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Mini farming on less than 1/2 an acre
Would you believe you can make mayonnaise in less than a minute? Watch this video to see how.
Homemade mayonnaise - 1 egg, 1 1/2 c oil, 3 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Use hand "blending stick" until thickened.
How to Landscape Around Bee Hives
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Plants Flowers That Keep Wasps and Bees Away. Plant near the kids play area
How to Make a Mason Bee Box. Hoping for better blooms and more veggies.
Pollination Activities for Kids
Plants Flowers That Keep Wasps Bees Away
To plant around kids play area to repel bees and wasps- wormwood, marigolds (red), geraniums (red), basil & mint. So need this!
Keep bees away with red-colored flowers.
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Storing your Canning jars - Do's and Don'ts
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Storing your Canning jars - Do's and Don'ts Many canners during the season search for locations in their homes where they are able to store their precious jars. Finding that perfect spot sometimes can be a challenge and the "Do's and Don'ts" of storage are important to keep in mind. The most important "Don't" before we start is never put any jars that have not been properly processed either by water bath or pressure canning methods or the lids have not sealed into your storage.
canning storage ideas & helpful tips
Canning pantry ideas
Canning Homemade!: Storing your Canning jars - Do's and Don'ts
chicken coop/herb garden
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Green roof idea for dog house? Put herb garden on top?
If I'm gonna have a green roof dog house, I suppose I should have a green roof chicken house!
Green Roof rabbit hutch idea.
Or maybe a doghouse? ....Backyard chicken coop with herb garden on the roof - Would definitely need a protective fence or cage of chicken wire around it, but such a neat idea.
9 Things to do with Eggshells
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30+ Things to Do with Eggshells from gardening to health care
30 things to do with eggshells - tomato plant nutrient, homemade Sidewalk chalk (5-8 egg shells (finely ground), 1 tsp hot water, 1 tsp flour, food coloring optional…mix and pack into toilet tissue rolls and let dry), etc.
There are some surprising ideas in these 30+ things to do with egg shells. -- this is wonderful! I had no idea you could make sidewalk chalk from eggshells :)
'Holistic Trinity' of healthy chickens: Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Diatomaceous Earth
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Original poster wrote, "Caring for pet chickens is pretty easy! They have the same needs as most any other pet. If you’re raising chickens, whether for eggs or meat, you want your fowl to stay healthy."
chicken coop cleaning agent!
Fresh Eggs Daily®: The Holistic Trinity - Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Diatomaceous Earth - to boost immune systems in chickens
Apple Cider Vinegar ‘Holistic Trinity’ of Healthy Chickens: Garlic and Diatomaceous Earth. » The Homestead Survival
Home Made Berkey Water Filter
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DIY: Home Made Berkey Water Filter
DIY water filter
Home Made Water Filter - cool idea, must do more research...
~I made this for $90!! Home Made Berkey Water Filter. ***I made it using 2 Berkey filters, 1 Home Depot bucket, and 1 Coleman 5-Gallon Team Cooler. It fit together perfectly, as if it was made for this purpose. Filter: (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BWIWW3C/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8=1=true ) Cooler: (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-5-Gallon-Team-Cooler-Orange/15140147 ). 1 Home Depot bucket.
Homemade Berkey Water Filter
chicken coop design
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chick coop idea
Nice chicken coop. Making the stairs a ramp and one the retracts as a door to shut off predators from entering the main frame. BIG?? pets-and-homes-habitats
DIY one day I want a chicken coop I like this one. Backyard Chickens :)
Simple chicken coop
Hen House: could do this, but only if we made the house part a bit bigger. That'd hold MAYBE 4 hens, and I want about 10. I like the idea of the locked in run area, with the ability to open the door and let them out, too. I like to let my babies run loose on nice days...
Homemade Organic Chicken Feed
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Organic Chicken Feed recipe
Recipe for making your own chicken feed (-KA) #ksancel
Homemade Organic Chicken Feed Homemade Poultry Feed Mix - 2 parts whole corn - 3 parts soft white wheat - 3 parts hard red winter wheat - ½ part Diatomaceous Earth (not the kind you put in your pool) - 1 part hulled barley - 1 part oat groats - 2 part sunflower seeds - ½ part peanuts - 1 part wheat bran - 1 part split peas - 1 part lentils - 1 part quinoa - 1 part sesame seeds - 1/2 part kelp
Great pictorial on favorite weeds for chickens @fresh-eggs-daily...
