July 9, 2011

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Squirrels on the birdfeeder

Birdbath VisitorsWe have many little visitors to our birdbath each day. Usually the squirrels only like the bird food, but Texas summers are unforgiving even for the wildlife. We would all like some relief, send rain and a nice cool breeze, please.


Snow covered hillside

Scenery: Snowy Hillside (Dunbar, PA)This is behind my house, and it had just snowed the night before. That is a huge hillside with a valley running below, and the Dunbar creek running through the valley.


Elk sitting with salt block

Bull Elk (Nutwood Observatory, Bancroft, ON)Here is one of our resident elk having the time of his life keeping cool. You can almost read his mind. "What more can I ask for; a hill full of cool, fresh clover, along with my own salt block? This has to be heaven!"



Photo of tree with red leaves

Concerns With Sweet Gum Tree?I have what I believe is a sweet gum tree in the front yard. It is July and all of the leaves have turned red. I know this is normal for the fall, but as I said it is July.


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Removing Scratches from Plastic Sun Glasses?I have plastic UV sun glasses. They were very costly ones, so I would like to know about how we can remove the scratches.


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Vegetable Plants are Stunted?I put 10 bags of topsoil and 5 bags of manure into my garden before I planted it. When my plants came up they did not grow past infancy. I have okra that is 5 inches high and trying to flower. Everything that I planted is the same way.


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Dog Sprayed by a Skunk?My dog was just sprayed in the face by a skunk; what can I do?


Glass fishbowl with blue rocks and one adult goldfish.

Goldfish Keeps Having Babies?I bought my grandson "a" as in one, goldfish from Walmart the day before Easter (as in end of April). Now it has had its 2nd load of babies. 4wks ago it had 10 and now on July 4th we found 16 new ones.


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Getting Rid of Ants in the Kitchen?How can I keep ants off my kitchen cupboard?


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Discontinued Wallpaper: Wallquest #US20104?I am looking for 2 rolls of Wallquest wallpaper, pattern #US20104, beige background with palm trees.


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Pruning Back a Clematis?I am going to have my house painted and I have three really large clematis vines that reach very high. They are right up against the house and are going to have to come down. Will cutting them this early in the season harm them?


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Planning a 20th Nursing Reunion?I need ideas and favors for a 20th nursing reunion. Any suggestions?


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Canning Fried Squash?Can I fry my squash up and then can it?


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Organic Treatment for Worms in Small Dogs?Does anyone know of an organic (home remedy) for worms in dogs? I have tried several over the counter treatments and my Yorkie still has worms. I am disabled and can not afford to take him to the vet, and my vet will not let me make payments.


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Shopping for Queen Size Pillow Cases?I have a queen size bed. When I buy queen size sheet sets, they come with "standard" size pillow cases. This is so aggravating. I have not been able to find queen size pillow cases. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.


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Paint Color Advice for Bathroom with Gray Tile?We have gray tile in our bathroom and want to repaint the walls. I was considering something in the purple family, but was not sure if I should go for a light purple or darker purple. The purple does have a gray tinge to it.


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