Whitewashing the chicken coop-This is an old school farming standard- A traditional purist blend of nothing but hydrated lime and water. Classic lime whitewash disinfects, repels insects, and preserves by sealing surfaces and wicking up water. It dries to an opaque white that beautifully reflects light to brighten up dim spaces. It’s also safe for animals (which, yes, includes us humans, lime can even be used in chicken litter to keep it dry).
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Fresh greens can make up about 20-30% of a chicken’s diet, providing them for your chickens can save you on feed costs. When chickens have plenty of room to roam, they will graze a little off the top, then move on. When forage space is limited, however, as in a small urban or suburban backyard, chickens will continue to graze and scratch in the same spot until the vegetation is torn down to the roots.
Flour Facts You Need To Know- When it comes to preparing for economic collapse, job loss or natural disasters, we are taught to store food for those hard times.Flour seems to be controversial as to how long it is *safe* to store. After much research, I put together a list of facts I have found on many different types of flours. Remember to do a basic test of any staples before using them. Observe and smell. If either test fails, then be safe and toss it out..
Thin black plastic bags - dirt cheap transpiration bags, solar stills, floats, solar showers, ponchos, water collectors, waterproof (but toxic) tinder, cordage. Fill with young birch leaves or soapwort and hang in the sun for warm soapy water. Stuff to make a pillow. etc, etc. Plus you can put things in 'em!