Every December we do a big outreach - on this website, social media, e-mail, and in person - to raise money to keep our nonprofit going. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $2,500 and this year we have more ways than ever for you to enjoy being a part of the Homestead! Follow us … Continue reading Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!
Dear Friends of the Homestead, I love our Mountain Mamas - some of the toughest mamas on the planet. We raise our families at 8,000+ feet, we shovel snow, we drag slash, we chop wood...and we love it! One of the first formulas I created when I moved to the mountains was my Mountain Mama … Continue reading Announcing Mountain Mama Fun Run, August 12!
Last year I had the honor of collaborating with Jeffrey Green of Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland, Colorado on a recipe for beer using wormwood. All artemisias (wormwood being artemisia absynthia) are very astringent and bitter - and the Very Nice Caribou-Ya! Anniversary Ale with a medicinal dose of this "magykal herbe" was exceptional … Continue reading The Wild & Wondrous history of Herbal Beer
Check out this brand new video showing you step by step how I make my most famous, delicious and traditional hummus! Bon Appetit!
We had an amazing time at our Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party last Saturday! Here are some of the highlights: We gathered, as twenty humans from many walks of life, ages and stages of life, religions, creeds, mammas, kiddos, students, teachers, couples, singles, all...and sat in a sacred circle in the verdant warmth of the Solstice … Continue reading Highlights from our Wildly Wonderful Solstice Gathering
This morning I had the leisure of taking a short hike around our new location at the High Country Professional Building at the top of Golden Gate Canyon. Solstice at 9200' above sea level, the wild flowers are in full-unfurlment, the wild grasses are bright green, the aspen leaves rustle in the gentle wind, and … Continue reading Meet these 5 Wild Edible and Medicinal Allies
Kate Miller has an extensive resume when it comes to holistic health. She is a Bioregional/Biodynamic Community Herbalist, Medicinal Herb Grower, and Permaculture Design Teacher. She also teaches Herbal Medicine, Mountain Ecology, and Ethical Wildcrafting Practices. As a Certified Herbalist from Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder she has a private practice as well as partnering … Continue reading Meet Kate Miller, co-hostess for our Solstice Wildcrafting Party
Sick. At the beginning of Summer? Sore throat, coughing, wheezing, sinus pressure, neck pain, headache, fatigue. Yup, sick. It's never convenient to get sick - especially when it means lots of down-time, missing work, and letting the dishes pile up. Who can afford to be sick these days? I certainly can't. That's why I did … Continue reading I didn’t start getting better until I did this ONE thing…
Dear Friends, Some of you have been following the Homestead for a long time - since we started in 2012. Many of you, I've noticed, are new readers, subscribers and members. Welcome! Arwen Ek founded the Holistic Homestead in 2012 with a handful of herbs and a dream - to make holistic health and wellness … Continue reading Meet Arwen Ek, your Summer Solstice Hostess
Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to our annual Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am to 1 pm at our new location - 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. in Black Hawk, Colorado. 'Tis the season in the mountains to revel in nature's abundance, her blooming grace, the soft green light … Continue reading Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party!
Somewhere in the middle of your cleanse, consider taking a day to fast. Fasting can mean a lot of different things - some fast on water only, others have no intake at all, a fast can even be totally eschewing "screen time" or talking for a day. I've always been terrible at fasting. It may … Continue reading Yay! Green Smoothies!