Thursday, May 2, 2019

Homestead Chicks

Raising three chicks to incorporate into the flock this year

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Handmade Products Available Now~

Handmade Grain Sack Shower Curtains
these are OOAK and available to purchase on my website

Thursday, January 31, 2019

January 2019 NEW WEBSITE!

It was a lot of work (of course) but my new website is well worth it!  So much easier to navigate on my end and is user friendly for my customers! Feel free to sign up for my newsletter where you'll receive information about new items, specials and discount coupon codes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fermenting My Organic Chicken Feed

Fermenting, or even just overnight soaking of seeds/ grains reduces their anti-nutrient properties making them more available for digestion and use by the body, lacto-fermenting provides another set of benefits.  The fermentation process uses naturally occurring bacteria to partially break down the food, improving its enzyme content and increasing its levels of vitamins B, C and K.  It also makes food more digestible, and boosts the "usable" protein level by about 12 percent. 

The other benefits of using fermented feed:
  • Feed consumption and waste will drop by 1/2 to 3/4 (this will save you money)
  • Poultry on a diet of fermented feed are generally healthier and less likely to contract disease
  • There is almost zero waste as chickens don't scratch through it, kicking it out of the feeder
  • Stools become more solid and many people report less smell in the coop and run!
  • Egg yolks of eggs laid by hens on fermented feed will become noticeably larger, and shells will be more solid 
Here's a link on how to make it~

Handmade Naturally Fragrant Sweet Annie Wreaths

Handmade Sweet Annie Wreath #28

Handmade Sweet Annie Wreath #28

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Natural Chicken Care Products

Natural Chicken Care Products
available on my website

Natural Chicken Care Display available Wholesale

Organic Nesting Box Herbs

I've always used fragrant herbs from my gardens to
freshen up the chicken coop and repel insects.  
I'm happy to offer my blend to you.  
Chicken Nesting Box Herbs contains the following  blend of herbs
and has been approved by my mother, Kathleen Duffy, LPN, MH, CCAP/Instructor  
who is a medical herbalist and certified clinical aromatherapist.

Certified Organically Grown
Lavender- repels fleas, flies & mosquitoes, is calming to chickens
Peppermint- repels flies, fleas and biting insects, rodent repellent
Rosemary- repels rodents, insecticide, anti-bacterial
Oregano- has anti-bacterial properties, immune stimulant
Calendula- repels lice and mites
Thyme- antibiotic & antibacterial properties, respiratory health
Marjoram- reproductive health (egg laying) respiratory health

These herbs are safe & beneficial for chickens if they decide to nibble on them too~
Organic Nesting Box Herbs is available in 3oz or 12oz  retail & wholesale
Natural Chicken Coop Insect Repelling

Made with pure essential oils, my 4oz. Chicken Coop insect repellent spray
is an easy and effective way to repel and prevent bug infestations in coops.  
Shake well.  Spray inside nesting boxes, on roosts and
wooden surfaces where bugs like to hide.  
Contains pure Lavender, Rosemary, Neem, Geranium, Eucalyptus & Mint essential oils.

Keep away from eyes & children

May be sprayed directly on chickens feet and legs to kill and repel mites,
plus under chickens wings, around vent area and behind head and neck. 

Organic Chicken Salve
This healing salve was originally made for my chicken Peg.  I blended herbs, oils and extracts to make a healing salve for her frostbitten feet.  It contains calendula oil to heal skin tissue, neem oil, tea tree essential oil for its antiseptic, antifungal properties, lavender essential oil also heals tissue and burns, plus extracts of echinacea and goldenseal to fight infection.  Vitamin e is also added. 
**Neem oil is used to prevent and treat scaly legs (mites) when applied to chickens feet and legs

Organic Herbal Tea Blends

I'm excited to be offering Organic Herbal Tea Blends on my website!

Herbal tea blends made with certified organic herbs~
You'll receive1ounce loose tea in tin

LONG LIFE TEA:  Peppermint, Licorice root, Cinnamon, Chrysanthemum flowers & Honeysuckle flowers
HEART WELLNESS TEA:  Hibiscus, Peppermint, Chamomile, Hawthorne Leaf & Berries
SINUS RELIEF TEA:  Peppermint, Elder Flower & Berries, Raspberry leaf, Ginger, Yarrow Flowers & Hyssop
HIBISCUS GLOW:  Hibiscus, Rosehips, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lemon oil
CITRUS MINT MEDLEY:  Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Rosehips, Raspberry Leaves & Cinnamon
RELAXING:  Scullcap, Catnip, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemonbalm, Oatstraw
LEMON GINGER:  Roasted Chicory, Ginger, Orange Peel, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Lemon oil, Coriander, Cinnamon

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Making every nook and cranny "special" in our newly remodeled Kitchen

I made one of our Kitchen Cabinets into our "Tea Sanctuary"  
it's the little things in life that give me such joy!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sweet Annie

Sweet Annie (artemisia annua) is an annual that self seeds easily
 and is the most popular dried herb for country primitive crafts. 
You'll see it tucked into hand stitched ornaments, rubbed on candles, 
left in bunches and displayed hanging or in old buckets......endless ways of enjoying 
the sweet fragrance that sweet annie offers!!

I sell my own sweet annie seeds to retail & wholesale customers along with the dried bunches and you'll see it added to many of my handmade products as well!
I suggest sowing the seeds in the fall and spring~ Enjoy!

Sweet Annie Seeds for sale on my website

Sweet Annie bunches for sale on my website

Here is some sweet annie that self-seeded itself at my back door!  

Sweet Annie for sale on my website

Sweet Annie for sale on my website

Sweet Annie rubbed organic beeswax tapers for sale on my website

Sweet Annie Melting Tarts for sale on my website

Sweet Annie rubbed Candlesfor sale on my website 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Handmade Primitive Fabric Bumble Bee Gifts

All Handmade Bumble Bee Gifts
~Celebrating the Importance of the Bee~
available on my website

Bumble Bee Bowl Fillers available at

Bumble Bee Angel available at

Bumble Bee Cupboard Doll available at

Bumble Bee Shelf Sitters available at

Buzzing Bee Bowl Fillers available at

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clearance Items on Facebook

A sampling of some of the Clearance Items I have for sale in my Facebook Photo Album
Click on the Link Below to see my entire Clearance Photo Album

Cabin Pears & Prim Parsnips

These super primitive handmade pears and parsnips are made to look grubby with spice and fabric.
Perfect as bowl fillers or shelf sitters! 
All handmade in the USA

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dipped and Scented Hydrangea Blossoms

I'm making my dipped Hydrangea Blossoms today~
These are hydrangea blossoms from my own gardens, dipped in organic beeswax and scented yummy buttercream.  You'll receive 5 blossom heads (size of blossom and length of stem varies)
Available on my website under "Drieds" category

Handmade Soaps

Natural soaps available on my website

Chai Latte Natural Soap

Cinnamon, Clove & Orange Natural Soap

Organic Cows milk & Calendula Soap

Goats Milk & Oatmeal Soap

Pure Lavender Soap

Lemongrass & Green Tea Soap

Patchouli & Orange Soap

Pumpkin Cream Soap

Dark Mocha Soap

Soothing Chamomile Soap