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  • How To:  Clean Your Cast Iron Pan (including How NOT To)

    Oh, I just saw your reply! I's so happy this worked for you. Betsy Fartblossom is my cat. She got her name for very obvious, and unfortunate, reasons. That cat can clear a room!

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  • Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets

    Yup, everything has been like that for a few years now. It's called "Planned obsolescence", where they plan on things breaking down in a few years. My stove is another example. I bought it in 1963, it's a Tappan, has pilot lights and is still going strong. Of course it looks a bit beat up, but I love my stove! I finally gave my upright freezer away because it wasn't a frost-free one and I was just too lazy to defrost it every month or so. It was a Philco that I got with the Rich Freezer Food Plan in 1962. Remember them? It went through 2 or 3 floods where the water was half way up the freezer, but it still ran. I gave it to a guy who had 6 kids and was quite excited to get it. I'm sure it's still running. It ran great for me, even after the floods. I'm not all inte...

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    Yup, everything has been like that for a few years now. It's called "Planned obsolescence", where they plan on things breaking down in a few years. My stove is another example. I bought it in 1963, it's a Tappan, has pilot lights and is still going strong. Of course it looks a bit beat up, but I love my stove! I finally gave my upright freezer away because it wasn't a frost-free one and I was just too lazy to defrost it every month or so. It was a Philco that I got with the Rich Freezer Food Plan in 1962. Remember them? It went through 2 or 3 floods where the water was half way up the freezer, but it still ran. I gave it to a guy who had 6 kids and was quite excited to get it. I'm sure it's still running. It ran great for me, even after the floods. I'm not all interested in new and pretty, I want dependable and efficient products! My disposer finally died after 49 years, too:) They don't make them like they used to make them, unfortunately.

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  • Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets

    sstone102 Once you are finished with the aluminum balls, you can use them to scrub out pots and pans or, even better, throw them on the floor for the cat!

    I have used dryer sheets since they came out and my dryer - 50 + years old - is running just fine. Gone through 2 kids, a hubby, dog and cat beds, various weird stuff that needed washing and drying, and no brittle parts or chipped paint.

    Mosquitoes used to leave me alone while I was heavy. I think they were watching their cholesterol! Now that I'm thinner, they are after me. I'm going to give this a try, thanks for the tip.

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  • How To:  Clean Your Cast Iron Pan (including How NOT To)

    HAHAHAHA - you probably can! Did you see that episode of Boston Legal where Betty White cracked that guy on the head with a frying pan? Too funny. Should work on kids too:)

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on rjkorn's instructable Pretzels and Pretzel Nuggets3 months ago
    Pretzels and Pretzel Nuggets

    I'm scared of this recipe!

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on mscharch's instructable Laminated 2X4 Work Tables4 months ago
    Laminated 2X4 Work Tables

    Austin: Just put a brace on each side in front of the K looking legs for the strength you need. I made a similar table with 4 braces, except I used a 6 x 1 1/2" or so board for the front. It's lower than the top. On one end I cut a 4" hole. Now, when things roll or fall off of the table top, they go into this 'well' and not on the floor. If there is saw dust from a project, I sweep it into the 'well' and then to the hole where I have attached a coffee can underneath to catch the saw dust. I use this saw dust, mixed with wood glue, to fill in any voids in the top of the table or any other project that needs a bit of help. It's been going strong for over 30 years:) I hope this is clear:)

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on Befferoni and Cheese's instructable Bacon Cheddar Bread5 months ago
    Bacon Cheddar Bread

    I love that you said not to use the pre-shredded cheese. We must do our own, like Trump says "Make America Grate (great) again!" HA!

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on Befferoni and Cheese's instructable Bacon Cheddar Bread5 months ago
    Bacon Cheddar Bread

    Put it on your lap and sing to it. Yeah, I agree, Simon and Garfunkel or maybe some Temptations:)

    I don't have a bread maker or a slow cooker. I love the old fashioned get your hands in it kind of cooking, the kind where you can smell it cooking, smell the yeast bread rising and knead it, chop the veggies, all hands on like grand mom used to do. Comfort food isn't always in the eating, it's a lot about the making. What's the rush? Take your time and enjoy the cooking experience.

    I find it so relaxing to cook the old fashioned way. I'm retired and have all the time in the world. Even when I was working, I never cooked fast. I have a microwave, but it's only for heating stuff up or cooking the occasional frozen meatless patties. I'm vegetarian, and my sweetie isn't, so I slow cook everything for him. He loves cheese, and bacon, and will love this bread. I'm going to surprise him with it this week:)

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on RCLifeOn's instructable DIY Mini Air Conditioner6 months ago
    DIY Mini Air Conditioner

    Yeah, today I told my friend that another friend had something up his arm besides his sleeve:( But, back to the horse thing. Check this video out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrZfat-sak

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  • How To:  Clean Your Cast Iron Pan (including how NOT to)

    I'm so happy you had great results. I had a cast iron frying pan that had yuck built up on the outside. I put this stuff on it, let it sit for about 3 minutes and scraped the majority of the yuck up. Three more tries and the pan was as clean as new. So easy to do:) Oh, the Fartblossom is a name I call my cat, Betsy, - for obvious reasons:) That cat can clear a room!

