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by lizzymahoney
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: 101 crazy building/ DIY discoveries
Replies: 33
Views: 10161

13 My last two houses had concrete buried under a hands breadth of humus and leaf litter.

14 A free standing mirror was walled up inside the bedroom walls.
by lizzymahoney
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Spring Greens?
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

I'm in Florida. If we say spring greens it's a blend. It could have mustard, savory, cress, beet tops, turnip tops, radish tops, spinach and dandelion in it. I'd suggest you identify just what it is you like about what you call spring greens and then select a packet accordingly. So radish tops would...
by lizzymahoney
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to make house warmer for winter
Replies: 44
Views: 24671

Keeping yourself warmer will keep the heating bills down. I wear a hat and socks to bed when it's cold outside. Wear clothing in layers. Having a camisole under your t-shirt really helps, or two pairs of gloves or socks. Any activity is warmer than sitting still. *Except when you are under covers. T...
by lizzymahoney
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 for used candles
Replies: 12
Views: 6108

Scented wax in particular can make a good potpourri. You just chip it into bits for the dry stuff, and either add it to old potpourri or clean new material. Or, you could melt it in a simmer pot for releasing the scent. Stubs with no color can be melted for use in batik dye projects. A stub is good ...
by lizzymahoney
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic milk cartons
Replies: 17
Views: 12806

I'm a water baby. I always take a couple of old plastic milk jugs to beaches and rivers. At least one will have plain water in it for rinsing off feet or found treasures. Others have scoops cut out retaining the handle so I can collect shells or stones or seed pods. Empty capped milk jugs are used b...
by lizzymahoney
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 wonderous objects fished out of other people's rubbish
Replies: 45
Views: 17059

24. My CD drive
25. a seashell collection
26. tons of candles
by lizzymahoney
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lager and Bitter
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

Open it all up and splash in a bucket. Some or all of the alcohol will evaporate off after a few hours. Use the rest on the compost or scatter dumped on the garden, with water for a chaser. Lots of nutrients in it.

There are some homemade garden sprays that use beer.
by lizzymahoney
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: tell the truth....
Replies: 50
Views: 19476

I homebrew, and I've made wine. I've ruined very little brew, but maybe 10% of the wine. All of the tossed stuff could be attributed to less than stellar quality control in the process. If everything is squeaky clean, and you use all the tools available to modern home brewers and winemakers, you sho...
by lizzymahoney
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Crystalized Ginger
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

I grow it in my florida garden. I may try crystallizing some when I harvest in a few months.

Usually, I'll try a different recipe for ginger beer, and slice some ginger up in sherry to keep in the fridge.