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Sunday, December 14, 2008

10 Things To Know About Dog Behaviour

We had our dog professionally trained a few years ago, and learned some really fascinating stuff about what makes dogs behave the way they do. Here are some of the things we learned.

1) Eye contact can be seen by dogs as a threat - never stare down an aggressive dog. (This was surprising to me, considering the fact that the opposite is true for humans. Avoiding eye contact is threatening to us, and making eye contact is a way for us to connect. Who knew dogs are bothered by it!)

2) Where everyone sleeps at night is a big indicator to a dog of pack rank. If your dog doesn't listen well, stop letting him sleep up on the bed with you - as long as he is allowed to do this, he sees himself as your equal.

3) "Alpha" is earned not just by superior brawn, but also by superior brains. If your dog can manipulate your behaviour, he will think he is smarter than you and therefor alpha (an example of this would be if he stands in your way and makes you walk around him - in doing this, he has manipulated your actions).

4) All attention, even scolding, is a reward to most dogs. The quickest way to curb undesired behaviour (assuming it's not dangerous or destructive) is to walk away and ignore it. Once the bad behaviour has ended and the dog is doing what you want, THEN you pay attention and smother him with lots of praise.

5) The reason that dogs "bow down" to the person who feeds them is not only because they like food - it's also because the distribution of food is done by the alpha. (Also, the alpha eats first). If you are having issues with your dog not respecting your kids, an effective way to change this is to, as often as possible, have the kids be the ones to give the dog food.

6) Tug of war is a bad game to play because it teaches dogs that it's OK to play with humans using their teeth.

7) Fence running can increase aggression. This is because the dog is trying to protect his pack by chasing the "monsters" away from the yard - he runs the length of the fence barking at the person walking by, and lo and behold it worked - they're gone! This perceived success reinforces the dog's aggressive behaviour.

8) Dogs should, and want to, spend most of their time in the house with you. The house is their den, and your family is their pack. They are social, group animals, and asking a dog to spend the majority of its time alone in a yard is a misunderstanding of his needs.

9) The quickest way to curb leash pulling is to understand why the dog pulls - he wants to go! As soon as he pulls, you should stop, and remain stopped until he lets the leash go slack, at which point you can start moving again. He'll soon figure out that in order to get anywhere, he can't pull on the leash.

10) If your dog growls at another dog, it's because he feels that it's his role in the pack to protect you. If you pet him to try and calm him down, he will perceive this as fear on your part (because you're rewarding his protective behaviour). If, on the other hand, you calmly take his collar and pull him past the offending dog, he will perceive you as being in charge and therefor not afraid, and it will help him calm down faster.

It's amazing how, once you have some insight into a dog's behaviour, how much more he will respect you. It's all about learning to speak the language of the dog so that they'll be able to listen.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The 12th Thing To Know About Breastfeeding...

Ohhh... I can't believe I left this one off my last post!! It made the world of difference to me:

12) Take prenatal classes that cover breastfeeding. We did a program that had about 10 classes. All the rest of the info we covered was interesting, but I could have lived without it. The class on breastfeeding, however, was critical to my success because there are very specific ways to get the baby to latch that are tricky to figure out on your own.

Good luck!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

10 Things To Know About Breastfeeding

Sorry guys!!! This one is for the Moms out there who've never breastfed and would like to do so. Again, some info from my personal experience... hopefully it will benefit some readers out there!

1) Babies need to be taught to latch, and it doesn't always happen the first day, but if you keep trying it WILL work.

2) C-sections can delay your milk, but it will come, so don't give up.

3) If your nursing staff have pushed formula on your newborn to get him/her to pass the first stool and now your baby is not interested in the thin colostrum, just dribble some formula on yourself before getting baby to latch. This worked for me and got my daughter back on the breast after she'd been on the bottle.

4) See point #3 - nipple confusion is a myth. Both my newborns switched back and forth from breast to bottle without skipping a beat.

5) An easier way to deal with thrush is to NOT use the cream they give you (that's the stuff that can't go in baby's mouth) and get an extra large bottle of the stuff for baby, and put THAT on yourself too. That way if you're exhausted and baby wakes up crying, you don't have to go wash toxins off yourself before feeding.

