Friday, February 13, 2009

The French Countryside

Hello again from Pine Mountain. It is winter on the mountain. We have 2 inches (5 cm ) of snow and more on the way. The wind is blowing 21 mph ( 34 kmh ) and it is 28 F ( -2 c ). We had swirling fog earlier but it is lifting now.

My garden in the greenhouse is doing well. It is great to work out in the greenhouse in 70 F while the snow and wind swirls outside. I am glad I have my own gas well so that I do not have to worry about energy costs. Squeekers likes it in the greenhouse unless it is raining hard. The sound of rain hitting the greenhouse glass scares him and he hides in the tree stump I made for him.

My little woodworking shop is dormant this year. I am glad I have other sources of income. Last year this time I had more orders than I could keep up with.

This week our story comes from France. It is our second week in that European country.

Well enough about life on the ranch. If you are new to our newsletter here is how things are laid out.

Section 1-- Pine Mountain Ranch News

Section 2-- Alternative Energy Sites and Products

Section 3-- Health and Nutrition

Section 4-- Travel for Less

Section 5 -- Treasure Hunting and Adventure

Section 6-- Our Travel Story

Section 7-- Pine Mountain Evening

Alternative Energy

Visit the Alternative Energy Store for great prices on solar and wind energy equipment!

Now that the global economy is going into a recession, everyone needs to find ways to conserve and use renewable energy. The Alternative energy store is a place to start. They can help you design a system that will make you energy independent. If you are a person that likes to do things yourself, The Alternative energy store has a library of books and videos to show you how to do things right.

Alternative Energy Handbook

Looking for a way to use alternative energy but you do not want to spend a lot of money. The Alternative Energy Handbook is the answer. There are simple step by step projects complete with illustrations that you can build for pocket change. Go to ==>
Alternative energy and learn how you can cut your utility bill.

Hydrogen Fuel

Add an inexpensive hydrogen generator to your vehicle and increase power, reduce emissions, and increase your miles per gallon. Go to ==>
Hydrogen Fuel and learn how while supplies last.

Ethos Fuel Additive

How would you like to improve gas mileage, reduce emissions, and have more power all at the same time. Ethos works by reformulating your gasoline so more air mixes with the fuel vapor. This causes your fuel to burn more completely with less emissions. More power is generated by more complete combustion of the fuel. Ethos is environmentally safe and non toxic. Go to ==>
Ethos and learn more about this alternative energy supplement.

Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They a
lso have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to ==> Acaiplus . Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning. Here on Pine Mountain we drink Acaiplus every day.

Travel for Less

Travel Secrets

Discover how you can fly around the world on a shoestring budget. There are ways to travel for free. These ways are easy to learn if you know the secrets.. Go to ==>
Bargain Air Travel to find out. You will be glad you did.

Travel Writing

How would you like to get paid to go on vacation? Travel to all the destinations that you always wanted to travel to and be treated like a VIP. Travel the world on your timetable. If you can write a simple letter about your travels then you have what it takes to be a travel writer. All you need is a little instruction and you will be on your way to a rewarding career. Go to ====>
Travel Writing and learn how to be a travel writer

Adventure and Treasure Hunting

Proper Research is the Key

Do you watch movies like Indiana Jones and wish you could do that in real life? Do you like a good mystery and a good adventure? Would you like to use modern methods and tools to find long lost treasure? All this is possible if you learn from the best. Stan Grist, world renown adventurer and treasure hunter has written a course complete with step by step instruction on how to become successful
. Go to ==>Treasure Hunting and check out his course “Creating Wealth Through Adventure”Stan now has a new newsletter that tells about all his latest adventures. You can read it by going to ==> It comes complete with videos.

And now our feature story.

The French Countryside

Last week we were in Strasbourg on the German French border in the Provence of Alsace. This week we leave Alsace behind and enter the Compte region of France. This part of France borders on Switzerland. The capital of the region is Besancon.

We drove south on A35 then turned west at the town of Mulhouse and traveled on until we reached Besancon. This town has a population of 220,000. It is surrounded on 3 sides by the Doubs river which is a tributary of the Rhone river.

Above the city is the Citadelle castle which was built in 1668 and it is illuminated at night. We spent the night in the town of Besancon and then headed south the next morning until we came to the Loire Valley where we stopped to view the Chanonceau Chateau.

We kept meandering our way south through the french countryside and finally reached the coast just west of Marseille. We headed west toward the Spanish

Next week we head into Spain.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is another cold evening here on Pine Mountain. I am sitting in my easy chair by the fire in the fireplace.

Squeekers is on his perch munching peanuts. Tonight I am enjoying Buttered Rum coffee from This American roast coffee combines with buttered rum to give you a taste of the islands. This makes for a relaxing and unique tasting coffee that goes well with homemade sugar cookies. Squeekers and I have been watching and old TV series called Highlander. My coffee and cookies are now history and my show is over. It has been a long day. I put Squeekers in his cage and turn off the gas fireplace. It is time for bed. Good night all have a great week. See you next week.