Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe with Thyme
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Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe with Thyme

A natural cough syrup is as simple as this honey lemon thyme syrup recipe. Nothing will sooth your cough and throat better than this quick garden recipe. It is that time of the year when an itchy, sore throat is common. Especially around my household. Luckily for us, soothing such discomfort is quite easy. This…

Naturally treat a Duck foot Injuries (with Video)
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Naturally treat a Duck foot Injuries (with Video)

Duck foot injury. This is bound to happen when raising ducks. More times than not, it is going to happen more than once. Learn how to treat injuries naturally with a few basic items. Owning ducks should come with a label which reads, “A duck foot injury is bound to happen. Regardless.”  How could it…

Naturally Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens and Ducks
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Naturally Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens and Ducks

Naturally treating bumblefoot in chickens, as well as, bumblefoot in ducks, is achieveable. Prior to performing bumblefoot surgery consider an un-invasive bumblefoot treatment. With the decision to keep poultry comes the need to learn how to address various ailments. This includes learning how to naturally treat bumblefoot. The question is, do you have the necessary skill…

DIY Reed Diffuser – using Essential Oils
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DIY Reed Diffuser – using Essential Oils

I was once that woman.  The one that kept scented plug-ins in every outlet and battery operated scented sprayers in every room…yes, in the beginning of our homesteading journey I used the chemical stuff, but I swear it didn’t last long.  I remember a time when my husband would secretly gather up the plug-ins & sprayers, immediately…

When to choose Modern Medicine over a Holistic Approach
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When to choose Modern Medicine over a Holistic Approach

When we began our homesteading journey the goal was to create a holistic lifestyle free of chemicals and synthetic medicines.  We knew that this would be achievable based on the foods we consume to the holistic preventative healthcare plan we developed; the idea was to know, and pronounce, every item that entered our bodies.   What if one day you have…

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Switch to Wool Dryer Balls | a Nontoxic Dryer Sheet Alternative

Make the switch to wool dryer balls for drying clothes. Wool laundry balls are a nontoxic dryer sheet alternative and a 100% chemical free product. Switch to Wool Dryer Balls The decision to live healthier means evaluating every aspect on how you are currently living. This healthier, chemical free lifestyle begins with the foods you…

Homesteading With Herbs And Essential Oils
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Homesteading With Herbs And Essential Oils

Homesteading with herbs and essential oils has become the new norm for many families and our homestead is no exception to this.  We’re firm believers that if you are homesteading then your medicine cabinet should consist primarily of beneficial medicinal plants, herbs and contain a wide variety of essential oils. Let’s face it, I’m a dabbler.  I love to dabble,…

Homesteading With Livestock – Births, Illnesses and Death
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Homesteading With Livestock – Births, Illnesses and Death

There’s gonna come a time when your homesteading journey will be tested, and sadly we recently hit that point.  Our homestead, and it’s people, were suffering and it truly had me wondering if this is the life I was prepared for.  The tears outweighed the smiles, my love for being with the livestock became a heavy burden and I…