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Drying Culinary Herbs

As the air starts to chill, I am preserving the last crops of the season. In the summer, I freeze tomatoes, zucchini, and basil pesto. In the fall, I dry peppers, garlic, and herbs. My herb garden is brimming with … Continue reading

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Goat Midwifery

Goat Midwifery When my goat was in labor, it reminded me of my¬†own natural childbirth experiences. This story is a recollection¬†of my goat Avi’s first birth on our farm, four years ago. No kids this year, but hopefully next year! … Continue reading

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Garlic as Medicine

As the weather transitions from winter to spring, you might find yourself needing an immune booster to keep your body strong. As we shed our winter coats a little too soon, and spring allergies begin to lower our immunity, we … Continue reading

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A midwinter homesteaders holiday

  In early February (February 2, to be exact), there is an ancient holiday called Candlemas. It is celebrated between the winter solstice (December 21) and the spring equinox (March 20). On Candlemas, people would gather wax and all the … Continue reading

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