Yes, I am writing about a cleaning product. Go figure. I have been cleaning bathrooms and kitchens my whole life. I have used popular cleaners, cheap cleaners, harsh cleaners, natural cleaners, and cleaners design to strip off whatever it touched. I have been in my current home about 6 years or so. It's a great
It has been a long, cold winter on the homestead this year for our chickens. Today the temperature is moderate, so I put together a treat for our girls. We do provide some heat for them during the coldest days below zero, but it still isn't exactly chicken nirvana out there, I suspect. Our
Sunshine, rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow. All in one week. When it comes to weather in the Southern Adirondacks, we experienced it all in just the last five days. One of the best things about winter is being cozy. One of the best ways to be cozy, is with comfort food, something I actually excel at.
Today was the first of the simple signs of the season that make this month my favorite. Thanksgiving is my absolute best day of the year. Our family is very nuclear… It is just myself, my husband our kids and grandkids. Together, a total of about nine people who very much enjoy being together. We
Moles digging up your yard? Here's one way to curb the problem! We have a beautiful yard (at least we think so), and never more so than when it is newly mown. Last week I finished mowing after a few days of rain. The yard looked green and lush and gorgeous with the exception of the dirt
After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,
Each year as winter approaches I like to move the coop so that the hens have fresh ground as the winter cold and wet descends upon us. The coop my son built is uber sturdy, and we keep it inside a 10 x 10' chain link fence safe from the foxes, coyotes and owls. The
So, as a fairly new chicken owner, I continue to learn more about my girls. Recently, since I have noticed that one of my chickens isn't laying, I've been exploring some reasons why, and learned that it's a good thing to feed eggshells to chickens. Who knew? The calcium chickens need is actually pretty extensive