October, 2014

Fire Cider!

October 28, 2014 lisa63 herbsrecipes

Well, I promised a Fire Cider recipe a couple weeks ago, but I got sidetracked by pickles and garlic.  So here we go.  Get ready for Fire Cider!!! What is Fire Cider? Fire Cider is a traditional recipe rooted in Folk medicine.  Fire Cider, incorporated into your daily diet, will help boost natural immune system […]

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Calendula Salve

October 21, 2014 lisa63 herbsmiscellaneousrecipes

Now that the Calendula has been picked and dried, it’s time to make some salve.  Calendula salve is a fantastic all purpose salve to have around the house. Calendula is highly favored for its skin healing properties.  It is excellent for sensitive skin and has no known precautions.  Calendula is calming and an anti-inflammatory. It […]

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Time to Plant Garlic!

October 14, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbs

It’s time to get the garlic in the ground. Garlic should be planted between October 1 and November 15 to give the roots a chance to develop before it goes dormant for the winter months.  I prefer to plant hard-neck garlic or Elephant Garlic. SOIL PREPARATION Garlic prefers well drained soil.  Raised beds are ideal […]

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Canning Pickles

October 7, 2014 lisa63 gardenmiscellaneousrecipes

It’s been a rough couple weeks on the homestead.  As I said last week, winter illnesses have arrived early.  My youngest son has been very sick for the past 3 weeks.  Two doctor visits, one antibiotic, and six missed school days later, he may finally be getting better.  It has been a very worrisome few […]

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