Rhode Island Red chickens are a dual purpose bird that was developed in New England in the mid 1800s. They lay large light brown eggs. They are considered one of the least aggressive breeds of chickens. They are healthy producers with hens averaging 200 to 300 eggs per year. Dual purpose means they are also … Continue reading Rhode Island Red Chickens
Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis L. Plant Family: Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, and … Continue reading Calendula Flowers
What makes red sex link chickens special? They are easy to sex as chicks. Pullets (baby hens) are shades of red and the cockerels (baby roosters) are shades of lighter colors. Why is this is important? Most people want hens primarily. Hens are where we get eggs. Roosters sole purpose is if you want fertilized … Continue reading Red Sex Link Chickens
This is a hard one to explain to most people. Their eyes glaze over when I answer their question. My son is learning Algebra 1, studying world history, shop, home economics, life skills, biology, and agriculture. Other than math I couldn't tell you what grade level he is really on. If he had stayed in … Continue reading What Grade Is Your Child In?
As you know I am a registered nurse. I also am a diabetic with a strong family history of cardiac disease. Luckily so far I do not have any signs of cardiac disease. Though my risks are increased due to diabetes. There is a lot of information out on the web regarding health decisions. Personally … Continue reading Herbal Remedies or Modern Medicine?
I know I have been talking about it for a while now. Getting back into blogging. So here I am. Working making this a fun place on the web to hang out, learn, and meet other people. I actually have a ton of stuff to catch you all up on. Now if you have been … Continue reading Making a Come Back
Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets
I am all for kids playing sports. I am all for going on the field or the court with a winning attitude. I don't believe we need to level the playing field. I do believe that not everyone is going to win. However, what I am seeing at the high school level locally I find … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Playing Sports
The third part in this series we will discuss building a stock pile of meats. I do realize that some of my readers do not eat meat, for a variety of reasons, this isn't a discuss about why or why not one should eat meat. It is a way to save money by buying in … Continue reading Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3