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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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Homestead First Aid: 10 Essentials for Every Home

Homestead First Aid: 10 Essentials for Every Home

I am not a doctor nor do I play one on the internet, this is just a list of what we keep on hand for first aid here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead, because accidents happen every day when you’re living that rough and tumble homestead lifestyle!  Anything from having your leg run over by the ATV (“I’m OK, I’m Ok…. Grandma I got ran over!”), being stepped on by a cow, having chicken poo flung in your eye, the common…

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Raw Milk Safety & Production (Mercola Video)

Raw Milk Safety & Production (Mercola Video)

Here’s a nice interview by Dr. Mercola with Holistic Vet. Will Winter.  There’s a lot of good info here everything from raw milk to herd and flock management using herbals….and more!  Really good stuff so I thought I’d share it with you.  (Thanks to Steve at Triangle C Beef for sending this out)  Enjoy!!!

Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Seaberry

Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Seaberry

Seaberry Seaberry or seabuckthorn is another of the lesser known (in the United States) plants that every homestead in a temperate climate should have growing.  Often times seaberry is referred to as the citrus of the north.  Owing to it high vitamin C content (up to 15x greater than that of oranges) and other healthful benefits seaberry has gained fame as a super fruit!  Unique in the world of berries seabuckthorn has been shown to be a good source of…

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Brewing Kombucha

Brewing Kombucha

Around here on the Traditional Catholic Homestead we like to have lots of things in the fermentation crock so to speak.  One of our favorites, adults and kids alike, is brewing kombucha.  What is kombucha?  Well, in a nutshell, it’s a sweet tea that is fermented so that much of the sugar is used up in the end product.  How does it do that?  There is a “mushroom”, as many call it, that holds the key.  The mushroom is really…

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Comfrey Salve: Homestead First Aid Essential

Comfrey Salve: Homestead First Aid Essential

Here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead we absolutely love comfrey!  One of the byproducts of comfrey propagation is lots of leaves.  Making a comfrey salve is a traditional use for all of those leaves.  This healing comfrey salve is just another reason every homesteader should be growing this garden standout.  There are many herbs that might be more effective for some of the things we use comfrey for, but none of them are more versatile, perennial and hardy.  Add to…

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Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and Turmeric

I have been wanting to grow ginger for a very long time now.  Anyone in my family knows I love ginger.  I love it for it’s spicy, warming kick it adds to all sorts of foods.  We use it anywhere from tea, kimchi, stir-fry and of course, ginger ale.  A long time ago a woman told me it was very easy to grow.  That was back when we lived in California.  Now that we live in Idaho I thought it…

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