Has anyone found an earth friendly way to rid the yard of fire ants? Last year I tried diatomaceous earth. They didn't seem to like it, so they would move over a couple feet and build again. Not really the effect I was hoping for.
From Oliver: There is an Organic ant killer that has worked well for me. It is made by Greenlight and the active ingredient is spinosad. I seems to have low toxicity to everything but insects that eat it. You can get it here.
Thanks, Oliver! These ants are so aggressive. Spinosad: "The active ingredient is derived from a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium called Saccharopolyspora spinosa, a rare actinomycete reportedly collected from soil in an abandoned rum distillery on a Caribbean Island in 1982 by a scientist on vacation" What a history! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinosad
"The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage."
Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!