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Mrs. Cara Dafforn's Blog – September 2009 Archive (3)

Walking into the after-life

The Golden sandals worn by King Tut are worth the walk or perhaps a brisk run to the touring exhibition of more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. Engrave with decoration that replicate woven reed these sandals provide permanent record of the artistry, craft and the death customs of Egyptians’ living during 1323 B.C. On display till October 25th at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the exhibit is organized by… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 18, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Preserving Indiana Concord Grapes

According to the Ball Blue Book of preserving in the Soft Spread section on page 33

To yeild about 3 pints

2 quarts of grapes

1/2 cup water and 6 cup sugar

Top prepare pulp: Separate pulp from skins of grapes, mince skins. Cook skins gently 15 to 20 minutes, adding your sweet grape juice Cook pulp without water until soft. Press through a sieve or food mill to remove seeds.

To Make Jam: Combine pulp, skins and sweet grape juice. Cook rapidly to gelllin… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 13, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lessons from our Great Grandmother

The Epic Bestseller, Panther in the Sky by our own Indiana Author James Alexander Thom was a fierce reminder that disease is deadly. So holders of the hearth, in this land of the Indians we are grateful for the a greener Indiana in the name and honorable path of our ancestors from the nations of the Delaware, Miami, Shawnee and Potawatomi …prepare to change your thinking to lead the thought revolution with hyper hygiene in your home.

Add these ten steps to your… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Stewards of the earth

Renee, what are some ways I can help get my church involved in environmental activism?


Eric, in light of recent coffee cup nonsense, it’s a great time to share how people of faith — any faith — are focusing their energy on caring for the Earth. So, then, it [...]

The whole poop

Hi Renee,

I was wondering if you know of an environmentally friendly way to dispose dog waste? I cringe every time I pull out a plastic (albeit recycled) bag to clean the yard.


Hi Sarah,

You’re barking up the right tree with this [...]



We recently completed a home remodel which included new baseboards and door trim.  I have a lot of little pieces (translation: unusable for reuse) of stained & urethane-treated wood trim that I would like to recycle.  Anyplace in the Indianapolis area or Bloomington IN area that takes this type of [...]

Reface Don't Replace

Refacing is greener than replacing - ecocountertopsusa.com

Reface! Don't Replace!

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