Flies are the worst, but chemical-laden fly spray is almost as bad. Do we really want pesticides or chemical concoctions on our livestock? I say no, no we do not. Not to mention the expense! Thankfully there’s an alternative: homemade fly spray. Made using ingredients you will recognize, this fly spray is natural, frugal, easy […]
Who is first against the wall when the revolution comes? For us, it’s these guys. Bald Faced Hornets. I’d rather face a bear, or a rabid raccoon. You have a better chance of successfully fending off an attack from either of those than these nasty hornets. Their sting burns like the fire from 1000 suns. […]
Calendual Officinalis, is respected for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and immunostimulant properties. It has been used throughout the centuries to help heal wounds and skin irritations. Today, marigold flowers, leaves, and stems are used to make salves, natural insecticides, and more.
Roly poly, pill bug, wood louse, armadillo bug, cheese log, doodlebug. These tiny armored creatures have a surprising number of nicknames, and are likely one of the most plentiful bugs you’ve seen in your yard and garden. Are they bad for the garden? The answer is “not exactly.” We need roly polies as much as […]
Diatomaceous Earth (commonly known as DE) has many uses on the homestead. From natural pest control in the garden to dust bathing in the chicken coop, DE is something every homestead should be using. It’s natural, safe, and cheap! Did you know you can also eat diatomaceous earth? That’s right! And, with the food grade […]