May 2012

5 Ways to Live Seasonally in June

DIY

Farmer’s Markets are in full swing, mama animals are making tons of milk, and the produce in the garden is coming on faster than you can pick it.  Welcome to summer!  Well, technically, summer doesn’t start till June 20th, but the HEAT is already here in West Tennessee. So what can we do to live […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before Making Homemade Laundry Detergent

Cleaning Products

I have spent HOURS on the this database researching all of the possible chemical formulations of laundry detergent, and like dishwasher detergent, it has completely CHANGED how I make homemade laundry detergent! Cleaning Power 1. NO commercial detergents contain BORAX and WASHING SODA together. It’s an either/or.   Powder is washing soda.  Liquid detergents have borax, usually […]

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Compost-Along News

Beginner Gardens

Hi composters.  (All 56 of you, so far!) I’m going to be Tweeting and Facebooking my favorite composting links throughout the -Along, so if you want to catch them I’m on Twitter at @daisysiskin and our FB is Little House in the Suburbs.  We’ve got links to both in the sidebar on the right.   […]

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Compost-Along: Week 1

Beginner Gardens

I’m way too excited about this CAL. I was afraid nobody would show up, but a bunch of you did and I can’t tell you how tickled it makes me. I’m also excited to have a big pile of delicious compost a few weeks from now. This first week is important, but not very physically […]

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Compost-Along

Beginner Gardens

I’ve had the dorkiest idea. You’ve probably heard about Knit-Alongs, where people get together online and knit the same project together in small steps over a set period of time? Well, not everybody knits.  Even if you do knit, maybe you’ve set down your needles for the summer. I thought of another usually solitary activity […]

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