This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015


We have five chickens. Every morning when either of us go down to feed them they greet us with happy clucks. Is that because we always have treats for them? (kale is their favourite) 

Usually when I lift the lid on the nesting box; one curious chicken will pop her head out looking for a snack.

This morning it was -32*C and by the time I got down to collect the eggs they were cold, not frozen, just very cold. We have five red sexlink layers. They are good producers, even in winter when production usually falls considerably. We are averaging four eggs a day.

Just learned that free range eggs in California are selling for $10.00/dozen. Maybe I should move our chicken-coop. Up here you could buy free-range eggs for $2.50/dozen last year. 

As many of you know Mary has struggled with allergies for many years. She often spent days sneezing and dealing with a runny nose and congested sinus condition.

Lately she has been reading from Dr. Janice Vickerstaff Joneja's books on allergies. If you suffer from allergies do a google search and read Dr. Joneja's posts; I'm sure it will help.

We've adopted a new food eating regime as outlined by Dr. Joneja and have been following the recipes in Heal Your Gut cookbook by Hilary Boynton. Pictured here is yesterday's lunch (fish cakes and sweet potato chunks) another delicious recipe from her cookbook.

So, fingers crossed, we hope that we've turned a corner on this allergy thing and can now maintain optimal health through carefully following this diet. 

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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