My teenage son has weird hands! No one can figure out exactly why but every winter the skin gets very dry (only the backs) and actually start to crack and bleed! It’s been happening for about 7 years now. Calendula has marvelous skin healing properties and I’ve had him soak his hands in cooled Calendula […]
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and if you use the deep litter method eventually you just have to clean the chicken coop. Deep litter is awesome because it cuts coop cleaning down to a minimum. I just scrape poop boards when needed and add litter and Diatomaceous Earth once in awhile […]
I have never wanted to find a lady bug as much as I do right now! My miniature pepper plant has aphids. INSIDE the house! Ugh! While Aphids (and bugs in general) are kinda gross to have crawling about inside the house, what would be even worse is dousing the plant in insecticide where we […]
We have to burn a lot of our garbage out here in the middle of nowhere. It’s mostly the cardboard and food packaging type stuff. We’ve always used a fire pit in the middle of the yard. Until the day my husband bought a burn cage. I thought it was the dumbest waste of money […]
One of the less talked about chicken coop bedding materials is shredded newspaper. I decided to use shredded paper in one of my coops to find out for myself just how well it worked as coop bedding.
Ever reach for the chicken feed and find bugs in it? That happened to me with some scratch! Never fear, bugs are not uncommon and many aren’t harmful to the chickens. You’ll want to take a few precautions to make sure they don’t spread though. I’ll tell you how to keep the rest of your […]