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Turkey Tales: Poults at the Homestead

For years now, we’ve been wanting to raise turkeys at the homestead. We didn’t have the infrastructure, so we kept putting it off. After a fantastic work weekend with a friend from Tennessee though, we had ourselves a hoop coop, … Continue reading

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My N=1 Fasting Experiment: Day 2

Day two of my extended fasting experiment was a lot more challenging than I expected.  It wasn’t horrible.  It wasn’t even bad.  It certainly was challenging though. Before this experiment, I had two extended fasts under my belt.  One fast … Continue reading

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My N=1 Fasting Experiment: Day 1

For over 27 weeks, I’ve been on a transformation journey of weight loss and health gains using a low-carb, ketogenic diet.  Thanks to Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung, and the support of many others in various online communities, I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Podcast Delayed

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I won’t be uploading the podcast today.  Over the weekend, I changed hosts for the website, and along with some other housekeeping, some technical elements have taken a bit … Continue reading

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Product Review: Masterbuilt 30″ Digital Electric Smoker

Back in December, Fred and I were walking through Wal-Mart when we happened across a large stack of smokers near the clearance aisle.  I’d been wanting a smoker for a long time, but I was ready to dismiss the pile.  … Continue reading

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Update to Mail Carrier Woes

After all the frustration I shared in a previous post about my postal service woes, I thought it only fair that I post an update. Apparently, complaints do affect change.  Although we didn’t get an immediate response, much to our … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 12/29/17

Today marks the end of week sixteen since committing to a ketogenic eating plan, and I’m still plugging along.  The scale is moving, albeit slowly, and I’m continuing to get lots of practice at making this a lifestyle rather than … Continue reading

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And the Mail Carrier Woes Continue

We saw a lot of great changes with our move into the country eight years ago.  Unfortunately for us though, better mail service was not one of those positive changes. Over the years, we’ve had many issues with our mail … Continue reading

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Goal Setting for 2018

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions.  I’ve always seen them as an excuse for people to get really excited for a few weeks (or even a couple of months) and then lose focus.  After listening to The Survival … Continue reading

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Bucking Birthday Tradition with ButcherBox

For more years than I can remember now, there has been a tradition in our home.  When someone has a birthday, they pick a restaurant for their special meal.  I have always enjoyed that tradition, and I think the rest … Continue reading

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