How-to Care for Muscovy Ducks


George the Muscovy Duck

George the Muscovy Duck

Self-sufficiency is something we could all try our hand at, it ensures a person’s family will get the very best organic foods, handmade clothing and even the greatest education to be had. Muscovy ducks seem to fit the homesteaders’ bill just right; they provide lean and delicious meat, soft down, perfect insect control along with nearly perfect weed control. A person can have it all, all in the form of a good sized, quiet and easy to care for duck, the wonderful Muscovy.

Getting Started With Muscovy Ducks

Unlike many forms of livestock, Muscovy ducks can just about take care of themselves. They are efficient foragers, excellent broody mothers and have fantastic flying and perching capabilities. They are also not prone to trust potential predators; they will take flight, or stop and defend their offspring viciously. Anyone who has seen the claws on a Muscovy duck can vouch for the possibility of bloody wounds if the animals are not handled correctly or feel very threatened. They also have very powerful wings and a hooked bill to add to their arsenal. This may sound scary but it is a good thing; Muscovy ducks have retained their wild instincts, and this makes them very successful in the natural world. If they lay a fertile egg, you can just about bet that egg will hatch and many of the ducklings will survive. Muscovy ducks are not mean without cause; a “good” Muscovy will not attack unprovoked, as they would rather mind their own business of eating pests as opposed to a bloody battle.

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Introduction: Keeping Freshwater Clams In Aquariums


Clams (bivalves) are wonderful additions to the aquarium. Undue to popular belief, they are not difficult to keep successfully in a properly maintained and aged home aquarium.

Freshwater Clam Care

Freshwater Clam Care

Clams are filter feeders meaning they acquire life-sustaining nutrients by filtering the water around them. In most home aquariums, there are not enough proper suspended particles throughout the water in order to sustain the bivalve’s life. In cases such as these, the clams require supplemental feeding or they will starve.

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Spirulina Face and Body Mask How-to and Review


This is a review on using the algae ‘spirulina’ as a topical treatment for acne, redness and to reduce pore size. Included also are the recipes and techniques I used while doing the treatments.

Author with Spirulina Mask

Author with Spirulina Mask

This recipe I am using is simple and requires only two ingredients; spirulina and carrot juice.

Mix enough spirulina powder with carrot juice to make a runny paste. The paste should be the consistency of melted chocolate.

Apply this mixture to a clean face and allow it to dry for at least twenty minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat your face dry.

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Chantix Review and Results


This is a review and the results I had while taking Chantix to quit smoking. I am not getting paid by the company or trying to promote this product.

Pink Carnation

Quitting Smoking with Chantix

…Avoiding food is hard as well. I am not hungry, just feel the need to nosh because I want to keep something in my mouth. I do not want to gain forty pounds, LOL. So far plastic straws, chopsticks and peppermints are my good friends!

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How to Use a Deodorant Stone


The best method I have found is to apply your deodorant stone directly after bathing. Do not dry your armpits, as the stone needs the moisture in order to work.

Place your thumb where you arm bends—measure 4 inches up and then four inches down. Apply the stone to this area. Swipe it several times. If you apply it to too small an area, it will not work.

Another use for this stone I discovered is it cleared up a contact dermatitis rash I had on my breasts. I simply rubbed a bit onto the affected areas and the next day I had nearly, completely healed. The rash was caused by my favorite perfume. Sighhhhh