is three whole months of happiness ahead as we enjoy a mealie most days.

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Aug 11, 2019

Cooking green beans could not be easier.

Cooking green beans also gives some tips on growing legumes in general and making them into a salad is a cinch too. Cooling them overnight reduces the GI.

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Aug 11, 2019

CONTENTS A Family Affair by Bernard Preston.

Contents A Family Affair is an intimate book of two women in love, and the illicit children they bear.

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Aug 11, 2019

Contact Bernard Preston at this site.

Contact is the simplist way for readers to direct remarks and criticisms; you will have to white list your email address.

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Aug 11, 2019

Synergy of green living is an unexpected benefit of the new lifestyle.

Synergy of green living explores such things as solar power, enabling rainwater storage, and the worms that both feed the hens and provide wonderful compost.

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Aug 11, 2019

Suburban rainwater tanks asks what volume you would need for the home.

Suburban rainwater tanks recommends you store your harvest from the skies underground because it is so much colder, and less unsightly.

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Aug 11, 2019

Glycemic response to legumes weighs their effect on blood glucose.

Glycemic response to legumes considers whether the obese should avoid beans and peas and other vegetables rich in protein.

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Bernard Preston books

A family affair by Bernard Preston comes after the trilogy that starts with Frog in my Throat.
Femoral nerve AP Xray from one of Bernard Preston's books.

Bernie's choice foods

Cooking green beans Bernard Preston passion

Bernie's bread

Bread machine loaf by Bernard Preston

Bernie's garden

green beans and granadillas Bernard Preston

Bernie's bees

Bees workforce in Bernard Preston's garden

Bernie's chickens

Chickens for free range eggs.

Bernie's solar

Residential solar panels at Bernard Preston's home

Bernie's rainwater harvest

Harvesting rainwater to a reservoir in the garden means a steady supply that is unpolluted by environmental toxins.