Update

I know I’ve been gone for what seems like for.e.ver. As you know, I’d been dealing with growing pre-menopause issues, and it just got to the place where I knew I had to focus on getting a handle on that. I’ve been very successful with controlling my symptoms through diet and exercise, which has been […]

Episode #42: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Colleen of Five Little Homesteaders

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Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her fourth installment in this informative series. In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to Colleen from Five Little Homesteaders about homesteading, scratch cooking, and making homemade cleaners. Read Coleen’s Blog Get in touch with Colleen on Facebook Click here to listen to episode […]

Elderberry Cough Drops and a Free Printable Herb Monograph PDF

Elderberry Cold and Flu Cough Drops and Printable Monograph PDF

As I move along–albeit slowly–through my herbal course, I come to the end of unit 4, which is on the immune system. Each unit has a test at the end, and at the end of each test is an essay question which we are to fill in our experiences with a recipe found somewhere in […]

Transplanting Your Seedlings into the Garden

Transplanting Seedlings into Your Garden

Whether you grow your plants from seed and are hardening them off (or planning to), or you purchase your seedlings from your local hardware store, there is an art to getting them into the ground. It’s not a difficult art, but an art nonetheless, and a worthy one to learn. Anyone can dig a hole, […]

Rosemary, “Dew of the Sea”, and Free Printable Monograph PDF

Rosemary Dew of the Sea by The Mind to Homestead

I had never been a fan of the herb rosemary until a friend of mine gave me her plant. She was moving out of town to a portion of the state where there would be cooler weather–weather of a different type that would make it difficult for her plants to thrive. The day Carolyn gave […]

7 Steps for Using Every Bit of Your Mint Harvest

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These days I’m harvesting peppermint like crazy and trying to figure out all the ways I can use it for my family and on our homestead. Thankfully, this prolific herb has many uses, some of which I’ll be sharing–some conventional, and some not so conventional. Yesterday as I sat outside listening the Bible and plucking […]

Episode #41: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Tessa of Homestead Lady

My Interview with Tessa Zundel of Homestead Lady

This week, Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her third installment where she will be talking to long time homesteader and master gardener Tessa Zundel from Homestead Lady about homesteading and touching on growing herbs on the homestead. Read Tessa’s Blog Get in touch with Tessa on Facebook Click here to […]

Nasturtium as Food and Medicine, and a Free Printable PDF Monograph

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Lovely nasturtium—lovely to have in the garden, but did you know that it has more uses than to grace your garden with beauty? I’m relatively new to growing nasturtium, and even newer to using it. What I love about growing this beautiful, sunny flower is how easy it is to grow it. It reseeds itself […]

4 Ways of Using Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead

Using DE on the Homestead - The Mind to Homestead

There are few things that I would consider ‘miracle’ cures, and while some might beg to differ, I believe that diatomaceous earth (DE) is one of those miracles. Formed from the fossil remains of diatoms, it has been a catch-all for many of our household, homestead, and animal health issues. Using diatomaceous earth on the […]

Episode #40: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Heather Harris of The Homesteading Hippy

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Join Kristi as she continues through her series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on self sufficiency on less than a quarter acre. In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Heather Harris from The […]

Peppermint and a Free Printable Herb Monograph PDF {Herbal Primer}

Free Printable Peppermint Monograph Page - The Mind to Homestead

Mint is a fantastic and prolific herb. Once you plant it, you’ve got it for life, especially if you don’t contain it in one specific area. It wants to grow wild, which is fabulous if you love mint and know how to use it. I’ve written quite a few posts on using mint but I […]

Episode #39: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard

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Join Kristi for a whole new series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on homesteading on less than a quarter acre. In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Kathryn Robles at Farming My Backyard […]

Free Printable Herb Monograph PDFs: Ginger and Garlic {Herbal Primer}

Free Printable PDFs for Your Materia Medica Ginger and Garlic

A monograph is a fantastic little page of information that is available at your fingertips in the event of minor injury or illness. A page like this will give you all of the pertinent information that you need to put your herbs to work when it’s most needed. Often kept in notebooks (a materia medica […]

Progesterone Cream for Perimenopause

Using Progesterone Cream for Perimenopausal Symptoms

As we women get older, our bodies change. Duh, right? I mean–we get that we gain weight, some parts of our bodies start sagging, and we experience moods that leave us wondering what in the world just happened. Part of what women in their mid-lives experience are actually perimenopausal symptoms, which simply means that we […]

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Home a Homestead

Make Your Home a Homestead

Have you caught the homesteading bug yet? How about the self-sufficiency bug? If you are any kind of DIY person, you understand how important it is to learn to do more things for yourself. Learning how to make your home a homestead is one powerful way to equip yourself and your family to do more […]