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JStrout
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I am an ex-research scientist who is planning on becoming a world traveler on the seas.  I have backpacked extensivley through Europe, but now am getting ready for an adventurous retirement.  My partner and I are in the second year of our three year plan to re-fit the sailboat, sell the house and spend the rest of our days on the sea.
Follow our journey on: The Other Woman.

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Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Exotic and Cheap Honeymoon Destinations

Traveling in Eastern Europe is both adventurous, and easy on the wallet. Plan your honeymoon around these beautiful budget destinations.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Visiting Ljubljana, Possibly Eastern Europe's Most Beautiful City

Quaint and modern at the same time, Ljubljana is a perfect choice for the budget traveler who isn't quite ready to dive head first into adventure.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Processing a Chicken

When you decide to keep backyard chickens, you accept the fact that one possible way for them to end their lives is in your hands. Here is description of how to take your hen from living bird to dinner prep.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens

This potentially lethal condition that affects chickens' feet can be easily treated if caught early. Tips for prevention and detection are also provided.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Two Fun Foods to Make at Home

Make yogurt, sour cream and butter at home. It's easy, quick and fun.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Seattle From a Five Year Old's Perspective.

Seattle has a lot of fun things to do if you're visiting with children. Kids of all ages will enjoy the waterfront and great, fun-based museums.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Using Your Slow Cooker to Save Money

A slow cooker is not only convenient for a busy person, it can magically turn cheaper cuts of meat into fork-tender, delicious meals.

Auto
by JStrout
6 years ago
Things to Consider When Anchoring Your Boat

Cruising by boat can cost a fortune, or be dirt cheap. Learning to anchor out in all conditions will save you hundreds of dollars over the length of your trip.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Egg Recipes

These four great recipes that use a lot of eggs are easy and delicious. A nice break from omelets and scrambled eggs.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Written Infomercial. How Writers Lie to You to Convince You to Shop

The best use of deception is to allow someone to profit, and this is common on crowdsourcing sites and blogs. Learn to recognize truth from salespitch as you search the internet for information.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Written Infomercials. Two More Examples

Beware of fake authors trying to convince you to buy something they love. Chances are they've never laid eyes on the product.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Written Infomercials. Using Crowdsourcing to Sell

Crowdsourcing sites (like this one) are frequently used by salesmen posing as writers. Don't be fooled by slick techniques; recognize fake reviews when you see them.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Back Yard Dinners: Nettles

Abundant and healthy to eat, nettles can be used almost anywhere you would use spinach. Take some care when and how you pick them, and handle carefully until cooked.

Auto
by JStrout
6 years ago
Cleaning the Bottom of Your Boat

Maintain the bottom of your boat to keep up the speed and keep down the fuel usage. Here are a few tips about where and when it needs to be done.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Back Yard Dinners: Dandelions

What are now called weeds used to be an integral part of a meal. Try these different dandelion recipes and you might look forward to them springing up in your yard each Spring.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Avoiding Scams and Thieves While Traveling

Travel is a wonderful experience and is made even better by taking a few precautions. Being aware of your surroundings and alert to danger will keep both you and your valuables safe.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
A Chicken Raising Turkeys

Using a broody hen to raise turkeys takes a very special chicken. Here's a story of a little silkie determined to take care of anything with feathers.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Musings About Not Having Kids

There are a lot of advantages to not having children, and not so many disadvantages, at least that I've seen.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Keeping Backyard Chickens

If you love the idea of going outside in the morning and grabbing fresh eggs for breakfast, then backyard chickens just might be for you.  With the increase in popularity over the last few years, supplies are easier than ever to come by, and almost everyone knows someone with...

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Making Blackberry Vodka

Use up those leftover blackberries by whipping up a fabulous batch of blackberry vodka. Add a little sugar and you've got yourself some rich, dark liqueur.

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