Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Natural Remedy Reference Guide

Credit: Green Tidings Store

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs definitely have their place, but maybe using these will help prevent the need for them.  It's interesting that probiotics are at the top of the list.  A cup of yogurt a day keeps the doctor away?  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Dirty Dozen And The Clean Fifteen

Source: Environmental Working Group

It's time to go work in my organically-grown garden.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Greenhouse Is In My Future Plans

When I saw the picture of this greenhouse I fell in love with it.

Greenhouse made from old windows.
So I set about collecting old windows.  

Did you know that once you mention that you're looking for old, single pane, wood frame windows I found that everyone that has an old barn has a few windows left over from when the farmhouse was updated?  And they're happy to clean them out and have them go for a good use.  

This project probably won't get off the ground until the fall.  There are sooo many other things taking up our time right now... including painting the building you can see in the background of the pictures! 

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.  
~Russel Baker 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Painting Bee Boxes

It's been a good year for honey bees and we're adding on to our hives.  I've been busily painting bee woodenware.  

It's fun to make the boxes pretty.