I am trying to get back to the old medicine. The way things were before doctors got big bonuses and freebies from big pharma. Herbal medicine, food as medicine, healthy lifestyle and natural remedies. I am just beginning on this journey but I have made a start in basic herbal remedies. Medicinal herbs are essentials […]
Calendula is the first flower that I ever grew as a city girl. It got me hooked and now we are full-time herb gardeners and homesteaders. This lovely flower is super simple to grow, very hardy and has SO many medicinal benefits. Today we take you through the harvesting process, seed saving and also 6+ […]
As those dog days of summer start to roll around, it’s always nice to put your feet up and relax. You have probably been busy working on landscaping and gardening all season long. You deserve a break from all of the outdoor chores. Why not lay back in the hammock or sit on the patio […]
If you’ve ventured into the world of herbal medicine you’ve probably heard of Valerian. Known for it’s sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use! That’s actually a very funny fact because the valerian flowers smell quite nice, in fact they […]
15 different ways to use lavender – beyond potpourri.
Herbs, in general, are one of the easiest types of plants to grow. Many will happily grow in a container on your windowsill or patio. Start with plants that you purchase at your local home improvement or nursery, and you’ll have plenty of homegrown herbs for your holiday dinners! Want to grow your own herbs […]