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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

Recycling your tree

Renee,

When is the post-holiday recycling event? Will we be able to recycle our trees at the park this year? We’re going to have a lot to recycle after Christmas!

Linda

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is not so delightful,

And since there’s another way to [...]

Feel the burn II

Renee,

What are the environmental impacts of heating my home with wood 

Ryan

Ryan,

A standard wood-burning fireplace is only 5-10% efficient. It typically only provides heat directly in front of the fireplace and much of the heat is lost through the flue and rear wall. Because it’s inefficient, it [...]

Feel the burn

Renee,

The kids always want to throw their trash in the fireplace. What can I burn in there and what should I avoid?

Amber

Amber,

What can you burn or what should you burn? I imagine you can burn a lot of different things. However, you really shouldn’t burn something [...]

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