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SparkPeople Home and Garden and DIY - On A Budget Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10178 Free Ebooks from Creative Homemaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64649032 Free Ebooks from Creative Homemaking <BR> <BR> I found this page while going thru Creativehomemaking.com... <BR> It's a list of the Free Ebooks from Creative Homemaking that she is offering... <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/download.<BR>shtml </link> <BR> Free Cooking and Recipe E-Books <BR> <BR> Holiday Recipes <BR> The Creative Homemaking Guide to Holiday Recipes (31 recipes). <BR> <BR> Soups &amp; Chowders <BR> The Creative Homemaking Guide to Soups &amp; Chowders (2... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:56:53 EST Tips to ripen green tomatoes and How to Prune Toma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x64593812 Tips to ripen green tomatoes and How to Prune Tomatoes <BR> <BR> Nothing says summer like ripe juicy tomatoes. When plants hang heavy with green fruit but you are restless for red, try these tips to speed up the ripening process: <BR> <BR> Tip #1: Prune plants <BR> <BR> There are two main types of tomato plants. Determinate plants grow to a point, and then flower, fruit and die. Indeterminate plants produce fruit continually until frost. <BR> Pruning plants speeds up ripening by redirecti... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:08:57 EST Tips for repelling mosquitoes this summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x64564133 Tips for repelling mosquitoes this summer <BR> <BR> Which plants repel mosquitoes? <BR> <BR> North Carolina State University Extension says that the following herbs may help to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property: <BR> •Basil <BR> •Lemongrass <BR> •Rosemary <BR> •Garlic <BR> •Citronella plant/grass (inedible) <BR> •Catnip <BR> <BR> Here is the complete article... <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/tip<BR>s-for-repelling-mosquitoes-this-summer<BR>/341719.html?omhide=... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:08:05 EST FREE Home Canning Class Fri. June 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x64552913 FREE Home Canning Class Fri. June 17 <BR> <BR> June 17th at 10 am Pacific time I'll be teaching a FREE online Live home canning class. <BR> <BR> Want to know my secret to keeping our food storage stocked, home cooked meals on the table when we're super busy, and my grocery bill down? <BR> <BR> It's all with home canning. I love having hundreds of Mason jars filled with food for my family that doesn't contain chemical preservatives, GMO ingredients, and ingredients I can't even pronounce. ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:16:51 EST Happy Birthday Canningnanny / Patti ! Had to Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64513928 Happy Birthday Canningnanny / Patti !!! Had to Do It ! :} <BR> I KNOW she will have a Wonderful Day !!! <BR> <em>246</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:52:14 EST Happy Happy Birthday Chris !!! Sugarbaby51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64498322 Good Morning and Happy Happy Birthday Chris !!! Sugarababy51 <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 07:08:29 EST How To Make Buttermilk and Sour Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64464166 How to Make Buttermilk <BR> <BR> First, let’s set the record straight– there are actually two different kinds of buttermilk: <BR> •Cultured buttermilk– this is the kind we’re making today. <BR> •Old-Fashioned or traditional buttermilk — this is the kind resulting from making butter. (Here’s how to make your own butter. ) <BR> <BR> Although you can use both types of buttermilk to make those buttermilk biscuits or pancakes, cultured buttermilk is my favorite because it is thick and creamy an... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:25:19 EST sugesstion page for Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64450494 With all the changes here on Spark, I became aware of a suggestion page.Please feel free to voice your concerns <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_s<BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 13:37:58 EST Make Your Own Homemade Garden Fungicide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x64375902 Make Your Own Homemade Garden Fungicide <BR> <BR> The basic recipe I have had success with comes from The Natural Gardener in Austin. The recipe they recommend is as follows (link to original recipe here): <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 Level teaspoons or 1 1/3 tablespoons of Baking Soda <BR> 1 teaspoon of Mild Soap (Dawn, Ivory, should be biodegradable with no phosphates) <BR> 1 gallon of Water <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Mix all ingredients thoroughly and keep agitated. The... Thu, 19 May 2016 09:08:50 EST New SparkPage Layout rolled out this morning ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64371455 New SparkPage Layout rolled out this morning ! <BR> <BR> Have you seen it yet ? If you have any questions, do ask me ! Wed, 18 May 2016 16:25:39 EST Creamy Spinach Quesadillas Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64369518 Creamy Spinach Quesadillas Recipe <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02ee3410-b803-486b-aa0e-080784ba726e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Main Dish <BR> <BR> Serves: 4-6 quesadillas <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> •4 cups spinach leaves (or other dark leafy greens of your choice), roughly chopped <BR> •½ of a medium onion, finely chopped <BR> •1 garlic clove, minced <BR> •3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil <BR> •1 medium tomato, fi... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:42:54 EST Deep Mulch Gardening with FREE EBook ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x64369458 Deep Mulch Gardening with FREE EBook ! <BR> <BR> Jill has been doing this for 3 years now and hasn't rototilled yet... <BR> Here is her post on a question and answer session... <BR> She is, also, giving you a Free Ebook Called Winning the Weed War on how to deep mulch garden... <BR> <BR> deep mulching has: <BR> •Cut my weeding time down to almost nothing <BR> •Reduced the amount of water my garden requires <BR> •Reduced the frequency I have to water <BR> •Improved my soil (there are worms e... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:34:23 EST Happy Birthday TOONIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64269234 <BR> Hi everybody, today's TOONIE's birthday. Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>ONIE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ec77665-107c-40bf-95ae-8f9d6a277ea5.jpg"> Wed, 4 May 2016 06:04:59 EST 3 Ingredient Lotion Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64256969 3 Ingredient Lotion Bars <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep time <BR> <BR> 2 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Cook time <BR> <BR> 5 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Total time <BR> <BR> 7 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> From The Made-From-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: MelissaKNorris <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •Coconut Oil (You can grab it here) <BR> •Shea Butter (this is a great price for organic shea butter and it will make tons of batches!) <BR> •Beeswax (pellets ... Mon, 2 May 2016 12:05:27 EST Magnificent May Chat !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64245816 Good Morning and Happy May 1st !!! <BR> <BR> Here are the last 2 posts of April ... <BR> <BR> LECATES... <BR> The coverage by the 2 local news stations of our greenhouse event at the school brought in a slew of customers this morning---and no help from the kids. Then went home to enjoy some time with my granddaughter. She wanted to go to the zoo but at least she allowed me an hour or so to recover from the work in the morning. It has been a busy day. <BR> <BR> <BR> VONBLACKBIRD... <BR> We... Sun, 1 May 2016 06:52:09 EST New Forum Titles !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64218036 Good Morning Everyone !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you all know that I re-did the Forums on our team page...To make more sense... <BR> <BR> They are now... <BR> <BR> DIY Home <BR> DIY Yard and Garden <BR> DIY Misc. <BR> <BR> Under each forum, there is now a Sticky thread for Your Favorite Projects. <BR> Do post your projects and add threads of things you want to start a thread for under the appropriate forum category... <BR> <BR> I hope this helps ! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:47:55 EST FREE 5 Day Pantry Makeover Emails PLUS Bonuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64197616 FREE 5 Day Pantry Makeover Emails PLUS Bonuses <BR> <BR> I just did this 5 Day Pantry Makeover and it was very enlightening... <BR> If you want to do this and get the bonuses, here is the link for you... <BR> <link>melissaknorris.com/5daypantrymakeove<BR>r </link> <BR> <BR> Click on the DOWNLOAD NOW Button and a screen will come up for you to register. <BR> Enjoy !!! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:06:56 EST 40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64153041 40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) <BR> From Instructables !!! <BR> <BR> I haven't gone thru them all, but there are some interesting hacks here... <BR> Garbage Smoothie <BR> Gatorade...H20 for your plants <BR> DIY Seed Starter Pots <BR> Etc. <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/40-Hacks-NO<BR>-Excuses/ </link> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:09:44 EST Best cough killer that you can imagine. Homemade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x64039478 Best cough killer that you can imagine. Homemade <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aae054a0-9bde-49cc-9aea-e05767cace02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When your nose is blocked and the cough sets in, most people are usually at their wit's end. You swallow medicine, gurgle specific solutions, rub ointments into your skin, and simply try everything that advertisements claim as successful. But with this little guide, you won't need to do any of that. These cough drops contain all the impo... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:47:36 EST You Gotta See This 6 Amazing Cooking Tricks Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64039291 You Gotta See This !!! 6 Amazing Cooking Tricks Video... <BR> <BR> Shell eggs in a glass jar <BR> Peel Garlic using a glass jar <BR> Take the skins off of a Kiwi using a drinking glass <BR> Slice a banana with the skins ON !!! <BR> Slice a Sweet Pepper Fast <BR> Prep a potato so its easy to peel after boiling... <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! Who Knew !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/AkroLr/videos/44958<BR>2375249683/?fref=nf </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:30:33 EST Awesome April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64023160 <BR> Hiya everybody!! I'ts me the missing team leader. I've been off on my first holiday in God only knows how many years. It's been fantastic. Also enjoying having a gorgeous man around the house ....... I can get used to this <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Would anybody be interested in seeing a few of the snaps from my holiday. It was only around my state but we saw some beautiful sights and animals <BR> <BR> Hope everybody is doing great Fri, 1 Apr 2016 06:55:06 EST FREE Live Basic Canning Workshop from Creative Ho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64015990 FREE Live Basic Canning Workshop from Creative Homemaking <BR> <BR> Canning Basics for Beginners: Boiling Water vs. Pressure Canning <BR> <BR> Next week I will be giving two free canning workshops to give you an overview of the benefits of canning and the differences between pressure canning and boiling water canning. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are two times to choose from: Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. PST and Thursday, April 7th at 6:00 p.m. PST. There will be a video replay of each work... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:49:01 EST Spring Has Sprung What DIY Plans are On Your List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x64015526 Spring Has Sprung! What DIY Plans are On Your List ? <BR> <BR> Here is a Thread so we can all share Our Projects... <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I've saved up some found things thru the winter and I can't wait to get my hands on them !!! <BR> <BR> My bench and sink are looking for a Proper spot in my garden ! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:43:08 EST Sprout Seeds Overnigh t...with Scarification! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x64000935 Sprout Seeds Overnight...with Scarification! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fab7a34f-015e-4414-be3d-0510a5a463a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/Sprout-Seed<BR>s-Overnightwith-Scarification/ </link> <BR> <BR> How would you like to sprout practically any seed overnight? Of course you would! <BR> <BR> I like to mess around with plants, but I have always had a hard time getting seeds to reliably sprout, or germinate. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was poki... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:54:25 EST Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63993793 Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on giving <BR> <BR> Growing perennial food crops in your garden provides delicious fruit, vegetables and edible flowers year after year. The majority of food plants are annuals that produce for a single season. Perennial plants are unique because they produce several seasons of crops over many years. <BR> <BR> Benefits of growing perennial food crops <BR> •Once established, perennials are very easy to maintain. Perennial food plants are not su... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:21:08 EST build a grow light system for starting seeds indoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63964759 build a grow light system for starting seeds indoors <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/327e9f66-0131-410a-85e2-2719f875c881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Seeds need light and damp, warm soil to grow indoors. If you want to start seeds indoors this spring, you’ll need an environment that provides 14-18 hours of light each day. Placing your seeds and seedlings near a south-facing window will give light throughout the daytime hours, but you’ll want to give your seeds a little extra ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:25:59 EST How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63956178 How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ingredients <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7315ea2-0363-49f1-a77b-eb9079e98efb.jpg"> <BR> After experimenting with everything from lemon peels and carrots to raspberries and grape juice, I’ve narrowed down my list to a few ingredients that consistently yield beautiful, vibrant colors. You’ll find them below along with the specific recipes I used. <BR> <BR> Pink <BR> <BR> Two cups water + two... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:51:38 EST Lunar Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63922341 Lunar Gardening <BR> <BR> <link>www.raisingjane.org/journal/48092 </link> <BR> <BR> How Fascinating !!! <BR> <BR> Do go to the link for explanation and pictures and a Chart !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58595983-77c0-400e-953d-4a914615a33e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f5a7d5b-492c-45c6-888a-a9168afb0515.jpg"> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:49:34 EST Philadelphia Flower Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63917112 Did anybody make it to the show this year? The theme was National Parks. Zion, Grand Canyon, Valley Forge to name a few. I've worked the show for the past... I don't know... 15 years or so. I really liked the theme, but was a bit disappointed in the exhibits. I wish they had been more grand, I guess. And colorful. Just not a ton of flowers/color this year. <BR> Last year was "Disney Movies", and I knew that would be a hard one to follow up. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:25:34 EST What is Hypertufa? Here's How to Make One ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63906785 What is Hypertufa? Here's How to Make One ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5cf212d-8ad6-41c0-bc6e-ed2e5446286b.png"> <BR> <BR> Hypertufa is an anthropic (manmade) rock, originally invented for use in alpine gardens. Kind of like concrete, but much lighter and more porous, hypertufa is easy to mold into different shapes before it cures and hardens. Hypertufa is made by mixing equal parts perlite (volcanic glass), peat moss, Portland cement, and water. The materials a... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:34:51 EST Homemade Vaseline and Neosporin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63898302 <BR> Homemade Vaseline by Rachel Paxton <BR> <BR> During the coldest months of the year, it's easy to go through a lot of vaseline to soothe chapped skin or lips. Did you know you can make your own vaseline? It is all natural and chemical free! <BR> <BR> <BR> homemade vaselineYou only need a few simple ingredients to make your own vaseline. If you are already making your own home remedies, like this homemade Neosporin, you may already have all of these ingredients already on hand. <B... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:40:56 EST 6 of the Best & Easy Garden Tool Rack You Can Make http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63843676 6 of the Best &amp; Easy Garden Tool Rack You Can Make from Recycled Materials <BR> <BR> Is it the mess in your garage or garden shed? It’s still winter, and maybe it’s time to take the decision to organize all your tools and be ready for the coming spring! You will find below six ideas of easy garden tool racks you can make from recycled or upcycled materials. So, to recover some organization and quickly find your garden tools when the sun and the heat will be back, take some inspiration :)... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 20:04:45 EST 8 Tips to Grow Grocery Store Ginger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63809232 8 Tips to Grow Grocery Store Ginger <BR> <BR> <link>preparednessmama.com/grow-grocery-st<BR>ore-ginger/ </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7c43849-4012-435c-b8b0-a1746908fc34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can grow your own ginger <BR> <BR> Fresh ginger is almost always on my grocery list, we use quite a bit of it for cooking and cold remedies. About a month ago I happened to take a good look at the ginger on the counter and it looked like it was beginning to grow. Li... