What’s the Best way to Wash Fruit and Veggies?

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Just holding your fruits and veggies under a running tap doesn't always cut the mustard. Pesticides and fungicides are designed to stick to produce, even in inclement weather, so if you want your fresh goodies to be chemical free, it's going to take a little more work.

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How to Light a Fire in the Rain and Snow

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There’s nothing worse than being wet and cold, and a fire is the perfect cure. The trouble is, if it’s been raining or snowing, all the firewood and kindling will be soaking. Luckily, there are several solutions, kindly provided by Mother Nature, that will help you to light a fire in inclement weather and have you warm and cozy in no time at all.

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Tips for Growing Great Organic Tomatoes

growing tomatoes

I'm not talking about those scraggly little bushes that manage a few insipid fruits that the bugs get to first. I'm talking big booty tomatoes that are bursting with flavor and juice. Growing your own tomatoes can be really rewarding and, if you keep it organic, the taste will blow your mind! Here's how...

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Best Ideas for Backyards

backyard ideas

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.

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How to Stop Black Fly Bites from Itching

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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.

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Natural Black Fly Repellents

black fly repellent

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.

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