Artist, blogger, freelance writer. Experiences include art, DIY, gardening, storm-spotting, caregiving, farming, reading, and kid wranglin& 39;. A Cheap Alternative to Commercial Carpet FreshenerIf you have carpeting, you probably love the fact that it is comfortable to walk on, right? What you may not like is the constant battle you have with keeping it clean and odor-free.
“You’re in deep (insert expletive that means manure)!” is a statement you may have heard a time or two as a youngster. It was never a good situation. Being in deep poultry litter is something entirely different, though, and can be a great situation if you manage it properly.In a deep-litter bedding system, manure and bedding are allowed to build up and compost in place.
I enjoy having a clean home, so I& 39;ve worked hard to develop strategies and schedules to keep it that way. Deep Cleaning Your HomeYou have decided that it is time to get your house in order and to keep it clean. After you have followed my plan for decluttering your home, you are ready to give it a deep cleaning.
Photo by Rachael BruggerI’ve heard this statistic many times, but each and every time I come across it, I’m startled and saddened by what it represents for the people of our country: one in six people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from.That data, provided by Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, translates to more than 52 million men, women and children in what is presumably one of the wealthiest countries in the world classified as “food insecure.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockBringing ducklings to the farm is exciting, but it’s not without its preparations. Just like you’d need to prepare for newly arrived chicks, it’s important to have a few supplies ready before the ducklings make an appearance to ensure they have a happy life with you.1. Prep The BrooderIt is important to make sure you’ve got an area set up for your ducklings to live in.
Home /Farm Equipment /Driving a NailI was driving a nail the other day and managed to smash a bit of the fleshy part of a finger. As I watched it turn red, then blue and finally black, I reflected on how simple driving a nail is and yet how terribly complex the entire operation can be. OK, swinging the hammer is as simple as is hitting the nail (at least for others), but the concentration of force that occurs is anything but simple.