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First Times--Making Dandelion Jelly

I didn’t actually get around to picking my dandelions until yesterday. It poured all day Saturday and I was not about to try picking dandelions in the rain, especially since the flower heads close up in the rain and I wouldn’t be able to tell if they were good or not. 552 more words



A single photo to sum up my week and help me stay motivated for the week to come. Please feel free to add a link to what motivated you through the week in the comments section below. Happy Monday. Stay positive!


Visit to Polyface Farm

The sun was shining and a light breeze carried the sounds of happy chickens. Carl, Alina, and I sat on the grass next to the portable “bunny mobiles” as we waited for our friends to arrive. 329 more words

Simple Food

Learning to Sew - Working From a Pattern

The weather turned chilly and rainy today. A great day for sewing. Other than the Taproot Tunic, this is my first attempt at sewing from a pattern. 105 more words

Simple Sewing

Herbal First Aid and Emergency Relief

By Sandra Lory, herbalist and educator. Mandala Botanicals

(seen at Numen Blog)

This is an updated version of Sandra’s incredibly thorough handout on herbal first aid for emergencies that is  included in the  2,019 more words


How to get Superpowered Garden Soil

Weed ‘Em And Reap

Ya’ know what makes me happy?


I’m not talkin’ about crappy dirt on the side of the road, I’m talkin’ about real, dark, rich & moist dirt. 1,010 more words

Self Sufficiency