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DIY Dog Food

ByKim Robson: Pet food is BIG business. Projections estimate the industry to reach $100 billion by 2020. And with an increasing number of brands offering selections that sound more like a ranch-style restaurant menu selection (steak, venison, salmon, bison, wild boar) and less like offal from the slaughterhouse floor (feet, …

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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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DIY Projects All Dog Lovers Will Love         

By Kacey Mya: Once you introduce a furry friend into your life, you quickly grow to love it. You’d do anything for your dog, from daily walks to staying up with it when it’s sick. You want to incorporate your love for your dog into everything you do. It’s no …

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DIY Bath Bombs for Christmas

By Larraine Roulston: During the holiday season, some individuals strive to surprise family and friends with memorable homemade gifts. If sourcingherbs and other ingredients to create personal care products are your focus, this bath bomb recipe with scented evergreen needles is a popular choice. Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies, …

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DIY Powerbars

By Kim Robson: One of my favorite go-to traveling snacks is Clif Bars. They don’t melt in the car or your purse; they don’t shatter into a billion pieces when you bite into them, as granola bars can; and they come in an array of delicious flavors. But lately, I’ve …

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What to Do with All of This Zucchini!

By Emma Grace:  By the end of the summer, our gardens are still going strong in some regards — especially when it comes to big zucchini! It seems as if we find another few of these bright summer squashes every week. More often than not, hiding underneath the big broad …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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DIY Bath Salts

ByKim Robson: I’m a huge fan of hot baths. Summer is always a sad time for me because it’s too hot for anything beyond a lukewarm shower. Taking a long hot soak is out of the question. (At least football season is starting!) But winter is coming, and then I …

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DIY Gourmet Pasta

By Larraine Roulston:  If you are searching for recipes that are both inexpensive and delicious, you might try making your own homemade pasta. Personally, I do not have a pasta machine but with flour, salt, eggs from cage-free poultry, as well as some garden herbs and olive oil on hand, …

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Benefits and Uses of Witch Hazel

By Fredrica Syren: Witch hazel, a shrub that grows in the eastern and midwestern U.S. as well parts of Canada, has been used by native Americans as medicine for a long time. It’s best known for its anti-inflammatory properties because it contains tannins that help reduce swelling and fight bacteria. …

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