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The Chicken Mushroom - 06/28/07 04:33 PM
These very tasty mushrooms can add a lot to any dish you are making in the back country or at home. When ever I am ging to do an extended stay in any back country if I can find one of these it is a real treat. There are no look - a - likes to this mushroom. The first I came on. I went to open up my Audubon editable mushroom guide and this mushroom was the featured photo on the cover. It's of the sulfur mushroom family. This mushroom has a fine meat. This like a lot of mushrooms can be (0 comments)
A good Burger - 06/25/07 06:03 PM
Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef ( will make 4 servings ) 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced ginger Topping green onions Directions: Mix ingredients with a fork. Form into 4 equal size burgers. Heat skillet or grill; spray lightly with olive oil. Cook burgers over med. heat until browned on one side. Turn them over carefuily with a spatula. Cook the them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees measure wirh a meat thermometer ( Juices should run clear ) Salt and pepper to taste. Add toppings. Tip: Raw green onions have had a small number of instances, been connected to (3 comments)
Fish,Write it and Remember - 06/24/07 11:06 AM
Thanks to the NH Fish and Game Weekly Fishing Report e-mail I have been doing this for years when I am fishing. It dose help. Keeping track of your fishing experiences to improve your success next time out. One of the most valuable tools for successful fishing can be to use a fishing journal. Looking back on what tactics worked well during certain conditions, time of day and time of year can help provide an angle with guidance for better catch rates. Taking a few minutes to record the details of your fishing trip can really pay off. Besides, it's fun to look back (2 comments)
Where to go fishing - 06/23/07 05:07 PM
Thanks to the N.H. Fish and Game Want more fishing tips and N.H. hot spots? Sign up for the free Fishing Report at www.wwldlife.state.nh.us Deer Neck Bridge South on bypass 28. try fishing the narrow channel that connects the two sides of Lake Massabesic and be sure to save some time for exploring the nearby walking trails. Clair's Landing In the village of Auburn on Route 121, you'll find a spot that's a great pick for a family outing offering excellent fishing and additional fishing sites further down the river. Taylor Falls Bridge and the bridges on Route 111 down Nashua (3 comments)
Catch and release - 06/23/07 03:38 PM
Fishing for fun. Make sure you practice catch and relcase. A fish that is properly handled will have the best chance for survival. Here's how: 1.) Use barbless hooks or hooks with pinched barbs. 2.) Play the fish quickly, so it does not become exhausted and stressed. 3.) To remove the hook, gently back it out of the fish's mouth. You can use pliers for this. 4.) Never remove a deeply swallowed hook from the fish's throat or stomach instead, cut the leader and leave the hook in the fish. 5.) Release the fish while it's still in the water. Thanks (3 comments)
Tips on avoiding unbearable confllicts - 06/23/07 02:35 PM
Thanks to the N.H. Fish and Game for the Info. Tips on avoiding unbearable conflicts: Although black bears are generally shy and usually avoid humans, they are opportunistunistic and will search for human foog supplies when natural foods are not available. Maintaining a sustainable bear population in N.H. depends on minimizing human - bear conflicts. Here are some tips on preventing bear problems: Residential prevention 1. Take down, clean and put away bird feeders by April 1. Store the bird feeder until late fall. Bear damage to bird feeders is a common and growing spring complaint. 2. Clean up spilled seed below feeder stations. (3 comments)
New Hampshire's timber rattlesnakes are an extremely rare and endangered species - 06/23/07 01:43 PM
Do not get me worn I am not a snake lover but we do need to look out for all endangered species. Thanks to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for this Info. What does a timber rattlesnake look like ? They are generally uniformly black on top, or dark with brown blotches or crossbands, and yellowish below. Adults range from 30-60 inches long. The tail is blunt, with a rattle. Eyes have vertical ( not round ) pupils. How can you tell for sure it's a timber rattlesnake ? The timber rattlesnake is the only New Hampshire snake with a (0 comments)
Cracked Drywall - 06/17/07 04:04 PM
Draywall cracks when the framing moves. This happens most often at the upper corners of doors and windows. If the drywall joints fall at the edges of a window, the finished joint well crack when the header sheinks. Fix: don't break the drywall sheets at the corners of an opening. Instead, lap the sheet over the conrner so the joint falls in the center of the window or door span, and then cut out the opening. Also, do not fasten the drywall to the header. Screw the drywall into the cripples and wall plate above the headers. This lets the wallboard (3 comments)
