Scale insects on indoor houseplants
I thought I had these beat on my bay laurel. I found tiny ones on it again last week. This little plant brought these fantastic creatures with it. Nothing like hitchhikers that want to party and spread the joy everywhere they go. I've been battling these insects on my lemon tree for 3 weeks...they've been bad on it. The…
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Natural Pine Soda
I will make this a part of my teaching foraging outing.
Kinda herbal- meme I couldn't resist sharing
Saw this on permies and couldn't resist. Totally belongs here....
Coop Deep Cleaning the Natural Way
You can just use a shovel/manure fork & then wash down your coop on the inside and let the sun disinfect. But if you have an issue with mites &/or disease, it is wise and perhaps necessary to go further with your cleaning methods. You want to clean every nook & cranny, all corners, nest boxes & perches when you do a…
Natural Dewormer for Chickens & Other Birds
We use crushed chilis throughout the winter months, especially when it is colder as it is supposed to heat the bird's body up and deworm simultaneously. Pumpkin seeds have been said to be a good dewormer, but my understanding is that this is a fallacy promoted heavily by bloggers (even in the blog post below). These seeds…
Natural Chicken Keeping
Bookmark this site! This site has extensive & fantastic information for natural poultry keeping. Highly recommended. I hope you like to read!
Beyond Vanilla Extract
I am having the worst time not erasing this post today. Ugh. Round three. Official vanilla extract is 6 beans/1 c. (250ml) of vodka. I don't know if the ratios in these recipes are good enough to pass for a strongly flavored extract or just a flavored alcohol. But, it is a place to start. These following recipes are done…