[This post has been updated since it originally ran in January 2017]
My grandpa was a Midwest farm boy and even after he grew up and made a life for himself in southern California, the farm boy never left him. He always had a garden and much to the annoyance of his neighbors (and the county) he Continue reading “In the Garden – Grow a Year’s Worth of Produced”
When you love someone, you are never really prepared to lose them. Continue reading “Homestead Buzz – Deafening Silence”
Did you know studies have shown Elderberry can significantly reduce symptoms of Continue reading “Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter”
Our property has an abundance of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica). If you’re not familiar with this powerhouse plant, Nettle is known to increase energy and nourish the skin, hair, nails, adrenal and lymphatic systems, digestive tract, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and prostate. Those suffering from Continue reading “Wildcraft Wednesday – Nettle Seeds”
Ouch! If you’re a hiker, forager or outdoor enthusiast, you may have run into Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) and have the welts to show for it.
The plant has small hair-like stingers containing a compound called, Formic Acid, similar to the compounds found in some insect stings. For some folks, this amounts to minor skin irritation, lasting several hours, while others may experience Continue reading “Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle”
I love this time of year, everything is beginning to bud and bloom. One of my favorite buds are those of the Cottonwood Tree. The Cottonwood (Populus spp.) is a deciduous tree native to North American, Europe and Asia and is related to the Continue reading “Cottonwood – Riparian Healer”