Full Moons in 2009

January 10th     Full Wolf Moon     10:27 pm
February 9th     Full Snow Moon     9:49 am
March 10th     Full Worm Moon     10:38 pm
April 9th     Full Pink Moon     10:56 am
May 9th     Full Flower Moon     12:01 am
June 7th     Full Strawberry Moon     2:12 pm
July 7th     Full Buck Moon     5:21 am
August 5th     Full Sturgeon Moon     8:55 pm
September 4th     Full Corn Moon     12:03 pm
October 4th     Full Harvest Moon     2:10 am
November 2nd     Full Hunter’s Moon     2:14 pm
December 2nd     Full Cold Moon     2:30 am
December 31st    Full Blue Moon    2:13 pm

What Days Should I Be Doing Things. Well Take A Look

What’s the best days to do things.  Well here you go, no excuse now for not getting things done right. This is for the month of March/2009.   Enjoy!

Bake 6, 7, 27, 28
Can Fruits and Vegetables 16, 17, 25
Dry Fruits and Vegetables 10
Cut Firewood 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Cut Hair to Increase Growth 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 26, 29, 30
Cut Hair to Retard Growth 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24
Mow to Increase Growth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Mow to Retard Growth 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Castrate Farm Animals 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Dig Holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Dig Post Holes 10, 23, 24
Harvest 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Pick Apples and Pears 10, 18, 19, 20
Prune Trees 16, 17, 21, 22
Wean 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Hunting 1, 2, 3, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Quit Smoking 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24
Potty Train 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Demolition 10, 18, 19, 20
Wash Wooden Floors 10, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24
Wax Floors 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 26, 29, 30
Wash Windows 18, 19, 20
Paint 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 23, 24, 29, 30
Marriage 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 25, 26, 29, 30
Start Diet to Lose Weight 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24
Start Diet to Gain Weight 6, 7, 26
Kill Wild Onions and Weeds 23, 24
Best Days to Hunt 1, 2, 3, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Advertise To Sell 1, 3, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30
Ask for Loan 10
Buy A Car 18, 19, 20, 25
Buy Clothes 1, 2, 3, 29, 30
Buy A Home 1, 2, 3, 29, 30
Entertain Friends 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15
Host A Party 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 31
Travel For Pleasure 4, 5, 8, 9, 31
Write 4, 5, 31

Home Grown Coffee & So Good For You

Using the shovel to dig as many dandelion  roots as you want; it takes about 10-15 small roots for a cup of this alternative coffee. Cut off and wash the carrot-like roots; pat them dry and lay them out on a cookie sheet.

Roast them at 200 degrees F till you can smell chocolate: they should look chocolate brown, and snap like dry sticks. Stick ’em in the grinder, then into the coffee filter to brew. You’ll have to adjust the strength to your liking; I used about two tablespoons of grounds for one cup of coffee.

Humor For A Wednesday Afternoon

Logical Thinking  

A Year 5 teacher was giving her Primary pupils a lesson in developing logical thinking. 

"This is the scene," said the teacher. 

"A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. 

His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?" 
A little girl raised her hand and asked, "To draw out all his savings?" 

Morning Wake Up Call, Anyone Listening? Harmonizing The GST with The PST Not A Good Thing

