Bitterroot Amateur Radio

Bitterroot Amateur Radio

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Fully Informed Jury

Fully Informed Jury

the alternative to a ruling elite

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party

whatever floats your boat as long as it doesn't sink mine

Crab Cakes!

Melissa DunlapMay 11 at 9:44 PM

The Crab Cake Story. A dear couple, family, Ray & Lindy Jones of Rohnert Park, CA, harvest crab every year in Oregon and send Marilyn pint jars in a care package once or twice a year. My baby brother, Bruce, took me to his favorite restaurant downtown Seattle […]

Open Letter to Dr. Fauci

I want to save this to refer to when the vaccine is mandated.

Open Letter to Fauci by Bill Sardi

Excuse me, Dr. Fauci

Shall I get my measles immunity papers also? You mean I can’t go to work or even get a job without having papers showing I have antibodies against each and every […]

Virus Scares – now and every election going back to 2002

I think I will at least post the link to this article by Bill Sardi at that has other links too numerous to count, pointing to the manipulation of this pandemic, if there really is one, to the detriment of first blacks (dark skinned), second the elderly, and other nefarious outcomes if you are […]

Hoarder’s Sale VS Stocking Up Sale


Apparently, Grocery Stores will no longer have “stocking up” sales. These will hereafter be referred to as “hoarder sales.” I have yet to score a single roll of toilet paper since the virus crisis began. It’s a good thing I was taught long ago to stock up on certain items. Perhaps, when people […]

Curtains and more face masks

My kitchen window faces West and I’ve fought the setting sun for a couple of years and finally took out the two panels, that weren’t enough, and the two valances, combined them and successfully covered the window. I shortened them, and used the tops for new loops which move from side to side better […]

Face Mask: One minute no sew, no staple, no tape mask

Here is a very simple, no sew, no staple, no taping, highly effective face mask. They show a fabric filter that I don’t know where it comes from*, fold into a rectangle of fabric (large hankie or scarf) add two pony tail rubbers or circles of elastic, fold some more and wear. I see […]

Best Face Mask Instructions

Mask Pattern Instructions based on this YouTube video: 

How to sew a simple pleated face mask with just 5 lines (with nose wire and filter slot)

To print out; click on the words Mask Pattern Instructions at the bottom for the pdf. 


Update: Some of us are noticing that our machines are having a […]

Amish Bread Starter recipes

COVID 19 pandemic is the cause of many shortages. Apparently, one cousin could not score yeast in stores. Seems like I should begin keeping starter in the fridge and bake on a regular basis again. Thought I’d save a couple of recipes here for starter. The first one is dairy free. 

Amish Friendship Bread […]

Surgical Masks

These are no longer my favorites because there is no pocket for a filter!!! Check out my other two posts for masks.

Surgical Masks to Make

This one from Joann’s Fabric





or these look pretty good and the pattern is in 4 sizes:


Fidget Quilt

This is a “Fidget Quilt” for dementia and alzheimers patients, with velcro, hook & eye, belt and loops, zipper, button, tie and braid activities. Made for mother-in-law who still has busy hands. Worked all day yesterday and finally finished today. Spent weeks collecting components that I didn’t already have on hand. I can see why […]