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Micro-Farming Techniques for Any Size Yard or Garden

No matter the size of your yard or garden, micro-farming techniques from The Suburban Micro-Farm book can offer productive and attractive solutions to maximize your efforts! Would you believe me if I told you that I have had just as many,…

Reclaiming the Homestead: Renovation Reality 101

Reclaiming our homestead from years of neglect & terrible previous “fixes” makes for a harsh renovation reality check, but moments of great hope and joy. Folks, this ain’t no HGTV show.  I depart for the theme of my standard homestead-y,…

Nervine Herbs: Hops for Relaxation & a Restful Night’s Sleep

Hops, best known for beer-making, is actually a premier herb for relaxation. Make a hops pillow sachet with other sedating herbs for a deep & restful sleep. Hops (Humulus lupulus) Energetics: cool/dry Therapeutic Actions: anodyne, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, astringent, diuretic,…

10 Medicinal Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape

Planting medicinal trees and shrubs in your home landscape turns your yard into a holistic farm-macy! Here are ten wonderful medicinal to consider for your herbal medicine use! I have always been a plant person.  I recently came across this…

Grass Fed Homemade Butter

Grass fed homemade butter is a remarkable treat made from spring cream. Butter loaded with nutrients and flavor, makes “churning” your own worth the effort! I must admit that this spring has been pretty good for the garden and pastures….

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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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