Homesteading · Recipes

Red and Blue Huckleberry Scones

Our property on Whidbey Island has quite a few native berries to forage, and two types of huckleberries are healthy producers. The boys and I have been picking every few days, to nibble on and to freeze for use in the winter months as picking season has arrived. We saved enough to make a large… Continue reading Red and Blue Huckleberry Scones

Homesteading · Reviews

In My Homesteading Book Pile Currently

Kirk and I drove down to Oregon to attend the Mother Earth News Fair this past weekend, and unlike past times, this year I brought books back with me to read. As crazy as it is, I prefer paper copies of books over digital. I like having a permanent copy that I can go back… Continue reading In My Homesteading Book Pile Currently

Gardening · Homesteading

July On The Homestead

July was a scorcher on the island, and it was a busy month for us. We got so much done, for the prepping of this coming Fall, and as well next years garden beds. I capped the blueberry and golden raspberry beds, to ensure that the deer would not get in. Doesn't keep children out… Continue reading July On The Homestead

Essential Oils · Herbalism · Homeschooling · Homesteading

Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

Herbal Academy has opened up registration for a fabulous new course - a new mini course - that is free! The new Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course: Have you ever wondered about herbalism classes? This new mini course is open for registration from today (July 19th) till August 5th, and will start on August 6th… Continue reading Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

Gardening · Homesteading

The Newest Raised Bed

When we were having the issue trees removed around our property, I pulled out a few for projects. We have an odd upper lawn section that I'd guess the previous owners used for nothing, but to mow it once in a while. It is where I planted rhubarb in the spring, and put in a… Continue reading The Newest Raised Bed