I have 5 horses and use a wood stall pellet for bedding which absorbs the moisture totally, it
is similar to the wood burning pellets used for stoves. I clean every day and have a HUGE pile with a FREE MANURE sign on it.. behind the barn.. I have cars lined up all spring fighting over who is next ... to load it up.. I have asked them what they are using it for and all reply, Garden or Flower beds.. I use it in my flower beds during the fall and winter and it composts beautifully. My flowers are always growing like crazy. Horse manure is not hot like cow or chicken manure.
For those who have " hard" soil. check around for a horse stable or someone who has horses that clean their stalls.. I am sure they would LOVE to give you some. Easy to haul in buckets, or large heavy duty bags if you dont have a truck to load it into.
What in the heck is a Lotion Bar? I had never heard of these before in my life until I pinned this from Little House in the Suburbs. Why would you even want to make a lotion bar when you have a Bath and Body Works close by? I mean, seriously, how can you beat their cucumber and melon lotion?
on Feb 14, 2013
I made the bars.. using the shortening.. and they were too greasy.. so made more with the
coconut oil (solid till heated), bees wax and almond oil. they turned out great. I did find some really cute forms at Jo Anns in their Candy making section. hearts, flowers and others.. also used the small little paper drinking cups filling them up about 1 inch only they made a perfect small size. I have a store here called Dollar store.. ( nothing over 1.00) they had some really cute boxes.. 12 in a pack for $1.00 in white in the bridal section and in the baby section cute ones in pink , lt blue and yellow.. all are 12 for $1.00 cant beat that.. they made little box type bags filled them with the shredded paper ( also $1.00 at the store) and put them in the small plastic bags.. also $1.00 for 25 of them.. Made a great gift for several of my friends for Valentines day this year, really decorates up the gift with the dollar store finds.. Thanks for sharing the recipe of these bars..
I love using Citra Solv, a cleaning agent, to Transfer Images onto Fabric! This is a step by step Tutorial, showing the process, on a Kitchen Towel. You can download the Printable for
10 Minutes Easy
on Feb 08, 2013
I saw this done for the very first time just this weekend at our local Ben Franklin Craft
store.using valentine designs. It was amazing.. and here is yours.. I have to try this.. I had never heard of citra solve until this weekend and now twice!! thanks for the step by step so I can "remember"
Mount birdhouses on old ladders to create functional garden accents. I painted the ladders and the birdhouses in the same barn red to make them a grouping. They bring color to a shady area covered with ivy. Best of all, they are occupied!
on Jan 02, 2013
She uses larger old drawers at the bottom with small at the top. glass knobs as drawer pulls,
Hen and chickens planted at the moment and spring flowers will go in when the weather gets warmer.. Really cute idea for Old ladder.