• Merry Christmas 2014

    Well, it’s time for us to take a break and enjoy the Christmas season.  It is hard to believe that another year has already gone by, isn’t it? We’re looking forward to bringing you another year of fun and useful tips, information, and resources.  We’ll post one more quote tomorrow, and then we plan to… Continue Reading…

    Merry Christmas 2014
  • Carnitine

    Carnitine is another nutrient that was not considered a vitamin until recently.  However, it has been proven to support vital functions, particularly the metabolism.  Carnitine has a regulatory effect on the metabolism because it is involved in fatty acid transport.  It takes long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria (the “power plants” of the cells) to… Continue Reading…

  • Sweet Potato Casserole

    Sweet potato casserole is a Christmas favorite.  When you grow your own sweet potatoes, it’s particularly fun.  A fertile garden soil and ample moisture during the growing season ensures spectacular results.  Sometimes you can manage to grow a sweet potato that is big enough to supply the entire casserole single-handedly!  Seriously!   Ingredients 2 pounds… Continue Reading…

    Sweet Potato Casserole
  • The Roots of Cattle Driving: Part 3

    From Texas to New York Another major cattle drive was carried out by a young man named Thomas Candy Ponting.  Ponting had grown up herding cattle in his native England.  When he came to America, he continued in the trade, but soon found his plans growing beyond what he had originally expected. Ponting heard that… Continue Reading…

    The Roots of Cattle Driving: Part 3


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