So, Does Sugar Go Bad in Heat?

sugar spread on table

There is a lot of debate over whether sugar goes bad in heat. Some people say that it does, and others say that it doesn’t. So, what’s the truth? You can bake with sugar and there aren’t any problems, but what about leaving it at a lower temperature for longer? Does sugar go bad in … Read more

7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains

toilet

Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming over! Whether these stains are caused by hard water or other contaminants, long … Read more

So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?

two cows with cowbells

When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells? It’s a valid question… Why do cows wear … Read more

So, Is Dehydrated Food Good for You?

apple slices loaded in the dehydrator

There are a lot of questions about dehydrated food. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it appropriate for long-term consumption? Though naturally dehydrated foods have been eaten around the world for ages, the proliferation of factory produced dehydrated provisions and homemade dried food for survival readiness has raised health questions among some homesteaders. So, … Read more

So What Exactly Can You Store in a Root Cellar?

a root cellar

Root cellars might be old fashioned, but they still work wonderfully for storing food and other goods. This is because they maintain a generally constant, cool temperature and low humidity level, both helping the gods kept in them to last longer than they would otherwise. This simple but highly effective method of preservation has been … Read more