The Best Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipes

mosquito repellent

Mosquitoes are pesky creatures that can quickly ruin outdoor time and make someone stay indoors all summer long. If you are a mosquito-attractor like I am, you will find these natural mosquito repellent recipes to be a lifesaver for outdoor time! Super Easy with No Prep If you’re anything like me, you don’t remember to… [read more]

How To Be Prepared With Guns | Podcast 11

be prepared with guns

It is good for women to learn how to use a gun – whether they live isolated in the middle of their homestead or in a crowded city.  A gun laying on the table untouched will never hurt anyone, and a gun in the hands of someone that knows what to do can save lives. The Homestead… [read more]

Best Recipes for the Grill

Grilled corn-on-the-cob is an excellent addition to any BBQ get together. Flickr image by Mike

It’s grilling season!!! So, take a gander at these lovely recipes, invite friends and family over, and fire up the grill. Cooking outside is one of my favorite ways to get summer off to a good start. Enjoy! Appetizers – All Recipes You can’t have a BBQ party without some appetizers on hand. You might… [read more]

Prepare for Water Safety: How to Recognize the Signs of Drowning

Parents should not rely on flotation devices to prevent their children from drowning. Photo by Albert Herring

Drowning is the number 2 cause of death for children under the age of 15, according to Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., water safety researcher and drowning expert.  According to US drowning statistics, about half of all children who drown are within 25 yards of an adult. How does this happen? Mainly because most adults do not… [read more]

Composting 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Compost 101 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

We’ve talked before about composting methods and myths. But we’re back today to talk about some particulars… some beyond the basics of composting. Have you ever wondered why a pile of leaves takes forever to rot, or what in the world compost tea is? Or maybe you live in the way-up-north and your compost bins… [read more]

Family Friday Summer Fun Linkup – Week of July 18th

Family Friday Link Up - Summer

Summer is the season of fun. The kids are out of school, we take vacations (or staycations) and we spend lots of time playing sports, swimming and coloring with sidewalk chalk! But, we all have days where we’ve run out of ideas for fun things to keep the kids occupied (and learning!). So, we’re asking… [read more]