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 09:14:27 EST 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63801037 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden <BR> <BR> This post is for the garlic lovers – or those who aren’t sure if they like garlic but do like to use natural and organic practices in their gardens. It turns out that this fragrant bulb is good for more than just cooking, and can be a real helpmate around the yard and garden. So – without further ado – 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden and Yard. <BR> <BR> #1 – Use Garlic to Protect Fruit Trees <BR> <BR> Garlic planted at the base of fruit tre... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 09:10:51 EST Magnificant March Chat !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63800201 Sorry Jules...I started a new March Thread for you ! Hope this is OK with You !!! <BR> Just make it a sticky ! :} <BR> <BR> Hi All... <BR> Welcome to the Great Month of March !!! <BR> Why you ask ??? <BR> Because we are now 18 days a way from the First Day of Spring !!! <em>244</em> <BR> I say this as I watch another round of Pretty Snow falling and blanketing our yard... <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2016 07:17:36 EST Garden Planning Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63782132 I need help for gardening planning! I live in Upstate NY, and I know I need to start seeds sometime soon but not sure when. Can anyone help? Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:54:07 EST Homemade “Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning Blend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63775486 Homemade “Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning Blend <BR> Found on thenourishinghome <BR> <BR> Yield: 1/3 cup <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp paprika <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp sea salt <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp onion powder <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> <BR> * 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> <BR> * 1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy, use more) <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> 1. In a small bowl, add ... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:01:01 EST DIY Rustic Shutters for $10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63760687 DIY Rustic Shutters for $10 <BR> <BR> How Cute are These ??? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07daf659-b88e-460c-ba94-afd3171a7eb3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For instructions, go to this link... <BR> <link>designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca/2013/<BR>10/diy-rustic-shutters-for-10.html </link> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:45:33 EST Growing Onions From Seed – 5 Tips for a Great Harv http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63721655 Growing Onions From Seed – 5 Tips for a Great Harvest <BR> <BR> Growing onions from seed can seem a little intimidating, but it’s really not much fuss at all. For years I just settled for whatever onion sets were available from the hardware store, but I’ve become an onion seed believer. Now my first seeds planted for the season are my onions, and the boys and I grow several hundred of these beauties every year, many of which go into homemade salsa and spaghetti sauce. <BR> <BR> Growing Oni... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:54:38 EST DIY Soil Block Maker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63694141 DIY Soil Block Maker <BR> <BR> I’ve been hearing some buzz lately… <BR> <BR> …about these handy-dandy soil block thingies that people are using to start their seeds. <BR> <BR> I’ve been pretty loyal to my nifty little newspaper pots for a while now, but being the nosy curious homesteader that I am, I just had to check out these new pots on the block. (Sorry… I couldn’t help myself) :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My initial detective work led me to this soil block maker on Amazon for $30 (a... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:27:21 EST Make Your Own Corn Syrup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63686553 Make Your Own Corn Syrup <BR> <BR> I was just watching a video from Bev on Ourhalfacrehomestead and she was talking about the extremely high price of organic non GMO etc. corn syrup in Canada ! <BR> <BR> One of her followers suggested that she make her own !!! I didn't know you could make your own !!! <BR> Here is the recipe... <BR> <BR> 2 cups sugar <BR> 1/2 t cream of tarter <BR> you add enough water to dissolve it in a pan. <BR> Use a candy thermometer and boil scrapping the crystals... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:00:32 EST joegarde ner.com/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63680346 joegardener.com/ <BR> <BR> Joe Lampl of grow a greener world is launching a new website in July, Called Joegardener... <BR> Do sign up as he will be releasing a free ebook on how to get your garden ready shortly to those that have signed up for his new web sight ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>joegardener.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a video that will help explain it better ! <BR> <link>vimeo.com/155413026/4a894f8f3c </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:31:02 EST Creating an Cottage Style Edible Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63672578 Creating an Cottage Style Edible Garden <BR> By Livinghomegrown.com <BR> <BR> Learn simple steps for creating an edible garden that is as gorgeous as it is productive. <BR> <BR> If you follow me, you know that I pack a lot of edibles in my 1/10th of an acre, city landscape here in Los Angeles. But I don’t plant those edibles in the usual way. <BR> <BR> I use basic design principles to create a gorgeous cottage garden look – instead of farm-style rows. <BR> <BR> It’s the way I have always... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:24:40 EST Decluttering Your Home Room By Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63660747 Decluttering Your Home Room By Room <BR> <BR> Our emotions are so wrapped up in our stuff that decluttering your home can be a stressful task. One might think we’re being asked to throw out a child instead of just tossing a book, blanket, can of paint or some old spices. I say this halfway joking but decluttering your home really can be serious for some people – no, for most people. We come up with all kinds of excuses and explanations about why we need to keep these things: <BR> <BR> Now ... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:17:37 EST Build Your Own DIY Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63576370 <BR> <BR> Here's the plans to build your own DIY island, doesn't appear too hard either <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/kitchen/island/diy-islan<BR>d/?sssdmh=dm17.872529&amp;esrc=nwkbi02<BR>0116 </link> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:02:04 EST Fabulous February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63576369 <BR> <BR> Hi there everybody, here's a new chat thread for February <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been MIA here, still getting my 'stuff' together so to speak Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:00:18 EST The best way to store fresh herbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63554113 came across an interesting way to help store fresh herbs <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2015/04/the-best<BR>-way-to-store-fresh-herbs-parsley-cila<BR>ntro-dill-basil.html </link> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:40:47 EST How to store fruits and veggies to last longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63536328 Withe price of food so high came across this interesting article that tells you what to do to get the maximum value for your produce..... plus it looks like it would print out nice to put up for handy reference. <BR> <BR> <link>www.gardeningchannel.com/how-to-stor<BR>e-fruits-vegetables-to-last/ </link> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:37:41 EST Happy Birthday YARELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63511680 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody, today's YARELL's birthday. Let's hope Leslie has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=YA<BR>RELL </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/702c0cd3-52ca-4eb4-a855-2768f9616d8d.jpg"> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:35:42 EST Garden Crop Rotation – A Simple System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63481712 Garden Crop Rotation – A Simple System <BR> <BR> I got this in an email this morning and I think it's the Simplest System to follow for crop rotation...It even explains the reasons why !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I’m Lesa from Better Hens and Gardens. When “getting back to basics”, one of the easiest ways to start is by growing your own food. Then you know exactly what’s in it, it’s tastier than grocery store varieties, it costs less, and the process is rewarding. <BR> <BR> By growing your ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:04:49 EST Going organic this spring? Tips and tools to help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63456481 Going organic this spring? Tips and tools to help you grow <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/goi<BR>ng-organic-this-spring-tips-and-tools-<BR>to-help-you-grow/309093.html?utm_sourc<BR>e=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;utm_campaign=002c<BR>35a5d6-E_newsletter_1_18_16&amp;utm_me<BR>dium=email&amp;utm_term=0_23b488519b-002c35a5d6-80608469 </link> <BR> Most people know organic gardening rejects synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, but that’s not all there is to growing organic. <BR>... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:29:55 EST Recordkeeping for the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63456439 Recordkeeping for the garden <BR> From Farm and Dairy <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/rec<BR>ordkeeping-for-the-garden/311117.html </link> <BR> Before you prepare your spring garden, plan to keep records of what varieties you plant, how you plant them and what you’re learning as you garden. In later years, you can look back at your garden records and decide what to change or keep the same. <BR> <BR> Garden recordkeeping can include sketches of your garden space, list... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:25:59 EST Canning Granny DIY Dry Mixes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63438339 Canning Granny DIY Dry Mixes <BR> <BR> Is everyone getting the emails from the Canning Granny on her DIY Dry Mixes ??? <BR> She posts a new recipe each day and sends an email... <BR> <BR> Including...Salad Dressings, cake mixes, hot cocoa mix, gravy etc.... <BR> If not, Do sign up for her emails....She's <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> ***When You open the link, Scroll down the page to see that previous days of recipes... <BR> <BR> <link>canninggranny.blogspot.com/ </link> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:37:13 EST Does Anyone Do Home Improvement Here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63429492 I am seeing most of the posts about small projects, decor, etc, which is great too, but I am wondering if there are any home improvement people here?? I do almost everything myself, with backup from DH for heavy lifting and demolition. I watched people do things and then started to do it myself because I can't see paying someone to so something I can do in 15 minutes and a $10 part and they charge $175!! No thank you! I will do it and find a way! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 04:49:42 EST Newcomers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x63425003 Welcome to all newcomers! If you need any help navigating the site or general questions. I would be happy to try and help you. <BR> <BR> This is a interesting team for all kinds of things do it yourself at home and in the garden. <BR> We welcome anyone with fresh ideas or things to share with the group. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to contact me if you want direction. All the leaders here are VERY helpful. <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking! AND DIY ! Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:25:54 EST Newbie here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x63416398 Hello all! So after being on this site off and on for a few years, I'm actually going to use a lot of it, instead of just the recipes. <BR> As many other women, baby fat is difficult to lose. I'll be turning 40 in six months and trying to get a few sizes smaller. <BR> I'm going a different route than others on here though. I'm trying for the low-carb thing. This is a life style change, not just a 6 month diet. I have a stupid auto immune disease and am unable to exercise, so I need to chang... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:58:03 EST DIY...Aloe Vera Face Cream Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x63415724 DIY...Aloe Vera Face Cream Recipe <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2016/01/<BR>aloe-face-cream-recipe.html </link> <BR> Aloe Vera Face Cream Recipe <BR> Author: Noelle Tarr/The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: DIY Beauty <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •1 cup aloe vera gel <BR> •½ cup coconut oil <BR> •2 tablespoons jojoba oil <BR> •1.5 tablespoons beeswax pastilles (Can also use ¾th of a 1 oz bar of beeswax, diced finely or grated) <BR> •5-8 drops essential oil like lavender o... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:38:57 EST DIY Healing Hand Salve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63407001 DIY Healing Hand Salve <BR> <BR> This is a new recipe from me and a must have for the winter. You can find a lot more on my website Simple Life Mom. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 cup olive oil <BR> <BR> 3/4 cup shea butter <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsp beeswax <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp cocoa butter <BR> <BR> 20 drops essential oils <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> In a double boiler (I use a glass measuring cup in a saucepan of water), combine olive oil, shea butter, beeswax, and cocoa butter. <BR> Remove f... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:46:36 EST Tips for ordering from seed catalogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63398060 Tips for ordering from seed catalogs <BR> from Farm and Dairy <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/tip<BR>s-for-ordering-from-seed-catalogs/3090<BR>61.html?utm_source=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;<BR>utm_campaign=e85b7d3959-E_newsletter_1<BR>_11_16&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_te<BR>rm=0_23b488519b-e85b7d3959-80608469 </link> <BR> Seed ordering tips <BR> <BR> Everyone’s garden is different. Before you order seeds, keep these tips in mind: <BR> <BR> 1.Order early. To ensure that you ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:03:07 EST Back to Basics Guide PLUS DIY RECIPES !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63325869 Back to Basics Guide PLUS DIY RECIPES !!! <BR> <BR> <link>backtobasicsbundle.com/wp-content/up<BR>loads/Back_To_Basics_Living_Quick_Star<BR>t_Guide.pdf?inf_contact_key=69cc952afa<BR>8255f2f4095876a6908853ce4020598cd7c0d4<BR>0281510256ed80c1 </link> <BR> <BR> Back To Basics Living <BR> Homemade Cleaners <BR> <BR> Vegetable Wash <BR> <BR> 1 C Distilled Water <BR> 1 C Vinegar <BR> 1 T Baking Soda <BR> Place in spray bottle and use as necessary. <BR> <BR> Furniture Polish <BR> <BR> 1 C ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:07:20 EST Joyous January Chatter !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63316810 Good Morning and Happy New Year !!! I'm Back !!! <BR> <BR> Just got back from Raleigh on New Years Eve !!! Had a Blast with the Grands !!! <BR> Temps were in the 50's to 70's and wonderful !!! Now back to the 20's here at home ! <BR> I can't believe I didn't even gain a pound over the holidays !!! <em>334</em> <BR> Well, I quit smoking on New Years Eve at Noon !!! So far so Good ! Not one puff and it's day 3...My biggest fear is gaining weight after quitting smoking !!! :{ <BR> I've ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:27:14 EST Hi! Returning Member From Upstate NY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x63316436 I was a member of SP a few years ago, and now I have returned after buying a cute 1850's house! I love it, and the things I want to do are to de-modernize it if that makes sense? They went way too far with it in the 80's, and I need to bring it a bit back...to antique looking!! Because it is an antique house!! I am starting by replacing fixtures as I can with aged bronze or brass, the darker period looking things anyway! I also hope to bring the other things moe in line with the period a... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:05:57 EST Chef's is Going Out of Business !!! Up to 90% OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63303072 Chef's is Going Out of Business !!! Up to 90% OFF <BR> <BR> <link>www.chefscatalog.com/catalog/sale-it<BR>ems.aspx?sourcecode=GW2EM9590 </link> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:05:57 EST New to you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x63302816 New to this forum, and recommitting to Spark. <BR> I'm an avid DIYer, both in and out of the house. Looking forward to swiping your ideas! Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:32:42 EST How To Make Lighted Christmas Presents for Outdoor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x63215645 How To Make Lighted Christmas Presents for Outdoors <BR> <BR> <link>diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2012/1<BR>2/how-to-make-lighted-christmas-presen<BR>ts.html </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52724b62-f222-4b29-8589-cbff9e047ef0.jpg"> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:55:17 EST Hydrogen Peroxide Magic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63202873 Hydrogen Peroxide Magic! <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2015/11<BR>/hydrogen-peroxide-magic.html </link> <BR> She Wrote... <BR> <BR> Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean“…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile! <BR> <BR> B... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:24:57 EST Christmas Village Ladder !!! AWESOME Idea !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x63195312 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cabc39e3-3463-4035-a036-5f97a2d55644.jpg"> <BR> When next you find an old ladder at a garage sale, grab it!! <BR> Put a coat of paint on it... Run some boards across the steps... Welcome your new Christmas Village Scene! I love this!! <BR> To Bad I sold all of my Village buildings and accessories !!! :{ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:57:01 EST Gifts from the Kitchen – Infused Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63181927 Gifts from the Kitchen – Infused Vinegar <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c5d61a0-8d07-4bfe-b3ea-a579514f7dd1.jpg"> <BR> One of the most informative links on making infused vinegars... <BR> Including recipes, ratios, combinations, storing...etc. <BR> <BR> You can infuse vinegar with just about any combination of herbs, fruits, veggies and spices that you can think of. Consider combinations like basil &amp; oregano, garlic and rosemary, lemon and dill, apple and cinnam... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:16:35 EST 2 DIY Gift that are Easy to Make !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63181783 2 DIY Gift that are Easy to Make !!! From Living Homegrown... <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/easy-homemad<BR>e-gifts/?utm_source=Living+Homegrown+N<BR>ewsletter&amp;utm_campaign=ace69b1565-<BR>ManualRSS_Newsletter_12%2F13%2F15&amp;<BR>utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_4531d2<BR>0179-ace69b1565-113104189&amp;ct=t(Man<BR>ualRSS_Newsletter_12/13/15) </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Home Fragrance Kit <BR> <BR> If you create a kit, you are creating the gift of fragrance for your reci... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:54:03 EST Growing Potatoes In Containers - BIG Harvest ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63146857 Growing Potatoes In Containers - BIG Harvest ! Video... <BR> <BR> Watch this method of growing potatoes and a big harvest - in containers with a well draining potting mix like ProMix HP or a mix of Peat Moss and Perlitte. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=XahkgvNmzkk </link> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 06:53:43 EST Roasting Chestnuts !!! OH YUMMMM !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63143269 Roasting Chestnuts <BR> <BR> You’ve heard them sung about and you’ve probably seen them every year in the produce department around the holidays, but what how do you actually roast chestnuts? The process of roasting chestnuts doesn’t actually involve an “open fire” as the song suggests, your oven will do just fine. Roasting chestnuts is a simple and fun holiday activity and my just become a part of your holiday tradition. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e3d2d6c-d7d5-4e... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:10:22 EST A Few Christmas Ideas !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x63133698 A framed Christmas Tree made from vintage hankies... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1ef1c16-6da6-4e57-9985-205201a5fd1c.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/pin/44395647574733<BR>3904/?utm_campaign=bprecs&amp;e_t=0f45<BR>9531e76947508998a57134e027d4&amp;utm_c<BR>ontent=443956475747333904&amp;utm_sour<BR>ce=31&amp;utm_term=3&amp;utm_medium=2004 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Stocking made from vintage quilts and embroidered table runner... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 09:46:00 EST Chef's Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63126248 Chef's Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, 21 Quart... <BR> <BR> Chef's Catalog has the Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, 21-quart on Sale for 79.95 PLUS FREE Shipping !!! <BR> This is the BEST price I've ever seen...Usually sells for 149.95... <BR> It's been on my wish list for a long time now...So I bought myself my Christmas Gift !!! :} <BR> <link>www.chefscatalog.com/product/31481-b<BR>all-freshtech-electric-water-bath-cann<BR>er-21-quart.aspx </link> <BR> Also, on Ama... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 07:46:21 EST I have some Sad News for Jules...Flow rdalejewel.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63119243 I have some Sad News for Jules...Flowerdalejewel...Our Leader ! <BR> This is the email I received this morning !!! <BR> I'm sure she can use our support today ! <BR> <BR> Patti, <BR> <BR> I don't know if you saw on FB, but my brother Steven had a heart attack this morning and passed away. <BR> <BR> It was a shock really, I just wasn't expecting anything like this to happen at home. <BR> <BR> I probably will be back to Sparks soon, I don't know I'm really not sure what I'm doing at the ... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 07:31:08 EST Delightful December Chat Thread !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63096589 Well, December is Already Here and Time to Create and Bake and Buy and Wrap and Share Our Time with Family and Friends !!! <BR> Enjoy Our New Month !!! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:25:12 EST Our Life In Old Pictures. How Many Do You Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63063335 Our Life In Old Pictures. How Many Do You Remember? - <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! I Remember 99% of These !!! <BR> <link>www.roncaskey.com/articles/Our-Life-<BR>in-old-Pictures.-How-Many-Do-You-Remem<BR>ber.php </link> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:22:29 EST FREE Simple Soup Ebook from SimplyCa ning.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x63044785 FREE Simple Soup Ebook from SimplyCanning.com <BR> <BR> Hi All <BR> I got this email a few minutes ago and thought you would like this FREE Ebook Called Simple Soups from Simply Canning.com <BR> Here is the email...Don't Forget to use the code Thanks at checkout ! <BR> <BR> Hello Patti, <BR> <BR> Today's e-mail is going to be super short! Yay. <BR> <BR> It is the week of Thanksgiving in the US so we have been reflecting on life and blessings and yes even challenges. I want to t... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:23:49 EST 21 Day New Member Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x63041588 21 Day New Member Challenge <BR> <BR> This is a GREAT Challenge to learn about what SparkPeople has to offer, how to track Nutrition and Fitness and the how to navigate the Site. <BR> You will get an email each day that will take you to your Challenge Page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=6 </link> <BR> <BR> There are other Challenges on the Challenge Central Page...Including one for Stepping into the Holidays 30 day Challenge... <BR> <... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:55:33 EST How can I repackage relish? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62956321 Hubby brought home a HUGE jar of pickle relish -- a GALLON of it -- we go through a lot because we eat a lot of hamburgers so he thought it would be a better deal. <BR> But the thing doesn't fit in the fridge so I'm going to have to repackage it... or ??? <BR> <BR> Can I freeze relish do you think? <BR> <BR> Or can I can it somehow? <BR> <BR> I don't do much canning since I got a ceramic-top stove and they say not to use a canner on it so I don't even have a pressure canner anymore. <B... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:24:20 EST Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x62946596 Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy <BR> <BR> For all of the people celebrating Thanksgiving this month !!! Or a recipe to keep and use for beef, chicken etc. just substitute some beef or chicken in place of the turkey wings !!! :} <BR> <BR> <BR> Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep <BR> 20 m <BR> <BR> Cook <BR> 1 h 55 m <BR> <BR> Ready In <BR> 2 h 15 m <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe By:Chef John <BR> <BR> "This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:54:16 EST 39 Ways To Reuse, Restyle Old T-Shirts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x62941572 39 Ways To Reuse, Restyle, And Rewear Your Old T-Shirts (Complete with the link for instructions ) <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/sewstacie/39-ways-t<BR>o-reuse-restyle-and-rewear-your-old-t-<BR>s-9gri </link> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 12:29:46 EST Making Compost Black Gold for Your Organic Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62939219 I was just searching the web for Compost Recipes and came across this article... <BR> <BR> Making Compost - Black Gold for Your Organic Garden <BR> <BR> It has everything you would ever want to know about making and keeping a compost pile/container... <BR> <BR> <link>www.dummies.com/how-to/content/makin<BR>g-compost-black-gold-for-your-organic-<BR>garden.html </link> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:11:19 EST 10 Christmas Craft Projects Made Out Of TP Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62931495 10 Christmas Craft Projects Made Out Of Upcycled Toilet Paper Rolls <BR> <BR> What a Fun and Creative bunch of Ideas !!! <BR> From Advent Calendars, Village Buildings, Reindeer, Ornaments...Etc.... <BR> Who Knew ??? <BR> <BR> <link>www.recyclart.org/2013/12/christmas-<BR>crafts-projects-made-toilet-paper-rolls/ </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 07:14:00 EST Honey Caramel Corn Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62902084 Honey Caramel Corn Recipe <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Prep time: 10 mins <BR> <BR> Cook time: 5 mins <BR> <BR> Total time: 15 mins <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels <BR> •½ cup butter or coconut oil <BR> •½ cup honey <BR> •½ cup sucanat OR brown sugar <BR> •Pinch sea salt <BR> •½ teaspoon baking soda <BR> •1 teaspoon vanilla <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> 1.Pop the popcorn and place it in a large bowl. <BR> 2.I always grab a bigger bowl tha... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:29:05 EST Thoughtful November Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62874825 Hi All and Welcome to our November Chat Thread !!! <BR> <BR> We All have So Much to be Thankful For !!! <BR> <BR> Our Veterans and Our Families !!! Plus SOOO Much More !!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy Our New Month !!! <BR> <BR> I thought it was important to carry over a few of the last posts from October !!! <BR> <BR> From CANTATA... <BR> Folks, I've been really struggling with a decision all week. It finally occurred to me that if I was struggling that much, then I definitely shouldn't continue it... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:25:26 EST 20 EASY Fall Soups Ready in 30 Minutes or Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62853939 I got this email this morning !!! <BR> Soup must be the HOT Topic these days !!! And Should Be !!! It's Cold Outside !!! <BR> <BR> 20 EASY Fall Soups Ready in 30 Minutes or Less <BR> <BR> Check out the Cream of Mushroom soup Here...YUUUMMMM.... <BR> No Canning Instructions but you can figure that part out...Just leave out the Dairy ! <BR> <link>dish.allrecipes.com/easy-fall-soups-<BR>ready-in-30-minutes/?ms=1&amp;prop25=1<BR>71076029&amp;prop26=HealthyBites&amp;p<BR>rop27=2015-10-28&amp... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:18:01 EST Happy Birthday Cindi...LIK ETHEPHOENIX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62838407 Happy Happy Birthday Cindi !!! <BR> Do Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:14:15 EST Canning Granny Soups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62792217 Canning Granny Soups <BR> <BR> Hi All I know it's getting to be Soup Season and Canning Granny has been sending a daily email with all kinds of soup recipes and How To Can Them ... <BR> I thought you would like to get these emails and try some new soup ideas... <BR> Today is cream of Celery... <BR> You get the recipe and how to Can It !!! <BR> <BR> <link>canninggranny.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Cream of Celery Soup <BR> <BR> Makes 5 pints <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1/3... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:51:47 EST DIY Hanging Light Fixtures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x62746914 DIY Hanging Light Fixtures <BR> Here are 2 links... <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/cindyhart21/diy~li<BR>ght-fixtures/ </link> <BR> And... <BR> <link>www.diyinspired.com/upcycled-lightin<BR>g-ideas/ </link> <BR> <BR> I, personally, like this one !!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9ecb457-7e61-4fa1-ba69-d928cd919c03.jpg"> <BR> AND This One !!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10199af3-8a16-4a87-b01e-83bb1533fba1.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.diyinspi... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:14:33 EST How To Make a Display Plate for Invitations Etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x62738735 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2bf5c70-ef9b-445b-88af-2ab8ec531c9f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45de44ed-db47-4083-81c9-eaa586579ee8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d8938eb-c590-4b1a-b2b8-8e3ae141eb56.JPG"> <BR> Here are a few of the Wedding Invitation Plates that I had made in the past...The last picture, I made yesterday ! <BR> You can make these plates for any occasion...Wedding Invites, Baby Announc... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:45:21 EST Creative Homemaking Halloween Recipes and Crafts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62730316 FREE E-Book from Creative Homemaking... <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Halloween Recipes and Crafts <BR> <BR> Every once in a while, Rachel Paxton, offers one of her E-Books for FREE... <BR> FREE HALLOWEEN KINDLE E-BOOK <BR> <BR> Download Creative Homemaking's newest e-book for your Kindle this week for FREE! This e-book contains all of Creative Homemaking's favorite Halloween recipes and crafts. <BR> <BR> Find out how to make gooey monster eye cookies, pumpkin cheesecake brownies, mo... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:05:56 EST DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x62730214 DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls <BR> <BR> Here is a way to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Below are instructions for your very own autumn leaf bowl, perfect for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/2012/10<BR>/25/diy-autumn-leaf-bowls </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7dd19e7-ccf7-4efe-977e-ae5b535fce86.jpg"> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:54:36 EST 21 Pumpkin Sweets & Halloween Treats Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62714231 I just got this email for 21 Pumpkin Sweets & Halloween Treats Recipes... <BR> Some Great Pumpkin recipes !!! And other fun treats !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kitchme.com/the-dish/21-pumpkin-<BR>sweets-halloween-treats-recipes/?plid=<BR>EM_PROMO_KITCHME&crid=EM_101115_KitchM<BR>e&utm_source=EM_PROMO_KITCHME&utm_medi<BR>um=email&utm_campaign=EM_101115_KitchMe </link> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:24:22 EST New To the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x62711958 Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Cindi. I'm a single mom with 3 adult children, (2 living at home). I work as a hospice aide and am hoping to start nursing school in September. I am looking forward to getting to know you all :) Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:32:40 EST How To. Glass Plate Flower Garden/Yard Sun Catcher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x62674099 "How To" Make a Glass Plate Flower Garden/Yard Art Sun Catcher <BR> <BR> I am saving old plates and bowls to make Flower sun catchers ... <BR> Here is a link for the "How To"...I'm sure there are more tutorials on the web ! <BR> <link>concretenprimroses.blogspot.ca/2009/<BR>11/plate-flower-tutorial-part-1.html </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f17048d6-d3a4-4ff1-a8ed-55f3f1a00999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb2e02ab-8254-4... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:04:47 EST Random Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62665613 Random Kindness <BR> <BR> Post any acts of kindness that you performed for anyone other than yourself recently. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took 2 cases of my canned goods to the nuns at Villa Maria Convent in PA. to Enjoy ! <BR> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:14:43 EST Happy Birthday Kim...KIM22211 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62641798 Happy Birthday Kim ! Have Yourself a Wonderfully Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:50:47 EST Ominus October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62632768 What a Great Idea and I bet that chicken tasted wonderful !!! <BR> <BR> I got 3 10Lb bags of chicken at 3.90 each...30 lbs for under 12.00 !!! :} <BR> Here is the video I just watched on how to can raw chicken ! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtThoyRDRrs </link> <BR> <BR> Made 2 apple blueberry pies yesterday ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97d94d37-cd7a-4d79-9c57-6bc480373494.JPG"> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:27:43 EST How to Can Plain Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62608055 Now that I have a bushel of FREE Apples, I thought I would Put them Up Plain and then I can make what ever I want later ! <BR> Here is a recipe for canning plain apples.... <BR> <BR> I have a battery operated apple peeler that works like a charm ! <BR> <BR> Canning Apples <BR> <BR> www.simplycanning.com/canning-apples.html <BR> <BR> Canning Apples <BR> <BR> Jona-Golds are what we use for canning apples. But there are MANY varieties that will work. Gala, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp…..mmmm... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:20:48 EST Happy Birthday LEW0213 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62510668 <BR> Hi everybody, today's LEW0213's birthday. Let's hope Linda has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>W0213 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1baa2f58-ce9e-48e0-8706-528ced864d4f.