I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier. Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”
Flower power! Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots! Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”
Want to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard? Want an easy plant to start with? Coupled with other flowering perennials, Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush can be a great choice for your butterfly garden. Continue reading “Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”
Wondering what to do in your raised garden beds this spring? Here’s a list of tasks from January to April for even beginner gardeners! Continue reading “Raised Garden Beds: What to do for Spring?”
My mother raised me to believe that you can know God has a sense of humor because he created ducks. If you’ve ever seen a duck go butt up, flapping it’s little webbed feet on the surface of the water, you’ll understand what she meant. Even if you agree, though, there’s still a possibility that ducks may not be right for you. Continue reading “Why Ducks May Not Be Right For You”
Are you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard? Are you tired of throwing away kitchen scraps and watching them get carted off to the landfill? There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler”
Are you struggling to make your cloth diapers work for you? Are they leaking, stinking or otherwise making it difficult to use them? In this post we troubleshoot four common cloth diaper problems. Hopefully some of what we’ve learned will be useful to you here at cloth diapers 101.
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Have you read about mulch and compost for improving your garden soil’s health? Can’t keep track of which is which and what they do? Fuggedaboutit – read this!
Did you know maple trees make syrup? Crazy, right? Did you know you can learn to tap your own maple trees to make syrup? Let me share with you what I’ve learned and why I’m NOT tapping my own maple trees (at least, for now). Continue reading “Maple Trees Make Syrup”
Yeah, dumped ’em. No pun intended. Stopped the madness of leaks and rashes. Went cold turkey on the whole cloth diaper grind. I still had them tucked away in my emergency preparedness boxes, but I was done using them! Then…I took them up again. Baby girl got older, I slept more and the whole thing didn’t seem like such a mess. We started figuring out the kinks and I tried different systems. And then, I quit again. So, more for me than you, here are a few things I learned about cloth diapering. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers”