Home & Health Articles

I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update. Apple harvest is coming up! Find... read more
Preserve your fruits. See how to make jams and preserves. Here are a few canning tips and recipes... read more
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. We buy ours... read more
There's a famous New Yorker cartoon from the early 1990’s (click on image to enlarge) about ... read more
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in... read more
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year... read more
Scientists have determined that each of us has a unique “odor-print,” as distinctive as our ... read more
A few years back, my adult daughter moved to a toney Virginia suburb, where she found it... read more
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered... read more
The snail’s got it made—for shelter, at least. The house he’s born with, soft as a baby’s skull,... read more
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here's how to make your ... read more
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here's how: Use... read more
Pickling is a way to preserve the bounty of the season's harvest. See our tips, pickling measures... read more
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post... read more
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes... read more
Time to get the house prepared for Thanksgiving guests! The Old Farmer’s Almanac has long been a... read more
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October.  Sometimes, I have to swat them... read more
It ain’t easy bein’ green ~ Kermit the Frog, 1970 Green living, green goods, green buildings,... read more
It’s easy to find something good to say about every season – except flu season. When the cold... read more
We are not accepting entries at this time. The Almanac Pet Photo Contest Prize The winning photo... read more
I made my own Halloween Makeup this year and thought I would share the instructions. My son was... read more
A personal observation, a concrete seasonal reference, a pivot word or turning point that... read more
In the kitchen, we tend to waste a lot of food, water, and supplies. Here are some ways to save... read more
Create a sweet-smelling handkerchief sachet with herbs. Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into... read more
There’s a lot of competition for the cat food dollar out there, with advertising featuring... read more
 You, too, can understand what your cat is saying—and even talk back in a way that the cat can... read more
Pressed flowers make lovely cards, pictures, pretty boxes, and much more. Here's instructions on... read more
No, I’m not Rumplestiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold... read more
I don’t own a clothes dryer, which means using sturdy indoor and outdoor drying equipment. The... read more
How to keep more money in your pocket? Here are ten money-saving ideas from The Old Farmer's... read more
Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It's expensive and wasteful. See ways to get longer life out of... read more
Don't throw that away! Here are many ways to take something old and give it a second life. Give... read more
Aggressively marketed as important for health and hydration, a mind-boggling array of packaged... read more
Maybe you took to heart my recent post about the health dangers of sitting too much. Now it’s time... read more
If you got your bees, you’ve now got honey: The last step is learning to harvest it. Read this Old... read more
This is the last installment of our Beekeeping 101 series. Your hives should be humming along now... read more
Thinking of becoming a beekeeper? After you’ve built the hive, read this beginner’s guide on ways... read more
This is the fourth installment of our Beekeeping 101 series. Before you get bees, you should... read more
When it comes to housecleaning, I count myself among the minimum-but-good-enough class of rural ... read more
What supplies will you need to raise bees? Here is a beginner’s guide to the items that will help... read more