Archive of ‘Herbs’ category

Daisy & Sausage Flowers

| Cattle, Herbs, In the Barnyard, Jersey cattle

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I’ve been writing here for what? Over six years now? A fact that, in and of itself is insane to me, but that’s not the point. The point is I’ve learned over 6 years that from time to time, for sundry reasons, I don’t write or rather can’t write. Sometimes it’s doubt. No one wants […] Read more…


Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Sweet Lemon Honey & Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe

| Herbs, natural health and beauty, natural remedies

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Sweet Lemon Honey & Thyme Cough Syrup is a wonderful, homemade cough syrup recipe that will help you or your kids stop coughing the next time you come down with a cold. What I love the best about this remedy is that I can make it quickly with a handful of simple ingredients found in […] Read more…


~8 Culinary Herbs for the Shade Garden~

| garden, Herbs, In the Garden


It’s said the best place for the kitchen herb garden is… well… right outside the kitchen. But not every garden space near the kitchen is an ideal location for growing herbs because they would be in shade. Such is the case in my new home. There will be no skipping outdoors and snipping fresh oregano […] Read more…


~The Fall Garden~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Herbs, In the Garden, sweet potatoes


It would seem that I’ve topped my month-late August garden update with a two month-late September and October garden update. For the purpose of journaling/record-keeping here is how we fared the last couple of months-  {Main Garden} {Early September}{Early October}{Mid-October}{Late October}{Corn & Pumpkin} {Early September}{Late September}{Early October}{Fall Garden #1}   Kale, Mangel Beets, Parisian Carrots, Purple […] Read more…

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~2012 Garden: August~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Herbs, In the Garden, Pests


The herb garden.  Slowly, but surely,  coming along.  {week one} {week two} {week three} {week four} August brought with it  ~the close of the cucumber harvest,  ~the largest onion & potato yields to date,  ~the early trickling in of peppers, tomatoes, and green beans,  ~parsnip seed was collected for next season, ~ a fall garden […] Read more…

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~Nothing Compares~

| Herbs, In the Garden, motherhood, quotes, seedlings


We’re the first culture that views children as liabilities instead of assets. All cultures in history viewed children as a blessing. Today we talk about the cost of raising a child. You know, this is the first generation which the average child has not had domestic chores… kids used to grow up weeding the garden, […] Read more…

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~Week 20~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Herbs, just a photo


5/13- First chive blossoms… Rebekah (2 next week) found them at some point and her little baby breath hasn’t been sweet since.  5/14 & 5/15- I succeeded in continuing to fail at this little challenge I’ve made for myself.  5/16-Only five more feet of pathway to go. Surely we’d be finished by now if nearly […] Read more…

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~An Herbal Garden Update~

| garden plans, Herbs, In the Garden


Despite feeling inspired this spring, my herbal aspirations didn’t amount to much this year. The herbs and edible flowers I tried to start from seed in the window boxes seemed as though their growth was stagnated causing discouragement followed by a failure to keep them watered which, of course, led to their eventual death. I […] Read more…

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~A Little Herbal Garden Inspiration~

| Herbs, In the Garden


I’ve been searching for a little herbal garden inspiration lately as I shift back and forth between simply adding herbs to my perennial gardens or delegating a piece of our land exclusively to the purpose of growing herbs.  At this time I’m leaning toward… both.  I’ll continue to add to my perennial gardens as always, […] Read more…

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