Using All of the Harvest

As a homesteader, I am always trying to figure out ways to use things before they go to the landfill or compost pile. While I love that all of the nutrients from my home grown produce can go to nourishing the compost that eventually nourishes my family, I have always loved just the simple idea […]

Keeping Flies Out of the Rabbit Hutch Naturally

Keeping animals outdoors often means a gathering of pesky flies in our barn, yard, or both. Flies are an inevitability as we move into the spring and summer months, and keeping flies out of the rabbit hutch is a job not to be taken lightly. Rabbits are especially vulnerable to swarms of flies because they […]

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 […]

Sprouting Fodder to Boost Protein + 7 Day Sprouting System

As y’all probably have gathered, I am on a quest to learn how to mix my own feed for my animals. Along with the mixing of the feed, however, there are supplements to give. For instance, goats are prone to copper deficiency, so their diet must be supplemented with goat minerals. Laying chickens need a […]

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 […]

Beyond Aspiring Herbalist {and a FREE herbal eBook!}

Are you an aspiring herbalist? I am, and I want to go beyond just aspiring to be an herbalist–I want to BE one. Here’s why. I want to be an herbalist because I want to know what to do when my family has minor medical issues to deal with–or, God forbid, a disaster. I want […]

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