The Best Preservative for Wooden Sheds, Lawn Furniture, and Other Outdoor Wood Items

Wood treatments, paint, or other chemicals may not be your best answer when it comes to preserving wood outdoors. Learn why wooden pagodas built in the far east lasted for centuries.


The Surprising Benefits of Cattle Farming and Ranching

Although sometimes challenged, cattle farming and ranching plays an important role in preserving biodiversity and the habitats of local wildlife, while also supporting healthy...

Different Ways of Getting Honey Bees Into Your Own Hives

In order to produce your own honey you have to have bees in your hives. There are three ways to getting the bees which are covered below.

Keeping Chickens – Make Your Own Chicken Food

So you are keeping a few chickens and want to make you own food. Chickens, like us, very much appreciate a varied diet.

Family and Pets

Tips for Eating Together as a Family

Between work, extra-curricular activities and household chores, we’re spending less time together with other people. This includes the breakfast, lunch and dinner table. Last year,...

Homemade Dog Food Basics

More and more people are beginning to make their dog's food at home rather than buying commercial formulas. Homemade dog food doesn't contain any...

Old Fashioned Baby Names from 1880s

A lot of people choose vintage names because they want an established sounding name for their child, or they may want their child's name...

Down Home Cooking

How to Freeze and Use Frozen Broccoli

Freezing broccoli will enable you to have this delicious vegetable on the table long after the season has ended. Clean The Broccoli There are simple and...

Zucchini Marmalade – A Most Unusual Recipe

The Zucchini plant is actually a squash the same as the pumpkin is. It is perhaps the best producer you could place in your...

How to Freeze Mushrooms

Choose mushrooms free from spots and decay. Sort according to size. Wash thoroughly in cold water. Trim off ends of stems. If mushrooms are...

Readers’ Cleaning Solutions, Tips & Ideas – page 3

Tips on how to remove red wine stains on carpets, handy baking soda tip for scouring dishes, remove heel marks from floors, and say goodbye to mold!

Homemade Cleaners – Cleaning Products

How to make your own homemade cleaning products. Candles, Telephones Sponge with a piece of cotton dipped in rubbing alcohol. Carpet Freshener Combine 3/4 cup baking soda, 2...

DIY Natural Household Cleaners

Many of the products we use while cleaning our homes are filled with ingredients that have negative long-term effects on our health and environment....

Getting Your Laundry to Smell Great

There are plenty of ways you can add fragrances and scents to your washing without incurring a lot of extra costs or using abrasive cleaners.

Cleaning Tips for Log Cabin Living

I'll admit it - I'm a neat freak. And having a dislike of house dirt while living in the country is, let's say, a...

White Vinegar – Home Remedies

The healing properties of vinegar are remarkable, particularly in the distilled white and apple cider varieties.

Latest Articles

February in The Vegetable Garden

There is always plenty of jobs to do even in the smallest vegetable garden as there is no denying that growing fruit and vegetables...

Warm Up with Hearty Winter Recipes

This soup recipe is a fun twist on the traditional mushroom and barley, with quinoa swapped in for the barley and added bacon for a little depth of flavor.

Wedding Cakes: Spring and Summer Ideas

If your planning a Spring or Summer wedding, than without a doubt your wedding cake should coordinate flawlessly with that season. Not sure how...

Things to Do on a Snow Day

Whether you get a few days off each season or you live in an area where snow days are a rarity, take advantage and come together as a family with these fun activities.

White Vinegar – Home Remedies

The healing properties of vinegar are remarkable, particularly in the distilled white and apple cider varieties.

Tea Cup Etiquette

Back during the turn of the century, there were so many different traditions, questions on what to say or do, or how to behave in certain situations that are closely related to tea cups and tea. Many of them have faded into the past like so much vapor, while some still hang in the air like smoke. These are still in use by those who still practice the art of daily tea time.