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Growing QuinceThis is a page about growing quince. If you live in an area that quince grows well then it is a great fruit to grow in your garden.
Cleaning A Down PillowThis is a page about cleaning a down pillow. Pillows made from down feathers from birds like geese and ducks are very popular for their softness and warmth but can be difficult to safely clean.
Freezing CabbageThis is a page about freezing cabbage. Cabbage can go bad quickly once it is past it's prime. Preserve it for use later by freezing your cabbage.
Canning OrangesThis is a page about canning oranges. Canning your oranges at their peak of freshness will give them the best possible flavor when you use them later.
Growing BroccoliThis is a page about growing broccoli.Growing your own broccoli will mean you have the freshest possible broccoli for your family.
Selecting Good CabbageThis is a page about selecting good cabbage. Get the best flavor for your recipes by selecting good cabbage.
Freezing Brussels SproutsThis is a page bout freezing Brussels sprouts. Freezing Brussels sprouts is a great way to preserve their freshness.
Canning QuinceThis is a page about canning quince. If you have more quince than you can use right away, canning it is a great way to preserve it's flavor.
Growing Brussels SproutsThis is a page about growing Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are a tasty and healthy addition to any garden. They are easy to grow and go well with many different dishes.
Fixing a Squeaky ShoeSqueaky shoes, sandals or clogs can be annoying for you and everyone around you. This is a page about fixing a squeaky shoe.
Gift Ideas for SeniorsThis is a page about gift ideas for seniors. As family members and friends get older, they tend to want less material things as gifts. People have years of accumulated things and are starting to downsize their possessions and living space.
Storing BroccoliIt is important to store broccoli correctly in order to preserve it's flavor and nutrients. This is a page about storing broccoli.
Sewing a Pair of PantsThis is a page about sewing a pair of pants. With the right pattern, sewing a pair of pants can be pretty easy and they will look great too.
Growing CabbageThis is a page about growing cabbage. Cabbage is an excellent addition to any garden.
Easy Stir FryLove the mandarin oranges/pineapple bits in this recipe.
Ham Loaf without HamAnother interesting variation, also very good!
Honey and Graham Oatmeal CookiesGreat cookies!
Homestyle Pot RoastA wonderful, complete meal in one pan. You end up with tender roast beef, bowls full of roasted vegetables flavored with the beef juices, and a delicious pan gravy.
Holiday Banana Bread PuddingIt's a warm comfort food that is a nice change from traditional pie.
Crunchy Cabbage SaladThis is also one of my favorites! I can eat almost all of it at one sitting! Love the dressing.
Calming Strategy For Dogs During the HolidaysIt is simple. When the dog comes up to you for petting or for attention, talk to them softly. Do what your normally do, which is to love them and tell them how good they are.
Toilet Ring Cleaning TechniqueI finally figured it out! It's all about the technique. The 3 things you need are a toilet bowl brush, a decent cleaner in a spray bottle and a bucket.
Thanksgiving CenterpieceThis is what I did using some of my remaining flowers from my cornucopia project, I still have some left over!
Miss Penelope (Dog)Miss Penelope is 3 years old. We were given her by family members who felt we needed to fill the empty spot our beloved Princess left after she was killed. Ironically Penelope's birthday was the exact day we lost Princess.
Jerry (Cat)This is my beautiful boy Jerry, watching TV like he does every night for a few minutes. I just happened to notice he was looking at a commercial for a new book. He seemed really interested in it.
Organizing Excess Materials for Sewing ProjectsYou can separate the materials into categories, cottons, silk, and such. If the material is cut, hang on hangers and use the garment protectors. You should then be able to store bolts of material in there as well.
Scenery: Snowy Holiday PlanterRed Poinsettias and pine bows decorate my planter on the front step. What timing though because I had just done this the night before our first major storm of the season.
Garden: Frosty Morning (Hillsboro, OR)Today was the first deep frost of the year. I thought the ice crystals on the vine maple in our front yard were especially beautiful, particularly as the sun was just starting to hit the leaves.
Old Jeans for Car Seat CoversFor the last forty years, I have used old jeans to make seat covers for my car seats. They will cover a multitude of dirt, rips, etc. and are easy to remove and wash.
Wildlife: Swans (Swan Lake, Co. Cork, Ireland)There is a Lake in Co. Cork, Ireland called Swan Lake. At a certain time of the year, the lovely and graceful white swans migrate in and spend time on the lake. They are beautiful, and often people stop at the side of the road to take in their beauty.
