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How to make our best-selling Achy Joints Ointment!

I’ve had lots of folks lately asking for our Achy Joints Ointment, and by this time of the year, we are always sold out. Our infused oils and vinegars are always made with freshly, ethically, and beautifully wildcrafted herbs; and…

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A letter from a Thistle

I submitted this letter about a month ago to our local paper, but they told me it’s too long for print. (Fair enough.) I wrote “A letter from a thistle” as a passionate plea for peace after reading “How to…

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Pineapple Weed for kids and kids-at-heart

Matricaria discoidea, commonly known as Pineapple Weed, is an astoundingly fragrant herb. It grows everywhere, preferring driveways and sidewalk cracks, almost as if it preferred to be stepped on. This humble little herb is usually ignored, and not well understood…

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The Holistic Homestead needs your help!

Dear Friends, We have had a wonderful year here at the Homestead! In addition to taking the Holistic Homestead on full time, we have initiated and grown community programs from Wildcrafting parties to neighborhood clean up. If you were with…

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Relief for your Achy Joints (part 2)

This year I created a new line of body products using the amazing abundance of Arnica that grows wild and free on my land. I harvested as much Arnica as I could throughout the month of June and still had…

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Arnica is first aid for your Karma

Arnica Montana, also called heart-leaf Arnica, is the trauma medicine of choice for herbalists and homeopaths alike. This bright yellow flower prefers high altitudes (above 8,000 feet) and well drained soil in partial sunlight. Every June, the entire North-facing hillside…

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Horehound, the original cough drop

  Does this shrub look familiar? Look closer…soft, hairy rounded leaves, tall, proud stalks, crowned with purple poufs – horehound grows in more places than you know – it grows as wild as the weeds in almost every corner of…

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