How to Make a Herbal Salve

How to Make a Herbal Salve

This post is LONG overdue and for that I apologize; but it’s finally here! Today I am going to guide you through making your very own herbal salves. This is probably my most popular workshop and if you are local to me check out my events calendar to see when... read more
Renting Your Homestead – The Good & The Bad

Renting Your Homestead – The Good & The Bad

Living out your homestead dream may seem impossible or far fetched.  It’s easy to want this lifestyle so bad and to get discouraged when you think you can’t have it… now or ever. For some, renting your homestead may seem like a failure or something... read more

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Renting Your Homestead – The Good & The Bad

Living out your homestead dream may seem impossible or far fetched.  It’s easy to want this lifestyle so bad and to get discouraged when you think you can’t have it… now or ever. For some, renting your homestead may seem like a failure or something... read more

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite storage crops. Despite their name they are actually low on the glycemic index and quite versatile. I’ve used them to make anything from a roasted root vegetable dish to chocolate chip cookies. Their amazing ability to store... read more

How to Make a Herbal Salve

This post is LONG overdue and for that I apologize; but it’s finally here! Today I am going to guide you through making your very own herbal salves. This is probably my most popular workshop and if you are local to me check out my events calendar to see when... read more

How to Make Elderberry Gummies

School has started and so have the sniffles. Without fail Monkey got a cold/runny nose during the first week of school. While we love elderberry syrup, what is a crunchy mama to do during the school hours? I can’t very well send a jar and spoon with him... read more

Healthy Herbal Habits for Your Coffee Ritual

Is it possible to make a habit like coffee drinking healthier? Can you incorporate herbs and healthier habits into your morning cup of Joe? It sure is and I’ll show you how. I started drinking coffee when my son was born. I managed to get through four years of... read more

Zesty Bread and Butter Pickles

I’ve really been branching out in my canning over the last few years and these bread and butter pickles are one of my branches. I didn’t grow up in a pickle family – meaning that it wasn’t really something we served or had as a side dish. It... read more

Panko Fried Green Tomatoes

Last summer I discovered fried green tomatoes and what a glorious discovery it was! It came out of necessity as I had over a hundred green tomatoes and an impending frost. Thankfully I also discovered a great relish recipe and a chili recipe – all that used... read more

Building a Double Burner Rocket Stove

One of our major homestead goals is self sufficiency and self reliance. This concept is broad and far reaching, encompassing many things such as cooking from scratch, growing/raising your own food, making medicines and not being reliant on city provided commodities... read more

Harvesting, Curing and Storing Garlic

It’s mid to late July here in southern Ontario and in our zone 5a garden this is when we start to think about pulling up that garlic we planted in the fall. Garlic is a staple in our family – we simply adore this aromatic wonder. I’m one of those... read more

Homemade Natural Deodorant

I’m so excited to revamp this post for you folks since I have a brand new deodorant recipe that I am IN LOVE with. Making your own natural deodorant has the benefits of being frugal and practical. You are able to control the ingredients you use and therefore... read more

Herbal Infused Oils

Most of us are familiar with using herbs for cooking or in a nice steaming mug of tea; however the uses for medicinal plants go far beyond tea bags and dried out bottles of oregano.  One of the easiest and more versatile uses for herbs is in the making of infused... read more