jordan barton

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hey flora

The only bones i have ever seen the bone marrow come out of are the arms, the legs and possible the spine. Maybe other bones as well. I can usually break them and scrape the marrow out. It is quite fatty and stays together for me.
From the photos it looks like you were given a shoulder blade which wouldn't have any marrow in it.

I have used the marrow as a spread on sourdough bread. it was good!
14 hours ago
so cooked 2 cups of buckwheat, soaked it for about 8 hours in warm water.

drained and rinsed it about 5 times as it is quite gelatinous.

add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil

once boiled i added 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of salt.
simmer for about 15 minutes or less.

So as we head into fall/winter, we have started to play a game which is a whole lotta laughs.

Its called i believe Telephone Pictionary.

It is the hardest i have laughed.

So it seems to go well with 5+ people.

We use a 11 x 8 piece of paper.

so what you need is(if it was 5 people);
- 5 sheets of paper for 5 people
- 5 books or a hard surface to draw on
- 5 pens/pencils
- seated in a circle ish shape for ease of passing the paper to the next person


So the idea of the game is everyone starts out by writing out something(i will include an example) for the next person to their left or right.
Than after everyone has written down the sentence. the paper is passed.
Next person draws what the person wrote down, than folds the part where the written words are. So that the next person it gets passed to does not know what the original sentence was.
Than the next person writes out what the person previous to them thought the drawing was meant to be.

Rinse and repeat.

We have been doing it where if there are 5 people we move the paper 5 times. This usually is enough space for the paper to be fully utilized. Usually if you do it this way you end up with the paper which you originally wrote the sentence for.

Than the laughing begins!!


Example









Are there any other fun, easy to play games which bring a whole lotta laughs?


4 days ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will run a self cleaning oven.  (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)



Some related articles
  - Self Clean vs Manual Clean Ovens
  - 9 Things to Know Before You Self CLean an Oven
  - How Self Cleaning Ovens Work
  - Self Cleaning Oven Instructions
  - Quick Tips on Self Cleaning Ovens





To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - run a self cleaning oven
      - make sure to remove racks before starting
      - when done, wipe out ash and replace racks

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the self cleaning oven
   - an action shot of the self cleaning oven running
   - an after picture of the self cleaning oven after you wiped it
   - a description of any additional cleaning procedures you did
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
5 days ago
pep
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will grease the hinges of a door.  (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)


(source: Amazon)

Some articles on caring for wooden kitchen utensils
  - How to Lubricate Door Hinges
  - How to Lubricate a Squeaky Door
  - How to Silence a Squeking Hinge
  - Door Repair 101: How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge, Gaps, and More







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - grease hinges
      - lithium grease or food based fats that are solid at room temperature
      - not WD-40 (hint: WD-40 is not a lubricant)
      - maybe some sanding of the door
      - maybe micro bending or adjusting of hinges to improve alignment

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
   - the door hinges before
   - an action shot of you greasing the door hinges
   - the greased door hinges
   - state or show the lubricant you used
5 days ago
pep
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will rmanually clean an oven with only water and baking soda.  (Note that this BB is part of an 2-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Alice List. You must complete two Badge Bits in the Alice List.)



Some related articles
  - How to Use Baking Soda to Clean on Oven
  - How to Deep Clean your Oven with Baking Soda
  - How to Clean Your Oven







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - manually clean an oven
      - use only water and baking soda

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty oven
   - an action shot of oven during cleaning with water and baking soda
   - an after picture of clean oven
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
5 days ago
pep
I spent part of the day harvesting squash and cleaning up the corn patch.

I only managed to get a photo of the squash.

6 days ago
would you make felted slippers? I normally wear crocs in the house. I however saw a friend with some felted booties and i figured i would ask if this was something you would do?

I wear a size 9/10 mens

I would prefer it to be open in the heel area.

what i would do would be.

Get a ladder which reaches up to where the branch is near the trunk of the tree.

Determine where the branch will fall if cut off at the trunk. Maybe use a rope attached to another tree so it can fall away from you.

Get my electric chainsaw and cut as close as i can to the tree trunk. I am trying to avoid leaving pockets for rain to collect, however this most likely wouldn't be terrible either.

use of course all the appropriate Personal protection gear required.

I would also make sure someone else is around to be there in case something goes wrong.
1 week ago