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?

Apr 23, 2019

How to plant broad beans in spring and autumn helps with Parkinsons.

How to plant broad beans because they are extremely high in vegetable protein and B vitamins; also the only source of L-dopa, essential for those with Parkinson's disease.

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Apr 22, 2019

Preserving olives is a fun thing to do and not arduous.

Preserving olives is really only for those who want to enjoy them daily at an affordable price; generally the mark up from farmer to retailer is outrageous.

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Apr 22, 2019

Rainwater harvesting model means an indulgent shower every day.

Rainwater harvesting model reduces the likelihood of making serious mistakes with planning so that you will have plenty of clean aqua for your home and garden.

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Apr 21, 2019

Feeding kept bees is a subject easily misunderstood.

Feeding kept bees is to sustain them during a long period of dearth or to stimulate the queen to start laying in anticipation of an expected honey flow.

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Apr 21, 2019

Attention deficit Bernie relates how I have suffered from this malady.

Attention deficit Bernie expresses alarm that today he would certainly have been treated as a child with mind altering Ritalin.

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Apr 20, 2019

West facing solar panels are something of an anathema.

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

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Apr 20, 2019

Beekeeping equipment covers what you need to start an apiary.

Beekeeping equipment includes an overall, smoker, a veil and a sturdy screwdriver or hive tool.

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Apr 16, 2019

Beekeeping journal for 2019 in Hilton, SA; analyse what you do.

Beekeeping journal is very important for proper records so that you know whether you're succeeding; yours will look different but the principles are the same.

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Apr 15, 2019

Making a compost pile at absolutely zero cost is so easy.

Making a compost pile requires just the sweat from your brow; healthy choice foods do not come cheap.

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Apr 13, 2019

Top 7 functional foods for your health help to prevent disease.

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.

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Apr 13, 2019

Getting your garden soil ready is vital for both you and the planet.

Getting your garden soil ready is important since it will then become a carbon sink and help prevent global warming. Chickens add their nitrogen too.

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Apr 13, 2019

Backyard permaculture starts with small things like storing rainwater.

Backyard permaculture may end up with solar generators and a huge vegetable and fruit garden making you largely self sufficient.

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Apr 12, 2019

Growing zucchini is a piece of cake; you should have a few plants.

Growing zucchini means just tossing seeds into a spadeful of compost; one of the few vegetables that are rich in both phytochemicals that prevent blindness and cataracts.

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Apr 11, 2019

How to grow corn is as easy as falling off a log.

How to grow corn gives you the taste of really sweet vegetables fresh from the garden. They have the good fats and protein, and protection against blindness.

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Apr 11, 2019

Refrigeration using solar power is a breeze for even a small inverter.

Refrigeration using solar power is very efficient as cooling is needed mostly during the day. That's when you will have surplus electricity.

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Apr 11, 2019

Stunting of children begins in utero and continues with the newborn.

Stunting of children is not only a third world problem but is prevalent in the west too, if one includes mental backwardness from poor nutrition.

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Apr 11, 2019

Salt high blood pressure shows we may have been overly anxious.

Salt high blood pressure reveals if we take too little it raises cholesterol and increases insulin resistance. Canned soup is the top offender.

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Apr 10, 2019

Calories In orange juice asks whether we should be worried.

Calories in orange juice questions just how fattening it is. OJ in a carton has a high sugar level with a raised risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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Apr 10, 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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Apr 10, 2019

Solar system facts help to get it right about amps and watts.

Solar system facts answers questions concerning how many panels you can build in one array to raise the voltage as much as possible.

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Apr 09, 2019

Freezing chickpeas makes them readily available.

Freezing chickpeas is a simple task taking no more than fifteen minutes of your time.

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Apr 09, 2019

Choline food sources are an important subject for all.

Choline food sources include meat, eggs, greens and wholewheat; we just don't get enough of them.

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Apr 09, 2019

Fava beans nutrition is about the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Fava beans nutrition is noteworthy for its high vegetable protein content, L-dopa and carbidopa, and the prevention of Macular Degeneration..

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Apr 08, 2019

How to grow peas and some soup and salad meals.

How to grow peas because they are rich in vegetable protein; straight from the garden before the sugars have been turned to starch they will add to any salad.

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Apr 08, 2019

What is artisan bread is a question asked when looking for real food.

What is artisan bread but the staff of life made literally in less than ten minutes but another five hours in the oven of course.

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Apr 08, 2019

Health nut neurosis warns us of the danger of going crazy about diets.

Health nut neurosis describes how an overriding passion about choice foods can lead to orthorexia nervosa.

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Apr 08, 2019

Chilli chicken recipe using your free range cockerels.

Chilli chicken recipe needs to be marinaded first overnight otherwise it will be tough; the flavour of your own birds is to die for.

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Apr 07, 2019

Butter is back research reveals no clear benefit changing to margarine

Butter is back asks whether our taste buds weren't right all along? It's safe provided we're enjoying our greens too.

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Apr 07, 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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Apr 06, 2019

Beginners beekeeping day is a very good place to start.

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

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Bernard Preston books

A family affair by Bernard Preston comes after the trilogy that starts with Frog in my Throat.

Consulting a chiropractor

Femoral nerve AP Xray from one of Bernard Preston's books.

Bernie's healthy 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.