What better herb to say warmth in the cold of winter than ginger? Not only does this root quell nausea, but it’s nutritional to boot!Continue Reading → Share
The days are cooler and the nights are longer. It’s not all boots, scarves, incense, and pumpkin spice! Fill your herbal toolbelt with easy to make – and take – herbal remedies that ease cold and flu symptoms, kill viruses, and generally help our loved ones feel warm and cozy!Continue Reading → Share
Common name ~ Western Coltsfoot
Botanical Name ~ Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
Family ~ Asteraceae
Western coltsfoot flower stalks emerge just before or with new leaves from the rhizomes in late February to early March in the Pacific Northwest, generally speaking. Flowers are hairless achenes the seeds of which disperse in the ...
Perceived mistakes can turn out to be some of society’s more beneficial inventions. Take tea bags, for instance. In June of 1908, a tea dealer by the name of Sullivan sent samples of teas to customers in small silk pouches. The customers didn’t understand what to do with the bags, and reputedly dunked them in hot water. Viola! Tea bags were invented! Thank you, Mr. Sullivan. You sure did make brewing tea on the go easier.
Even after making ...Continue Reading → Share
Who doesn’t love a nice cup of creamy spicy tasting chai on a cold winter day? Our version of chai not only fortifies your senses; it’s super warming, and will strengthen the immune system, calm the nerves, and gets the digestive system ready for hearty winter meals! Chai spice is not only for drinking though, read more to find out what else you can do with this exotic blend of spices and herbs!
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While you can find as many ways to make herbal medicine as there are blogs on the internet, the following is a short plant medicine making tutorial based on my more than 30 years of making herbal remedies.
Herbal remedies. It’s important to know how to make the basics and to have many options ...Continue Reading → Share
Mite infestations in chickens, turkeys, and game birds can run from a nuisance to a health hazard to death, depending on the severity of the infestation. While mites can accumulate due to poor coop and pen management, even the most fastidious poultry keeper may find mites in the hen house. Mites can be brought in by wild birds, rodents, even on the shoes and clothes of people returning home from visiting other ...Continue Reading → Share
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