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Meet the Nitty Gritty Mama, Devon!

I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More

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  • I am excitedly waiting for my blueberries to ripen this year so that I can make another batch of this amazing blueberry lavender jam.  It is a family favorite and absolutely delicious!
Tap link in bio for link to recipe. 
#jam #edibleflowers #lavender #blueberry  #blueberries #canning #canningseason #preservation #homestead #homesteading
https://nittygrittylife.com/blueberry-lavender-jam/
  • This one is dedicated to my husband.  Father and stepfather to our clan of wild ones.  Happy Father’s Day to him and all the other dads out there.
Freshly caught salmon makes a delicious cold cured salmon with this easy method!
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#linecaught #freshlycaught #fishing #fishingthepnw #salmon #coldcuresalmon #curedsalmon #gravlax #gravlaxsalmon
https://nittygrittylife.com/how-to-make-cold-cured-salmon/
  • 🥳It’s GIVEAWAY TIME again🥳
I’m teaming up with some of my best herbal and brewing friends to bring you this amazing giveaway! One lucky winner will win a copy of these five awesome books: Artisanal Small Batch Brewing by Amber Shehan, The Backyard Herbal Apothecary by Devon Young, Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti by Jereme Zimmerman, and Healing Herbal Infusions by Colleen Codekas.

To enter: 🌿 Like this photo 🌱 Follow all of these accounts:
@growforagecookferment
@nittygrittymama
@amberpixiespocket
@jeremezimm 🥂 Comment with your favorite herb to use when homebrewing and tag a friend or two who might be interested in this giveaway! ✨

Winner will be chosen on Monday morning. Open to US and Canada residents only. This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram.⁣⁣
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#healingherbalinfusions #artisanalsmallbatchbrewing #backyardherbalapothecary #makemeadlikeaviking #brewbeerlikeayeti #herbalism #homebrewing #brewing #herbalbrew #herbalmedicine #foraging #forageandbrew #wildcrafting #herbalgiveaway #mead
  • We just survived the first heat wave (and I do mean survived- we had a well/water problem) and my attention has turned to all things summer. 
Aloe is one of my favorite plants for seasonal concerns like sunburns and bug bites.  BUT, I hate buying it and hate trying to find the bottle when the need arises (with a big household, NOTHING is where you put it last). But, I always know where my houseplant is!
Grow your own aloe and learn how to harvest and preserve its cooling, soothing gel!
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#aloevera #aloebarbadensis #herbs #herbalmedicine #medicinalherbs #homeapothecary #houseplant #herbalism #growyourownmedicine 
https://nittygrittylife.com/how-to-grow-harvest-preserve-fresh-aloe-vera/
  • It's been grueling... These last few days of the school year, finishing book #2, and trying to get the homestead in reasonable order before the throng of summer visitors arrive.
My basic self care has been suffering.  I don't know when I attempted to look anything more than "socially acceptable" or "publicly decent."
And my 40 year old skin was suffering for it.  Wind whipped, sun reddened, dull, rough and lifeless.
Then I remembered that I had a few jars of this oil cleanser hidden away.
What a difference!  My skin is so much happier!
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#homemadeskincare #homemade#naturalskincare #oilcleansing #oilcleanser #skincare #allnatural #allnaturalbeauty
https://nittygrittylife.com/best-cleansing-oil/
  • Seriously, jasmine tea... It's dreamy!
Did you know that you infuse black tea with fresh jasmine blossoms for this most lovely of teas?
Learn how to choose the right types of jasmine to make your jasmine tea at home with this post!
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#jasmine #polyanthum #garden #tea #jasminetea 
https://nittygrittylife.com/how-to-make-jasmine-tea/
  • Let’s put oats in focus...
This is very important crop for food, medicine, and even soil health.  Learn how to grow, identify and harvest oats by tapping link in bio and clicking on this photo for post.
#oats #avenasativa #milkyoats #growyourfood #growyourownmedicine #gardner #sustainability #sustainable #regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #sustainableliving
https://nittygrittylife.com/grow-forage-harvest-medicinal-oats/
  • I love the native ninebark in our woods.  We’ve been slowing pulling back the invasive blackberries to reveal a stunning native riparian landscape.  It is a long process, but little by little we are uncovering the natural diversity of our landscape.
#ninebark #nativeplants #riparianarea #creekside #woodland #biodiversity #reclaimingthehomestead #wildlandscape #wildplants
  • I am just starting to see the first elderflower blooms topping the highest limbs of the wild elders. Perhaps it is time to make these most ethereal of wildcrafted confections: elderflower marshmallows.
Sweet food for the fairies. Sweet food for the mere mortals.
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#fairyfood #elderflower #elderflowermarshmallow #confectionery #wildfood #wildfoodlove
https://nittygrittylife.com/elderflower-marshmallows/

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