Now that October is fully upon us, fall decorating is in full swing. I typically love decorating my house with all kinds of pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and fall flowers. In fact, my husband and I usually take our daughter to buy a pumpkin or two the first cool weekend of every fall.I got a head … [Read more...] about Decorative Squashes: Are They Edible?
I had a pretty scary accident recently in my home.I nearly burned our house down.No, that's not an exaggeration. To make a long story short (you can read the entire story here), I wasn’t paying attention, and didn’t notice that the stove eye had been turned on when it was bumped. I went to … [Read more...] about Home Fires: Responding to Fires in Your Home
We have been making our own homemade wheat flour more and more often lately. But now that I figured out I could grind a bunch at once, and then freeze what I don't use, I will use the homemade flour even more. The difference is night and day. Just as with pasture-raised chicken eggs, compared to … [Read more...] about Benefits of Grinding Your Own Wheat Flour at Home
Borax and boric acid are essentially the same thing and normally associated with making homemade laundry soap. Both materials contain the element boron. Usually, Borax is mined and refined from tourmaline, kernite, and colemanite. Boric acid is mined from the mineral sassolite. In general, the two … [Read more...] about Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective?
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-occurring substance that is currently popular for pest control in and out of the home. DE is made up of powdered fossils, usually from ancient sea creatures. The powder has an abrasive texture, which can cause tiny cuts and suffocation for any insect with a hard … [Read more...] about Diatomaceous Earth for Non-Toxic Pest Control