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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable including my farming.  
We are a family owned, woman run small farm located near the Edisto River in Dorchester County SC.
Our farming operation consists of poultry, quail, eggs, dairy and meat goats. You can buy from us with confidence as we hold a permit from SC to sell Poultry and are also licensed as a Wholesale Egg Distributor.
Through our farming practices we provide for our community a variety of Poultry breeds, Heavy dual purpose birds, exotic and ornamental chickens as well as Cortunix Quail that are heat tolerant for our hot SC Summers. 

Whether you are looking for Farm Fresh Eggs, Fertile eggs for hatching (Chicken and Quail), hatchlings, grown birds or Dairy and Meat Goats (seasonal births) we have a large selection of beautiful animals.  
We also have Dairy Goats and kids. Current 2017 births so far are 5 kids Nubian / Alpine Saneen cross and 2 Nubian / Toggenburg Cross.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Window & Mirror Cleaner - Homemade, Non Streak & ammonia free for .39 cents !

This evening was one of those really nice summer evenings. The breeze was blowing and it was finally cooling off (by SC standards anyway). Except for the last week of highs near 100 this summer has actually been pretty nice. As I walked over to open one of my windows to let some fresh air in it became obvious WHAT recipe I was going to share next LOL - Gross! Where does all that film, fingerprints and nose prints come from on our windows? My german shepherd was clueless as well :) but I could tell she was annoyed that she did not have a clear view LOL.  One of my petpeeves when I clean my windows and mirrors is, why does it always require a couple of wipe downs to get rid of the streaks, even when the label clearly says streak free? Well actually you can make a homemade Window and Mirror Cleaner with items you probably already have in your pantry that cleans off even the grimiest grime and leaves the windows streak free with very little effort on your part ((( LOVE))). To get away from the store bought "stuff" I have used Vinegar and newspapers for years BUT we use a wood burner during the winter and the smoke film would always take a couple of wipe downs to totally get off the streaks. That is what I LOVE about this recipe! It is quick, easy and frugal -! It hit all 3 of my requirements :) You will love it because you probably already have all the ingredients!

I really love this stuff! The one thing that still amazes me is that WE can make our own cleaning supplies that work as good as what we can buy in the store for a mere fraction of what the name brands cost. The bonus is we are not using aerosols or products that contain ammonia. For some people that may not be such a big deal, but someone who suffers from allergies or asthma this is a constant struggle on our lungs! I will be carrying a small spray bottle of this with me on trips, not to clean windows, but rather to spray on toilet seats when having to stop at rest area's :) I have used this on my car windshields with no problem as well as on my stove and refrigerator for a quick wipe down.

Mirror and Window cleaner - Non Streak & Ammonia free!

1 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
1 Cup Water
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 drops Dawn Dish liquid
1 spray bottle
1 Funnel

Measure out the liquids and pour into your spray bottle, adding the dawn last. Shake gently to mix. Spray it on your surface and be amazed! 

I questimate the cost to be about .39 for about 16.5 oz. Not a bad cost for a recipe that you most likely already have all the ingredients on hand.
Here is my costs:
rubbing alcohol 1.50 for 32 oz = .375
Vinegar 2.69 for 1.5 gallons = .014
Dawn - how much is 2 drops really anyway .0003 maybe tops :)

This is a change that we can all live with! 

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