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Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on August 19, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Whether your air conditioner went kaput due to a weather disaster or you prefer to "rough it" and not use the appliance, you can still keep your home cool! Referred to as "passive cooling," there's plenty of options for maintaining a comfortable home environment in the summer without an air conditioner. Check it out:
As much [...]
Posted on August 12, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Interested in learning how to make your own lotion, but don't want to end up with greasy, goopy messes? Fear not! There's plenty of awesome DIY lotion recipes out there that easily absorb and won't leave you feeling like a greaseball. Check out a few of the many options available and have fun!
Tangerine Face Cream
Posted on August 5, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Numerous homemade sunscreen recipes are floating around out there, with most highly effective and a heck of a lot better for you than the nastified stuff found in most commercial sunscreens. Let's take a brief look at some of the chemicals you'll want to avoid, as well as an easy recipe for homemade sunscreen. Check [...]
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Most humans love the great blue sea, which covers most of our world and features depths and creatures we can only dream about. While the majority of marine life will do you no harm, it's important to know what to do should you encounter one or more of them. Some are seemingly terrifying (thanks, JAWS), while others [...]
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
People raise rabbits for a number of reasons, including for fur, show and food. Less expensive than raising chickens, raising bunnies can turn into a profitable business or side business. If interested in this idea, check out a few tips for raising bun-buns the right way:
Before doing anything else, ensure it's legal to raise rabbits [...]
Posted on July 22, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Hot weather, hot and humid weather, thunderstorms, hurricanes...summer weather can be brutal depending on where you live, especially if your region is prone to nasty storms. Prepare yourself for unpredictable summer weather by utilizing the following tips...hey, it's a lot better than getting struck by lightening!
Hot weather is often excruciating, especially if you live [...]
Posted on July 15, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
One of the best ways to deal with pest insects who insist on eating your flowers, plant and tree leaves, and whatever's in your vegetable garden? Attracting their natural enemies to your property. Let's take a look at a few of the many beneficial garden insects and what makes them so gosh-darn helpful:
Arguably one of [...]
Posted on July 8, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Ah, apple cider vinegar. Is there anything it can't do? Okay, it can't fight a bear, but if you were lost in the wilderness and had a lifetime supple of raw, unprocessed ACV with you, you'd be in pretty darn-good shape. When purchasing apple cider vinegar, forget the filtered junk you normally find on grocery [...]
Posted on June 24, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
In Part Three of our Bee-Tastic series, we'll look at a few of the many amazing uses for raw, unprocessed honey. The sticky stuff has numerous medicinal applications that make It an ideal addition to your first aid kit or bag o' camping stuff. Let's check out a few of these uses, shall we?
Cuts and [...]
Posted on June 17, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Welcome to Part Two of our Bee-Tastic Series! If your love of bees has extended to beekeeping, check out a few amateur tips for maintaining a colony of the little black and yellow insects:
Check With Local Ordinances
Before doing anything else, check with your local ordinances to ensure beekeeping is legal in your area, and [...]