Don't forget the basics looking for cracks - 06/17/07 02:49 PM
When looking a house over for cracks, crevices, unblocked stud and joist spaces, and other thermal bypasses, don't forget the more fundamental issues of temperature and air control. Doors and windows should close well and have good weatherstripping. Hvad systems should be well - tuned and in good working condition, with any ductwork sealed and checked. The house should have high - quality, properly vented bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to expel moisture. Eaves and ridge vents should be properly sized and clear of obstruction. Any dirt crawlspaces or basement floors should be covered with 6-mil poly to prevent moisture infiltration. (0 comments)
12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children - 06/17/07 12:03 PM
1.) Use Safety Latches and Locks 2.) Use Safety Gates 3.) Use Door Knob Covers and Door Locks 4.) Use Door Stops and Door Holders 5.) Use Smoke Detectors 6.) Use a Carbon Monoxide ( CO ) Detector 7.) Use Anti - Scald Devices 8.) Use Outlet Covers and Outlet Plates 9.) Cut Window Blind Cords; use Safety Tassels and Inner Cord Stops 10.) Use Window Guards and Safety Netting 11.) Use Corner and Edge Bumpers 12.) Use a Cordless Phone Thank you for comeing by (4 comments)
Franklin's first attempt to safeguard the public through building codes came in 1735 with his call for minimum standards in the design of fireplace hearths, hearth extensions, and combustible material clearance. The principles Franklin proposed are codified in all the modern building codes, which prescribe these clearances in detail. A main theme of the building codes is protection against fire and safe egress from a building. In 1735, Franklin organized the first volunteer Fire Department in Philadelphia, which still remains the model for our modern fire departments. He also understood the importance of building design (3 comments)
More about Benjamin Franklin ( GOT FEATURES ) - 06/13/07 01:54 PM
One of Franklin's early inventions was the Franklin Stove, still called by his name today. By the mid - 1740's, firewood was already scarce in the Philadelphia area, and air pollution was beginning to be a problem. Franklin's design in 1744 retained more heat than the fireplaces or stoves then in use, thus reducing the demand for wood. Ever the altruist, he refused to patent his invention and insisted on "giving it to the world". Franklin never lost interest in the subject. In 1785, concerned over the polluting effects of coal, he designed another stove that burned soft coal and consumed (0 comments)
An Unusual Aspect of Benjamin Franklin ( GOT FEATURES ) - 06/13/07 01:01 PM
An unusual aspect of Franklin's personality, at least by the standards of the 18th century, was his concern for personal hygiene. From his youth he was an avid swimmer, and in his adult life he bathed as often as once a week practice considered seandalous at the time. Franklin not only brought the first bathtub to America but also improved its deign and spent much of his time reading and writing while soaking. His concern for sanitation went beyond his own personal needs, and he was instrumental in creating America's first public sewer system in Philadelphia. (0 comments)
Of all Benjamin Franklin's scientific accomplishments ( GOT FEATURES ) - 06/12/07 05:25 PM
The best known is his lightning rod. After correctly hypothesizing the nature of lightning in 1750, his famous kite experiment in 1752 confirmed that lightning is a form of electricity and can be directed to the earth through rods and conductors, The principles of grounding all date back to Benjamin Franklin. To this day, passive lihtning protection systems are referred to as " Franklin " systems. Leydon jars - the first storage media for electricity - were in use by experimenters in Europe and America when Franklin coined the word " battery ". He was the first to describe a positive (0 comments)
10 low-cost methods to Spruce up a home - 06/12/07 04:44 PM
Some tips Realtor's may want to give to their client's of homes going on the market. To get ready before buyers start looking at the home. That are quick and easy to do. 1.) Replace tired door mats and freshen up the door exterior with a coat of paint and a seasonal wreath and wash away ptints and scuffs around the door. 2.) Check your exterior lighs to make sure they are tidy, with clean glass and bulbs that are working. 3.) Put away garbage cans and recycle bins and neatly store garden tools. 4.) Be sure the kids put away there toys and clothes in there (0 comments)
Thinking about Leting Your Wood Siding Weather ? - 06/11/07 05:25 PM
Some people choose to let there siding weather naturally, expecting it to turn that light gray color they've seen in pictures of houses on Cape Cod. The problem is, most places don't have Cape Cod's salty air to discourage mildew growth, so the unfinished siding ends up uneven in color. It tends to blacken in areas exposed to high moisture, while protected areas, such as under eaves, remain the original color. Some blackened areas eventually lighten up, but areas exposed to water splash stay dark for a long time. To achieve that gray, weathered appearance quickly while adding some protection, use (4 comments)
