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Old Maps

I end up searching for old maps every once in a while, and never remember the best way to do it. Start with David Rumsey’s site and use the “geofencer” tool Zoom in to the region of interest select maps on the right to overlay drag the maps to reorder …

Rotary Phone & Pi

I wanted Max to use our old rotary phone, and with a little downtime during COVID and wanting to learn Python anyway, …

Wild Yeast Starter

Our instructions for how to use and keep a natural yeast starter going! We keep our starter in a bowl and just …

Yogurt

Notes from the trials of making homemade yogurt. Default process: Heat milk to 180 degrees F (denatures proteins) Hold in oven for …

Compost

Often I get asked about composing and how to do it, so this is my method. I learned from my Grandmother on …

Pierogies

From Babcii’s recipe that Mom transcribed. Babcii said this recipe was from Aunt Mary, Dzdadi’s sister. Makes approximately 18 pierogies Dough 2 …

Beeswax Candles

This page has all my notes for making beeswax candles. Sounds like beeswax should use square braided wick. 5/0 wick seems to …

Cider 2019

First Pressing Random apples from some lady who dropped them off. Many were really old, and needed lots of cutting. Probably some …

Burningman Wood Pendant Necklaces

I’ve been making wooden pendant necklaces as gifts almost every year I’ve been to Burning Man- first with our longtime Transit Lounge …

Beeswax wraps

What to do with all the beeswax? After a few years of making candles, we wanted to try new beeswax wraps, but …