How to Keep Rodents out of the Garden Naturally

Are you wondering how to keep rodents out of the garden? We have a vegetable, herb and flower garden and it seems like they attract a fair share of rodents during the summer. Since rodents can bring diseases with them, that’s not something I really want to encourage. While we don’t mind birds and animals […]

How to Use Seed Balls and DIY Clay Seed Bombs

Have you ever wondered how to use seed balls? I’ve seen seed ball recipes on Pinterest before but I have never been quite sure how to use them. I’ve always started my garden with seeds or plants in the past. This spring, I decided I wanted to learn how to make a seed ball and […]

Homemade Rain Barrels for Conserving Water at Home

Have you been considering adding a few homemade rain barrels to help conserve water? Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more on the news about droughts affecting people’s water supply. While we’re using to hearing about droughts in places like California, it’s starting to become more of an issue in other areas. […]

Make Cut Roses Last Longer With These Tips for Fresh Flowers

Are you wondering how to make cut roses last longer? I love roses, and I’m very lucky that my husband buys them for me regularly. They smell heavenly and are one of my favorite flowers. The only thing that I don’t like about roses is that they don’t last as long as I’d like them […]

Home Well Water Testing Kits for Family Fun and Safety

Have you ever wondered about home well water testing kits and whether or not you should test your water? We live in the country and our water supply comes from a well. We read about the importance of having our water tested each spring. But, I’ve always wondered exactly how to test our water and […]

Create a Fire Safety Exit Plan for Fire Prevention Month

Do you have a fire safety exit plan for your family? We all know the importance of fire safety but is it something you practice regularly with your family? It’s all too easy to become complacent about fire safety once we’ve installed a smoke detector. But, there is a lot more to fire prevention than that. […]

Cooking the Dutch Oven Way [25 Recipes to Cook Today]

Cooking the Dutch Oven way is the ideal way to cook while camping. I love my Dutch Oven.  In the summer we can cook over an open fire outside.  In the winter I can use it on my wood stove. Or, I can just use it on top of the kitchen stove. A Dutch Oven is […]

8 Tips for Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Yard

If you have a garden or enjoy landscaping your yard, I’m sure you’ve considered tips for attracting native pollinators. Without pollinators, our fruits and vegetables will not grow. We need to encourage their growth and to do that we need to provide them with shelter and an environment that encourages them to grow. This post contains affiliate […]

Emergency Preparedness for Cats and Other Pets [6 Tips]

Have you considered emergency preparedness for cats and other pets? Marty and I believe strongly in being prepared for emergencies. We’ve created bug-out bags for our family and put together food storage lists. While we’ve added cat food and litter to our supplies, we haven’t really prepared for emergencies for our cats beyond that. This post […]

How to Attract Frogs to Your Garden Easily

Do you know how to attract frogs to your garden? Today when I was outside weeding, I came across a baby leopard frog and a baby toad. I was thrilled to find them, and I decided that I wanted to attract more of them. After doing a bit of research, I wanted to share a […]