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, also known as my favourite floral centerpiece, is a natural pollinator attractor, a medicinal and a cottage garden staple. 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 consumption will reverse or alleviate inflammation. I knew … Continue reading

landfatuation
home design / homesteading

landfatuation

Landfatuation: a new term I’ve created, not yet found in my English dictionary. Land and infatuation…”Landfatuation”: the description of awe, wonder and anticipation at a piece of raw land and all that it can become, like a blank artist canvas. Directly ahead of me is a young Douglas fir. To the right, a more established … Continue reading

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