Native Plants and Gardening


  • An indispensable source for identifying and pricing opals: Paul B. Downing, 2002. Opal Identification and Value. Majestic Press.
  • A great website by BlackOpalDirect that provides helpful videos showing how to cut opals, and how to grade them.

Cat Care

Here's a great list of high-quality, low-carb, grain-free cat foods:Natural Cat Care Blog

I've been buying high-quality, grain-free cat food from Life's Abundance for many years, and I definitely recommend it.


eBay - for just about any kind of rough or polished gemstone.

I buy rough and polished gems from Etsy, and I've had great luck finding jewellers that make things I like - I've even sent stones to a jeweller and had him make custom pieces for me.