From The Farm

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Spring is here, but with it, an enormous amount of cold and snow. Ah, life in the upper Mid-West, right? I have a bunch of seedlings that are ready to plant, but garden beds that are still frozen. Guess I really need to be working on my seed starting timing. It’s supposed to be in… [read more]



How To Make a Red Clover Skin Salve with Calendula and Comfrey

This would also be great for soothing sunburn skin, rashes like poison ivy and even boils. Great to have on hand for the Spring and Summer time for those trips to the park, foraging or when camping! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #herbalist #herbs #redclover

Red clover is amazing! Besides being a nitrogen fixer in the garden, an edible flower to enjoy, first food for bees, red clover or Trifolium pratense can also help cells regenerage and has anti-imflammatory properties that make it wonderful to have as a salve on hand for minor skin complaints like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.… [read more]



Black Bean Burgers

The nutritional value of beans can't be overstated! Fiber and protein rich, they make a delicious burger as well! Check out the black bean burger~TheHomesteadingHippy #homesteadhippy #fromthfarm #recipes #beans

Ah, the wonders of the bean. Full of 15 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber with few calories and fat. Who knew this little bean had so many wonderful attributes? [source] Yet, in my home, it has magical powers as well. It can make my kids disappear faster than you can say, “Dinner’s ready”.… [read more]



How to Make Homemade Sunscreen

How to make your own sunscreen and protect against some harmful rays! Have fun in the sun while minimizing risk of sunburn! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #essentialoils

Spring is here, soon to be followed by the dog days of summer. Most of us naturally spend more time outside, gardening, tending animals, foraging, or just enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. You still need to be protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, and there are times when a big… [read more]



Benefits of Red Clover

Learn about the benefits of this little flower! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #herbal

Ah, Spring is in the air, and with it, the coming of “weeds”. Now, as most of you know, dandelions and red clover are NOT weeds to be killed off, but precious plants that are food for bees and have great medicinal benefits for us. Let’s discuss red clover for example. Red Clover, or Tifolium… [read more]



Simply Natural Saturday

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Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Samantha at Crunchy Livin’ Mama Style Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post   Most Popular Post from Last Week The Great Sleep Experiment: Day 13 – Katie-Jo Grace Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts! Please note that if you… [read more]



When Used Appliances Don’t Work- From The Farm

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I am a frugal person. Not by nature, but by practice. If I had my way all the time, I would buy the best of everything brand new. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot, and maybe that’s where the attitude comes from. Of course, as you can tell, I survived without having the best… [read more]



WonderMix Mixer Giveaway

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I got a new toy last week to play with, my Wondermill I am so excited about it! It’s a dream for my kitchen, with the blender, the cookie paddles and a heavy duty bread hook. It’s 22 cup bowl is perfect for making multiple loaves of bread, quick breads, or cakes at one time!… [read more]



Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

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Getting fresh produce out of your own backyard is just about as local as you can get. However, there are some people who can’t garden for various reasons, but still want to reduce the amount of trash caused by buying produce in the plastic bags from the grocery store. ┬áMay I suggest you find a… [read more]

Arugula Pasta Salad

This pasta dish with fresh arugula and tomatoes, combined with garlic and olive oil just screams spring time to me! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #recipes

This pasta dish is made withe fresh tomatoes, garlic, and garden greens for a treat all year long! It’s a quick and simple meal to make for those busy nights, and a great way to get green veggies into your pickier eaters. I used this as a way to introduce arugala to my family. It… [read more]