Old Wive’s Tales

How Southerners say it’s Cold Outside

It’s Winter, which in “my neck of the woods” means that one day we are opening up high tunnels to cool them off, and the next day we’re plugging in heaters to save the citrus and banana trees. December in Louisiana means calling Mom and Dad in Wisconsin to hear them complain about the snow […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Old Wive's Tales|Comments Off on How Southerners say it’s Cold Outside

Washing Soda Hacks

Washing soda is a naturally occurring, highly alkaline chemical compound. It’s kinda like baking soda but harsher; this makes it great for deep cleaning or heavy-duty jobs such as descaling bathroom tiles or stripping floors of wax. Its high pH level is what give washing soda its natural cleaning power, but it is also caustic. […]

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The Magic of Raw Honey

I never thought I would say this, but maybe Winnie the Pooh was right…everyone should eat more honey. Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years – the Ancient Greeks used it, honey has been found in Egyptian tombs, and mead dates back 20,000 years to nomads in Africa. During the […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Cures for What Ails Ya, Old Wive's Tales, Sustainability|Comments Off on The Magic of Raw Honey