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Aunty would much rather spend all day weeding and planting than cleaning, cooking, or ironing. Here are bits of both home, house and garden tips.

Home Declutter

Aunty's house is de house of clutter, so if there is an expert in de-cluttering, it will be me one day.  Something like the way to catch a thief is to learn from a thief, or something like that. First, take a picture of your house, room, entrance, kitchen, dining table, wherever you feel is a mess.  To feel better as you view the pictures, it really does look worse in the photo than it does in real life.  A ...

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Mangoes and Lost Opportunity

We have a white pirie mango tree in our yard.  Our good friend Charin gave it to us as a sapling.  I waited for years for the little sapling to grow bigger and bigger, and one year it gave fruit!  It was delicious.  Juicy, sweet, smooth, ambrosia for the senses and tongue. Unfortunately for any of our plants, one of my interests is bonsai trees.  I love the look of spreading branches, controlled growth and ...

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Preparing and cooking with your cast iron pan

Cooking with a cast iron pan is the best way to cook - you get a bit of iron in your food, and the heat can be really really high if you need it to be. When you shop for a new pan you will find raw cast iron (looks like aluminum in color and have spots of rust) or preseasoned ones.  Cast iron is naturally stick free if it has been prepared right and since the preparation process can be quite time and labor ...

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Aunty’s next car?

Those words send shivers down Uncle's back - since Aunty does have a tendency to change cars as easily as shoes. However, this is a really neat one - and maybe in Aunty's future one day - a self driving car.....  What a wonderful way to get around! ...

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John T. Reed’s Succeeding

I will be ordering the 3rd edition of John T. Reed's "Succeeding" book.  This man is brutal - and very opinionated.  He trashes most of the financial gurus - sometimes unjustly with his rather arrogant conceit, but he does have a good handle on his own kind of wisdom. His analogy about weeds was one that struck a chord with me.  Find the lawn or patch that you belong in. ...

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