Lawn - Garden

A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement
25
January

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.

Cooking
22
January

Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

Fun Facts About Cookies

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30
April

Everyone loves cookies, but what do we really know about them?

Cookies may have been created by ancient bakers who wanted to test their cake batter and oven temperature.  They would place a small amount of batter on a sheet and bake that first.

Fun Facts about Dogs

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30
April
  • A dog’s whiskers are found on its muzzle, under its jaw and above its eyes. They are officially known as vibrissae. Dogs can actually feel a difference in air flow with these sensitive hairs.

Mozzarella: A Brief History

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30
April

If it weren’t for a clumsy cheese factory worker in Naples, Italy, we may have never discovered the wonders of Mozzarella cheese. According to legend, the first batch was produced when cheese curds mistakenly fell into a pail of hot water. This is no surprise, considering that most cheeses are discovered as a result of accidental combinations.

30
April

One of the world’s most perfect foods, the onion family includes garlic, chives, leeks, shallots and scallions not to mention the many varieties available under its own name.  Ancient Sumerians cultivated onions more than three thousand years ago; ancient Egyptians made offerings of onions to their pantheon of gods.  All in all, there are more than four hundred species of Allium today.  The following article pays homage to the onion while discussing its origins, varieties, cultivation, herbal properties, and its uses in cookery and folk medicine.

Many of us remember Mom’s pot roast, baked to perfection surrounded by potatoes and carrots, served with thick, wonderful gravy and large, fresh biscuits.  It was a meal that would hold us for days if necessary.  Roasting large cuts of meat can be intimidating for the first timer and the oven isn’t always the best way to go.  Now you can use a rotisserie oven or even the grill, if you’re feeling adventurous.  Beef, venison, pork, and lamb cooked using any of these modern conveniences delivers a tasty punch that requires a nap afterwards.  Here are a few pointers on how to roast these cuts of meat.