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HOW TO BUILD A FARM TABLE

A couple of months ago my wife, Bam Bam, saw a picture of a farm table on Pintrest that she just absolutely loved and just had to have for her seventh anniversary present. No dimensions, or measurements, were provided by the original designers, other than the lumber specifications. I work off of visuals. So, basically after drawing this table and doing a bit of reverse engineering, I figured I didn’t need a book of instructions. I just kind of put it all together like those Aurora model airplane kits in the 1960’s. (Except, I’d leave out something like the pilot. Hey, nobody’s perfect right? Ha.) Anyhoo, for those who like detailed instructions the following are provided. I hope they don’t scare you off. PS. Lowes is the only place to get untreated 4”x4”x8’ lumber for the legs. They were great.

PREPAREDNESS TIP: COCONUT OIL

Finding fats and oils that will store well can be a difficult and expensive part of building up food storage. As I noted in last week’s tip, most of the cheap vegetable oils on the market now are not healthy in the long term and should be avoided, including corn, soy, and canola oils. Not only are these cheaper oils less healthy to the unstable fats in them, they are usually extracted using high pressure, high heat and chemical treatments that draw out a larger percentage of the oil resulting in damaged, unhealthy oils. Fortunately, there are still excellent quality oils out there. Coconut oil is one of the most valuable oils now and in hard times. Tropical oils like this are very high in saturated fats and become stiff like butter below 76 deg. F. The saturated fats withstand the heat of cooking well and resist becoming rancid, particularly if water and contaminants are kept out and it is stored in cool, dark conditions. Some say coconut oil will last indefinitely this way.

Global Recession? The Canadian Economy Shrinks At The Fastest Pace Since The Last Financial Crisis

Things have not been this bad for the Canadian economy since the last global recession. During the second quarter of 2016, Canada’s GDP contracted at a 1.6 percent annualized rate. That was the worst number in seven years, and it was even worse than most analysts were projecting. This comes at a time when bad news is pouring in from all corners of the global economy. While things in the United States are still relatively stable for the moment, the same cannot be said for much of the rest of the planet. Canada in particular has been hit very hard by the collapse in oil prices, and the massive wildfire in northern Alberta back in May certainly did not help things. The following comes from the BBC…

September 5, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

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