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Ann Torrence
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Theoretically (I admit nothing), let's say you found in the back of your pantry some old flour. Really old, like someone else was president when you bought it. And it's fully processed white flour, still smells good, but probably deteriorated nutritionally. What could you do with it?

1) practice with a solar oven to make something for the chickens
2) mark garden beds (this is a good way to plan sheet mulching beds)

Could you bury it in a sheet mulch? It's not something you'd want to sprinkle on the surface and blow away.

What else? What are some slugs to ducks ideas?

 
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Coat a top quilt for a warre hive

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Ann Torrence wrote:Theoretically (I admit nothing), let's say you found in the back of your pantry some old flour. Really old, like someone else was president when you bought it. And it's fully processed white flour, still smells good, but probably deteriorated nutritionally. What could you do with it?

1) practice with a solar oven to make something for the chickens


Feed it to the chickens directly. How will you know if your experiment worked unless you try it yourself?

This is the reason Jewish women are commanded by law to throw out their old flour. Unfortunately, we are also good at finding legal loopholes.
 
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If you've ever posted on Saturday, you're in violation of the more Orthodox law. Then there's those pigs.

Serve it up plain on Passover. Tell them that it's supposed to be bitter.
 
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Papier-mache. Or you could mix it with an equal quantity of salt, add enough water to make a dough out of it, and use that to sculpt a bust of Caesar.



Won't even need a coating of spray acrylic.

 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Then there's those pigs.


I'm still working on that loop hole.
 
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Apply generously to the top of a fire ant mound.
 
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Make starter pots out of a water/flour dough?
 
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Wallpaper paste was made from flour & water.
So, it could be used to make more durable newspaper planting pots.

(When I had my land in Israel, my neighbor raised lambs, goats, and pigs. He never mentioned it to people...but those who needed to know, knew where to go for 'white meat'. At the time, it was a predominately Christian area, but his lamb/goat customers might reject him.)

 
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The salt dough that John mentions is really good for entertaining children. You can color it with food coloring (optional) and it's like Play-Doh, only it can be hardened in an oven to preserve creations for a time.
 
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