July 30, 2017

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A guinea pig eating a leaf.

Guinea Pig PhotosThe guinea pig is believed to have been domesticated around 5000 BC. These cute, social rodents make good pets. This page contains guinea pig photos.


Hummingbird Feeder

Protecting Hummingbird FeedersThe sweet nectar in a hummingbird feeder also attracts unwanted guests such as ants and bees. This is a page about protecting hummingbird feeders.


White crochet material.

Cleaning a Crochet Christening Gown That Has YellowedCrochet clothing can yellow with age. This is a page about cleaning a crochet christening gown that has yellowed.


A burnt stainless steel pot.

Burnt Milk in a Stainless Steel Pot?Vinegar, baking soda, or lemon juice can all be used to clean stainless steel pots with burned on milk. This is a page about burnt milk in a stainless steel pot.


Teenagers at a 14th birthday party.

Inexpensive 14th Birthday Ideas?You don't need to spend a lot of money to have a fun party for your child's 14th birthday. This is a page about inexpensive 14th birthday ideas.



Cleaning a Toothbrush Used for Cleaning?Old toothbrushes make good cleaning tools. Cleaning and disinfecting them after usage can be done in several ways. This is a page about cleaning a toothbrush used for cleaning.



Fabric Corkboard  - photo stuck to cork board

Fabric CorkboardThis is an easy way to spice up your corkboard. You can change the fabric to suit the room environment. For instance for a baby/toddler's bedroom, I used a whale fabric. You could hang your child's artwork, photos, or awards on it while also having the cork board be a piece of art for the room!


Sunflowers for the Endangered Bumblebee - large sunflower

Sunflowers for the Endangered BumblebeeWe decided to plant sunflowers around our entire garden this year since they are needed for the continued support of the bumblebee, which have been added to the endangered list. They are a real symbol of joy and hope~


Spiral Yarn Photo Frames - flat spiral with photos

Spiral Yarn Photo FramesI saw some frames made from rope, but I didn't have any. So I crocheted some instead.



Canning jars of sweet stickles.

Making Sweet Stickles?I was making stickles (pickles). After I'd followed the recipe to the 3rd day, I boiled the stickles for 30 minutes. It said to pack them in hot jars, seal, and put in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. It did not say to put any liquid over the stickles.


Identifying a Houseplant - palm-like plant

Identifying a Houseplant?I have these two plants that I got from a friend and I'm not sure what they are can anyone help identify them?


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Growing Mimosa Trees in New Hampshire?I have several mimosa trees growing in my yard. They are small enough that I plan to dig up a few and take them to my daughter in New Hampshire. Does anyone know if that kind of tree will survive the harsh winters, my daughter always gets a foot or more of snow?


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Janome MC 8000 Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread?My Memory Craft 8000 will not pick up the bobbin thread. How can I reset the hook to pick up the top tread? I have looked online and found no answers.


What Is This Insect?

What Is This Insect?What is this insect? It was running up my leg as I was sitting in my chair inside. I pinched it through my pants with two fingers and tried to squish it, but it did not get squished at all. It was extremely hard. The insect is very small, so it is hard to get the camera to focus.


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House Trained Dog Is Peeing Inside?I recently moved out of my parents' house leaving my 3, 5, and 12 year old dogs behind. My fiancé and I got another dog to help my three year old Lab because he doesn't get along with other dogs and people and a vet said socialization would help. It has not.


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Thread Keeps Breaking on Singer Sewing Machine?I have a Singer sewing machine model 1120. While I'm sewing the thread breaks. How do I fix it?


What Is This Insect?

What Is This Insect?How do I get rid of this fast?


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Zebra Finches Not Caring for Chick?I have 4 finches; 2 are adult parents and the others are near adult males and the first 2 finches children. They have another egg and it's hatched, but it seems as if they aren't tending to it and are plucking feathers off its back.


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Riding Mower Will Not Start?I have a Husqvarna riding lawn mower. I have a new battery, but it wouldn't engage. I tested it by jump starting. It will run, but is not firing up.


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Tiny Black Bugs That Love Light and Water?The entire house is dealing with these teeny little black hard-shelled bugs. They are about the size of a pencil-point, slightly oval, with wings that protrude out from under the back end of their shells. They crawl more than they fly, but they can fly.


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Getting Rid of Pantry Moths?I can't get rid of pantry moths that came home from the grocery store in some flour. I have chemically sprayed, bombed, cleaned, re-cleaned, and peppermint oiled everything. They have no food source (I keep everything in glass) and no trash to munch on. Yet I keep finding them.


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