    Whatever works for you is a bonus! Keep with your own tried and true and you will never be let down.

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on gravityisweak's instructable Coat Hanger Drill Bit6 months ago
    Coat Hanger Drill Bit

    I have absolutely no use for this, but I MUST find one! This is so cool. Can't wait to try it. And Joan Crawford said "No more wire hangers!" What was she thinking??? I'm off to the garage to give it a go right now. In your face Mommy Dearest! HA!

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on Make it Extreme's instructable Extreme Scissor Lift Shoes7 months ago
    Extreme Scissor Lift Shoes

    Hey! Like my sweetie, who complains that he's short, I tell him "You're not short, you're fun sized!"

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Life Hacks with PVC #141 year ago
    10 Life Hacks with PVC #14

    Why thank you. I didn't think I wrote that so it was understandable. Hope you make one and use it to clean your gutters. It's also useful for spraying behind things to get the leaves and stuff out so you don't have to drag pots and things around.

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on RCLifeOn's instructable DIY Mini Air Conditioner1 year ago
    DIY Mini Air Conditioner

    Nah, just the one male, Perkins. He was the bird who came to dinner. He was my daughters bird, and when she went on vacation I took him for 2 weeks. That was 18 years ago, he's been here ever since. He only poops in a couple of places, and down several pictures:) I love that little guy. He doesn't have a cage, I wouldn't want to live cooped up. He flies around the house and only got out once, 14 years ago. He was gone for 10 days, near death when I got him back. He's not too interested in going by outside doors any more:) He sleeps on the back of the 1/2 bathroom door. I put a length of plastic gutter on the door and he gets in there and goes to sleep:) Can't fall out of bed that way! He used to sleep on the top of the door and I nearly slammed his foot in the door, so I h...

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    Nah, just the one male, Perkins. He was the bird who came to dinner. He was my daughters bird, and when she went on vacation I took him for 2 weeks. That was 18 years ago, he's been here ever since. He only poops in a couple of places, and down several pictures:) I love that little guy. He doesn't have a cage, I wouldn't want to live cooped up. He flies around the house and only got out once, 14 years ago. He was gone for 10 days, near death when I got him back. He's not too interested in going by outside doors any more:) He sleeps on the back of the 1/2 bathroom door. I put a length of plastic gutter on the door and he gets in there and goes to sleep:) Can't fall out of bed that way! He used to sleep on the top of the door and I nearly slammed his foot in the door, so I had to come up with something for him. Now everyone's happy! Betsyfartblossom is my cat who has seriously pestilential, to near fatal, gas attacks while sleeping on my chest, butt towards my face:( But I love her too. Perkins taunts her a lot.

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  • Harvesting Flower Seeds for Next Year's Gardens

    Be sure to leave some of the flowers with the seed heads for the birds who get really hungry in the winter.

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  • how to bind an embroidery hoop

    Wow! Great idea, thanks!

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Life Hacks With PVC #141 year ago
    10 Life Hacks With PVC #14

    Isn't that great that his son still thinks his dad is great? Hopefully he will continue and they will have what looks like a great relationship. Way to go dad! You're doing a find job with that boy.

    O.k., this is too cool! I want to make a 4 sided one with holes on an angle to water my small garden. What I made - now try to follow me here:{ - is I took a piece of 1/2 inch pvc about 5 feet long and on one end put a piece of 1/2 " pvc that was bent at a near downward angle. On the other end of the long piece I put a hose connector and use it to clean out my gutters and sometimes I use it without the hose attached to get stuff out of the bushes:) I also took a large Y shaped pvc pipe and put it in my Guinea Pigs cage (that was a stretch) and he loves to run in and out of it. Maybe I should attach another piece to make a tunnel.

    Oh, about the garden tool hack. Be sure to put the pipe close enough to the bottom of whatever you're attaching it to so that you can lift the - whatever you're lifting - out of it without hitting the ceiling. Don't ask me how I know this:(

    Sometimes I sing in the shower and water gets in my mouth. Don't want to drink any of that non-potable water. My cooking is bad enough, why add insult to injury???

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  • BetsyFartBlossom commented on RCLifeOn's instructable DIY Mini Air Conditioner1 year ago
    DIY Mini Air Conditioner

    Yes, it was funny, I laughed:)

    Yes, Cliffystones, it was funny, I laughed:)

    Firepuncher, just say "That's nice" and let it go. Don't overthink and over analyze stuff. When you do, it makes the other person feel small, and you wouldn't want that, would you???

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  • Diy Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

    This is great! Ignore all of the snarky comments, they're just jealous they weren't smart enough to figure this out. It is not up to us to take a life, unless it's a mosquito. They start it! Catch and release is good. Oh, by the by, mice don't really care for cheese. Years ago they were on ships and that was the only thing available for them to eat. They love peanutbutter.

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