10 Things You Can Do For The Elderly

The reason I want to share 10 things you can do for the elderly today is that I live by a lot of elderly people. Mark and I went to a surprise birthday party last night for a dear friend that turned 85 years old yesterday. His wife, Lyn sent the invitations through the mail so her husband, Vern would have NO idea he would celebrate his birthday with so many close friends. Here’s the deal, first of all,  you would never guess he is 85 years old. He is the guy in the neighborhood digging holes for trees, dragging the branches from trees he has cut down for people, and he would help anyone anytime. Yes, he has a bad back but that doesn’t stop him. He is truly an angel for the people who live near him. Everyone loves Vern and Lyn!

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Are Vintage Skills A Thing Of the Past?

Vintage skills, are they a thing of the past? Have we lost some of the skills our ancestors learned? The definition of vintage from the dictionary says this and I quote from Merriam-Webster: “of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance or quality. Classic, of the best and most characteristic.” My friend, Tiffany wrote a great post about vintage skills and it made me think of the things my mother taught me. My mother taught me to sew, cook from scratch and garden. She taught me to make bread and preserve fruits and vegetables from the garden. I also remember taking sewing classes in Home Economics at school.

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4 Ingredient Pressure Cooker Meals

Today I have several 4 ingredient pressure cooker meals that are easy to make, any day of the week. I know how busy families are today and the easier we can make meals to prepare at home, the healthier we will be. I use my pressure cooker to make quinoa or rice on Sunday or Monday that will last Mark and I a few days. All we have to do is heat up the rice or quinoa to serve with some of the main meals listed below. I think most of these ingredients we all have in our pantry or refrigerator. If you buy your pork, chicken breasts, chicken tenderloins or beef on sale and freeze it, you are one step ahead of the game. I’m sure I have mentioned to you before I do not eat meat, but Mark does, so I shop the clearance area at some of the local grocery stores.  I look for the meat that’s priced very low and freeze it.

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How To Get Ready For Camping This Summer

I want to give you some ideas on how to get ready for camping this summer. Now, here’s the deal, camping, and emergency preparedness go hand in hand, right? You may not have a trailer, camper or a tent, but sleeping under the stars is fabulous! Can you hear the rush of the stream going by? Do you love the smell of eggs, pancakes, and bacon cooking outside? I know I sure do! There is something about learning to start a fire outside in a safe location and where the law permits. Well, we can cook with a Dutch oven on some charcoal outside whether we are at a camping spot or in the back yard. Get up early so you can cook breakfast outside in the mountains!

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