Tick Control: How a Flock of Chickens May Be Your Best Bet

What is the most effective and natural tick control in your yard? Tick control is important. With tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Powassan virus, and the fact the tick population is growing and spreading annually in the United States (particularly in the Northeast and the Midwest), many people want to learn more about getting rid of ticks. One way to control ticks is to let your chicken flock patrol your yard in search of pests and ticks. Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests your chickens are more than effective at tick and pest control. Anecdotal Evidence That Chickens Are Good at Controlling Ticks: "After we began raising chickens, Suzanne reported that she was finding far

A Natural Bug Spray for You and Your Kids

Nothing beats the great outdoors until you are surrounded by pesky, unwanted visitors that can leave the skin itchy and the plans ruined and, let's face it, this year with all the rain we have had, along with the beautiful flowers come the biting and annoying bugs that try to ruin our good time. At American Farm and Larder, we want you and your little ones to enjoy your outdoor excursions without the worry. Organic Shield Me was created with your whole family in mind using the 100% pure, undiluted USDA Certified Organic essential oils of Citronella, Grapefruit Pink, Geranium Bourbon, Rosalina, and Patchouli. These essential oils together can help create an organic, natural, effective barrier

Pickled Cranberries and Spiced Ginger Cranberry Shrub Cocktail

The sour and astringent flavor of cranberries don’t lend themselves to popping handfuls in your mouth, but they are perfect for making savory fridge pickles with organic herbs and spices. Pickled cranberries are a standout on cheese boards, shine as a condiment for roasted veggies, and add a pop of color and tang to your favorite salads. Plus, the brine doubles as a delicious spiced shrub. Pickled Cranberries Yields 1 12 oz. jar of pickled cranberries and 1 12 oz. jar of spiced cranberry shrub. Ingredients: 7.5 oz. organic fresh cranberries 2 tsp organic smoked black peppercorns 1/2 tsp organic whole allspice 1/2 tsp organic juniper berries 1/4 tsp organic whole cloves 2 cups organic rice wi


Our pets are our family and we want what’s best for them. But if you love using your essential oils, you might start wondering if it’s safe for your dog, cat, horse, turtle, parrot, boa constrictor—whoever you share your home (and heart!) with. This blog is the first in a series where we will dive into more detail. We aim to provide you with the education and confidence you need to make the safest choices for your entire family. So, are essential oils safe for pets? There is no hard “yes” or “no” to answer this. There are so many factors to consider first. The species of your pet, the oils you are using, the amount of oil you use, and how you are using them all contribute to the final answer

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American Farm and Larder at Amy's Farm

7698 Eucalyptus Avenue

Ontario California 91762

Feed pick-up locations are offered throughout riverside, orange, and san Bernardino counties.
FEED PICK-UP HOURS at Amy's farm:
Monday through Friday by appt, 
Saturday 9am until noon (by appointment after noon). 
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