My House – Peer 2 Peer Seeds

I have another brainy idea to buy my house !! lol

Beings my X freaked out at the last one on Indiegogo last week.

This one I can do easy because I have alot of plants, flowers and veggie seeds. I was thinking about … starting a new “My House – Peer 2 Peer Seeds” selling plant, veggie and flower seeds.

Here’s how it works .. I’ll need about 50,000 people to send me $1.00 for a pack of seeds (the seeds would have to be chosen by me though due to plant seed availability – I have alot of some and not so much of another kind of thing) I need $43,000 to buy my house – my goal is 50,000 people to buy seeds from me for $1.00 plus .47 shipping. THEN I can buy this house I’ve been renting for almost 2 decades !!

That way, for everyone’s $1.47 – they are getting something in return in a few business days.

Here’s the catch (lol) I will pick your seeds for you ..  due to plant seed availability – I have alot of some and not so much of another. So for every $1.47 you send me – I will choose for you a pack of my garden seeds.

You will be getting heirloom seeds right out of my back yard and I (hopefully) can buy this house I love so much by the end of the year.

I need about 50,000 people to buy seeds from me. Please consider spreading this message to help me. Thank you !!!  PayPal =

Seeds that are available are :

French Dwarf Marigold Seeds
Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine
Rose of Sharon (mixed)
Sweet Autumn Clematis Vine
Japanese Wisteria
Snowflake Babies Breath
For-Get-Me-Nots (Blue)
Datura Inoxia/Tatula (mixed)
Batchelor Buttons (mixed)
Italian Crimson Clover
Rocket Larkspur (mixed)
Catchfly Silene
Silk Pink Mimosa (Bonsai)
Louisiana Water Iris (mixed)

Morning Glory (mixed)

Bell Pepper


Rhubarb Swiss Chard

Rutger Tomato

Ylang Ylang

Scarlet Runner Pole Bean

Poor Mans Saffron

Passion Fruit

Russian Teddy Bear Sunflower

Wave Petunia

You can also Donate if you like. You choose amount. Thank you very much !!

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Facts about Honey and Cinnamon


Honey (Photo credit: quisnovus)

Facts about Honey and Cinnamon –  Source: Organic Gardening

Drug companies won’t like this getting around.

Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of
today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of
diseases. Honey can be used without side
effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though
honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it
does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on
toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It
reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart
attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you
could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon
honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing
homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one
ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged;
honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water
with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon
powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a
recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found
that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one
tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast,
they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated)
practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a
month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because
of arthritis now started walking without pain.

INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of
honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs
in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of
honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea
water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of
cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned
for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic
cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the
said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds
should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon
powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough,
cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed
that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder
strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and
viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and
iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white
blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two
tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and
digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain
has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the
influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the
ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of
cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink
1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and
arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start
performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and
sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon
of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before
sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done
daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the
affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on
an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon
powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the
weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture
regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though
the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research
in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach
and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these
kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one
teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is
more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.
Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are
more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a
half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with
cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,
when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M.,
the vitality of the body increases within a week.

People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon
powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath
stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

The Healing Powers of Honey:

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How to Effectively Use Honey as Medicine: What Doctors Don’t Tell You:

Lebanon County Pennsylvania Classifieds

Lebanon Pennsylvania Classifieds

Lebanon County Pennsylvania Classifieds is a FaceBook Group for local classifieds for the Lebanon Pennsylvania community. It is a friendly and easy-to-use page that allows you to browse and post free “For Sale” ads specific to Lebanon Pennsylvania’s community. Any and all “For Sale”, “Wanted” and “Barter/Trade” ads welcome. Nothing illegal please.

Check it out !!


From Scratch: Shoo Fly Pie Recipe

I’m baking again. Ha All kinds of pies I made last night and couple today too. It’s better than air freshener any day !!

This here recipe is simple, easy and always turns out great. I have never made this Shoo Fly Pie and it didn’t turn out perfect. It’s a thick and hardy type pie. YUM !!