For the life of me, I can’t understand why folks aren’t really upset about this harmonizing the GST with the PST.  This is one of the biggest tax grabs of the century and no one seems to care.  Unbelievable.  Thing is, now folks will be paying 13 cents on the dollar for everything they buy.  Even on things that was PST exempt, they now will be charged.  Also think about this.  There is thousands of small business’s that doesn’t charge GST on goods, as if their business is below the $30,0000.00 a year mark they don’t have to collect it.  Now they will be forced to charge folks the full amount. Like our small business.  We chose not to charge GST on things as we make below the acquired amount.  We did this because we wanted to pass the savings on to the purchaser.  Sure we could have signed up paid when we bought things and then collected it from the working man and got it back in our pocket, but we didn’t.  You might say it is our small way of  trying to help out the consumer.  The Powers That Be know this, and this harmonizing thing is just one more reason to force it down folks throats.  In other words you do as we say.  The bottom line is, we the working man looses more and the Governments make money hand over fist.  Trouble is with them making money, it doesn’t do the important folks one bit of good, as any money they make isn’t for the good of the people.  My Opinion Only.  There I vented this morning. Feel better now.  Oh an d here is one letter to the Editor at the North Bay Nugget on how he feels about the whole thing. Guess there is one feller out there thinking a bit like I do. Just double-click on the link below to see his remarks on the subject:

Hard To Believe

This piece from an article in the paper here today sure says a lot if you look at it the right way. Oh should say words from the Dalton Gang.  Take a look.

“What Ontarians want us to do is to do what’s right. I don’t think that we’ve been put in the position in government to choose what’s easy.”

Great words for sure as I don’t think that a government ever came down the tubes  that has done as much as this one to mess things up. My Opinion Only

Green Relish

Spring is here and won't be long now before you get to planting.
So here is a recipe for a few of your green tomatoes this year.
12 lg. green tomatoes
6 red peppers
6 green peppers
3 or 4 large.  onions
1 tbsp. celery seed
2 tbsp. salt
3 c.  vinegar
Grind the tomatoes, o­nions and peppers then drain well.
Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil.
Cook 25 to 30 minutes then pour into hot  scaled
jars and  seal.

Port Loring Weather For The Week

Tonight
Cloudy periods. Low minus 5.
Wednesday
Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the morning. High 6. UV index 3 or moderate.
Wednesday night
Periods of rain ending overnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. Wind southeast 20 km/h. Low plus 3.
Thursday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 9.
Friday
Sunny. Low minus 1. High 10.
Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 2. High 9.
Sunday
Periods of snow. Low minus 4. High plus 1.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High plus 3.

Dogs Poisoned

Kind of makes a fellow wonder what is good out there to eat these days huh? Or should say what is safe to eat and now it seems even our pets have to take notice.  My Opinion Only

Port Perry pups poisoned

World’s Financial System

Nope I haven’t forgotten about my opinion page, just been busy and not much going on here in our country. But, here goes.

Darn give a man a bit of power and look what he thinks he can do.  Isn’t enough that folks have to pay to keep the big banks afloat, but this guy wants everything and everyone out of the way too.  My Opinion Only

Take A Look at this articleL  President Obama sought yesterday to deflect criticism of the way his Administration had handled the bailout of stricken institutions such as AIG by pushing for new powers to take over and — if necessary — close down firms that threaten to topple the world’s financial system. If folks let him get away with this and keep up with what he is doing, soon won’t be much left in the way of being a free country.  My way of looking at things.

How To Dry Corn Right From The Cob

Easy to make and easy to store.

12 Ears White corn in milky stage

Scrape corn with sharp knife three times. First scrape corn just to break off kernals. Second scrape remainder of corn halfway. Third scrape off rest of kernels off cob. Then use potato masher and mash all kernels until milk comes out, Take loaf pan which is about 1 1/2″ deep, grease and put in all corn that has been mashed and bake in oven until all kernels are golden brown. Use low heat and bake approximately 45 minutes. When kernels are brown, let cool for about 15 minutes; then cut up and store.

Cattail Flour

For those that would like to try something different.

Cattail Flour

Dry the peeled roots (peel roots while they are wet–they are
difficult to peel if allowed to dry). Chop roots into small pieces,
and then grind or pulverize them. When the long fibers are removed,
the resultant powder can be used as flour.

An old recipe from Grandma Walters Cook Book. Pretty tasty too.

