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Borage

BORAGE

Do you suffer from stress?  Do you need a moment’s respite from the cares of the day?  Make yourself a cup of Borage Tea to wind down. Borage Tea 1 teaspoon dried Borage leaves and flowers 1 cup boiling water Pour water over dried Borage leaves and flowers Let steep for 10 minutes Sip slowly…

Compliments of Arkive.org

SWEET CLOVER

It almost looks like alfalfa until its yellow or white flowers bloom.  When you cut it, it smells heavenly.  When you dry it for tea, you know you’ve prepared something that will feed you. In ages past, before innerspring mattresses, when many people stuffed a mattress with herbs, hair, fibers and plants for bedding, sweet…

Compliments of SustainableHomesteading.com

Osha Root  

If you are lucky enough to live in the mountainous West of the United States, you will come across Osha Root naturally.  Because the this plant is in danger of becoming extinct, if you live in the western mountains, only harvest Osha Root in the fall when the seeds are already loose in their seed…

Who Is God Designing You To Be? Guest Post

OUT OUR WAY:    “Brother John!”             “There are different types of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” [1 Cor. 12:4]          Out our way, we know folks have different talents and skills and we are glad of it.   Not…

plantain

The Plantain Oil Experiment

Plantain oil is an excellent topical for skin irritations, bug bites, skin allergies and rashes.  The oil also works for ear irritations, such as “swimmer’s ear.”  Plantain is a “weed” (although I’m beginning to wonder if there are any useless plants), and as such, it grows readily in most locations. Because of its abundance, I…