March 14, 2012

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Recipes Using Tomatoes

Recipes Using TomatoesThis page contains recipes using tomatoes. Tomatoes are a common ingredient in a variety of recipes.


Using Pine Needles as Mulch, Pine Branch

Using Pine Needles as MulchThis is a page about using pine needles as mulch. Keep those pine needles out of your garden refuse can and use them as garden mulch.


overwintering geraniums

Overwintering GeraniumsThis is a page about overwintering geraniums. Geraniums must be protected from the cold during the winter.


Closeup of Salmon Queen Geranium

Growing GeraniumsThis is a page about growing geraniums. Geraniums are an easy to grow flower with pretty flowers ranging from white, to pink, to the rich reds.


Tetrazzini Recipes, Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini RecipesThis page contains chicken tetrazzini recipes. Chicken tetrazzini is a delicious pasta dish that you can vary depending on the choice of sauce, cheese, or veggies you add.


Clear plastic wrap

Saving Money on Plastic WrapThis is a page about saving money on plastic wrap. We all look for ways to save on kitchen supplies.


A package of cornmeal.

Dry Carpet Cleaner RecipesThis page contains dry carpet cleaner recipes. When you don't have time to shampoo and wait for the carpet to dry, make your own dry carpet cleaner.


Treating Ear Mites

Treating Ear MitesThis is a page about treating ear mites. Our pets sometimes become infested with ear mites.


Fruit Salsa Recipes

Fruit Salsa RecipesThis page contains fruit salsa recipes. Fruit salsa is a delicious variation on this popular dip.


Potato Salad Recipes

Potato Salad RecipesPotato salad is a great picnic or anytime side dish. This page contains potato salad recipes.


Green Bean Salad Recipes

Green Bean Salad RecipesThis page contains green bean salad recipes. Green beans make a tasty salad.


Corned beef and cabbage.

Irish RecipesThis page contains Irish recipes. St. Patrick's Day is not the only time to enjoy traditional Irish dishes.


Reusing Cardboard, Stack of Corrugated Cardboard

Reusing CardboardThis is a page about reusing cardboard. With so much cardboard packaging many of us are always looking for new ways to reuse it.


Whole Wheat Bread Recipes

Whole Wheat Bread RecipesThis page contains whole wheat bread recipes. Homemade whole wheat bread is a healthy choice and fun to experiment with.



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Bubble and SqueakWe got this recipe from British friends who were camping with us one year. It is filling, healthy, and makes a great one-pot dinner for potlucks or camping. It is as easy as can be, fairly inexpensive, and uses only 4 ingredients.


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Irish Soda Bread with RaisinsGreat tasting and goes great with corned beef,cabbage and potatoes for Saint Patrick's Day



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Using Ivermectin to Treat Ear MitesEar mites are disgusting and painful. Cats and kittens get them all the time. Dogs do sometimes also. The vets often prescribe Acarexx. It is an ear mite treatment for cats and kittens. It contains 0.01% ivermectin.


Two hearts caused by tire tracks in the snow.

Hearts in the Snow (Gilsum, NH)My friends just moved away and dropped off a picnic table that they were not taking with them. When they left, I noticed that where they backed up to leave, their pickup truck left tire marks in the snow that made two joining hearts.


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Second Freezer For Leftovers And Bulk FoodsWe purchased a second freezer a year ago. Instead of getting rid of the old one, we now use it as a place to keep leftovers, extras such as flour, cornmeal, bird seed, and items we find on sale and buy in bulk.


Barli, a Lab-St. Bernard mix, is walking in a stream with a man.

Barli (Lab/St. Bernard)Barli is 8 years old and a Lab/St. Bernard. We got Barli as a baby from our son. His Lab visited the neighbor's St Bernard, resulting in 10 adorable puppies. Barli loves going camping or taking rides in our golf cart.


Upcycled McCoy Pottery as a wall pocket.

Upcycled McCoy PotteryI found this McCoy pottery ashtray at a flea market. I got it for a steal because it had a very small chip on one edge in the back. Not even noticeable from the front. But McCoy collectors know that condition is everything.


