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5 Wild Herbs to Forage For This Spring

Forage for wild spring herbs to kick off the growing season!  Learn how to identify and harvest chickweed, dandelion, stinging nettle, violets, and common yard daisy to use for food and medicine! Foraging for Wild Spring Herbs I grow weary…

Much Ado About Elderflower

Divine, ethereal elderflowers delight every sense. An elderflower liqueur and elderflower and honey ice cream might send you into a blissful wonderland. Elderflowers really tickle my fancy. Our unseasonably warm and dry spring has brought on the elderflowers and the…

Cottonwood Buds: Balm of Gilead & Tincture

Wildcrafted cottonwood buds are fragrant and healing. Learn to identify, harvest and prepare your own Balm of Gilead and medicinal cottonwood bud tincture! I spend a lot of time on the homestead.  My daily routine consists of farm work, housework,…

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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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