Allergies Getting You Down? Try the Neti Pot

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A Neti pot relieves seasonal allergies by rinsing the sinuses with a simple saline solution. Are allergies getting you down? Try the Neti pot! Late summer and early fall are prime time for seasonal allergies. Dealing with sneezing and itchy, watery eyes is no fun when you’re trying to have fun enjoying the rest of […]

Sweet Corn and Ecclesiastes

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My neighbor dropped off about 50 ears of fresh sweet corn from his 5-acre patch today. I get to enjoy sitting on the front porch shucking the sweet corn tonight. My dog Bandit joins me. This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. It’s a beautiful late summer evening. The birds are singing their […]

Beat Late Summer Boredom

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This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. It’s late July. All the movies you and the kids were excited to see have been watched. The new crayons are worn down and the new coloring books are filled in. The sidewalk chalk is used up. Toys are strung everywhere. They not as fun as […]

How to Brew Kombucha at Home

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This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. The hardest part of making kombucha is waiting for it to be ready to enjoy. Kombucha is simply fermented sweet tea. Making it is as simple as brewing sweet tea, adding the SCOBY, and waiting about 10 days. Magic happens in those 10 days. That sweet […]

Home Canning 101: How to Get Started Canning at Home

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This post contains affiliate links. Read disclosure here. Late summer in Iowa means gardens and orchards are about to burst with produce. It’s an exciting time! Last year’s produce is just about gone. It’s such a joy to open up that jar of preserved sunshine in January. Canning Season 2018 is just about to begin. […]