Outdoor Living

Make Your Own Solar Produce Dryer

Store-bought dried fruit and vegetables are expensive and usually contain nitrates, to which some people react unfavorably. To enjoy dried apples, peaches, tomatoes and other produce without these preservatives or the hefty price tag, prepare them yourself. You don't need an expensive dehydrator. Here's how to make a solar produce dryer that uses no supplemental power.

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Herb Gardening

If you love to cook, you need a kitchen garden with lots of fresh herbs to pick! Have one this summer, situated in a handy place not far from the stove. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh herbs!

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Garden Stepping Stones

Sarah Kilgore, a Franklin, Tenn., artist who also teaches mosaic art in Tennessee and North Carolina, favors colored glass to make the stones-more color choices and a consistent thickness make it easier to ensure nothing sticks up. When using pottery or china, she mixes glass in the design for more color.

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How to Start Beekeeping

Thinking about becoming a beekeeper but you're not sure where to start. The easiest way to begin beekeeping is to purchase our Just Add Bee Backyard Beekeeper Kit. It has everything you need to start.

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