Heating the Homestead Efficiently According to the U.S Department of Energy, heating and cooling together are the largest energy expense, accounting for a hefty 48% of energy use in the typical home. To make matters worse energy cost rises...
Our minds might be focused on ice cream cones, drive-in movies, and lazy beach days, but the reality is, flu season is approaching.  Flu season begins around October and ends as late as May, sometimes! That’s only 2 months...
Did you know Easter is the biggest candy-sales holiday in America, after Halloween? Instead of filling up plastic Easter baskets with plastic eggs, plastic "grass", and five pounds of High-Fructose Corn Syrup, why not make your own Easter baskets out...
Every good gardener who's been at it awhile, knows that success starts in your garden's soil. What's the difference between soil and dirt? Dirt and soil seem like interchangeable terms, but really they're not. Soil has living matter in it--microbes, earthworms, nematodes,...
In 2015, Flow Hive became a household name when Australian father-son inventing team Stuart and Cedar Anderson, unleashed their revolutionary honey-harvesting invention, and thousands of people pledged to bring their dreams of “honey on tap” to life. Now, three years...
Did you know the ideal time to prune your fruit trees is in mid- to late winter, before the sap starts to "wake up" from the roots and flows back into the branches? If the tree's already been pruned when...
It's the middle of winter, but you're a gardener all the time. Well, maybe you want to be. So what can you do in your garden in January? There's actually lots of prep work you can get out of the way...
It's that time of year again, when everybody seems to be coming down with a something and "flu season" is always named the culprit. You're afraid to leave your house, everybody's carrying hand sanitizer with them, and you can't seem...
Are you looking for gift wrap alternatives? Me, too. One of the sillier things we do as humans is buying pretty-colored paper, just to throw it away. Gift wrap is something I usually skip, for so many reasons. It costs money,...
The first frost date is something that most gardeners view with apprehension, especially when there are green tomatoes on the vine. Will their plants get to produce a decent harvest, or will a cold snap dash all their hopes and...
Every year, it seems like people get hyped up over holiday shopping earlier and earlier. By Halloween, the Winter-holiday pressure is already on. You'll hear Christmas carols being piped into department stores already. Did you ever wonder why it's called Black...
Are your plants just not happy and you don't know why--?  It could be that you're watering wrong. But--HOW can you water "wrong"? You just put water on the plant and you're done, right? Well, not exactly. Especially in a drier...