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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    30 March 2012 Wood Chip Mulch 30 March 2012 Wood Chip Mulch Wood chip mulch is available from the city. There is a half cubic yard box in the rear of the van for transportation. A stockpile is obtained for later use in the vegetable garden. My main purpose is to retain moisture. When the...
  2. Utilities
    we use propane for heat,we are planning on getting new windows soon, the window man said we would save 50% on AC and heat...not sure if this is really a reality. Anyway we pay $2.799 per gal. for propane, and spend $2500-$3000 pr. year for propane.We have access on our property for free wood for...
  3. Question and Answer
    Can anyone help in choosing a good stove?
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    14 September 2009 Wood Chip Mulch 14 September 2009 Wood Chip Mulch Over the last three years, I have become an advocate of mulch on all my garden beds. This wood mulch is supplied by the city available in one of the parks. It varies a bit in texture depending when one picks it up. In my case...
  5. General Chat
    I have Merrilat oak cabinets, over the years the grease still builds up, I wash them regularly, but I am not satisfied with the results, does anyone have any ideas on what to use on the cabinets to get the buildup removed without harming the wood?
  6. General Chat
    dh and I are still looking at houses. found one outside of the city limits, built in 1983 and it looks to have once housed a wood stove. anyone here with a wood stove that would like to share the pros and/or cons of having one? how much does it help with the electric bill?
  7. DIY
    I have an old church pew that became mildewed while living in my basement during an undiscovered humidifier leak from the humidifier attached to the furnace. We had to move and I brought the pew, but haven't had time to do more than a cursory cleaning with lemon oil, What would be the best...
  8. Utilities
    Hubby and I have *zip, zilch, nadda* experience with wood stoves. Our local TSC has some small ones for sale right now at good prices. How hard are they to install?
  9. Kitchen Basics
    ~And yet another reason to forgo processed foods and cook from scratch. Manufacturers add an ingredient called cellulose to many ready to eat items, fast food and even "diet" and "high fiber" foods. It won't kill you but it has no real nutritional value, because it's wood pulp. Yeah, the same...
  10. Question and Answer
    I've tried EVERYTHING!!! Vinegar, water, ammonia, glass cleaner, Bona, special laminate floor cleaner....the list goes on! Still I have streaky floors! It almost looks like an oily film. I had to give up my hardwood because we kept getting flooded and the laminate is much easier to...
  11. Question and Answer
    Has anyone restained wood? I have light colored coffee table,end tables and a corner cabinet that I'd like to restain a darker color... I know they need to be stripped but they have alot of nooks and crannies...Is there a spray on stripper? any advice appreciated...I priced out new ones but...
  12. Green Living
    I'm moving on to my next flooring project - getting rid of very old carpet upstairs and putting in wood floors. I found a guy on craigslist who tears down barns and sells the 100 year old wood which is in good condition but has great character. It's about $3.50 square foot - depending on how...
  13. Question and Answer
    My friend lives in Maine and has a Central boiler outdoor wood boiler for her heat and hot water..Her back up is oil... She is about to run out of wood tomorrow and is leaving for Florida in a few days... She cant figure out how to get the water out of the boiler and how to switch over to the...
  14. General Chat
    We have a smallish vermont castings wood burning stove in our family room - use to have a large one that made things much hotter ( sometimes too hot as there was no real way to control the temo ) but it not only was illgeal by new EPA standards but it wasnt working properly - leaked etc...
  15. Military Families
    Anyone at Ft Wood? We just moved here and bought a house off post.
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    the power company has been working on the power lines upgrading and turned the power off here in the mountains and it 19 outside and windy as all get out-but the old cook wood stove i just put in 2 weeks ago is really keeping the house warm about 78 degrees-i also cooked my first pan of...
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    well im back for now i just spent all day yesterday hooking the wood cook stove up i got last spring for free in the living room where i closed off the fireplace and vented the pipe into the old fireplace and boy it keeps the whole house warm and it uses less wood than the fireplace did-i found...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    8 October 2010 Wood Chip Mulch 8 October 2010 Wood Chip Mulch Nine cubic yards of slightly composted wood chip was delivered to my driveway. Cost was 15 dollars per yard. It took a day and a half to dispense in various locations in the yard by wheelbarrow. About five yards was retained for use...
  19. Home Environment
    Has anyone ever heard or tried this tip? I just read it yesterday and thought it was really bizarre. Apparently if you have scratches or dings in wood furniture, you can rub them with a piece of walnut (the inside not the shell) and they will look like they've disappeared. I don't have a...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    well as soon as i can get the tile laid in the living room i will be putting the wood cook stove i got for free. its in excellent shape for being over 100 years old. it will burn both wood or coal and being I'm in WV there wont be a problem getting coal.its got a 4 burner top plus a water...
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