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Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Cooking recipe, Peppers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Homemade Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe

A good Homemade Salsa Recipe…it is easily my FAVORITE way to eat hot peppers from the garden. I warn you now: this is a homemade salsa recipe that focuses on hot peppers over tomatoes! If you’re not into spicy salsas, try making my tasty Mango Salsa Recipe. Or try one of these awesome salsa recipes instead (from a fellow blogger). Now that the warning is done, let’s get on to my salsa story… Once upon a time… As in, 11 years ago, my husband and I were adorable newlyweds, and we were also new at the whole adulting thing. We were still full-time undergrads and living our first year of marriage on campus in the married’s apartments. It was our first summer as a married couple. And we decided to be super cool and adult-like and go to the college’s farmer’s market. It was our first farmer’s market ever. I was not impressed. In my head, a farmer’s market is like you see on tv about Europe, with homemade...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in livestock, Uncategorized |

8 Reasons Why I am Raising Meat Rabbits

8 Reasons Why I am Raising Meat Rabbits

Last year, we finally started fulfilling our homestead dreams by raising meat rabbits. Before that, we only had a rather large garden. However, the goal has always been to have a mini-farm so that we can become more self-sufficient. First, meat rabbits. Next year, we’re hoping to add ducks. After that? Who knows. My ultimate dream is someday adding goats or sheep for dual dairy and meat purposes.  Perhaps you are wondering, why are we starting with meat rabbits for our homestead? Here’s a small list of reasons why I am raising meat rabbits: Why I am Raising Meat Rabbits 1. Rabbit is a High Quality Meat: **If you haven’t tried rabbit meat yet, I highly recommend it! Not only is rabbit meat super delicious, it is also considered one of the most nutritious meats available. It has less cholesterol and less fat and higher amounts of protein than turkey, chicken, pork, and beef. We’ve really enjoyed trying different rabbit recipes. I’ve been saving our favorites on my Pinterest recipe board. 2....

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Herbs, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized |

Nourishing Nursing Mother’s Tea

Nourishing Nursing Mother’s Tea

I am a big believer in family and community support for pregnant women. I’ve always wished that I could live close to my loved ones when they were/are pregnant so that I could spoil them as much as possible. Fortunately, as I mentioned in my Gentle Healing Salve post, my wonderful cousin/friend is pregnant and due any minute now. She moved down here to South Carolina a year ago, just down the road from me, so I’m finally getting my wish to be able to support a preggers-loved one. 🙂 I’m creating a basket of supplies to bring her once her wee little one is born. Hmm…maybe I’ll make a post later on all about things to make/buy for a basket for celebrating a new birth (as well as for spoiling the new mama!). One of the things I decided to make for my sweet cousin was this homemade Nourishing Nursing Mother’s Tea. The ingredients in this homemade tea should help both with producing milk for the baby AND it also...

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Beauty, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized |

How to Make a Gentle Healing Salve

How to Make a Gentle Healing Salve

Remember when I made my plantain infused oil (and dandelion infused oil, calendula infused oil, and comfrey infused oil) in the spring, and I promised to come back in fall/winter with some awesome DIY projects for you to make with your new oils? Well, I did not forget that promise.  Partly because I’m looking at these beautiful jars of super amazing infused oils and I just HAVE to use them in somehow. 😉 The problem was that I didn’t know which type of DIY project to make first. Talk about being overwhelmed. Do I make a beauty cream? Some homemade lotion? A neosporin-type all purpose salve? Ahh…I want to make them all, but there is so little free time these days.  Fortunately, my beautiful cousin (and friend!) is pregnant and due to have her baby any minute now. I am determined to put together a lovely basket of healthy supplies (both homemade and bought) to help her out during those first weeks of new baby-hood. These are supplies to...

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Gardening, Uncategorized | 1 comment

10 Plants for Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

10 Plants for Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

I love winter. It’s the best season for getting prepared for a new gardening season. I love to cuddle up by a fire, drink some tasty hot chocolate, drool over my favorite gardening catalogs, and plan my future garden. It’s a lovely, peaceful season for dreaming about possible future garden productivity. However, I do NOT want to read only garden catalogs (for real!). I also love reading new gardening books. This has been tough to find. I read plenty of great homesteading books (like the ones I mention in my gifts for gardeners post), and those homesteading books have a section or two about gardening which are great to read. But sometimes I just want to curl up by my fire with a great gardening book. So I’ve got some GREAT news: I think I just found my perfect gardening book! When Amy from Tenth Acre Farm asked me to review her book, The Suburban Micro-Farm, I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this gardening book is PERFECT...

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