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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2003 02:51:58 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2004 10:02:46 PM »

"what could u do from not having weevels in the hot/cold packs??"

I dried the rice out in the oven (low, low, temp.)... I've done these before and never had a problem with bugs.


quick question: how low? and how long? thanks...
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2004 11:56:59 PM »

thewalrusisme-- just spread it on a cookie sheet, cook at about 200 degrees. Stir every 15 minutes or so, and take it out when it is dry... Ummm... I think maybe 2 hours? Check it by taking out a spoonful and letting it cool to the touch. If it feels damp, put it back in.
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2004 10:03:12 AM »

I have made and used rice bags for years for my Chihuahuas.  My oldest is almost seven.  She discovered a rice tube I used for my neck and I quite honestly got tired of her laying on my neck (she's only 4 1/2 pounds, but hey! it's my neck!!!)  I made my first pad for with rice and added some lavender leaves from my plant outside.  She loves it and has loved it ever since.  I change out the pad after 2 years just because I like change - the dogs (I now have four of them... <g>) There has never been a bad smell and I believe heating them as often as I do will take care of any bugs that might even think about...  My littlest one requires her "bed" to be warmed up at least 4-7 times a day!  I have thought about using field corn, but rice works for us!  I use 3 lbs of rice in them and after heating them for 2.5 minutes, they stay warm with a light blanket on it for 3-4 hours!
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2004 02:37:20 PM »

aw, that sounds so cute!! they really stay warm for that long? i didn't know...
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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2004 04:03:49 PM »

It does stay warm a long time - I have a picture at Webshots in my pic file...  I'll try to post the pic .  Belle is the little one flanked by our latest save from the pound (Joy) with the while haired Buddy...
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2004 02:40:50 PM »

they are too adorable!! Grin

i just want to reach into my monitor and cuddle them!!
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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2004 12:20:16 PM »

Do you need to put covers on them? Sad I made some for my Gran with really ace fabric, and i don't wantto cover it up! Plus, I'm lazy  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2004 05:12:43 PM »

Hi all --- first post here.

I made a bunch of these bags a few years ago as Christmas gifts for family & friends. I used silk (cut-up silk blouses from the used clothing store!) and filled them with a mixture of lentils and lavender. I was inspired by one that my grandmother had received as a gift, although hers was filled entirely with lavender. I kept a couple for myself, of course, and I've had them for over 5 years and never had a problem with bugs...

A few random thoughts:

The weight of the lentils (or rice) is reallly nice to just lay across your forehead or over your eyes if you have a headache --- I rarely heat or chill mine, but the silk feels cool even at room temperature.

You might want to be careful about putting cinnamon, esp. of the ground variety, into the bags --- for one, it can stain fabric, and it's also a skin irritant, so don't use it in bags that you're going to put across your eyes or on your face.

If you use silk, use a couple of layers of it in the bag, so that the powder (lavender gets crushed up over time) doesn't seep out.
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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2004 10:54:15 AM »

thanks for the cool tips trufflegirl - i had no idea that cinnamon was an irritant!

welcome to the boards  Grin
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