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Comfrey Propagation Video (by Spirko)

Comfrey Propagation Video (by Spirko)

It’s getting to be that time of the year when things are really starting to thaw out up north here and getting out to work the land and gardens is beginning to become a very real possibility on the old homestead!  We are still a couple month shy of our last frost though so I really have to be careful not to get too ambitious.  That’s where planting and propagating some of the more hardy perennials can hold a guy…

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Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Healthy, nutrient dense food is the cornerstone of good health. Our ancestors knew this and there is a lot that can be learned from the nutritional heritage of our ancestors. No one is a bigger advocate for educating and promoting these traditional diets than Sally Fallon-Morel of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Enjoy the full DVD presentation here…

Preserving the Harvest: Fermented Garlic

Preserving the Harvest: Fermented Garlic

Garlic is one of those homestead staples that goes in just about everything around our place so we grow quite a bit.  With this season’s garlic harvested, cured, and next season’s planted it seemed like it was time to do something with last season’s leftovers.  We had a pretty good crop last year so when harvest time came around this year we still had a bunch of garlic left over.  We took out all of the bulbs that were still…

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10 Foods No One Should Eat-Mercola Infographic

10 Foods No One Should Eat-Mercola Infographic

Food is medicine, it can also be poison! Be mindful of what you put into your body…..from Mercola.com Are you eating food that’s already banned in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website. <img src=”http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/banned-foods-infographic.jpg” alt=”10 Banned Foods to Avoid” border=”0″ style=”max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;”><p style=”max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;”>Are you eating…

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Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

I couldn’t decide whether to go with a Homestead Health segment on this one or Preserving the Harvest….elderberry syrup can literally go into either category!  I extolled the virtues of the humble elderberry in my last post, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear how beneficial it can be for your health.  Elderberry syrup is a traditional preventative and cure for both colds and flu.   The juice is naturally high in vitamins A, B, and C to stimulate…

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Homestead Healing…Wound Salve

Homestead Healing…Wound Salve

Our trusty family milk cow, Dori, came to us with a wound near her udder that just doesn’t want to fully heal.  She’s healthy, happy, and producing well, but it’s been a couple months, a vet visit, and a few hundred gallons of milk and the pesky sore just doesn’t want to finish healing up.  We don’t generally resort to antibiotics for this sort of thing, and we need the milk so we’re trying multiple routes to get her healed…

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Bone Stock with Sea Salt Mineral Brine (Recipe)

Bone Stock with Sea Salt Mineral Brine (Recipe)

Bone Soup!!!! Proper nutrition with highly mineralized foods are the cornerstone to good health, mental well being, and longevity.  Bone broths are one of the most nutritious and healing foods we can put in our bodies!  I got this souped up (pun intended!) beef stock recipe from my grazing mentor Steve Campbell.  It looks a lot like a standard bone stock recipe except for the substitution of highly mineralized sea salt brine for the water that you would normally use!…

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Homestead Soil Health: Dr. Elaine Ingham (video)

Homestead Soil Health: Dr. Elaine Ingham (video)

The soil is the foundation of hemegrown, homestead nutrition.  For us to thrive we need to have healthy nutrient dense food, and the same is true of our livestock and gardens.  Our food and its nutrition is hands down the best medicine we can get.  All of this starts with having in place a properly functioning soil web, that will nourish our soil microbes (beneficial bacteria and fungi, etc.).  Dr Elaine Ingham is recognized as the foremost authority in this…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Part 2….. “Fungi and Fluoride Being such an excellent fungicide it is not surprising that borax is being successfully used to treat Candida. There is much interesting information on an Earth Clinic forum called Borax Cures (10). With low to medium-weight people use 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder and with heavier weight 1/4 teaspoon per litre of water. One drinks the water spaced out during the day, and does this for 4 or 5 days a week as long as…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Borax nutritional Supplement! I found this article in a big glob of information a friend gave me, and I thought I would share it with you all.  This is a long article with lots of information, so I broke it into a three part series.  I found the article very interesting and thought provoking, do with this information what you will, but we will be adding this to supplement our preventative health program for our livestock  and our household.  Resources…

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