Making the perfect sweet potato is easy if you follow these quick tips. I used to believe that there was no way to make a bad sweet potato but after eating sweet potatoes at restaurants and some friends’ house, I now know that it CAN be done. I have been making sweet potatoes the following […]
When you’re just getting started with essential oils, it’s overwhelming to say the least. This mega article looks into every possible way to use essential oils with detailed instructions and safety guidelines. If you or a friend is using oils, be sure to know the best practices of using them safe and effectively.
Whether you just bought a new homestead (like us!) or are expanding an existing garden, at some point you’ll have to start a new garden from scratch. There it is – a big open lawn, or bare dirt spot, or area of your property you want to turn into a vegetable or herb garden. But […]
If you’re as serious as I am about growing your own food you might be considering extending your season with a fall garden. Maybe you’ve never heard of fall gardening or season extension; maybe you think the whole idea is absurd? Here in Maine, many old-school gardeners don’t plant til Memorial Day; they spend their […]
Kombucha seems to be all the rage these days. Drinking it is the new super cool thing to be doing. We have been drinking and making kombucha for years in our house. Does that make us super cool? Somehow I don’t think so. But we do enjoy drinking it, especially a nice cold, well aged, […]
Not every beekeeper needs to use pollen patties on their hives. Here in Maine there is an abundant supply of pollen in the fall and our bees are able to store enough for the colony’s purposes through the winter, until fresh pollen is again available in the spring. Unless you’re planning to make early-season splits […]