For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking

Making Medicine At Home

For a live video go to Hollyberry Herb Farm on Facebook An Herbal Tincture is a method of preserving the medicinal attributes of an herb in such a way will allow you to use the herbs long after their season is gone.  As I have said before, the more herbs you eat, the healthier you… Continue reading Making Medicine At Home

Faith, Homemaking, island life, Marriage Mondays

Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Today is our Anniversary!  27 years ago I made the best decision of my life! As I sit here and think about what had transpired over these years, I am in awe. There is a phrase I like to use about Tony when people are talking about marriage and so forth- "Just as the sun… Continue reading Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking

Help For Reoccuring Ear Infections

As I mentioned in my previous post,  my second daughter had a terrible time as an infant and toddler with ear infections.  At that time, I knew nothing of alternative medicine or holistic healing so I did what the vast majority of mothers do- I took her to the pediatrician.  He, then did what most… Continue reading Help For Reoccuring Ear Infections

Family Fun, Homemaking

DIY Keepsake Ornaments

As I spoke about in a previous post, the children are given a new ornament each year.  I try to buy the ornaments while on our summer vacations, but to be honest that is hard to do sometimes.  If I was content with buying a mass produced ornament at a big box store it would… Continue reading DIY Keepsake Ornaments

Family Fun, Homemaking

Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

When Cheyenne was about 3, a wonderful lady shared about buying ornaments for her grandchildren to hang on the "cousins tree" in her house.  Each Christmas the cousins would all come over and were given a new ornament to go on the tree and would then decorate the tree with ornaments from years past.  I… Continue reading Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

Faith, Family Fun, Homemaking

Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm

I love Christmas time- I have a  desire to bake, cook, clean, decorate, and wrap gifts tied up with lots of ribbon that sparkles that I am just unable to suppress.  I do get some help from the kids, but mostly its just me and I love it.  Tony enjoys my creations, especially those emerging… Continue reading Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm

Family Fun, Homemaking, Homesteading, Parenting

Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’

This past July I sweated profusely as I put 30 pumpkin seedlings in the ground.  I didn't mind the heat or the sweat because in my mind I could see my children, my nieces, and little cousins picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch not from a bin or pile at the store, but from a… Continue reading Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’

All Year Round, For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homemaking, Recipes

Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

As I left out on my morning run, for the first time this year I wore a hooded sweatshirt over my t-shirt and wind-pants with a cap on my head.  For us here in East Texas, that is just almost cold.  I could see my breath but there was no frost on the ground, just… Continue reading Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homemaking, Homesteading, Recipes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes.  The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top.  While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did  and do not.  Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

Homemaking, Homesteading, Organic Gardening, Recipes

The Best Things In Life Are Free

Oh, summertime.  One of the first signs that summer has arrived, other than every item of clothing on your person being soaked with sweat- and I mean all your clothing- is the arrival of dewberries.  These are a variety of blackberries- not as big and not quite as sweet as the cultivated varieties but they… Continue reading The Best Things In Life Are Free