Home Made Shoo Fly Pie

Home Made Shoo Fly Pie

Shoo Fly Pie

1 cup flour

2 Tablespoons soften butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

Mix that all up in a bowl. I use a fork because it cuts the butter into the mixture better. Mix till all looks even. Should see tiny clumps of butter not big globs.

Scoop 1 cup of that mixture and save for topping.

In the same bowl with the remaining flour mixture add :

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup King Syrup

3/4 cup hot water

Don’t mix it up yet. In another small dish add 1/4 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon baking soda – mix till dissolved and then add it to the bowl.

Now you can mix it well.

Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle on top the 1 cup of saved flour mixture. I like to not sprinkle so close to the edges because while baking the edges without the sprinkle crisp up some, then the pie is perfect for cutting warm. I like a warm Shoo Fly Pie in the cooler months of the year.

OK now for the baking. Preheat the oven to 400. For the first 10 minutes of baking you want the pie to set .. so bake for 10 minutes @ 400. Then turn down to 350. and bake additional 35 minutes. Approx.

I make my own pie crusts a day in advance because their easier to roll I think. If you make your own pie crust, roll thin. You don’t want an apple pie crust on a Shoo Fly Pie.

Pastry Pie Shell Recipe

1- 1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter (cold and chopped into small pieces)

1/4 cup cold water

Combine flour and salt in big bowl.

Add butter pieces until mixture looks like crumbles.

Stir in water a tablespoon at a time, until a ball forms.

Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a couple hours.


Susquehanna River Flathead Catfish – how to fillet a catfish


Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

This morning about 4:30am I got a text from Chris asking if I wanted catfish that he and Wayne went night fishing on the Susquehanna River. My first text back was no, simply because, it’s not worth the mess in my kitchen with only a few catfish. Last time he and Wayne brought me catfish there was 4 fish all under 22″, to me, that isn’t worth the effort although I appreciated what they did bring me.

Then, I got another text about 5:30am asking me again this time with a picture. LOL (these guys are learning I tell ya)

I knew right away these catfish were alot bigger than last time and a bunch more to boot. So I text back saying ok bring them over. Glad I did.

Total there was 3 catfish – 32″ , 3 catfish – 34″ ,  2 catfish – 21″ and 1 catfish – 31″ all fillet up real nice and clean. I do wish I had a scale though to weigh some of those suckers .. or even to weigh the total fillets after finished. Darn it. (I was to lazy to use the bathroom scale – lol)

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

I think catfish are easy to fillet because they lay flat (that’s prolly how they get their name Flathead catfish – lol – joking) But they are alot easier than say like brown trout, bass and salmon. I fillet alot of fish from these two guys, now that I think about it. Ha Ha

To fillet fish is simple really, just makes a mess in your kitchen. The hardest and most time consuming is getting the fish on and off the cutting board. To fillet the fish is fast.

I run my finger down the back (on the right) of the catfish head till I feel muscle, then poke my knife tip in till I hit bone. Slice threw the skin all the way to about the last inch or so before the tail fin keeping pressure on the knife against the spine. Use your thumb in the slit to feel around and guide your other hand working the knife.

Then, below the back of the head (where I put the knife tip in) cut downward on an angle till you hit the ribs. Should look like a loose triangle shaped hunk of meat. Don’t cut it off – take the knife tip and (starting at the spine area) lightly slide threw the meat to ribcage all the way down – you want the knife tip to slide between the red meat (ribcage) and the white meat. The red meat you don’t want from a catfish because it stores all the bad stuff from the water.

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Leave the skin attached just fillet the white meat off the skin. I like this way, especially on a big catfish – the size of the catfish keeps the fish from sliding around. (on a wooden cutting board) White meat should be one piece when finished.

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

That’s it,  repeat for the other side and any remaining fishes.

