Herbs

I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

January 4, 2010
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I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

Have you heard about Homestead Blessings?  It’s a great new DVD’s series from our friends over at Franklin Springs…and it’s all about homesteading topics!  Gardening, Herbs, Candlemaking, Breadmaking…Canning.  Franklin Springs says about the Homestead Blessing series…… “The West ladies are back – Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe – in an exciting new six DVD instructional series. …

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.35 cent sample seed packages

December 16, 2009
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A friend of ours passed along this information to us about where to get .35 cent sample seed packages.  Here’s the link to Le Jardin Du Gourmet.  You can print out their catalog from their website.  Then, of course, a favorite catalog around here is the Seed Savers Catalog.  You can go request a free catalog…

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Upcoming Fall Ramblings

September 17, 2009
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Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds and you’re under it? If you can’t multi-task in the midst of a sand storm…

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Gardening Roots

March 24, 2009
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Gardening Roots

I use to think our garden spot was a big garden spot.  However, after seeing some of the gardens around here and realizing the reality of what it actually takes to produce enough food for a family..our garden spot is a measly science experiment.  However, it is a good size for us to get busy on. …

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Town Home Gardening

February 25, 2009
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Town Home Gardening

Don’t despair if you live in town and want a garden…You can still have a great, productive garden!  We planted our very first garden during our first year of marriage.  We lived in a tiny house in the middle of town.  It was a great little garden.  We planted tomatoes, corn, peppers, squash and a…

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One of our favorite catalogs…

December 15, 2008
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One of our favorite catalogs…

Have you received your Seed Savers catalog yet?  We highly recommend them!  This catalog is a favorite around here and one we have been perusing the last couple of weeks…. Follow this link and have them send you one…

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My $3.00 Free Wild Plants

November 10, 2008
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My $3.00 Free Wild Plants

We have lots of wild herbs and plants growing in our woods.  My boys have been digging up baby trees and replanting them in various places in our yard.  I was delivered this bucket of wild ferns and monkey grass sometime last week and promptly informed that I now owe him $3!

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Black Walnuts

November 7, 2008
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Black Walnuts

If only I had endless energy and time, I could do a lot with all the black walnuts around here.    Here are just a few that the kids picked up.  In addition to being the cause of a potential hospital trip for a broken ankle (have you ever tried walking on ground covered by fallen…

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Making Herbal Remedies

October 28, 2008
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Making Herbal Remedies

This was so much fun!  We made several herbal remedies and mixed up some herbal teas.  We picked some mullein  growing back in the hollow and used in one of the remedies along with the rest of the herbs I ordered.  I will keep posting about the process of making these remedies and let you…

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