The Cooling Off the Barn Saga, Part 2

Here in the Inland Empire, we can get some pretty hot temperatures in the summer time. So hot that the animals are stressed enough to make us stressed! When that happens, it’s time to get to work. As you may remember, I had been working on cooling off the barn in hopes to make an […]

Cheap and Easy Drip Waterers for Your Garden

Here in SoCal, we are experiencing those summer scorching middle-of-the-day temperatures that cause our garden plants so much stress. My poor water-loving squash plants are no longer satisfied with my drought-friendly Monday-Wednesday-Friday drip-watering scheduling that I’ve been employing. I’ve had to think up another plan to keep them hydrated on my off-watering days. This idea […]

Get Organized! MYO Control Center for Your Farmstead

Overwhelmed by all you have to do on your farm? In your home? Getting organized can be easy if you just take control. How do you take control if you are already feeling out of control? Get organized! Let’s face it–homesteading, farming, or whatever it is you do along those lines is busy work! There […]

The Cooling off the Barn Saga, Part 1

I love a barn. I mean REALLY. Ever since my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Warner, read Charlotte’s Web to the class, I have been somewhat enamored with barns. I don’t really care what they look like, but if there are hay and animals in there, I love it. After all, that’s where Fern took care […]

Organizing and Storing Your Herbs

I’m a collector of things. If I’m interested in it, if I use it regularly, if I like it enough, I collect it. Since my study of herbs got underweigh, I’ve been collecting them by the bag and using them to make lots of great things like herbal teas, arnica balm, and of course, using […]

Arnica Balm for Pain

I am a huge sissy when it comes to pain. I mean, seriously, the older I get, the more pain there seems to be. And I have another confession–even as an aspiring herbalist, I haven’t found a proper way to deal with all of the aches and pains that I encounter, but I am working […]

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