Home Life

Welcome to a Home Life! There is a lot in this part of my website. You will find articles about: organizing and cleaning, home decor ideas, being safe in your home, creative craft ideas including sewing, knitting and more, and finally information about gardening, herbs and my love - raising backyard chickens.

Raising Eight Baby Chicks

On April 25th we received baby chicks of various breeds from My Pet Chicken. On June 25th they will be two months old and it has been so much fun raising eight baby chicks. We ordered all pullets but it looks like we have a few cockerels in the mix. The picture on the left [Read On]

Growing and Using Bee Balm, Bergamot and Monarda

Our lovely Bee Balm is blooming in the Herb bed and the bees are a buzzing. This plant is from the Monarda family. Another name for this beautiful herb is Wild Bergamot because some varieties have a mild citrus taste like the Bergamot Orange. These plants have beautiful showy blossoms with square stems and opposing [Read On]

Simple Tips to Help You Get Prepared

Hurricane Irene, a vivid reminder to many people why preparedness is important. Would you be prepared to live through a time that you had no electricity for weeks or even a month with no ability to purchase food or get drinkable water? Several years ago Adonai reminded us of the scripture about the ant who [Read On]

House Cleaning Quick List

Is keeping your house “clean” or “tidy” overwhelming to you? Perhaps you just never learned what to do when it came time to “clean.” I want to help you! I developed some simple house cleaning checklists that outline the basic things to do in each  main room of your home. I call them Quick Lists [Read On]

How to Remove Mold in Your Home

When you discover an area where mold is exposed in your home during cleaning, moving or renovations this can usually be cleaned using simple household items. Here are a few tips for how to remove mold in your home. You can do this in the safest way by following these guidelines for small surface mold [Read On]

Health Benefits of Full Spectrum Lighting

Note from Posey: The following information is provided by Dr Mercola. I know that he is also selling the full spectrum light bulbs periodically throughout this report but the information written here is essential for us to know. Please take the time to read through it. Towards the bottom is information about sunlight, children, and [Read On]

Success With Houseplants

We have enjoyed growing plants, both indoor and outdoor for many many years. During that time we have heard people say, “Oh I can’t grow anything. Give me a plant and I will surely kill it.” Why do some people seem to have a ‘green thumb’ and others don’t?  Why do some people  have success [Read On]

15 Plants that Remove Toxins from the Air

Indoor tropical plants are a valuable weapon against illness and indoor air pollution. These 15 indoor plants can help to remove toxins from the air in your home or office. Houseplants have been found to reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related symptoms by more than 30 percent. They can absorb harmful airborne toxins [Read On]

The Air at Home – How to Improve it with Plants

We live and breathe inside our homes, that’s why it is important that we know how to improve indoor air quality at home. We all know what air pollution is but did you know that you could have it, in your home? In today’s show we’ll be talking about some common toxins in our homes [Read On]

Planting Poem

By Dick Wilmes I took a little seed one day About a month ago. I put it in a pot of dirt, In hopes that it would grow. I poured a little water To make the soil right. I set the pot upon the sill, Where the sun would give it light. I checked the [Read On]

The Truth About Store Bought Eggs & Chicken

Store bought eggs and chicken, we never gave them much thought until we began to learn in what kind of conditions commercial chickens are raised. The modern, commercial/industrial egg farms do provide lots of eggs for people who don’t raise their own hens but the conditions in which they are raised are inhumane, in our [Read On]

Meet Real Free-Range Eggs – Mother Earth News

By Cheryl Long and Tabitha Alterman Original Article at Mother Earth News Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to [Read On]

Oxine for Chicken Respiratory Ailments

By Posey’s friend Kelly I recommend the use of Oxine AH.  No matter where you buy it, they will try to tell you that you need to buy the citric acid activator.  Just say you already have it, and you will avoid the argument I got about how it must be used.  You don’t need [Read On]

Gabby’s Baby Chicks – Video

Here is a short video of the baby chicks that hatched out just days before Passover. Gabriella is one of the four chicks that hatched from the small clutch we put under our first ever Broody Hen, named Vera. Those chicks hatched out last July 1st and now one of them, a hen named Gabriella, [Read On]

Raising Chickens Resource Listing

This post is a complete resource of all the podcasts about raising a flock of backyard chickens and the companion broadcast notes and written posts that we have available at this time. We are willing to help answer questions or trouble shoot problems or illnesses. All we ask is that you FIRST, please listen to [Read On]