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 […]
If you make your own diapers, feminine pads, swim diapers, or other reusable cloth items then no doubt you’ve sewn with PUL. If you find it challenging, then you’ll want to check out these simple tips and tricks for making it a little bit easier.
Mr. LB let his beard grow for warmth before elk season ~ then decided to keep it a while longer. It was becoming dry and a bit unruly so this is the simple recipe I came up with. His beard is looking much healthier and a little less on the wild side:) It could save […]
When I first tried fire cider, I had no idea what to expect. I had never heard of the drink before, and even the list of ingredients couldn’t quite prepare me for the shocking heat and savory spice that followed the shot of this delicious beverage. After a few choice expressions crossed my face, making […]
A lot of people go into the the preparedness/self-sufficiency/homesteading lifestyle thinking they can buy whatever they need and they will be fine. However, that is far from the truth. Very far from the truth. Much of this lifestyle comes from the fact that most people want the simple life. They want to save money and […]
Making apple cider vinegar with apple scraps from a recipe could not be easier. It’s no mess, no worry, and it uses up leftover materials that otherwise would be thrown in the trash. Not only will you not be wasting the remains of the apple, but the resulting vinegar will be pure and unpasteurized, the […]