6) If you are on antibiotics and must formula feed while you "pump and dump", don't obsess about pumping as much as a baby would feed. As long as you pump some at every feeding, once baby latches back on after the antibiotics are done, it only takes about a day for your milk production to be back up to what baby needs.

7) If you must pump several times per day for an extended period of time, rent a hospital pump. For one thing, they're whisper quiet and won't wake anyone in the middle of the night. More importantly though is the fact that they have long tubes between the breast cup and the pump housing, which buffers you from the vibration of the motor (which is nothing for occasional pumping, but with regular pumping can become uncomfortable).

8) Drink LOTS of water :-) The problem I had is that I'd forget, get settled on the couch, baby would latch, and then THIRST would overwhelm me. "Honey... can you please get me some water? I know, I know, I'll remember next time.". NEVER ignore the thirst. Even if you have to pester your spouse or get up with a feeding baby in your arms, DRINK THE WATER.

9) If you pump, do both sides at once. You get letdown on both sides at once, so you'll waste some anyway if you don't have two containers in place. Plus you'll be done in half the time.

10) Breast milk will sour if it changes temperature too quickly. I was spoiling my milk by putting it directly in the freezer, until I figured out that it had to sit on the counter and cool to room temp first.

11) I'm adding #11 'cause this is really really important... if you are having trouble, DON'T WAIT to consult a Lactation Consultant (NOT the same thing as a maternity ward nurse, who are usually wonderful but don't specialize in nursing). A friend of mine delivered her baby at a local hospital famous for labour and delivery - BC Women's - and she couldn't get her baby to latch. None of the nurses and docs at this hospital could help her and her milk all but dried up. It was a Lactation Consultant who finally told her that her baby was tongue tied. She underwent a simple snipping procedure and was almost immediately able to latch. Because of the delay in this diagnosis, she had tremendous difficulty getting her milk in again, and basically gave up.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

10 Things To Know About Having A C-Section

I've had two C-sections, so I just thought I'd share (for those out there heading into one for the first time):

1) You WILL feel normal again eventually, so if you feel like you've been hit by a train, don't panic.

2) The sooner you get up and move around, the sooner your bowels will begin working again after the anaesthetic.

3) The sooner your bowels begin working again, the sooner they will let you eat something other than green jello and clear broth (yum).

4) No your abdomen will NOT split open if you simply try and walk (although it might if you tried sit ups or gymnastics ;-)

5) This is important, and no one told me this: C-sections can delay your milk, but it will STILL COME. Any nurse who tells you otherwise (I had one) should NOT be working in maternity.

6) It is possible to have almost no scar. I'm not so lucky, but I have friends who are (and yet they're still my friends ;-)

7) Sleep makes a big difference in how you feel post-op. I know this sounds obvious, but I wouldn't let myself sleep because I was too wrapped up in my new baby :-) My nurse (a better one than the one who told me I might not get milk) finally had to give me a sleeping pill after four days (my Mom was there to watch the baby so I was ok with it). When I awoke I felt like A MILLION DOLLARS.

8) Ask if you can video tape. I never bothered, assuming they'd say no, and then heard of friends being able to after. I would have loved to have seen the surgery on tape.

9) Baby will be much prettier (no smunched head) but may have fluid in lungs (no trip down the birth canal to squeeze it out).

10) It won't hurt to pee!!!!

Good luck and have fun (and congrats :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ten Things To Know About Keeping Food Fresh

Reducing food waste is a great money saver. Here are ten things to know about preserving your perishables to save money.

1. Use a vacuum sealer. This is a great way to virtually eliminate freezer burn, enabling food to stay fresh in the freezer for much longer.

2. Learn about the effects of ethylene on produce. Ethylene is a gas naturally produced by fruit and vegetables as they ripen. Some foods are more sensitive than others, and if stored in an air tight crisper drawer where the ethylene is trapped, will spoil faster. Store ethylene sensitive foods and ethylene producing foods separately (example: store apples on the counter - they are high ethylene producers and should be kept where the air can circulate).

3. Don't wash vegetables before storing. If they are wet (from being misted at the store) pat them dry before putting them in the fridge.

