Tea has been a long standing tradition in every culture around the world. Many times the teas were medicinal, other times sacred. Mostly shared in moments of friendship or sometimes as a break from the day. From Japanese tea ceremonies to 4:00 tea … Continue reading Tea Time (and brewing and blending the perfect tea)
The chicks that we brought home were rescued by brave volunteers that worked parallel to the killing crew that came in and snapped thousands of necks by hand. It is amazing that these chickens have lived this long. And it … Continue reading How to Treat Parasites and Infections in Chickens (and other animals)
These cold days are quiet and sweet. I am trying this year not to immediately begin pining for spring and planting season. I figured I won’t even look at seed catalogues (oops) or plan out my garden (weeelll…), but I … Continue reading Winter Evenings and What Are You Reading?
Booboo is our oldest cat in the house right now. He is in his second generation of kids. He waits excitedly by the door if Maryjane arrives. When Booboo was a kitten, our son Andrew trained him to run to … Continue reading How to Heal Wounds; the Wise Farmgirl’s Pharmacy
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 … Continue reading Hibiscus as Medicine
I would cordially like to invite you to the Colorado Springs Home and Landscaping Show this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you love decorating, improving, gardening, and events as much as I do, you will love this show! HGTV, … Continue reading Farmgirl School Live!
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 … Continue reading One’s Daily Tea
Delicious, hot chai. Nothing better. Since I can’t hang out at the Indian restaurant every day slurping down chugs of spicy, sweet sustenance, I figured I better learn how to make it myself. All recipes are meant to be improved … Continue reading A Pot of Chai (how to make your own chai tea)
The five owls perched overhead near me each morning as I wrote, prayed, cried, and did yoga. The temporary farm we were on last summer was a beautiful place. I knew we were about to lose everything and the … Continue reading As the Owls Looked On (and teas to help heal the spirit)
“Oh no…” I said when I saw my husband. He was coming down with the virus that has kept me doling out medicine from my shop all hours for the past six weeks. I went over to retrieve my medicine … Continue reading The Kitchen Herbalist