home-remedies

11 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings
July 29, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Let’s face it, no one likes to be bitten or stung. The itching, stinging, burning, painful response our bodies have to bites and stings can even be uncomfortable. I had …

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A Garden of Simples Offers DIY Remedies
July 28, 2019 . · Growing

In the early days of our country, certain herbs were grown and used for the household and for simple medicinal remedies. There was no drug store around the corner so …

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Exploring the Numerous Calendula Benefits
July 23, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), or pot marigold as it’s sometimes called, is a multi-purpose edible and medicinal herb. The Shakers and early settlers knew the culinary value and superior healing qualities …

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How to Make Lip Balm at Home

One of the neatest things about having a desire to be as independent as possible is the many things you learn to do on your own. And come those cold winter days, you’ll be happy to know how to make lip balm at home.

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
May 17, 2019 . · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – “What does a bloated sheep look like?” was the question on the phone late Sunday evening. The question brought back some nightmarish images to my mind …

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Pack Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

By Brenda M. Negri, Cinco Deseos Ranch LGD’s – Running a very large (20+) pack of livestock guardian dDogs (LGD) for several years now, I’ve observed and learned what can cause conflict …

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3 Natural Home Remedies for Fleas

Home remedies for fleas don’t have to be expensive, smelly or toxic. When I was a veterinary technician 20-odd years ago, the number one query of most of our clients …

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Knowledge of Snake Bite First Aid Can Save Lives
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Are snakes one of those things you’re afraid of? I can’t help but think of an old country song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes….” That’s the only line I …

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Why Vodka Belongs on Your Survival Items List
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Even if you don’t drink, vodka belongs on your survival items list. It has value without ever being consumed. As someone who doesn’t drink, by religion combined with personal choice, …

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Cold Weather Tips for Raising Hogs for Meat
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Cold weather requires some planning for any homesteader raising hogs for meat. In the area of proper nutrition, thought and extra effort must be given to available supplies of fresh …

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Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Season
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Honey is incredibly useful in home remedies for cold and flu season. It’s soothing, nutritious, has healing properties, and, of course, is sweet. In late fall you can find me preparing …

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Essential Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When the weather gets cold and dry every winter, I break out my home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome. It used to be that I spent the better part of …

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17 Epsom Salt Uses From Body to Barnyard
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Most everyone knows about Epsom salt for the bath to ease sore muscles, but there are many Epsom salt uses on the homestead you may not know about. We use …

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7 Home Remedies For Upset Stomach That Work Fast
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

We just can’t help ourselves, can we? We overeat during the holidays. So many parties, so many celebrations it’s just hard to say no or enough. Don’t worry, I’ve got …

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Home Remedies for Gout: Herbal Medicine, Diet, and Lifestyle Tips
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When my husband suffered his first attack of gout, we decided early on that we would look for a good home remedy for gout to treat and prevent follow-up attacks. …

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