4. Milk stays fresh longer in glass containers than in paper or plastic.

5. Store eggs in the back of the fridge where it's coldest - not in the door egg keeper.

6. Eggs will stay fresh longer if stored pointed side down.

7. Eggs need to breathe - never store them in the plastic egg container that comes with your fridge - leave them in their Styrofoam or cardboard container.

8. Store bricks of cheese with 2 or 3 sugar cubes to delay the onset of mold.

9. Store dry ingredients (flour, oxo, pastas, grains, etc.) in airtight containers to keep them fresher and to keep the bugs out.

10. When storing cut up produce in the fridge, add a paper towel to the bag or container to absorb excess moisture.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I am contemplating retiring this blog... not sure yet. I'll get back to you on that one.

Meanwhile, please visit my other current blogs :-)

Thanks and have a good day!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I AM Back...

...although you'd never know it by the huge number of posts to this blog (note the sarcasm ;-) I have ideas for topics but haven't had time to put anything together in the last month or so.

LOL as I type this, my almost six year old daughter is copying me with her toy computer:

"Look, Mommy! I'm doing the same thing you are!!"

(Hey, maybe I can hire her as a writer? ;-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I'll Be Baaaack....

....after August 18th. We're away on a family vacation until then, so I'm posting this same message on all of my blogs.

(I thought I'd be organized and write some posts and post date them for while I'm gone, but that never happened. Life got in the way, I guess ;-)

See you soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

10 Things To Consider When Growing Vegetables Indoors

I'm starting to look into growing food indoors, since we don't have a very long growing season in Vancouver. Here are some of the points to consider that I've been reading about:

1) stock up on seeds while they're available (by mid summer, many stores no longer have seeds in stock, since most people have already started their gardens)

2) be aware of temperature and light requirements of your crop (leafy plants are happier with cool temps, whereas fruit bearing plants like tomatoes require a warmer environment)

3) never use garden soil indoors because of the pests and diseases it can contain

4) supplemental feeding will be required (because of the extra watering and misting you'll need to do to maintain humidity, the nutrients in the soil will become depleted more rapidly)

5) pollination, normally done by the bees, will have to be done manually

6) maintain humidity by misting the plants regularly

7) don't keep plants right beside a cold window

8) you can grow crops from kitchen scraps - i.e. garlic and onion are two examples (I've grown potato plants in my backyard garden from pieces of store bought potatoes that have "eyes")

9) never bring outdoor plants in, or you'll bring the aphids and other pests in as well

10) you can use reflective surfaces around plants (i.e. foil, white painted surfaces) to increase light exposure

Some sources:,7518,s1-5-19-1490,00.html

Sunday, July 20, 2008

10 Tips For Caring For Your Digital Camera

Much of this is common sense, but it was all a good refresher for me:

1. Avoid extreme temperatures: keep your camera out of excessive heat or cold

2. Keep your camera dry (cover with a plastic bag with a hole cut for the end of the lens when shooting in the rain - I've done this, and although it's a bit awkward, it works)

3. Don't discard the silica gel packet the camera came with - keep it in the camera case to combat condensation

4. Remove batteries for extended storage to prevent corrosion

5. Keep your camera in its case when not in use to protect against dust or impact

6. Keep your camera away from any form of magnets - they can damage the circuitry

7. Avoid contact with oily substances, and never use harsh abrasive cleaners on your camera

8. Always keep the lens cap on when you're not shooting. All it takes is one bump to cause a permanent scratch, and the fewer fingerprints you have to wipe off, the less exposure the lens has to scratchy cleaning products or cloths

9. Never use alcohol solutions or eyeglass cleaner on your lens - only use cleaner specifically meant for a camera lens

10. If your camera has gotten wet, remove the batteries and let air dry for 24 hours, then contact an authorized service centre if still necessary

One more:

11. Don't store your camera somewhere high where it can fall, or if you do, secure it to something so that it can't. This may sound silly, but it's the reason a friend of mine lost her Nikon to the repair shop for a few weeks. She left the camera on the kitchen counter, and when her son opened the cutlery drawer it got caught in the strap and knocked it to the floor. Oops.


