Homemade Udder Balm: Not Just For Goats & Cows

Udder Balm

This DIY udder balm is based on a closely guarded recipe from my Uncle Roy in Minnesota. It works well on cow and goat udders but also works great on hands! I was raised on a dairy farm in East-Central Minnesota. And although I was very young, I remember Uncle Roy washing the cows’ udders […]

A Homemade, Natural Dewormer for Dogs and Cats

This is a homemade and natural dewormer for dogs and cats but it also works for chickens, goats, cows, and horses. It is also simple to make and administer. When you have animals, and most of us do, they’re bound to get parasites from time to time. Fleas and ticks are the first things that […]

A Simple and Delicious Spicy Ketchup Recipe

This homemade spicy ketchup recipe is easy to make, natural, and delicious. And you get to omit unhealthy GMO ingredients like high fructose corn syrup! Make Your Own Spicy Ketchup Ketchup? Really Ketchup? Yes! There are A LOT of versions out there, but this is one to remember. Ketchup makes everything better, like hamburgers, hot […]

Unusual Jam Recipes: From Bourbon to Watermelon

You have come to the right place if you’re looking for unusual jam recipes! From corn cob jam to bourbon jelly and from banana or bacon jelly to T.O.E. jam! When I first moved to North Carolina, I was amazed at the number of roadside stands. They have all the usual stuff like apples, peaches, […]

Simple Delicious Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

This buttermilk ranch dressing is delicious, versatile, and easy to make. I promise it is better than anything in the store, and you know what went into it! Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is Versatile Ranch dressing is so versatile! It makes a great dipping sauce for buffalo chicken wings. Pizza and breadsticks are perfect for dunking […]

How to Make Natural Calamine Lotion at Home

Poison ivy season will soon be upon us and, depending on where you live, it may already be. So let’s learn how to make this homemade calamine lotion recipe. Calamine lotion is one of those topical skin treatments that are indispensable. It is a known itch reliever and can help speed the healing of rashes […]

DIY Rainbow Suncatchers Made with Natural Beads

Crafting is one of my family’s favorite activities. We love making crafts from natural materials and these DIY rainbow suncatchers are one of our best! Tip: check out our other DIY natural craft ideas. Why Natural Beads? Most craft beads are plastic, which means they never break down. While they are cheap, they are not […]

Learn How To Create Beautiful DIY Hanging Baskets

This DIY Hanging baskets tutorial teaches you how to create your own hanging baskets. Also, they’re not just for flowers, think cherry tomatoes and herbs! Why I Love Hanging Baskets I like the look of flowers anywhere, and on a wide front porch, hanging baskets just seem right. I like to put up about 5 baskets, […]

Learn How to Make Your Own DIY Makeup Primer!

Enjoy these two recipes for a DIY makeup primer. It is simple, inexpensive, and effective to make a DIY face primer at home. You can do this and you should! Even though I don’t get out as much these days, I still need to run to the grocery store once in a while. My skin […]

Kentucky Kandy: A Sweet and Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This is a recipe that I’ve fine-tuned over the years. It is a Kansas City BBQ sauce-meets-Kentucky BBQ sauce recipe. It’s perfectly sweet, spicy, and smoky! When winter breaks and the weather starts to get warmer, it means grilling season is right around the corner. American BBQ To me, nothing is more American than barbecue. […]