A MID-SUMMER CELEBRATION

The young maid stole through the cottage door, And blushed as she sought the Plant of pow’r; — “Thou silver glow-worm, O lend me thy light, I must gather the mystic St. John’s wort tonight, The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decide If the coming year shall make me a bride.” In addition to the … Continue reading A MID-SUMMER CELEBRATION

Creative Ways to Use Dandelions – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Dandelions grow just about everywhere in the world, dotting lawns and defiantly sprouting through sidewalk cracks.  Though dandelions are incredibly common, they’re also powerful herbal medicine and tasty edibles at the same time. Medicinally, whole dandelion plants are often made into a dandelion tincture, which has traditionally been used for skin and urinary tract problems.  Herbalists use the … Continue reading Creative Ways to Use Dandelions – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Homestead News: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

The Care and Feeding of Cast Iron: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware Cast iron pots and pans are the basis of a well-stocked kitchen and will last a lifetime if you learn the methods for cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware to maintain the cured surface. The hallmark of any country kitchen is an … Continue reading Homestead News: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware