Category Archives: Life at The Burrow





What Is the Most Profitable Farm Animal?

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First rule of farming: Don’t name your livestock. You shouldn’t get too friendly with an animal that is going to end up on somebody’s dinner plate. Yes, the most profitable farm animals are often the ones that generate income by being sold for their meat — but not always. It’s important to note, however, that if you’re planning on selling ... Read More »

Easy Treatments for Ear Mites in Rabbits

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Ear mites are a pretty common problem for rabbits. Most infections aren’t serious, thankfully, and can be dealt with easily at home. If left untreated, the problem will get worse and can lead to serious infections, including meningitis and eventually death. Even a minor infection is a pain for a rabbit to deal with, so it’s better to get it ... Read More »

20 Up and Coming Healthy Living Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

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As the end of the year approaches, you might start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. If you’re looking for inspiration or have plans to get fit or eat better, add these up-and-coming healthy living gurus to your Instafeed. theredheadwholifts This active redhead isn’t afraid to say she’s a rockin’ strong woman. She also lists her workouts and delicious and ... Read More »

How to Care for Roses

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Roses have an unwarranted reputation as being picky flowers. Some gardeners who have always admired roses have avoided planting them because they hear that roses are too hard to grow. The truth is roses can be just as easy as any other flower as long as you know how to care for them. Check out the information below to get ... Read More »

Why Every School Should Have a Gardening Program

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Food is important — who can argue with that? Aside from teaching kids the importance of nutrition and eating healthy, kids can benefit from learning about gardening in school. School gardening programs are shown to help kids in various ways, such as: Building environmental awareness Improving health and wellness Helping kids build important social and community relationships Beyond those benefits, ... Read More »

Winter and Energy Efficiency Go Hand-in-Hand

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When homeowners hear the words “energy efficiency,” it’s easy to associate them with dollar signs. Improving your home’s efficiency, however, doesn’t always have to mean replacing expensive heating equipment. Here’s what you can do to promote a greener home and keep a few more dollars in your pocket at the same time. Tweak the furnace. Neglecting the furnace causes it ... Read More »

Delicious Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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If I had to choose only two plants for my garden it would tomatoes and basil, and this soup would be the reason! A few months back I shared this recipe with my readers on Mother Earth Living and received such a great response that I thought I’d share it here as well! Tomatoes can be super easy to grow ... Read More »

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas

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We’ve invited Nell from Joy Us Garden to share her tips on changing the color of hydrangeas (Did you know you could do that?!). Watch her video below and check out this post on her blog for more details. While you’re over there on Joy Us Garden, check out the blog post I just wrote about the best flowers for peace ... Read More »

5 Best Animals for Homesteaders

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Whether your goal is to get off the grid and away from it all or to try your hand at living a more self-sufficient life, animals are an important part of any homesteading plan. Raising animals for food will provide a well-rounded diet and give you more choices of items to sell or trade to make your living independently. Homestead ... Read More »

7 Awesome Benefits of Raw Honey for Your Skin

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Have you tried just about everything in an attempt to have healthy skin? Well, don’t worry. You’re not alone and it’s no wonder you’ve got company. Your face is the first thing that people see. It’s the first physical impression you make and you want that impression to be a good one. And while appearance isn’t everything, we can all ... Read More »

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