Tag Archives: DIY

Ratchet straps, cargo hooks and fence posts: Not your typical ice fishing gear

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I have this buddy who claims to LOVE fishing…But apparently he doesn’t consider ice fishing to be in the same category, so after a poor night’s sleep a few years back he decided to stand me up for a planned day out on the ice…Instead, he suggested we do something more amusing…like some mid-winter yard […]

A WISE man would NEVER tempt karma, and Mother Nature!

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I’ve lived in an elderly mobile home since 2009. I have learned LOTS of things in that period of time! Things like how to bleed my own furnace line. As many times as my furnace has gelled for not using a winter blend, stalled because of frozen water built up in the filter, or simply […]

I thought I was all ready for ice fishing season. Then I discovered I had been sabotaged!

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Without a doubt, ice fishing is one of my all-time favorite activities, because it is SO MUCH more than just fishing! I mean there are SO many things you can do while you are ice fishing: Hang out on the ice with friends, cooking, listen to music, ride snowmobiles/ATVs, sit in a comfy chair and […]

Free, or low cost substitutes for whole wheat foods (wink)

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So recently I was informed that I’ve got what the old timers used to refer to as “The Sugar Diabetes”. As a result, in an effort to cut down on my carbs, or as we call them in our house carbonhydrates…because it is fun…I have totally eliminated white bread and other white flour products from […]

Getting up close and personal with your food

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I believe that everybody should get up close and personal with their food at least once. It is something I have always tried to teach my son. We have grown food in a garden and collected eggs from our hens, and we have caught fish.               Most recently, my son […]

How to change a tire (humor)

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You are driving down the road. You hear a popping sound, and your vehicle begins to behave like it is being buffeted by heavy winds. It takes a moment for you to process things before you realize you have a flat tire. The important thing is, you have NOT lost controlled and crashed! That is […]

Lost a dog? Found one? Contact Maine Lost Dog Recovery

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If you own a dog, it is going to run off. It happens. And with particular breeds, it can happen often! Thankfully, you have an entire network of searchers at your fingertips, as well as a template for “LOST DOG” flyers, and a wealth of information on ways to help bring your canine family members […]

Rented apartments and guns…Whose rights do you trample?

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Ever since August of 2015 when wheelchair bound Harvey Lembo shot an intruder in his Rockland, Maine apartment there has been a lot of talk concerning renters who want guns, and landlords who want gun free properties. It turns out that Mr. Lembo’s rental agreement included a rule that weapons were not allowed in his apartment, […]

Now that spring has sprung…So have my goats…

The days are getting longer, and warmer. My goats have been sticking close to their little barn all winter, and have been content to huddle together and chew their cud. Before I get too far into things, I should point out that I have added two more goats, to the herd of three I had. […]

The adventures of thawing a furnace line

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It was about 4:15 am…I was cold… Cold and in bed at that hour can mean only one thing… The water in the bottom of my oil tank had frozen… Again! Yes, I know:  Winter blend, Diesel 911, dry gas…I’ve tried it all. There are two simple solutions…First, wait till the tank is just about […]