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Weeds 101 ---Chickens (and ducks) love weeds. As an added bonus, many weeds are extremely nutritious and contain tons of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Winter weeds are especially good healthy treats when grass and other greens are scarce.
automatic chicken waterer
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A clean chicken waterer for just a few bucks, using a bucket and a 50-cent water dripping nipple.
Pvc Pipe Chicken Feeder | Make chicken care clean, easy, and fun with anautomatic waterer.
automatic chicken waterer- really want to try this. Also can use PVC pipe with holes drilled in it. Hang it up and no dirt can get in it.
#Chicken bucket waterer. A poop-free chicken waterer for just a few bucks using a bucket and a .50 cent water dripping nipple.
Natural Chicken De-Wormer Pumpkin Soup (serves 8-10 hens) One bulb crushed fresh garlic 2 c raw oatmeal 1 shredded carrot 8 T ground raw pumpkin seeds 1 T blackstrap molasses 2 small Pumpkins pulp or 1 can pumpkin puree Plain yogurt Blend in Vitamix add enough yogurt to make 'soup'. Pour into each pumpkin half (or bowl if using the puree), garnish with shredded carrot!
Natural Wormer...pumpkin soup!!
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Natural chicken wormers.
Natural Chicken De-Wormer Pumpkin Soup (serves 8-10 hens) -- One bulb crushed fresh garlic 2 c raw oatmeal 1 shredded carrot 8 T ground raw pumpkin seeds 1 T blackstrap molasses 2 small Pumpkins pulp or 1 can pumpkin puree Plain yogurt Blend in Vitamix add enough yogurt to make 'soup'. Pour into each pumpkin half (or bowl if using the puree), garnish with shredded carrot!
Natural Wormer... Pumpkin Soup (serves 8-10 hens) One entire bulb crushed fresh garlic 2 cups raw oatmeal 1 shredded carrot 8 Tablespoons ground raw pumpkin seeds 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses Pumpkin pulp from two small pumpkins
Pumpkin soup recipe - Fresh Eggs Daily®: Pumpkin Soup, Garlic & Nasturtium - Natural Wormers
Natural Wormer...pumpkin soup!! For those chickens we'll have one day at our country house :)
Homemade toothpaste! Here's a cheap and much better alternative to commercial toothpaste. Supplies: -5 Tbs baking soda -4 Tbs coconut oil -About 10 drops of essential oil. ( like peppermint) -Container (Make sure it has a lid. Baking soda will absorb smells if left to open air.) -*You can also add a bit of stevia or other natural sweetener if you're used to a sweeter toothpaste.
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ToothpasteMake it- Homemade toothpaste *Update: This makes for the most excellent deodorant! I use it daily! I want to share the recipe for our homemade toothpaste. If you are a natural health enthusiast, you've probably read about the negative effects of saccharin and fluoride. Here's a cheap and much better alternative to commercial toothpaste. Supplies: -5 Tbs baking soda -4 Tbs coconut oil -About 10 drops of essential oil. (I used peppermint) -Container (Make sure it has a lid. Baking soda will absorb smells if left to open air.) -*You can also add a bit of stevia or other natural sweetener if you're used to a sweeter toothpaste. Mix all ingredients together in a container until it becomes a thick paste.
Make it - Home made Toothpaste == Star Haus blog (Ingredients: 5 T baking soda, 4 T coconut oil, 10 drops essential oil like peppermint, (opt.) stevia to taste)
Homemade Mint Toothpaste - a safe & economical alternative to commercial toothpaste. Ingredients: 5 tblspns baking soda; 4 tblspns coconut oil; about 10 drops of essential oil (e.g. peppermint); & a jar + lid - baking soda will absorb smells if left to open air. Mix together well & store in sealed jar. You can also add a bit of Stevia (natural sweetener) if you prefer a sweeter toothpaste. Save $$ ... how easy is this? | The Micro Gardener
DIY TOOTHPASTE: 5 Tbs baking soda, 4 Tbs coconut oil, About 10 drops of essential oil (I used peppermint), Container (Make sure it has a lid. Baking soda will absorb smells if left to open air.) *You can also add a bit of stevia or other natural sweetener if you're used to a sweeter toothpaste.
