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Natural Foaming Hand Soap

Pick up a bottle of any foaming hand soap at the grocery store and take a look at the ingredients. You will most likely find many ingredients you don’t recognize. And the cost of each bottle of soap can get expensive, not to mention the fact that you are throwing

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How To Prevent Frostbite In Chickens

Frostbite in chickens can often be prevented with proper coop management. Learn how to prevent frostbite in chickens and how to treat frostbite if it occurs. What is Frostbite? First, lets go over what exactly is frostbite and where it most commonly occurs in chickens. Frostbite occurs when the cells

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How To Grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a great vegetable to grow for the backyard gardener. There are many varieties that you can’t find in the store-purple and yellow cauliflower for example. But cauliflower is a bit more temperamental than most other vegetables in the brassicas family. Learn how to grow cauliflower in your own

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Nest Box Curtains

Do you really need nest box curtains in your chicken coop? Yes, you do. And here are the reasons why they benefit your chickens. There have been lots of questions about nest box curtains. Many new chicken keepers think they are frivolous and unnecessary. Aren’t they just to make the

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DIY Essential Oil Room Spray

Would you like your home to smell nice without all the toxic chemicals in commercial room sprays? Have you ever thought about making your own DIY essential oil room spray? This tutorial will show you how easy it is to mix up a homemade room spray that you will love.

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Foods You Should Not Feed Your Chickens

There are many foods that can be toxic to chickens in large quantities. And some foods can be deadly to chickens even in small amounts. Learn what to feed your laying hens and the foods you should not feed your chickens. What To Feed Your Flock of Chickens Chickens are


Hey there! I’m Julie B. I want to help you learn to be a bit more self-sufficient, no matter where you live. From growing your own food to DIY projects for yourself or others, I’m here to help you learn a few new skills. I’ll show you how to raise chickens in your backyard or grow a small container garden. Even if you live in the city, you can grow a few herbs or make your own lip balm. Let’s cultivate a good life…wherever we live. 

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