Homesteading

Top 10 Witch Hazel Uses
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Available in lotions, pads, distilled extracts and even suppositories, witch hazel uses are widespread. Earlier this summer I was weeding in shorts, and I was stung or …

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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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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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Milkweed Plant: A Truly Remarkable Wild Vegetable

Add to Favorites By Sam Thayer – Milkweed plant isn’t your average weed; in fact, I feel guilty calling it a weed at all. The common milkweed, Asclepias syriacqa, is one …

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Dandelion Uses from Root to Fluff
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites By Rebekah White from New Life on a Homestead – Dandelions are considered a weed by most gardeners but the list of dandelion uses runs long. We spend …

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Allergies
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Fragrance sensitivity and allergies are becoming increasingly common in our society. Unfortunately, artificial fragrances are added to almost every skincare, bath, beauty, and even cleaning product on …

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Hydrosol vs. Essential Oil: Practical Aromatherapy in the Home

Add to Favorites By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist Hydrosol vs. essential oil: what is the difference and how can you use them for soapmaking and aromatherapy? In previous articles, …

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Creating a Hygge House
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Fall has hit my town of Spokane, Washington, and I’m so looking forward to snuggling in for the winter. I tend to be a homebody anyway, but …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a …

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Use This Sweater Mitten Pattern to Bring New Life to Old Clothes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When my husband shrank one of my cashmere sweaters, I decided to use an old sweater mitten pattern to breathe new life into an item of clothing …

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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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