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Beautiful Vegetable Portraits: Lynn Karlin’s Pedestal Series

Originally posted on Mother Earth News by Laura Dell-Haro.

Gardeners are inspired to grow their own vegetables for a variety of reasons: food purity, food security, family and cultural traditions, fresh flavors, stress relief, improved nutrition, and many more. 359 more words

Kitchen & Gardening

Farming Methods Matter: Animals

There has been an increasing push against the consumption of animal products. Studies arise stating that animal products cause cancer, contribute to cardiovascular disease, etc. We are told they are bad for the environment and inhumane. 1,027 more words


Mother Earth News story about Toxicity in Homes

With all this talk about toxins and toxicity in green living, I thought it would be a good idea to explain what toxicity means. It’s not that you now have to jump onto a website like… 242 more words

Green Living News

How to Calm a Farmgirl

Maryjane’s mama had to work late last night.  She was getting to that two year old too tired to stay awake hysteria.  So how do you calm a born farmgirl?  86 more words


A Story of Growing Up in a Sheep Wagon

“Victor Croley grew up with a sheepherder father, his family of six lived happily in a wagon like this, entertained by the outdoors and a fiddle.”

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Plants - Dry Your Herbs the Super-Easy Way

I love Lemon Basil. Not only does this wonderful herb have the kick of basil, it also has a lemony taste and smell. Lemon Basil thrived in my garden this summer and the time for a first harvest soon arrived. 187 more words


Thoughts on the growth of our homestead

Hi, friends! I just posted this on Instagram, but then thought that those of you who don’t follow me there (@colibri_homestead) might want to read these words too. 214 more words

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