Bitter What? Benefits of Bitters

Bitters…have you ever tried them? Do you know what the benefits of bitters are? I am here to tell ya! Bitter is a flavor that many Americans think is wrong. You hear all the time, “yuck too bitter!”, “needs more sugar” ad stuff like that. We NEED that flavor in our diet. America loves their sweets … Continue Reading

What’s Happening At The Farm

It has been awhile since I updated what is growing in the garden and the woods and any critter news so I went out and took some new pictures to SHOW you what’s happening! 🙂 I tried a few new medicinal plants this years, some worked and some not so good. I am not the … Continue Reading

What's Happening At The Farm

It has been awhile since I updated what is growing in the garden and the woods and any critter news so I went out and took some new pictures to SHOW you what’s happening! 🙂 I tried a few new medicinal plants this years, some worked and some not so good. I am not the … Continue Reading

Learning Herbalism Together

Learning Herbalism together as a community! A couple years back, I started my journey into the herbalism world. At first, I learned there were medicinal benefits for certain foods that we ate like garlic, ginger, tumeric, cayenne, in general, spices. Then a medicinal plant or berry here and there interested me. Eventually, I became obsessed…yep…OBSESSED!!! … Continue Reading

Fun With Fungi

Continuing from my earlier post, I am going to tell you all about the classes we took at the conference last weekend. I have this strong urge to do mushroom logs and it is crazy because I don’t love mushrooms, hubby does but me…just kind of like them! Oh well, really just another skill I … Continue Reading

30 Day Fitness Challenge

Being a homesteader means doing a bunch of chores on the farm including raking, digging, clearing, cutting down trees and brush, shoveling poop, carrying hay bales, feed bags, cleaning, you name it! Lately, I have been feeling, well alittle bit lacking in strength…I guess you could say. My back and neck have some issues anyway … Continue Reading

Mom,is there spinach in these cookies?

You know you are a homestead when…your child comes in the room with a box of cookies and says, “Mom, is there spinach in these cookies?” Ok you gotta know me, yes I have hidden spinach in cookies, well really brownies, and blueberries and chickpeas and whatever healthy ingredient I could possibly slip into the … Continue Reading

Herb Walk

This past weekend I went camping with the Lazy B Ladies Homestead Group and we had a blast as always! We camped on a beautiful 600 acre farm up in Carnesville, thanks to our good friend Lynn and her parents. On Sunday the group, led by Andrea’s brother, Butch took us on a learning adventure … Continue Reading

Farm Work Never Stops…

I have not blogged in over a week because I threw out my back and neck! Uggghhhh!!! I am not used to sitting still or laying still for so long and I am itching to get back to work BUT doctor’s orders no lifting or working for a few more days. So here’s the scoop … Continue Reading

Stocking My Apothecary

Last night I had a wonderful time at our Ladies Homestead Gathering! A few times per year, we do a medicinal swap and for last night we swapped first aid items. Each of us made 15 herbal remedies so we went home with 15 different remedies to stock our apothecary. Much better than a cookies … Continue Reading