Growing Your Own Food is Amazingly Powerful and Freeing

When going off grid, you need skills and lots of them. This is the reason we’re going partly off grid in our current house on 1 acre. It won’t serve us to buy some land and then figure it out. We’re studying, experimenting, learning and growing into our place as off gridders. One of theContinue reading “Growing Your Own Food is Amazingly Powerful and Freeing”

Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve Me

When it comes to our journey to living off the grid, there is so much to learn, so much to research, study and master. We need to gain so much knowledge for such a radically alternative lifestyle to what we’re supposed to see as normal or socially acceptable. While improving our knowledge and thus improvingContinue reading “Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve Me”

Our off Grid Journey

I’m being guided to share our journey to going off grid. We’re not there yet, we’re still living in Wisconsin in the suburbs. We’ve been working on our off grid goal, making life, financial and mindset changes and learning all we can. We see this as a learning experience to help us gain the knowledgeContinue reading “Our off Grid Journey”

Echinacea – The Great Herbal Diplomat

Beautiful, Medicinal, Magick echinacea has 9 different species, in this article we are discussing E. purpurea, the purple cone flower. Echinacea is an amazing herb and was once esteemed in the medical industry until man made antibiotics were introduced circa 1950. Of course, man is not able to make anything that can out do orContinue reading “Echinacea – The Great Herbal Diplomat”

Burdock, The Inspiration for Velcro

Anyone whose spent any significant time in nature has come across burdock. The seed pods, often called “burrs” get stuck on everything, our clothes, hair, pets, shoe laces, everything!! Farmers often see this magickal and medicinal plant as a weed. Herbalists, the Native Americans and others who work and heal with plants, know the trueContinue reading “Burdock, The Inspiration for Velcro”

Plantain, Mother of Herbs

Plantain, the weed, not the small banana-type fruit, came from the settlers who first came to America. This small, medicinal, nutritive, magickal plant grew in the paths of the settlers, following them to their colonies. The Native Americans noticed this and nicknamed the weed “White Man’s Foot” The American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth LongfellowContinue reading “Plantain, Mother of Herbs”

Violet, a Sweet Little Weed

Violets are happy little flower with heart shaped leaves with smooth, rounded teeth that are considered invasive weeds. They are found where humans are, lawns, gardens, side walk cracks and along trail sides. They are generally perannuals or annual weeds and a few are small shrubs that bloom in early spring and early summer andContinue reading “Violet, a Sweet Little Weed”

Chickweed – Small and Mighty

Chickweed is an small, invasive annual, very common, wild and powerful little “weed” that can annoy gardeners and delight herbalists when wildcrafted in safe areas. It’s scientific name, Stellaria media means “star” due to it’s 5 petals. The 5 points on a pentagram represent the 5 elements of the earth, water, fire, air, earth andContinue reading “Chickweed – Small and Mighty”

Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries

Who doesn’t love fresh picked, sweet, healthy blueberries? They make great smoothies, muffins, cakes, juice, syrup, plant medicine, offer protection and much, much more!!! Blueberries (vaccinium corymbosum) have a long history of medicinal, magickal and culinary uses and have traveled the world!! There are about 450 species of blueberries, including bilberry, huckleberry and cranberry. TheyContinue reading “Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries”

Heart Healthy Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a beautiful plant often used to add beauty to a yard or garden. It’s a beautiful and hardy, slow growing plant that has been known to live up to 200 years. There are around 300 species of this plant, some are short, small and shrub-like. Others are large, beautiful trees. All have berries,Continue reading “Heart Healthy Hawthorn”

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