homestead update
gardening

homestead update

Give me less heat, and I will go outside. Even my sunburn turned tan is begging for a reprieve. I easily could water twice a day (but I don’t)–feels all anti-earth and stuff. Having said that, you can’t feed a family without watering the garden. You will find me inside enjoying quieter things, like writing, … Continue reading

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2
foraging / gardening / health / homeschooling

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2

Purple coneflower, aka Echinacea purpurea, and also known as my favourite floral centerpiece. This flower has it going on. It’s a natural pollinator attractor, it’s medicinal and it is cottage garden pretty. This year, I’m using it for more than my floral centerpieces. The benefits are too impressive. University of British Columbia research suggests that regular … Continue reading