How to Make this Season’s Strongest Antibiotic

I often tell my students that the most frustrating, the most difficult part of being an herbalist is not being asked for help.  I see on Facebook cousins who are always sick, cousins going in for surgery, people in pain, friends under some constant barrage of bacterial infection.  With bottles of incredibly effective medicines at … More How to Make this Season’s Strongest Antibiotic

Hibiscus as Medicine

  Hibiscus is a lovely house plant as well as prolific grower in the garden.  There are varieties for less than tropical environments.  It gives a nice Hawaiian feel to the window during a snowy day if you keep it in a pot.  You may be familiar with hibiscus tea.  Hibiscus is added to many … More Hibiscus as Medicine

Farmgirl School; Homesteading 101 (now available on Amazon!)

I never guessed back in 2012 what this would become.  I set out to chronicle our adventures in homesteading.  To create a template and how-to that we wish we had.  We weren’t able to find information on how to farm high altitude, or how to bottle feed a goat, or how to do any of … More Farmgirl School; Homesteading 101 (now available on Amazon!)

One’s Daily Tea

Could a simple cup of tea help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?  Can a simple cup of tea act as medicine? I drink four cups of tea with herbs in it daily.  Each batch is slightly different.  I will make a month’s worth of tea at a time.  This month’s tea is made up … More One’s Daily Tea

How to Respectfully Wildcraft (and the enchantment of medicinal plants)

  It is wild crafting time.  We have a very short growing season here and a year’s worth of herbs to gather in a short time, sustainably, and respectfully. I love wild crafting.  I am in my element when outdoors.  Even now, I am on my balcony surrounded by plants.  I am outside every moment … More How to Respectfully Wildcraft (and the enchantment of medicinal plants)