Benefits of White Vinegar for Weeds, Mosquito Bites and Ants

From homemade insect repellent and mosquito bite remedy to cleaning with vinegar and getting rid of ants, vinegar is an essential home and garden staple. The best vinegar to have on hand for cleaning is white vinegar because it has the highest acetic acid content. The next best is distilled vinegar, which is also used … Read more

Rain Water Storage Barrels

cabin rainchain, rain barrel

Did you know just ¼ inch of rain coming off of a 20 by 20 foot Rainwater roof will fill a 60-gallon barrel? And that those 60 gallons will cover up to 100 square feet with an inch of water? Rain water storage barrels are an awesome way to water your garden. How Much Rain Water … Read more

Indoor Emergency Water Storage Containers

Faucet, low water pressure

Water jugs, water tanks, water bobs… Water storage containers are essential for emergency preparedness. You do NOT want to ever run out of water. When you’re out of water, things go downhill quickly. In the past year our well went out twice. It worked great for 25 years before the pump finally gave out. Then … Read more

When Your Water Well Pump Stops Working

Do you have a backup plan if your well stops pumping? We love our well water. It’s drawn from 250 feet down, is great tasting and not “hard” at all. No fluoride or chlorine to worry about. No water bill, except for the electricity cost for the pump of course. And up until last Friday, … Read more