What to keep in your herbal medicine chest. These herbs and essential oils are basics that are great for anyone, especially those new to natural medicine. Do you make an infusion, a salve, a pastille? What herb is best for your cough or what about that bump on your left shoulder? Timmy skinned his knee,… [read more]
Archives for March 2016
With the easier travels and milder weather in the Summer, it’s easy to forget that you can still have emergencies. You can have a flat tire, engine issues, or someone get hurt at the park. It’s important to have an emergency kit in your vehicle all year, and update it for the Summer months. A… [read more]
Urban homesteading is very popular right now. It is best defined as “living off the land you have”. There are a lot of people turning to the self-sufficient lifestyle. They are taking a small space of property and turning it into something special. If you look in some backyards, you will see gardens, fruit trees,… [read more]
Spring is here, and with it, longer days. Of course, that means the hens and ducks are in full-on laying mode. We have 15 layers all together, and we are getting between 10-15 eggs daily. That is a lot of eggs, even for us. After supplying our friends with eggs, being creative with them in… [read more]
Have a peaceful rest, my friends!
May you have a peaceful rest, friends!
Chickweed, or Stellaria media is also known by the names “scarwort”, “star weed”, and “satin flower”. It’s a common weed, easily found all over the world. It’s edible and has an abundance of nutrients, including protein, vitamins and minerals. Externally, it is used for wounds, even on open skin, for drawing out toxins and increasing… [read more]
Living “The Amish Lifestyle” is a common phrase these days, especially among homesteaders. To many, it conveys a simpler lifestyle, with whole foods, family, and faith combined into daily living. Many see the Amish as eating only organic foods, not vaccinating their children, living off their land only, and living the life we all dream… [read more]
Shhh..can I tell you a secret? It’s one that she doesn’t even know herself. But, Jan from Nerdy Farm Wife is the person I would most like to be like if I grow up. I love her blog, and all the amazing things she does with flowers, herbs and plants all around her. As a… [read more]