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  • Treating ant bites naturally

    I hate these little suckers and of course the fire ants are even worse.  This morning I was pulling weeds in an area where there is a pipe leak so there is grass and weeds everywhere.  I waded into that area to save our Texas Wisteria vine from being overrun and got overrun myself…by dreaded […]

  • Natural treatment of tooth decay

    My teeth hurt.  And it’s not the first time.  I have had tooth problems my entire life.  The fewest cavities I’ve ever had at a dental appointment is five.  Yes at one time.  And yes that is the fewest at one time.  It seems like my childhood revolved around the dentist’s office. Traditionally, scientists believed […]

  • Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

    I hate ants.  If there is one thing that we aren’t always exactly organic about, it’s dealing with ants.  Mostly we break our organic rules with fire ants, but those little suckers can cause just as many problems.  I searched the net to find some ways to deal with ants and here’s a few methods. […]

  • Canning peppers

    How to Make Your Own Home Canned Peppers (easy, complete directions with photos, ingredients and costs You think making and canning your own peppers is difficult or expensive? Not at all! The only trick is, you really do need a pressure canner. So, here’s how to can peppers! The directions are complete with instructions in […]

  • So sunburned!

    I am really sunburned.  Between riding lessons, gardening and pruning the vineyard, my poor skin is really suffering.  I have the weirdest farmer’s tan too.  But ignoring that, I wanted to learn what ways I could treat a sunburn naturally.  Turns out there’s lots of ways. We all know good ole aloe vera.  This spiky […]

  • Homemade Fly Trap

    I found some awesome plans online for homemade fly traps.  These come from a book published in 1915 back when people still did things for themselves.  The book is Shop Projects based on community problems.  What a concept!  It does make sense though considering the time period.  This was the age of American Functionalism, an early […]

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