handrail from scraps

I have had a number of requests for a handrail. Silly. It is only three steps down. Even an old guy can hop up or down three steps. Still, some womenfolk think they need a handrail for those three steps. Okay. Okay. It is on my list. Just a long ways down in a very big list of things I […]

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recent PatchWorks designs

This is all available at the Patch Works.biz, along with nearly half of our design inventory. The rest will be loaded online as time permits. Click on any of these images to see them fully. Most of these are .jpg images created by the computer-aided-design (CAD) program that runs our embroidery machines. There is hand work that we do after […]

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home-made expectorant

Homemade Syrup For Expelling Mucus Out Of The Lungs from World Truth.tv This home syrup will help you eliminate the mucus in your lungs, and the best thing is that it is also great for children. Ingredients 1 tbsp marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) 1 tbsp flaxseed 1 tbsp sage 1 lemon, sliced 1 quart filtered water 1 cup of Pure Maple Syrup Directions […]

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radio, reloading bench

I am more than a little surprised today to discover I never shared my finished product here. Ta Da! One of the endearing bits of me as far as the Missus is concerned is my role as “Shelf-Meister”. I have squeezed just about as much shelf space into this (and prior) homes as imaginable. Of course they are STRONG, but […]

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Zeus testing us

Last night an electrical storm rolled over us. One really big flash woke me up, followed by a major thunderclap a second later. There was no electricity in our house immediately thereafter. Still no juice at 0600 this morning. Think: “Good thing today is among the longest days of the year. Sunlight sure is convenient”. No water from mutual water […]

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home-made motorcycle cover

At the beginning of the month I got an offer I couldn’t refuse on a BMW motorcycle. It was a brand and style I’ve been dreaming about for lots of years, but at a price I’ve never seen the likes of. I thought I could widen the entrance and reorganize our ‘sally port’ to park it under a cover. That […]

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gout out

A decade or so ago I had a bout with gout. One big toe was so sensitive I couldn’t have a sheet touch it going to bed. There is no forgetting you hurt. It is highly crippling and inspires serious efforts to find a cure. A nurse-practitioner decided my pain was gout, wrote a prescription and sent me off. I […]

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Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen

editor note: tuRmeRic has two Rs. Pronounced correctly, you hear both Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen for Arthritis of the Knee Posted at greenmedinfo.com on: Tuesday, April 1st 2014 at 8:00 pm Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder An exciting new clinical trial published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed that an effective natural alternative to the exceedingly popular […]

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health benefits of coconut oil

10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil (No. 3 is Best) By Kris Gunnars | from Authority Nutrition.com Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits. Here are […]

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for super busy Moms

Being a Mom is a lot of work. It is almost irrational to expect a Mom to chase the baby AND have time to mop the floor. The solution is obvious now that you see it. Put on the mop onesie and turn the crawler loose.

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amateur radio saves the day

Radio Call Saves SOTA Climber Following Fall A Littleton, Colorado, radio amateur and mountaineer was happy to have his handheld transceiver along on May 17 after he slipped and fell from an icy ledge in Berthoud Pass while snowshoeing. Summits On The Air (SOTA) enthusiast Brad Byland, WA6MM, said he’s been climbing and mountaineering for many years now and never […]

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