Gil Clark

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How To Create A Simple No-Till Garden With Little Weeding – Forever!

When it comes to working less, weeding less, and having more fun growing vegetables – a simple no-till garden is the answer! Simply put, there is …

Gardening

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

How to keep your house running smoothly, month by month

Prevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. "We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?" says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV's "Holmes on Homes."<p>Annual maintenance will help prevent you from having to make an avoidable, costly …

Home Improvement

How to Check Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Now that Apple’s admitted to slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, you’re probably interested in figuring out whether your battery is losing …

How To Grow The Most Vibrant Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas give you so many choices for brilliant color when the days grow long and hot.<p>When you think of hydrangeas, low-growing shrubs with big, …

Planning A Companion Vegetable Garden

By Heather Rhoades<p>Companion vegetable plants are plants that can help each other when planted near each other. Creating a companion vegetable garden …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Here's How To Tie Anything And Everything

Knots, laces, togas, scarves — you have met your match. Bookmark this immediately.

The Secrets of How to Make Soap in a Slow Cooker

Learn How to Make Soap in a Slow CookerWhen I first started learning how to make soap, somewhere in the back of my mind was the question: how can I …

Food Preservation

Brussels Sprouts - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

Brussels sprouts are slow-growing, long-season vegetables belonging to the cabbage family. The sprouts look like miniature cabbages and form where …

Gardening

2016 Home Organization Week 4: Launch Pad

Welcome to week 4 of the Home Organization 101 Challenge. The challenge is going great and from the looks of the photos you’ve been sharing, its …

Dining Rooms

How To Build The Ultimate Compost Bin

<b>Step 1:</b><p><b>Step 2:</b> Research. Turns out it’s not easy to find a good set of plans! Most of the compost bin instructions out there are for recycled pallet …

How To Level A Shed by Heartland Sheds

Southern Skillet Cornbread

Try this recipe from Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Cookbook<p>Cornbread is a cornerstone of Southern—and American—food tradition: the country’s first bread made without yeast. It evolved from nourishing Cherokee corn-and-bean cakes into simple unleavened ash cakes and pones baked on the hearthstones …

Ford Sync car owners to get Apple's Siri Eyes-Free

The automaker is rolling out an update to its Sync-enabled cars that will let drivers turn on the Siri voice assistant with the touch of a button.<p>Owners of iPhones and Ford cars equipped with the Sync infotainment system now can tap into Siri to perform a variety of tasks while keeping their eyes …

Automotive Industry

10 Easy Pieces: Wood Compost Bins

Stylish compost? Not an oxymoron. Here are 10 of our favorite wood compost bins, in sizes to fit all gardens:<p>Small Space Bins<p>Above: A Solar Assist …

Build the Ultimate Backyard Garden with a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!<p>According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton:<p>Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with …

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How to make $140,000 a year farming on 1.5 acres

Jean-Martin Fortier explains how it's easier to make a living at a smaller operation.<p>Don't think you can make a living as a farmer on just an acre or …

How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want

Introduction: How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want<p>About: The Emmy Award winning This Old House is television's premier home …

Landscaping

11 Garden Ideas to Steal from Martha Stewart

Remember Martha Stewart’s calendar? Every month (until she discontinued it in the magazine in 2003), she kept us in tune with her circadian rhythms …

4 Steps to Making Homemade Soap @ Renee Tougas

I've been blogging for many years and for a couple of those years I went through a soap phase, writing about soap making. This is one of those posts. …

Online Life

Start Making Soap with this Simple Milk Soap Recipe

Simple Milk Soap Recipe provided by Mary Jane Toth<p>Author: <i>Goats Produce Too</i> and <i>The Cheese Maker’s Journey</i> (available Jan 2012)<p>4<p>Choosing the right milk …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

How to build a simple pallet composting system

Not long ago, we filmed an episode for my television series, Growing a Greener World, which was all about composting. To this day, we get many …

Vegetable Garden Arbor DIY Plans

Vegetable Garden Arbor DIY Plans<p><i>**NOTE: If you want to build this a different width, read the info at the bottom of the post for my suggestion on how</i> …