About the Author

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele is a 5th-generation chicken keeper and Maine Master Gardener. She’s the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, the popular natural chicken keeping site, and the author of several books including Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. From her small farm in Maine, she inspires her readers with her easy, fun and accessible approach to integrating gardening and backyard chickens for a more productive flock and more bountiful harvest. Visit her blog at www.fresheggsdaily.com and on Instagram @fresheggsdaily
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Articles by Lisa Steele

Herbal Mason Jars Are One of The Best Fly Repellant Ideas
July 27, 2019 · · Homesteading

Flies are the bane of not only every backyard chicken keeper, but anyone who has ever tried to have an outdoor picnic, barbecue or birthday party. I hate using chemical …

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Natural Aphids Control in Your Garden
March 14, 2019 · · Growing

If you are an avid gardener like I am, likely at some point you will have the need for aphids control. Aphids are a common garden pest that like to …

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Straw Vs Hay: What’s the Difference?
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

When it comes to straw vs hay for your backyard chickens and livestock, there are definite advantages to each. We raise horses and ducks on our small hobby farm, and …

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

I often get asked what can chickens eat? Garlic has some really amazing health benefits for chickens (and humans!). Find out how to feed it to your backyard chickens and …

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Growing Herbs Indoors Successfully
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Before the weather turns cold each fall, I harvest as many herbs as I can and set them out to dry so they will be available to use through the winter. …

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Growing and Harvesting the Thyme Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

I love growing all the popular culinary herbs, but one of my favorites is the thyme plant. It not only makes a pretty ground cover in the garden, it has …

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Growing Herbs from Seed
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Growing herbs from seed such as basil, thyme, and parsley is a simple, inexpensive way to get started with herb gardening. All you need is a packet of seeds, a …

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A Guide to Successfully Growing Herbs Outside
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

The coming of spring seems to turn everyone into a would-be gardener. The warmer weather and green growth shooting up everywhere awakens a need in many to plant and nurture things …

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