Category: Home & Homestead

Thyme Tea for Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Strep

If you’re ill with a type of respiratory infection, try this herbal remedy. This week, several counties in our area called off school because so many kids were sick. I’m ill myself for 2 weeks now with bronchitis. The worst parts is the cough,…

DIY Foaming Handsoap

I use natural soaps and cleaning supplies around my house, but many pre-made natural soaps can be costly. Some of these I’ve seen are $5 and $7 a bottle or more. ¬†Some also claim to be ‘green’ while still containing harmful ingredients. The best…

Storing Strawberries for Long Shelf Life

I’m not sure how many times I’ve bought strawberries, only to discover they’ve started to mold in a day to two. Moisture increases mold time. So the key to storing strawberries is to reduce moisture. Try this method of storing them. It only takes…

Take Houseplants Outside

Taking your houseplants outdoors can keep them healthy throughout the year. Here are some helpful tips!

Birding with Cats

Have outdoor cats, but love birding? You and I are in the same boat.¬†Sylvester the cat and Tweety the bird aren’t just a cliche in the animal world. Cats can kill between 1.4- 3.7 Billion birds annually in the continental US This number tells…

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