Jul 162016
A new frugal living lesson learned

It’s really so simple I feel stupid for just “discovering” it.  I’m probably going to tell you folks something you already knew.  Ah well…I’ve been laughed at before… It’s that time of year when vegetable gardens are in full production here in north Georgia.  If you aren’t buried in zucchini squash right about now either 1.) You don’t have a garden with zucchini, or 2.) You don’t know anyone who does. Past vegetable gardening here at Mountain Crest Farm (the small, tiny farm where JuicyMaters originates) has consisted of growing veggies that only needed “straight” canning to keep.  That means

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Jul 052016
Quick!  Boil water!  The babies are coming!

Younger readers will not understand the title, so a bit of explanation is in order.  Back in the day when there was an expectant father fumbling for something to do to help when the doctor came to the house to deliver the baby…Yes, a home delivery was common…Dad would be told to boil water.  It wasn’t necessary but it kept “bumbling dad” out of the way.  At least that’s what happened in older movies. Young’uns, by “older movies” I’m not talking Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” older…I’m talking Jimmy Stewart and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” older. Well, three days

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Jun 152016

The docile, even friendly, disposition of the Large Black breed makes it ideal for beginners to pigs. Their disposition is so friendly we don’t even remove tusks from boars on the property. When one of the adult pigs approaches you chances are they are either looking for a treat or will flop down beside you wanting their bellies rubbed.

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Jul 202015

For a number of years now I have purposly kept political and governmental things off of JuicyMaters.  There used to be a political category here long ago but I split it off to its own blog as most visitors here don’t want to read my bloviating about politics (unless its food related, like GMO’s, or yurt related like getting the government’s permission to live in a tent). I’m breaking a rule today.  In light of events last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee (50 miles north of me) I struggled for what to say…then I read this, from an anonymous Marine.  I

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May 312015

JuicyMaters covers a lot of topics, but how-tos on writing has never been one of them I don’t think…Until now. I got a comment today on one of my posts that was complementary about the blog, and that asked how I get started writing.  I figure there are others out there who have blogs, or maybe want to write the next Great American Novel, and either way wonder the same

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