TIP: The ribcage doesn’t go back to the tail (duh – lol) so when you get to the back of the ribcage – put your thumb against the ribcage moving it back toward the fin following the knife in your other hand – you can feel where you need to put your knife to continue the bottom 1/2 of the tail area. Doing this will keep the meat in 1 piece instead of two.
Fresh catfish for dinner tonight !!!

Catfish Night Fishing

Catfish Night Fishing


Presidential Canna Lily – first blooms (Ron Paul 2012) Ha Ha

Presidential Canna Lily

Presidential Canna Lily

While I was out in the yard early this afternoon snooping around all the new growth, I took pictures  of my new blooms.

This here flower above is a Presidential Canna, grows 7-8 feet tall and has huge green leaves. (this picture is missing a Ron Paul sign, I know .. Ha Ha) When the Canna’s in the back bloom I’ll get a picture .. that picture will have the Ron Paul sign in the backround.

I really like these plants because every morning they water themselves and everything else around them. The dew collects on the leaves like you wouldn’t believe and for the first hours of early morning the water just drips off them.

I have these plants everywhere because they water alot of the other plants every morning. The only down side about the Canna is I must dig them up every year before frost. When I dig them up, there is 3 times as much as I put in the ground … I give alot away to neighbors and anyone who wants some. LOL

Below is a picture of some Presidential Canna’s and in the back ground you can see one of the straggler tomato plants I was talking about in a previous post. Those Stragglers just show up is some of the strangest places. This straggler is growing pretty good it’s already well above the fence. No tomatoes yet though.

Presidential Canna Lily

Presidential Canna Lily


I have a yellow Trumpet Vine also, this vine plant has been blooming for weeks now – I figure I take a picture anyhows. In the evenings I like to sit out and drink a cup of coffee or tea and watch the hummingbirds. I have 2 that pal around and show up once in a while. I still like to sit out and wait to see if they show up. I do have one of those hummingbird feeders in another area of the back yard, but, I’ve never seen a hummingbird at it – they love these Trumpet Vine flowers though.

Yellow Trumpet Vine

Yellow Trumpet Vine


Can’t end this post without showing you some vegetables (garden onion, red beets, sweet pepper and egg plant) .. I picked and dug up these cute eats this afternoon too, so for diner I made roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes, a stir fry with some of the veggies you see below and of course, pie. Peach pie from the peaches one of the neighbors brought over. I made 2 pies and sent the neighbor one as a thank you for the peaches.  ;o)

Garden Vegetables

Garden Vegetables



I see some color on my tomato plants – first of the season – WOOT WOOT

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

Early this afternoon I went out to check on my tomato plants and wouldn’t ya know – I see some orange and red !!! First sign of color on my tomato plants this year.

Now that I have 2 rabbits, I’ve been using their droppings for fertilizer along with a tea/coffee soup mix from once used morning tea bag and coffee grounds. I cannot believe how tall my tomato plants are getting. Some are easy 9 feet tall so far and I can’t even get the whole plant in a picture. Below is a picture of a some of the plants. I’ll show the stragglers in another post.

The 14 tomato plants I do have come up every year, I never have to buy tomato plants, unless, I want a different variety of course.

About 8 years ago I bought 3 Ponderosa Beefmasters and 2 Tommy Toes. They grew to have a few nice tomatoes the first year .. I believe I canned 3 jars of stewed tomatoes that year and plenty of table tomatoes. I planted them 2 feet apart in a row.

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

The following year, those same plants came up again, along with a few straggler plants, growing taller with more harvest. 8 years later I have 14 tomato plants and about a dozen straggler plants. The straggler plants are always cherry tomatoes. The straggler plants die every year but they give me heaps and heaps of cherry tomatoes and last well into late Fall. My permanent resident tomatoes don’t die off till the first frost.
The interesting thing about these 14 tomato plants is they give me both large – medium – small and cherry tomatoes on the same plant. There is usually a bunch of 9-12 tomatoes and one or two Beefmaster type and the rest get smaller with the smallest (not even really small) being the cherry tomato. The cherry tomatoes always show color and get harvested first. I didn’t think it to be possible. But, I love my tomato plants. Ha Ha