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I live in a town with a couple of sawmills. I am concerned about the emissions that are emitted from their production facilities. I can see the steam and wonder if there is a risk from chemicals that may used or from toxic dust. Are there hazards used at the facilities such as chemicals,...
Each time I bake a yeast based coffee cake, the center collapses as it cools. I've tried the recipe several times and this has happened all but one time. I beat the batter at high speed, as directed; I prepare the whole recipe as directed. It comes out beautifully, but again as it cools...
I recently got a can of tomatoes from a food pantry. It was noticeably swollen on both ends. When I punctured it with a can-opener, the juice sprayed 2 feet up in the air. I have never had an experience like this with any canned food product. The tomato juice on my hand tasted fine....
Does Bigfoot exist? If so, do they reside in Oregon? And if they do, what are the chances of an encounter with one (or many) while enjoying Oregon's other natural wonders?
Since the weather is so warm and my roses are already leafing out, is it okay to do my February pruning now?
The top (grafted part) of our dwarf cherry tree died. We have other cherry trees and would like to graft a new top on it. What is the best type of graft to make?
The vertical freezer door was left open an inch from evening to mid-morning the next day. Around 11 a.m., I noticed the veggies (bags) were broken up inside and almost soft. TV dinners were pliable. I also have a package of raw chicken breasts (forgot to check them), butter in cube/pounds...
I have a utility pole in my yard that I would like to disguise with an ornamental tree. I can't have a tree that grows too tall, and was thinking about a dogwood. What would you recommend?
I am installing a permeable driveway (Unilock Turfstone) at my house in Portland. I read your article on best types of grass mixes in Oregon. But what about driveway grass? Ideally I would like a grass with low maintenance, less mowing, and for daily parking with car traffic. The...
I have emergency drinking water (from the garden hose) stored in a 55 gallon plastic drum, and about a dozen store-bought gallons of drinking water in the original plastic containers. How long will they stay safe to drink?