Capsicum annuum (a.k.a. Cayenne peppers) is a digestive stimulant, a cardiovascular tonic, a first aid application for bleeding, a food, and so much more! For example, did you know that–botanically speaking–the pepper is a berry, not a vegetable?
Archives for May 2016
This homemade shower cleaner saves our budget and my sense of smell. It is natural, simple, works great, and uses common ingredients found in most any home! It’s an easy DIY tub and tile cleaner that will keep your shower sparkling clean and soap scum free.
This natural beef jerky recipe is the perfect way to bring meat along when refrigeration isn’t available. It is simple, delicious, and good for you. You can also substitute your favorite veggie in place of meat, and use this recipe to make vegetarian jerky.
For years I have collected bee swarms for people. When I started, I was doing it to add to my bee-yard, but soon learned it was a great opportunity to educate on swarms and honey bees in general. Here are answers to some of the most common questions I have heard over the years.
These natural lawn care tips will help you have a beautiful lawn without all the expensive, harmful chemicals. And don’t forget, long stretches of lawn invite bats and bluebirds, both of which are voracious mosquito and other bug eaters!
The practice of companion planting–or purposefully planting things together–can enhance the beauty, health, growth, and flavor of your harvest. Scratch open a bare patch of soil, let it be for a few weeks, and you’ll see how nature intended companion planting!
Growing lavender and these 6 other perennial plants, provides me with the ingredients to make numerous salves, lotions, soaps, and fragrances for my home. Plus, nothing beats the convenience of having these ingredients at my fingertips.