Did you know you can eat common milkweed? Well you can. And although it’s been said that to render this plant palatable and that it required multiple (three or more) boilings in order to remove the toxins and “bitter” taste,…

Ok… this is kind of gross, but clearly it works. Once the wasps go in the bottle they can’t figure out how to get out so they get trapped and die. This will minimize wasps, but the only way to eliminate…

This DIY rain barrel costs less than $100 and works just as well as the expensive one you can buy. It’s pretty easy to build your own rain barrels from plastic drums or trash cans. Get complete how-to instructions and…

If you want to become more self sufficient, then you should start following these 26 steps to living a more self sufficient lifestyle. Start with one or two things and expand your skills from there. There’s a saying that goes,…

With warm weather in the air, we are all looking forward to grilling out, swimming pools, sun bathing, and just generally spending time outdoors. We’ve waited all winter for spring to get here. But those first few really warm days…