Cedarwood oil has a warm, woodsy scent that promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. Often referred to as Cedar oil, this essential oil is both unique and useful. There are many types of cedar trees, but all are coniferous, evergreen trees from the cypress family. Native to cold climates, Cedarwood thrives in high … More Using Cedarwood Oil in Your Home and Garden
Homesteading, backyard farming, grow your own food, it all seems to be the cool thing to do these days. And a noble pursuit! I don’t want to discourage anyone from their dream or from being more self-reliant and bettering the planet. But I do want to paint a picture of reality, or at least my … More So, you think you want to homestead?
We spend a lot of time outside whether it be at baseball games, working in the garden, taking care of animals, or just playing at the park. One thing I do not enjoy is being followed or attacked by insects! And who does really? I do not want to use any chemical spray on my … More Bugs, nobody got time for that!
Whether you live on a large farm, small homestead or maybe just have a backyard garden, I have some recipes and tips that will work for you! Some of you might wonder what essential oils have to do with homesteading. Some of you may be a complete skeptic about essential oils (I get that because … More Essential Oil Uses on the Homestead
(Guest post by my husband) I wrote this essay to those who share in the harvests of my homestead to explain my future plans regarding poultry. As well as an overview of my experience and thoughts about poultry on the small homestead, in hopes of bringing back to reality some of the portrayals in homesteading … More My Homestead Chicken rEvolution or The Homesteader’s Poultry Dilemma (Will I enter a new era of chicken bliss or more frustration?)
You might say homeschoolers don’t need to officially teach home economics. We are living it! Well, maybe some of us are. I have come to the alarming realization that because I am a control freak, I have failed to teach my kids how to do much of anything around the house. Honestly, I would rather … More Homeschool Home-Ec
If you live in a warm, wet area or on a farm, I bet you have lots of little creatures bugging you! My constant nuisance is the fly. I became sick and tired of accidentally running into sticky fly paper inside and out! There’s nothing like having a sticky strip full of dead flies wound … More Natural Pest Repellent for the Home and Farm