Naturally Disinfecting the Chicken Coop
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How to naturally disinfect your chicken house...
187 Free Chicken Coop Plans - Keep chickens in your backyard or on your homestead for fresh organic eggs. Use any of these free plans to build your own coop or hen house. Click on all of the titles to find great designs, building guides, blueprints, construction details and chicken care ideas.
naturally disinfecting the chicken coop...I dream of having fresh eggs from my own naturally fed chickens and a Martha Stewart type of chicken coop !!!
Naturally Disinfecting the Chicken Coop. Use white vinegar and water with a drop or two of tea tree oil. Scrub thoroughly, dry well before bringing the chickens in.
I want urban chickens!
Naturally Disinfect your Chicken Coop - I'm always looking for new ways to keep our coop clean and fresh so that our hens will spend a little more time in their nest boxes.
Herbs for chickens - nettle as dewormer
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Raising Chickens? Use these herbs to keep them happy and healthy! - Garlic - Onion - Chickweed Dandelion - Fennel - Wormwood - Rue - Cleavers - Mint - Cress - Marigold - Vervain - Comfrey - Mullein Root - Thyme - Marjoram - Sage - Nasturtium - Mugwort - Goats Rue - Gotu Kola - Parsley When herbs are used as a food for chickens they will only eat what they need of these herbs. Taken from: herbcottage.com.au/
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Herbs For Healthy Chickens – Ailments They Cure » The Homestead Survival
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Herbs for Chicken Health: How to Make an Herbal Feed Supplement for Backyard Chickens » The Homestead Survival
Grazing frames for chickens in small spaces. Tutorial. "Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day." @ruth tucker
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Plant Greens For Your Backyard Chickens. Grazing frames for chickens in small spaces. Tutorial. "Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day."
Grazing frames - neat idea for small spaces. Protects the greens to grow back through! #BackyardChickens www.FreeHenHousePlans.net
Genius for keeping grass in the chicken coop! Grazing frames - simple two-by-four frames with welded wire mesh attached across the top. Set one above a patch of grass, and the grass will grow up through the openings. Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day.
Grazing frames for chickens in small spaces. Tutorial. "Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day." Great idea if I ever have a chicken yard.
Homestead Survival: Build Grazing Frames For Backyard Chickens Project - Homemade Going to try this
Chicken salad bars: 2x4s and mess and try planting clover, alfalfa, grains, and buckwheat. Eat the tips, protect the roots.
An excellent way to have a care free waterer for chickens!!
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Thy Hand Hath Provided: Chicks & Our Outdoor Watering System
An interesting way to have a care free waterer for chickens!!
72 hour survival kit items. This list comes directly from FEMA.
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72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your house, this list comes directly from FEMA. - One of the best websites for 72 hours kits I've seen!
EMERGENCY PREPARATION: 72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your house, this list comes directly from FEMA. Keep it in a cabinet in the garage.
72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your kit, this list comes directly from FEMA. Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Kit.
How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit : I wanted to inspire all of you to get your emergency kits ready. It doesn’t matter where you live, you are susceptible to an earthquake, hurricane, snow storm, power outage, flood, etc. and any of these things could leave you and your family stranded at home for a few days without power or electricity. Site has ideas to get you started...but add to them and make them your own! 72 hour survival kit items. This list comes directly from FEMA.
Said by another pinner on storing onions: We've done this with great success during the winter months. Can store for 8 months in pantyhose. Tie a knot between onions and you can then clip the knot as you need an onion.
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ONION STORAGE ~ Storing onions for winter, can store for 8 months in pantyhose. Tie a knot between onions and you can then clip the knot as you need an onion.
Storing onions for winter, can store for 8 months in pantyhose : tie knots between onions and you can then clip the knot as you need an onion.
Food Storage Who knew? Storing onions for winter, can store for 8 months in pantyhose. Tie a knot between onions and you can then clip the knot as you need an onion.
You can store onions for months in pantyhoes, just tie a knot between the onions for winter storage. I did not know this
Storing onions for winter, can store for 8 months in pantyhose. Tie a knot between onions and you can then clip the knot as you need an onion. This is a great idea!
Organic Chicken Feed Is Cheep When You Make It Yourself