Christine DeMerchant's Web Page
Diseases You Can Catch from Your Cat
Tar Based Boat Finishes
Traditional tar based boat finishes have been used for centuries
Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs, part 1
This is as close to magic as it gets for me. Amazing.
Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs Part 2
Free Plans for a Drift Sock or Drogue I ran across in an old magazine, but they seem usable.
These are lovely North American Native Flowers and they are now just ripening their bright red berry clusters.
I went on to make some Okra Slime and check it out. It is a fascinating material.
I went to see the Viking Ship Draken Harald Harfagre
It came through the Welland Canal and stopped at Port Weller for a few hours.
PVA glue. There is now one waterproof PVA glue, can it be used in boatbuilding projects?
Phenol Formaldehyde Glue
This is the glue now used for almost all marine plywood. It is closely related to resorcinol glue.
There is a large number of plants toxic to cats
Many of these are also quite deadly to humans.
Urea Formaldehyde Glue
Many good points, a few not so good.
How to raise Monarch Butterflies from eggs
My caterpillars have become crysalids. These butterflies are quite easy to raise if you have milkweed around.
See also the Monarch Butterfly life cycle
So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.
Junk rigs look quite exotic but are a very safe and reliable rig.
Nautical Terms about Sails
Updated the page and added a whole lot of words. A work in progress.
Squash Vine Borers
have made their appearance in my garden. How to control them.
is an organic way of controlling weeds, insects and pathogens in your garden. I've fixed the link
My Puddle Duck was launched and behaved beautifully
I've put together all my boat plan pages.
I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.