Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Did you know....

1) Racoons can stay up a tree for more than 2 days???? My 'city dog turned country', Chance chased a coon up our front tree yesterday. The coon's just a yearling and according to my hubby-to-be, coons can stay up a tree for a few days until they get hungry. I feel sorry for the poor thing. Chance has been diligently standing guard beneath the tree. I wanted to save the coon and return him to the forest, but J insists that they're pests and they do more damage than I think they do. Hmmmm...

2) Asparagus tastes yummy raw!! Who woulda known?? I certainly didn't! I've always eaten them cooked! I've either steamed, boiled, braised, grilled, sauteed them...but never ate them raw! An old farmer told me to try it and I must say, asparagus does taste yummy raw! They taste kind of like snow peas--a little sweet and really refreshing.

3) Rhubarb isn't that bad!! In the city, I HATED rhubarb. I guess it's because we never really ate much of it...nor did we know how to cook it. J's mom has taught me a bunch of wonderful ways to use rhubarb! Rhubarb and strawberry go very well together.

4) We're getting married in THREE weeks!! Holy crap! Time does fly!

5) If you freeze your paint brushes after using them, the paint doesn't dry and harden. Just take the paint brushes out of the freezer 10 mins before you use them again and they'll thaw out and be as good as new. I've been painting the outside of our house--well, just the trim around all the windows. J's got soooo many windows!! Arrgh!

6) If you put your rubber bands/elastic bands (in a platic baggie with a twist tie) in the freezer, they last longer and don't get brittle. My MIL2B has taught me so many neat little tricks.

7) You can make homemade lip balm by mixing together vegetable shortening (Crisco or whatever you have on hand) and a packet of cherry kool-aid.

8) I still haven't figured out how to get rid of grass stains!! Anyone???


Ms. Mamma said...

Okay, sista, this has worked for practically any stain SF has thrown at me or on me. First, rub in stain remover, add some hand soap or dish soap and rub it in really good. Be gentle if it is a delicate fabric, but make sure to saturate the stain and work the soap and remover into the fabric. Next, let the whole thing soak in the sink or wherever overnight. Prest-change-o, it should be gone!

When I was little we used to pick rhubarb and get my granny's sugar bowl. we'd just dip it in sugar and eat it raw. Very tasty and different. Let me know it the stain comes out. Good luck with everything! You'll be fine!

Chrissy121875 said...

Thank you sooooooooo much!! You are a lifesaver!!!

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