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”
Learning to use herbs naturally in the kitchen is best begun with the simplest of dishes. Add some life to a condiment you use every day by making yours an herbal butter dish! Here are some ideas for compound herbal butters. Continue reading “The Herbal Butter Dish”
Here’s the recipe for the compound herbal butter Rosemary Butter with Lemon Balm and Chives! Continue reading “Herbal Butter”
Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world? Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances? Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle? Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper? Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?
Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.
Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here! Be sure to read to the end for a special offer…
If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin. Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime. Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them. Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”
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”
Natural Weed and Feed for goats – that’s what this post is about. Not official sounding enough? Alright, how about Natural Dietary Supplements for Goats. Continue reading “Natural Dietary Supplements for Goats”