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If you were sad you missed the last breakfast, here's your chance

Here's your chance to meet your neighbours and enjoy a great breakfast.


Community Breakfast - November 2016

This Saturday November 19 there will be an amazing breakfast at the Community Centre. The usual fare will include Eggs, Omelettes, Pancakes, Ham and Fresh Biscuits. Of course Coffee and Juice will be available. Come for food and fellowship. 7:30 - 10:30 am


Christmas recorder Music

A bit of the Christmas spirit at Chapel in Akron PA


Weeds and our little garden

We have a little garden. It's small enough that you can park a car over it and it would be almost completely covered. So we are picky about what we plant, and we try to maximize the benefits we get from it. So when I found out about purslane, nand we tried a few bites in a salad, I thought, "we might have to let some grow in our garden."

Now you probably think, "Purslane, what's that?" Well you might know it as Fata Han, and probably pull it out as a weed on a regular basis. It turns out that purslane is natures vitamin pill. Wikipedia states:

100 Grams of fresh purslane leaves (about 1 cup) contain 300 to 400 mg of alpha-linolenic acid. One cup of cooked leaves contains 90 mg of calcium, 561 mg of potassium, and more than 2,000 IUs of vitamin A.

Our garden it turns out is a great place for purslane, and we are happy to let it find a place inbetween the other plants we are growing. I found a video that explains some of the benefits of purslane.