Makeovers for Inherited Furniture

Wondering what to do with Aunt Wanda's dining room chairs? Not sure if your Grandmother's antique sofa will look great in your living room?...

Homesteading life

Nettles – Food for Free

If you are strapped for cash, or simply love country walks, but only if there's a purpose to them, why not start foraging for...

How Do I Keep Mice and Rats Out of My Chicken Coop?

I love backyard chickens but I'm definitely not a fan of mice and rats. Just because you have chickens in your backyard, doesn't mean...

Feeding Sheep Efficiently

3 Important Factors To Ensure That You Raise Healthy Sheep Raising sheep can be fun. It is an enjoyable activity that you can do whether...

Family and Pets

10 Tips for Positive Parenting

Every year, millions of adults begin a task that is long, difficult, sometimes scary -- but always rewarding. They become parents. Get to know...

Homeschooling Dads

With the current economic downturn which indicated that 80% of jobs lost were held by men, it is not surprising that at least some...

Aromatherapy for Animals: Part 1 -Healing Blends for Dogs

Dogs have a predictable set of physical ailments that may occur during their life span. Today I'll share aromatherapy blends that will soothe and heal skin problems, remove and prevent fleas and ticks, relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis, revive energy and control pet odor.

Preserving food

Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Foods: Which Is The Better Method for Long Term Survival Food Storage

Everyone is different, and each person has their own personal tastes and preferences. With that in mind, there are a few things to consider before making a decision between freeze-dried or dehydrated food.

Types of Nut Butter

Nut Butter is made from crushed nuts and used as a spread. They are rich in important fatty acids, fiber and protein. Some of...

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

A classic tangy flavorful bbq sauce. Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce 2 cups ketchup1 cup apple cider vinegar2 tsp sriracha chili sauce1 teaspoon honey2 tablespoons brown...

Cleaning Centre

Uses of Soapnut Shells – a Natural and Eco Friendly Detergent

The natural saponins found in SoapNuts are universal cleaning agents. Sure, they work great in the laundry, but did you know they are also traditionally used to clean skin and hair? In fact, the soap nut saponins work on everything from pets and children to washing fruits and vegetables. In ancient India, jewelers even used the soap to shine their precious metals and stones, giving them a beautiful natural luster.

Organic Carpet Cleaners

Each time toxic cleaners are used, there's a heavy impact on our environment. It does not matter whether the cleaners are poured, sprayed, washed,...

Clean House, Clean Head

When you walk in the front door of your home after a long, hard day, do you feel soothed, comfortable, and truly at home?...

How to Clean a Mattress

A mattress is a thing of comfort and it comes expensive. So it makes sense to learn how to take care of it.

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.

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Get Your Garden Shed Ready for Spring

Tips on how to you get your garden shed Spring-ready.

February in The Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway.

February in The Vegetable Garden

Here is a short list of vital jobs to be doing in the vegetable garden during February.

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

Not sure how to make a wedding cake more Spring or Summery? Read on, we've got all the details to give your cake some flair.

Things to Do on a Snow Day

Snow days is a perfect time to come together as a family and create nostalgic memories with these fun activities.