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DIY Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Pin ItClass: Please welcome substitute teacher Katheryn Rivas. D.I.Y. Whole Wheat Pancake Mix:  An Old-Fashioned Classic for Modern Times One of the warmest memories from childhood is waking up to the smell of pancakes before a long day of school. But gone are the days when moms have the time to make pancakes from scratch […]

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Pin It Maybe you’re like the Damsel was before she saw the light. Maybe you think there is something magical that makes peanuts into peanut butter–some special process taking elaborate equipment and people in white overalls. And that “natural” peanut butter, costing approximately $123456789, is something even more complicated to make. Gather close, dear students, […]

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DIY–free, easy, clever

Pin ItToday’s Old School lesson is a hands-on project: how to install a pour spout on a canning jar–great for dry cooking ingredients like sugar. This is the sort of DIY project Grandma could have really gotten into. It’s free It uses up things that would otherwise be thrown away It’s useful It’s easy and […]

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Pin ItThe Damsel’s sprogs were funny little people. She’s not sure why, but they adored dropping things out of the upstairs windows. In fact, at any point in 2003, you could walk around her house and find little piles of household objects directly under the 2nd story windows. The Damsel now wipes a tear away, […]

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home canning–a jarful of websites

Pin It The Damsel was just sent this list of 50 websites with canning information. She found the list to be quite thorough. There’s even a website for canning squirrel, because it’s important to do it correctly. After all, you can’t take up your WHOLE freezer with squirrel, so you’ll need to can some. **wink […]

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making knives the old school way

Pin ItThe Damsel couldn’t help watching this video when she saw the title. This is about a guy who makes knives and other things the old school way.  Sound interesting? Check it…

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Pin ItFirst, let’s talk about this. What do you use Febreeze for? Be honest. You use Febreeze to make stinky fabric things smell better. Febreeze works by binding the stink molecules to itself, rendering them unsmellable. It also adds a scent of its own. It doesn’t remove the stink–it’s simply bound up and covered over. […]

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make your own dryer sheets

Pin ItBy request, the Damsel takes on one of those perplexing problems of modern life. Static Cling. **shudder Grandma didn’t really have a problem with static cling since she hung her clothes out to dry in the fresh sunshine. The Damsel recommends you try this if you have any possible way of doing so. There […]

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