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May 15, 2009
Will Pool Water Harm Ducks
Mallard ducks flew into our senior apartment pool area, mother is setting on 9 eggs. How long does it usually take to hatch? Also does pool water harm them?
Making Your Own Desiccant Packets for Closet Dehumidifier
Does anyone have a formula for a homemade packet for a closet dehumidifier? In the summer I go through 1 a day in each of my closets, of the tub type sold at Wal-Mart.
Elementary School's 40th Anniversary Ideas
My son's elementary school is turning 40. I need ideas for things to do with the number 40, or games, such as birthday party games played in the 1960-70's. I need help.
Paint to Coordinate with Navy Couch and Grey Carpet
I need help. I have a navy couch and love seat with grey carpet. Any wall color suggestions? I have two days.
Replacement Cup for Gott Canteen
I own a Gott Stainless Steel canteen Model # 1420. It has a serial # as well. (376033). I need a replacement cup for it.
Geranium Leaves Changing Color and Turning Brown
The edges of my geranium leaves are turning light in color and/or brown. It almost looks like a variegated variety, except the brown is throwing me off. Am I watering too much, or not enough?
Peony with Blight
Help, my peony has blight. I sprayed it with fungicide, but with all the wet weather we've had, I fear it's too late. Any ideas?
Cleaning Yard Statues
How to paint and clean outside yard statues.Thank you.
Vacation Ideas in the US for Under $4000
My husband and I are going to go on vacation around the end of August or beginning of September for 1 to 2 weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a good vacation? We live in the Midwest, but we are willing to travel about anywhere in the US.
Slugs and Lung Worms in Dogs
We have been getting slugs for about 2 years. We wake up in the morning and see slug trails everywhere, but don't see the slug. The only time we see them is on a evening.
Elevating a Dish Above the Microwave Turntable
I have a microwave with a turntable that can't be turned off. I have a casserole dish that I can't use because it is too big to turn with the turntable. Is there a way that I can use something safely to elevate it a bit so it doesn't sit on the turntable?
Garden Concerns: Too Much Water?
I planted a raised bed, square foot garden about a month ago.
Other Uses for Water Softener Products
What can water softener products be used for? I bought it by mistake for calcium chloride pellets. These are a much larger capsule size and do not work for Damp Rid.
Removing Iodine Stain from Leather
Can I get neat iodine out of leather?
Wood Stove Recipes
We have a cast iron wood stove for heat (not the kitchen wood cook stove). I was wondering if anyone has any recipes for cooking on the top of the wood stove?
Making Lanyards for Water Bottles
I have seen neck lanyards for plastic pop or water bottles. Does anyone know how to make these, or the kind that clips on a belt loop?
Getting a Parvo Shot for a Puppy with Parvo
If my puppy has Parvo would the shots help her?
Add Ice Cubes to Empty Muffin Tins
When baking cupcakes if I don't fill all of the tins, I put an ice cube in the empty cups. This is easier than filling the empties with water.
Can You Eat Cherries from a Weeping Cherry Tree?
Can you eat weeping cherry tree fruit?
Save on New Movies With Pay Per View
You can save money on new(er) movies by seeing them on pay-per-view on your cable. I saw a new one on the IFC pay-for-view that I just saw reviewed in the paper, as you can get it on cable at the same time as its independent release.
Planting Vegetables After Spraying Pesticide
My neighbor usually grows tomatoes and peppers up against their home. They had Orkin come to kill termites. Orkin sprayed the ground in the area where they plant tomatoes and peppers. Should they plant them this year or not?
Keep Mayflies Away With Marigolds
To keep Mayflies from zooming around your head and biting you, put a couple of marigolds in your hat. They don't like the smell. They will circle your head and leave.
Craft: Yarn Dog
Wrap yarn 30 times around the cardboard or plastic square. Remove the yarn from the square, tie the bunch in the middle and spread out loops to form puff. Wrap 16 puffs of secondary color. Wrap 36 puffs of main color.
Who Remembers Paper Dolls?
My 5 year old granddaughter's favorite words are "play with me". I try to find crafts to make, cutting out pictures, coloring, glitter, drawing; she loves it all.
