Great kick-off for the Slater-Marietta Farmers Market Season. We introduced our hair serum and deodorant, and Shane won a salsa competition. If you are local to Upstate SC, come see us the First Friday of each month through September.
Category: Homestead Skills
A Day In The Garden May 1st 2023
Busy day working in the garden. Got the cardboard and leaves down. The search for woodchips continues. From all the rain over the weekend, there were herbs and greens that needed harvested.
Looking forward to getting my starts in the ground tomorrow.
Farm Where You Live 4/15/2023
I was so excited to see my mentor Rochelle from Legacy Home and Garden. She was so encouraging and supportive.
I also saw some friends from Hungry and Homesteading, Living The Hight Life, Front Yard Foods, Urban Homestead-Her, and Rangling The Rutherfords. The table next to me was a young entrepreneur from the Rutherford Family, Bold Faith Bakery. She spoke on starting a business and sold out of goodies by the afternoon. I was very impressed with how well-spoken, polite, and mature she was.
My 10 Herbs You Should Grow workshop received positive feedback, and it was so wonderful to meet so many people planning or just starting their homesteads.. I am looking forward to the September event and am honored to be offering another workshop.
Hope to see you there.
10 Herbs You Need To Plant Workshop 4/15/2023
My first speaking engagement is tomorrow!! If you are attending Farm Where You Live Homesteading Festival in Asheville, NC, come check out my workshop 10 Herbs You Need To Grow.
Each one will have a culinary, medicinal, garden, and livestock use. Handouts are ready and hot off the press. See you at 9 am Workshop Tent B.
New Herbs In The Garden
Planted some herbs in the garden last week, and luckily, they survived last night’s freeze.
10 Herbs You Need To Grow Workshop
I have had so much fun researching and preparing for my workshop at The Farm Where You Live Festival coming April 15th in Asheville, NC
How did I narrow down all the amazing herbs you can grow just down to 10!?!
Each herb we will talk about will have a culinary use, benefit your garden, benefit your livestock, and have medicinal properties.
What herb would you have on this list?
We have been working hard to get our packaging ready for shipping, and the online store is coming soon!
This weekend, we will be at a local farmers market. Getting out in the community and sharing our Peaceful Blends Skincare Line has been so fun.
We also were blessed with extra eggs, so we have learned about candling and packaging eggs. Another new skill here on the homestead.
Thank you for following our adventures, we appreciate you so much.
Fire Cider- First Batch
First batch of Fire Cider is done to add to our Stay Healthy winter arsenal. Saved the discards and made a chutney.
Have you made fire cider?
If so, do you save the discards? How do you use them?
Homemade Laundry Soap
Do you make laundry soap?
What is your favorite recipe?
Today I used:
1/2 bar grated Fels-Naptha soap
Full bar grated Zote Soap
3 cups Borax
3 cups Super Washing Soda
2 1/2 cups Baking Soda.
Small scoop for light loads, slightly soiled.
Big scoop for big jobs.
Store in container of your choice.