As anyone with a front yard knows, Dandelions are not hard to grow. Thriving in many conditions and popping back up when you try to get rid of them, Dandelions are incredibly healthy and a herb it is easier to work with than against. While the modern image of a perfectly groomed lawn includes none […]
Gardeners and farmers have hard-working hands that need a little TLC at the end of a long day. This homemade hand cream helps moisturize and soothe rough, achy hands. The best part is that it only takes minutes to make a batch and it lasts a long time. After buying the initial supplies, this hand […]
Easy to make, and almost completely free! Use a common weed to make delicious, bright, refreshing summer wine.
Dandelions are spring magic to me. Their Latin name is Taraxacum officinale and they are diuretic, laxative, nutritive, alkalinizer, cooling and even a digestive stimulant. The sunshiney yellow blossoms are so cheerful, so joyous that I can hardly believe that they are considered by many to be weeds. As a first food for bees and […]
Do you have the Dandelion Mind? Most homesteaders do. Having the Dandelion Mind means seeing beauty in things and people that not everyone appreciates.
Fall is the perfect time to harvest medicinal roots as most of the plants’ energies have moved from the leaves back into the roots. Dandelion and Valerian are easy to harvest, easy to dry and/or tincture, and have multiple healing uses around the homestead.