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:48:34 EST Happy Birthday OZARKMARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62493202 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is OZARKMARY's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OZ<BR>ARKMARY </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b17a55d1-68a7-4762-bb2f-7f9f77bee16d.jpg"> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 22:24:46 EST Happy Birthday FLOWERDALEJEWEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62432831 <BR> Hi everyone today is FLOWERDALEJEWEL's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>OWERDALEJEWEL </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f7f7b2e-9e1e-4afa-a2af-63920f1557f4.jpg"> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:22:58 EST Create Your Own Frozen Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62426361 Create Your Own Frozen Dinners <BR> <BR> A SpakPeople Article... <BR> <BR> You're busy. Whether you work full-time, attend college, care for a loved one, run a household—or all of the above—you don’t always have time to make yourself nutritious meals. Like many people who want to eat healthy on a budget, you probably rely on those handy frozen entrees to fill the gap. After all, they seem like a bargain compared to going out for lunch every day. <BR> <BR> But if you do the math, you're pro... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 08:37:44 EST Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62410312 Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk <BR> <BR> Hi All <BR> I found this SP Article and found it very interesting !!! <BR> I never thought that your shape could show your health risks ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> What shape are you ??? <BR> <BR> Use the calculator to find out... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula<BR>tor_waist.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just enter your waist and hip measurements to find out... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 06:14:21 EST 40+ Ways to Preserve Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62402819 40+ Ways to Preserve Tomatoes <BR> <BR> From The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> You will see ideas for Canning, Drying, Fermenting, Freezing and making condiments ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/08/<BR>ways-to-preserve-tomatoes.html </link> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:27:15 EST Domino Sugar Give Away / Free Ebook Southern Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62393018 Domino Sugar Give Away / Free Ebook Southern Sweets <BR> <BR> Win a trip to Charleston SC. !!!! <BR> <BR> Stroll the streets of beautiful Charleston, SC on this VIP Getaway <BR> 5 Grand Prize Winners will receive... Round-trip airfare for two to Charleston, SC <BR> 5 days, 4 nights in the charming luxury of The Restoration on King Hotel <BR> A VIP culinary experience with chefs <BR> Nick Stellino Bob Waggoner <BR> <BR> Private tours and dinners at historic homes and sites: Boone Hal... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:03:34 EST Spectacular September Chat Line !!! :} http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62392836 Hi and Welcome to Our New September Chat Line !!! <BR> <BR> I've been SOOO busy with getting my yard sale ready...2 more days and way to much to get out there and priced...Plus all of Betty's things ! <BR> I'm getting rid of a lot of books...Yep Ebay was Way TO Much Work with not much results ! <BR> <BR> The doors on my hutch won't close now that I have them painted, so my BIL is going to come over and plane them down and I will have to repaint the edges once they are done ! <BR> <BR> Pick... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:35:51 EST Happy Birthday Tonia ...TFANDCD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62327699 Another Year Older and Another Year Wiser !!! <BR> Have a Wonderfully Special Day, Tonia !!!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:19:15 EST thankfully not a USA problem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62314969 I caught this article online and immediately thought of you Flowerdale! <BR> <BR> I could not imagine having a SNAKE problem in my attic! LOL Rats and bats maybe even a racoon, but never a snake, let alone 4 of them!!!! seriously would gross me out, they are HUGE! <BR> <BR> Thank God they are not venomous! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-320<BR>4862/A-family-Queensland-s-northern-be<BR>aches-shocked-discover-four-scrub-pyth<BR>ons-fighting-breeding-rights-roof.html<BR>... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:07:57 EST The Importance of Water for Bees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62313549 The Importance of Water for Bees <BR> <BR> I know this is kind of off any of our topics...BUT...It is SOOO important that we all do our part to help the Pollinators survive and thrive these days !!! <BR> Notice in the pictures and videos that there is a link between the rim of the birdbaths and a rock or something for them to land on !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.growingagreenerworld.com/the-imp<BR>ortance-of-water-for-bees/ </link> <BR> <BR> “Domesticated honey bees like the ones in the vi... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:30:30 EST Happy Birthday GINIEMIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62281598 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is GINIEMIE's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= GINIEMIE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e0007b5-5982-493a-a7aa-a76fd797d04c.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:47:46 EST Using What You Have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x62277079 When I had a place to keep it in a garage or utility room, I kept my gardening stuff in plastic drawer sets. I had two small 3-drawer units and 1 large 3-drawer unit. Of course, I have much more than that, but that was the bulk of the smaller things. <BR> <BR> I bought a plastic shelving unit to keep my shade plants indoors, because right now, I have no shade outdoors. I was trying to figure out how to extend my storage space in the pantry, because I like to stockpile dry and canned goods wh... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:35:45 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x62259701 Hi <BR> My name is Marge and I have been with Spark people off and on over the last few years. I have realized I need to get serious and begin a new healthy life style. I enjoy cooking, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, and want to teach myself to quilt when I retire in a few weeks.i also hope to work on some projects around the house to. I love doing things and seeing the finished project. I always say working on projects keeps my sanity. Lol. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know all... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:12:18 EST Southern-style Crab Cakes Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x62251995 When I was in Charleston So. Carolina in 2005 for my Step Daughters Wedding, I attended a cooking class that made crab cakes... <BR> I'm usually NOT a fan of them as they usually use that aweful, fishy flavored crab meat ! <BR> This is made with just lump crab (as in the class) and they were just simply wonderful ! <BR> Here is a recipe that comes closest to the class recipe ! <BR> Enjoy !!! <BR> <BR> Valley Green's Southern-style Crab Cakes <BR> <BR> By Cindy DeVore valleygreennaturals <B... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:54:07 EST Happy Birthday MZDOOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62251931 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is MZDOOR 's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= MZDOOR </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9041eeb0-5fd0-4375-a332-9ae0d938d627.jpg"> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:47:48 EST Happy Birthday Carol... FASDAIDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62251797 Happy Birthday Carol and Welcome to Our Team !!! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a Very Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:31:23 EST 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins...I'd add walnuts, to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62243819 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins...I'd add walnuts, too ! :} <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59b80028-3a31-4a92-a866-ee34e3886f0c.jpg"> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 06:53:14 EST How to Get Rid of Tomato Blight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62235830 How to Get Rid of Tomato Blight <BR> <BR> If it is only one plant that has blight I would pull it up. Blight spreads really easily through touch. This could be your hands, or insects going from one plant to another. After touching the plant that is affected, make sure to wash your hands really well with soap and water so that it does not spread further. If it is on several plants, you will want to remove all of the leaves and branches that are affected making sure to not touch any other area... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:56:34 EST Jennifer Shambrook FREE I Can Can Relishes on Amaz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62180771 Jennifer Shambrook is offering her EBook FREE I Can Can Relishes on Amazon this weekend !!! <BR> <BR> Here is her post of Facebook !!! <BR> <BR> I Can Can Relishes is going to be available for free download this weekend on Amazon. If you have a Kindle, just download that way. If you don't have a Kindle, download a Kindle reader first, then download. There are Kindle reader apps for iPads, smart phones, and everything else but microwaves, I think. Hope you enjoy!!! - Jennifer <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 08:39:02 EST Build Your Own Greenhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62180213 <BR> This looks like an easy plan for a build it yourself greenhouse. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=16615&memberid=924752 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddfb6026-76a6-487e-8067-00c257c46111.jpg"> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 07:22:04 EST Adventurous August Chatter ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62147004 Today, I'm cutting out my grape vineyard...I get a lot of grapes and then they shrivel up and die ! Besides, the split rail posts that we used have gotten rotten at the ground level and are now supported with rebar ! Time to get new fencing...After All...my hubby is a fence man !!! :} <BR> <BR> Happy August 1st !!! <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:34:16 EST Why Canning Yields Vary...... .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62146828 Why Canning Yields Vary................. <BR> <BR> Have you ever experienced this? <BR> <BR> You find an interesting canning recipe that you want to try. The recipe states that it yields a certain number jars, so you prep those jars and make the recipe. <BR> <BR> But you end up with way more than the recipe stated. <BR> <BR> Or worse…You get way less. <BR> <BR> What happened? Did you do something wrong? <BR> <BR> No. It’s probably not you. <BR> <BR> Here’s what happened… <BR> <BR> Rea... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:02:44 EST READ THE HISTORY OF APRONS - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x62143297 READ THE HISTORY OF APRONS - I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE THIS STORY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The History of 'APRONS' <BR> ... I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. <BR> <BR> It was wonderful for drying children's te... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:21:42 EST Make Your Own Mozzarella http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62131169 <BR> <BR> Here is a step by step article on how to make your own Mozzarella. I really does taste much better than the stuff you buy as well <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=16602&memberid=924752 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56c0ff19-2160-4c04-9dd0-f5bd9d9d846c.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:11:18 EST How To Preserve Herbs in Salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62125019 Homemade Herb Salt Recipe <BR> <BR> WOW Does this sound YUMMMY !!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Nothing like fresh herbs from the garden...How to Preserve them You Say ??? <BR> Well, here's a wonderful recipe... <BR> And you can mix or match the herbs to your taste !!! <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/07/<BR>homemade-herb-salt-recipe.html#comment<BR>-484662 </link> <BR> <BR> Homemade Herb Salt Recipe <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Seasoning <BR> <B... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:35:32 EST 15 Ways Epsom Salts Help Your Garden Grow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62115499 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article about the many ways you can use trusty old Epsom Salts in the garden. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=16577&memberid=924752 </link> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:51:12 EST Nine Surprising Fertilizers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62107661 Nine Surprising Fertilizers <BR> By Christina Grand Porter <BR> <BR> It’s normal to think manure and <BR> packaged foods and fertilizers when it <BR> comes to fertilizing gardens and plants, but <BR> there are some surprising things that can <BR> be added to a plant’s soil to help it thrive. <BR> Some of the best ones are things that are <BR> already in your pantry or items that are <BR> constantly discarded. Here’s your chance <BR> to save money and reuse while benefiting <BR> your garden a... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:03:51 EST French Fried Pepper Rings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x62023632 French Fried Pepper Rings <BR> <BR> Why haven't I thought of that ????? <BR> <BR> <BR> Take a break from French fries and onion rings and fry up some bell pepper rings today. You'll love the crunchy change of pace! <BR> <BR> <BR> What You'll Need: <BR> • 4 green or red bell peppers (or a combination of both) <BR> • Vegetable oil for frying <BR> • 1 1/2 cups milk <BR> • 1 cup all-purpose flour <BR> • 2 tablespoons cornstarch <BR> • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> • 1/2 teaspoon ... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:27:31 EST Squash Croquettes s...YUMMMM !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61981853 Squash Croquettes <BR> <BR> Author: Melissa Sperka <BR> <BR> Serves: 18 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 4 cup shredded yellow squash <BR> 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced <BR> 2 large eggs, beaten <BR> 1 cup self-rising flour <BR> ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese <BR> 1 Tbsp chopped chives or parsley <BR> 1 tsp seasoned salt <BR> 1 tsp garlic powder <BR> ½ tsp ground cumin <BR> ¼ tsp ground black pepper <BR> dash of cayenne <BR> oil and butter for frying <BR> &#8532; cup panko breadcrumbs <BR> ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:41:01 EST New Fuel for your car called E15 ...Do NOT Use It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61956626 New Fuel for your car called E15 ...Do NOT Use It <BR> <BR> I just go this email from a friend !!! <BR> A new Fuel for your car is coming out and can hurt your engines and void your car's warrantee ! <BR> <BR> Here is what it said...(an do watch the video) <BR> <BR> I hope you all watch this. It will save you a lot of money <BR> <BR> Heads up @ <BR> <BR> DON"T USE NEW e15 GAS COMING TO STATIONS <BR> (EVERYBODY PLEASE WATCH) <BR> <BR> The EPA has changed the rules on corn in gasoli... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:46:41 EST Just Perfect July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61895910 <BR> <BR> Hiya everybody, here is July's chat thread <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been MIA, still feeling cruddy, I think a combination of hormones, lack of sleep and this lousy cold weather is making me crappy. <BR> <BR> Great news on my family front though, my brother Steven has received news that it is looking good for his heart surgery. The professor who saw him says that his heart function is still strong enough to handle surgery so it looks like they'll repair his heart valve, do maze proc... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 05:36:13 EST Spark People Gardening Guide Page Has Tons of Arti http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61837458 Spark People Gardening Guide Page Has Tons of Articles <BR> <BR> Below is the link to the spark page with all of the Gardening article Spark People has to offer... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/gardeni<BR>ng-guide.asp </link> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:09:53 EST Happy Birthday CRISSYPIE25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61797052 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is CRISSYPIE25's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= CRISSYPIE25 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcb51f43-1367-475f-967c-c732815c3c88.jpg"> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:40 EST How to Make a Mosaic Table Top http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x61781154 How to Make a Mosaic Table Top Step by Step with Pictures ! <BR> <BR> A mosaic table top can be a nice decorative piece to add to your home. This could be a coffee table, side table, cafe table or even your dining room table. It's a fairly easy process but it does take some time to complete. <BR> <link>www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Mosaic-Table-<BR>Top </link> <BR> <BR> I have a garbage pick end table that I want to do with my Grandmother's dishes that are crazed and not useable ! <BR> I will p... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:23:22 EST Pickled Radishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61772944 Pickled Radishes <BR> <BR> If you have an over abundance of radishes here is a way to use them and not let them go bad.and they are sooo good. and really easy to make. I use a lot of my over large radishes that are starting to get a little soft and are to big. <BR> <BR> What I do is slice them into pint jars then see how many I have before I start the brine. <BR> <BR> <BR> First slice thinly slice the radishes and put into pint jars <BR> <BR> <BR> Then for every pint you need <BR> ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:15:08 EST Onion Dill Bread from Food.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61772599 Onion Dill Bread from Food.com <BR> <BR> This is SOOO Good I had to share the recipe !