Tonight, if you happen to open the fridge and crack open a cold one, consider this: beer is good for more than just drinking. It actually has a number of uses around the house. And while we generally prefer to drink our beer, not use it to kill slugs, here at Re-Nest we're also fans of anything that has more than one purpose (and is safe to ingest, too). So what else can you do with beer? Read on to find out.
Q: This has been plaguing me and after reading the recent post about organizing kitchen garbage I started fretting all over again. With high hopes for greenerizing our lives, we started a compost bin in our yard last year, the kind with stacking sides and a lid. I added to it regularly and, for the first 6 months, dutifully and backbreakingly turned it over every week. Over the winter rains when our CSA was suspended, we let it ride. This spring we had a pretty reasonable compost that I spread around. I started adding again, but we had a new baby and I was out of the habit of flipping so the veggies kind of piled up.
Q: We recently found out that mice were feasting on all of our pantry items, so we got rid of almost everything and got containers to store our pantry items in. Now, a couple months later, I woke up to find that our cilantro plant on our window sill has a big pit dug out of the middle with a pile of dirt next to it. All of the roots of the plants were exposed and I think the mice have been eating them or maybe trying to get to some errant detritus in the soil, but we need it to stop! Any suggestions?
Mosquitos keeping you up at night? Here’s a creative, eco-friendly, non-toxic way to keep your home mosquito free! And it also doubles up as a pleasant fragrance while keeping those bloodsuckers away...
Bedbugs. Ants. Fleas. Cockroaches. Is your skin crawling yet? There are many solutions to rid oneself of pests, but few of them are harmless to our families and pets. 100% organic and non-toxic, save for some possible skin or respiratory irritation if applied sloppily, diatomaceous earth is the product of…
July 4th is a time when American families across the country congregate in their backyards for fireworks and burgers. Conspicuously absent from the revelry is the front yard. When you think about it, unless you're on the local parade route, no one really hangs out in the front yard. And it's not for lack of space.
In my own home I've fought the battle of ants many times over. With two dogs, pet food is a constant snack for that tiny army to carry away in the middle of the night. We've mentioned many ways that have worked for folks in the past, but one writer put 8 different ant deterrents to the test with rather surprising results.
Bees can be pesky but there is no denying their value and contribution to our ecosystem, not to mention how devastating it would be to lose them forever. Etsy seller Andrews Reclaimed proposes inviting Mason Bees into your garden, for their benefit as well as yours.