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Pickling Eggs

The time is coming where our lovely lady chickens will start pumping out more eggs than we will know what to do with. There are many ways to rid yourself of the surplus, like selling to your neighbors, but I want to share with you how to pickle those little gold filled gems. There are [...]

Fermenting Food

Fermenting food. Sounds weird, I know, but bear with me. If you have ever eaten sauerkraut, you have had fermented cabbage, but you can do this with basically any fruit or veggie. They even ferment cheese, but I haven't delved into that pit. It couldn't be that much different I don't figure, but I know [...]

Collecting Pine Pitch

I want to start off by saying that winter is not the best time to be collecting pine pitch, but it is the best time to learn knew things you can try when spring comes back around. During this time of physical rest I believe is the best time to mentally workout. FUN FACT: Amber [...]

All About That Pine Bark

Pine bark tea, along with pine needle tea, has been used as a vitamin C supplement to prevent scurvy. It is also high in antioxidants like the pine needles. I would say it is a great alternative to needle tea if your pine needles are out of reach. I personally only have a small section [...]

Identifying Pine Trees

I know, I know. This probably would have been a great post to go with first, but I never actually planned my Pine Tree series. It was just something that formed naturally. I have released posts as I have been able to create them. I hope the previous posts have inspired you to learn more [...]

Infused Cleaning Vinegar-DIY

I am using pine needles in this video because it is in my Pine Tree Series, but you can use citrus fruit peels like orange, lemon, or grapefruit also. Of course you could add rosemary, lavender, or other fragrant herbs to change the smell as well. Experiment with different quantities of different herbs and see [...]

Pine Needle Oxymel-DIY

Oxymels are infusions of herbs in apple cider vinegar and honey. They are really good for cold and flu remedies, soothing sore throats, calming coughs, and giving the immune system a boost. FUN-FACT: Oxymel comes from the Greek word oxymeli, which translates to “acid and honey,” and has been documented from back to the time of [...]