Wood and Hardboard Siding Finishing Problems - 06/11/07 05:05 PM
Many problems stem from choosing the wrong finish or applying it incorrectly. On most siding jobs, siding is finished after it is installed, so only the exposed face gets sealed. The back does not. This allows the back of the siding to absorb more moisture then the front, leading to cupping, warping, or even paint failure as the moisture looks for a way to escape. Backpriming equalizes the flow of moisture into and out of the front and back of the siding, minimizing these problems. For this reason I highly recommend backpriming or prefinishing siding before installing it. (4 comments)
Masonry Fireplaces and Chimneys - 06/11/07 03:51 PM
Fireplace and chimney construction must safely separate the combustible building structure from heat sources. Chimneys must safely convey dangerous combustion products to the exterior. Fireplaces typically consume more heated indoor air than they provide, The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulates the design of manufactured fireplaces. Consult your local BO before building or installing a wood - burning fireplace or appliance. (0 comments)
EPA - 06/09/07 01:55 PM
Call EPA'S TSCA ASSISTANCE LINE at ( 202 ) 554 - 1404 to find out whether your state has a training and certification program for asbestos removal contractors and for information on EPA'S Asbestos programs or visit the office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances Asbestos Home Page www.epa.gov TOXIC Substances Contron Act ( TSCA ) Hotline - Sponsored by the office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, the TSCA Hotline provides technical asstance and information about asbestos programs implemented under TSCA, which include; the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act ( ASHAA ), the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Reswponse Act (AHERA), and the Asbestos School (0 comments)
Asbestos - 06/09/07 01:22 PM
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire - retardant. EPA and CPSC have banned several asbestos products. Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor floor tiles. (0 comments)
Wintertime is a Good Time to Test Your Home for Radon - 06/09/07 01:04 PM
January and other cooler weather months are the best time to test your home for radon. Radon is a cancer causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non - smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cacer in America and claims more than 20.000 lives annually. EPA has launched a series of television, radio and print public service announcements encouraging people to test and fix their homes for radon. This is a good (0 comments)
Student Conservation Association - Conservation in Action - 06/07/07 05:05 PM
SCA I indulged my love of wilderness and my adventurous spirit SCA is a nationwid force of high school and college - age volunteers who committed to protecting and preserving the environment. They are conservation in action. www.thesca.org SCA's Mission To build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in handsw - on - service to the land. (3 comments)
Cool free home search tool - 06/07/07 04:41 PM
I found this really cool free home search tool called the "Homebuyer's Scouting Report". Supposedly it's the #1 home search tool in the country, but judge for yourself. According to the service, it's always free, but after 90 days they check your account for activity and might shut it off if you don't use it. So, as long as you're using it, there's never a risk. Check it out for yourself though. www.HomeScoutReport.net (0 comments)
What is Polvbutylene ? - 06/07/07 03:57 PM
Polybutylene is a form of plasticresin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as "the pipe of the future" and were used as a substitute for traditonal copper piping. It is most commonly found in the "Sun Belt" where residential construction was heavy through the 1980's and early to mid 1990's, but it is also very common in the Mid Atlantic and Northwest Pacific states. The piping systems were used for underground water mains and as (4 comments)
Mold Infections and Inflammation - 06/06/07 04:50 PM
Infections can be caused by molds found in indoor air. At extreme levels, hypersensitive pneumonitis may develop. Individuals with compromised immune systems or aggravated health conditions can be especially susceptible to invasive mold infections. Mold blamed for breathing problems. Allergic reactions may be the most common health problem of mold exposure. Typical symptoms reported (alone or in combination) include: Respiratory problems, such as wheezing, and difficulty in breathing Nasal and sinus congestion Eyes-burning, watery, reddened, blurry vision, light sensitivity Dry, hacking cough Sore throat Nose and throat irritation Shortness of breath Skin irritation Central nervous sytem problems Constant headaches Memory problems Mood (0 comments)
Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!
