Every year the Holistic Homestead hosts a Wildcrafting Party to meet some of our local edible and medicinal plants that grow wild and free in the Colorado Rockies at our homestead 9,200 feet above sea level. In this article you will see some of the highlights of how we teach Wildcrafting with herbalist Kate Miller […]
What is mullein? Why keep it on hand? Here’s is why and how we keep mullein in the pantry – just in case. This one item takes very little time to preserve and is great to have on hand in the event of illness. Click on over and have a look.
Have a few minutes on a sunny afternoon, and maybe a gaggle of kids to keep entertained? Send them out to pick some honeysuckle flowers and make some honeysuckle-infused sugar. Easy as pie, and a delicious addition to the baking pantry!
If you have oak trees near you, then you have access to a great bounty of food and medicine. If you want to learn more about how to take advantage of all the oak has to offer, here is an introduction to identifying oak trees, best harvesting practices, preperation and the many beneficial properties of […]
Foragers are a varied crowd. Among them, you will find hard core botanists, nature nerds, homesteaders, chefs, herbalists, philosophers, and fortune tellers, to name a few, and many of them have excellent blogs. How to choose the “best”? They are the ones with great photos and illustrations, with good information that adds to what’s already […]
A simple little jelly made from an infusion of edible wildflowers foraged from my yard! Learn about edible flowers that you can use, and the recipe that made this a delightful taste of summer that I look forward to opening in the middle of winter.