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  1. Thanks for the links and info! Bottle has arrived... now off to find benzoin powder. Oil alone supposed to help arthritis, according to BIL who said he'd like a bit to try on his knuckles. Quite interesting reading up on all the possible uses. Weather predicting? ( : http://mountainmonthly.com/beargrease.html
  2. Anyone have knowledge, experience or ideas how to make a salve from bear fat? When I told person shipping it to me (bear fat oil) they said would render this weekend but put in sterile jar and seal instead of plastic. Said that's what the natives ask him for when making salve. I'm thinking to add herbs etc. Years ago someone gave me small container bear fat blended with olive oil for use on burns. HELP I'm excited to try making own medicinal salve but don't know where to start,
  3. Mt. Rider, who would have thunk Colorado in January would be warmer than the Ozarks? Temp wise been little rough around here but probably not nearly as bad as east coast. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/propane-amid-high-prices-and-bitter-cold.html?_r=0 wondered about the rule waiver and shortage thing so had to read up on it.... Standard driver rules: Workweek limit 70 hours, 11-hour daily driving limit and 14-hour workday. In addition, truck drivers who reach the maximum 70 hours of driving within a week can resume if they rest for 34 consecutive hours, including at leas
  4. I'm confused on why animal is there. Did it bite someone and being kept for 10 day observation period? Or are owners worried about it's agressive behavior and can't make up mind what to do?
  5. While strictly opposed to forced purchasing of health insurance or penalty for not paying, it's always prudent to educate oneself about any and all options. Right now fortunate & thankful to have health insurance thru employer (15% premium cost share). At least 23 states have now established their co-ops for health insurance. Other states have various other type plans outside the traditional insurance company system. Can go to your states insurance site for more info. Have no idea how the non standard religious exemption claims to affordable health care act will stand up if challen
  6. Heat is also reported as method. “By placing the books in a standard oven at the lowest temperature possible (130° F for 3 hours) and placing wet newspaper or a pan of water in the bottom of the oven to maintain humidity inside the oven chamber, all stages of this insect, and in fact any insect, will be killed.” One article said even leaving books in hot car window for a few days was enough to take care of any problems.
  7. Reminder: Time of year when stores mark down meats traditional to the "holiday season" (inventory reduction). Our Walmart currently has the fancy spiral hams for 99 cents a pound. Good for freezing or canning.
  8. This might help to know what to ask for at feed store http://www.stillpondfarm.com/Pond-Buffer-Bulk-p/rahbs50lb.htm
  9. Not totally crazy idea, but one that requires a lot of careful thought and prayer. Only you truly know both him and full situation from years and years along that road of life. 20/20 hindsight what went wrong, what problems still exist, what's changed (or not). Be honest with yourself. Offhand from your brief summary description it's possible some of the "old" issues no longer relevant (his family?). Does he feel the same way as you and fully committted to doing whatever it takes to make it work this time?. Go slow, be sure it's him you're wanting and not just willing to settle for anyone
  10. Another felted mitten tutorial http://ocd-obsessivecraftingdisorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-felted-mittens-from-recycled.html Been making scrooge type sock hats from sweater sleeves. Any stretchy sweater will do. Doesn't have to be 100% wool because you don't want to shrink or felt. Simply cut off sleeve along seam edge (closest to neck opening). Can wear as it or tie off or stitch end and attach pom pom. Sweaters with ribbed sleeves can be cut along the lines for fringe. Not fancy but keeps the head warm and the long part covers back of neck to add more warmth for outside chores.
  11. Caio' Cat, clapping compliment! Clearly conversation circumference can confound comprehension. Consequence card carrying crazy camp character case.
  12. Sad sad news. Privledged to meet Westie at gathering four years ago. What a wealth of knowledge she had and generously shared with others. A woman with a deep confidence of who they were and not afraid to show it. Such humor and honesty, my what a special person! Son, age 13 at the time just loved her and said she was "cool" . He'd often remind me later how WESTIE said he could grow hair out long if he wanted to. Like well, Mom you have to let me because SHE said it was o.k. Will be greatly missed!
  13. Never even thought of canning peanuts. Thank you Violet!
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