Category: The farmgirl life

DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary

Back in early September, not long after we moved out here, I ordered a bunch of dried herbs, including Dandelion Root, Devil’s Claw Root, Feverfew, Peppermint, Oatstraw, and several others from Mountain Rose Herbs so that I could try out different herbal tinctures. Well,… Continue Reading “DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary”

When You’re a Country Girl (memoirs)

Running barefoot in the morning grass, the freshly-cut blades sticking to your feet.  Mom won’t let you back into the house until you’ve sprayed your feet with the water hose but, even after the grass is all gone, the bottoms of them stay green for a… Continue Reading “When You’re a Country Girl (memoirs)”

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza with Lamb

We’re blessed to live down the street from a major farmers market, and last fall, I purchased several pounds of ground lamb.  Tim refuses to eat it so it’s taken me a while to get through it all, but since he was away for… Continue Reading “Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza with Lamb”

Takin’ the plunge

After four years of wishing and wanting and hem-hawing around, I’m finally taking the plunge to seriously study herbalism.  

Homemade Deodorant Powder

Today’s mass market deodorant is full of aluminum, perfume, and a dozen other unpronounceable ingredients.  If you’re like me, your body has said, “Nope, no way!” and it’s gone on strike, leaving you with red, itchy armpits that are only soothed by a rough… Continue Reading “Homemade Deodorant Powder”

The heart of a farmgirl…

The holiday season, for some reason, makes me long to spend time in farm supply stores. Now, you probably just cocked your head to one side like a confused canine as you stared at these words on your screen, so let me explain.

New phone, sewing, and… Latter Day Saints?

My eyes are barely open as I’m writing this, meaning this post will probably be somewhat brief.  It’s been pouring down rain all day, which is my absolute favorite type of weather, but it’s made me sleepy and longing to crawl beneath the quilts… Continue Reading “New phone, sewing, and… Latter Day Saints?”

Hearty Fall Chili

I made this chili this weekend and it was so delicious that I wanted to share.  And it makes a lot of food (as you’ll see from the pictures below), so you’ll be eating it for a few days!