Cucumbers tend to ripen all at once leaving you with a bumper crop. This year I dehydrated pickles to make some delicious dried pickle chips!
This is a list of herbal smoking alternatives. If you like to smoke, there are benefits to smoking certain herbs in place of smoking tobacco.
Face masks can get to stinking really fast! Washing face masks is the best way to keep them clean but you can also freshen them with a spray!
Being gluten-free is all the rage and if you can’t stomach wheat then use this list of 12 wheat flour alternatives to make gluten-free flour.
Soapmakers have a lot of extra bits of bar soap lying around so we have become experts in finding clever uses of soap! Here are 20+ of them.
Have you ever soapmaking odors while making soap? Certain materials will always cause odors but there are some tips and tricks that can help eliminate them.
I love making my own condiments and one of my favorites is this homemade Worcestershire sauce recipe. This flavorful sauce is complementary to many dishes.
Make this easy scone recipe mix and whip up a batch whenever you get the craving. The recipe includes options for vegan, gluten-free, and flavoring ideas.
Growing crystals is a fun learning experience, for kids and adults. Learn how to grow crystals that are large, small, in different colors and shapes, and even in geode formations!
Want to help save bees? Here is a to-do list for every person who cares about saving honey bees but cannot keep bees because of limited time and/or space.
You can get gum out of hair using shortening. While we don’t advocate eating shortening there are many cool things you can use it for, like polishing shoes and a bunch of other stuff.
We love our winter birds. One of my favorite sights is when the cardinals come in to hit our feeder against the white backdrop of snow. Did you know you can also furnish a heated bird bath?
There are so many common plants that provide natural dye. They are easy to grow and look beautiful in your yard! Here are some great options if you’re interested in growing and making your own dyes.
Learn how to grow mint, the different types of mint – from Orange Mint to Chocolate Mint to Ginger Mint and everything between – and a Mint Drink Recipe.
Real or fake tree for Christmas? That is the question. Read our research and opinion to help decide which is the best sustainable living choice.
The winner of the Chaffin Orchards Olive Oil Giveaway is community member Kristin Y. Congratulations Kristin, and thanks to Chaffin and all who entered.
What is sustainable living, why is it important, and what are some simple ways you can you get started? It’s time to make this world a better place!
Happy Labor Day from Matt and Betsy, may God bless you, your loved ones, and our country.