June 15, 2016

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Keeping Birds from Nesting in a BBQThis page is about keeping birds from nesting in a BBQ. When its time to grill you don't want birds living in your barbecue.


Bird on a branch with red cherries

Keeping Birds from Eating CherriesThis page is about keeping birds from eating cherries. A ripening cherry tree is very attractive to birds.


Sparrows taking the seeds from a sunflower

Keep Birds Out of the GardenThis is a page about keep birds out of the garden. Some birds can cause major damage in your vegetable garden and need to be deterred.



blue hydrangea flower

Hydrangea BloomsThis is my first hydrangea plant/bush. For the first 2 years it was a lovely green without blooms. After 2+ years and getting the soil correct and protecting it from insects it bloomed. Although it is only 2 feet, I love it as if it were 6 feet tall!


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Homemade Coffee Eyebrow TintI have patchy eyebrows from years of over plucking back in the day. Loving a very full looking pair of brows, I have gone through quite a bit of eyebrow pencils and tints. I now make my own with my used coffee grounds in the morning.


light and dark pink lily flowers

My LiliesI bought a mixed mystery bag of lilies last summer. Planting them in the late summer/early fall, I was hoping for them to bloom this spring. I just love the surprise colors that also happen to be 2 of my favorite colors.


mommy daughter flower garden with pink and red flowers.

Mommy Daughter Flower GardenThis is the garden my 9 year old daughter and I started. Her grandpa made the garden tubs to get the plants started.


tri-colored dog lying in its bed

Boomer (Pit Bull Beagle Mix)We adopted Boomer from the Humane Society in Wisconsin 7 and a half years ago. Boomer loves to cuddle. He thinks he's a lap dog, but he weighs 90 lbs. He also love to be outside all the time!


Tictac Box for Storing Test Strips

Tic Tac Box for Storing Test StripsI admit freely that I am a mock croc fanatic. All of my purse items match. Wallet, lighter, planner, kindle cover, etc. So, when I had to begin keeping my testing equipment with me, I found a wonderful container for it.


Baked Sauerkraut and Tomatoes

Baked Sauerkraut and TomatoesThis dish is so good, and goes great with meat and potatoes. When I bake chicken, beef or pork in the oven, I prepare this dish. I bake it at the same time as it takes about 2 hours to cook. It's great to cook ahead and have plenty of leftovers to have later.


blackish cat with noticeable stripes on legs

Jinx (Mixed Breed)We got our kitten a week ago, as a gift for my daughter. This will also help her learn responsibilities we hope!



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Sulfur for MosquitosI am still trying to find out what type of sulfur to use for mosquitos and how often to use it. The pharmacy in our area does not carry any. I would like to order online.


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Light Not Working After a Small Popping SoundI flipped on my light switch and heard a small pop that sounded like the bulb going out. I changed the light bulbs only to realize that was not the problem. Both bulbs were still good. I checked the breaker and flipped it off and back on to make sure that was not the issue.


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Cleaning Gas Stove BurnersHow do you clean your gas burners that have burnt on junk? I just want to get that junk off the burners. They light OK.


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ASPCA Mobile Vaccination Truck ScheduleWhen will the vaccination truck be in area code 10031?


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Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow with Black SpotsI have a tomato plant with leaves that are turning yellow with black spots. I transplanted it two weeks ago into a plastic container. I don't have any green space to plant it in ground. What is the problem and what do I do?


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Runny Freezer JamHow do I fix runny strawberry freezer jam?


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Getting Rid of a Snake in Hanging PlantI have two hanging fern plants on my front porch and my son just informed me he saw a snake in one! My husband works away from home during the week and I don't know how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll

Identifying a Porcelain DollI have had my doll for a few years, but I don't know the maker. Can anyone help me? She has a marking 85099A SFC inside a diamond shape underneath. I have looked all over the Internet and can't seem to find anything.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll

Identifying a Porcelain DollI have this old porcelain doll and it has no markings. Does anyone know what she is? The only thing on her is a sticker that says made in China. I don't know where the box is that she came in. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Puppy Pees on His BedI have recently adopted a 5 month old Staghound x Lab puppy. He is very nervy and is not house trained, but he seems to wee wherever he feels most comfortable. This is in places like under the table or on his own bed!


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Craftsman Lawn Tractor Won't StartI am 13 years old and I have a Craftsman 19.5 turbo cooled 2 cylinder lawn tractor. I can't get it started. I think it is the carb and the fuel pump. I just don't know how to fix those two things. Does anyone know how? I am trying to get it going so I can do the tractor pull at the Windsor fair.


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Wheelchair Accessible Sewing Machine TableI am in a nursing home after having suffered a stroke. I need to find a table for my sewing machine to accept a wheelchair.


black and white photo of man standing on snow bank up to the lower cross member of a power pole

Is The Second Snow Fall Cleaner?I just read La La La's recipe for snow cream. A reader advised waiting for the second snowfall as it would contain less 'contaminates' than the first. I looked for documentation of snow contaminate concentration amounts in the first and second seasonal snow for any locale, but found nothing.


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