How to Compost Meat Scraps Step by Step

composting meat scraps collage

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to what happens to your leftover meat scraps. But if you’re composting, it’s important to know that meat can’t just go in with the rest of the compost. At least, not without paying attention to some general tips for doing it safely and correctly. … Read more

Can You Dehydrate Jello / Gelatin?


“Jelly and custard again, nana?” Jello is a staple dessert of the Seebregts family, to the point that it’s become a running joke. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from chowing down; why should it? This is especially true with fruity-flavored jello. Well, haven’t you ever wondered if you could dehydrate jello? Yes, you can … Read more

So, How Much Sun Do Cucumbers Need?

cucumber plant growing up on garden fence

Most of us have been there before – we’ve planted our cucumber seeds, watered them religiously, and given them plenty of TLC…only to end up with sad, spindly seedlings that never seem to grow. If this has happened to you, it’s probably because your cucumbers aren’t getting enough sunlight. Cucumbers are cucurbit crops that require … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Corn Husks?

newly introduced chickens to the flock

If you own chickens, you already know that they totally live up to their classification as omnivores. It seems like chickens will eat anything and everything, including some things that can really surprise you. From the exotic to the gross and the borderline inedible, chickens can make use of all kinds of foods to get … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Bananas? Is It Safe?

a sheep nibbling on a banana

Sheep have very particular dietary requirements, which means that while we love being able to give them treats, we have to be super-duper careful about how we do it. Even a tiny amount of the wrong thing can lead to serious health problems. Fruit is a common treat for sheep, and the softer the fruit … Read more

39 Things Pigs Can Eat and 13 They Cannot

pig eating watermelon

When most people think of raising pigs they probably imagine, humorously, an animal that is something like a living garbage disposal; an animal that eats absolutely anything! And, to some extent, this is true; pigs are omnivores and will eat a wide variety of food. However, there are some things that pigs can eat safely … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Carrots? Is It Safe?

a sheep eating a sliced carrot

I think we’ve all heard the words: “Eh, what’s up doc?” a few times growing up. I know I did because Bugs Bunny was one of my favorite characters in the Merrie Melodies cast. Of course, Bugs is a rabbit so munching on a carrot makes sense but what about sheep? Can sheep eat carrots? … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Chocolate? Is It Safe?

brown colored Icelandic sheep next to wooden fence

Ah, chocolate! The comfort food for everything from bad workdays to bad breakups, this dairy treat has been around for years and is going nowhere fast. Of course, when it comes to comfort, we like to share it – most of the time – with friends and family. The only members of the family who … Read more

So, How Much Sun Do Carrots Need?

carrot plants in raised bed

Carrots are a delicious and healthy vegetable that can be enjoyed cooked or raw. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and carrots can be grown in raised beds or a garden with relative ease. However, one question that many gardeners have is how much sun do carrots need?  Carrots like sunny locations … Read more

15 Condiments You Can Make from Scratch

homemade condiments collage

If you’re like me, you love condiments. Whether it’s ketchup on your fries or delectable, whole grain mustard on an Italian sausage with grilled peppers, they can make or break a meal. I guess I just don’t care for “plain” food. But store-bought condiments can be expensive, and often contain all sorts of unhealthy ingredients. … Read more

So, How Much Sun Do Tomatoes Need?

tomato plants with fruits

Many people love the idea of growing their own tomatoes. They are a beloved addition to many summer dishes and can add a delicious pop of color to any plate. But before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor, you need to make sure you are giving your tomato plants the proper care – … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants for Good

fire ants

If you live in the American South, along the Gulf Coast, or in some parts of the Southwest, you are probably entirely, personally familiar with the subject of this article already. For the rest of you, today you will learn about one of the most damaging, painful, and tiny invasive species in the United States: … Read more