Monthly Archives: September 2016

Oxymels

Now that it is fall and most of us in colder climates are busy harvesting our gardens and herbs and wondering what to do with our bounty, here is an idea to use those precious fresh herbs. Oxymel:  A Medicinal … Continue reading

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Plant Tip

To ensure that your house plants get enough nitrogen, water once a month with a solution of one 7 gram envelope of gelatin dissolved in one quart of water.

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Computer Backups

Spent a good portion of yesterday trying to retrieve files and photo’s from a friends computer after the operating system had crashed. It made me think about my computer backups and how I should do it more frequently. Most people … Continue reading

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Plant Tip

Fall is upon us so I figured this tip could save you some troubles or surprises come spring. Store flower bulbs over the winter in discarded nylon stockings or similar mesh bags. Hang the bulb-filled stockings in a dry place … Continue reading

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Plant Tip

I had mentioned before how much worms in a worm farm love banana peels and how it is like candy to them. Well if you do not have a vermicomposting system in place with worms, here is another way to … Continue reading

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Cleaning Tip

When I am working on my vehicles it is inevitable that some oil or grease is going to get on the floor. Here are ways to remove oil stains on your driveway. For fresh stains, sprinkle kitty litter, grind in … Continue reading

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Painting Tip

After cleaning your paint brush, a few drops of oil worked into the bristles will leave the brush soft and ready to use. I mainly do this with brushes I have used with an oil based stain or paint and … Continue reading

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