Category: Critters

This section is for the buzz on the animals – bees, goats, poultry. How to care for them on many levels and why they’re so important to the success of your homesteading efforts.

Chicken House Coop Cleaning with Kids l Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck l Homestead Lady (.com)

Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids

You know it’s time.  As the weather starts to warm after the chill of winter, the chicken house once again becomes a presence for your olfactory senses.  Plus, your children are restless to get outside and have some fun.  It’s the season for coop cleaning with kids.  With a chicken house on hand it isn’t hard to teach your kids the value of hard work in the family and on the homestead.Chicken House Coop Cleaning with Kids l Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids”

7 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead l Chickens Barn Pets Farm l Homestead Lady.com

7 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead

7 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead l Chickens Barn Pets Farm l Homestead Lady.com Today we welcome Beth from DiatomaceousEarth.com as a guest!  She’s written a fabulous 7 point list of the various ways we can effectively use diatomaceous earth on the homestead.  What’s diatomaceous earth?  Read on! Continue reading “7 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead”

How to process raw honey with an extractor

How to process raw honey with an extractor l Homestead LadyThe first-first thing I want to say is, read the directions to learn how to process raw honey with an extractor.  It’s such a basic step and one I too often neglect in my zeal to try a new thing!  We’ve processed quite a bit of honey over the years but this was our first time using a honey extractor and, may I just say, hallelujah!  Can I get an amen?!!  Here it is, how to process raw honey with an extractor… Continue reading “How to process raw honey with an extractor”