Making Lemon Balm Tincture

Herbalism

If I were stranded on a desert island one of the first plants I’d go looking for is lemon balm. It would help keep me calm, and considering I was stranded on a desert island I would be in need of a heaping helping of calm. It would also help me sleep which would be […]

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The 6 Commandments of Entrusting Your Housekey To A Neighbor

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Last week, I wrote a post about how to be a good steward of someone else’s housekeys. That got me to thinking about the hows and whys of entrusting your own housekey to someone else. The reasons we need to give a housekey to someone vary. Most of the time it’s for a specific purpose: […]

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DIY LINKY

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The 6 Commandments Of Other People’s Housekeys

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A lot of what I do is all about independence; trying to grow my own food and medicine, learning to make, make do, or live without. BUT, I also value interdependence. I believe getting to know your neighbors and making contacts outside your own family unit can add great value to your life. If I […]

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The Gourd By The Door

Garden

By the time I noticed there was a birdhouse gourd growing in the foundation shrubs by our kitchen door it was already too big to move. I decided to let it grow and see what happened. What happened was, it grew gourds. There are three of them that I can see. I have a sneaking […]

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