31 Really Clever Uses for Coffee Filters

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When you want a no-waste kitchen, you get creative and learn to improvise, it’s amazing what you can get done with everyday materials that seem to have only a single purpose. Let’s look at coffee filters, for instance. Yes, I know they are absolutely essential for getting our morning cup of perk out of a … Read more

How to Make Powdered Ginger

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One of the things you start to notice after you do more and more of your own cooking, is just how inferior so many of our store-bought goods are. The major revelation for me was trying spices I had grown and processed myself. There’s just no going back… And while I haven’t grown my own … Read more

7 Benefits of Molasses for Your Chickens

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Most people already know that chickens have a highly varied diet. Chickens eat all sorts of things, including plant matter and meat, but did you know they can even have some really sweet stuff like molasses? It’s true, and it isn’t just a sweet treat for chickens. They love it, don’t get me wrong, but … Read more

15 Grey Rabbit Breeds You Should Know

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Domestic rabbits, almost literally, come in all colors of the rainbow. But sometimes the most interesting and beautiful colors are actually the least colorful! I’m talking about gray. All the many shades and tones of gray give this seemingly bland color a surprising amount of variety and vibrance. When it comes to rabbits, there are … Read more

The 7 Best Types of Honey Bees

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Even among domesticated animals of the same species, we can see considerable variation in their intrinsic qualities among different breeds. Looking at insects that are seemingly single-minded, like honey bees, we can see that various subspecies have wildly different levels productivity, and also differ in their interactions with beekeepers. Happily, no matter what your preferences … Read more

So, Does Lemongrass Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Whether you’re out camping, taking care of your property or in the middle of a desperate survival situation, if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make things worse, it has got to be biting mosquitoes. Mosquito bites are incredibly annoying and also sometimes dangerous because these little bloodsuckers transmit all sorts of heinous diseases. Sure, … Read more

So, How Many Wings Do Bees Have?

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Bees truly are some of the most amazing creatures on Earth, and probably the single most impressive insects. From their incredible work ethic and feats of engineering to their tireless production of honey, there’s always something new to learn and admire about bees. Even their biology is impressive. Have you ever considered the acrobatic flight … Read more

So, Does Sage Keep Mosquitoes Away?

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I can’t think of anything more annoying than being relentlessly victimized by mosquitoes when I’m outside. It doesn’t matter if I’m minding your own business on my back porch, camping, hiking, or even in the middle of a legitimate survival scenario, these parasites are relentless. They can also be quite dangerous since they are known … Read more