When the weather gets hot, it can mean trouble for your birds. Whenever the temperature gets above 90 degrees it can be dangerous for your backyard flock. Chickens (generally) don’t live in air conditioned buildings, and it wouldn’t be healthy for them even if they did. They also don’t get to go swimming like us […]
A few simple little things that we do inexpensively, help keep our chickens healthy, happy, and comfortable during the hottest days of summer. The last thing that I want is for our chickens to suffer or get ill from heat exhaustion. We live in an area where we are not only graced with hot temps […]
So many times, as we share bits and pieces of our lives with our readers, the nitty gritty homestead truths are cut from the final edit. Maybe they aren’t added at all. The final post about a day in our lives is usually meant to entertain, to encourage and to give you a glimpse of […]
Bug season can be miserable. If you’re trying to avoid harsh chemicals in store-bought fly sprays, you’ll love this recipe for homemade, all natural fly repellent. You can use herbs you probably have growing in your backyard – and the recipe is a snap to put together!
Homemade coconut cream pie aka summer in a pie crust. Read on for the recipe!
As you are looking forward to celebrate the 4th of July, what foods come to mind? The usual–hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans…right? What if I told you that the average hot dog was chock full of nasty ingredients and quite unhealthy for you? That would put a total damper on your summer cookouts! But, […]