Garlic To The Rescue

Take a look at this article.  I am inclined to agree with it to a point, as I think everyone should be eating and using garlic at least once every two days.  Keeps us healthy and protects us from all kinds of diseases.  So………..jut one more reason to grow your own. Oh’ and don’t buy the kind grown off shore if at all possible as their regulations for growing things isn’t good in my eyes and one just doesn’t know what is in it.  Best thing to do is grow your own. My Opinion Only

It takes prescription antibiotics to breed super bugs, and many U.S.
doctors are more than happy to keep on prescribing — even when patients
don’t need the drugs. But when infections become resistant to even the
most “powerful” antibiotics on the menu, where should you turn? To
nature, of course, where the humble garlic plant offers solutions that
even the most overhyped pharmaceutical labs can’t match. Garlic kills
superbugs, even when antibiotics fail. So why don’t U.S. doctors
prescribe garlic? Because drug companies don’t promote garlic. It’s
simply not profitable. You see, in practice, good science gets tossed
out the window. Using garlic to heal patients is good science and good
medicine. But most M.D.s are hardly willing to touch it. Even the news
about this comes from outside the USA

Antibacterial Pencils

A lot of folks think that this antibacterial products sham has gone way too far. Yesterday I heard of a fellow that was shopping at Office Depot, and guess what he found? Antibacterial pencils. Can you believe that? He found some mechanical pencils made by PaperMate that have an antibacterial coating. Unbelievable.

We’ve seen antibacterial hand soaps and dish soaps, shampoos and all kinds of other personal care and cleaning products. And we’ve seen all the bad news about this, as well, including the fact that they are completely and utterly useless at actually protecting people from germs, viruses or contagious disease. These chemicals basically create super bugs in your own kitchen. They actually encourage the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and they do nothing to make you healthier because we don’t live in a sanitary environment in the first place.

You know, we live with bacteria all around us. In fact, our immune system needs to be stimulated by some exposure to bacteria in order to be healthy enough to defend ourselves against those really aggressive ones that might make us sick. We  have to have bacteria in our environment if we want to be healthy.Is it to late to fix? Well guess it depends on how far we let it get of hand in the future.

My Opinion Only

Spreading Bacteria

Kind of makes a fellow think that maybe one should have listened to their old Grandmother, when it comes to staying healthy, instead of all these things they got today. My opinion only.

First came word that popular antibacterial hand soaps are not only unnecessary (old fashioned soap and water is the best way to keep germs from spreading) but the chemicals in them can harm your health and environment. Now a new study says instead of killing potentially dangerous infections, disinfectant wipes may actually spread drug-resistant and sometimes deadly bacteria. And, like antibiotics, antibacterial chemicals in wipes and other household products may kill off susceptible but harmless bacteria but promote the growth of resistant strains.

Monday Humour For Your Afternoon Coffee

Sometimes those who try and pull rank get their come-uppance.
One foggy night, a United States Aircraft Carrier was cruising off the coast of Newfoundland and the junior radar operator spotted a light in the gloom.  Here is a transcript of what happened next.

The radar operator worked out that a collision was likely unless the other vessel changed course.  So he sent a radio message.
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Radar Officer:
Please divert your course at least 7 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Back came the reply you must be joking, I recommend you divert your course instead.

The U.S. Radar Officer referred the matter to his superior officer.  And reported the incident as subordination.
As a result the  Captain of the Air Craft Carrier sent a second message.  I believe that I out rank you, and am giving you a direct order to divert your course now!!!

Canadian Radio Operator: This is a lighthouse.  I suggest you take evasive action.

So-called Green Businesses.

I know this is in the USA but it is happening here in our country too. Now this exactly proves what I been saying.  First support the big banks then get on this environmental thing which are both connected.  Pretty soon you will be working strictly for the governments.  Oh forgot, guess we are now.  Sorry about that. My Opinion Only.

Obama planned to make the case Monday for a budget proposal that invests billions in research designed to reduce climate change and guarantees loans for companies that develop clean energy technologies. Obama has tied his first budget proposal as president to a renewable energy program to help the United States move toward energy independence.

