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  Topic: mending stuff
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 695
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 21 10:43 am   Subject: mending stuff
I was really annoyed this winter when the beater brush on the vacuum cleaner stopped working, essentially making the whole machine worthless. I finally traced down the issue to a broken wire leading t ...
  Topic: mending stuff
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 695
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 21 8:49 am   Subject: mending stuff
I've used that site to repair phones. Very handy.
The trouble we seen to run into now a days in this house is not having time to devote to repair or mending and needing a functional ______ now!
  Topic: Wildlife
Slim

Replies: 1384
Views: 1069252
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 21 5:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
When it comes to rarities, the shear quantity of lobsters caught can make them seen less rare
https://bangordailynews.com/2021/02/04/news/midcoast/rare-yellow-lobster-caught-off-maine-coast/

https ...
  Topic: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 73971
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 21 9:17 am   Subject: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Wikipedia says both: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galette
(Though Sean dropped Breton)
Bon appetit called them "pies that are nearly impossible to mess up"
  Topic: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 73971
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 21 9:13 am   Subject: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
I thought they were pastry type things, like small pies without a top crust or a pie tin....
I think of apples sliced thin and arranged into nice spirals...
  Topic: Fresh yeast
Slim

Replies: 7
Views: 11374
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:06 am   Subject: Re: also

I'm a bit of bread geek and used to work in a sourdough bakery. Any bread questions - happy to answer!

I think my repeating this almost made Mrs Slim interested in downsizer...
  Topic: Starting seedlings under lights
Slim

Replies: 30
Views: 20291
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:04 am   Subject: Starting seedlings under lights
If only starting seedlings that will finish off outdoors, the cool white of the cheapest LED shoplights you can find will be fine.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 627
Views: 325041
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:01 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I have seen poly tunnels bend steel tubing, and known an entire greenhouse (30x96 feet) that was lifted up a few inches and set back down (by a wind storm).
Semi ventilated makes these issues worse. ...
  Topic: Asparagus bed design
Slim

Replies: 33
Views: 7477
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 21 12:29 pm   Subject: Asparagus bed design
I thought was to fill up other raised beds....
  Topic: Asparagus bed design
Slim

Replies: 33
Views: 7477
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 21 11:27 am   Subject: Asparagus bed design
It's the wrong time to ask this, but did you refill the beds prior to crown delivery?
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 379
Views: 939327
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 21 6:31 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Hotter likely, longer unlikely. Frosts can strike in early September or as late as October
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 379
Views: 939327
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 21 10:10 am   Subject: Exciting news
The safe planting out date discussion is one that I certainly can't help you with, though it may be off some reassurance that I only just seeded my peppers, and hesitated as I was afraid I might be st ...
  Topic: anchovies in a jar
Slim

Replies: 5
Views: 2009
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 21 10:05 am   Subject: anchovies in a jar
African queen trick will only guard against new biowarfare from living micro flora/fauna, won't touch any preexisting toxins (though I suppose enough could induce one to evacuate any that had been con ...
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 4890
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 21 4:42 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
If you want a nerdy woodworking and miscellany youtube rabbithole, check out Matthias Wandel and his pantorouter.
My phone won't let me touch the ole at the end of this sentence, quite an odd error. ...
  Topic: Raised beds
Slim

Replies: 81
Views: 13278
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 21 10:10 am   Subject: Raised beds
You think he's just suddenly taking up an interest in growing in raised beds?
Clearly they're that large to hide bodies in. Hence the dog coming to check out odors before they're fully masked by comp ...
 
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