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3 Tried and True Methods of Killing Insects

We have reached that time of year when we thank God that the onslaughts of summer stinging, biting and swarming insects have ceased their stinging, biting and swarming. Phewwwwww…. Oh wait, here come the fall insects! Ants, Lice, Mites, Fleas, Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Bedbugs, Earwigs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, Silverfish, Cockroaches, Worms, Squash Bugs …

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Canine Homeopathic Treatments for Natural Pet Care

By Bruce McElmurray We live in the mountains with our four German shepherd dogs. Our nearest veterinarian is approximately 45 miles one way and so we often treat our furry family members with homeopathic remedies. These have worked for us in the past, and although I am unable to say that the natural remedies always …

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24 Uses of Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead

Diatomaceous Earth is brilliant stuff! D.E. (as many call it) is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from …

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Ants, Bedbugs and Dust Mites: DIY Natural Home Pest Control Solutions

Fend off pesky ants, bedbugs, dust mites and other pests. Make your own natural home pest control solutions with ingredients including vinegar, corn syrup and chile peppers. By Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor Learn how to eradicate pesky pests naturally with Dead Snails Leave No Trails (Ten Speed Press, 2013) by Loren Nancarrow and Janet …

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10 Surprising Off-Grid Reasons You Should Stockpile Diatomaceous Earth

Written by: Donna Schwontkowski Sometimes the simplest solutions when you’re homesteading are the best. And that’s where diatomaceous earth comes in. DE is the one thing you absolutely must have. Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are found in oceans and other water bodies. The diatoms live for only about three days …

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Parasitic Infections : And 2 Natural & Effective Treatments

Parasites: roundworms, heartworms, tapeworms, pinworms, hookworms and threadworms. I am already grossed out! Okay, here's the deal. We're homesteaders and livestock get parasites or worms. Chemical dewormers are harsh and have significant side effects such as seizures. I know, what!?! Yes, chemical dewormers are harsh things. The worms must go, so how to do it …

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We Love our DOGS! Plus a dog food recipe…

We love our dogs; I will repeat… we LOVE our dogs! They are such a joy. They are very funny, devoted, smart, always willing to do… whatever. They are getting older… well old. I make their food instead of buying food in a bag. I try to ensure they have the best nutrition available. I …

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