Farming Advice: Extend the Life of a Christmas Tree, Beef Chili Recipe and a Painting Primer

Farming advice from MOTHER and her readers, including how to recycle and extend the life of a Christmas tree, a winter warmer beef chili recipe and a painting primer to ease cleaning after painting.

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Diagram 1 and 2: Extending the life of socks takes only a few minutes of your time, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine or needle and thread.
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