Monday, July 14, 2008

10 Reasons To Floss

This is another "light a fire under my own you-know-what" post. After reading about the reasons listed below, I think I'm going to try and get back into the habit of daily flossing:

1. flossing prevents cavities from starting between teeth, where the toothbrush can't always clean
2. it prevents gingivitis (gum disease)
3. prevents against heart disease
4. prevents against periodontal disease (disease of the bones and structures supporting the teeth)
5. prevents halitosis
6. lengthens lifespan by increasing overall health. If teeth are not flossed, harmful bacteria can remain and eventually end up in the bloodstream, causing other problems:
7. stroke
8. diabetes
9. low birth weight babies preterm babies
10. bacterial pneumonia

There are more, but you get the idea. Our mouth is full of bacteria, and sometimes brushing and the presence of saliva aren't enough to keep it under control.

More sources:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

10 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

This is a well covered topic, but it's useful enough to bear repeating. Here are some ways to boost your immune system:

1) Proper nutrition: eat at least some raw fruits and vegetables daily

2) Fresh garlic, echinacea, vitamin C, zinc, and probiotics can all help

3) Cut back on refined sugar

4) Reduce consumption of alcohol

5) Get adequate sleep

6) Maintain a healthy weight

7) Hot foods such as chili peppers, onions, radishes can help as well (they contain mucolytics, which helps to liquefy mucus, easing cold symptoms and speeding recovery)

8) Exercise (this has many benefits, including stimulating the circulation of lymph fluid)

9) Drink enough water

10) Reduce caffeine intake

There's a lot of info on this topic, so here's a few more:

11) Add fresh lemon to your diet (it restores acid-alkali balance)

12) Don't over-clean your environment (exposure to mild germs keeps your immune system fit)

13) Don't smoke

14) Avoid antibiotics whenever possible

Some sources:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

10 Things To Try For Itch Relief

I've always been itch prone, so I have some experience in this area. Here are some things to try (and good luck :-)

1) ice (my personal favourite - it's immediate, completely free of side effects, and free ;-)
2) baking soda (make a paste with water and apply, or add some to a bath)
3) vinegar (either full strength or mix with water - caution: although it stops itch in its tracks, it stings cut skin, so only use it full strength if you haven't started scratching yet)
4) aloe vera
5) Benadryl (taken orally; liquid works faster)
6) garlic clove (rubbed on ...haven't tried it myself, but I keep hearing about it)
7) calamine lotion
8) Vicks vapo rub (another one I haven't tried yet but keep hearing about)
9) witch hazel
10) chamomile essential Oil

Saturday, June 14, 2008

10 Things To Know About Getting Rid Of Spiders

1) Get a cat. Our Manx is the fiercest spider hunter in the land. I'm constantly finding her stretched out on the carpet looking smug and satisfied, with a balled up wolf spider corpse nearby.

2) Put chestnuts around the room. I have NO idea why this works, but the rooms that I have the chestnuts in never have the spiders (our Manx has a peeing problem, so there are certain rooms she's not allowed into. These are the rooms that I save the chestnuts for).

3) Supposedly kerosene on your windows and frames (wiped on with newspaper) leaves a film that repels insects. I haven't tried this one myself yet.

4) Leave the Daddy Long Leg spiders alone. They compete for food and territory with the other types of spiders, and drive them away. They're harmless to us (and not as scary ;-)

5) Try the "dog whistle" approach - apparently you can buy plug in devices that emit a high pitched sound that bugs HATE.

6) Ooh! I've heard of this one but never tried it - Lemon Pledge. They hate that too.

7) Clear away vegetation from the base of your house - this can attract lots of bugs. I've noticed a big improvement in my basement office since doing this (or maybe it's the chestnuts! In any case, I never see spiders in that room).

8) Clear away clutter inside your house (i.e. stacks of paper, clothes on the floor). Clutter gives spiders places to hide, and makes it harder for the cat to get 'em.

9) Hedge apples from the Osage-Orange tree supposedly work as well, although that's another one I haven't tried myself yet.

10) Get rid of their food source. They eat other insects. I've noticed that keeping my food in sealed plastic containers that keep the bugs away has reduced the number of spiders in my kitchen. I even go as far as re-sealing (with packing tape) large pet food bags once I've filled the smaller pet food bins (which have lids).

