The health benefits of herbs are amazing, including the herb thyme. Thyme is an herb that I tried out on one of our children when they had a cold. I wanted to see if it really made much of a difference with relieving his symptoms, and sure enough it did.
I made an herbal tea with some thyme I had saved. It was simple. I just took the dried leaves put them in a mug, poured in boiling water, and steeped for about 5 minutes. Of all the remedies, natural of course, that I had tried on him, he said this one was the most effective.
When adding it to tea add some raw honey for a sweeter flavor since thyme can sometimes be quite strong. Raw honey of course gives you an even more effective health remedy with its immune boosting, antibacterial, and easing sore throat abilities as well.
Have you ever thought about the fact that for thousands and thousands of years people grew and ate their own food, so they were completely self-sufficient?
Have you ever thought about how if those people could see us today, how that many Americans are completely 100% dependent on someone else providing food for them, those same people would probably think that’s bizarre and foolish?
Not that it matters what others think, but it probably is a bit foolish.
I believe we’ve become so engrained in our minds that buying 100% all of our food from another source is natural and a part of life, but it’s not. It really shouldn’t be that way.
There are so many choices in hen houses, which do you choose? Tractor coops are on the rise and here’s why.
Tractor coops are those that are usually built on a smaller scale, have wheels or are at least light weight, so that they can be moved regularly. What are the advantages? Let’s look first at a traditional hen house.
If you’re considering adding turkeys to your homestead or farm, and are not familiar with them, you may want to read this article.
Looking over the poultry catalog can be quite overwhelming! There are so many different chickens available to order, who knows what type to get?
Have you wanted chickens and wondered what breed to get? There are a lot to choose from, but in this article I’ll share with you some ideas about different breeds to hopefully help you narrow down your choices. Some of the decision really depends whether you want laying hens or broiler hens, and your climate.
Ever stopped to wonder about the eggs that you eat?
You know, like where do they come from?
What about the hen’s living conditions?
Do you know the difference between cage-free and range-free?
I have good news for you if you’re one of those like me who can’t wait to start digging in the soil, yet its winter and you can’t.
This is actually a great time to start garden planning! Yes, that’s right. This is the time to get out those seed catalogs and choose which fruits and vegetables you’ll want once spring arrives. It’s time to order seeds and plan the location for your garden beds.
Years ago, and I mean a long time ago, just after my husband and I got married I dreamed about early retirement. I thought it would be so nice to save money and be prepared so much financially that we could retire early instead of the usual 65 age of retirement.
Okay, so I have a confession to make. Yes, another one, again.
I’ve been using my cast iron skillets and Dutch oven for the 25 years that I’ve been married. That’s been great, but recently I was reminded that I really wasn’t supposed to be using soap to wash them. Humph!
So recently I was having an interesting discussion with one of my sons. Somehow the topic of living off-grid was brought up and I soon realized that he thought it was a little bizarre.
Since in my last post I mentioned that I enjoy adding the cream of raw milk in my coffee, I thought I’d explain why we now drink raw milk.
Do any of you dream of living on a farm? I know how you feel!
We actually had a hobby farm for several years back in South Carolina.
By "hobby" I mean that we just did it for enjoyment, and well, to learn how to raise and care for animals. We also had our vegetable and herb gardens
and that was for several reasons. We enjoyed our gardens, knew it was a great learning opportunity for our children, and it provided healthy food for us to enjoy!
I thought once ...
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