Saint Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. Every year people around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Who was he and where can we go to learn more about this beloved saint?
On March 5, 1770 the incident on King Street in Boston Massachusetts known by Americans as the Boston Massacre became the powder keg that that exploded into the American Revolutionary War.
Mint plants have distinguishing characteristics. The leaves offer a cooling taste that can be used in cooking, used as companion plants in the garden, and in wildcrafting.
Why would you want to get rid of your autumn leaves when you can use them in your own backyard?
Not all insects in the garden are bad. Here are a list of several bugs that are actually good to see in your garden.
If you're a foodie interested in discovering local cuisine of Springfield, Missouri, sample Springfield Cashew chicken, Mexican Villa's Tex Mex, and Andy's Frozen Custard.
Would you know a common garden insect pest from a beneficial insect? Discover the top ten insect pests found in the United States and how to deal with them organically.
Very few people in the US grow Chinese cabbage, but because they have few insect pests, they are actually easier to grow than tomatoes. In stir fry, they are quick and easy to cook and serve.
Turnips, Parsnips and Rutabagas grown in your backyard can be stored over the winter in a refrigerator, root cellar or even in the ground in which it grows
Three sisters gardening is an age old technique that utilizes the synergy between corn, beans, and pumpkins or winter squash.
We talk about patriotism, but what does it really mean to be patriotic and where did the term originate?
Lucy Flucker Knox, born as a daughter of the Royal Secretary of the Providence of Massachusetts, gave up her privileged life to marry a book store owner turned artilleryman.
How long has chewing gum been around? How is chewing gum made? Is it dangerous to swallow chewing gum? What is the best way to discard gum? How do I get gum out of the carpet?
Most cities, towns, and rural areas in the United States are contained within counties. However, some cities are not contained within counties but are, in fact, independent cities.
In recent years, great strides have been made by colleges and universities for including online courses of study. What are the advantages to an online education? What are the disadvantages?
Born in New England, John Chapman was real man with a vision to plant apple seeds every where his feet touched in the Midwest. His legion lives on in a festival celebrated annually in California
Sweet potatoes are easy to grow. Grow them easily in tires and enjoy them throughout the winter months.
Even if you think that you have a "brown thumb", The bush green bean is so easy to grow that even a beginner grow them successfully.
Basically three types of chickens exist. The egg layers, the meat birds, and the dual purpose birds. The dual purpose birds are the best for raising in the backyard.
"How do you eat an elephant." Answer: "One bite at a time. In the case of a novel however, the answer is in "writing one scene at time".
What can be better than a nice fresh piece of homemade banana bread fresh from the oven? Homemade banana bread served the next day, but it usually doesn't last that long at our house. It is too good!
What is jewel weed and how is it used medicinally? The most common way it is used in the treatment of poison ivy.
Where do you want your writing to take you? Where you want your writing to go in the end is your vision.
Indigo was South Carolina's primary export prior to the American Revolution. The crop was brought into the colony by an unlikely young woman, Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney
You can make Jeff's Canned Hamburger Soup ahead of time to have on hand when you need a quick wholesome meal.
As an author, your mission statement is not just an exercise. Your mission statement should reflect you personally, so that it can become a source of inspiration every time you review it.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
This is part one of a two part article on the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. In this article we explore food that is fresh, root cellared, and frozen.
The benefits of diatomaceous earth in my home and garden include controlling bugs in my garden, home and yard. It protects my stored grains, pets and farm animals from infestation.
What is active listening? Active listening is the a conscious effort to hear and understand the message that the speaker is attempting to convey.
Many Native American tribes grew Indian corn. This is the history of the Iroquois and their way of growing corn.
In the 1600s French Priests barely were able to get to know this tribe that lived along the shores of Lake Erie. By 1660 the tribe was totally wiped out and not by the white man.
Did you ever wonder why in America we call the American dollar "a buck"? The answer to that question goes back to the 1750s when Americans traded in furs.