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.food.com/recipe/drews-famous-oni<BR>on-dill-bread-20468/review?lrc=true </link> <BR> Drew's Famous Onion Dill Bread <BR> lPrep Time: 3 hrs Total Time: 4 hrs Yield: 1-2 loaves (1 bread machine or 2 loaf pans hand made) About This Recipe <BR> "Fantastic tasting bread. Great with corned beef as well as just buttered." <BR> <BR> Dry ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 (1/4 ounce) package yea... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:51:31 EST Painting an old cheap dresser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x61767056 I have a dresser - it's not wood, it's not even MDF, it's some kind of chipboard, it looks similar to MDF but it's not that nice. <BR> It has this fake woodgrain "veneer" - it's not wood, it's more like a paper veneer. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if I can paint it? Or would the paint cause the paper veneer to lift? <BR> Should I sand it? A little? A lot? <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thought I'd check in here first before trying to find answers on some huge DIY forum <BR> <BR> <BR> Lynn <BR> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:31:07 EST Edible of the Month: Basil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61758432 Edible of the Month: Basil <BR> <BR> This article covers Planning, Preparation, Planting, Care and Harvest and Storage... <BR> <BR> <link>www.garden.org/articles/articles.php<BR>?q=show&id=3942 </link> <BR> <BR> Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs and is used in cooking around the world. It is very symbolic and has a rich history. In India, where it originated, basil is used in courtrooms where they swear oaths upon it. In Italy is symbolizes love and is often worn in the ha... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:48:07 EST Happy Birthday GEMINI-SKY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61703243 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is GEMINI-SKY's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Patti has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= GEMINI-SKY </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cfc91bc-84db-4a7f-b5e3-0b8016915bf1.jpg"> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:28:37 EST 35 Cool Vintage-Looking Garden Pots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61655659 35 Cool Vintage-Looking Garden Pots <BR> <BR> What Fun !!!! <BR> <BR> I need to go to the barn and see what I can find to repurpose !!!! <BR> <link>www.shelterness.com/35-cool-vintage-<BR>looking-garden-pots/ </link> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:33:36 EST Joyous June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61641442 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody, here is the new June chat thread Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:34:57 EST Happy Birthday RUTHDEN1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61641342 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is RUTHDEN1's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= RUTHDEN1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e21ec40-e4e7-477e-84ea-6b73bc303253.gif"> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:25:35 EST Homemade Apple Juice From Peels & Cores http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61623780 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I haven't made this yet, but it sounds very interesting. I will try it when I do some more of my apples <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.inspirationkitchen.com/2014/09/0<BR>1/easy-no-waste-apple-juice/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6a930b6-9a9f-49a0-a269-63265db858a0.jpg"> Sat, 30 May 2015 06:05:54 EST Natural Remedies for Tomato Blight & Powdery Milde http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61608659 Natural Remedies for Tomato Blight & Powdery Mildew <BR> <BR> <BR> Growing tomato plants in your garden provides juicy and plump fruit without having to make a trip to the market. Unfortunately, blight and powdery mildew can attack the tomato plants, causing stunted growth, leaf discoloration, premature leaf dropping and discolored spots on fruits. Several natural remedies will help control these diseases without using toxic and harsh fungicides. <BR> <BR> Baking-Soda Spray <BR> <BR> Bak... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:39:11 EST Looking for input: geraniums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61589511 I've read frequently that you could "winter over" geraniums; bare rooted. Thought I would try it last winter and did. Here are the results: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/750a531c-31f8-4c81-84fd-e0f85987acdb.jpg"> <BR> I even shaped it up and used trimmings for cuttings: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/974a4fc2-f99c-43d6-8c39-cdddc26f0a37.jpg"> <BR> Success for sure. Today: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96cc0650-6093-4198... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:13:05 EST Some Great GREENHOUSE Ideas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x61569438 some of these look pretty doable! I might just try a few <BR> <BR> <link>www.apieceofrainbow.com/21-amazing-d<BR>iy-greenhouses/ </link> <BR> <BR> and some more on the Cheep! <BR> <BR> <link>premeditatedleftovers.com/gardening/<BR>frugal-ways-build-cold-frame/#_a5y_p=2<BR>801819 </link> Sat, 23 May 2015 21:59:35 EST How to Build A Lasagna Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61549693 How to Build A Lasagna Bed <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350264532.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Introduction: <BR> <BR> Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. Creating a lasagna bed will result in soil that is alive with microorganisms, your plants will thrive. <BR> <BR> Gardeners everywhere will benefit from this knowledge. Results will be increased yields, fewer weeds ... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:31:29 EST Homemade Hand Cream (for hard working hands) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61539162 Homemade Hand Cream (for hard working hands) <BR> <BR> Homemade Hand Cream Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> •1/4 cup shea butter (where to buy) <BR> •1/8 cup sweet almond oil (where to buy) <BR> •1 tablespoon beeswax (where to buy) <BR> •10 drops myrrh essential oil <BR> •10 drops cedarwood essential oil <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/05/<BR>diy-hand-cream-recipe.html </link> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:25:31 EST Crock Pot Soap Making Instructio s...Really Easy ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61539128 Crock Pot Soap Making Instructions...Really Easy ! <BR> From the Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Basic Hot Process Soap Recipe (aka Crock Pot Soap) <BR> <BR> (A note about amounts: This recipe produces about 30 oz of soap. I chose this amount because of the size of my mold. However, you can absolutely play around with the oil amounts in any soap recipe, as long as you run the final amounts through a lye calculator to make sure you are using a safe amount of lye. I always, always run my numbers ... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:22:38 EST Happy Birthday BUTEAFULL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61537635 <BR> Hi everyone today is BUTEAFULL's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BU<BR>TEAFULL </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l460328014.jpg"> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:57:09 EST Mary, Mary Quite Contrary... How does Your Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61495719 how are your gardens doing? I have a small one this year, just a few vegeys and herbs... along with our grapevines... and so far, crossing fingers... it is all healthy! <BR> I added romaine and celery grown from scraps and have garlic and potatoes rooting from more scraps to add soon. Fri, 15 May 2015 10:47:53 EST Happy Birthday SALLYANDGENE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61456759 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is SALLYANDGENE's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SA<BR>LLYANDGENE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l592611912.jpg"> Mon, 11 May 2015 06:42:47 EST Recyclable drip feeders for your garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61443718 This looks rather interesting and I just might give it a try. I think I would use less holes... so it would be more slow release. <BR> <BR> <link>thegardeningcook.com/soda-bottle-dri<BR>p-feeder-for-vegetables/ </link> Sat, 9 May 2015 11:46:04 EST DIY Dishwasher Detergent Cubes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x61423973 DIY Dishwasher Detergent Cubes <BR> by Rachel Paxton <BR> <BR> Last year I made homemade dishwasher detergent for the first time. I have been using it ever since. I didn't think the recipe could be improved on, until I found the idea for these DIY dishwasher detergent cubes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The recipe for these is basically the same as the dishwasher detergent I posted earlier. The difference is the addition of lemon juice, which is used to bind the powders together so that you c... Thu, 7 May 2015 07:33:09 EST Mud Kitchen Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x61423180 <BR> <BR> This article is basically for those with children or grandkids. I know I loved to play with mud pies etc when I was younger and this is such a great idea that is reasonably cheap and easy to put together. there's nothing here that can't be found at secondhand dealers everywhere. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/pin/22806516860652<BR>6359/ </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 04:06:56 EST Message from Coach Jen Re: Additional Points !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61419925 Message from Coach Jen Re: Additional Spark Points !!! <BR> <BR> Hello <BR> <BR> Today we added the ability to receive SparkPoints for liking friend feed items, team wall posts, and blogs. This is a new SparkPoints task listed under the community section of Daily SparkPoint Challenges. You can receive 1 point per like, up to 5 per day. <BR> <BR> We also added SparkPoints for commenting on someone’s team wall post. These points feed into the existing Post to SparkTeam and Message Boards ... Wed, 6 May 2015 18:33:52 EST Preserving Carrots: Powder and Puree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61414231 Preserving Carrots: Powder and Puree From Annie's Place <BR> <BR> Carrots are my next victim in the puree and powder obsession. Our local farm usually carries these in the fall and I love to stock up. Two years ago I bottled a ton a carrots and no one was eating them so I had to employ my sneaky skills of pureeing and powdering. I drained the water, pureed the carrots, froze half of them in food cubes and dehydrated the rest. I liked it so much that I no longer bother with bottled carro... Wed, 6 May 2015 06:42:51 EST Hello I am Jeanette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x61398531 Hi my name is Jeanette. I am on my second week as a returnee to Spark People. I had to create a new profile since it has been so long since I was here before and couldn't remember any of my log in info from before. I love to get crafty and create new things. This year I have started trying my hand at growing my own veggies and have been working on trying my hand at landscaping our home. I love decorating with found things and hand me downs that I can give new life to. I look forward to meetin... Mon, 4 May 2015 12:09:11 EST Introducing Farm and Dairy’s Around the Table http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61379994 Introducing Farm and Dairy’s Around the Table <BR> <BR> In May, we’re unveiling a new look to our weekly recipe page in print. And along with the redesign, we’re launching a FREE weekly e-newsletter, Around the Table! <BR> <BR> It’s all about food, the farmers who grow it, the folks who cook it and the rest of us who eat it. <BR> <BR> Sounds delicious, right? <BR> <BR> For years, the recipes in Farm and Dairy have been part of your weekly routine. You’ve clipped them, you’ve prepared them... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:44:40 EST 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61378964 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden <BR> <BR> This post is for the garlic lovers – or those who aren’t sure if they like garlic but do like to use natural and organic practices in their gardens. It turns out that this fragrant bulb is good for more than just cooking, and can be a real helpmate around the yard and garden. So – without further ado – 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden and Yard. <BR> <BR> <link>commonsensehome.com/ways-to-use-garl<BR>ic-in-the-garden/ </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 07:51:26 EST Mysterious May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61368888 <BR> <BR> OK here is the new May chat thread. <BR> <BR> I've been back and forward to the hospital twice today with my brother and his TOE ultrasound. I've had it and will probably go to bed early, that's if my friends on facebook don't get started <em>211</em> <em>246</em> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 03:59:57 EST 21 Epsom Salt Garden “Cheats” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61353719 21 Epsom Salt Garden “Cheats” <BR> <BR> There are many reasons to use Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in the garden. It contains magnesium one of what growers call the “major minor” elements. It helps speed up plant growth, increase a plants nutrient uptake, deter pests, increase flavor of fruit and veggies, plus increase the output of vegetation. Read on to discover “other” ways to use Epsom salts in your garden. <BR> <BR> Before we look at the big three plants most gardeners use Epsom Sa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:43:27 EST Tips for Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61351056 Tips for Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds <BR> <BR> Welcome to my Hummingbird tips and information site, as featured at FineLiving.com. On this site you will find information on Hummingbird feeder care, tips for attracting Hummingbirds to your yard, great tips on preventing bees and ants at your Hummingbird feeders, and my recipe for preparing Hummingbird nectar that your Hummingbirds will truly love. <BR> <link>www.birdwatchers.com/debtips.html </link> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:57:04 EST Bee keeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61321355 Bee has always fascinated me. I have wanted to get a hive and start keeping bees, seemed like a daunting task after I started reading about it. <BR> <BR> There is a crowd sourced bee keeping hive out of Australia, your neck of the woods Jules! <BR> Here is a short video, and it looks so simple! <BR> <link>www.honeyflow.com/gallery-videos/vid<BR>eos/p/60 </link> <BR> <BR> for whatever reason I can not get the video I want to paste, it is the one with the 2 jars in front. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:10:05 EST 51 Insanely Easy Ways To Transform Everyday Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61315704 51 Insanely Easy Ways To Transform Your Everyday Things <BR> <BR> Love the idea of DIY but hate the actual effort it requires? Here are some creative ways to reuse the stuff you already own. <BR> <BR> Something for Everyone !!! <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-easy<BR>-ways-to-transform-your-everyday-thing<BR>s?sub=2220841_1164282#.av9aqoYWy6 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260807896.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:30:03 EST Happy Birthday IMAREADER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61298221 <BR> Hi everyone today is IMAREADER's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>AREADER </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1061461170.jpg"> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:24:38 EST How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61291369 How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can <BR> <BR> Welcome to everything you could want to know about growing organic potatoes in a trash can! Potatoes grow from potatoes seeds, which are bred to grow new potatoes. You don’t use store-bought potatoes as they can bear disease and are sometimes sprayed with a chemical to keep them from sprouting. I order my seed from Peaceful Valley. They have a great site with excellent garden educational videos. Following is everything you need to do to grow your... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:29:24 EST How to Start with Deep Mulch Garden FREE eBook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61291251 How to Start with Deep Mulch Garden FREE eBook Jill Winger <BR> <BR> First off, let me start by saying there are a LOT of different schools of thought on mulching <BR> and dozens of different techniques. <BR> I don’t think there is any one “right” way to grow a garden, and I am finally coming to the realization <BR> that gardening success depends on a wide variety of factors (soil, climate, etc) and <BR> the gardener’s ability to adjust accordingly. <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:18:27 EST DIY bath and beauty products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61271986 DIY bath and beauty products are safe and effective alternatives to store bought products. All you need are a few natural ingredients and little time. The following homemade products are fun, easy to make and are great projects for a girls’ night in. They also make great party favors and hostess gifts. <BR> <BR> Scented bath salts <BR> <BR> A fragrant pick-me-up. <BR> &#9726;1 cup mint, chopped <BR> &#9726;½ cup rosemary, chopped <BR> &#9726;6 cups Epsom salts <BR> <BR> Mix all ingredients... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:05:44 EST How to Build a Rain Barrel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61262482 How to Build a Rain Barrel <BR> <BR> Though, this is a rather upscale rain barrel, it gives you a good idea on how to build one... <BR> <BR> I used a very large plastic garbage can with a lid, placed on a base of cement blocks...cut a hole in the lid for the down spout and put a hole in the side, (about 6" from the bottom) and put on a spigot with a washer...(like you have on the outside of your house for your hose). <BR> I need the over flow pipes as in this design ! <BR> <BR> <link>www... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:05:18 EST DIY Roman Shades from Mini Blinds... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x61253084 DIY Roman Shades from Mini Blinds... <BR> <BR> I have 3 West facing kitchen windows that can use this...NEED this !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sawdustandembryos.com/2014/01/ho<BR>w-to-make-roman-shades-using-mini-blin<BR>ds.html </link> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:51:42 EST Our Brag Thread !