Scenery: Maui BeachThis was a great warm day in Maui, while checking out the different beaches on the west side of the island. I would definitely go back for more! The water was fantastic compared to our year round cold.
Cheaper Instant OatmealMake your own premixed oatmeal using baggies. The pre-packaged is 34 cents a pack. The homemade is 19 cents! Use half cup of rolled oats with 2 teaspoons of powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and one half teaspoon of cinnamon mix together put in bag.
Growing Honeydew MelonsHoneydew melons may have a long growing season, but they are an interesting crop to grow. Although you may not see gigantic yields when the harvest finally does come in, the rewards of tasting your sweet, homegrown melons will be well worth your efforts.
Remnant of Summer Garden DecorationMy wife, Sue, loves her garden. This warms the cockles of her heart.
Milk Carton BasketThis is a cute little recycled basket made from a milk or juice paper carton.
Shopping for Windshield Washer Pump Impellers?I use a lot of windshield washer pumps and the impellers wear out fast. Where can I get replacement impellers for these pumps?
Ice Maker Leaking Water Into Ice Bin?After the ice dumps into the ice bin, about a quarter to half a cup of water runs into the ice bin. The ice maker is on a Kenmore refrigerator model 106.9557681.
Melted Drip Trays on George Foreman Grill?I accidentally pre-heated my George Foreman grill with the drip trays inside the grill. They completely melted down on the upper and lower grill. I was able to remove the melted plastic easily. I would like to know if it is safe to use the grill now.
Making the Frame for Pom Pom Pillows?How do I make the frame to make vintage pom pom pillows? I need directions. Thank you.
Uses for a Rubber Band Ball?What do you do with those large balls made out of rubber bands? Mine is baseball size. I've started a new one, but what to do with the large one?
Repairing a Rewind Pulley on Craftsman Tecumseh Mower?How do I take apart a rewind pulley and spring for a Craftsman Tecumseh mower?
Homemade Remedy for Old Cat with Stiff Legs?Is there anything homemade I can do to help my 17 year old cat with stiff legs?
Centerpiece Ideas for Retirement Party?We are having a party for 3 correctional officers who are retiring. I would like to make some centerpieces for the table. I have about 3 yards of black and white striped cotton fabric.
Fixing Grainy Fudge?I made fudge last night and it came out grainy. My mom told me about your site today and I read about the cream of tartar. My question is this, I have not thrown it out and I am wondering if I can still fix it? It is in a 13X9 inch panand is cold. Can I reheat it and add the tartar?
Rust on a Stainless Steel Sink?How do you remove rust from a stainless steel sink?
Shelf Life of Left Over Pork Roast?How long can you keep left over pork roast?
Storing Whoopie Pies?I'm planning on making Whoopie pies as Christmas presents. I want to make them earlier in the month if possible. How could I store them to retain their freshness?
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Maxwell's...I am short wallpaper border 7253-631B from S. A Maxwell's book Antiquities. The pattern name is European Country. Please help me get my project finished if you have this wallpaper border.
Getting Rid of Fleas?What do fleas look like? How do I get rid of them?
Shelf Life of Lemon Curd?How long can I keep lemon curd in the fridge? Can I freeze it?
Buy Now Pay Later Sites?I am looking for bill me later stores that sell home improvement items and one that sells jewelry. Any suggestions?
Making a Badge for a Backpack?Do I use heavy stiff fabric to embroider a badge?
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Cream?What ever happened to Johnson and Johnson First Aid Cream? It worked well and has been a family favorite for years. I can't find it in stores. Can we buy it on-line? Any recommended substitutes?
Shoe Polish on Carpet?How do you remove black shoe polish from your carpet?
Removing Red Wax on Microfiber?A cable installation guy hit a candle which spilled red wax all the way down the side of my light khaki colored microfiber sofa. What can I use to clean it without ruining the sofa anymore?
How Long Does It Take a Finch Egg to Hatch?My finches laid 4 eggs, but then the cage fell and broke the eggs. Then they laid an egg on November 4 and one on November 5, but they haven't hatched yet. What should I do?
Waterproofing Suede Shoes?I have just bought some suede boots and I wonder if there is some "homemade" remedy to waterproof them. I know that I can buy a spray for waterproofing, but I would prefer something more natural. Thank you.