Caffeine Content in Tea

Caffeine Content in Tea | Everything Home with Carol

June is National Iced Tea Month! Would you like to know how iced tea became the drink of the South? In 1904, at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Richard Blechynden, tea commissioner of India, could not give away samples of hot, black tea because of the heat. His solution? Pour it over ice. Iced tea was an instant hit … Continue reading

Natural Ways for Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat

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  When a small boy, my nephew complained of constant headaches. He was an active child at school and at home, played sports, and generally got good grades in his classes. As his headaches worsened, he would come home from school to lie down in a darkened room, and on occasion, vomit. Since migraines run in our family, my sister grew … Continue reading

Five Ways to Get Rid of Flies

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  Homesteading definitely has its drawbacks. One of those drawbacks is the flies attracted to the goats and chickens, the flies attracted to the compost pile and the flies attracted to the wonderful smell of wholesome food cooking in the kitchen. No one likes flies–me included. I believe the best method to get rid of flies in the house is … Continue reading

All-Natural Thirst Quenchers

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  Did you know that one 12-ounce can of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, and that the same amount of apple juice has even more? Wanting to do without all that sugar, many parents turn to diet alternatives; but diet drinks have artificial sweeteners proven to cause neurological disorders. So much for the alternative. Similarly, Kool-Aid, Gatorade, and even … Continue reading

Learning with Literature–Creating Your Own Literature Study Guides

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  I want to share with you a technique I use with my children that has worked wonders for our family. I call it Learning with Literature. There are literature study guides out there that will help you with this, but I do not use them (I’m a confirmed tightwad). All kids love read-aloud time with mom or dad. This … Continue reading

Fermenting in Mason Jars

How to Make Sauerkraut | Everything Home with Carol

  I absolutely adore making my own sauerkraut. I tried unsuccessfully for years, ending up with slimy, moldy science experiments that would gross out an 8-year-old boy. Then I learned about keeping the air out of the ferment. I learned about airlocks, and glass weights and using the right kind of salt. I succeeded. 🙂 The best part about making … Continue reading

The Fastest Way to Stock Up on Groceries

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  If you listen to the news, you probably think things in this world are going downhill faster every day. I try not to listen too much. But sometimes you just cannot help it. Whether current events concern you, or winter storms, power outages, or even loss of employment, it pays to have an emergency supply of food put by. … Continue reading

My Favorite Herbal Resources

Favorite Herbal Resources | Everything Home with Carol

  Way back, when I was a spring chicken, I started studying herbal medicine. Perhaps you remember my dad’s scary story about his use of coltsfoot. I was serious about becoming a Certified Master Herbalist and enrolled in a course through, what was then, The Australasian College of Herbal Studies. As life happens, and babies come one right after the other, … Continue reading

The Bundle is Here!

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  The Bundle is Here! I’ve been talking about this bundle for weeks and now you can see what I mean! The Back to Basics Living Bundle is here. $550 worth of Back to the Basics resources for $29.97. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the following video and Jennifer and Bill Osuch of the Self Reliant School … Continue reading

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Budget

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Budget | Everything Home with Carol

  Homesteaders struggle in different areas. One year, it might be the crops fail. Another, it might be sick goats. Homeschooling is a constant and for some, so is broken down equipment.  The unfortunate companion of all these struggles is money–or the lack thereof. As a matter of fact, I don’t know a homesteader alive that doesn’t struggle financially at … Continue reading

From Dirt to Dollars Review

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  From Dirt to Dollars: A Guide to Selling at Farmers’ Markets will take the fresh, young, full-of-energy homesteader from bare land to selling product at his local farmers’ market. Are you that someone? I had the opportunity to review From Dirt to Dollars by Annie Coombe of Country Living in a Caribou Valley because it is part of the Back to … Continue reading