Family Fun, Farmgirl Daily, Random Thoughts, Recipes

There May Be Snow, But The Seasons Have Changed: A Different Kind Of Snow Day With A Hot Chocolate Recipe

I love snow days, I always have.  Once we began the farm, snow days were certainly different from the snow days where we just got to bundle up and watch movies.  Making sure the animals have water, shelter, and extra feed can take away from the pleasure at times, but it also brings its own… Continue reading There May Be Snow, But The Seasons Have Changed: A Different Kind Of Snow Day With A Hot Chocolate Recipe

Farm Fresh Food, Recipes

Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

Just two seasons ago I had know idea what to do with Swiss Chard.  But, I bought some because it is so beautiful- and it is pretty enough to be grown for gorgeous foliage all on its own.  But it would be just silly to not harvest and eat those beautiful leaves. One cup of… Continue reading Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

Body Care, Faith

Hello, Again & Here Is To A Healthy New Year

Much has been going on behind the scenes in this first month of 2014, new projects are on the horizon and old ones have been refined.  The cold has kept us on our toes as the time to start our seedlings is upon us.  Every time I feel like whining about the weather I just… Continue reading Hello, Again & Here Is To A Healthy New Year

All Year Round, Farm Fresh Food, 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

Farm Fresh Food, For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

How To Make Herbal Tea

Cool weather makes one want a nice cup of hot tea, and an herbal tea will not only warm the soul but it will boost your immune system as well. To Make A Tea: Place one teaspoon of dried herbs in a  tea bag, a tea egg, or loose in a cup and pour hot… Continue reading How To Make Herbal Tea

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

Body Care, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role.  The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine.  One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant.… Continue reading Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

Farm Fresh Food, Organic Gardening, Recipes

For the love of Salsa!

This is a post from the archives, but Cheyenne made a batch of salsa yesterday and she just nailed it.  That Salsa is so good, it needed to be shared again!   Me & Cheyenne (drinking bubbly apple juice) Cheyenne and I share a lot of things.  For instance, neither one of us can hide… Continue reading For the love of Salsa!

Farm Fresh Food, 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

Homesteading, Recipes

Electrolytes For Livestock

When I need to give an animal electrolytes this is the recipe I use: Electrolytes 1 quart of water- boil and let it cool Dandelion greens and roots- place in the water after it has come to a boil, the herbs will steep as the water cools, strain before mixing with the rest of the… Continue reading Electrolytes For Livestock