Natural Solutions

Harvesting and Using Spruce Tips (who knew you could eat a tree?)

This year we are harvesting spruce tips and drying them for later use. Spruce tips are wonderfully high in vitamin C and can be made into a tea to use for chest congestion and an immune boost. Spruce also has antiseptic properties that can help with pneumonia, croup, and whopping cough. It has been used… Read More Harvesting and Using Spruce Tips (who knew you could eat a tree?)

Goats

The Basics of Buying and Owning Your First Goat(s)

Whether  you are just gathering information about dairy goats or you have made the decision to purchase this article will be a great place to get the basic information you need for getting started. When I first started researching diary goats I read everything and anything I could get my hands on and talked to… Read More The Basics of Buying and Owning Your First Goat(s)

home projects

How to Make Your Subfloor Look Like Hand-scraped Wood.

We are in the middle of full kitchen remodel that got put on a slight hold for the summer (thanks to all our other house projects). This left me with plain subfloor that not only looked terrible, but was not conducive to a freshly mobile baby and a toddler. My husband suggested getting a cheap… Read More How to Make Your Subfloor Look Like Hand-scraped Wood.