Gather

Deep fall when leaves have left their precarious perches high above heads, making their journey back to the earth, after the color, the vibrancy, the autumnal glow is fading, is the time to gather wild rosehips.  The hard frost has been upon the homestead steadily for over a week now. Breaking through ice that freezes thick on water troughs…

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Rosemary + Sea Salt Crackers with Traditional Hummus (Gluten Free)

Fall is here in big ways!  We have been emptying the garden and putting up the bounty for winter with unabashed fervor.  A hard killing frost several weeks ago, had the kids and I stashing the tender tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, and melons into baskets, buckets, and dishpans, mostly anything we can get our…

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Medicinal Properties of Wild Strawberries 

Many of the foods we eat are medicinal.  It is my belief that Food is Medicine.  Every bite and swallow that we imbibe in either nourishes and strengthens the body, mind, and spirit, or in the case of processed, industrialized, or junk food, it harms, depletes, and overloads the body’s systems.  Wild and foraged food,…

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The Homemade Homestead Apothecary~ Tea Love

Making tea is a wonderful start on your path to herbal healing and wellness. Tea can be a wonderful soother for a busy, stressful days.  Making ‘tea time’ a family tradition is a wonderful way to include the kiddos, as is learning, gathering, growing, blending and preparing herbs and herb for tea. The boys love to blend their favorites.  Their…

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The Homemade Homestead Apothecary

The time is upon us to take back our health and wellbeing. The call is out there, I hear it on the wind and in my heart to share what I have learned, and continue to learn about caring for and healing our bodies, our hearts, and those of our families. The Homemade Homestead Apothecary is a…

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Kale Chips

Kale in last summer’s homestead garden Happy Spring! My body is just a hollerin’ for some springtime food.  The sun is shining, days are longer, and I NEED veggies!!!  The big bag of kale has been calling my name at our local grocery store, so I went in to get one and they were all out!  Just…

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Bulk Herb Store Order!!!!!

I met the UPS man at my front door, all dudded up to do chicken chores, slop bucket in hand.  My order had arrived!  I have been eagerly waiting for the fulfillment of my herb order.  I mentioned the Bulk Herb Store in my post about tincture making.  I ordered with great expectation that day,…

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Tincture Making Simplified

Tinctures are an herbal extract.  They are used for their medicinal properties and are very simple to make. They are an easy way to administer a concentrated amount of herb into you, your family, or animals on your homestead.  You do not need any fancy equipment, other than a glass jar, cheesecloth/strainer, alcohol, and the…

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