Spring is almost here and this is when I hear many newbies mention how much fun it would be to try hatching baby chicks themselves. And that’s great! Hatching baby chicks is fun, educational, and rewarding. But, it’s not always just cute little bundles of fluff. Sometimes it’s difficult, and even downright disgusting. So I thought it would be a good idea to tell you exactly what to expect when you have baby chicks hatching.
Lately I’ve been posting about my herbal infusions on my personal Facebook page and I’ve been getting a lot of questions. What is an herbal infusion? How do you make one and what are they for? I thought it would be easier to write an article than to respond to each person individually, so I hope this is helpful to everyone.
We know that the calendar says spring is almost here, but for many it still feels like winter, and that can often mean depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are natural supplements for depression and anxiety that will often work better than prescription drugs. So if you’re looking out the window and feeling like you just can’t take another dreary day, read on and find your way to some sunshine, even if it’s only in your heart for now.
We planted three apple trees this past spring, and while they appear to be doing great, they also seem to have “inherited” the fungus that all of the maple trees have. I haven’t done any testing to determine what it is specifically. I just know it’s fungal and it looks like yuck. My hunch is that it’s a rust disease but I don’t know if rust diseases are common for maples, and they look the same. But I digress… I don’t believe it will kill the trees, but since the apple trees are still new, it may be a little harder for them to adapt. Continue reading
Planting a fall garden is a great way to extend your growing season. Enjoy fresh vegetables when most people are stuck with canned or cardboard-tasting grocery store versions. And you’ll be proud to serve fresh vegetables at your holiday celebrations.
Modern lives are more stressful than they used to be. Stress can lead to many serious health issues so managing it is important. Left un-managed, stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, a weakened immune system, gastrointestinal issues, depression and more. Homeopathic remedies can help you manage stress as long as you know which remedy will work best for your type of stress. Continue reading
How do you get rid of a migraine? As someone who has suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember, I’d like to offer a few tips on how to get rid of a migraine. These are things to try when you first notice your pain is increasing. You need to act fast because waiting, at least for me, will mean a full blown migraine. And that’s the last thing you want.
A couple of months ago I ordered some lemongrass essential oil to make an insect repellent that I never got around to doing. Then I goofed on my Essential Rewards order and got a repeat of the previous month – resulting in two nice big bottles of lemongrass EO. I love the smell of lemon so it isn’t as bad as it sounds, but I wanted to find out a few more lemongrass oil uses and benefits.* Here is what I found. Continue reading
As fall approaches you are likely doing a variety of garden chores from cleaning up spent plants to planning your fall vegetable garden. Don’t forget to re-plant some of your favorite herbs for an extra harvest before the snow flies. Continue reading
Comfrey has been used medicinally since as early as 400 B.C. Its name literally means to grow together or to heal. It is known by other names as well including knitbone, bruisewort and boneset. This herb has been proven valuable through the ages and continues to have value to us today. Continue reading