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61252131 Post pictures of our yards or anything that we are Proud Of... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1145116462.jpg"> <BR> Bracelet on Annaliese's arm that I made for her and her friends... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:52:34 EST Downloading Clips From Youtube! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61251210 <BR> Ever wanted to watch a clip from youtube but don't want to add to your download amount? You can copy any clip on youtube is you wish and watch it at your leisure and as many times as you wish. <BR> <BR> Copy this link into your favourites or your Bookmarks bar. <BR> <BR> <link>keepvid.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> All you have to do then is copy the URL on youtube (the address at the top) and copy it into the download section then download. You'll need to have your Java updated and i... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:10:58 EST DIY: PALLET GARDENING TABLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61251202 <BR> This is such a simple but clever idea for a DIY/Potting table <BR> <BR> <link>www.jennaburger.com/2013/08/diy-pall<BR>et-gardening-table/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1141902382.jpg"> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:06:56 EST Vintage Spoon and Fork Garden Markers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x61217238 Vintage Spoon and Fork Garden Markers <BR> <BR> Make some sweet garden markers out of vintage spoons and forks with this step-by-step tutorials. <BR> <BR> Spoons... <BR> <link>homespunsprout.com/2015/03/vintage-s<BR>poon-garden-markers.html </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1075308209.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565320905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Forks... <BR> <link>homespunsprout.com/2015/03/vintage-f<BR>ork-garden-markers.ht... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:33:12 EST Happy Birthday IMREITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61195421 <BR> Hi everyone today is IMREITE's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=IMREITE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1347753765.jpg"> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:19:57 EST Old China Stepping Stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61177863 <BR> <BR> This is a fun idea to make garden stepping stones using broken china etc. If you don't have a mould to make the stones with, use a plastic plate or cake pan. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>overthebigmoon.com/from-oops-to-ahhh<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1480858782.jpg"> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:52:14 EST FREE Printable Garden Notebook...18 pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61158734 FREE Printable Garden Notebook...18 pages <BR> <BR> Here is a Garden Notebook full of any kind of chart, grid, planner, garden plotter etc, that you can think of... <BR> I think you can print the complete journal or print the pages you would like... <BR> Punch holes in the pages and save in your favorite binder. <BR> <BR> .Put all of your garden plans, records and dreams in one place. Just slide this printable cover into the front of a binder, and you have your very own garden notebook <BR>... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 05:28:05 EST The SparkPeople Walkabout Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61149413 The SparkPeople Walkabout Challenge <BR> <BR> Join the #VionicWalkabout Challenge to step your way into better shape in 30 days. <BR> <BR> Once you sign up, You will get a Daily email with that days Challenge...(there is a Calendar with the Daily Challenges)...You get 5 SP Points for every challenge you complete. <BR> <BR> So Start Today !!! WHY NOT ???? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/the-wal<BR>kabout-challenge.asp?utm_source=sparkp<BR>eople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 07:54:32 EST homemade self watering planters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x61109085 these look doable and they will help save some watering <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinggreenandfrugally.com/self-<BR>watering-planter/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:59:58 EST Happy Birthday GARDENCHRIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61102736 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is GARDENCHRIS's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Chris has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GA<BR>RDENCHRIS </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716085058.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 06:09:14 EST Awesome April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x61083226 <BR> <BR> Here is our "Awesome" chat thread for April <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'm in the middle of Autumn here in Australia while you are starting Spring over there. What's going on???? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869005708.jpg"> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:22:40 EST All Natural Egg Dyes For A Non-Toxic Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61079865 All Natural Egg Dyes For A Non-Toxic Easter <BR> <BR> <link>www.thankyourbody.com/all-natural-eg<BR>g-dyes/ </link> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:16:02 EST backyard projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61061846 another pinterest idea! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-proje<BR>cts/favorite-backyard-projects/view-all </link> <BR> some look like a fun project. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:54:05 EST Look What I found to do with Old Tin Cans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61040010 Look What I found to do with Old Tin Cans... <BR> <BR> I was looking for a tool carrier made with tin cans, and I ran across this page ! <BR> You could go Crazy with all of the great projects... <BR> Don't throw away for your old cans !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's the link... <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/vanessafayr/tin-ca<BR>ns/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's another one...I like this one better !!!! <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/from-drab-to-<BR>fab-48-diys-for-average-tin-cans#.qarL<B... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:43 EST April Challenge. .Declutter Your Home in 30 Days ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x61027832 April Challenge...Declutter Your Home in 30 Days ! <BR> <BR> OK Folks !!! Let's get rid of that extra JUNK that is Cluttering Up our lives !!! <BR> <BR> Here is a 30 day list to help you get started !!! <BR> <BR> You can follow the list or make your own that would suit you better. <BR> <BR> Every day, list the 10 things you got rid of and where it went... <BR> Trashed, Sold or Donated... <BR> <BR> Why wait until April 1st ??? Start Now !!!! <BR> <BR> Bathroom <BR> Day 1: Medicin... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:55:07 EST 20 Innovative Ways to Create a Vertical Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61026948 <BR> <BR> Some of these ideas look really good, very clever!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14780&memberid=924752 </link> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:11:46 EST Homesteading for Beginners: FREE EBook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61023751 FREE EBook <BR> Homesteading for Beginners: <BR> A Complete Survival Guide for Sustainable Living! <BR> <BR> As usual I do not know how long it will be available for free. If you are interested make sure to grab your copy before it reverts to its usual price. <BR> <BR> So if you’re looking to reconnect with the land, live sustainably and build community values, this eBook on urban homesteading will be worth your time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U4UTUTS<BR>/ref=as... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:21:38 EST must have garden tools and a nice work bench http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x61002183 Pinterest has some very interesting pins today... thought you might enjoy these <BR> <BR> <link>organicgardening.about.com/od/bookpr<BR>oductreviews/tp/musthavegardentools.ht<BR>m?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=soci<BR>al&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2429/<BR>build-a-potting-bench </link> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:43:26 EST good idea for tight spaces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60993347 this looks interesting for a small space <BR> <BR> <link>thehomesteadsurvival.com/build-wall-<BR>space-saving-dresser/ </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:42:54 EST 12 New Uses for Plastic Bottles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60990442 <BR> <BR> These ideas look interesting. A couple of them I wouldn't bother with but some of them look interesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14711&memberid=924752 </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 06:55:17 EST What To Do With Empty Wine Bottles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60972727 <BR> <BR> Assuming you have empty wine bottles hanging around the house, there are some really crafty things to make with them, if you are into crafts <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.viralnova.com/wine-bottle-crafts<BR>/?mb=vnnl&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medi<BR>um=email&utm_term=Viralnova%20Daily&ut<BR>m_campaign=ViralNova%20Daily%202015-03-17 </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:35:28 EST How To Sew A Grow Bag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60953914 <BR> <BR> For all of us out there that don't have to room to garden, or just wish to container garden, these are really interesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>homestead-and-survival.com/how-to-se<BR>w-a-grow-bag/ </link> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:38:11 EST Twice Baked Cauliflower from AllRecipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60945723 Twice Baked Cauliflower from AllRecipes <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> Original recipe makes 1 8-inch square dish Change Servings <BR> <BR> 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets with stems cut into bite-size pieces <BR> <BR> 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream <BR> <BR> 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:14:30 EST DIY Laundry Soap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60944496 DIY Laundry Soap <BR> <BR> 1 bar of soap grated about 1.5 cups (I used Fels Naptha) <BR> 1/2 cup Borax <BR> 1 cup washing soda...NOT baking soda <BR> water <BR> 5 gallon bucket <BR> <BR> Grate the soap with a cheese grater <BR> Place grated soap in a medium sauce pan with about 6 cups of water. <BR> Heat and stir until soap has dissolved <BR> Ad borax and washing soda and still until they are dissolved. <BR> Pour into 5 gallon bucket and fill until 3/4 full with HOT water. <BR> G... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:40:03 EST Plant Container Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60940359 Plant Container Potatoes <BR> <BR> If you have clay soil, no soil or very alkaline soil, then you probably have not had a good opportunity to grow potatoes. <BR> <BR> An easy way to sneak around these obstacles is to plant your potato crop in a container. It may sound unusual, but root crops can easily be grown in containers as long as you provide proper growing conditions and a little loving care. The first step is to choose the right potato variety for your garden. Select ones that will m... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:45:20 EST Declutter Your Home in 30 Days ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x60927069 Bathroom <BR> Day 1: Medicine Cabinet <BR> Toss expired medications, hotel shampoos that you'll never use, and throw out lotions you've had since 1990. While you're at it, give the mirror a quick wipe, too. <BR> <BR> Day 2: Shower <BR> Get rid of the extras and empties in your shower. Invest in a shower caddy to keep everything organized and in one spot. <BR> <BR> Day 3: Makeup Drawer/Bag <BR> Go through your makeup bag or drawer and reassess some of the items. Hot pink eye shadow you hav... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:54:06 EST Happy Birthday VONBLACKBIRD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60908230 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is VONBLACKBIRD's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Barb has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VO<BR>NBLACKBIRD </link> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:40:15 EST When & How to Start Seeds Indoors In General http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60900929 When & How to Start Seeds Indoors In a Nut Shell <BR> From Miracle Grow... <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't let damp, chilly spring weather stymie your urge to grow. Set up your own seedling nursery indoors. It's fun, fulfilling, and saves you money. Here's how to get started. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> •Choose the Right Growing Mix <BR> <BR> Choose a potting mix specifically formulated for seed growth, such as Miracle-Gro® Seed Starting Potting Mix. A good seed starting mix will hold moisture, drain well... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:00:49 EST Consider Container Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60881389 Consider Container Gardening from Kids Gardening... <BR> <BR> No ground to garden in? No problem! Even if you have little space, poor soil, or are surrounded by cement and blacktop, you can still have a thriving youth garden project -- in containers. As long as you have some sun and access to water, gardening in containers lets you and your students grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, even fruit trees. A container garden can be as simple as a few pots of herbs in a window box or as elaborate as... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:59:24 EST How to Start Seedlings and Care Webinar TODAY 3:00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60863753 How to Start Seedlings and Care Webinar TODAY 3:00 <BR> <BR> Join us for this Exclusive Webinar <BR> <BR> Learn How to Start Seedlings and Care for them Indoors so you can Plant your Garden Early <BR> <BR> <link>seedsforgenerations.com/webinars/gar<BR>den-seed-starting-webinar/?ref=25&utm_<BR>source=CommonSenseHomesteading&utm_med<BR>ium=email&utm_campaign=SeedStartingWebinar </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:38:41 EST Fun different garden paths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x60848752 I came across this on one of my Pinterest boards. <BR> <BR> They sure look like fun things to do, some would be harder than others, but it sure will get you thinking! <BR> <link>blog.builddirect.com/cool-garden-pat<BR>hs-that-are-off-the-beaten-path/ </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:12:16 EST Happy Birthday SLM0305 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60842011 <BR> Hi everyone today is SLM0305's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>M0305 </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:14:41 EST List of Common herbs Annual or Perennial ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60841743 Here is a list of Common herbs and whether they are annual or perennial... <BR> <BR> Basil -- Annual; fresh, dried or frozen. Many cultivars offer different leaf sizes, flavors, and colors. <BR> Chives -- Perennial; fresh, dried or frozen. Some species will reseed. <BR> Cilantro -- Annual, fresh or dried. Cilantro seed (called coriander) can be harvested as well. <BR> Dill -- Annual, fresh or dried. Reseeds; seed also can be harvested. <BR> Fennel -- Annual, fresh or dried. Reseeds; see... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:39:32 EST Oven Canning Your Dry Goods in the Oven Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60841731 Oven Canning Your Dry Goods in the Oven Video <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't have a foodsaver and/or the canning lid attachment, here is a great way to can and store your dry goods for many many years. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrrgmlfqRjA </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:38:17 EST THANK YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x60803112 Hello all you fellow gardening enthusiasts! <BR> <BR> I've been invited to help lead this team... <BR> I live in northern Illinois zone 5, I have about 1/2 acre of land that has a large garden bed and a small pond that I installed. I do mostly perennials, I have a strawberry patch, blackberries, and i grow tomatoes, peppers, garlic and chives for the veggie part. I could spend all day in my garden and have! I also have 3 compost bins and actively compost all year. I keep a stainless contai... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:44:16 EST Magical March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60798519 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, here is the new March chat thread (and on time too!!) <BR> <BR> I'm not looking forward to the end of February at all. March means another season closer to Winter. I hate the cold weather Sun, 1 Mar 2015 02:07:18 EST Everything You Want to Know About Pruning Everythi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60782836 Everything You Want to Know About Pruning Everything (ran out of room in the title) <BR> <BR> Great Tips and Tricks for Pruning just about anything you may have in your yard... <BR> When, For Best Results... <BR> <BR> One of the very best ways to stimulate a plant to grow is to cut it back. Sometimes WAY back. <BR> <BR> Pruning controls a plant’s size and shape. It removes dead or diseased branches or limbs. It improves overall structure and health by allowing more light and air into the ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:13:22 EST Fantastic New Feature On Forum Posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60780282 Hi team, this is a message from Coach Jen on this great new feature <BR> <BR> Hello! <BR> <BR> We added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image, upload it and you get a in your post pointing to the image you just uploaded. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:02:20 EST Losing A Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60780243 <BR> Hi everyone, just letting you all know that Gene, DOGSTARDADDY has stepped down as team leader. <BR> <BR> He's been increasingly busy with his work as well as his homelife and he thought that he was not giving enough time to Sparks. <BR> <BR> He's always been extremely helpful and very friendly to me while I've been here and I wish him the very best of luck in this life as I'm sure the rest of us do. <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> <em>304</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:38:40 EST Cheap landscaping - using what is free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60718889 I've been here for six months, and when I first moved here, I didn't really know what was growing in the yard. I've been walking around the neighborhood, and have found out that there are so many free native plants available! Just in this yard, I have TONS of dayflowers and lantana in all shades. The vacant lot behind me has cast iron plant that I'm going to dig up and put n the yard. I had dug up an elderberry plant from another place I Iived, so I'm going to put that in here too for the bir... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:23:45 EST Tiny House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60682467 <BR> <BR> We were chatting about "tiny houses" the other day and I spotted this article today. Talk about little but incredibly well designed. It's like the Tardis on the inside!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.viralnova.com/tiny-house-cool/?m<BR>b=vnnl&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=<BR>email&utm_term=Viralnova%20Daily&utm_c<BR>ampaign=ViralNova%20Daily%202015-02-13 </link> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:41:15 EST All You Need to Know...All You Need to Grow ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60577265 All You Need to Know...All You Need to Grow ! <BR> <BR> from Cook's Farm and Greenhouse. <BR> <BR> What a wealth of information here.... <BR> It's basic info but very helpful for identifying and how to plant and where to plant.... <BR> <link>www.cooksgreenhouse.com/default.asp </link> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:06:23 EST Blueberry Bushes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60570719 I'm thinking of putting in a blueberry bush and a blackberry bush this year, in one of the new raised beds I have. <BR> Anyone have tips or suggestions on how to best handle them, or what to look for? Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:22:51 EST Things To Do With Silica Packets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60566916 <BR> <BR> Those little packets in pharmaceuticals or other products can be used in a variety of ways. My brother has a couple of them in a bag with his CPAP mask, it stops mould forming in the cracks of the mask when it's air drying. <BR> <BR> <link>www.omgfacts.com/lists/17194/15-Thin<BR>gs-You-Can-Do-With-Silica-Gel-Packets?<BR>utm_source=FBTraffic&utm_medium=fijifr<BR>ost&utm_campaign=CMfacebook </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 07:04:34 EST How to Make DIY Fire Starter Blocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x60566548 How to Make DIY Fire Starter Blocks <BR> From Ourhalfacrehomestead... <BR> <BR> Well, this couldn't be easier and they Really Work !!! <BR> <BR> Gather your dryer lint, empty TP rolls, cotton string and paraffin ... <BR> <BR> Melt your wax as shown in the video. <BR> While that is melting, cut TP rolls in half.... <BR> The rest is on the Video ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDdD6gKS1Rw&<BR>feature=em-uploademail </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 06:03:27 EST Gardeners and Diapers, A Perfect Twosome? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60565942 <BR> <BR> This looks like a great idea. I know you can buy 'water crystals' but they are not cheap, at least not as cheap as disposable diapers. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=14097&memberid=924752 </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 03:32:26 EST How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar from Scraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60556748 How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar from Scraps <BR> <BR> Seriously !!! This is SOOOO Easy ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Apple Cider Vinegar from Scraps <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> •Apple peelings or cores <BR> •Sugar (1 tablespoon per one cup of water used) <BR> •Water <BR> •Glass jar (a quart is a great place to start, but you can definitely make larger quantities, too.) <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> 1.Fill the glass jar ¾ of the way with the apple peel... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:01:35 EST Fantastic February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60524487 I All...Here is our February Chat Thread !!! <BR> Have a Great Month ! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:31:47 EST Gardening Burnout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60515356 Do you ever just get tired of gardening? I used to live to grow things, but now it's just too much like work. I'm looking to move out of this house into an apartment with a small patio where I don't have to take care of a yard. After 30+ years of being addicted to plants, I'm just sick to death of them. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm thinking of selling all my outdoor plants and only growing African Violets from now on. I can grow them indoors on a rack under lights and there... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:52:56 EST What the Heck is Wine Salt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60503532 Wine Salt <BR> <BR> Well, this is pretty interesting And I've never heard of it... <BR> But you can bet...I Will be Making It !!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.growingagreenerworld.com/homemad<BR>e-wine-salt-recipe/ </link> <BR> <BR> A few tips: <BR> •Be sure to use a wine that you enjoy drinking. The finished wine salt is only as good as the wine you start with. If you don’t care for the wine, reducing it will only concentrate the flavors you do not like. <BR> •You can skip adding the herbs if ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:57:28 EST 9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60448082 With numerous kid-, pet- and earth-friendly ways to rid your garden of pesky weeds, here are nine stand-outs to put to the test. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bobvila.com/weeding/45747-9-natu<BR>ral-ways-to-kill-weeds-without-harming<BR>-mother-earth/slideshows#!0 </link> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:44:51 EST Join the Realistic Resolution Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60438179 Join the Realistic Resolution Challenge <BR> <BR> This is in the Best of SparkPeople Daily Email... <BR> Sounds Interesting ! And you get Points for completing a daily task ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/realist<BR>ic-resolution.asp </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:02:26 EST Guinness "Empty Chair" Video ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60407237 Ok I usually don't do this...BUT I couldn't let this one go without giving you an opportunity to see it.... <BR> It's called Guinness "Empty Chair" <BR> <BR> Guinness "Empty Chair" salutes the character of a community <BR> as they honor one of their own who is out of sight, but not out of mind. They remind us that a true test of character is what you do when no one's looking. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/rx0MRawkrj4 </link> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>232</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:38:08 EST 15 Clever Ways to Start Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60382623 Start Seeds From Practically Anything From eggshells to pots to paper towels, you can start your seasonal veggies, herbs and flowers in containers you have lying around the house. <BR> <link>www.hgtvgardens.com/seeds/15-clever-<BR>ways-to-start-seeds?syc=NGAheadline </link> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:05:56 EST Helpful Kitchen Cheat Sheet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60349258 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting page filled with all sorts of info you might need in the kitchen <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13820&memberid=924752 </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:56:29 EST Red Bean Kale Burger from Filp My Food's Chef Jeff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60316445 I watch Flip My Food and they did this recipe today... <BR> Looks and sounds So Yummy ! <BR> <link>www.flipmyfood.com/recipe/red-bean-k<BR>ale-burger </link> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •2 cups smashed red beans <BR> •2 tablespoons olive oil <BR> •1 tablespoon sunflower seeds <BR> •2 tablespoon diced green bell pepper <BR> •1 cup sliced kale <BR> •2 tablespoon diced white onion <BR> •1 teaspoon Crystal liquid smoke <BR> •1 teaspoon cumin seasoning <BR> •3 tablespoon cooked quinoa <BR> ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:44:13 EST Lots Of Flowers But No Beans!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60218694 <BR> <BR> I'm hoping someone out there has come across this problem before. I put in heirloom beans this year and they are growing great, lots of flowers but absolutely NO beans. <BR> <BR> I've never had this problem before has anybody got any ideas?? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:16:28 EST Everything You Need to Know on Growing Vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60194730 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, this is a "cheat sheet" for growing vegetables in many different ways. Interesting read. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13653&memberid=924752 </link> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 05:16:52 EST Happy 7th Sparkaversary Jules (Flowerd lejewel) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60186235 WOW !!! 7 Years with SparkPeople !!! <BR> <BR> Happy Anniversary Jules !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>384</em> <em>208</em> <em>507</em> + <em>504</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:04:26 EST Does Anyone Buy Purina Cat Chow ? Join Cat Perks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60185324 Does Anyone Buy Purina Cat Chow ? Join Cat Perks. <BR> <BR> I'm already working on my 2nd FREE bag of Cat Chow (up to a 14.99 value) <BR> Just open an account on the link provided below. <BR> Get points by signing in, Read articles, take surveys, entering proof of purchases, etc. <BR> Hey, I'll take anything that's FREE ! <BR> <BR> <link>myperks.catchow.com/ </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:48:43 EST Jazzy January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60172440 <BR> OK everyone here is the new January chat thread. <BR> <BR> I hope everybody got through the fireworks and the idiots, I swear we had some numbnut here firing off a cannon. <BR> <BR> I wish I had an air horn, I'd drive around these idiots houses at 6am blowing the air horn in their windows. <em>215</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 05:54:51 EST Happy Birthday WATERFELON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60162425 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is WATERFELON's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I apologise for no team goodie, for some unknown reason I'm unable to send one to you via the team page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=WATERFELON </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:18:46 EST A Use for Used Up Air Wick Plug-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60138045 I pop the wick out of glass container, with the plastic that holds the wick. <BR> If you try to get the wick out on it's own, it falls apart. <BR> <BR> Place in small ramekin dish - with the wick & plastic end. <BR> Useful for small spaces such as in a linen closet, coat closet or underwear drawer. <BR> <BR> Replace the wicks in closets & drawers, when you replace the old Air Wick Plug-Ins that have used up the liquid in bottle. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:18:47 EST Happy Belated Birthday CNMILAM76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60133419 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, yesterday was CNMILAM76's birthday. I'm so sorry I missed posting this, things just got away from me. I do hope it was a very special day <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:04:10 EST AMAZON FREE APP TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60108293 Amazon is giving away free apps today! <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&cam<BR>p=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&no<BR>de=10076151011&pf_rd_i=2350149011&pf_r<BR>d_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2008238662&p<BR>f_rd_r=0JC24E119QX1XD7MEEAE&pf_rd_s=me<BR>rchandised-search-top-1&pf_rd_t=101&ta<BR>g=komandocom-20&linkId=P4XD4D22X7QRLGFH </link> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:36:12 EST Has Anyone Heard of the Mr. Food Site ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60089206 I stumbled across this site a few weeks ago and found it to have all kinds of Healthy Recipes and FREE EBooks... <BR> <link>www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com/ </link> <BR> After the Holidays, I am going to go thru the Free Ebooks I already downloaded But the recipes I have looked at sound Very Good and as I said, Healthy. <BR> Do check it out ! Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:47:50 EST Live or Artificial Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60067848 We went back and forth this year on what to do. The both have pros and cons. But in the end, a nice tree place opened up about a bock from the house, so we went with live tree this year for Christmas. <BR> What about you? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:49:04 EST Happy Birthday Kay (Meadowb tterfly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60028587 Here's Wishing You a Wonderfully Special Day !!! <BR> Happy Birthday Kay !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:18:12 EST Holiday Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60008036 I thought this was such a cute idea for your Christmas Festivities !!! <BR> A Christmas tree cheese ball... Easy and Tasty... <BR> <link>www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/holiday<BR>-tree-shaped-cheese-ball/08bcf9be-a507<BR>-469e-b622-f7ea3aa963d2?nicam2=&p=1&ni<BR>cam2=Email&nichn2=Core&niseg2=BCD&nicr<BR>eatID2=BCD_12_12_2014&utm_source=Email<BR>_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BCD_12_12_2014 </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:36:16 EST Crock Pot Recipes from Instructables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59978588 YUMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/Crock-Pot-R<BR>ecipes/ </link> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:22:47 EST Christmas recipes, traditions & crafts FREE E-Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59976084 Christmas recipes, traditions, and crafts Kindle e-book from Creative Homemaking... <BR> FREE from Amazon from 12/9/14 to 12/13/14 <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/ebooks.sh<BR>tml </link> <BR> Click on the link on the Creative Homemaking page and you will be redirected to Amazon... <BR> <BR> Rachel is giving us this Free E-Book and all she asks is that you leave feedback on the Amazon site in return...Please do this if you are downloading it for Free... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:12:27 EST Happy Birthday DOODLEBUG46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59956685 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is DOODLEBUG46's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>ODLEBUG46 </link> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 04:15:22 EST 8 Easy To Grow Herbs with Recipes Download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59922827 Good Morning...I just signed up for Mom Prepares emails and got this download Free... <BR> <BR> I thought I would share it with you... <BR> I Love the fact they go thru how to plant, propagate, anything you want to know about the plant and then have a recipe with that particular herb... <BR> Here's the link to the downloaded page...Scroll down as the first page is blank... <BR> <link>momprepares.com/wp-content/uploads/E<BR>ightEasytoGrowHerbsandRecipes.pdf </link> <BR> Enjoy ! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:29:42 EST TODAY Ball Cyber Monday Webcast...3:00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59902616 THE CYBER MONDAY WEBCAST <BR> <BR> DECEMBER 1st <BR> 3pm ET <BR> Join us for our Cyber Monday Webcast! You'll learn how to put a personal touch on your holiday with special handmade gift and craft ideas. And for you shoppers: the best deals of the year from our store will only be available during this webcast. Plus, guest-host Janine will share some fun décor and gift-wrapping ideas for your homemade goodies. There'll even be a Ball© FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System demo, showing yo... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:41:56 EST Unique Home-Made Plant Pots Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59901817 <BR> <BR> More different ideas for plant containers. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13193&memberid=924752 </link> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 05:00:29 EST Daring December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59900355 <BR> <BR> Hi there everybody, December is upon us and here is the new chat thread to prove it!! Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:31:11 EST Something Nice to Do for Our Military ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59885859 Something Nice to Do for Our Military ! <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to pass a long this information,,, <BR> <BR> Send a Christmas Card to a Recovering Soldier at the Hospital... <BR> Send to... <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Ave. <BR> N.W. Washington DC <BR> 20307-5001 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:12:30 EST Coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x59881540 I am back on the team. Life happens and my time was spent caring for my sister who was battling cancer, and also, giving time to my daughter who is filled with anger because she is adopted. Believe me, it has been emotionally draining and my weight loss has not been much. But I am not giving up. <BR> <BR> Working on my home is a great way for me to relax and feel good, so here I am back again. So looking word to learning a lot and getting to know some of you. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:09:42 EST Amazon has 30% Off One Book + They are On Sale ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59881036 I just went to buy a Dehydrating Cook Book and it was on sale and had 30% OFF <BR> <BR> <BR> Special Offers and Product Promotions <BR> <BR> <BR> •Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. <BR> &#9642; The promotion is valid for a limited time only, from November 26, 2014 at 9pm PST to November 30, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. <BR> <BR> Do Check It O... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:39:41 EST OOPS !! Posted the Amazon Special Twice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59881032 Hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday ! Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:39:26 EST Outside Container Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59878293 <BR> <BR> I know you are heading towards Winter over there in the US, but for anyone who is interested in new ideas for planting either now or later, these ideas are great <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/aayers324/garden-c<BR>ontainer-planting/?utm_campaign=112114<BR>_au_editorial_containergar&utm_term=3&<BR>utm_content=205336132949461698&utm_sou<BR>rce=31&e_t_s=boards&utm_medium=2002 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/elizahag/outside-p<BR>lants~containers/?utm... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:26:32 EST What Are You Thankful For ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59864637 In our busy day today, I thought it would be nice to take a few minutes and remember what we all have to be Thankful for... <BR> <BR> Of course, Friends and Family. <BR> <BR> Name one thing that you are Thankful for.... <BR> <BR> I'm Thankful for being able to walk in my back yard, enjoying all that God has Created and knowing I am safe from attack and all the bad in the world because of our Fearless and Loyal Men and Women of our Military. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:29 EST Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59858756 I'm Making These for Thanksgiving !!! How Cute ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2xHTxEnnXc </link> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:09:36 EST 20 Great Uses for Black Pepper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59828595 <BR> <BR> These are great ideas for the humble black pepper. I can attest to the tip to stop bleeding, this is what we did years ago if we clipped our goats toenails a little too close. <BR> <BR> I must admit I worried when I saw that it was tipped to deal with hemorrhoids, thank goodness it wasn't a topical cure!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13077&memberid=924752 </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:58:17 EST Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x59782210 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article that answers a lot of questions about measuring etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/t<BR>ips/measuring-tips-and-techniques-for-<BR>diyers?pmcode=pin091714A </link> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:03:00 EST Growing The More Unusual Plants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59756555 <BR> <BR> I grew Turmeric last year and have a big clump of it to divide and use part of it and plant the rest. <BR> <BR> I'm also trying Galangal and Ginger this year as well as Cumin. <BR> <BR> Any other "different" veggies or spices/herbs you are growing out there? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:31:17 EST Happy Birthday MINNIEME1114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59756525 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is MINNIEME1114's birthday. Lets hope Laura has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>NNIEME1114 </link> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:20:45 EST GREAT SALE on Vacuum Seal Bags & Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59719714 Hi All... <BR> This is where I get all of my bags & Rolls for my FoodSaver. You can use these on most sealers. <BR> <BR> Jennifer has a HUGE Sale going on !!! Ebay Store The Sweet Attack Shop.. <BR> <BR> The prices are usually Great...But this is even Better !!!! <BR> <BR> Check this out... <BR> <link>www.ebay.com/sch/thesweetattack/m.ht<BR>ml?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= </link> <BR> <BR> She, also, has a website... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:55:10 EST FREE E-Book Crock Pot Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59717424 Download Creative Homemaking's new crock pot recipes Kindle e-book FREE from Amazon this week from 11/10/14 to 11/14/14. Share with your friends and please leave your feedback at Amazon. Thanks! <BR> <BR> In this e-book you will find almost 50 easy crock pot recipes, including recipes for crock pot cinnamon apple oatmeal, cherry cobbler, refried beans, green bean casserole, chicken enchiladas, beef stroganoff, Hawaiian chicken, crock pot pizza, spaghetti, crock pot lasagna, pulled pork chil... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:35:59 EST Preparing Your Garden for Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59647814 <BR> <BR> I'm from Australia so we are in our last month of Spring heading into a very warm Summer. That being said, the US is coming up to or have started Winter. I thought these ideas might be of some help to someone here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-ca<BR>re/preparing-your-garden-for-winter/ </link> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:48:50 EST Happy Birthday WONKYSOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59626746 <BR> Hi team, today is WONKYSOX's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WO<BR>NKYSOX </link> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:53:40 EST Naughty November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59626741 <BR> <BR> Okey Dokey here's the new November chat thread. It's entirely up you all if you want to be naughty <em>18</em> <em>20</em> <em>100</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:47:43 EST Craftsy Offering FREE Class Any Topic ! Today ONLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59579067 Craftsy Offering FREE Class ...Any Topic !!! <BR> <BR> Choose from... <BR> Sewing <BR> Quilting <BR> Knitting <BR> Crochet <BR> Cake Decorating <BR> Food and Cooking <BR> Painting and Drawing and <BR> Photography <BR> <BR> It is ONLY for Today !!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.craftsy.com/classes/Jo-Ann_FreeC<BR>raftsyClass?_ct=sbqii-wqbbuho-ikrdql&_<BR>ctp=Jo-Ann_FreeCraftsyClass </link> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:02:53 EST Late Season Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59515756 I managed to get my garlic in the ground on Friday. Then we had our first real frost of the season this morning. *whew* Just in time. <BR> Anyone else planting fall/winter crops, or putting bulbs in now for next year? <BR> ( You don't count Jules :P ) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:29:14 EST Gardenias http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59477639 I have two small gardenia bushes and I was wondering if someone could tell me the best way to mulch them. They are about eighteen inches tall and I am in zone 6. I completely covered them last winter and they struggled in the spring. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:56:31 EST New Spark Point Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59471206 <BR> <BR> Hi team, we now have new Sparkpoint levels. Before it stopped at level 20, now it continues onto Level 25 <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi<BR>nts_icons.asp </link> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:44 EST If You're Up..Go On Out and See the Lunar Eclipse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59393969 Watching the Lunar Eclipse right now ! A Rare Site !!! <BR> It will be over at 6:25am Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:33:45 EST "Cooking for a Crowd" Short Cut ! Pie Shells... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59384049 Another Holiday "Cooking for a Crowd" Short Cut ! <BR> from Our Half Acre Homestead <BR> <BR> What a Great Idea !!! Make those pie shells ahead of time and freeze them. <BR> Then when needed, just take out of the freezer, thaw, fill and bake !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJCcsS2XAA&<BR>feature=em-uploademail </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:27:18 EST FREE E-BOOK...Guide to Muffin Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59376259 FREE E-BOOK from Creative Homemaking Guide to Make-a-Mix Recipes <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Muffin Recipes <BR> <BR> FREE from Amazon from 10/6/14 to 10/10/14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/ebooks.sh<BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> Get it while you Can !!!! Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:28:56 EST Happy Birthday WENDYSPARKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59361918 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is WENDYSPARKS's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=WENDYSPARKS </link> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 06:28:15 EST Outrageous October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59319320 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody here is our new October chat thread. Yep Cathy, it's on time too <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> What's everybody up to this month. <BR> <BR> Cruddy day here today, it rained all night and today is damp and miserable. No planting seedlings today Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:33:14 EST Have an Old Door Hanging Around ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59309501 Have an Old Door Hanging Around ? <BR> Here are some Great Ideas for something to do with them !!! <BR> I have 2 thick old doors that I would like to make a headboard and footboard with. <BR> (I know, don't end a sentence with a preposition !!!! ) <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/jeanetteshirley/ol<BR>d-doors-headboards/ </link> <BR> I'm thinking of using the idea from the door bench picture.... <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/pin/56576539039446<BR>508/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:53:08 EST Easy, delicious Tomato Sauce. Roast ‘em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59257466 Easy, delicious Tomato Sauce. Roast ‘em! from The Art of Doing Stuff Site... <BR> <BR> Great Idea. Sounds like a great tomato paste to have on hand... <BR> <BR> And the pictures look SOOOO Yummy !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/easy-deli<BR>cious-tomato-sauce-roast-em/?utm_sourc<BR>e=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a96<BR>6ecdd92-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=<BR>email&utm_term=0_b431e4fc08-a966ecdd92-81876169 </link> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:09:15 EST Clean Up Your Fall Garden and Give it a Boost for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59236540 Clean Up Your Fall Garden and Give it a Boost for Next Year! <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't read the Daily Thread, I thought I'd post this link so all can see it... <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/09/<BR>winter-garden-clean-up.html </link> <BR> <BR> It's Time !!!!! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:54:05 EST Happy Birthday LEW0213 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59160253 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is LEW0213's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:54:55 EST Happy Birthday EUNIQ3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59160251 Hi team, today is EUNIQ3's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=EUNIQ3 </link> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:53:40 EST DIY Fruit Fly Trap ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59150363 Here's a link for a DIY Fruit Fly Trap ! <BR> <link>insects.about.com/od/insectssociety/<BR>qt/Make-A-Vinegar-Trap-For-Fruit-Flies<BR>.htm </link> <BR> <BR> With all of the fruit trees ripening, I thought this would be helpful ! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:20:32 EST Happy Birthday OZARKMARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59138931 <BR> Hi team, today is OZARKMARY's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OZ<BR>ARKMARY </link> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:57:50 EST Follow-Up on My Tomato Powder Experiment ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59070195 Yes, I have been experimenting with different ways to dehydrate my tomatoes to make powder. <BR> I've done many batches of cherry tomatoes, cut them in half and put in a dehydrator. <BR> When crispy, I ground them in my coffee grinder. Works Perfectly and tastes and smells Awesome !. <BR> <BR> I, also, used the skins and seeds from straining the tomatoes thru my Victorio Strainer. <BR> I put some on parchment paper lined cookie sheets (spread thinly) and did them in the oven at 170F (the... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:02:55 EST Happy Birthday to One of Our Fearless Leaders !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59057820 Happy Birthday Jules (FLOWERDALEJEWEL)... <BR> <BR> Take Time for Yourself and Enjoy Your Special Day !!!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:27:06 EST Happy Birthday FLOWERDALEJEWEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59057766 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, I feel like and idiot, singing happy birthday to me. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:01:27 EST The Great Container Corn Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59054717 So I ordered some of the new container garden corn from Burpee this spring. I've heard mixed things about it, but wanted to give it a try. I also got some for my mother and my mother-in-law. They both garden, and I was curious to see how it worked out. <BR> I live outside of Philly. I grew the corn in a large half barrel on my front porch. 9 seeds in the container. It started strong, and each stalk grew to about 3 foot high. Then it stopped. It got brownish, and the few small ears that it pro... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:01:43 EST Scintillating September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59016221 <BR> <BR> September chat thread here, better late than never <em>20</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:04:27 EST discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x59002584 I saw the RV team on another members page and was pleasantly surprised to mix RVing & spark Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:37:08 EST Autumn/Winter Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58996984 <BR> Here is some really great ideas for Autumn/Winter gardens from Pinterest. <BR> <BR> Some really interesting cold frames, cloches, greenhouses and ways to extend the growing season <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/ABC123XYZ789/garde<BR>n-fall-winter/ </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:14:28 EST Woodworking Plans for a Large Picnic Table http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58950694 <BR> <BR> Here is a great project for those who have a large outside area. To get the plans for the table just click on to the "download the measured drawings" link. I think if you were wanting an outside umbrella attached it'd be easy to drill a hole in the centre for it. <BR> <BR> <link>woodworking.about.com/od/outdoorproj<BR>ects/ss/Build-a-Large-Picnic-Table-Out<BR>door-Woodworking-Plans.htm </link> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:22:20 EST FREE Printable Pantry / Freezer Inventory Sheets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58924839 Well, I just found out I had put some of my home made canned goods in another cabinet... <BR> Now, if I would have had an inventory spread sheet, I might not have Lost them !!! <BR> <BR> Here is a link for all kinds of sheets. <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/explore/pantry-inv<BR>entory/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the one I like... <BR> <link>organizedhome.com/sites/default/file<BR>s/image/pdf/food_inventory_pantry.pdf </link> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:57:52 EST Preview of design changes to Message Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58908082 <BR> We as leaders, have listened to your requests. <BR> 1. a cleaner look to the page dividing the individual messages for easier reading. <BR> 2. a quick way to get to My Spark Page <BR> 3. Keep Today on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Well, they listened and here is a Preview of design changes to Message Boards. <BR> They will roll our the beginning of next week. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ay-8kIf6c&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:19 EST Lemon Summer Squash Bread from Thank Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58884510 Lemon Summer Squash Bread from Thank Your Body <BR> <BR> This sounds SOOOO Yummmmy !!!! <BR> This lady is a REAL Health Nut so the ingredients are all organic. <BR> You can use what ever you like...I just thought this is a recipe to share.... <BR> Not sure what evaporated cane juice or rapadura is...I'll have to figure out what quantity of sugar to use. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the recipe.... <BR> <link>www.thankyourbody.com/recipe-lemon-s<BR>ummer-squash-bread/ </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:24:36 EST Happy Birthday GINIEMIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58873025 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is GINIEMIE's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GI<BR>NIEMIE </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:48:44 EST Happy Birthday MZDOOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58835675 <BR> Hi team, today MZDOOR's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MZ<BR>DOOR </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:23:45 EST How to Make Old-Fashioned Peach Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58829056 How to Make Old-Fashioned Peach Butter <BR> <BR> Fruit butters are somewhat related to jams, but they don’t require pectin. They are thick and opaque and absolutely perfect as a spread on homemade bread, or flaky homemade biscuits, or crepes, or waffles, or… you get the picture. <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/ </link> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:36:35 EST