Posts by Amber Bradshaw

Everything Garlic: Growing, Cooking and Medicine

Garlic has to be one of the favorites of both the culinary and medicinal world. It has been in use for over 5000 years and it’s popularity is growing stronger than ever. I’m not sure if that is due in part of the Twilight series becoming so popular or the ever-increasing amount of antibiotic resistant…

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Pallet Gardens: Simple, Easy & Free

  Pallet Gardening; Simple, Easy & Free It’s all the craze lately (and honestly I don’t know what took us so long), the art of re-purposing pallets. The pallet patent was granted in 1939 to two men who I consider the  grandfathers  of my new pallet world. Go on Pinterest one time and search pallets…

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What to do with a Rooster

    What to do with a Rooster? You were so excited to become a growing number of proud back yard chicken owners. You built  a cute little coop, maybe even hung a curtain or two, told all of your friends you would soon be in supply of Fresh Eggs. Placed your order for Pullets…

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Supply List for Chicks

Supply List for Getting started with Chickens Ready for some FRESH, Organic, Nutrient-dense, Delicious Eggs ??? Spring has sprung and you’re dying to become a member of the exceedingly growing population of backyard and urban chicken keepers.  You’ve done all your research, you’ve decided what type of chickens you want, you know how many to…

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How I trained my chickens

  How I Trained My Chickens Would you believe my chickens are potty trained, stay in the yard without a fence, and clean out their own coop? No???? Well good because those type of chicken skills are way beyond my reach and I’m pretty sure next to impossible. However, I have been able to successfully…

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Getting Started With Chickens

Getting Started with Chickens My grandparents raised chickens, along with many family members out west, but they have long passed and seeking their wisdom is a window that closed several years ago (what I wouldn’t give to have that opportunity again). If my grandma had a cup of coffee in her hand she had a…

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Homemade Herb Pressed Ornaments

  Call me old fashion but my favorite gifts to receive (and give) are home made, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this statement. Let’s be honest, how many more lotion thingies, coffee cups, Christmas dish towels, or candles do we really need? And how many of us try to re-gift or find a…

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4 Easy DIY Fire Starters

You’ve all seen it before; some idiot pouring gasoline on a pile of wood to get a fire started then **poof!** Worse yet, turpentine, lighter fluid, paint thinner, and any other flammable liquid people can get their hands on. Without going into the obvious reason not to use any of these methods mentioned above; fire…

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Adding Goats to our Coastal Homestead

Goat ahead and call me crazy, everyone else does. Haha! See what I did there? goat? doe’s ? Yes, I have officially lost it and I am one straw away from a full bale, but I am diggin’ my life y’all (literally). Okay, no more puns but I can’t help to laugh. Sometimes I think…

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