Slash Your Electric Bill
i replaced our bulbs several years ago and found they would burn out sooner than reg bulbs..too expensive to be replacing them every few months and sometimes they would dime and not give out good light for reading or needle point
Do Simple Repairs Yourself
I am also in my 70's and find when I try to do something I don't always have the strength needed to loosen nuts and bolts or joints on pipes..had to give away a generator because I could not pull the string hard or fast enough...does anyone out there in similar...
Bugs in Air Tight Flour Jars?
I freeze but also Bay Leaf in all flours, rice,barley, any dry goods will work. I transfer all flour from Cardboard boxes or paper bags, bugs love the glue that binds them.
A Gardener's Guide to Composting
Everytime I cover my compost pile I get snakes that lay on top and scare the wits out of me. what can I do to make sure the snakes stay away.
Tips for Cold Prevention And Treatment
My Doctor (MD) told me to use a Dark Honey for coughs and congestion. I bought Buckwheat honey. Put in a tea it's not too bad and it works. I searched it online and a study was done at the Mayo clinic, parents and children both got a better night's sleep. The...
Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder
We use the old fashioned toy called a slinky we put it on the shepards hook or pole and they can't get up, not to mentioned how amusing it is to watch. After awhile the give up.
Use a Cat Harness
Where did you find one for your cat, I have a step in harness for my dog but can't find one for my cat. Order one from the dog catalog and have had to return it twice now. It just doesn't fit on the cat like the dog harness. Sizing is so different.
Homemade Repellent to Keeps Cats from Scratching Carpets
Please find this. I would love to have the recipe also. Thanks.
Stopping Leg Cramps?
Try a bar of soap in your bed at night! I read this in the newspaper years ago in the Dr. Gott column. I told my mother and she has done this for years. In fact a few times she had a miserable night and found the bar of soap had slipped down on the side of...
Can I Replace Shortening With Cooking Oil?
I have been cooking using the Flat Belly diet by the Prevention Mag. for about a year now. One of the recipes for pie crust uses canola oil instead of shortening. Only difference I find is you need to mix it by hand not food processor (which i never did anyway...
Store Dried Peas and Beans in Glass Jars
Another help would be to add a bay leave to the jar..just for extra protection from little critters
Keeping Your Compost Pile Trouble-Free
what do you do about snakes..I stopped my compost because of snakes..they are creepy..and I shudder