Bucks Brandon

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since Apr 06, 2011
Bucks County, Pennsylvaia [zone 6]
Bucks County, Pennsylvania [zone 6]
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Stumbled upon this link I thought I'd share:

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tip_blender_and_mason_jar/

apparently, the threads on mason jars and most blenders are the same. I went and verified this with my very normal blender, and sure enough the bottom unscrews from the blender top and fits onto a mason jar just fine.

I think this would be a great way to reduce dishes if you blend things up often... I make my own refried black beans using the blender and this would keep them right in an easy to put in the fridge container!
7 years ago

John Polk wrote:
She said screws, but nails would work also.



bailing wire could probably do the job, too, I'll bet. Frankly because of the free nature of the pallets I might be inclined to drop some dimes on nice painted square head deck screws. Keep a can of bright paint handy and mark where you drive each screw and then when you have to replace a section you can reuse the nice screws.
7 years ago

Rob S. aka Blitz wrote:
I did try a few, they arent sweet which isnt a bad thing...the texture is just dry like they would be at the end of the season, and its not every single one...some of them are still on track. There is always next year!



That there is! I don't think it could hurt to feed them some end of the year compost in hopes that some added nutrients will help next years harvest.
7 years ago
yeah, blueberries love water. FWIW wild blueberries are very small and VERY tastey, have you tried any of the berries? One of my favorite camping spots features a lake with blueberries surrounding the shore in long stretches... once we went there just as the berries were really producing and harvested a giant bowl full that came home and went into our freezer.

Wild blueberry pancakes for months later!
7 years ago
I don't hitch, but so long as my wife and kid aren't with me I usually will pick up others. As with any interaction with a stranger, pull over and ask where they are going thru the cracked window first. Evaluate them before letting them in your car. Sadly, many of the people around me who don't have a car don't have one for reasons other than poverty [read: DUI, drug use, etc...]. Not an automatic disqualifier - but something to weigh into your decision.

Pause and give a think about if you are willing to give them a ride and if the answer is no then, "Sorry - that would be out of the way for me, but good luck!" If they seem alright then enjoy the satisfaction you can get by helping out another human being. We're all on this planet together, after all!
7 years ago
my humble tip: icepacks are not just for when you are injured. I like the reusable "gel" icepacks you can get at any pharmacy or grocery store. Keep 2 per person and when it is really hot [or you need to do hot work, like mowing the lawn] take out an ice pack and use a bandana to wrap it around your neck. A LOT of blood goes thru your neck and it works like a personal air conditioning system when you have an ice pack on. Switch between the two packs in the freezer as needed, so you always have one in use and one cooling and on standby.

Also, I can't emphasize drinking water enough. Figure out how much your body wants and can take and set goals for the day. Every time I go to work I bring 2 quart sized canteens to drink [because I prefer the taste of my well water]. My canteens go with me everywhere.
7 years ago
very neat! I love it when people don't accept that there isn't a better way to figure out how to do something. Well done.
7 years ago
yep very cool book. If you like that, also check out the foxfire series of books.
7 years ago
the first thing that came to mind for me would be an angle grinder, but I'm not sure if it's the best tool for as many cuts as you are looking at! I kinda hate to recommend them, because their quality is *VERY* spotty... but in a pinch harbor freight can give you a good solution at an affordable price.*

$85.00 for a miter saw:
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/miter-saws/10-inch-compound-miter-saw-91995.html

$22.00 for a grinder:
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/grinders/heavy-duty-4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-91223.html

$30.00 for 42" bolt cutters:
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/bolt-cutters/42-inch-bolt-cutters-41151.html

Anything from Harbor Fright with bits or blades, I buy nicer ones from a hardware store because they generally won't last. That personal rule makes me wonder about the bolt cutters, too. Also, it's pretty easy to find coupons for HF that makes it even cheaper.

For some extra money, all of those items could also be picked up at home cheapo, lowes, sears, etc.... The ultra budget learn to hate the job would be a hacksaw.

[size=5pt]*of course this may or may not be a result of slave labor in china or terrible environmental oversight - but then again this may be the case with a large number of items we buy these days, not necessarily harbor freight specific.[/size]
7 years ago
....so no bites?

hopeful bump.
7 years ago