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August 28, 2006
Garden Insects: Japanese Beetles
Controlling Japanese Beetles. Look for metallic blue-green, long-legged beetles with coppery-colored wing covers. Adults lay eggs from June through August. Eggs hatch into fat white, comma-shaped grubs with brownish-orange heads.
Garden Insects: Imported Cabbage Worms
Look for 1-inch long, velvety green caterpillars with a yellow stripe down their back. The imported cabbage worm butterfly is white with dark wing spots and a 1 1/4 inch wingspan.
Garden Insects: Harlequin Bugs
Harlequin Bugs cause plants to wilt, turn brown and die by literally "sucking the juices right out of them."
Garden Insects: Gypsy Moths
Gypsy Moths are usually only seen around mid-summer. The male moths are a grayish brown color and can fly. The female moths cannot fly, are larger in size and have a whitish color with black markings.
I do well growing mung beans in a jar and get good bean sprouts, but when I have tried to grow tiny alfalfa and radish seeds in jars and trays I have problems.
Dunkin Donuts Coolatas Recipe
Does anyone have a recipe that mimics Dunkin Donuts Fruit Coolatas or Smoothies?
Stink Bug Smell on Dogs
My dogs got sprayed by a stink bug that got into the house. The smell is horrible! Any idea how to get rid of the smell on them and in the house?
We resided our house about six months ago with white vinyl siding, the problem we are having is the moths on the siding and leaving "their mess". Does anyone know of anything that we can spray on the siding to deter the moths?
Credit Help in the Philippines
I am really broke and I owe so much money from creditors, please help me find feasible solutions as to how I can settle all my dues in time.
People Finder Advice
I would like to know what (if any) people finders or locators you use. I am also looking for cell phone trace or reverse look ups for either addresses or phones.
Cloth Diaper Advice
I am thinking of using cloth diapers for our second child. I really am overwhemled when I go online and look at choices. There are velco options, liners, make your own, some to wash and other parts to throw away... etc. so I don't know where to start.
Getting a Civil Service Job
I was laid off from my travel agency a year and a half ago and I'm considering a civil service job. Does anyone know the best way to go about training for the test? Or have any really good book titles to consider? Thank you.
Can I Save Money Making My Own Baby Food?
I am thinking about making baby food for our second child so at the store today I checked out the frozen fruit choices. I was amazed that 2 pounds of peaches were $4. Am I missing something?
Purebred Maltese Puppies
When maltese pups are born and both parents are purebred should they have a little bit of cream in there coat? Will they lose the cream when they lose there puppy hair?
Poll: Were you or someone in your family impacted by last year's hurricanes?
Today's poll asks: Were you or someone in your family impacted by last year's hurricanes?
Cassie (Tabby Cat)
Cassie is my 3 year old tan tabby. I got her at the humane society 3 yrs ago.
Elly (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
Elly is my 17 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We got her from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old.
Organizing Retirement Paperwork
As we get ever closer to retirement, I have found it very helpful to create a 3-ring notebook with dividers (home made out of old discarded file folders) for all the retirement accounts, Social Security info sheets, 401K investment reports, etc., for both my husband and myself.
Canning to Save Money
It costs a bit the first year to get set, but you could just get a boiling water bath the first year and use next year's savings to buy a pressure canner.
Create a List for When You Travel
Remembering Everything When You Travel. When traveling, I avoid expensive trips to the corner store or hotel store by making sure I have packed everything I need. I have a list, on my computer, of all items I take whenever I travel. . .
Decorating Your School Locker with Magnets
My son started middle school this year and he has his own locker. Of course, he wants to "decorate" his locker. I explained to him that stickers and other semi-permanent things would not be good.
Using Up Extra Calcium Tablets
Using Up Extra Calcium Tablets. Having read in alternative medicine info sites that women are taking WAY too much calcium supplements that are actually harmful, I discovered a wonderful way to utilize the remaining calcium tablets I have left.
Cooling a Home from the Desert Heat
Cooling Home from the Desert Heat. We've tried several different ways to cut the desert heat out, especially during our Summer months. Our mobile home came with venetian blinds. First, we put awnings up over our windows facing the West. . .
Does anyone have a good recipe for V-8 Juice? Any good fruit or vegetable juice recipes would be welcome.
Frigidaire Dishwasher Reviews
Frigidaire Dishwasher Reviews. I have heard that this brand of appliance, no matter what it is, is subject to many types of problems. would like to hear feedback from anyone who has purchased above brand in the last year.
Coffee Raisin Bread
Recipe for Coffee Raisin Bread. Toss raisins with 1 Tbsp. flour; set aside. In a large bowl, pour coffee, egg and oil together. Dissolve yeast. Mix first mixture, yeast, salt, sugar, spices and 1 cup flour together. . .
My Perfume Bottle Stopped Spraying
My brand new spray perfumed bottle won't spray anymore. What to do? How can I unblock it? Can't take it back, it was a gift from a faraway country.
Burning Smell Coming From Garbage Disposal
When I run my garbage disposal I notice a burning smell coming from underneath the sink. This has been happening since I have lived here (4 years). What is causing this?
Damp Smell in Basement
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of damp smell in basement. I only smell it when we open the door to go downstairs, when you get down stairs we don't seem to smell the dampness.
Sesame Onion Twists
Recipe for Sesame Onion Twists. Melt butter in medium skillet. Add chopped onion and paprika; cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Grease work surface and roll dough into 14x12 inch rectangle.
Milk Dud Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe for Milk Dud Peanut Butter Cookies. Beat first 4 ingredients until fluffy. Add egg. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill dough 1/2 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls. Press milk dud into center. . .
Halloween Tricks and Treats
Someone wrote me on another channel about using toilet paper tubes to fill with treats and give to the Tricker Treaters. These tubes were, of course, decorated in the Halloween style.
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