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North vs. South – The Cornbread Wars

North vs. South – The Cornbread Wars

I've been making a lot of cornbread this last week - prepping for Thanksgiving and my amazing cornbread stuffing!  Did you know that cornbread is made differently in the North than it is in the South?  I'm a Southern woman. Daddy was in the USMC and we were stationed...

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Mom

Mom

Mom passed away a few days after my last post.  Although she was 96, almost 97, it was unexpected.  I had just spoken with her.  She was at supper and she tended to fall asleep over her meals.  But this time that sleep was permanent. No one near her noticed a thing so...

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Are you ready to dig?

Are you ready to dig?

Hopefully, you have been growing and harvesting a multitude of herbs over the summer! I hope you have used them fresh and dried some of them for use during the winter months. I've harvested heaps of basil (anti-inflammatory and great for focus, mental fatigue and...

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Simple Jewelweed Tincture!

Simple Jewelweed Tincture!

Sensitive to poison ivy, oak or sumac?  Let me share our method of clearing it up in a snap! Jewelweed! I believe this plant is our Father's gift to those who have sensitivities to those plants. And it is simple to make a Jewelweed Tincture! So gather your things and...

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Jewelweed (Impatiens Capensis) – Get it now!

Jewelweed (Impatiens Capensis) – Get it now!

This is a post from the past.  Oh, how things have changed!  My little one is now almost 6 feet tall!  However, I'm glad to say that the benefit and mechanics of using Jewelweed have not changed! There will be several posts on using Jewelweed coming next but first it...

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It’s Strawberry Season!

It’s Strawberry Season!

My strawberry beds are loaded with strawberries! Some of my grandkids and I enjoyed a hearty snack walking through the garden this morning.  I taught them to pull the leaves back and find treasure! And I have a brand new recipe, from a sweet family member, that has...

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And so it begins!

And so it begins!

These last few days I've had some help here on the farm.  I've cleared my schedule and just dedicated this week to farm projects...getting the garden expanded and fenced in, cleaning out and organizing some buildings, getting some estimates for some other projects and...

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Cleavers – Galium aparine

Cleavers – Galium aparine

Meet Cleavers! The correct botanical name is Galium aparine. We need that botanical name because plants have "nicknames" that vary with culture and geographical area. Some of the common nicknames for Galium aparine are Catchweed, Bedstraw, Cleavers, Stickyweed, Sticky...

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Evidently, I can fly!

Evidently, I can fly!

I was doing chores yesterday with two of my grandkids.  We went to the calves field to feed Gloria.  Gloria is very tame, comes when called, loves to have her cheeks scratched.  One day she will grow up to be a milk cow.  One of my younger grandchildren recently got...

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Spring Collection!

Spring Collection!

It may not feel like spring but my shop is open with my spring collection! You will find that Spring Breeze (think a spring bouquet!), Gentle Petals (rose and lavender for dry and sensitive skin!) Green Thumbs for all you gardeners (you are growing a garden this year...

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Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Remember this post on my iridotomy? I remember clearly my eye doctor telling me that if my eye got red, swollen and painful, to see him right away because the holes created by the laser could fill back in and it was imperative to have it fixed quickly so I didn't...

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Spring Soaps Coming Soon!

Spring Soaps Coming Soon!

I've been making soap for days preparing for my spring release!  My shop is closed now as I load inventory and prepare for April 10th when my spring soaps will be released! This is the set up for a day of soap making.  I make small batches of artisan soaps - about 15...

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