3 Affordable Materials for Vegetable Garden Walkways | Yankee Homestead

3 Affordable Materials for Vegetable Garden Walkways

Our square foot garden consists of 4 large wooden boxes separated and surrounded by a grid of substantial walkways, which means we’ve experimented with several options over the years for keeping those areas mulched and free of weeds.

Based on our own experience, here are my top three tips for creating affordable walkways in the vegetable garden… Continue reading

Will You Love Me? | Yankee Homestead

Will You Love Me?

I’d Rather Be Doing Something…Alone

As a type A, task-oriented, “high functioning introvert”, some of my best moments are spent alone–creating, reflecting, accomplishing.  Crossing items off my to-do list.  Making things happen. Motivating others. Planning great things.

If you’re familiar with the biblical account of Mary and Martha, I’m definitely a Martha.  I’m a doer. Stopping to focus on relationships can be a real challenge–I’d rather be doing something.

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Recycling Essential Oil Bottles: How to Remove the Sticky Residue | Yankee Homestead

Recycling Essential Oil Bottles: How to Remove the Sticky Residue

When Recycling Essential Oil Bottles, it’s sometimes necessary to remove the labels.  While removing the labels is easy, it can leave behind a stubborn layer of residue.  This is my favorite (easiest) way to remove that sticky residue…

Note: In the title picture above, the cleanest bottle on the right was a result of my easy method described below.  The other two bottles without labels–the ones that look cloudy–were the ones that I slaved over, trying to rub off the gunk and even rubbing essential oil into the residue.  I’m thrilled to have perfected the method and the results!  No more slaving….

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