Health

Wounds: Tips For Healing

Wounds: Tips For Healing

If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! I know, you think the bubbling action is awesome and proof that it's doing what it was meant to do — killing all the bad stuff. Well, here's what wound care specialist Dr. Walter Keller has to say about hydrogen peroxide. "The hydrogen peroxide bubbling releases pure oxygen, which kills bacteria but also the healthy cells, slowing down wound healing." In other words, hydrogen peroxide does not help heal the wound; it does just the opposite. Read more

Kawasaki. Not the Motorcycle

Kawasaki. Not the Motorcycle

 

Everywhere I go I run into someone who tells me a story that catches my interest. Ann Hutchins, for instance. We were seated together at the Go Red for Women Luncheon last month when she told me about her grandson Garrett. He'd been very, very sick recently with Kawasaki Disease. 

"What on Earth is Kawasaki Disease?" you ask. Precisely what I said to Ann.

Philanthropy Friday: Security and Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Philanthropy Friday: Security and Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please email Jennifer.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicide here in Maine. An estimated 60,000 women are abused annually.

Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Payson Park, Portland, ME

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Our first chicken dinner from the land!

Our first chicken dinner from the land!

It was an historic meal for us this weekend!  We had our first chicken dinner with a meat bird that we raised on our land!  For me this was the culmination of a LOT of research and work.  We decided to start small and slaughter a few birds on Saturday.  Of course I will spare you the gory details.  It's not fun to kill anything really but it is a necessary part of eating and I was prepared to do it before I ever got started with this idea.  So the processing of the birds went well and we are glad we started with just a few since we learned a LOT and now feel confident about the larger slaughter that's coming.  I roasted the bird and it was DELICIOUS!  We all enjoyed it!  It's is also a satisfying feeling to be able to provide for my family in such a direct and tangible way. 

I couldn't resist sharing how I cooked the bird so here is my own recipe.

NATE'S ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GRAVY!

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