For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

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 will be.  However, at certain times of the year, certain herbs… Continue reading Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

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

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Grasshoppers & NOLO Bait

I once read in a gardening book that grasshoppers are usually present but don't do much in the way of damage.  I thought, "You have got to be kidding!  There is a place on earth where grasshoppers don't do damage?!"  If there is a place- it is certainly not in Texas.  Here, grasshoppers give a… Continue reading Grasshoppers & NOLO Bait

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Just To Be Straight With You..

If you are growing your own greens, such as Kale, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Or Chard, I am going to level with you- at some point you are going to find a worm in your pot.  No matter how many times you wash them and how thoroughly you pick over the greens at some point… Continue reading Just To Be Straight With You..

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Choosing Seedlings

Each year I encounter folks who want to know why their seedling died or simply state the "I cannot grow anything". I hate hear these words!  The main reason that people fail at gardening is not because they can not grow things or that they are lacking in ability, it is because they start with… Continue reading Choosing Seedlings

Homesteading

Our First Wholesale Customer!

Spring is such a busy time around any farm.  With all the clearing and planting that needs to be done it can be crazy.  When your business is one that involves selling the plants to the folks who are busy planting, spring business can take on a whole new dimension.  One of the goals of… Continue reading Our First Wholesale Customer!

All Year Round, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Garlic & Texas

As we get out and about now selling our herbs a Farmer's Markets and Garden Festivals, I am frequently asked if I have any garlic.  When I ask questions to clarify just what the customer is looking for, I am surprised that they are looking for seedlings so that they can grow their own Garlic. … Continue reading Garlic & Texas

Homesteading, Organic Gardening, Random Thoughts

Potatoes In A Tower

If you are trying to remove GMO products from your diet, one of the must go items is potatoes.  These have been GMO for years.  So, as we are working daily to eat better, eat real food and eat local- it was time to grow potatoes.  Now, according to my  great-grandfather Valentine's Day is not… Continue reading Potatoes In A Tower

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Making Hard Cheese- A Great Class

I spent Saturday at Falster Farms in Winnsboro, Texas learning how to make hard cheese.  Nancy Falster taught the class and she and her husband, Karl, own and operate Falster Farms- a sustainable family farm growing food that is "fit to eat."  These are great people who are passionate about living in such a way… Continue reading Making Hard Cheese- A Great Class