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An amazing year in review: 2014 at the Homestead

What we’ve accomplished…

2014 was an amazing year for the Homestead! All winter long we were in production of Dr. B’s. We also had a successful online winter retreat with guest teachings from… 494 more words


Orkney Folklore: The Wristing or Wresting Thread.

At the moment I am doing a lot of research for a particular section of my novel which is very much entwined with Orkney’s archaeology and folklore. 299 more words

Myths, Fairy Tales, Folklore And Other Stories.

Myriad Sweet Floral

I’ve been re-investigating the use of essential oils, this time a little more seriously in getting some education around the use of them. From everything I understand about them, the process of distillation to extract the oil essence, dates back to 700 AD. 218 more words

A Day in the Life: Knowledge, Possibility and a Little Honey

I’ve written sporadically about my life transformation back in 2001 and the lessons I’ve learned. Today, I’m reminded about what we call knowledge, i.e., what we think we know… 569 more words

A Day In The Life

Propolis-A Folk Medicine from Bees with Promise as an Important Modern Drug

Products from bees, wasps and ants, including honey, propolis, Royal Jelly and venom, have been used in Folk Medicine for thousands of years for treating wounds, ulcers, inflammation, allergies, pain, cancer, neurological disease and infections. 844 more words

Breast Cancer Cells

Vicks, the Wonder Drug

My mother was a nurse from 1941 to 1948, which made her the family resource on all health advice for many years. But along with her medical advice came quite a bit of homespun “wisdom.” When I was little, unhardened Jello was her answer to most stomach ailments, and Mexsana powder was what she put on all scrapes. 485 more words

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