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Bringing Your Cast Iron Cookware Back To Life


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Cast Iron Cookware is very easy to re-condition

Before you cast off your cast iron skillet because of food or grease buildup, remember it is not difficult at all to recondition.

It all has to do with heat. Sometimes our Cast Iron Cookware, (including the dutch ovens) get so built up with charcoal, gunk and grease it is virtually impossible to clean with grease removers or soap.

We recondition ours all with Check Out The Rest of “Bringing Your Cast Iron Cookware Back To Life” →

Container (ISBU) Homes getting very Popular in Today's Economy


Originally published in September 2009 by NY Homesteader

Container (ISBU) home construction has made incredible advances over the past few years. Today nearly everyone has seen a news segment about container home, or visited an internet site that featured a story or a few renderings of Check Out The Rest of “Container (ISBU) Homes getting very Popular in Today’s Economy” →

Organic Pest Prevention - 10 DO'S and DON'TS For Your Garden


Going organic is not as hard as you might think. These 10 Do’s and Dont’s are based on not letting the “bad” pests gain a foothold in your vegetable and flower gardens.

Most plants are far tougher than we tend to think they are, and can take some pest damage and still thrive. This does not mean just let mother nature take her course either. Check Out The Rest of “Organic Pest Prevention – 10 DO’S and DON’TS For Your Garden” →

Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought


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Popeye used his spinach to make him strong, just like we tell our kids, but maybe Popeye was getting much more for his efforts.

Here is a quick run down on Spinach;

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Spinach is a very hardy annual with a rosette of dark green leaves. Sometimes the leaves can be crinkled, which is called a Savoy Leaf variety, or flat. Spinach is related to beets and chard.

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Growing Spinach: Being a very hardy plant spinach can tolerate the cold; in fact, it does extremely well in cool weather. Heat and long days will make Check Out The Rest of “Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought” →

Saving Seeds and The Adaptive Properties


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This video is about the adaptive properties of plants and how, over time, of saving your seeds , many plants will adapt to the environment and climate they are subjected to. They may become more hardy or more tender depending where your garden is located . For example Check Out The Rest of “Saving Seeds and The Adaptive Properties” →

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