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About kappydell

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  • Birthday 01/31/1954

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    just moved to georgia from wisconsin
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    self reliance; lo-tech living; cooking, crafts, anything to do with food!!, camping, livestock, garden & orchard, hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, etc.

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  1. Chainsaw Mary & I are working like crazy ladies to get our christmas lights up on all the high places. I complained to my doc about my left hip and yup it needs replacing - bone on bone - in November. OK, we can handle that, I guess. We also finally figured out what is the issue with our auusie, Jack. He is just super jealous of other dogs paying attention to me. I am HIS person. That explains a lot. And since I have changed my interactions with the other critters to less personal ones, Jack has calmed down and become his usual cheerful self. That and food aggressiveness, can both
  2. Grrrrrrrr May maleeictions pursue it to the uttermost depths of world slime!! So there.
  3. today was a wonderful day. got to my church, went to confession, took communion....I am high risk so I have to watch on live stream on Sundays. I hate it. Cant sing in the choir anymore, no nothing. So being able to do a few church things was a real delight!! There are times when this covid situation bugs me, and no church is one of them. Dont mind the social distancing & not going anywhere because I tend to be a hermit anyway. Our stock reply when someone asks how M and i are doing, is "we are doing fine, staying home, tending the garden and animals..." So I guess you could say I
  4. Our aussie, Jack has been undergoing some "respect" training this last week, and it is starting to make a difference in his behavior. Basically he is not allowed to get away with ANYTHING, EVER. We monitor and correct misbehavior at once, calmly and inexorably. Surprisingly, the dog we were wondering about over whether his fits of anger were seizures or not, is changing. His outbursts (temper tantrums?) are fewer and more controlled by a calm but firm "no" and he shuts down the histrionics. The chihuahua we were told had been a bait dog tends to instigate things with Jack, staring at him, m
  5. Thank you for the reviews. Apparently I am not missing much by making my own. I will stick to my own "instant" potato soup mix I learned to make in Girl Scouts years ago: INSTANT POTATO SOUP FOR CAMPING 1 3/4 cups instant mashed potatoes 1 1/2 cups dried milk 2 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon 2 teaspoons dried minced onion 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/4 tsp onion powder (if no minced onion used) 1/8 tsp garlic powder Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Put ingredients in a large zipper-type plastic bag
  6. good idea; I sure hope they are ok, there is a whole case of them
  7. I have a case of canning lids I ordered back in the olden days.....I presume I still boil those, if only to soften up the glue? You know, the ones made in this country, a couple decades back
  8. At least you can rehab cast iron. After all, what does Mom know, when the internet says otherwise, LOL
  9. ok, now I know....ty for alreay having the answer when I got that today on the humor forum today, too. At least i know it is not my 'puter
  10. Got a lot done this week....Monday I mopped floors, for me that is kinda heavy work, but I am proud to have done it anyway. Lots of breaks, and wringing with sweat by the time I got done, but I DID IT! hOORAY! Our AC (central) keeps freezing up - like in 15 min flat - so we put the window ACs back in - better than nothing in our 90-100 degree weather. Afternoon sun bakes us badly. Tues was pension day so groceries and bills were the order of the day. Whew...some good meat sales so we topped up our freezers with pork (boneless roasts, sirloins, steaks) and beef (ribeye stea
  11. does this mean I won't keep getting locked out of the site on my first try to enter it anymore? Last night it would not let me on at all....kept telling me I was locked out and to wait 15 min and try again. Afteer 6 tries I gave up. Today I got the locked out message, then got in right away. Hmmmm.
  12. Our toilet paper and paper towels at Wal-mart are hit and miss - maybe you get some, maybe not. No limits yet. The wipes are all gone. I can still find Palmolive anti-bacterial soap if I look, and try to grab some for hand washing masks. Povidone iodine is in short supply especially since it was on the news as a disinfectant. Odd things we did ot expect to be in short supply: pet food, both canned and dry. Vitamin C. Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, taco seasoning packets. Frozen vegetables in the 12 oz size are gone, so are the cheap pizzas if you dont get them early in the
  13. nice catch on the wipes, TheCG! I usualy make a couple trips in and out (using different check outs each time) when I have a good find like that. Naughty maybe but I am also sharing with others and with my doctor as well. (She gets soooo excited when I can score her some supplies!) I hope I can keep doing so as things are starting again to be in short supply at odd times. Hand sanitizer was all over the place 2 weeks ago for school supply (small bottles though and pricey). Now it is gone. I will have to start going out for the very early granny hours again soon if this keeps up. Last g
  14. Ah yes....first time I made that for my late husband and told him the name he laughed his tail feathers off! I have been known to put lumpy saucegravy thru a strainer too with a spatula. I have a stick blender, but I don't keep it readily at hand, it is in the cupboard with the electric knife and the blender. I still like the shaker jar thing though, maybe because I have used it so much I am used to it. We like the fat free aspect too it keeps the doctors content when we have our annual medicare "wellness check".
  15. My mother used to say that instead of cussing. But good gravy is more than an expression. It can hold a meal together. I did not realize that until my hyusbane, a gravy lover, told me so. And when I say gravy lover, well, he would eat the stuff with a spoon. That is when I decided i would have to learn how to make good, tasty, un-lumpy gravy. The first thing I learned is that I cant do roux at all. so that kind of gravy (with the flour worked into fat) would not work for me. OK, fat free gravy made our doctors happier anyway and did not trigger his IBS. Here is the recipe, by the numbe
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