19 Reasons Why You Should Go & Pick Nettles Right Now

Let’s face it – nettles aren’t pretty, they pack a mean sting and they spread like wildfire. It’s no wonder that these weeds are the bane of most gardeners’ lives and are given wide berth when encountered on nature walks.

But there is much more to the nettle than meets the eye – they are one of the many backyard weeds that have extraordinary health benefits…click the link  below for all the info.


19 things to do and make with nettles

how to fill up a water barrel


this is good advice and very informative. my barrels are brand new and already sanitized, so I will fill with water and then add the purifier to keep it fresh. store out of the sunlight or you will grow algae. water storage is very important. I live in a wildfire and earthquake danger area. now, after the fires of 2017, California is in the rainy season and we are having mudslides, rock slides and that blocks the highway to any city. if you don’t have supplies on hand, you may suffer shortages. always good to have water (most important!) and food storage. please read this author’s ideas in the link.

the best way to fill up water barrels



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i use this stuff for everything! from keeping ants out of my house, to de-fleaing the pets, to taking for a detox for myself… this stuff is “magic”. i never put any poisons on anything in my gardens but DE makes it possible to still grow organically while killing those little suckers! i buy the FOOD GRADE ONLY in 50 lb. bags. i even bought a bag for my mom and she thinks it’s wonderful, as well. check out the article…it’s informative and helpful.

best uses of diatomaceous earth

Usnea: Is There a Natural Antibiotic Growing in Your Backyard?


Be sure and look for this in your backyard. Learn all about it and its medicinal value by clicking the link below the last paragraph.

There has been plenty of concern in recent years with the overuse of antibiotics, and the risks that overusing them can bring, even to a normally healthy person. While prescription antibiotics certainly have their place and benefit, overusing them, or using them inappropriately, can contribute in creating a resistance to the medication that was developed to heal. Another concern is all the uncomfortable and serious side effects that can come with taking antibiotics, such as nausea, rashes, sensitivity to the sun, and potentially fatal c. diff colitis.

Is a natural antibiotic growing in your backyard

Argan oil for beautiful skin and hair


Argan oil is wonderful for your skin and hair. It only requires a small amount to make a HUGE difference in your skin and hair quality. Smooths wrinkles, makes dry hair soft and manageable and even works as an exfoliate. click the link to learn more and to learn exactly how to use this amazing oil

argan oil is amazing for your hair and skin