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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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Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
Common Chicken Health Problems
Keeping backyard chickens is a fun and relatively easy experience. However, just like a pet,...
DIY Face and Hair Masks: Nourishment From the Kitchen!
For centuries, people have been using fruits, vegetables and other natural products to nourish...
Natural ways to tame body odors
Bad breath? Stinky feet? Sweaty armpits? Learn about natural ways to tame body odors. Scientists...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Yes, there are natural insect repellents that work. Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays...
Protecting Chickens From Predators
When I am asked what the most difficult aspect of raising backyard chickens is, without hesitation...
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
The family dogs and cats seem to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. But the warm months bring...
Less Sugar, Please! Breaking the Sugar Habit
Do you crave sweet foods to the point where once you start, you can’t stop? Or, do you feel...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
How I Saved Money Each Year Using the Garden Planner
This past year, gardener Susan Ashton saw incredible savings thanks to planning her garden! At our...
Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get...
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are a great, healthy way to start your day or a simple snack. You can use fresh or frozen...
15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and...
15 Tips for Common Household Problems
We’ve discovered 15 good tricks and tips to cure those annoying but common household problems—from...
How to Repair a Hole in Your Drywall
That hole in the wall that you’ve been looking at for three months? Fix it! With one trip to the...
10-Minute Workouts That Deliver Health Benefits!
Take a break and try one of these 10-minute workouts at home. A growing body of research suggests...
Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy....
How Slow Walking is Good for Your Health
Ever heard of “slow walking”? It may sound too good to be true, but simply walking slowly and...
Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Often thought of as weeds, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually the plant of a thousand...
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
Fun Garden Activities for Kids
Are you looking for some ideas to keep the kids busy and maybe teach them a bit of science while...
Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.
How is your dreamworld? After being quarantined at home for a few weeks, some folks have been...
How to Choose and Use a Paintbrush
The following 10 pointers on how to choose and use paintbrushes are crucial to a seamless, low-...
How to Fix Cracks in Walls
Cracks in walls of your house can be a charming irregularity or any eyesore. Fortunately, you can...
Gardening for Health in Coronavirus Quarantine
These are trying times for sure, but it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are even positives to...
Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Are you interested in raising honey bees? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? See how to...
What Counts As Exercise?
Most of us are used to thinking of “exercise” as something to do in a gym, but we’re overlooking...
Stay Calm and Plant Something
One of the most hopeful things we can do in troubled times is to plant a garden. Planting a seed is...
6 Handy Garden Tips and Clever Shortcuts!
Whether you want to make eggshell seed starters, kitchen scrap fertilizer or an organic weedkiller...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our...
Recycling for a More Productive Vegetable Garden
Gardening needn’t be expensive. By recycling or repurposing garden items, you can make something...
Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Most Americans equate “health” with professional health care, especially now, but I’d go so far as...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history...
10 Most Cost-Effective Crops to Grow
From rapid-growing vegetables to plants that produce almost more than you can eat, there is a ...
Preventing Back Pain
Oh, my aching back! If you’re like 80% of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from, will...
Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but high...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
10 Easy Recipes to Cook When You're Self-Quarantined
By now, most American households have hunkered down. What do we cook during this uncertain period...
Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying. Some of these natural remedies can provide...