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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I have one of those square foot raised garden beds that has a trellis on one end. I planted jalepeno peppers and serrano peppers in the front of it. Can I plant cucumbers in the back of it so it can go up the trellis? If not, what trellis plant do you suggest? Thank you in advance Sinopa
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    i found this site for some very hot pepper seeds to order -http://www.pepperjoe.com/ - i've already ordered some birds eye peppers like i had growing up in the Florida swamps as child
  3. Green Living
    I was reading 'The Complete Tightwad Gazette' and it says you can reuse 4L(1 gallon) milk jugs,washed of course...paint them black and fill with water set out in the sunshine and you'll have hot water to use when camping. Just thought I'd share what I read...going to definately try this Summer...
  4. Green Living
    We just had a solar water heater installed. The collector is a 4'x8' panel on the roof. From a distance, it looks like a big skylight. The heat exchanger and storage tank sit in the crawlspace. The system pre-heats water entering the electric water heater, so the electricity is a backup for...
  5. Laundry
    what temp do you use when you do laundry? I use cold for clothes but hot for sheets/towels. also use to make homemade with ivory/ws/b and occasionaly would toss in some oxy boost. so while looking for a gain clone (what I currently use) I've found an article from 2010 about the 'ingredients'...
  6. Utilities
    Ok, I know I'm a complete skeptical. We run propane for heat. Last year it about broke us. This year I said something had to change. So, we have a wood stove upstairs so I bought a ton of wood to heat our house. The problem is our downstairs now is freezing because the wood stove is...
  7. Freebies
    Green Mountain Coffee - Food/Beverages - Waterbury, VT - Cafe Escapes Giveaway | Facebook The page can be alittle slow You might have to refresh page but it does work!
  8. General Chat
    With the colder weather I have been wanting hot chocolate but have avoided making it since I am currently not eating dairy. Finally I decided to look up a hot chocolate recipe without dairy. Came across Hershey's website. They even state in the recipe I can use water or milk substitue for...
  9. Question and Answer
    After trying for a couple years I finally got DH to put in an electric hot water tank. He said how high the electric bill would be. Here is the comparison: Gas Bill Before the tank---245.00 per month (summer) After the tank- 12.25 Electric bill Before the tank 200-250.00 (summer)...
  10. Freebies
    Walmart.com - Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I got a bunch of hot pepper seeds from my plants. I put them in a plastic snack bag. I found them yesterday with fuzzy mold on them. What did I do wrong?? They were dry when I put them in the bag. Help please!
  12. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    yesterday I canned 20 pounds of jalapeno peppers. This morning....I am still canning. So far I have 30 jars and still processing 7 more. Jalapeno peppers (sliced) carrots (sliced) onions (chunks) garlic (cloves) white vinegar canning salt Mixed them all together except vinegar. prepare jars...
  13. DIY
    I want to reduce the temperature of my hot water heater. The thing is that I dont know how. I looked at it and there isn't anything on it to adjust the temperature. Help!
  14. Utilities
    Does anyone have one? Do you notice a decrease in your utility bill? I did a search of the forum and found some old threads from 2008 when I am guessing these things first came about and the cost of one new was close to $2,000!! But now you can get them for $300ish (or more for fancy ones, I am...
  15. General Chat
    Well I'm just never happy....first I was complaining about how we went from winter to summer without a spring...then about how much rain we had....now how hot it is...we have 97 with a heat index of 110 but that is down from about a half an hour ago, it was heat index of 113.....whoopee....
  16. Utilities
    I want to get one of these, but if I do can I take it back out adn reinstall it in my new house when I move? TY
  17. Kitchen Basics
    I bought a large back of frozen chicken wings since they were on sale. The package directions say to put x amount of frozen chicken wings on a cookie sheet and bake. I have done this but since they are frozen they do not cook. Now I just defrost them before baking or deep frying them. Do...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    I now have all my backyard crops in the ground and they are up and growing. I have: tomatoes, yellow squash, black eyed peas, green beans and some scallions. I also planted two muscadine grape vines on my chain link fence. I still have two blackberry vines to get in the ground. I think I...
  19. General Chat
    As if enough wasn't enough... now our hot water heater is leaking. I had to turn it off, which slowed the leak down to next to nothing. So I turned it on thinking maybe it was a pipe or something else. Nope, it's the water heater. So I learned how to do dishes without a dishwasher and hot...
  20. Beverages
    Hot Choc mix... Recipe DescriptionI buy SF hot choc mix to put in my coffee. I googled for a recipe & found this. I tried it this morning & is delish! Preparation Steps:I used Walmart Great Value brand artificial sweetener in a bag. I also used reg instant choc pudding-could...
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