May 21, 2014

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Vegetable Harvest

When to Harvest Your VegetablesThis is a page about when to harvest your vegetables. Knowing when to gather your different garden vegetables takes some experience to enjoy the best flavor and nutrition.


Visually Impaired Reader Using Magnifying Glass

Tips for the Visually ImpairedThis page contains tips for the visually impaired. A vision impairment does not mean you can no longer enjoy reading or other regular activities. It just means that you will need to research and use new options.


Muffin Tin

Muffin Tin Appetizer RecipesConvenient serving sized appetizers can be prepared using muffin pans. This is a page about muffin tin appetizer recipes.


Man Installing Baseboard Moldings

Installing Baseboard Moldings and TrimThis is a page about installing baseboard moldings and trim. Base moldings are installed to cover the gap between the floor and the wall, and often replaced when installing new flooring.


Two apples, one fresh and one wrinkled and older.

Are My Apples Safe to Eat?Gardener's are often in a quandary as to whether certain home grown foods are safe to eat if their pet has been using the nearby area in the yard to do its business. This is a page about "Are my apples safe to eat?".


broody hen in nesting box

Dealing With a Broody HenThis is a page about dealing with a broody hen. Hens can periodically become broody, meaning that they don't want to get off their eggs. Broodiness is often also characterized by a moodiness and grumpy attidute.


Reusable Absorbent Towels

Make Reusable Absorbent TowelsIn our continuing efforts to be more environmentally friendly, cutting back on the use of paper towels is an area where we have a number of options. This is a page about make reusable absorbent towels.


Blind Man With Dog

Surviving on the Blind SideThis is a page about surviving on the blind side. Loss of vision creates a whole new set of things to learn or relearn. Successful and joyful living after the loss of sight depends in large part on the person themselves and the resources available to them.


A blind woman sitting on a bench.

Interacting With Blind PeopleThis is a page about interacting with blind people. Many of us are uncomfortable around the blind. Perhaps we are unsure of how to interact, what to do and not to do, how to keep from offending.



Buying Oat Flour?This is a page about buying oat flour. Oat flour is a good source of whole grain to add to your diet. It is also used in some homemade beauty products.


Air Conditioner

Watering Plants with A/C CondensateThis is a page about watering plants with air conditioner condensate. The water that collects when your AC is operating may be useful to keep your plants hydrated.


Child Whispering to Mother

What A Child Hears JokeThis is a page about what a child hears joke. Children can say very funny things, particularly when they misunderstand what is being said by others.


Vaccinating Your Dog

Vaccinating Your Dog at Home?This is a page about reading tips for visually impaired readers. With a minimal of training a pet owner can often administer many, if not all, of the vaccinations their dog needs.


Wall Texture

Applying Texture to Walls?This is a page about applying texture to walls. You can change the appearance of a wall and sometimes hide a flaw or two by adding texture.



broody hen

Breaking a Broody ChickenAll pullets or female chickens go broody at one or more points in the year. Most broody hens will start acting a bit odd, seeming a bit lethargic or moody. Their personalities change pretty drastically. Nice birds can turn into vicious, grumpy, snarly, birds and grumpy birds get worse.


side view of cage with first layer of mulch added

Building a Potato CageThis is an easy way to grow potatoes above ground, making them easy to harvest.


Slider Patties

Making Slider PattiesSliders are a fun meal to make at home. Check out this video and learn how easy it is to make perfectly shaped patties.



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Will New Pets Cause a Cat to Spray?Will my neutered cat start spraying if I get a new pet? I have sugar gliders that I want to bring home, but I'm worried my cat will start spraying. Do cats usually react to small caged animals? About how long after I bring them home will he start to spray (if he does), within a day or within few weeks?


doll with two left feet

Value of Ashton Drake Doll with Two Left Feet?I have an Ashton Drake, "My first tooth" Patricia doll that came with two left feet under her cute bunny slippers. Is this good or bad?


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Removing a Stuck Light Bulb?The exit sign bulb went out. It's a 20 watt with no threads, but won't come out of the socket. I try turning it, but it seems stuck. Any help would be great.


collage photo of Max a brown an white Pit mix (?)

What is My Dog Mixed With?We adopted Max several weeks ago from a shelter and were told he is a Pit/Terrier mix. He is about 4 mo old. Very sweet, extremely playful, chews on everything, and training has been a challenge.


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Veggie Plant Spacing?How far apart do I plant cucumbers in a 65' by 65' garden? Also, how far apart to plant tomatoes and peppers in a 65' by 65' space?


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Value of World Book Encyclopedia?I have A-Z, 10 volumes of The World Book Encyclopedia USA 1925. What is the value?


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Repotting a Calla Lily?I just purchased a calla lily in a 2 quart pot. I put it into a 12 inch pot, but I can not get the lily to stand up after being planted. Some of the lily broke off. I did put water on the roots before planting. Also I put water in the pot after I planted it.


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