What To Buy At The Farmer’s Market: December
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What To Buy At The Farmer’s Market: December

Can you believe it’s almost winter? I am not ready for the nice fall weather to go away! December can be a tricky month for shopping at the farmer’s market, depending on where you live. If you live somewhere that gets FREEZING cold in the winter, like I do, you’ll be lucky if you can…

What Do Chickens Eat?

What Do Chickens Eat?

A frequent question I get is what do chickens eat, and the answer is pretty much anything (my Araucana chicken will eat me out of house and home if she could!)   But, there’s definitely things you should feed them and things you SHOULDN’T feed them. So today let’s talk all about what your chickens…

11 Essential Oils You Should Never Wear In The Sun
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11 Essential Oils You Should Never Wear In The Sun

It’s summer, so let’s chat about essential oils you should never wear in the sun.   You’re probably thinking “What? I thought oils were safe….” And they are. BUT like anything in life, you need to use them the right way.   I learned this lesson the hard way (luckily, I caught myself in time)….

Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils
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Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils

If you use essential oils in your home, you can also use them to rid your garden of unwanted pests that will try to steal your harvest.   At least, that’s what we do.   Nothing is more frustrating than to spend lots of time and energy trying to grow cabbages than to go out…

9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)
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9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)

It’s summer…and it’s buggy. This time of year, the heat and humidity are bad enough, and I break out my go-to essential oils to repel insects when we’re outside.   (This article is based on my new book Organic By Choice: The (Secret) Rebel’s Guide To Backyard Gardening. Grab it on Amazon here!)   I…