Self-Reliance

How I Saved $15,000 On A New Bathroom

Enamel Piss Pot

My home was built in 1890. Like many older farm houses my home was constructed without indoor plumbing. In the early 1970s indoor plumbing was added to my house. That’s fairly late by American standards. Up until that time, water was hand carried into the house for drinking, cooking and bathing. Water was also carried…

The 4 Things I Did To Drastically Reduce My Migraine Headaches

Earthing Or Grounding Mat

Some of you have asked about my headaches. I don’t blame you for being curious or interested. Migraine headaches are a big deal and lots of people suffer with them. For the last few years I’ve been getting persistent 36 – 48 hour migraine headaches every 10 -21 days. Migraines were starting to ruin my…

Homemade Peppermint Tooth Powder

Homemade Peppermint Tooth Powder

I’ve got a really big toothy smile. And I keep that toothy smile bright and healthy with twice a day flossing and brushing with budget friendly homemade tooth powder. The tooth powder that I make up in my kitchen doesn’t use bentonite clay or any type of exotic spice or resin. It’s simply cheapo baking…

Hot Water Bottle

Hot Water Bottle

People tell me that hot water bottles are making a big comeback. I’m surprised really because I didn’t know that they ever went out of style. It seems that in the last 20 years or so, rubber hot water bottles have been replaced by electric heating pads. Popular too, are funny looking pads that are…

Preppers Versus Tradition

Fall Grasshopper

Just in time for “National Preparedness Month” – here’s September’s ASK GRANNY.  Granny Miller, I’ve recently been exposed to your website for the first time.  I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far.  I actually found a link which led me to you while I was visiting the Rawles survival blog. I’m interested to know why…

Cheap Insurance – Potassium Iodide Tablets

Potassium Iodide Tablets

I live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant. And for many years I’ve kept a 10 day supply of Potassium Iodide (K1) tablets for both my husband and myself. The bright yellow box lives in the medicine basket in the bathroom, along with the aspirin, antacids and cough drops. I keep potassium iodide…