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August 20, 2015

Garlic Dill Pickles

    One of the many advantages of growing your own produce is being able to get the size of cucumbers you want to pickle, whether you love tiny sweet pickles, or sliced pickles, or anything in between. Making pickles is super easy!     Ingredients for 8 quarts (wide-mouth type): 6 cups white vinegar… Read more

May 11, 2015

Staking Peas

The peas are in, they’re beginning to grow, and… What’s this? I thought I bought “bush peas”, you say… So, you check the package and yes, indeed, they are supposed to be the bush variety and not the pole variety. What went  wrong? The peas are lying down and growing over the ground and not,… Read more

April 29, 2015

May is Mental Health Month

This is one of our favorite subjects at Collins Chiro because perhaps you’ve noticed that we do things a little differently at our office than in most other healthcare-oriented offices. We think that when we are happy and create an atmosphere of joy…you get healthier. And your health is always our goal. I have bad… Read more

April 14, 2015

Composting 101

  Many people are intimidated by the thought of “composting”… They’ve heard that it’s time-consuming, space-consuming, smelly, attracts rats and bugs, and a PhD is needed to accomplish it, plus it’s downright mysterious. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I’m going to show you why… and how to set up your own composting… Read more

April 10, 2015

Rewards That Aren’t Food

  If you read my last post (read it here) you know that I am on the Whole30 and struggling with ways to “toast” my successes on the program without turning to junk food.  You would also know that I weaned myself from junk food to healthy celebrations. But then I wanted to try rewarding… Read more

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