Did you know that cleaning product companies aren’t required to disclose all the ingredients in their products?! With thousands of new toxic chemicals being introduced each year by the cleaning industry, that can make it really tough to make good choices when it comes to the products we are using in our homes.
I’ve been wearing pants and long sleeves to feed my chickens in the mornings…in the Florida summer!! Why? Because of the crazy mosquitoes!!
Healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. One of the most important things we can do as chicken keepers is to maintain the health of our flock. Many people turn to medicated feed to accomplish this (especially with chicks). However, I’ve never been very comfortable with that idea…with all of the over use of medication in our modern society – one of… Keep Reading
What do you do with your old eggshells?! You could compost them and use them in your garden – which is great! But what I like to do is feed the eggshells back to our hens. This is an awesome natural calcium supplement for the hens – which is really important if
Squash, squash, everywhere … too much to eat! Are you growing squash this year? Squash and zucchini are well known for being prolific producers – some gardeners get so much of it that they are doorbell ditching and leaving baskets full of it at their neighbors doorsteps just to get rid of it! Now, my squash didn’t do thaaat well… Keep Reading
We did it. We took a big step in homesteading. We butchered our first chicken. Last fall we picked up a few straight run dual-purpose chicks. We got more then we needed to cover any accidental chick deaths, and any “surprise” roosters, which would be destined for the dinner table. We had one chick die, and miraculously, only one of… Keep Reading
It’s no secret that I love Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival. I own the first season on DVD, for goodness sake! Nerdy? Maybe. But I’m too old to shy away from that anymore, I just embrace it! Anyway… Dual Survival is the first place I learned about pine needle tea. Dave Canterbury was sitting there in the middle of nowhere with… Keep Reading
I’m obsessed with my dehydrator. It’s true. And I can’t believe that my husband had to do some serious negotiating with me to convince me to buy it…for $12 at the thrift store. Seriously?? What was I thinking!? Well, I’m glad I was convinced, because I am an absolute dehydrator convert now. I love it! I’ve used it to make… Keep Reading
Pears, pears, everywhere… As you may know, we were able to pick a lot of pears. And now comes the hard work of preserving them all! With so many pears, it was a struggle for me to narrow down how I want to preserve them all. There are so many options! My first thought was to make pear sauce, but…that… Keep Reading
This summer I tackled the first aid kit situation at our house. And wow, what a relief to have just about all my first aid bases covered. Feeling prepared is so nice. Well, that nice feeling kind of went out the window when my sister and I started talking about food storage…ugh. Our garden is certainly not producing enough to… Keep Reading