Category Archives: Life at The Burrow

How To Buy A Good Composter

dirt from compost

NOTE: I’m testing backyard composting bin! Would love to hear your favorites and ones you think I should try. I’ll add my findings and the best composters to this post. If you’re the kind of person concerned about helping the Earth, you’re probably already recycling. Recycling is a great way to be kind to the environment without changing up your routine. ... Read More »

Wind vs. Solar for Residential Homes

wind vs solar

Homeowners seeking a more sustainable energy source are often faced with two viable options: wind and solar. Both have their benefits and disadvantages, though much of the decision comes down to where you live. Local government regulations, wind patterns, land elevation and more all play a role in deciding whether to go in on wind or solar energy. Wind Energy ... Read More »

Flowering Shrubs You Should Add to Your Garden

Flower of the Hydrangea quercifolia

No matter how big your garden is — small and new, or full and overgrown — there’s always room for a good ol’ flowering shrub. There are an endless array of species, variations and blooms to choose from. Whether you’re looking for thick coverage, seasonally inspired flowers or year-round color, there is a shrub for you! Here’s a list of ... Read More »

5 Cheap Family Vacation Destinations in Pennsylvania

Portrait of family of travelers on summer vacation

Summer is coming, which means it’s time to hit the road on a family vacation. Your vacation can be great without breaking the bank. And if you’re heading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, well, there’s so much in store for you. Here is a list of the 5 best places to visit in PA for a family vacation that will ... Read More »

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Retirement for freelancers and the self-employed

We quit working our day jobs several years ago to pursue the dream of writing and working on this blog full-time — however, we also do several other freelance contract jobs, such as writing for companies, freelance construction work and more. Most employers offer a contribution match to their 401(k) plan to help employees plan for retirement, and that is ... Read More »

What Is the Most Profitable Farm Animal?

Beautiful goat from farmland.

First rule of farming: Don’t name your livestock. You shouldn’t get too friendly with an animal that is going to end up on somebody’s dinner plate. Yes, the most profitable farm animals are often the ones that generate income by being sold for their meat — but not always. It’s important to note, however, that if you’re planning on selling ... Read More »

Easy Treatments for Ear Mites in Rabbits

Little kid with bunny

Ear mites are a pretty common problem for rabbits. Most infections aren’t serious, thankfully, and can be dealt with easily at home. If left untreated, the problem will get worse and can lead to serious infections, including meningitis and eventually death. Even a minor infection is a pain for a rabbit to deal with, so it’s better to get it ... Read More »

20 Up and Coming Healthy Living Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

healthy living instagram accounts

As the end of the year approaches, you might start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. If you’re looking for inspiration or have plans to get fit or eat better, add these up-and-coming healthy living gurus to your Instafeed. theredheadwholifts This active redhead isn’t afraid to say she’s a rockin’ strong woman. She also lists her workouts and delicious and ... Read More »

How to Care for Roses

how to care for your rose bush

Roses have an unwarranted reputation as being picky flowers. Some gardeners who have always admired roses have avoided planting them because they hear that roses are too hard to grow. The truth is roses can be just as easy as any other flower as long as you know how to care for them. Check out the information below to get ... Read More »

Why Every School Should Have a Gardening Program

schools should have a garden

Food is important — who can argue with that? Aside from teaching kids the importance of nutrition and eating healthy, kids can benefit from learning about gardening in school. School gardening programs are shown to help kids in various ways, such as: Building environmental awareness Improving health and wellness Helping kids build important social and community relationships Beyond those benefits, ... Read More »

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