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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 [...]

Pine Pitch Candles

Pine Pitch Candles are mentioned inBlood 4 Honor: Part 1. Chapter 5. IylaraOther chapters can be found here. NOTE: Due to the weather this week, and general time consumption that comes with self-processing duck and deer meat, as well as with raising a rambunctious 15 month old that has already pretty much figured out how [...]

Pine Tar Salve DIY

Benefits of Pine Tar: AntisepticAnti-inflammatoryAnti-fungalAntimicrobial Pine tar has a very strong scent, but is very beneficial for things like eczema, splinters, minor skin irritations, bug bites, dry skin patches, blistery rashes (like from poison ivy), and more. Essential Oils help cut down on the tar scent a little bit, plus lend their own individual benefits [...]

Crochet DIY: Potholders

I am learning how to read and write patterns as I go, so I’m starting small on this new venture. I hope that my dumbing down and explaining of things to learn myself will help some of you guys out as well. I have looked at a few patterns for things that just blew my [...]

Moisturizing Lip Balm DIY

I figured out real quick that any form of video how-to is out of the question at this moment in my life...because children. Got to love them. I took some pictures to help walk you through the process in place of video. I leave out how much of each essential oils I use, because that’s [...]

When Heaven Cries

A follow up to Death’s Door. The pitter-patter of raindrops on my face coaxes me back to the edge of consciousness. I’m not sure how, but I force my eyes open. They are dry and painful, but— Subscriber Content “Water!” I cry out with a rasping voice, sitting upright painfully. My muscles are stiff, and [...]

Death’s Door—A Short Story

I’m in a place in my life where I am trying to write stories with hope, so if it is too dark for you, just know that where there is life, there is always hope. “This stream is dried out too,” I say weakly, patting my horse’s chestnut side more to comfort myself than her, [...]

Feet In The Dirt

In my last blog, I mentioned grounding, and that is what I am going to talk about today. I know most of you either don’t actually know what it is, or think it is akin to witchcraft. I mention the latter because I live in the Bible Belt where pretty much anything could be considered [...]