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Growing Herbs Indoors Successfully
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Before the weather turns cold each fall, I harvest as many herbs as I can and set them out to dry so they will be available to use …

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Creative Lavender Uses in the Kitchen
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When we moved into our home two years ago, I planted lavender all across the front of the house because I find it so calming to smell …

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The Many Uses of the Chicory Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year when wildflowers appear a-plenty along roadsides everywhere. As I drive along, I like seeing the colors appear and trying …

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How I Learned to Care for the Lavender Plant

Add to Favorites By Joyce McGowan – My husband James and I were living in a large city and running a natural body care store. But the city was getting too …

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4 Home Remedies for Bruises
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites If I had a dollar for every time I needed to use one of my home remedies for bruises, I’d have a lot of dollars. I’m not …

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Easy Home Remedies for Chapped Lips
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites While most people turn to commercial lip balm for chapped lips during the dry months, there are a number of easy home remedies for chapped lips that …

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The Joys and Challenges of Growing Herbs Outdoors

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whether you are growing herbs outdoors for pleasure, profit, or production of homegrown flavorings for your home kitchen, the hot and sultry summertime …

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A Guide to Natural Cold Remedies
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites As cold and flu season comes upon us, more and more people are looking for natural cold and flu remedies. My family has used and benefited from …

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Charcoal Uses: A New Look at an Old Medicinal

Add to Favorites By Rene Ammundsen – Charcoal uses are nothing new. In fact, charcoal has been around so long that many of us have forgotten just how useful it can …

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Herbes de Provence Recipe — Bring South of France Home
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Expensive to buy and sometimes hard to find, you can make your own Herbes de Provence recipe blend. It’s basically a blend of dried herbs that thrive …

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A Guide to Growing Chives

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whenever I think of growing herbs outdoors here at Timberlakes, I think about growing chives. Chives are about the sturdiest and most dependable herb …

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The Delicious Dill Plant and Its Many Uses

Add to Favorites By Brenda Hyde – The dill plant not only has lovely foliage; its fragrance is a “comfort smell” for many people. I barely touch its feathery leaves and …

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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder …

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Extract Natural Dye for Wool from Goldenrod Plants

Add to Favorites By Christine Lundsten McKahan – Five years ago, as my husband and I wandered around our two acres of newly purchased homesteading land, surrounded by rolling hills, grazing …

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