Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
March 22, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus …

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Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
March 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to …

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Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum – In the world of mythology, the olive tree is supposed to have been first grown in the Garden of Eden. More realistically, according to …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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Staghorn Sumac: The Wild Lemonade Berry

Add to Favorites By Sam Thayer – Sumac is a common, well-known and easily recognized feature of the rural North American landscape. Staghorn sumac trees with thick twigs and an almost …

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10 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Benefits You
February 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Each morning I drink a glass of warm lemon water to jump start my day. I learned years ago that drinking lemon water benefits me in so …

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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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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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