Monthly Archives: August 2016

Food Tip

I saw these tips the other day relating to popcorn and figured it was worth passing on to make everyone’s home movie night that much better. For a better pop, place popcorn kernels in cold water for five minutes before … Continue reading

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Food Tip

Cottage cheese will keep twice as long if you store the carton upside down. I find this little trick also works with the squeezable Mayo containers as well.

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Pest Control Tip

Pests or Cutworms in the garden? Plant marigold seeds in a border around the garden. This makes a pleasant area and keeps most harmful insects away from your vegetables.

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Cleaning Tip

This cleaning tip works great on patio sliding glass doors. Clean sliding door gliders, then run either paraffin wax or a candle over them to facilitate easier, quieter opening and closing.

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Plant Tip

Save the water from boiling eggs. It is filled with minerals and is excellent for your plants. I also save the egg shells. I rinse them off and once they are dry I roll them with a rolling pin between … Continue reading

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Log Home Maintenance

Just thought I would pass on some helpful advice for those of you that live in log homes or plan to in the near future. Every year I do an inspection of the exterior of our log home, looking for … Continue reading

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Garden Tip

To keep out slugs, put a band of sawdust around your garden periodically.

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