Monthly Archives: August 2012

Foods and plants that are poisonous to your dog

Most doggie people know that chocolate is poisonous to dogs but I was surprised to learn that other foods, including grapes, onions, macadamia nuts and the stones from fruit, are also highly toxic. I wouldn’t deliberately feed our dog the … Continue reading

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How to Pick Real Olive Oil

I was alarmed to read about adulterated extra virgin olive oil (e.v.o.o.) in How to Pick Real Olive Oil | Mark’s Daily Apple. When you buy an expensive, premium product from a reliable source you wouldn’t imagine that you are not … Continue reading

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Yesterday we visited our pup

Yesterday afternoon we drove over to Weymouth to visit Elsa. She is nearly 6 weeks old now. Here she is with PrimalMan. View more pictures of our adorable pup Elsa, her Mum Tilly and her 7 siblings (Elsa is the pup … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Nature

The Health Benefits of Nature | Mark’s Daily Apple outlines the numerous benefits of getting outside and communing with nature.

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Chicken livers and beef kidney for the pup

It’s two weeks today that we bring home our new pup! We’re getting very excited as we prepare for her arrival. When I was growing up our dogs at home were fed on raw meat and dog biscuits, at least … Continue reading

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Slow-cooked coconut ginger pork – recipe test

At the weekend I made slow-cooked coconut ginger pork from a recipe posted recently on Mark’s Daily Apple. This dish required minimal preparation and once in the slow-cooker no attention leaving me free to get on with other things, a … Continue reading

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Got aphids? Help is on the way!

Got aphids? Help is on the way! « The Soulsby Farm explains how beneficial predators such as hover flies and ladybirds help control aphids

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