For example, Rusty went to the local lumber store and bought linseed oil this week for his earth building project. After reading the label he discovered it is the same oil from the flax seed he eats every morning. When he smelled the nutty aroma, it reminded him of the Omega-3 additive he puts in the boys’ fruit smoothies. The linseed oil was a lot cheaper than the pricey flax seed oil sold at health food stores.
Continuing to make earthen bricks, the Quiet Creek crew came across another name discrepancy. As they split open a bale of straw, they compared what a straw chunk may be called in different parts of the country. Kevin, apprentice from Tennessee, said definitely a “flake.” Rusty said farmers from Erie call it a “plate.” A visiting pastor overlooking the mud and straw project said he always referred to it as “a hand of straw.” How funny to think something so simple could hold so many names.
So back to Newt -- he went off his blood thinner. He is now taking a fancy named drug with a lengthy booklet. After reading the many fine-print pages, he wishes he would not have. The two ingredients included in the medication are saline solution and porcupine intestinal mucus. There’s nothing like doctoring with salty porcupine guts.
Hopefully after his surgery, our buddy can get pack to his rat poison, eat some flax oil, and spread a chunk of straw on his newly planted grass seed.