Good luck!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

10 Alternative Names for Hidden Sugar in Food

I'm reading a great article about hidden sugar in food. Below is a list of alternative sugar names that can appear on labels:

1. sucrose
2. fructose
3. maple syrup
4. molasses
5. dextrose
6. turbinado
7. amazake
8. sorbitol
9. carob powder
10. glucose

Because this is such important info (and it's right at my fingertips!) here's more:

invert sugar
raw sugar
brown sugar
confectioner's sugar
granulated sugar
corn syrup
high-fructose corn syrup

What amazes me more are the foods that contain so much sugar that don't even seem sweet, like white bread. It's literally everywhere....

Monday, May 26, 2008

10 Things To Know About Increasing Your Metabolism

This is a refresher for me ;-)

1) Drink more water
2) Eat smaller meals more frequently
3) Eat breakfast
4) Build muscle mass
5) Do aerobic exercise
6) Get adequate sleep
7) Reduce stress in your life
8) Eat fresh fruit and vegetables
9) Eat low fat, lean protein
10) Eat spicy foods


Monday, May 5, 2008

10 Things To Know About Travelling To The US

Viva Las Vegas!!!

1) Even though you're driving across the border, you might still need your passport. The border guard asked for our driver's licenses and birth certificates, and when we didn't have both, he asked for passports. I wasn't expecting this, and my "one sec, please" while I dug around in my bag prompted him to step out of his booth and ask my hubby to roll down our car window. All was well in the end as we're law abiding folk and weren't up to anything...

2) If you're afraid of flying (as I am) and need to be alcoholically medicated to avoid mass anxiety, order more than one at a time from the flight attendant. They're kinda busy and working in cramped quarters and might not get back to you quickly.

3) White Zinfandel is awesome for turbulence. Not for the pilot though.

4) Still under the category of fear of flying: ignore your well meaning hubby when he talks about how cool the cloud's shadows on the ground look from cruising altitude.

5) Check the weather forecast of your destination before you leave home. This is a great tip offered by a friend of mine, and had I not done this, we Canadians would be over dressed and melting in Nevada at the moment.

6) As much as you want to, you cannot take the palm trees home with you!

7) Compose these posts when you actually have time to finish...




Sunday, April 27, 2008

10 Things To Know About Making Good Coffee

I'm a coffeeaholic (is that even a real world?) and have spent a considerable amount of time and effort engaged in the quest to make a better cup. Here are ten tips that I have learned and practice myself...

1) Buy beans, not pre-ground coffee, and grind only what you are about to use, right before you use it.

2) Use a lighter roast, because lower quality beans are often used for darker roasts.

3) DON'T store your beans in the freezer as this can damage the oil. Instead store your beans in a cool dry place, in an airtight container.

4) Use good water. Coffee is mostly water, so the quality of the water you use will affect how the coffee turns out.

5) I use two coffee filters so that the water in my drip coffee maker stays in the grounds a bit longer, for a more full bodied brew.

6) Use more beans but with a coarser grind. The finer the grind the greater the extraction, and excess extraction can lead to bitterness.

7) Take your coffee off the heat immediately after it's brewed - don't let it sit on the burner.

8) Pour the cream into the cup first and the coffee second and not vice versa. Not sure why, but it makes a difference in the taste.

9) Add a couple of drops of vanilla or almond extract for nicer flavour.

10) Never reheat in the microwave.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

So Many Things, So Little Time

Maybe I bit off more than I can chew with this blog. I've started a few more lists, but life keeps getting in the way and taking up my time before I come up with a full ten things that I'm happy about posting (I don't like to duplicate stuff, or use "filler"). Maybe I should change this to "5 things about..." lol

All I can do is keep plugging away at it - maybe this can be a weekly blog.

It's past my bedtime... I have more than 10 reasons why I don't get enough sleep ;-)

Good night!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

10 Things To Know About Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

I had heard about this being in plastic, but I had no idea about the food can lining. Interesting!!

1) On Friday the federal government of Canada intends to declare Bisphenol A a toxin.

2) Bisphenol A has been used in plastics since the 1950s.

3) It's alarmingly common, found in the urine of 93% of those tested over the age of six.

4) The government of Canada classes Bisphenol A as a hormone disruptor.

