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Enough for pie

After some apple test testing, we figured out which of our apple trees is the Honey Crisp tree. So (those) apples were picked and the rest of the blackberries were used for a pie. 8 more words

Into the woods we go now...

A friend invited us to their blackberry patch for a picking. The kids have been picking (and nibbling) here and there around the house, but nothing seriously. 98 more words


Two for Third

It finally arrived, as did Scott, our city’s big rib cook off competition.

Scott spent the whole week out of state (for work), only to get home in time to get four hours of sleep (thanks to a late flight that got delayed) before heading downtown to smoke ribs. 149 more words


Tool Drawers: Cheap Foam Liner

You can get fancy closed-cell foam sheets for the bottom of your tool chest drawers and tote, but it seems awfully spendy, even with Harbor Freight quality plastic… 163 more words

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Salted Rabbit

The original owner of our house positioned two blue plastic barrels along the driveway, filled with salt for ice melting. We’ve neither used the salt (a… 50 more words

Home Ec

American Standard Faucet O-Ring Replacement

The never-sufficiently-to-be-damned O-rings in the kitchen’s American Standard faucet wore out again; the faucet spout went from a tolerable piddle to a major flow over the course of a few weeks. 99 more words

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We were there, first!

This week while reading one of our favorite news magazines, we came across this article under the LEISURE Food & Drink section. (Mineral Springs Seafood). 36 more words