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How to Season Cast Iron

Cast iron is one of the best invest­ments you can make because it lasts, and over time becomes an heir­loom to pass on to the next gen­er­a­tions. It’s very durable — but it also needs to be main­tained. In this arti­cle, I’ll show you how to sea­son cast iron in just over an hour, and […]

A 5-gallon pail from your local bakery can be turned into a great fermenting pail.

DIY Fermentation Bucket

Make Your Own Fer­men­ta­tion Bucket If you’re com­fort­able mak­ing things on your own, here’s a way you can save a few dol­lars for your home wine– or cider-making gear: make your own fer­men­ta­tion bucket. It takes less than 30 min­utes (cleanup included), and you’ll be able to do it for a cost of maybe $5.00 a […]

Effective marketing requires great content

Affiliate Marketing: What's The Big Deal About Content?

Back in the olden days (the 1990s), you could put up a web­site with a bunch of links or ads, and peo­ple would come. Why? Because the Inter­net was still a nov­elty.  Boy, have things changed! Fast-forward to 2014: The Inter­net has become as com­mon­place as hav­ing a phone in your house. 

Accountability (United Workers, Creative Commons)

Teach Your Children Well #7: Own What Is Yours

I’ve been think­ing a lot about human nature lately. Some of this can’t be helped, I’m a the­olo­gian and the­olo­gians think about these things. But, on the earthly side of things, the recent law­suit filed against Amazon.com because some amaz­ing num­ber of chil­dren placed a lot of in-app pur­chases with­out parental per­mis­sion helped me clarify […]