People With High Cholesterol Live The Longest

Kind of figured this is what happened.  Sure glad I am not on any cholesterol med.  I tried it once for a month then decided against it. This was around twenty years ago. Guess I had a weak moment but soon got back on track and went by my instinct.  Take a look at this article. My opinion only.

People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.1 Supporters of the cholesterol campaign consistently ignore his observation, or consider it as a rare exception, produced by chance among a huge number of studies finding the opposite.

But it is not an exception; there are now a large number of findings that contradict the lipid hypothesis. To be more specific, most studies of old people have shown that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for coronary heart disease. This was the result of my search in the Medline database for studies addressing that question.2 Eleven studies of old people came up with that result, and a further seven studies found that high cholesterol did not predict all-cause mortality either.

Now consider that more than 90 % of all cardiovascular disease is seen in people above age 60 also and that almost all studies have found that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women.2 This means that high cholesterol is only a risk factor for less than 5 % of those who die from a heart attack.

But there is more comfort for those who have high cholesterol; six of the studies found that total mortality was inversely associated with either total or LDL-cholesterol, or both. This means that it is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old.

X-Rays

First off I am against any X Rays  if they are not really proven necessary.  I feel there is to many folks now being subjected to radiation for no reason.  Just wished i knew back then what I  know now as every X Ray that I have had through out my life would have never been done on me. I would have said  no back then as I do today.  Take a look at this  article.  My Opinion Only

The use of MRIs, X-rays or CT scans provides no benefit in diagnosing patients with routine back pain, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University and published in the journal Lancet.

Helping Big Banks & Corporations

Another reason why folks should be really wondering why our governments are helping out these big banks.  Through my eyes the government has no right in spending our tax dollars to help these banks.  I know this is in the USA but it is happening here in Canada too.   Take a look, then read Thomas Jefferson’s  quote on how he feels of helping banks.  Hmm, I wonder if I am related in some small way?  My opinion only.

Barack Obama’s Administration will announce its latest economic rescue plan today by offering private investors vast government-backed loans to buy as much as $1 trillion of toxic assets from America’s stricken banks.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.”

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation then by deflation, the banks and the corporations will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

“I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution – taking from the federal government their power of borrowing.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Foods That Help Arthritis

You know there is a lot of foods that ease the pain for those suffering with arthritis and thought I would share what a few of them are.  Talk Soon

Yam
Asparagus
Celery seeds
Chile peppers
Cherries
Radish
Cabbage
Lemon
Tomato
Watercress
Oily fish
Chives
Apple
Celery
Pineapple
Redcurrants
Blueberries
Mustard greens
Grapefruit )
Pear
Raisins
Olives
Vinegar
Gooseberries
Grapes
Carrots

Flags & Shirts Made Off Shore Hmm……….

First our Flags being made off shore and now our shirts that our police wear. I got to tell you, this Dalton gang sure are a piece of work.  I am sure there is a Canadian company that would love to have the order to make shirts and flags right here in Canada. My Opinion Only.

Premier Dalton McGuinty admitted Friday it was a mistake for Ontario’s legislative assembly to start buying provincial flags that were made in China, but defended the decision to buy Asian-made shirts for Ontario Provincial Police uniforms.

Chocolate Is Good For You, Pure Cocoa That Is

I have always figured a nice hot cup of cocoa is sure good for what ails a feller. Take a look at this article.

Studies have now proven that chocolate is good for you. It is rich in antioxidants and has many health benefits, including lowering blood sugar and cholesterol. Cocoa comes from the Theobromo cacao plant. Half of the cocoa bean is made of fat in the form of cocoa butter. Cocoa powder is the edible non-fat part of the cacao bean. Most of the fats in chocolate are saturated, but it also contains lots of the “good” fats: oleic and linoleic acids.