So, you're buying a condo. There are many benefits to owning a condo. Most of these benefits are things you don't have to do. They include no more lawnmower. No painting the outside. No upkeep of the grounds. Of course, there are generally condo association fees that pay for all this, but you don't have the full hassle of dealing with these issues as well as many others. Of course, there are many things condos have in common with traditional homes. You own every thing (3 comments)
Should I inspect my house before I put it on the market ? - 06/06/07 03:44 PM
Absolutely. There are several reasons to have a pre-listing inspection. Your buyer is going to have a home inspection, why be surprised ? You can address any issues you may overlook before you list your home. If major repairs are needed you can get your own estimates from companies you trust. By disclosing defects, you can take those items off the negotioating table. What will my agent say about it ? Most agents I have talked to are in favor of inspecting your home before you put it on the market. My inspection report is your property, so you can give (0 comments)
Aluminum Wiring - 06/05/07 04:36 PM
Due to implications in numerous house fires, the once common practice of using aluminum wiring during the 1970's is no longer permitted in new installations in most jurisdictions.If your house has aluminum wiring you do not necessarily need to panic. Aluminum wiring can be just as safe as copper wire as long as it has been installed correctly. The concern with aluminum wiring is that it is very unforgiving if it has been installed incorrectly. Aluminum wiring expands when it warms up, and contracts then it cools down. Aluminum reacts differently than copper wire after several warm/cooling cycles. After each cycle (3 comments)
Taken Care of your home - 06/01/07 07:02 PM
Home Improvement and Maintenance Home Maintenance Gulde - A homeowners guide to basic maintenance. Home Repair Cost Guide - Marshall Swift has created a complete cost guide for purchase. Home Safety Check List. Improvenet.com , LandscapeUSA , Hometime , Ask This Old House . Todays Homeowner , HOMESBYOWNER101.COM Make up a Seasonal Maintenance Schedule for your home. (0 comments)
Winterizing Your Home (Outside Your Home) - 06/01/07 06:43 PM
Store or cover outdoor furniture, toys and grill. Purchase sand , snow melt , rock salt for melting snow and ice. A shovel or snow blower if you don't already have one. Make sure you have the right kind of gas and oil on hand for your snow blower in case os an unexpected snowstorm. Caulk joints and minor cracks on exterior walls and siding. Seal driveway and walkway cracks, if needed, before ground freezes regularly. Inspect the roof for loose, damaged or missing pieces. Make sure dirt or piles of wood don't come into contact with or touch siding, inviting (3 comments)
Winterizing Your Home (Inside Your Home) - 06/01/07 06:17 PM
A home inspection will look at the systems that make up the building such as : Structural elements, foundation, framing etc. , Plumbing systems , Roofing , Electrical systems , Cosmetic condition , paint , siding etc Have your furnace system serviced to ensure it's working efficiently and not emitting carbon monoxide. Clean permanent furnace filters and replace paper or disposable filters. If you have a wood stove or fireplace, have your chimney swept thoroughly. It should be cleaned before the soot build up reaches one-fourth inch thickness inside the chimney flue. Check the attic to see if insulation needs to be added (4 comments)
Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!
Water is a powerful force. Any doubt of this fact can be erased by a simple visit to the Grand Canyon. While your home is not in any danger of becoming one of the Seven Wonders of the World, water can wreak havoc on a much smaller scale. Water damage can come from several sources: floods , burst pipes , leaky roofs , seepage , etc. Many types are obvious , as is the damage caused by them. But even if you can't see the damage (3 comments)
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