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Getting Rid of Fleas on a Dog - black and brown puppy

Getting Rid of Fleas on a DogI live in Tahiti and unfortunately there aren't a lot of pet stores here on the islands. In fact, there aren't any pet stores here on the island. If we want anything for your pets we have to buy them from the veterinary or the pharmacy. We pay an extremely high price for our pet care needs.

 

Driftwood Christmas Tree - finished tree

Driftwood Christmas TreeLiving in Tahiti has many advantages, but when it comes to Christmas it has one major disadvantage. We don't have live Christmas trees here. Therefore, we normally end up settling for an artificial tree. Years ago the people here on the islands used driftwood to make their trees for the holidays.

 

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Building a Turtle Home in Your GardenNot long ago, my sister-in-law called me. She was on the other side of the island when a turtle started to cross the road. Luckily she saw the turtle in time to stop her car. She called me to take the turtle. She understands that I love animals and would take care of the turtle.

 

Using Old Sinks As Planters - old sinks planted with succulents sitting up on a garden wall

Using Old Sinks As PlantersOne way to recycle old sinks from your bathroom or kitchen is to use them in your garden to plant succulents in. These sinks make a great border around your garden and add to the look of the garden. Succulent plants don't need much water. It is easy to use the sink and they have a drainage system. Just dig a hole in the ground and place the sink and the drainage pipe in the hold.

 

kitchen sink

How To Control Ants In Your KitchenWhen I was growing up during the warm summer months my grandma's kitchen would be filled with ants. Each morning we would wake up to ants around the sink, on the counters, and crawling up the cupboards.

 

Weaving Coconut Leaf Plates - three plates of differing sizes

Weaving Coconut Leaf PlatesHere in Tahiti we use coconut leaves for many different things. They are used to weave roofing panels for your home, making a broom to clean your home, or even used to make serving plates to serve food on.

 

A banana crepe being cooked in a skillet.

Banana CrepesA favorite of many people here on the islands is crepes made with fresh bananas. Once the bananas are cut from the banana plant they are hung upside-down to ripen. Many times we have too many ripe bananas to use. Therefore, we take the over ripe bananas and make Poe and crepes. The crepes are delicious eaten alone or topped with fresh coconut milk. So next time you have over ripe bananas try making some banana crepes.

 

finished rock wall around flower bed

Repairing Your Flower BedsI live in Tahiti and we have a lot of rain year-round. This can be a problem when it comes to planting flowers or plants in your garden. Therefore, I decided to raise my flower beds so when it rains the water doesn't flood my plants.

 

Making a Bamboo Rain Stick - braid some string and decorate the instrument. Be sure to glue the string in place.

Making a Bamboo RainstickHere on the island music is an important part of our lives. There are many ways that we use bamboo to make musical instruments. One of the instruments I love to make is a rainstick.

 

Protecting Your Personal Data and Online Identity

Protecting Your Personal Data and...Computers, tablets, and smartphones are a part of everyone's life these days. Therefore, it's vital that we understand the importance of protecting our data when online.

 

Ginger Chicken

Ginger ChickenIn Tahiti, we have a lot of Chinese influence when it comes to cooking. I do most of my cooking with a wok. Therefore, I have revised a delicious Chinese dish here and created one of my own. This is my version of Chinese Ginger Chicken that is served at many of the snack trucks here on the islands.

 

Bamboo Garden Gate - bamboo covered metal garden gate

Bamboo Garden GateI live on a small island in the South Pacific, where everything is imported. We do not have a large variety of items to choose from. Years ago when we wanted to put a gate up all we had to choose from was a metal gate. The gate has been up for over 20 years now and is looking shabby and worn.

 

Shaka cream colored tabby cat

Shaka I rescued Shaka from a drainage ditch on the side of the road. I heard a car pull up in front of my friend''s home. The passenger threw a carton into the deep drainage ditches we have on our road. In the carton were 5 baby kittens. Four of the kittens were very sick. The kittens were three weeks old.

 

Fluffy White Frosting

Fluffy White FrostingWhen I was growing up I couldn't eat anything that was made with milk. That included a few of the cake frostings that my Grandmother used to make. Generally people add milk and butter to the powdered sugar to make a frosting for their cakes. However, my Grandmother had a delicious recipe that didn't use powered sugar or milk.

 

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls in One Hour

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls in One HourNow and then we want to make a special treat for our children. Now it's so easy to make fresh, hot baked cinnamon rolls in an hour. I love this bread recipe that my girlfriend gave me. I''ve made fresh baked bread, rolls, and cinnamon rolls with this recipe.

 

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