For most of us, gardening & growing season is wrapping up. However, you can still scheme for next year! Quinn from Reformation Acres is sharing her best ideas for growing your own medicine cabinet today.
Summer may be over, but does a homesteader’s work really ever end?
There is a lot of work to do to get ready for those chilly winter days we’re facing. Are you feeling it yet?
I know I sure am!
But it’s to be expected. Homesteading can be rough.
From sunburns, to cracked hands, chapped lips, sore muscles, aching backs, poison ivy, bug bites, bee stings, bumps, bruises, or worse yet wounds, our bodies take a beating but it’s a life we all love.
When we have the privilege of taking in the sweet scent of a cow as the morning sun hits you warm on the back while listening to the swishing of the milk in the pail, or breathing deep the musty smell of soil just as it begins to rain when you’re pulling weeds in the garden, or the taste of that first homegrown tomato of the season, all the pain and toil is so easily rewarded.
Still, it’s no fun to get stepped on by the cow when you’re leading her back to the pasture, or pecked at by a hen who’s gone broody while you’re trying to work out whose eggs those actually are. The bees don’t realize you’re trying to help them out by checking on the hives and you’ve got the stings to prove it! And then there’s the sunburn you got in the garden that makes it hard to rest your weary bones when you lie down at night.
For all the hard work we do trying to grow and raise the best food possible for our families, we deserve to treat ourselves well by taking control of our own health and well being!… [Continue Reading]