Happy 13th Year Blog Birthday!

It’s an unofficial blog birthday! My blog has actually reached it’s teenage years! I actually started blogging in 1999, however something happened with my self hosted webpage and I lost everything from 1999 until June 2000. In 2001 I discovered b2 and everything changed! b2 -A classy news/weblog tool (aka logware). No more static webpages that seemed to run…

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Homemade Mustard

Let us have a go at making some homemade mustard! Overnight soak 1/2 cup dried mustard seed, 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons honey.  Stay tuned for additional info added to this post tomorrow. Update: Next morning mix all of the following in a food processor. Seed mixture from yesterday, 4 teaspoons or maple…

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Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

Let’s try a little test to see how much my electric bill goes down.  The trick will be dealing with all the rain we’ve been getting here lately.  I found this clothes dryer at Dirt Cheap for only $7 which to me seems like a deal.  I added a umbrella stand so that we don’t have to cement it…

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Mocking Birds

Sunday there were two and now there are four!  I was surprised that they didn’t seem to mind me looking, but I’ll give them their distance…they should be out by the time the figs are ripe.

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Ireland – Questions Answered

Someone asked me about this picture from my blog header. So to answer the easiest thing would be to refer them to this post from last summer. The picture is of Isaacs Hostel in Dublin.  We stayed there during our trip to Ireland.  You can read about it here:  Ireland  and More Ireland Never say you are too old…

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