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‘Snack Time’

Three osprey chicks waiting for snack in Seaside.


Benefits Of Kefir

I have been drinking kefir for the past six or seven years upon the advice of our traditional Chinese medicine doctor. It has definitely improved my gut health. After listening to this podcast and further reading of the health benefits of kefir I thought kefir needed to be explored by more people as a possible addition to their diet.

Read about the adverse effects of kefir which may affect a few individuals before talking the gulp. The flavored ones contain a lot of sugar and I avoid them. The plain flavor can be an acquired taste but I enjoy the tangy pop. Found goat milk kefir nearby and hope to return to it soon. **

**I am not in the medical or nutritional field so my comments should be taken with a gulp of kefir if you are so brave.

(Chuckling Goats was even contacted by the producers of the wonderful soap The Archers for advice on kefir.)

The History and 22 Health Benefits of Kefir

How will your child be educated?

The Power of Play in Kindergarten

#education #kindergarten #lifelessons #Finland #homeschooling #unschooling

The Avengers

When we speak of The Avengers the lucky ones of us know we are talking about The “real” Avengers, Cathy Gale, Emma Peel, Tara King, Dr. David Keel and John Steed and can recall some of the heady times of the 60s. I was lucky to live during the orignal broadcasts of the Mrs. Emma Peel series and those with Tara King. I went back and watched the earlier programs that included Dr. David Keel and Cathy Gale. This series along with The Prisoner will be hard pressed not be two of the best and most influential television series ever produced.

(Screenshots are from various sources)

A wonderful retrospective of The Avengers can be heard below.

Night Waves – Landmark – The Avengers – @BBCRadio3

Bluebird K7 Is Reborn

I remember following the news of Donald Campbell and his Bluebirds in their numerous land and water speed records back in the sixties. So very cool that the great Bluebird K7 hyrdoplane has been brought back to life by a wonderful team of volunteers. Sky News presented a fascinating program on the Bluebird story. Hope you can view it.

#BluebirdK7 #DonaldCampbell #waterspeedrecords #hydroplane #memories

Still On Facebook?

Think again. No excuse.

Facebook continues to allow child abuse posts online.



48272BE2-EB0F-4162-AAAC-5F5385C492A4It’s that time again in USerland. Fireworks will once more fill the atmosphere with particulate matter and numerous heavy metals to be inhaled by human and non-human animals alike. These ‘delightful’ aerial displays rain down billions of plastic pieces to pollute our waterways and soil year after year. Let alone the noise pollution. Something to think about on the Fourth, New Year’s and any other fireworks worthy celebratory occasion. Please inform your family, friends and community of the toxic and environmental dangers of fireworks. Fireworks are deadly for numerous reasons. There are safer alternatives. Just say no to fireworks.

Thank you.



Happy Gotcha Day, Suzy. Suzy adopted us nine years ago when she was approximately nine years old. We had great times for seven plus years. We love you, Suzy.

Yellow Submarine

Watched ‘Yellow Submarine’ this afternoon. It’s message is more relevant today.

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