Fruit flies, pet goats, surprising uses for salt

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 9, 2017


The big doors of the country barn stand open and ready,
The dried grass of the harvest-time loads the slow-drawn wagon,
The clear light plays on the brown gray and green intertinged,
The armfuls are pack'd to the sagging mow
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Fruit Fly Control

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
Fruit Fly Traps

Shop for fruit fly traps at the lowest prices anywhere! Huge selection, too!
Many Ways to Use Salt!

Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.


Gourmet Salt

Exotic salt collections for the home chef!

Pet Goat Facts and Tips
Are you thinking about getting a goat? Here are some interesting facts you might not know about our friends who were once known as “the poor man’s cow.”
Goat Supplies

Shop for everything you’ll need to raise and care for a goat.
Quick Tips to Use Extra Veggies

10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it!  Here are 10 quick fixes to enjoy healthy, nutritious vegetables and fruit all winter long!
Food Storage

See containers and equipment for storing and preserving food. 
Are Cukes Good for You?

Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips for cooking with cucumbers, a few cucumber health benefits, and easy natural remedies with cucumbers.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.