Archive | January 10, 2008

Look What I Found :)

I was walking the dogs this morning and look!  It’s right behind our barn…I had no idea…with little groves of trees and an apple orchard I think.  The stream has a little waterfall…it’s beautiful!  Made my day 🙂  I can so picture taking a picnic and my knitting down there when the weather is nice!

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Yay Me!

This morning I tried the borax – made a paste and used steel wool (yeah, no-no, I know) because the toilet is scratched anyways – and it’s so much better.  I have no idea how long those darker stains have been building up (years I suspect)…I went back a few times with a few soaks in between.

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I like how the water looks clear now!  LOL 

Seriously!!

How do I clean this?? 

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We’ve moved to a farm (as you may have read) and there is a well — good enough for washing but not good for anything else.  We buy drinking/cooking water.

The well has quite hard water…sulpher I think, probably iron too and who-knows-what-else.  I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to clean the porcelain where it is stained – toilets and sinks mainly.   I guess I want a wonder product LOL.  I’m not holding my breath.

Suggestions I’m thinking of trying – borax, coca-cola (makes sense -remember the penny), a pumice stone (have tried this and it will work but I don’t have a pumice I want to sacrifice to the toilet atm).  Others I’m not sure about – alka seltzer? vinegar? denture cleaning soak type things?

Bleach type stuff has no effect on the stain.  I think I need an acidic cleaner for this.

No worries about scratching the toilet – this house is as old as the hills…the house itself is from the mid 1800’s and the toilet seems only slightly newer 😉