Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I know you shouldn't use the word hate. But I HATE FLIES, obviously since I have stated it twice already!

I have waged my own natural war against them. At least in my own home. I am trying to keep with our all natural low processing, no pesticides lifestyle in my battle so below are some of my solutions.

I have tried the fly flap (aka the fly swatter) front. I've won a few battles on that front. 

I am doing the hang a bag of water over the door with pennies in it. It is supposed to help persuade the flies not to come in because the bag is supposed to look resemble a hornet nest. Apparently flies are afraid of hornets, and this keeps flies out.
Picture via http://www.commonsensehome.com/

My next attack will be the bait method. Cut a 2 litter bottle at the bend. Set the lid off to the side. Place a piece of water soaked meat in the bottom of the bottle. Put the lid (without the cap) inverted into the bottle. Tape around the edge of the lid and bottle "sealing" it down. I'm not sure if you have to hang it or not, but I'm going to try both ways (which means I'll have 2 of these traps).

Do you have any methods you've tested to be good?

Monday, October 8, 2012


As we continue to grow and work on our farm we are participating in more events throughout the 

Seeds to Silverware was a local foody dinner that was FABULOUS! we donated all the meat for the main course and the soup. Super good!!

We then designed the display you see below. Man the food was good. And so was the company!

One of those events was the Cleveland Co Fair. The largest county fair in the southeast. We had a booth on display about the benefits of grass fed meats.

 Then we also did the Grillin' to Chillin' demo in Rutherford County. I did not get to attend it, but had to "send" my dad (as Mr. Cowboy was wandering along the Appalachian Trail).

All were successfull and fun and we are thankful for the opportunity to participate in all.