Friday, January 31, 2020

Reusable Grocery and Produce Bags


I received these Reusable Grocery and Produce Bags for free or at a discount for my review. All opinions in this post are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here


I am so excited to show these bags to you! I've been trying to go a bit more green, and reusable shopping bags are an easy way to do this.



This set comes with 5 bags total. 2 long and 3 mesh bags. They are usable for produce or other groceries too. They are easy to care and easy to use and they are washable. I've used them a couple times now and I am in love! They work so well and keep everything inside. The long handled bags are wonderful to throw over your shoulder so you can carry the mesh bags easier.




This company uses ethical business practices to ensure the safety of both you and the Earth. Plus 10% of their profits go to help protect the Earth. What could better than that? I look forward to shopping with this company for years to come.


You can get your set of these bags, and check out the other great products they have at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082JVPR43http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082JVPR43


Have a great day!


Renee



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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. - Elon Musk



Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs
 
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Monday, January 27, 2020

How to Treat Chicken Illnesses


Occasionally chickens get sick. Sometimes you will lose a bird before you can do anything about it, other times you will want to treat a single bird or maybe your whole flock. No matter how it happens, it will happen. The best thing to do is to keep a couple things on hand for your birds.

One thing I keep on hand at all times is Oregano. Yes, you heard that right. Oregano has antibiotic properties that will help your birds. The first time I hear a bird sneeze or have trouble with respiratory I get my Oregano. Add it to their food to treat the whole flock. 
I love using Oregano rather than a traditional antibiotic, however, there will be times that a traditional antibiotic will be needed.



The other item I keep on hand at all times is Garlic. Garlic is good for so many different things. I usually use both Garlic and Oregano together for the added punch if I feel there may be a problem. Garlic is also good for respiratory problems and it can help to heal wounds. I usually mix a little Oregano and a little Garlic in the food once a week just to try to help keep my birds healthy.



The final item I keep on hand all the time is Apple Cider Vinegar and White Vinegar. The apple cider vinegar I add to the water during the summer months because it helps to promote hydration. It also keeps the algae from growing in the water tanks. You just have to make sure that you are diluting the vinegar because by itself, it is too strong and would likely harm rather than help your birds. Offer this for 2-3 days and then straight water for 2-3 days during the summer months.



You will always want to consult your veterinarian when you have sick animals, but if it is after hours, these solutions could help to keep your birds situated until you can get a hold of your vet. I will always recommend a veterinarian to check out your animals because they are trained in the different problems that will occur. As you get more experience with your birds, there will be times that you may be able to take care of a problem on your own, but until that time comes, always check with a veterinarian. They do have medications that you can purchase at most of your feed stores but if you don't know what you are doing with them it could do more harm than good.

In Conclusion


Even if you want to keep your birds without medications, still check with your vet on herbal and holistic ways to maintain a healthy flock. Always research anything before you give it to your birds so that you know what could happen and what to look for in the possibility of a reaction. I do my best to raise my birds naturally, but occasionally there are times when I feel a medication is needed.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Real girls aren't perfect. Perfect girls aren't real. Harry Styles
 
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

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The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do. Unknown
 
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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Wooden Puzzle

This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. I received this Wooden Puzzle for free or at a discount for my honest review. Persephone absolutely loves doing puzzles so I can't wait to see her with these.
These puzzles are designed to help your child learn the alphabet. Plus there was a bonus smaller puzzle that came with it. I can't wait for Persephone to be able to play with these and start working with her to learn her letters.
The puzzle pieces are very colorful. I know that this will help Persephone to remember what letter is what and where it goes. The space behind each letter is colored the same as the letter that goes there to make learning easy. Plus it also has a word in the space behind the letter to help your child learn how that letter sounds. You can get yours here: Have a great day! Renee

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To know how to wait is the great secret of success. De Maistre
 
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Friday, January 24, 2020

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The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; The day he forgives them, he becomes and adult; and the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. Alden Nowlan
 
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It's because of them I'm doing it myself. Albert Einstein
 
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Twister Jumbo Pouch

This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase, I make a small commission at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. This Twister Jumbo Pouch is a very cool little thing. I will be using it to keep my pens and pencils all in one place. Which will make them easier for me to find when I need one. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Twisted Jumbo Pouch I am the person who can never find a pen or pencil when I need it. This pouch is going to change all of that. I will be able to put all my pens and pencils in one spot, and as long as I don't lose the pouch, I will be able to find what I am looking for very easily. For me, this is a big deal. I can never find one when I need it. It's always after the fact. This is  because they are all over the place. Twisted Jumbo Pouch This pouch is pretty cool. It can unzip all the way down so that it is just a strip of material. I'm not sure why you would need to do this, but I think it's cool none the less. I love the color because it reminds me of the night sky. I love the night sky. Twisted Jumbo Pouch You can get this pouch here: https://just-zipit.com/collections/pencil-cases/products/fresh-twister-jumbo-pouch?variant=18497684635705 Have a great day! Renee

Your Chickens are Laying!

