Category Archives for "Homekeeping"
Moving from an indoor environment to an outdoor one is a very big adjustment for a plant. After all, in your home or greenhouse, the temperature is constant, watering is regular, and there is no wind nos pests to contend with. Outdoors, on the other hand, plants confront wind, extreme temperatures, animals, and other harsh […]Continue reading
I began Bokashi composting last Fall, and I’ve really enjoyed it. We were able to significantly reduce the amount of trash that we send to our local landfill, because our little family of five (now four, with the eldest child in university) generates a LOT of food trash. But then winter came, the ground froze, […]Continue reading
I have a confession to make. Until recently, I’ve been turning a blind eye and deaf ears to people saying how bad non-stick pans and skillets are for us. Even when I went through one non-stick skillet after another, replacing them as soon as their non-stick coating flaked off. But finally, a few months ago, […]Continue reading
Snow falling, cold wind blowing. The furnace clicks on. Uh oh! What about all the dust that collected in the air ducts over the year? Here’s a simple solution to keeping the dusty and even moldy muck from spewing into your air. Make your own washable filters! Find an old 100% wool sweater; perhaps at […]Continue reading
The Surebonder Holiday Tacker Kit is a low-cost staple gun that every household should have. It’s particularly handy for hanging up holiday lights and garlands, as well as other cables and knick knacks around your house. The kit comes with 60 staples and 30 insulators to protect the wiring. The device is easy to use […]Continue reading