Helpful Herbs: Columbine

The Columbine plant is a hardy wildflower that thrives in cooler climates.  Their unique flowers make a beautiful addition to any garden, and they are useful for their healing properties as well. Columbines’ flowers are bell-like and spurred, and their name is Latin for “dove” as the blossoms are said to resemble five doves clustered … More Helpful Herbs: Columbine

Wintertime Planning

  When you’ve got livestock, even just chickens and geese, there’s no real off season.  Animals require attention year round, 24/7, and even more so when the weather freezes.  Nonetheless, winter does allow us to unwind from the tasks of weeding and harvesting in the garden, and having a few hours of the day to … More Wintertime Planning

Helpful Herbs: Yarrow

A hardy perennial with fernlike leaves and clusters of aromatic flowers, Yarrow was is a wild flower with a rich history in healing.  The bright flowers of the Yarrow plant make it a pretty feature in any garden, and its resilience makes it easy to grow in many climates. Yarrow is usually started from seed and, since … More Helpful Herbs: Yarrow

Helpful Herbs: Tansy

Easy to grow, and thriving wild in almost any soil, tansy is one of the easiest herbs you can add to your garden and it will reward you with dozens of medicinal properties. The negative side of growing tansy is that it is an invasive plant, and will take over your garden if not carefully controlled.  A … More Helpful Herbs: Tansy