August 12, 2016

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Preventing Canned Green Beans from...This is a page about preventing canned green beans from getting mushy. After you have spent hours canning your garden produce it is very disappointing to find that the green beans are mushy.


Several jars of yellow and green beans with spices ready to be processed

Canning Pickled Green Beans?This is a page about canning pickled green beans. Home canned pickled green beans will be a special treat after the gardening season ends.


Sad dog staring out window

Helping Your Pet Cope with LossThis is a page about helping your pet cope with loss. Pets feel and react to the loss of another pet or their owner.



Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Refreshing Watermelon SaladThis unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!


Refrigerator Iced Tea

Refrigerator Iced TeaThis is so easy and economical to make that you will find you will always want to have a pitcher of this refreshing drink.



Finch nests in tree in South Africa

Finch NestsAfter an unusually cold winter here in South Africa, it is a blessing to start seeing signs that the seasons are changing. Our apricot tree is sporting its first few small blossoms, and the days are slowly getting warmer. This morning I noticed these finch nests hanging from a tree in our neighbor's garden.


beautiful eggplant

First EggplantThe weather has been great this summer for gardening. This is the first of a lot of eggplants to enjoy.


dirty white sole on shoe

Soft Scrub for Clean White ShoesTo keep your shoes white and clean use Soft Scrub bleach and an old towel to clean the white parts on the shoe. White rubber can get dirty really fast so you could do this as many times as you want, but make sure to clean all the dirt out of the cracks first so you don't get mud everywhere.



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Crochet Abbreviations?How do you do a Cr Dcfp? I know what Dcfp means, but what does Cr mean?



Cleaning Refrigerator Drip Pan?I have a 3 year old Frigidaire fridge and there is an odor coming from the bottom. I don't know where the drip pan is and how to access it. Can someone tell me where and how to do this, the smell is really horrible?


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Refinishing a Wood Table?I've been asked to put a urethane finish on a table that was oiled over raw poplar wood with mineral oil. What do I use to strip out the mineral oil?


two color leaved red flowering geranium

What Is This Plant?Does anyone know what this plant is?


black and white Pit puppy

Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?Does my puppy look like a full blooded Pit Bull?


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Removing Mildew and Mold Smell from Leather Furniture?My son has a very expensive untreated leather living-room suite. He put it into storage and now it smells of mildew and mold. I turned it all over and the frame work was covered so I washed it all off with pure white vinegar which removed it all, but the smell is still there.


white puppy with cream ears

What Breed Is My Dog?My uncle forced me to take this puppy. I'm not sure what kind of breed this is and how it may look once grown. Could you please advise what breed this is?


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Cake Crust Above Top?When I bake a cake and take it out of the oven to cool, and give it plenty of time before taking it out of pan I find that the crust is way above the cake. I then have to pull the crust off of the top and flip the cake bottoms up to glaze. Even my pound cakes.


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Getting Hair Back to Natural Color After Dyeing?A few days ago I bleached my hair. It is now a bright platinum blonde/white, before I was a dark ash blonde. I hate it. Will my roots grow back my natural colour as this is the first time I ever dyed it? Also, would the hairdresser be able to get my natural colour back?


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