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15 Facts About Ants and How to Keep Them at Bay

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 07, 2014

1. Ants are related to wasps and bees (as evidenced by their trim abdomens, or "wasp waists"). All of these creatures are members of the insect order Hymenoptera. 2. Although human...


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Why Not Plant Vegetables this Fall?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2014

As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by … planting some more!! “What?” you may ask. “The leaves...


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Beautiful Built-In Benches for Your Deck

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 09, 2014

Whether your home already features an exterior deck or you are planning to build one, a built-in bench or two will add immensely to its beauty and usefulness. A built-in bench is a...


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Uses for Eggshells that Would Make Grandma Smile

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2014

My introduction to recycling came in my grandmother's garden. Granddad was a big-city veterinarian who, years ahead of this century’s homesteading movement, decided to buy a farm...


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Unsavory Facts About (Ugh!) Mice

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2014

Many people have an instinctive dread of the house mouse, despite the small size and unaggressive behavior of this common rodent. Fear of house mice is actually a very appropriate reaction,...


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Mosquito Bites: Natural Prevention and Treatment

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 30, 2014

Itchy, annoying mosquito bites can put a serious dent in your summer fun. What’s more, mosquitoes carry the threat of serious disease such as West...


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Banish Fruit Flies, Naturally!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 20, 2014

Ugh, fruit flies. No one wants to see a little cloud of insects hovering around the kitchen, darting in and out of the garbage, or making merry in the compost. Yet, even in a clean...


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Duck, Duck, GOOSE! Raising Waterfowl

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 19, 2014

Whether you want eggs, meat, a friendly face, or a guardian animal, ducks and geese are a great choice if you want to think beyond chickens. These personable, active birds are a fantastic...