Rosy New Potatoes
This quick and easy dish of tiny new potatoes is perfect for spring! I like to prepare fresh asparagus with these potatoes. The rosy potatoes and the fresh green asparagus just says "Spring!"
Use Eyelash Yarn When Knitting Shawls
I have been knitting shawls with eyelash yarn and regular yarn backing. They are lovely and fluffy. A white or black one would make a dramatic faux fur stole for a Prom, for about $40 or so, and you have it for other events later!
Training Cats To Stay Off Furniture
What can I do to keep the cats from sitting in my rocking chairs? They leave their hair on the chair pads.
Waterproof Printer Ink
I do outdoor craft fairs and I need printer ink that does not run or smear when it rains! Epson printers have waterproof ink. With my Epson printer I don't have to worry about my business cards, brochures or signs running if it rains!
The First Steps to Planning Your...
Some people have labeled them victory gardens. Others call them recession gardens, crisis gardens--even survival gardens. No matter what you call them, industry surveys are showing a double digit increase in the number of folks starting vegetable gardens this year.
No Bake Peanut Butter Squares
A quick and easy recipe with 5 pantry items, that's just like Reeses! Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well. Blend in melted butter until well combined. Press mixture evenly into a 9x13 inch pan.
Product Review: Village Naturals Therapy
This is the best muscle relaxing bath product I have ever used. It is good when you need something to clear your sinuses and I have never seen another product that works as good.
Family: Father And Son Photos
A little boy, his daddy, sunshine and water. it doesn't get any better than that! It's hard to tell which one is having the most fun!
How To Teach Your Children To Cook
I am helping my young granddaughter-in-law learn how to cook. I know she will come over one of her days off and I think ahead to what she might enjoy eating that would be good for her.
Use Plastic Wrap for Easy Cooking Clean Up
I have a galley kitchen and my fridge is beside my stove, so the side of the fridge gets a lot of cooking spatters. I cover the side of the fridge with plastic "Saran" wrap.
Fancy Mushroom Chicken
This recipe is quick to assemble and requires 5 ingredients. My church circle has used it when we had to feed a large group. We pass out the recipe and several of us make this one which is always a hit.
Keeping Toothbrushes Clean
After you have a cold or flu, wash your toothbrush with Listerine. I wash mine all the time in Listerine and even brush my teeth with the fluoride rinse and also the mouthwash. It keeps brushes fresh.
Research Online for Best Car Part Prices
Save money on your car repairs by researching the price of the parts, and perhaps buying the part on your own. Many automotive shops charge up the price of the part and pass it on to the consumer.
Recycle Business Cards as File Tab Inserts
I was going through some old business cards thinning out the desk today. I came across clear file tabs at the same time. I noticed that the shorter edge of the card was the same width as the shorter tabs, and the length of the cards were the same as the longer tabs.
Applesauce Oatmeal Cake
Wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.
Save Your Bread Bag Ties
Do not throw away your bread ties from the bread bags. I reuse them for opened frozen veggies, or anything that I open that needs a tie. Keep a stash in your kitchen drawer, you will be amazed how handy they become.
My Frugal Life - A New Baby
We've had to be really frugal, especially these last few months because I recently had a baby girl this last December. My husband was laid off from his job about the same time. We've cut back things we absolutely don't need, like sweets and junk food. Just the essentials!
Ham and Cheese Casserole
Cook celery and pepper in water for 5 minutes. Drain. Heat milk and cream cheese in a pan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Add seasoning, ham, cooked vegetables and 1/2 of Parmesan cheese.
A cold soup for a nice hot summer day. Beat yogurt until smooth. Chop cucumbers and green onions fine.
I made one for the first granddaughter when she was in the 2nd grade. Now the second granddaughter wanted one so I couldn't refuse her. Make a cute wood jewelry stand to hang necklaces and put your rings on so you know where to find them.
Shad-o is a 14 week old Chihuahua/Shih-tzu. I got my pet from my sister as a Christmas gift in January 2009. Shad-o loves playing outside especially with his older brother. Shad-o is a bundle of joy to have, he's very playful and a very happy dog. Very smart and so cute!
Sour Cream Apple Squares
Combine flour, brown sugar and margarine. Blend at low speed until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press 2 3/4 cups of mixture into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
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