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Thanksgiving Cleaning with...
It’s time to clean the house for Thanksgiving! Find out how to make homemade cleaners from natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, and salt—many found right in...
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What Is a Second Cousin? Calculate Your Cousin Relationships
Trying to figure out what to call your family relationships? What is a second cousin? A third...
Baby Names: A Short History and Trends
Baby names are fascinating. At a time when we seem to be surrounded by sameness, some parents want...
How To Live In Tune With The Seasons
Since many of us live by the clock today, it’s easy to forget that we live in a world of natural...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you use firewood to heat your home? Here is a list of the best types of firewood to burn—sorted...
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide
Water-bath canning—also called “boiling water bath”—is the easier method of canning that lets you...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Here’s how to make apple cider with a press! It’s a great way to celebrate fall—and that pure,...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle peppers in this video! Pickled peppers are a great way to...
How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide
Mmmm… Ready to make homemade pickles? Just follow our step-by-step pickling guide for beginners,...
Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
How old is your dog in human years? We used to simply multiply a dog’s age by seven. However, this ...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
See how to make hollyhock dolls out of flowers in 5 steps! This is an old-fashioned craft that’s...
How to Make Jam: Refrigerator Jam or Water-Bath Canning
Learn how to make jam—capturing the taste of fruit at the peak of season! In our Beginner’s Guide...
Crumbs moving independently across the kitchen floor? A line of small black things crawling in and...
White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves so many everyday purposes as vinegar—from...
How to Dry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying tomatoes and peppers and herbs in late summer to keep them longer. Drying is one of...
Frozen Food Storage Guide: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage...
How to Freeze Corn: Blanching and Freezing Corn on the Cob
How to Freeze Corn Guide: We savor corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn...
4 Ways to Preserve Fruit & Vegetables at Home
If you’re a gardener or shop at farmers’ markets, you may find yourself with extra herbs,...
Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
This is the easiest Refrigerator Jam Recipe with just two ingredients! All you need is sugar and...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Have you ever wondered if the squirrels might be onto something? In fact, they are! Acorns are...
How to Stop the Hiccups
Read on for a surefire remedy for getting rid of hiccups that can strike a person anytime, anywhere...
Chicken Behaviors: Dust Bathing, Mating, Preening, and More
Ever hear of the “chicken dance” and “pecking order”? Chickens are unique animals, especially when...
How to Can Tomatoes at Home
Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed...
What Is Your Cat Saying to You?
What does it mean when a cat meows? Here is a look at what your cat is saying to you when it moves...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Blueberries are great for freezing. Next time you have more blueberries than you can eat—whether...
Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Cleaning, Storing, Hatching Eggs!
When should you collect my chickens eggs? How do you collect eggs from a chicken coop? What happens...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Keeping backyard chickens is a fun and exciting experience. One of the biggest considerations to...
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can what we eat also...
How to Fix a Toilet That Leaks Around the Base
What do you do if your toilet is leaking from the base? Toilet leaks indicate that you may need a...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief & Treatment
Here are 20 remedies for sunburn relief and treatment. If you have a minor sunburn (where the skin...
Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
We cook what we eat. So, why not try whipping up the products that get absorbed by your skin? Here...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) did men start shaving their beards?...
How to Can Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Tips
Have you ever canned tomato sauce? This super-basic canned (jarred) tomato sauce contains only...
Predicting the Weather With Plants
Wondering what the weather will be today? Look no further than your garden! These weather-...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
Using Boulders, Rocks, and Stones in the Landscape
I love rocks! Do you? Just like the early Americans, I put them to good use, too. If you have rocks...
How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender ...
How To Make Refrigerator Pickles
Ready for quick pickles? Making refrigerator pickles is so easy—no special canning equipment needed...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up...