If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be? Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”
How do you do the work of the homestead when it hurts? What about babies, surgeries, mental health days and just aging joints? Here’s a little advice for broken body homesteading. Continue reading “Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On”
While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active. An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen. Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics. These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.
Would you like to boost your Vitamin C intake for the sickly winter months, but want to avoid commercial products that may or may not be effectively absorbed by your body? Sweeten up your Vitamin C and your day by enjoying a simple cup of rosehip tea. Continue reading “Rosehip Tea: Sweet Vitamin C”
I’m always looking for good resources for teaching children about herbs and herbal medicine. We grow herbs and make herbal medicines and the kids are involved in all that; it’s so vital to their education and appreciation of the healing power of plants. I also need fun, creative ways to formally teach principles. Here are some of our favorite herbal education resources for children.
Have you heard of The Herbal Academy’s new online resource for all things herbal? Here is our review of Herbarium and what every herb lover can expect to find there.
Continue reading “Herbarium – A Review of HANE’s New Site”
Do you suffer from restlessness? Yeast overgrowth? Illness? Here are some herbal combinations made from medicinal plants to aid your body while it heals itself.
A very good question was posed to me lately – “What do I do with all this mint?!” Come learn how to grow it, how to contain it and how to use. Mint: the herb every gardener loves to hate. Continue reading “Got Mint?”
If you’re spending too much money on herbal supplement capsules at the health food store, try making your own! With some very simple equipment, powdered herbs and about an hour, you can make a stash of supplement capsules that will help you stay healthy. Continue reading “DIY Supplement Capsules”
Why don’t herbs always work to heal? What am I doing wrong? Are doctors bad? Here’s a little discussion on why medicinal herbs don’t always work. Continue reading “Why Herbs Don’t Always Work”