Archive | May, 2013

Did Someone Say BBQ?


Once in a bit I like that kind of carcinogenic treat. When I do make the effort, I cover the entire surface of the grill and save tn propane. What we don’t eat at one sitting will go into the freezer for quick delights later. Anyways, I thought it was a good time to spread […]

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Making Laundry Soap

Making Liquid Laundry Soap!


Why make your own? It’s a lot cheaper! Come on you frugal friends…let’s try it. 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)                                                                                                                                                                        1 cup of Borax 1 cup of Washing Soda a big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons) a grater a funnel a long spoon 2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate the […]

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A Close Call


Than  man of mine is going to hear about this one. That’s only because he would do the same favour for me. He seems bound and determined to chop that aeration line off again. All that after the threats he gave me to be careful..huh! The circled area is where he plowed into the sod when […]

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The Corn Isn’t Coming


This is getting to be a disaster. I planted late as it was and I only have a few sprouts. This will NEVER do! I’m feeling ill about it at the moment. I don’t know what happened. The seed wasn’t treated and I think some of it has rotted. I know I wasn’t as vigilant […]

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At Least One Carp…


…has survived. It’s 2 feet long! This is the best picture I have ever been able to take of one. They usually see me first and there’s a huge splash before they disappear. This species likes to eat grass from the edge of the pond and enjoys sunning itself in the warmer shallow waters.   […]

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The Most Colorful Rhubarb!


How did this happen? I think it was growing under the snow. When the snow left the temperature fell to unusual levels, burning the leaves and changing the colors. I’ve never seen this in my life!   Be a friend by sharing…

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How Safe is this Detergent?


I’m checking out the ingredients and recipes for my laundry soap. The 2 big ones are Borax and Washing Soda. This is what I found on the net: (Ever notice commercial soaps don’t usually list the ingredients?) http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-soap/3/ : Safe for septic tanks and fields This is the best laundry soap to use with septic tanks because […]

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Fishing


This is not the good kind of fishing. I’m fishing out dead ones. When the ice goes it sometimes reveals a stinky sickening carnage along the shore. At least I hope that’s the only place. If not the bottom is strewn with decaying bodies. We are drinking purchased water until the pond clears up. The […]

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