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  • The planter in the front of our house had been a home for our cedars and weeds the last couple years.  We took some time to weed it our a couple weeks ago, but had to wait for the rain to stop so we could plant the perennials that a good friend our ours gave to us to get us started.

    • Sedum
    • Echanasea (Cone Flower)
    • Speedwell
    • Primrose
    • Ice Plants
    • Hosta
    • Hen's and Chicks
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  • Of course we are using the soup bones that we got at part of our grass-fed meats, and the recipe we found was really quite simple (I'll have to ask the Mrs for the link she found).  The only ingredients were were missing was bay leaf and garlic, but everything turned out beautifully.  Here are some pictures of the before and after of our homemade soup/broth.

    I found it interesting how the marrow completely dissolved into the soup leaving the bones hollow.  On the advise of the recipe author, I am saving the bones in case some friends would like to give their dogs a treat.

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  • d617d62ca48921cba5f8534ea6773120.JPG Continued working through the building phase of another model for my Necron Army.  This time I have a Necron Overlord on top of his Command Barge.
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    While we were at Costco today, we picked up a jar of their garlic and added it into our soup while we warmed it up for supper tonight.

    Added some salt and pepper to my bowl, and loving how easy this soup was to make, and how good it tastes.

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    We've been back on the updated city water line for a few weeks now, and noticing some decrease in our water pressure.  We knew that there would be some sediment in the lines post construction, and figured our filter was done for.  We never tasted or saw any sediment in our water, so the filter had done it's job perfectly thus far.

    The water didn't look too bad as I started emptying out the filter chamber, but eventually I could see there was quite a bit of sediment closer to the bottom that didn't make it out with the initial dumping.  I'm so glad this goop was on the "right" side of the filter.

    Thank You filter, and keep up the good work!

  • I think it is important to know what our bodies are really asking for when we have cravings.... both in general, and when we are making big changes like changing what we eat (like a starter 30 day Paleo challenge).

    When I think about it, what makes sense to me is that our bodies know what it needs (nutrient/vitamin/mineral) and can only "ask" us for it in terms of craving foods that it knows we've eaten that contain it.  They may not be the best sources, but it's what we've eaten.

    For example, we shouldn't feel guilty for craving chocolate if what that translates to is our body asking for magnesium.  Alternative sources of magnesium include (amongst others) fruits like bananas and avocados.

    Toss the guilt and frustration by searching online for "what your food cravings really mean", or check out some of the sites that I have referred to:

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