Marie Grace

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since Oct 07, 2015
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We just bury ours near trees and shrubs. Bury them a couple of feet deep and don't let the dogs watch. I try to dump the water I use to rinse out the bucket somewhere else to distract them.
1 month ago
I don't know about getting rid of it but for the reaction, I keep jewelweed soap and salve. If I know I've been exposed I'll take a cool shower and use the soap liberaly. The salve gets used if I have any itches a few hours after the shower.
1 month ago
How did your project turn out?

We grew up with a dad that was a firm believer in "if you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough." Not only would he laugh while he made the bleeding stop, he'd repeat the story at the coffee shop the next morning. We learned quick. The bed turned out great. I gave it to my grandson this year for his first place of his own.
2 months ago
I always wanted a brass bedstead. I was in probably 7th grade and Dad brought home an iron bedstead that was really rusty but the design was really cool. He said if I sanded it down we could paint it with brass colored paint. It wouldn't be as shiny but at that point I didn't care. Went out every afternoon after school and sanded and sanded and sanded, for about 2 weeks. I was just about done except for some little detail stuff. Went in the garage to get the sandpaper and Dad had nicely set out the electric sander for me.
2 months ago
That's basically how I do it. I'm not known for measuring much.
7 months ago
We grew up with book smart and common sense. Dad's phrase to teach common sense was "If you're gonna be stupid you better be tough". Tended to make us think things through. I did get a few spankings while I was still bleeding and produced a lot of laughter. On the other hand, I've never broken a bone.

Dad was that guy in town who could fix anything, usually without buying parts. He never explained how things worked. Our job was to pay attention and figure it out. Mom, on the other hand, was a stickler for instructions. As a result, all of us, brother and sisters alike, can cook, preserve food, clean anything, garden, rebuild an engine, etc. I do try to share the technique of figuring things out.

Quick story...When I was in 5th grade, I wanted a brass bed. Dad brought home an old iron bedstead and said if I liked it, I could sand it down and we could paint it brass. It wouldn't be as shiny, but... I sanded on that thing every evening after supper for about 3 weeks. I was on what I figured would be the last day before we could paint. I went to the workbench to get some sandpaper and Dad had set out the electric sander. I hadn't even thought about it. Guess I'm pretty tough.  :)
7 months ago
What goes vrooom uurrchh vroom uurrchh vroom uurchh?

A light-haired person driving through a blinking red light.

by the way, I am a light-haired person.
8 months ago
Let it log in as the current user. Go to Control Panel>users and create a user for yourself and make it an administrator. Log out and log in as your new user. Go to File Explorer and on the C: drive find the Users folder. Delete the previous user. Go to Control Panel>Programs and Features to see if there is any software you want to uninstall. After that, click on the start button and type Disk Cleanup. Run this and that will get rid of any temp files left over. This will also not mess with any licensing so you won't lose Windows 10.
8 months ago
I used logs and wood scrap in the bottom of my raised beds. I put a few inches of cow manure on top of it then covered it with a mixture of compost and our red clay soil. I put partially crushed leaves on top for mulch after stuff starts coming up and in the late fall when I shut them down. This has worked great for me and they've been up about 6 years. I had to water more last year so I may have to dig out some dirt and put in more logs.

Your planters look way better than mine. I just used old heat-treated pallet wood.
8 months ago
Number 1: The stuff from my garden tastes way better than anything from the store!
8 months ago