Perfect Tyme for Thyme

By Lora Krall Perfect Tyme for Thyme | Herbal Living Winter is cold, full of sickness and not much energy, it is the perfect tyme for thyme! The Greek word for thyme was said to mean “fumigate” for its strong balsamic odor.  It was often used as an incense to dispel illness and germs in …

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The Second Step in Providing Your Own Food

Let’s dig deeper into this subject so that you can fully understand the types of foods you select to produce/raise for your family and friends.  Below is the graph you saw in the previous post, with the daily caloric needs filled in for each person and then the totals. Daunting?  Yes… Do not worry.  Now …

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10 Essential Oils Your Skin Will Thank You For

Discover why these natural oils are nature's gift to skin! Content sponsored by Derma E Essential oils are all-natural solutions for all skin types. There are hundreds of oils out there that help to revitalize your skin, leaving you with a youthful glow, even skin tone, and free of fine lines and wrinkles. The following …

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5 Odd, Old-Time ‘Folk Remedies’ That Really DO WORK

Written by: Tammy Robinson If you are like me, you probably had mom or grandma say to you, “Oh, honey, you don’t need a doctor or drugs. You just need a little old-fashioned medicine!” She then would promptly give me something that sounded a bit strange, but she often was right. It would fix the …

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What You Need to Know About Valerian

We use Valerian daily and nightly... Our very handsome dog, Bear, has epilepsy.  To treat his epilepsy, he receives 530 mg of Valerian and Skullcap (which I will review later on... ) every day.  Valerian, with its anti-spasmodic qualities, has been a Godsend for Bear.  He used to be on pharmaceutical drugs which damaged his …

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Spring Garden Checklist

The First Step in Providing for Your Own Food

"Let's start at the very beginning.... It's a very good place to start..."  -- Yes, I am singing the "Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi" song in my head as I am writing this.   Want to provide your own food?  Want to start your food planning process, but do not know where to begin?  This should …

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Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Okay everyone, I am now entering a zone which is a passion of mine; Baking Bread!  Those who know me well understand that I am a good cook, but baking is a challenge for me.  It's because of all the details and measurements...    I love to experiment and cooking is my creative outlet -- hence, …

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Birdie Hygiene

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] We all enjoy a good bath, right?  Well your birds are no different.  They enjoy preening, bathing and cleaning themselves as well.  It is an important natural behavior which keeps your birds healthy and happy. Waterfowl (Ducks Bathing) Ducks, geese and other waterfowl bath similar to the …

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Making Homemade Medicine

Use this guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies, and add medicine-making to your self-sufficiency repertoire. By Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM    March/April 2017 Making our own herbal medicines and body-care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, …

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12 Life Lessons Learned From The Great Depression

In the last couple of years, I have uttered to myself, "worst since the Great Depression" far too often for my liking.  Frankly, it makes me nervous.  The remedy to calm my nerves is homesteading. As homesteaders, or those of us who aspire to be, self reliance is our direction.  I believe it is important …

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