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friend of mine wrote a song which focused
on the issue of "no money coming
in". Very apropos for me at the
moment. I've no work scheduled. Winter's
are very slow in places that rely on
seasonal activities to maintain the
local economy. Two different worlds
exist, in season and off season. In
season is too busy, and off season is
a time of almost complete dormancy.
When times are tight, Attila and I fall back on our tried and true survival techniques. One of them is using inexpensive ingredients to prepare our meals. Beans!
Canned beans cost too much for us to consider them budget food. Dried beans, bought in quantity from local sources, are not only inexpensive, they are healthy, support the local economy and have a lower carbon footprint. A 25 kg bag of dried beans can go a long way.
We've been relying on beans so much since we purchased the car, that I thought I'd share my method of cooking dried beans. It really is simple using a crock pot.
We find that when we eat beans a few times a week, no social issues arise. Our bodies acclimatize to a diet high in beans, and after a few weeks there are no side effects at all. One must tolerate a time of transition, we feel it is well worth the effort.
Attila worked hard to warm the house, and his efforts have paid off. It is quite comfortable in here now. We are due for another cold snap, so he will have to keep on top of the situation.
It is snowing again. The plow went by early this morning and Attila had to go out before breakfast to clear out the end of the driveway. It took quite a while so he had to leave without eating his breakfast! Luckily he takes a lot of food with him, so he should not go hungry.
Although the snow here is very pretty, it has a very high price.
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Suzzy & Maggie Roach
On The Screen
We are watching the entire series, one episode a night. Wonderful nightcap before a good night's sleep.
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
(1813 - 1855)
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Humidity: 93 %
Wind: NW 17 km/h
Wind Chill: -18
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