I wanted to love Renpure's products. Really, I did. However, I have some solid reasons for not using them any longer. You might wish to find out why, before the same things happen to you!
If you ever get the chance to travel to Las Colinas, Texas, please take time to see the full-size bronze Mustang sculptures. They were the dream of Ben H. Carpenter, and the creation of Robert Glen.
We eat a lot of chia, a tiny gray or white wholegrain. This is how we make some homemade chia desserts. Most of them are gluten-free. Chia seeds are very filling, and bursting with nutrition, too!
Move over, Dr. Seuss, and make way for Bill Peet. If you love the books of Dr. Seuss, you will definitely enjoy all of Bill Peet's children's books. Children of all ages love them - and so do I!
Our favorite family game - without exception, is "I Packed My Grandma's Suitcase". Whenever my family was on a road trip, or taking a ride anywhere that took some time, we played this game. Enjoy!
Who had over 7 million radio listeners back in the 1920's and 1930's? It seems that everyone back then knew "The Voice of Experience". His radio program aired nationwide, and riveted his audiences.
Our favorite childrens book of all time, is Sir Toby Jingle's Beastly Journey. It is the story of a knight who outsmarted quite a few beasts that were intent on his demise. All of my children loved it
The English language is missing a lot of very important useful words. We suggest that these words be added to the English dictionary, to help us more precisely and forcibly, express ourselves.
Charles Williams is one of my favorite authors. I found him by "accident" many years ago in my favorite bookstore in St. Petersburg, FL. His writing is like no other Christian literature I have read.
Bring your family to Bradenton, FL! I have lived here since 1992. It is rich in historical sites; one of the oldest settled areas in Florida, and the Pittsburgh Pirates come here for spring training.
At our home, we have thousands of orchids. Some are unbelievable large and some are so very tiny, they need to be viewed with a magnifying glass! Here are some wee Baby Orchids my husband grows...
As mushrooms go, the Chicken of the Woods is in a class by itself. Who would think a mushroom would taste like cooked chicken? This one does! One of our family members has even seen it in the wild.
I love the stagecoaches of the Wild West, don't you? They were so beautifully made, and for a period of time, were the "way to go". Romantic to us, they were anything BUT that, to those who rode them.
Over the years, I have accumulated several online references that have saved me a lot of time. Here are the most helpful websites I found, and I know there are many, many more.
These are some of our favorite selections from the Childcraft books. I read them when I was a child, my children read them, and my grandchildren enjoy them, too.
Woodkins are wonderful wooden flexible figurines of vegetables, fruit, animals, and flowers that are simply irresistible! Take our tour into the Wonderful World of Woodkins...
Pipsissewa is a valuable herb, but almost forgotten in modern times. The Native Americans used pipsissewa extensively, and it is reputed to help alleviate rheumatism and arthritis. Who knows?
Want to know about more than 50 flower blossoms you can eat? We thought you might, so take a look at our list and descriptions of more than fifty edible flowers, and ways to use them in your kitchen.
Some of the most exquisite jewelry that we have ever seen, is brought by our customers, into our jewelry store. Over ninety percent of the most striking pieces, are antique jewelry treasures.
The truth IS stranger than fiction, and it is weird, too. These are stories of bizarre, odd, eerie things that happened to my family, and one dear friend of mine. Believe it or not, all of it is true!
I want to be a clone, don't you? Your special clones could do all of the things you have always wanted to. A clone for your family, a clone to travel, a clone for work. On second thought - bad idea!
Everywhere I look in my home, inside and out, there are orchids! My husband has a VERY green thumb. I hope you enjoy the photos, and don't mind my rhyming below - I got stuck in a "groove"!
The Alien Orchids are nothing but trouble! They kidnapped me, took me to court, said all sorts of vicious things that weren't true, and tried to take over our home and community. Beware; they're here!
Some of my husband's orchids look like Circus Clowns, or at least they do to ME! Take a look and see what YOU think. Don't they look like "Clown Orchids" to you?
My husband grows lots and lots of orchids. Some of them look JUST like angels, to me. What do YOU think?
Just a few of my husband's very, VERY weird orchids!
My husband is the Wizard of Orchids. We have orchids everywhere. We love them! You cannot come and see them, I cannot steal one for you, and you cannot buy one. Enjoy them here, if you love orchids!
Teff is a wonderful grain from Ethiopia. One thing I love about Teff, is that the tiny round grains seem to "burst" with flavor, when you eat it!
We owned a pet Muscovy Duck for several years. I named her Archimedes. She was the funniest, most talkative duck I ever saw! Her story is unforgettable, as she was. Muscovy Ducks make wonderful pets!
This is my favorite tree. I have planted tens of thousands of Moringa seeds, and have more Moringa growing than I can handle. Moringa is has been dubbed one of the most nutritious plants on earth!
Have you ever heard of "The Drumstick Tree"? I have been growing them for many years, eating what they produce, and writing about them so everyone learns about the valuable, nutritious Moringa tree.
My husband grows orchids, and used to have about 3,000 of them. Hope you enjoy the "Spitting Orchid", the orchid that comes unhinged, our "Darth Vader" orchid, and what I call our "Flying Nun".
There are so many reasons that I love Moringa, that I can hardly list them all. I love the way it tastes, the way it benefits people who are ill, how it gives people energy and how easy it is to grow.
Moringa Stenopetala is the "African Moringa" tree. It is also called "Mother's Helper", because it helps increase the milk supply for nursing mothers. The leaves are nutritious, and delicious, too!