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Honey, Not Just for Tea
Honey Natural Remedies: Not...
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!
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Tips for Raising Baby Chicks
Here’s how to raise baby chicks the right way—from the day they arrive to the day they start laying...
Prevent Basement Flooding
Melting snow, warm rain, and high water tables often mean water or dampness in the basement of many...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous? Enjoy these onion ...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We started down the driveway...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Have you ever heard of a solitary bee? Unlike honey bees and bumblebees, these bees don’t live...
A Little Chocolate For Health? Maybe.
The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a...
Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet’s tail wagging and...
Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Storing, and Hatching Chicken Eggs
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs in...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
Bee or Wasp Stings: Prevention and Treatment
Here are some first aid tips for those annoying and often painful bee stings and wasp stings. Leave...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
The final chapter in our Raising Chickens series is what to do when your chicken stops laying eggs...
Essential Oils: Trendy But Nothing New
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about essential oils in connection to health. What are...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Health Benefits of Oatmeal and Oats
Oats are good for more than just breakfast. Read on to learn about the health benefits of oatmeal ...
Switchel or Haymaker's Punch Recipe
Switchel or Haymaker’s Punch is a refreshing drink made from apple cider vinegar. It was how...
Household Uses for Stale White Bread
I’ve baked my own whole-grain bread for more than 40 years (the kind food writers call “rustic”). I...
Backyard Chicken Basics
Keeping Chickens: An American Tradition Once upon a time, virtually all American households kept...
Tick Bites: Lyme Disease Symptoms, Prevention, and Tick Removal
It’s the season for ticks! Prevent Lyme disease by keeping yourself tick-safe with these...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard vegetable, and growing tomatoes is easier than you might think....
Chickens for Backyards: Training Chickens
Backyard poultry farmers know the joys of raising chickens and gathering eggs, but do they know...
How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes. It is...
What Counts As Exercise?
Most of us are used to thinking of “exercise” as something to do in a gym, but we’re over looking...
Animal Track Identification
Animal tracks and footprints can tell you what animals are roaming around your backyard or eating...
How to Make Potpourri Out of Rose Petals
Here is a simple, classic potpourri recipe out of rose petals and other flowers. It’s a wonderful...
Emergency Survival Kit
Keep the following supplies in your emergency survival kit, and you will be prepared for any...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to get started raising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first...
Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief & Treatment
Here are 20 home remedies for sunburn relief and treatment. If you have a minor sunburn (where the...
Raising Chickens 101: Raising Baby Chicks
Want to learn how to raise baby chicks? Here’s a beginner’s guide to bringing up baby! (This is the...
Food Trends of 2017
At the end of each year or early into the new year, famous chefs, food critics, food writers,...
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using...
Benefits of Mint Plants: Medicinal, Culinary, and More
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIY...
Blueberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow Is Also One of the Healthiest
Blueberries are one the easiest fruit to grow. Here are some of the best blueberry varieties to add...
Household Uses for Candles and Candle Wax
If you burn candles in your home—especially around the holidays—keep in mind these household candle...
How to Get Lucky the Old-Fashioned Way
In today’s world of online dating Web sites and “speed dating,” sometimes it’s good to be reminded...
Superstitions and Old Wives' Tales Around the Home
There are many superstitions and old wives’ tales about the house and home. Are they fact or...
How to Get Motivated | Tips for Self-Motivation
Lack of motivation can be a pervasive and debilitating problem, but do not despair—there are ways...