May 4, 2012

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Growing Plants in Clay Soil

Growing Plants in Clay Soil?This page is about growing plants in clay soil. Without conditioning clay soil is heavy, but a good medium for some flowers and vegetables.


Photo of organic vegetables from a farmers market.

Shopping at a Farmers MarketThis page is about shopping at a farmer's market. Seasonal quality foods are available for fair prices at the local farmers market.


A plate of sauteed kale

Recipes Using KaleOne of the most nutritious green vegetables, kale can be a eaten raw or cooked in a variety of ways. This page contains recipes using kale.


burrito casserole

Burrito Casserole RecipesA simple, delicious main dish can be made with a wide variety of ingredients. This page contains burrito casserole recipes.



Curried chicken and rice on plate

Bruce's Curried Chicken and RiceThe DH made this as a quick meal that reheats easily for when he is busy working around the house.


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Chicken and Black Bean ChiliI submitted this because so many people like black beans and Mexican flavors. I have not made it and most likely will not because of the chiles and some of the other ingredients (allergic).


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Libby's Barbecue Rib RubMy sister-in-law made ribs at a family outing for her mom's birthday. They were delicious and she graciously shared her recipe.



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Repairing Versus Replacing AppliancesI recently dropped a flower arrangement marble down my garbage disposal. I turned it off as soon as I heard the grinding noise, but it was too late. We thought we would have to replace it. We Googled our problem and a number of sites came up.


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Peeling BeetsRaw beets are hard to peel. It is best to cook them first, drain, and rinse with cold water. The peels come off easily. Also, don't throw away the tops. Beet greens are my husband's favorite vegetable.


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Clorox To Kill Tiny Reddish Brown BugsSomeone asked the question as to how to kill these little reddish brown bugs that look like a speck of dirt or a bit bigger and you don't know it's a bug unless you see it move.. Spray them with Clorox.


Buddy in a suitcase

Buddy (Dog)Buddy is about 11. DD had bought tickets and we had gone to see "The Celtic Women". When we got back home we found Buddy was fast asleep in my friend's suitcase. She was visiting from San Jose, California. Buddy had climbed in and just made himself a new bed. Good thing she likes dogs.


button crochet necklace

Button Crocheted NecklaceThis craft is fairly easy and should take less than an hour to make, but perfect for Mother's Day.


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Remove Planter Warts PermanentlyThis tip for removing planter warts has worked on both my sons. They get them on their feet. Use clear nail polish and seal it with duct tape. This method truly gets rid of them permanently, but it can take up to a year. If you are not diligent about it, it can take longer.


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Buy Now Pay Later at allows visitors to buy now and pay later. They offer great credit options, and say yes when many other credit providers say no. They have great products too from TVs to clothes to furniture.


Crystal Trees and Snowy Banks along a Brilliant Blue River

Snowy Banks (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario)I took this photo early one November morning a few years ago after we'd had a heavy freezing rain the night before. The trees were covered in a thick layer of ice that gave the branches a beautiful gleam like millions of crystals in the sunshine.


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Restoring Vintage JewelryA few years ago, vintage jewelry was much easier to find in places like thrift stores and much less expensive. Now what I can find for a reasonable price usually has some flaws. I get past that by restoring the pieces.


Horse Town USA Norco California

Horse Town USA (Norco, CA)The photo is taken in Norco California my home town growing up. It is a horse friendly community, they have the right away over cars and you can ride anyplace in the town.



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Estimating Cost of House Cleaning?How much do it cost to clean a 5,000 sq. ft. home in Bloomfield?


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Breeding Zebra Finches?My Zebra couple have laid 5 eggs. One is already hatched, but my female has laid 4 more new eggs, one as late as today! Is this normal and should I just leave the new baby and the new eggs alone? I am just confused about one hatched egg and yet four new white eggs.


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New England Clan Chowder Too Thin?As a girl born and raised in New England, I love clam chowder. I have tried to make it myself several times with so so good results. I can't seem to get it thick enough for my husband and the clam flavor is not quite enough.


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Caring for an Unsocialized Frightened Dog?I took on a friend's female Bishon who is 2 years old. They bred dogs and she was one of their breeding dogs, but they had not bred her yet. They were getting older and need to get rid of the animals.


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Zebra Finches?What is the correct food to feed my Zebra finches, they have now laid 4 eggs?


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