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?
Clean those solar panels and vacuum tubes; crud affects their performance significantly.
Our green solar power is much more than an alternative form of electrification; it has become the inspiration for a whole different way of living.
End of winter chores at our green home includes opening the compost-heap which can be tiring but done mindfully is not so bothersome.
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.
Delayed mowing will provide nectar and pollen for rapidly-vanishing bees.
Cumin plus lime for weight-loss is perfect if you are enjoying homemade hummus every day to spice up a green salad.
Corn flour milling machine is about the only way to obtain freshly-ground porridge for home use.
Confessions of a waste picker points out that some humans are the vultures of today that clean up the garbage and find a way to use it.
Compact compost tumbler is hopeless for a big area as it is just too tiny and expensive.
Chickpea burgers are made with mushrooms and your favourite herbs; they are also known as falafel made with garbanzo beans.
Chaote squash can provide a mountain of food for hungry bellies; it is relatively high in protein and especially vitamin C.
Carpet South Africa with spekboom that absorbes huge amounts of carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere and provides copious amounts of nectar for honeybees.
Caramelize your tomatoes and other vegetables for much longer than most folk do; until they look almost burned.
Buy LED light bulbs even though they are more expensive; they should last for ever but won't because of power surges, but use a fraction of the electricity.
Pascal's wager suggests that it makes more sense to believe certain things even though eventually we may be proved wrong; small losses versus large gains
Big hit in electricity prices with 50% rise in the next three years predicted due in part to Nersa's big oops.
Longevity diet is something more than just lifespan; it's all about vigorous years enjoyed into their nineties and sometimes yet more.
Broad beans on toast would be called an antipasta in Italy; high in vegetable protein with added chopped boiled egg or cheese it makes a very satisfying dish.
Broad bean entrepreneurs must be experienced gardeners who can supply those suffering from the disease with a regular supply of organic green legumes.
Braised new potatoes have a lower glycemic-index so there is less of a blood sugar surge; they are deliciously crispy on the outside with soft centres.
Best bread in South Africa but there is a catch; you need a mill and know a farmer who grows the wheat.
Bernie's healthy spinach dip means all the salad will now get eaten; less calcium deposition in your joints and arteries too.
Beta-cryptoxanthin is an antioxidant found in citrus, apples and egg-yolks. It plays a very important role in the prevention of dementia.
Being a blood donor can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do if you hang in and stick it out; literally saving lives.
A time to sow is a season of joy; mealies, peppadew seedlings and spinach must be in as soon as the soil warms up properly.
A mealie a day is a staple in many countries but once refined it becomes a junk food of the highest order; it is one of the causes of stunting in South Africa.
Acne body wash suggests you ask any DC and he will tell you of pimples and worse where you cannot reach. Melanomas are important to understand also.
Best way to use turmeric for me is in our Eggs Hilton; it's so easy, but because of its benefits particularly for the diabetic we enjoy it in many dishes.
Fried bulgur wheat with turmeric is a satisfying low GI meal full of flavour for you and fibre for the microbiome.
Grid tied residential solar power has serious limitations in countries with unstable utility electricity.
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