In the Garden – What Every Gardener Needs – a Journal!!

If you want to minimize failure and maximize fun and success, then keeping a Garden Journal is one of your most valuable tools! Continue reading “In the Garden – What Every Gardener Needs – a Journal!!”

Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter

Did you know studies have shown Elderberry can significantly reduce symptoms of Continue reading “Elderberry – the Natural Cold & Flu Fighter”

Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle

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”


The fields and hills are a table constantly spread.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Isn’t that a lovely quote? Yet, I wonder how many of you truly understand it and how it relates to prepping.   Continue reading “Foraging”

Wild Wednesday

Here at Misty Meadows, Wednesday’s are all about being… Wild! Re-wilding. Wildcrafting. Exploring the wilds of our homestead.

Today we’re going to talk about Continue reading “Wild Wednesday”

Foraging Friday – Blue Elderberries

The other day Mr. Misty was out hunting and he brought back a present. No, it wasn’t a buck, but it was Continue reading “Foraging Friday – Blue Elderberries”