Your backyard could be an oasis for your family and the local wildlife. You can provide a home for birds, insects and bees with very little effort. Here are some very practical and inexpensive ways to transform your backyard into a magical place for you and your family.
There are a ton of things you can do to alleviate the irritation of black fly bites and get outside for longer during the spring months. Here are a few of my own tried and tested natural cures for black fly bites.
Eeep! its black fly season and if those little critters are taking chunks out of you, there are ways to fight back. Traditional chemical repellents don’t do the trick and are full of harmful toxins, but there are some natural ways to beat back those little beasties.
Ticks are gross - let's keep those ticks off you and your pets. Here's some natural DIY tick repellents which are based on science and actually work.
Making violet jelly is a very simple process. It doesn't have a strong flavor, but the color is a great addition to scones or cookies.
Every year, homeowners across North America delight in the birds that visit their yards. If you enjoy watching birds, you can help to protect them by participating in citizen scientist projects that help create databases of bird activity.