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Buying A Used CamperMy husband and I have bought 3 used campers and 1 used motorhome, so we have some small experience in what to look for and questions to ask before you sink money into a used camper.


A potted aloe plant, to give as a gift.

Give An Aloe Plant As A GiftAloe plants make for very thoughtful, pretty and frugal gifts. I received one a couple years ago and I have been regrowing new ones from it's shoots to give to people.


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Watch For GMO In Corn ProductsBecause polenta is made from corn, it is likely to contain GMO, (genetically modified organism) as does soy bean, canola and sugar beets.


A pie with the symbol for pi on it.

March 14th Is Pi DayMath and science buffs around the world celebrate March 14th as Pi Day. This most important mathematical constant is generally abbreviated to 3.14, so, of course, it is celebrated on 3/14.


A close up of a tabby cat.

Miss Kitty (Cat)This is Miss Kitty. We adopted her from a humane society about a year ago. She's made the best new addition to our family.


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Use Pill Box For Weekly MedicationI sort out most of my medicines into a weekly pill box. There is one that won't fit, it is a chewable tablet. I take it twice a day at no specific times. I have the bottle on the bathroom counter.



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Pasture Friendly Weed Killer?I am looking for a recipe for a weed killer I can use for my horse pasture that I apply with a boom sprayer.


Kitchen Aide Ice Maker Not Dispensing Ice?My ice maker is making a clicking noise and not making much ice. Ice appears to be in the maker, but is not dispensing. I noticed smoke tonight.


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Pet Chickens With Diarrhea?My small flock, all ages of pet chickens, at times develop diarrhea. (crusts of "BM" on their rears). Anyone know of a cure, cause, or treatment?


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Using the Weight Watchers Plans?Do I have to stick to a special plan with Weight Watchers?


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Freezing Leeks?I have some homegrown leeks in the garden, too many to use in just one meal. I want to know if they can be frozen. If so, do they have to be blanched, and for how long?


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Mulching With Pine Needles?I need to groundcover my yard at little expense. I have 3 large pines that shed loads of debris. Instead of paying to have it removed I would like to spread this debris over my entire yard.


Tortie and gray cat sleeping together.

Keeping Cats from Fighting?I have two cats, a male and a female, both are fixed. They are 2yrs old and I adopted them at the same time. The female cat will bathe the male, but the moment he starts to to do the same to her she bites his neck and attacks him.


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Craft Ideas for Tree Branch Rounds?What can I craft from tree branch slices?


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Coffee Stain on Faux Suede Shoes?I just spilled decaffeinated coffee with a lot of cream in it and sugar substitute on my faux suede booties. They are that sort of hard type of suede bootie. I tried water immediately, but the water dried right away and the coffee stains remain.


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Hatching Duck Eggs?Yesterday I found 4 duck eggs and I have been watching them. The mother hasn't come back, so I took them into my house and I am keeping them warm. I need to know when they are going to hatch, which then leads me to needing to know how old they are. Does anyone know how to tell how old an egg is?


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Raising Baby Zebra Finches?My zebra finch has laid eggs. When they hatch will all of the birds be able to live in the same cage as their parents when they are mature?


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Reviews of Natural Mosquito Barrier Spray?This is a product I read about on facebook from someone who has lots of chickens and mosquitos. Have any of you ever tried this? Garlic sounds like a good idea. It is for fleas and ticks, etc. also.


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Repairing Decorative Outdoor Ceramics?I would like to know what to use to repair some ceramic items for putting outside. They have some damage and I would like to repair and repaint them.


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Freezing Baked Potatoes?Can I freeze white baked potatoes?


Tan Chihuahua.

Financial Help for Pet Surgery Costs?My 3 year old Chihuahua, Shakira, has developed glaucoma in her right eye due to a cat scratch she received awhile back. So, a few weeks ago I had to rush her to the emergency because almost overnight her eye just got so bad, and her eye was bleeding.


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