Lamb’s Ears: Grow a Potent Antibacterial Bandage in Your Back Yard

If you are working in your garden and want to provide your family with a strong antibacterial bandage in case of emergency, then look no further than Lambs Ears. Stachys byzantina, more commonly known as Lambs Ear, is an easy care herb with soft, velvet-like leaves that appear wooly. Due to the reflecting nature of …

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5 Ways Sugar Causes Disease

sugar causes disease

Most adults know that sugar is detrimental to their health. We know that sugar causes disease, yet, our eyes glaze over and our mouths water when we look at those enticing cookies as we pass the bakery in the grocery store. Why the temptation? Temptation gets the better of most people, and the next thing …

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Homestead Where You Are

canning food

So you don’t have land, or livestock, or a garden… How can you start homesteading where you are? What does homesteading mean anyway? Wikipedia says, Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and may also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for …

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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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