This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I make a small commission at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. So, your chickens are laying! Yay! That's a great feeling isn't it? But now is there anything you need to do? Do you have to do refrigerate the eggs? How do you clean the eggs? I'm sure there are other questions that I am forgetting, but I think those are the main questions I get asked of new chicken owners. Your chickens are laying pin   So, when your chickens begin to lay eggs, the most important thing to remember is oyster shell. All of your laying hens will need access to oyster shell. You will want to make sure this is not mixed in with their food because the roosters don't need oyster shell. Only your laying hens need it. I keep mine in a separate bowl that is always full. They use this to help the egg shells stay hard. If you ever get a soft egg, oyster shell is the answer. The shells will be soft if your girls aren't getting enough. The brand I use is MannaPro. Of course on oyster shell the brand really isn't important, the oyster shell is. You get it here on Amazon or at any feed store. Do you have to refrigerate the eggs? NO. You really don't have to. They will actually last longer kept on the counter. I've had chickens for 6 years now and I have not put my eggs in the fridge yet. However, if you have to wash an egg for any reason, it has to be in the fridge. When you wash the egg you take the protective bloom off of the shell. At this point bacteria can get into the egg so it has to be kept cold. And this leads to last question I get asked by new chicken owners all the time. chickens The final question I am always asked is how do you clean the eggs? I will tell the way I do it. I don't. At least not until I am ready to use them. I simply put the eggs in the carton after I bring them inside. When I get ready to use them, then I will wash them to get all the stuff off the outside before I crack them into a bowl. This way I can keep the counter. If I get a really bad one though I will wash it and just put it in the fridge. I always check the fridge first when I go to use any eggs so I can use those first. If ever you are unsure if an egg is good or not, use the float test. For the float test, you put the egg in a bowl of water. If it floats it's no good. If it sits on the bottom it is a fresh egg. If it stands up, use it now because in a few days it will float. Have a great day! Renee

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Fear is a good thing. Fear is your friend. Everything that destabilizes you can help you. Meryl Streep
 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
 
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How to Tell if Your Goat is Pregnant

So you got your goats on the homestead and you think one goat is pregnant, but how do you know for sure? Is there a way to tell for sure? I have the answer to those questions for you right now.  The most effective ways to tell if your goat is pregnant is either doing a test or checking with a sonogram. Both of these are by far the most accurate way to know for sure that your goat is pregnant. However, what if you don't have the money to do either of these options? What then? Is your Goat Pregnant   See the white goat there? That is Astra. She is my herd queen. This means that she runs the herd. I am about 90% positive that she will be kidding in February. I say 90% because I have not done a sonogram or a blood test to find out for 100%. I can tell you that she looks like she is going to give us at least 2 kids this year. So, why do I think she's pregnant and how do I know this? Well the first thing I do is pay attention to my billy. He will tell me when each of the does go into heat by being a blubbering mess anytime they get near his pen. Does go into heat about every 21 days or so. When Astra went into heat, we put her in with Huckleberry for a few days. Then you just watch for the next month to see if she goes into heat again. If not, she is likely pregnant. We put her in with Huck in October, so that means her kid(s) are due in February. To determine the due date I use this calculator. Goat is Pregnant So after putting Astra in with Huck for a few days, I wait a month and then just watch Huck to see how he reacts around her. If he becomes a blubbering mess, the she is likely not pregnant. However, that is not what happened. Huck ignored her which tells me that she is likely pregnant. Then you just watch to see if she starts to show. Astra should be kidding next month and she is now getting really big. She is right now bigger than she was last year when she gave us one buck. So I believe there could be at least 2 kids in there this time but we will know for sure in about 3 weeks. I am so excited for the babies to get here.   Goat is pregnant We are in the waiting phase for Falene right now. I will have an idea if she is pregnant or not around the 15th of January. So here's to hoping that Falene is pregnant too. The girls gave use 2 beautiful kids last year. One buck from Astra, and the doe Pictured above is Flower from Falene. I am looking forward to seeing what beauties they will give this year. The nice thing is though, that the babies this year will be purebred La Mancha babies. Have a great day! Renee  

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Work is either fun or drudgery, it depends on your attitude. I like fun. Colleen Barrett
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When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen. Drake
   
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If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you've come. Unknown
   
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Be patient. If something is supposed to happen, it's going to happen. Whenever I've tried to force things, they didn't go right. Chiara Ferragni
   
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Beemoon Car Phone Mount

I received this Beemoon Car Phone Mount for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure click here. I think this one may work out really well. The clamp holds on tight. I love the fact that it's a clamp and not a suction cup. Those always seem to fall off no matter what. Beemoon Car Phone Mount This mount clamps onto the vent with a spring loaded clamp. To me this says that it will stay put because it's not easy to open that clamp. Then you slide your phone into the mount and it will stay put. As you slide your phone down into the mount, the side clamps come in until they are holding tight to your phone. Either way, this phone mount should hold your phone steady for the duration. I love it's not a suction cup mount because I have never had one of those to stay put. The suction always gives out and usually right in the middle of your drive. So frustrating! This one will not have that problem since it clips onto your vent in the car. Beemoon Car Phone Mount Beemoon Car Phone Mount Beemoon Car Phone Mount
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  You can get this on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07TJ8Y1MR Have a great day! Renee