Home Life Category

In this section we provide articles on what makes life at home more interesting and enjoyable. Articles cover cooking, family life, remodeling and more.

Watering Your Tomato Plants: Getting it Just Right

When it comes to water, tomato plants are the Goldilocks of the vegetable garden. Water too much and the roots rot. Water too little, and the plant dehydrates. Worse yet, a tomato plant dying of thirst and one drowning from overwatering look almost exactly the same: wilted leaves, sagging branches, drooping plants. How is the home vegetable gardener to know how to get it just right? How much water? "An inch a week from you or the sky" is the motto of many … [Read more...]

Why Honey Is A Better Than Sugar

Sugar is the most popular sweetener in the world, and its use is particularly common in such drinks as coffee and tea. However, the natural sweetener honey is a better and healthier choice for you than sugar, and is even arguably better tasting. Honey is superior in large part because it is more natural than processed sugar. In unrefined sugar cane there are present certain vitamins, organic acids, and beneficial enzymes that are lost in the sugar manufacturing … [Read more...]

Facts about Ebola Virus and Dogs

In Spain, the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus was euthanized. The Spanish authorities feared the dog, Excalibur, might represent a source of infection for people. However, under similar circumstances in the US, the dog belonging to a Texas nurse was treated differently. Rather than being euthanized this dog was put under house quarantine for close monitoring. Given the serious nature of Ebola, these actions appear inconsistent and confusing. If dogs can … [Read more...]

Easy Way to Make Hard Apple Cider

Have you ever wanted to explore the hobby of home brewing? There is nothing quiet like making your delicious, alcoholic beverages for a fraction of the cost of commercial products. Maybe you are concerned about chemical additives common in commercially brewed beverages. Well, you are in luck. You have found a article and information to brew your own hard apple cider, easy. First, let's clearly state that you need to find out what's the legal drinking age in your … [Read more...]

10 Foods That Are Harmful to Dogs

Dog lovers understand the trust that their dog places in them. As the bumper sticker says, "God help me to become the person my dog thinks I am". This is why it is so important that you are aware of the foods that are harmful to your dog's health. Below are 10 foods that you should keep away from your dog. *  Onions and Garlic: Onions and garlic cause anaemia in dogs which is the destruction of a dog's blood cells. How can you figure out if your dog is … [Read more...]