5) Some of the common uses of Bisphenol A include: plastic food and beverage containers, plastic food wrap, metal food can lining, coffee makers, laptop computers, dental sealant, CDs, car parts, water filters, flame retardants, paper, large water cooler jugs and textiles.

6) Some of the health risks include: damage to fetuses, negative glandular effects resulting in among other things early female puberty, genital tract changes, prostate changes, reduced testosterone, precancerous changes in breast cells, and hyperactivity.

7) Bisphenol A will likely eventually be banned in Canada in food containers, as well as water and baby bottles.

8) Bisphenol A is sometimes identified by the number seven inside a triangle.

9) Buy back programs of products containing Bisphenol A are being offered by some companies, such as The Bay.

10) As of yet there have been no alternatives discovered to create functional and spoilage preventing food can linings; consumers are advised to avoid canned food as much as possible.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

10 Things to Know About Blogging and Copyright

I'm new at blogging, so I found this topic really useful (and important!).

1) Anything that is published is protected by copyright, whether there is a copyright notice or not.

2) Don't cut and paste - instead, use a direct link to the article you're referring to. This is a "lesser of two evils" approach, which enables the creators to maintain their control over access, while allowing their advertisers continued exposure. It also allows the author of the source site to change their content and not be misquoted.

3) Public domain material is available for use (public domain usually begins after a specified time period after the death of the composer/author. This time period can vary from country to country).

4) Short quotations are considered "fair use" only if they're used in an editorial way (as in, not commercial, but instead for the relaying of information).

5) Explicit permission from the copyright holder is what is required to cut and paste from their site (in other words, even if you credit your source, you're still in violation if you haven't gotten permission).

6) An idea or fact itself is not covered by copyright; what is covered is the way that idea or fact is expressed.

7) Titles and names are not covered by copyright.

8) Distinctive phrases can have trademark protection (as opposed to copyright) depending on how they are used.

9) Creative commons is a variation of copyright which allows for less restrictive protection of works to allow for easier growth and sharing (see cc search page).

10) You don't have to register your work to be protected by copyright, but it does make your case stronger if you ever have to go to court.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

10 Things To Know About Flaxseed

I chose Flaxseed for my first topic and found out some interesting things I didn't know!

This is what my web surfing research taught me:

1) Flax seed is an excellent source of both omega-3 fatty acids and lignans.

2) It is better utilized by the body if ground first (this I knew, actually... it's kind of a pain cleaning the coffee out of the grinder, but it's worth it!)

3) It has a longer shelf life if purchased whole (grind before using).

4) Some of the claimed health benefits include:
-anti-inflammatory properties
-protects bone health
-protects against heart disease, cancer and diabetes
-prevents and controls high blood pressure
-has cholesterol lowering benefits
-has beneficial fibre
-helps prevent dry eyes (taken orally - not applied directly to the eyes!!)
-offers joint pain relief
-can decrease hot flashes in postmenopausal women
-helps to lower blood cholesterol
-improves lactation in breastfeeding mothers
-helps the human fetus grow and develop
-helps prevent the formation of blood clots
-can aid in the clearing of skin conditions
-has shown benefits in those suffering from Lupus
-helps to relieve constipation and diarrhea
-reduces symptoms of arthritis, asthma, and allergies

5) Eating flax seed with cottage cheese theoretically enables your body to better absorb it (the essential fats in the flax bind to the proteins in the cottage cheese).

6) The quality of the oil in flax seed is affected by the climate in which it is grown. The best seeds are said to be grown in North Dakota and Canada because the colder climates result in better seed oil.

7) Separated flax fibres can be made into linen. The Egyptians used this ancient fabric to wrap mummies for embalming.

8) The word linen is derived from the Latin word "linum" which means flax plant (as well as Greek: "linon").

9) Linen is actually stronger when being washed (resulting in greater longevity than other fabrics) because flax yarns and fabrics increase their strength when wet by about 20%.
And finally...
10) In the middle ages, blue flax flowers were thought to protect those who wore them from sorcery.
(I had no idea!!) I think I'm going to enjoy writing this blog...
Thank you to my sources:

Friday, April 4, 2008

First Post

Ah ha! This could be fun. My objective here is to look at any topic, and find out ten things about that topic I hadn't previously known.

I'm off to feed my two kids their lunch... more later :-)

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