Category Archives: herbal healing

Fermentation

Am a big believer in fermented foods, always have been, even before it became a thing – because I didn’t know it was fermented??? Unfortunately, I live with someone who is not. as a matter of fact, his food choices … Continue reading

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Oat milk

Gave up cow milk decades ago, and had used Almond Milk up until a few years ago, except for Holidays when Almond Nog comes out.  On the rare occasions when Milk was called for in a recipe used a little … Continue reading

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ginger

had bought some raw ginger to make ginger ale and purposefully chose a big root so I could possibly plant some too.  Well, that was more than a week ago and look what I found off that root!  broke off … Continue reading

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10 day update

  Planted on may 23, today is June 3.  Yes, they were planted fairly deep and for the first week, the night time temps were dropping into the 40’s. strings are to give them support so they don’t flop all … Continue reading

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Today’s finds

  a mere $1.99 at Goodwill this yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool, 3oz and 132 yards per ball. $2.99 per bag am not sure which is the better deal!

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getting ready

its been a strange and busy year.  A new shed in the eastern garden to house one of the Yeti power supply units I use for the pump that is used to water that area from the water tank.  plus … Continue reading

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More on DUH

Almost immediately after writing my post DUH Moment, found an article about growing ginger and turmeric in any climate.  Now, just have to find viable rhizomes.  Have tried Ginger before; rhizomes from the grocery store were more viable than those … Continue reading

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DUH moment

Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one.  But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense. Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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garden journal update

May 11, 2016.  Most of garden is planted.  Am not really good at planning the garden.  Get some of it down, but the plan has to be adjusted because of how much space I used for the alliums, how long … Continue reading

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