Blackberry

Blackberry, Rubus fruticosus, is a sprawling, thorny bush that grows to around 12 ft. and belongs to the Rosaceae (Rose) family. It has palm-shaped leaves with 3-5 lobes, white to pale pink flowers, and clusters of black berries, per the name. Related to dewberry, R. caesius, that has fruit with fewer, larger segments and a [...]

Tweaks and Revamps

I love to make things, but I am also a perfectionist. Being what I am, I am always looking to learn if the way I am doing things is the best way, and I change accordingly. You cannot grow without changing the way you do things from time to time, and it is my desire [...]

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 [...]

Everybody Is Kung Flu Fighting

In light of the toilet paper crisis COVID-19 (I prefer calling it Kung flu) has induced, I felt the need to share a nifty herb called Mullein, or as I like to call it--Nature's Toilet Paper. Humans have lived thousands of years without the modern commodity everyone is freaking out over recently, but convenience in [...]