I love Texas, but we have some pesky things to deal with here. The heat & humidity are certainly something to contend with. And some of the bugs & pests are too.
Out here on the Homestead I’m constantly on the lookout for copperhead snakes, stinging wasps, scorpions, fire ants and to me the worst offender – the tiny chigger.
Oh the chiggers are brutal this time of year. We stroll out into the pasture to check the cows and before you know it we’re covered with maddingly itchy red bumps. This discomfort can stay for 2-3 weeks in some cases. YIKES!
There are many home remedies for chigger bites, and so much misinformation as well. Today I thought I’d address the chigger and its tormentous bite.
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RancherMan & I have a bird feeder in our yard in full view of the large windows from our living room. We both get so much enjoyment from watching them flitter around the feeders so we always make sure our bird feeder is filled.
Back in ‘the day’ when we ran out of bird food we’d simply stroll to the big discount store & pick up the largest bag of bird food we could buy, plunk down the expensive dough required and schlep it home time & time again.
But that was then, this is now. And I’m here to tell ya there IS an easier (and oh-so-much CHEAPER) way! Check out today’s Homestead Hack.
As anyone in the agriculture business knows whether it be farming or ranching, wild hogs are becoming a bigger problem by the day. They are prolific breeders,they are very hardy and have almost no natural enemy besides man. As an animal behaviorist will tell you they are one of the most intelligent creatures on earth.
Over the last decade they have learned to become nocturnal and learned what food is safe and which is not. They have also learned to avoid traps, making them very difficult to control in any way.