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Care for the wild birds in winter: tips, tricks, and DIY recipes

Birds are awesome wild creatures to have around.  I’ve been working hard to encourage a healthy habitat for birds in our yard because they sing delightful songs, they eat mosquitoes and other nasty bugs, and they leave a trail of seeds and plants wherever they go! Caring for our feathery friends is important, especially as…

Mystery tree – Identified as Service Berry

Update! This tree has been identified as a Service Berry, thanks to Iela on Facebook.  In my meandering walks to and from work, I spend quite a bit of time gazing at the plants that surround me. From manicured lawns to unattended spaces with huge, wild rose bushes at the borders that beg for pruning,…

Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

There’s something magic about drinks in copper glasses. The condensation of the ice droplets forming on the hammered surface of the golden mugs is nigh unto flirtatious on a hot, summer day.

Recipe Box: Ginger Citrus Syrup

Spicy, sweet, hot, and such a treat. Make this syrup in an afternoon and enjoy it for weeks to come!

Garlic Infused Honey

Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to combine those two purposes is to make Garlic Infused Honey.

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

There are many guides that explain how to use ear oil, but I noticed that none of them included one of the most important parts: encouraging nurturing touch and creating a soothing environment.

An image of the motherwort plant in bloom with overlay text "Motherwort and lemon balm brew, a beer to soothe the savage beast"

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Motherwort and lemon balm are sisters in the Mint family, and together they make a brew that is soothing to the savage beast. If you are up late and unable to sleep due to stress and anxiety, pouring a glass of this brew can do the trick!

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Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

When there’s a chill in the air, I soothe myself with a warm cup of tea. I often indulge in strong, black tea like Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast, but there’s something special about spiced Chai. Not only is it creamy and rich, but the spices that lend themselves to the complex flavor are warming and healing.

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger makes a lovely wine, warming to the heart and soul in the depths of the cold seasons! It also helps settle the tummy, so makes an excellent after-dinner tipple.

An Overview of Acupuncture: Part One, a Radical History

In this guest post, Liane shares an overview of acupuncture, one of my favorite healing modalities to receive, with a look at its history and some of its radical community roots in the United States.

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