Just keep working…

I have felt a lot like Dory recently, only I have been working and not swimming. Yesterday I worked on a couple more lip balms and last night I labeled them. I made some vanilla lip balms. My daughters loved these so much that…

My Momma was Crunchy before Crunchy was Cool

  I found myself asking the same question after a friend on Facebook added me to a “Crunchy Mom” group.  According to the Urban Dictionary, this is the definition… Crunchy Mom A member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies. They generally believe…

Garlic Honey 

Garlic and honey are both highly antiseptic. This combination can be used topically on staph and other infections, or spread on toast to stimulate healing! Ingredients: 6 cloves raw garlic 1/4 cup raw honey Sterilized, dry glass jar and lid Directions Finely grate raw…

Homemade Garlic Powder 

The garlic growing around our tree, some green garlic, and my garlic harvest. When we moved into our home, back in the summer of 2007, we had no idea what was growing around our tree. We figured it was some sort of flower. Our…

Homesteading 

What is Homesteading? “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. Modern homesteaders often…

Wildcrafting 

  What is Wildcrafting? “Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or “wild” habitat, for food or medicinal purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. Ethical considerations are often…

Gardening for the first time…

It was in the fall of  2015 when I decided to plant a spring/summer garden. My goal was to feed my family fresh fruits and veggies all summer long, preserve and can foods for winter, save lots of money, and steer clear of chemicals….