If you are into an active life; running, hiking, cycling, or any other sport, you burn calories fast and need energy fast. Clif bars are designed to fuel your muscles for exercise that lasts for an hour or more. They should ideally be consumed 2 to 3 hours before you begin your exercise. They are […]
If you’re anything like me, your washing machine is probably your favorite appliance in the entire house. I use my washer and dryer practically every day, but that’s not exactly something I’m proud of. After all, the average washing machine uses several dozen gallons of water per cycle and more soap and detergent than I’d
I have always adopted a holistic, multiple attack attitude in my life. I have used almost every aromatherapy oil available in various applications around the homestead. It turns out, mosquitoes are also sensitive to certain smells. In the past, way-way back, at least 4 years ago, there was a thing we all called “mosquito season”.
Working with bees can often be a very painful and even dangerous endeavor. It does not need to be. If you use the correct safety gear and you correctly use a smoker, your chances of being stung will be greatly reduced. The key to using a smoker to calm your bees lies in understanding how
If you have ever bought a purebred animal, you will know that they are expensive. Expensive may just mean a greedy breeder, or it may mean a quality animal. My first service dog was a purebred golden retriever. I got him as a pup, and paid a whopping $969 for him as a potty-trained pup.
Whether you make your own jerky or prefer to buy from your local, you will want your jerky to retain its flavor and consistency. Jerky (dehydrated meat) that has been made and stored should last well for long periods of time. But the most important question is: just how long can beef jerky last? Jerky
If you are new to beekeeping, this article will prepare you for one of the most annoying aspects of beekeeping: Waking up to find you have no bees! Dead or found a better hotel – waking up too late to ground zero with hives and frames and feeders but no bees can be very frustrating,
In many places across the world, people are thinking out of the box to make their own power-free washing machines to do their daily laundry. The majority of Africans wash their clothes by hand, either in buckets or in streams. This is because an automatic washing machine from a well-known, popular brand can sometimes be
As we all gear up for the cold winter months, heating oil is used in more homes worldwide than any other heating source. It is more affordable and safer than gas. Because of the very big job it does, we buy it by the barrel loads. But how long will heating oil last? Provided it
If you are new to ducks, you will probably need a lot of learning and a lot of questions answered. The question I am asked most often is: how do you sex ducks? This is actually a rather important thing to do if you’re planning to gather a small flock because males – drakes –