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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shrub Rover

Shrub Rover

Designed and built by Justin Shull, the Shrub Rover is powered by plug-in solar electricity and is underpinned by a compact go-kart frame with a fiberglass dome and glued on faux foliage.
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Quote by~Marie Curie
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

Your skeleton keeps growing until you are about 35.
Rudyard Kipling refused to write with anything other than black ink.
10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.
Takes twelve ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.
Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.

Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipe:1 part baking soda1 part salt1/4 part cream of tartar
Directions:Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of recipe into the drain and flush with a kettle full of boiling water. Run hot water from the tap for a couple minutes, then turn to cool water and run for another couple minutes. Do this monthly to clear out any fat, grease and nasties buildup that may be beginning to form.

To make flower Pot bread ect.
New terracotta pots are first washed thoroughly, greased inside and out with shortening and then baked 2 or 3 times in the oven to create a non-stick surface. Ingredients for bread are all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, active dry yeast, warm water, an egg, and optional extras such as poppy seeds, mixed seeds, pumpkin seeds and chopped walnuts. From One Perfect Bite.
) Take two (6-inch) new terra cotta flower pots. Wash thoroughly, drain dry and grease them inside and outside, with shortening, butter or oil. Make sure to coat the rims as well2) Heat pots in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes. Remove. Let cool. Repeat process two or three more times to create a non-stick surface on flower pots. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Flower pot bread
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons sugar, divided use

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

egg wash: 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water or milk

Optional Extras

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

2 tablespoons mixed seeds

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

1) Grease inside and rim of 2 (6-inch) flower pots with shortening, oil or butter. Set aside.2) Combine water and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle dry yeast over water. Let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.3) Combine flour, salt and reserved 2 teaspoons sugar in a large bowl. Add any extras you want to use. Add yeast mixture and oil. Mix to form a smooth dough. Turn onto floured board and knead until smooth and no longer sticky, about 10 minutes.4) Cut dough into 6 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Place 3 balls in the bottom of each flower pot. Place on a baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.5) Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush top of loaves with egg wash. sprinkle with seeds if desired. Bake loaves in middle of oven for 30 minutes, or until bread is a rich golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove bread from oven. Cool on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pots and continue cooling on wire racks until bread is at room temperature. Bread can be served in flower pots or decoratively wrapped. Yield: 2 loaves.http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2010/03/flower-pot-bread-blue-monday.html

Links to Crafts & Tutorials
Terra Cotta water fountain

free printable 8.5"x11" calendar for the month of May.

Have a blessed day & Be a blessing to others.

Thank you for coming to see me come back please.

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