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How To Have A Baby
(Here's an article from the Almanac archives with some tongue-in-cheek advice about having a baby...
How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps
Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly...
How To Start a Fire With a Hand Drill
Notch a V in the edge of the softwood base (the fireboard) and rest the softwood on the ground. At...
Swimmer’s Itch: Prevent and Treat It
Every spring we welcome a few passing ducks and geese to our small backyard pond. Often a pair or...
Ice or Heat: Home Remedies for Pain
When should you use ice or heat? Find out how to make cold packs and heat packs, as well as when to...
Preserving Meats by Salting and Brining
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the...
How to Make Jelly
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear...
Essentials for the down-home household
A baker’s dozen of safe, cheap, natural, multi-purpose essentials Most of us keep a few basics on...
Onion skins for health (and more)
Admit it, the crisp, flaky outer scales of the onions you use in soups, salads, and casseroles...
Recipes for Pet Treats
Remember the important dogs, cats, and birds in your life by making these recipes for pet treats....
Introducing Down Home
Down HomeFrugal, natural, at-hand: simple ideas for health & household Welcome! Dictionaries...
Getting Rid of Paper Clutter
Getting rid of clutter makes your life a little easier. Doing away with paper clutter is so easy;...
Decorating With Curtains
Do you want to make a room in your house look fresh with a whole new look? One of the most...
Pet Proofing Your Home
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but he can certainly teach you some. You have to pet-proof...
Uses for an Old Toothbrush
Before throwing the old toothbrush out, take a look at what it can do to improve the small things...
Losing Weight and Reducing Food Cravings
Shedding those extra pounds to lose weight may seem impossible, but with these 10 weight-loss...
Clean House with Tropical Plants
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my...
How to Cure a Headache
Watch editor Janice Stillman as she explains headache cures and remedies from The Old Farmer’s...
Natural Remedies: Stomach Ache
A sour stomach is no fun—Check out our natural remedies for soothing your stomach ache, and tips...
All the Right Reasons to Raise Pigs
Did you know that agriculture itself could scarcely have evolved eons ago without the recycling...
Miniature Farm Animals and Livestock
Diminutive breeds are a perfect choice for small, or hobby farms. Miniature farm animals mature at...
Hen Selection: Which breed is right for you?
With more than 100 recognized breeds to choose from, hen selection is your first high hurdle. Are...
How Much Do You Need: Interior Paint
Looking to paint a room in your house but aren’t sure the measurements? Find out how much paint you...
How Much Do You Need: Wallpaper
If you want to put wallpaper in your room, but aren’t sure where to begin, follow our easy steps to...
How Much Do You Need: Tile and Vinyl Flooring
Use our handy tricks and tips for finding out how much you need to do your home’s tile flooring....
Gestation and Mating Tables
Trying to figure out the gestation period or proper age for first mating for your animal? Find the...
Plastics Recycling Chart
This plastics identification chart should make recycling and sorting your plastic a little easier...
What Not to Bring on Vacation
We know packing for a vacation can be stressful—somehow we always tend to over pack! To make things...
What To Do During a Rainy Day on Vacation
Whether you’re at home, or far away, don’t let a rainy day spoil your vacation! There are still...
10 Items No Traveler Should Be Without
Don't be caught without these traveling necessities! And below, check out what to do in case you...
Make a Puppy Crate Feel Like Home
A crate is not only a spot for your pet to call its own, but it can also keep your pup out of...
Find the Right Puppy for You
Did you know that there are over 300 breeds of dogs? And that isn’t even including the mutts! To...
Organize and Clean Your Toolbox
Check out our tips for organizing your toolbox. You will never have to search for that handy...
How to Find a Good Roofer
Need a roofer? Follow these ten steps to make sure you find a good one! Ask at least three...
Kitchen Cleaning: Dishwasher, Freezer, Oven, Refrigerator, Sinks
Check out our easy solutions for cleaning your kitchen. If you have any great tips, please post...
What to Do During a Long Sermon
Next time you find it difficult to sit still during a long sermon or church service, you might try...
How to Fix Those Little Cracks in Drywall, Plaster, Concrete, and Brick
Cracks, depending on where in the house they are, the material involved, and their size, can be...
Tips for a Speedy House Sale
Looking to put your house on the market? Here are tips for a speedy house sale. Eliminate...
Household Uses for Soap
A bar of soap serves more purpose than just cleaning us! Here are some of our favorite uses for...
Plants that are Poisonous for Pets
Here are some of the more common plants that are poisonous to pets. Note: There are hundreds of...
Is Your Pet Overweight? Exercise and Eating Tips for Dogs and Cats
Is your pet overweight? Pets have the same tendency to gain weight (and consequences) that humans...
Pet Behavior Solutions: Barking, Chewing, Jumping, Digging
Pets, like humans, can develop some behavioral problems that annoy you. Here are tips to help you...