Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead: How to use it

It took me a while to learn how to pronounce Diatomaceous Earth (die-a-toe-may-scious earth) but despite it’s complicated name, it’s a must-have item on the homestead. This powdery substance can be used in many ways around the homestead from protecting your flock from nasty insects to keeping your pets flea-free.

Add Diatomaceous Earth to your homestead toolbox. It has many uses both on the homestead and in the home.

Add Diatomaceous Earth to your homestead toolbox. It has many uses both on the homestead and in the home.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth is made from fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard shelled algae. It is a naturally occurring soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white powder.
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