Essential Oils · Herbalism · Homesteading

Building A Home Apothecary

Many homesteaders are drawn to natural methods and for many, being able to make natural first aid, herbal remedies and more is a big part of their self-sufficient life. Building a well-stocked apothecary is a first step, so that you can easily create what you need. Dried herbs? Oils? Jars and tins? Essential oils? All… Continue reading Building A Home Apothecary

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

How To Grow Food Not Lawns And Make Your Urban Neighbors Happy

Today's ramblings about grow food not lawns come from a Facebook post of a friend awhile back, who talked about her love of green grass. Which, I will give to her: I do get the love of it. But I can't say it upsets me when most of the Pacific Northwest lets their lawns go… Continue reading How To Grow Food Not Lawns And Make Your Urban Neighbors Happy

Gardening · Homesteading

September On The Homestead

September had a theme on the homestead: Clearing. We built a perimeter path going about 4 acres in length on the side we hadn't cracked into. Trails were cut, dead alder was taken down.What started as a dead forest, dark as night and no way in, in 30 days now has sunlight pouring in, numerous… Continue reading September On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading

Felled Tree Raised Beds

Raised beds are great to have in a garden, but can be expensive to build. I am always looking for ways to cut cost on our farm and use what we have on hand. With the clearing of the forested sections on our land, I have ample amounts of Hemlock to deal with. One can… Continue reading Felled Tree Raised Beds

Gardening · Homesteading

Using Reclaimed Logs To Build Garden Beds

Garden beds can be a pricey thing to build, but if you are willing to have a rustic look, you can do the framework for free. This project took a verrrryyyy long time to get done. Mostly because no one wanted to work in the hot sun all summer, and clearing the dead trees in… Continue reading Using Reclaimed Logs To Build Garden Beds