Don’t let these nasty little bugs make you a prisoner in your home. http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/treat-chiggers-zm0z05zarc.aspx#axzz2Y3ycIRkp
My friend and I got together one night and made these. they were so easy I thought I would show everyone how to make them. Hopefully I am able to make it look as easy as it was.
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- a double boiler (or here is a handy candle making kit)
- wax (soy wax, paraffin wax, old candles)
- pre-waxed wicks with tabs (150mm / 6”)
- citronella oil for candle making (use 1 oz per lb of wax)
- other scents for candle making like pine, mandarin orange, eucalyptus, peppermint)
- hot glue gun
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At the Organic Gardening Test Garden, tomato plants grow in heavy-duty wire cages we’ve used for years. These square, vertical columns keep our tomatoes standing tall, even when wind whips through the farm. We expect to get a few more decades of use out of our tomato cages—they’re that durable.
What’s the secret of their strength and longevity? Our cages are constructed from livestock panels—rigid, 16-foot-long fence sections, made of heavy-gauge galvanized wire and sold at farm-supply stores. The panels are designed with different sizes of openings for various types of farm animals. For this project, we chose cattle panels that are 50 inches tall with openings 8 inches by 6 inches. Panels with wider-spaced wires cost less and are easier to work with, and it’s easier to pick ripe tomatoes through the larger openings.
Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive.
There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is to use a cast iron Dutch oven or camp stove. These are great options, sure, but what about something made from the ground we stand on? I am referring to what is commonly caused a “Mud Oven”. Until my recent visit to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, I did not know such a thing existed. Live and learn, right?
The frame is lightweight arid is easy to lift off your 4×4. Remove it to water, prune, or harvest.
When placing your protective cage, 37//r the fames line up. This will keep all kinds of critters from taking your harvest.
this is the nest on my deck. i have watched her build her nest from the ground up and lay 2 eggs. she is very busy. her nest is right by our slider door. we go in and out and so do our animals. doesn’t seem to bother her. she is out of the weather, has a decent wind break and is up high enough, that no one bothers her.
she is an ANNA hummingbird and this location is in the bay area, california. i feel very blessed to get to look into her little life and the lives she’s responsible for.
Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio on these late summer nights.