It’s here, it’s here – the First Day of Spring! Here in Ohio, the weather may or may not cooperate on this “official” day, but just imagine: very soon, we’ll all be throwing open the windows, shaking out the rugs and giving the whole house a breath of fresh air. Continue reading →
As homeowners and homesteaders look for satisfying ways to simplify their lives and keep costs down, many are making their own soaps. Making homemade laundry soap can slash the cost of keeping laundry clean while extending the life of clothing, towels and other laundry. Continue reading →
Planting honeybees’ favorite flowers will go a long way to attracting these vital pollinators.
Bees are vital to our food supply. If we lost our planet’s honeybees, we would lose a way of life. Bees pollinate our fruits and vegetables, and this process is responsible for much of the food we eat. Not only do we eat these plants, but animals eat them, too. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: Weary of the current news? Take a break and read Dave Ross’s fascinating story of his great-great-grandfather (a Mennonite farmer) and a harrowing escape to Ohio! We thought it was too good not to share. Continue reading →
Everyone knows some foods are healthier than others. What some people may not know is that healthy foods often offer benefits other than general well-being for your body, such as increased energy, improved mood, beautifying qualities, and even pain relief. Continue reading →
Not everybody is like me. My wife would tell you that she thanks God every day for that fact. But I’m a list maker and prefer to make detailed outlines of what I need to do today, tomorrow, next week, next month and so on. Continue reading →
Rendering lard – is it really as hard as “they” say? Back in the “good old days,” lard was the only fat that was used besides butter for cooking, baking or even spreading on bread for a sandwich. Continue reading →