Homemade Neosporin Salve

homemade neosporin salve

When my children were young there were countless boo-boos and scrapes and cuts; often, with dirt ground into it. You know what that means to a mom… the war for germ control is ON! I am grateful I had a friend close that taught me so SO much about the plants on our hillside in …

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Traditional pottery is Japanese Tokoname Bonsai Pots still popular

Japanese Tokoname Bonsai Pots

Japanese tokoname pottery is one of the ancient artistry that still exists, and is used by the people of Japan. Being an ancient artistic clay work, it is popular all over the world and used in the form of teapots, flower vases, bowls. The earthen or clay pots have been continued from the prehistoric times. It …

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Mulch for Your Homestead Garden

Organic Mulches Inorganic Mulches Cover Crops and Green Manures Mulching is a practice adaptable to nearly all homestead gardens. To mulch is simply to cover the soil around plants with a protective material, organic or inorganic. Using a mulch for your homestead garden can help in many ways. Mulches reduce weed growth by making conditions …

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Beginner Tips for Starting an Herb Garden

Beginner Tips for Starting an Herb Garden

Whether you have a black thumb or you have done some gardening, but not with herbs, these beginner tips for starting an herb garden are, I hope, going to be helpful. You will learn how to find the right spot, water instructions, harvesting, and some basics of what to do with your herbs. Having an …

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Keep These Healing Weeds in Your Garden

yarrow foliage

When you hear the word “weeds” as it pertains to a garden or yard, it usually means that it is something bad. However, while some weeds should be controlled, there are others that actually have medicinal qualities! Here are some healing weeds you should keep in your garden. Dandelion Dandelions are technically a weed that …

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Health Benefits Of Licorice Root

health benefits of licorice root

There is nothing more distinct than the taste of licorice. This flavorful candy comes in black and red. While black licorice is a love hate relationship, you may be surprised to know that it doesn’t contain any actual licorice root. Would it surprise you to know that there are health benefits to licorice root? The …

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Why Caterpillars Are Considered Pests

Collectively, caterpillars are the larval stage of moths and butterflies. Did you know that there are over 110,000 different kinds of caterpillars in the world? One of those species is the cutworms which are deemed one of the most destructive lawn pests. However, this is not the only caterpillar species that causes plant destruction. This …

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Elderberries Block Flu Virus From Attaching To and Entering Human Cells

elderberry for flu

New study explains how elderberries block the flu virus and stops it dead in its tracks. Scientists have identified a chemical compound in elderberries that quickly immobilizes the flu virus. Previous studies have already shown elderberry extract can ease flu symptoms and cut the duration of the illness in half, [1, 2, 3] but a …

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