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Chipmunk Fatality

I found this while moving the wheelbarrow off the driveway in preparation for another snowfall:

It may have sipped water from the bowl, fell in, drowned, then froze in place. 45 more words

Home Ec

You can do this.

Who said you need a recipe?

You don’t. This is all about ratios, not ball bearings.

stop buying those crap cookbooks—that’s a charade.

couple eggs… 71 more words


Bottle Cap Rehabilitation

Mary acquired this bottle a long time ago and has used it forever, so it has Historic Connotations and cannot be discarded. Alas, the cardboard-and-plastic seal in the cap finally disintegrated; I replaced it with various plastic foams and sheets, none of which worked. 30 more words

Machine Shop

Water Hardness

A water hardness test strip recently arrived from Morton Salt:

I call it between 7 and 15 gpg. Based on the feel of the water just before regeneration, I’d been guesstimating 15 gpg, so it’s within reason. 15 more words


J5-V2 Flashlight: Front End Rattle

After a year of fairly light use, the lens holder (and “attack ring”) of my J5-V2 flashlight worked loose and began to rattle. The ring holding the lens in place turned out to be finger-loose, but that wasn’t the entire problem, so I removed it and looked inside: 89 more words

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Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger and Coconut recipe


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tsp fresh root ginger (grated)
  • 450g sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 red chilli (seeded and finely chopped)
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STACS Tray Bake Recipe


  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 3 tbsp. Honey / Agave syrup
  • 50ml rapeseed / sunflower oil
  • 75g pumpkin, sunflower, chia, flax
  • 75g flaked almonds, hazelnuts, pecans…
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